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Old 03-16-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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Default Area (square miles) of all Metropolitan Statistical Areas

I've been searching for information about the size (in area) of all the US Metropolitan Statistical Areas. I was able to find some population tables on the 2000 Census site.

[url]http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t29/index.html[/url]

Does anyone have data for a similar list, showing the Area of all the MSAs?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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I think there is a table for download here

Census Bureau Home Page
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Sorry for the extreme exactness but the source I use goes into decimals.

And this is from 2000 btw.

Metro Areas by Area in Square Miles(1,000+ square miles), 2000
1 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 27,259.864894
2 Anchorage, AK 26,378.753838
3 Elko, NV 21,354.706605
4 Flagstaff, AZ 18,617.423978
5 Pahrump, NV 18,146.661885
6 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14,572.732323
7 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 13,311.641415
8 Boise City-Nampa, ID 11,787.730936
9 Rock Springs, WY 10,425.298440
10 Ontario, OR-ID 10,294.608116
11 Bishop, CA 10,203.099817
12 Salt Lake City, UT 9,538.778971
13 St. Louis, MO-IL 9,391.773821
14 Albuquerque, NM 9,287.810523
15 Tucson, AZ 9,186.265290
16 Riverton, WY 9,182.271156
17 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,989.620096
18 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,928.234033
19 Duluth, MN-WI 8,394.627818
20 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,376.488350
21 Denver-Aurora, CO 8,369.273159
22 Bakersfield, CA 8,140.964479
23 Prescott, AZ 8,123.301201
24 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 7,910.335322
25 Kansas City, MO-KS 7,856.543190
26 Fairbanks, AK 7,366.243814
27 San Antonio, TX 7,340.445789
28 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 7,212.007714
29 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 6,725.852233
30 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 6,684.095973
31 Alamogordo, NM 6,626.500998
32 Reno-Sparks, NV 6,605.724335
33 Kodiak, AK 6,559.845504
34 Safford, AZ 6,476.316149
35 Tulsa, OK 6,280.909052
36 Rapid City, SD 6,246.779269
37 Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 6,169.448097
38 Roswell, NM 6,070.861666
39 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,063.069247
40 Fresno, CA 5,962.725399
41 Klamath Falls, OR 5,944.186079
42 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,894.019873
43 Espanola, NM 5,857.631637
44 Brigham City, UT 5,723.343222
45 Richmond, VA 5,711.804908
46 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 5,686.680556
47 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,627.129845
48 Oklahoma City, OK 5,517.738462
49 Yuma, AZ 5,514.089034
50 Farmington, NM 5,514.017196
51 Gallup, NM 5,448.720618
52 Provo-Orem, UT 5,390.070150
53 Casper, WY 5,339.881965
54 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 5,298.033995
55 Pittsburgh, PA 5,279.559398
56 Pendleton-Hermiston, OR 5,247.640692
57 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 5,125.566603
58 Helena, MT 5,117.595593
59 Kalispell, MT 5,098.336944
60 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 5,094.133485
61 Roseburg, OR 5,036.624662
62 Fallon, NV 4,929.078991
63 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 4,850.275391
64 Ruidoso, NM 4,830.968036
65 Visalia-Porterville, CA 4,823.967796
66 Gillette, WY 4,796.759049
67 Payson, AZ 4,767.703262
68 Minot, ND 4,761.740682
69 Wenatchee, WA 4,741.893439
70 Las Vegas, NM 4,717.040313
71 Billings, MT 4,683.145369
72 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,629.634009
73 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 4,572.042274
74 Susanville, CA 4,557.267296
75 Eugene-Springfield, OR 4,554.004254
76 Grants, NM 4,539.214116
77 Vernal, UT 4,477.074424
78 Jackson, WY-ID 4,458.122423
79 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 4,398.219792
80 Hobbs, NM 4,392.956960
81 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 4,362.581893
82 Yakima, WA 4,296.229686
83 Laramie, WY 4,272.750155
84 Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,224.019916
85 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4,199.890877
86 Carlsbad-Artesia, NM 4,182.021661
87 El Centro, CA 4,174.732440
88 Wichita, KS 4,148.365335
89 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 4,135.412646
90 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 4,090.342056
91 Baton Rouge, LA 4,029.934670
92 Hilo, HI 4,028.017711
93 Fort Smith, AR-OK 4,000.830199
94 North Platte, NE 3,993.638340
95 Greeley, CO 3,992.446952
96 Columbus, OH 3,984.117553
97 Silver City, NM 3,965.881513
98 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 3,914.074846
99 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 3,863.438297
100 Las Cruces, NM 3,807.183602
101 Redding, CA 3,785.194719
102 Jackson, MS 3,726.144465
103 Columbia, SC 3,701.218998
104 Amarillo, TX 3,660.498199
105 Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA 3,572.487598
106 Bismarck, ND 3,559.356397
107 Ukiah, CA 3,508.970356
108 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 3,506.801099
109 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 3,490.706274
110 Grand Forks, ND-MN 3,408.177638
111 Bangor, ME 3,395.726056
112 Lebanon, NH-VT 3,372.850252
113 Laredo, TX 3,356.833369
114 Grand Junction, CO 3,327.745922
115 Burley, ID 3,326.068896
116 Salinas, CA 3,321.953141
117 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 3,304.321432
118 Cedar City, UT 3,297.975638
119 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 3,278.851885
120 Topeka, KS 3,242.406337
121 Jacksonville, FL 3,220.548392
122 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 3,172.036245
123 Del Rio, TX 3,170.377869
124 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 3,153.360856
125 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 3,098.266988
126 Mountain Home, ID 3,077.574369
127 Bend, OR 3,018.154394
128 Brainerd, MN 3,014.164332
129 Springfield, MO 3,010.196605
130 Prineville, OR 2,979.381698
131 Deming, NM 2,965.088856
132 Idaho Falls, ID 2,963.560797
133 Red Bluff, CA 2,950.987066
134 Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA 2,945.493232
135 Rochester, NY 2,931.413125
136 Havre, MT 2,896.361214
137 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,879.192440
138 Aberdeen, SD 2,858.650181
139 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,827.891504
140 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 2,823.524086
141 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 2,817.378621
142 Fargo, ND-MN 2,810.472406
143 Medford, OR 2,785.193301
144 Abilene, TX 2,745.236764
145 Madison, WI 2,738.355203
146 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 2,737.011433
147 Montgomery, AL 2,724.923351
148 Juneau, AK 2,716.669485
149 Great Falls, MT 2,697.903613
150 Cheyenne, WY 2,686.051551
151 Ogdensburg-Massena, NY 2,685.597024
152 Colorado Springs, CO 2,683.511409
153 Moses Lake, WA 2,681.060861
154 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,679.746046
155 Pecos, TX 2,635.876576
156 Wichita Falls, TX 2,635.179173
157 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,627.575379
158 Utica-Rome, NY 2,623.952709
159 Tuscaloosa, AL 2,613.971371
160 Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,609.048129
161 Bozeman, MT 2,605.841995
162 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 2,601.300603
163 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 2,598.444075
164 Missoula, MT 2,597.966494
165 Charleston-North Charleston, SC 2,590.953925
166 Sioux Falls, SD 2,579.098350
167 San Angelo, TX 2,573.572775
168 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,553.982206
169 Charleston, WV 2,532.144205
170 Twin Falls, ID 2,524.861807
171 Sheridan, WY 2,523.319044
172 Pocatello, ID 2,518.863827
173 Bemidji, MN 2,505.271051
174 Dickinson, ND 2,489.572515
175 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 2,473.082269
176 Peoria, IL 2,470.332857
177 Berlin, NH-VT 2,465.582993
178 Portales, NM 2,448.495075
179 Marinette, WI-MI 2,445.278588
180 St. George, UT 2,426.624803
181 Centralia, WA 2,407.637204
182 Syracuse, NY 2,389.451322
183 Pueblo, CO 2,388.687159
184 Tallahassee, FL 2,387.267398
185 Lake Charles, LA 2,384.081800
186 City of The Dalles, OR 2,381.047091
187 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 2,339.609822
188 Rexburg, ID 2,338.281990
189 Kingsville, TX 2,327.742090
190 Ellensburg, WA 2,297.186470
191 Albany-Lebanon, OR 2,292.175482
192 Evansville, IN-KY 2,290.807712
193 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 2,268.922311
194 Jefferson City, MO 2,252.906019
195 Victoria, TX 2,248.337164
196 Montrose, CO 2,240.611785
197 Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA 2,235.414611
198 Jamestown, ND 2,221.402732
199 Taos, NM 2,203.169390
200 Wahpeton, ND-MN 2,188.143226
201 Pierre, SD 2,184.201164
202 Ottawa-Streator, IL 2,163.275969
203 Clarksville, TN-KY 2,162.192245
204 Meridian, MS 2,160.909978
205 Pullman, WA 2,159.372693
206 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 2,154.281989
207 Madera, CA 2,135.861458
208 Lynchburg, VA 2,124.123589
209 Bellingham, WA 2,119.533473
210 Raleigh-Cary, NC 2,115.801240
211 College Station-Bryan, TX 2,105.888784
212 Blackfoot, ID 2,094.734254
213 Chattanooga, TN-GA 2,089.428074
214 Evanston, WY 2,081.663285
215 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 2,080.324197
216 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 2,073.152437
217 Williston, ND 2,070.457472
218 Edwards, CO 2,064.768066
219 Pine Bluff, AR 2,043.755921
220 Guymon, OK 2,037.158301
221 La Grande, OR 2,036.554493
222 Asheville, NC 2,033.075556
223 Naples-Marco Island, FL 2,025.341443
224 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 2,012.018630
225 Cedar Rapids, IA 2,009.139797
226 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,004.404829
227 Greensboro-High Point, NC 2,003.219129
228 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 2,002.083478
229 Fernley, NV 1,993.687719
230 Fergus Falls, MN 1,979.708898
231 Alexandria, LA 1,967.655486
232 Columbus, GA-AL 1,937.036537
233 Albany, GA 1,933.684456
234 Merced, CA 1,928.694535
235 Salem, OR 1,924.979685
236 Wilmington, NC 1,924.401002
237 Champaign-Urbana, IL 1,922.726948
238 Aberdeen, WA 1,916.886866
239 Santa Fe, NM 1,909.190083
240 Lakeland, FL 1,874.381464
241 Roanoke, VA 1,873.689252
242 Green Bay, WI 1,869.281125
243 Knoxville, TN 1,856.975281
244 Pampa, TX 1,852.369073
245 Springfield, MA 1,849.461471
246 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,845.299044
247 Sterling, CO 1,838.523726
248 Manhattan, KS 1,838.483232
249 Logan, UT-ID 1,829.956823
250 Marquette, MI 1,821.051401
251 Lubbock, TX 1,799.006501
252 Longview, TX 1,785.222258
253 Corpus Christi, TX 1,779.327619
254 Durham, NC 1,765.318818
255 Spokane, WA 1,763.635983
256 St. Cloud, MN 1,752.793272
257 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 1,748.617749
258 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 1,746.641119
259 Russellville, AR 1,739.791557
260 Port Angeles, WA 1,739.452356
261 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 1,735.138330
262 Macon, GA 1,724.634154
263 Dothan, AL 1,718.436306
264 Dayton, OH 1,708.400781
265 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,707.056071
266 Glens Falls, NY 1,704.729493
267 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,703.540760
268 Traverse City, MI 1,695.869018
269 Durango, CO 1,692.150461
270 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 1,679.279395
271 St. Joseph, MO-KS 1,661.289661
272 Charlottesville, VA 1,649.173544
273 Eau Claire, WI 1,648.069792
274 Grants Pass, OR 1,639.590801
275 Chico, CA 1,639.488429
276 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,638.475814
277 Malone, NY 1,631.487145
278 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,628.972661
279 Brookings, OR 1,627.382875
280 Emporia, KS 1,626.756163
281 Toledo, OH 1,619.520732
282 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1,617.932327
283 Rochester, MN 1,617.522344
284 Hattiesburg, MS 1,610.821400
285 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 1,600.923472
286 Grand Island, NE 1,600.742658
287 Coos Bay, OR 1,600.479862
288 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 1,596.346694
289 Valdosta, GA 1,588.793627
290 Ocala, FL 1,578.858302
291 Norfolk, NE 1,576.319432
292 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 1,575.878327
293 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 1,569.746367
294 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1,567.157885
295 Sault Ste. Marie, MI 1,561.061955
296 Uvalde, TX 1,556.547638
297 Houghton, MI 1,552.694374
298 Wausau, WI 1,544.961797
299 Canon City, CO 1,532.929589
300 New Bern, NC 1,517.246384
301 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,514.773279
302 Worcester, MA 1,513.063936
303 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR 1,511.847034
304 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1,507.524816
305 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 1,503.223802
306 Andrews, TX 1,500.638035
307 Hereford, TX 1,497.335135
308 Modesto, CA 1,493.790659
309 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,489.144521
310 Monroe, LA 1,488.130285
311 Scottsbluff, NE 1,485.491050
312 Lewiston, ID-WA 1,484.423381
313 Kearney, NE 1,484.022967
314 Tupelo, MS 1,479.247840
315 Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,478.788287
316 Price, UT 1,478.457821
317 Lexington, NE 1,471.096255
318 Jonesboro, AR 1,468.578362
319 Terre Haute, IN 1,464.995772
320 Winston-Salem, NC 1,462.172071
321 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,459.896358
322 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,459.362904
323 Salina, KS 1,440.724098
324 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 1,435.742567
325 Harrison, AR 1,414.145900
326 Lincoln, NE 1,413.634245
327 Clovis, NM 1,405.949449
328 Stockton, CA 1,399.282327
329 Corning, NY 1,392.642474
330 Hanford-Corcoran, CA 1,390.992747
331 Huntsville, AL 1,372.971851
332 Alexander City, AL 1,370.376442
333 Laurel, MS 1,369.820339
334 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 1,366.156276
335 Fort Wayne, IN 1,362.728070
336 Quincy, IL-MO 1,361.641369
337 Florence, SC 1,360.986709
338 Camden, AR 1,360.724806
339 Savannah, GA 1,359.239002
340 Hope, AR 1,348.727316
341 Ardmore, OK 1,339.173490
342 Fort Polk South, LA 1,328.413261
343 Bloomington, IN 1,321.252309
344 Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 1,312.577875
345 Olean, NY 1,309.852303
346 McAlester, OK 1,305.940811
347 Garden City, KS 1,301.774309
348 Brunswick, GA 1,300.217920
349 Fort Morgan, CO 1,285.360609
350 Eagle Pass, TX 1,280.075258
351 Lafayette, IN 1,278.359803
352 Decatur, AL 1,275.595866
353 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 1,272.201766
354 Walla Walla, WA 1,270.505170
355 Joplin, MO 1,266.149638
356 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 1,263.993217
357 Roanoke Rapids, NC 1,261.835887
358 Galesburg, IL 1,258.801538
359 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 1,258.730009
360 Huron, SD 1,258.696135
361 Clearlake, CA 1,257.958819
362 Natchitoches, LA 1,255.447130
363 Hutchinson, KS 1,254.418253
364 Iron Mountain, MI-WI 1,254.370286
365 Waycross, GA 1,245.545751
366 Coeur d'Alene, ID 1,245.119870
367 Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC 1,242.976267
368 Woodward, OK 1,242.300501
369 Enterprise-Ozark, AL 1,240.063989
370 Nogales, AZ 1,237.633947
371 Williamsport, PA 1,234.853453
372 Yuba City, CA 1,233.237033
373 Ketchikan, AK 1,233.223619
374 Mobile, AL 1,233.090892
375 Binghamton, NY 1,225.514938
376 Gainesville, FL 1,223.137247
377 Rio Grande City-Roma, TX 1,223.024321
378 Greenwood, MS 1,219.660917
379 Pascagoula, MS 1,205.193090
380 Mankato-North Mankato, MN 1,204.651332
381 Watertown, SD 1,194.536837
382 Bloomington-Normal, IL 1,183.527447
383 Iowa City, IA 1,183.192155
384 Springfield, IL 1,182.429507
385 Heber, UT 1,177.389136
386 Abbeville, LA 1,173.781398
387 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 1,172.724372
388 Escanaba, MI 1,170.025159
389 De Ridder, LA 1,160.091655
390 Kahului-Wailuku, HI 1,159.196089
391 Natchez, MS-LA 1,156.171027
392 Clewiston, FL 1,152.534155
393 Columbia, MO 1,151.165275
394 Sayre, PA 1,150.665628
395 Platteville, WI 1,147.850003
396 DuBois, PA 1,147.315626
397 Cookeville, TN 1,143.318862
398 Longview, WA 1,138.643270
399 McComb, MS 1,138.488475
400 Hastings, NE 1,136.440876
401 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC 1,133.681947
402 Cadillac, MI 1,132.239110
403 Port St. Lucie, FL 1,128.060716
404 Kingston, NY 1,126.477228
405 Winfield, KS 1,126.236668
406 Dublin, GA 1,116.532164
407 Bay City, TX 1,114.460440
408 Tullahoma, TN 1,112.540033
409 State College, PA 1,107.533149
410 Orangeburg, SC 1,106.156551
411 Kerrville, TX 1,106.122474
412 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 1,103.249698
413 Dodge City, KS 1,098.498111
414 Branson, MO 1,095.580038
415 El Campo, TX 1,090.131314
416 Stephenville, TX 1,086.327632
417 Scottsboro, AL 1,078.743248
418 Moscow, ID 1,076.653238
419 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 1,075.931801
420 Somerset, PA 1,074.658824
421 Palestine, TX 1,070.793929
422 Lawton, OK 1,069.345192
423 Winchester, VA-WV 1,065.681124
424 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY 1,062.047554
425 Fredericksburg, TX 1,061.062273
426 Enid, OK 1,058.391309
427 Paducah, KY-IL 1,057.320972
428 Walterboro, SC 1,056.356208
429 Jacksonville, TX 1,052.215304
430 Rocky Mount, NC 1,045.294560
431 Fayetteville, NC 1,043.931381
432 Pontiac, IL 1,043.759816
433 Waco, TX 1,041.882766
434 Ruston, LA 1,041.130392
435 Plattsburgh, NY 1,038.949486
436 El Dorado, AR 1,038.902508
437 Eufaula, AL-GA 1,036.446951
438 Searcy, AR 1,034.029454
439 Athens-Clarke County, GA 1,031.486910
440 Sebring, FL 1,028.269144
441 Fort Madison-Keokuk, IA-MO 1,024.703382
442 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,018.189208
443 Danville, VA 1,013.820940
444 El Paso, TX 1,013.106131
445 Meadville, PA 1,012.723379
446 La Crosse, WI-MN 1,011.146487
447 Lafayette, LA 1,009.687081
448 Morgantown, WV 1,009.483393
449 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 1,008.258772
450 Crescent City, CA 1,007.812209
451 Corsicana, TX 1,007.664553
452 Mount Vernon, IL 1,006.119756
453 Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 1,005.432861
454 Plainview, TX 1,004.653961
455 Oneonta, NY 1,002.795089
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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Top 100 Population Per Square Mile, 2000
1 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 2,724.3
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2,549.5
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1,667.4
4 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 1,552.5
5 Honolulu, HI 1,460.8
6 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,410.3
7 New Haven-Milford, CT 1,360.6
8 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 1,261.6
9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1,252.2
10 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,228.4
11 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1,137.6
12 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,071.7
13 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,028.0
14 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 988.8
15 Baltimore-Towson, MD 978.5
16 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 977.0
17 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 938.1
18 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 852.3
19 Akron, OH 767.8
20 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 758.3
21 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 746.6
22 Flint, MI 681.9
23 El Paso, TX 670.8
24 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 670.0
25 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 647.8
26 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 599.9
27 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 585.8
28 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 574.2
29 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 574.1
30 Racine, WI 566.9
31 Barnstable Town, MA 561.9
32 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 548.6
33 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 528.1
34 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 516.4
35 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 507.3
36 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 507.1
37 Dayton, OH 496.5
38 Worcester, MA 496.3
39 Lancaster, PA 495.9
40 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 489.7
41 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 475.8
42 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 471.1
43 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 467.7
44 Pittsburgh, PA 460.5
45 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 456.9
46 Ann Arbor, MI 454.8
47 Atlantic City, NJ 450.1
48 Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 449.5
49 Reading, PA 435.0
50 Manchester-Nashua, NH 434.6
51 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 429.4
52 York-Hanover, PA 422.1
53 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 421.3
54 Canton-Massillon, OH 419.2
55 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 417.5
56 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 408.2
57 Toledo, OH 407.0
58 Columbus, OH 404.8
59 Rockford, IL 402.8
59 Stockton, CA 402.8
61 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 401.9
62 Ocean City, NJ 401.0
63 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 394.8
64 Elkhart-Goshen, IN 394.1
65 Norwich-New London, CT 389.1
66 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 384.1
67 Raleigh-Cary, NC 376.7
68 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 370.1
69 Boulder, CO 369.9
70 Springfield, MA 367.7
71 Carson City, NV 365.9
72 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 362.8
73 Springfield, OH 362.0
74 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 357.4
75 Rochester, NY 354.0
76 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 353.9
77 Gainesville, GA 353.8
78 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 352.7
79 Erie, PA 350.2
80 Jacksonville, FL 348.6
81 Oak Harbor, WA 343.3
82 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 334.3
83 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 333.5
84 Lebanon, PA 332.5
85 Knoxville, TN 331.8
86 Mobile, AL 324.3
87 Fayetteville, NC 322.4
88 Greensboro-High Point, NC 321.2
89 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 321.0
90 Spartanburg, SC 313.0
91 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 312.5
92 Sandusky, OH 312.1
93 Burlington, NC 304.2
94 Muncie, IN 302.0
95 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 299.3
96 Modesto, CA 299.2
97 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 297.3
98 Austin-Round Rock, TX 295.9
99 Anderson, IN 295.0
100 Warner Robins, GA 294.0
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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Top 100 Population Per Square Mile, 2000
1 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 2,724.3
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2,549.5
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1,667.4
4 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 1,552.5
5 Honolulu, HI 1,460.8
6 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,410.3
7 New Haven-Milford, CT 1,360.6
8 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 1,261.6
9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1,252.2
10 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,228.4
11 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1,137.6
12 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,071.7
13 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,028.0
14 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 988.8
15 Baltimore-Towson, MD 978.5
16 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 977.0
17 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 938.1
18 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 852.3
19 Akron, OH 767.8
20 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 758.3
21 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 746.6
22 Flint, MI 681.9
23 El Paso, TX 670.8
24 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 670.0
25 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 647.8
26 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 599.9
27 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 585.8
28 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 574.2
29 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 574.1
30 Racine, WI 566.9
31 Barnstable Town, MA 561.9
32 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 548.6
33 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 528.1
34 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 516.4
35 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 507.3
36 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 507.1
37 Dayton, OH 496.5
38 Worcester, MA 496.3
39 Lancaster, PA 495.9
40 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 489.7
41 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 475.8
42 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 471.1
43 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 467.7
44 Pittsburgh, PA 460.5
45 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 456.9
46 Ann Arbor, MI 454.8
47 Atlantic City, NJ 450.1
48 Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 449.5
49 Reading, PA 435.0
50 Manchester-Nashua, NH 434.6
51 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 429.4
52 York-Hanover, PA 422.1
53 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 421.3
54 Canton-Massillon, OH 419.2
55 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 417.5
56 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 408.2
57 Toledo, OH 407.0
58 Columbus, OH 404.8
59 Rockford, IL 402.8
59 Stockton, CA 402.8
61 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 401.9
62 Ocean City, NJ 401.0
63 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 394.8
64 Elkhart-Goshen, IN 394.1
65 Norwich-New London, CT 389.1
66 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 384.1
67 Raleigh-Cary, NC 376.7
68 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 370.1
69 Boulder, CO 369.9
70 Springfield, MA 367.7
71 Carson City, NV 365.9
72 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 362.8
73 Springfield, OH 362.0
74 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 357.4
75 Rochester, NY 354.0
76 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 353.9
77 Gainesville, GA 353.8
78 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 352.7
79 Erie, PA 350.2
80 Jacksonville, FL 348.6
81 Oak Harbor, WA 343.3
82 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 334.3
83 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 333.5
84 Lebanon, PA 332.5
85 Knoxville, TN 331.8
86 Mobile, AL 324.3
87 Fayetteville, NC 322.4
88 Greensboro-High Point, NC 321.2
89 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 321.0
90 Spartanburg, SC 313.0
91 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 312.5
92 Sandusky, OH 312.1
93 Burlington, NC 304.2
94 Muncie, IN 302.0
95 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 299.3
96 Modesto, CA 299.2
97 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 297.3
98 Austin-Round Rock, TX 295.9
99 Anderson, IN 295.0
100 Warner Robins, GA 294.0
Not bad at all considering the majority of the "land" is protected wetlands. Only 1116 square miles of the 5125 is urbanized. That's not even 22% of the "land" total..... that is if you can call the other 4000 square miles "land".
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:55 PM
 
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flagstaff has a larger metro area than Phoenix?!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:26 AM
 
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It's because the U.S. Census Bureau defines metro areas by "Counties". No matter how small the core community is, the entire County must be included when defining the metro area, according to the system used by U.S. Census Bureau.

San Bernardino, CA is, I believe, the largest County geographically in the U.S. --- And Elko, County, NV is not far behind. Although the Eastern 90% (roughly) of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties is desert wasteland, the whole Counties are included.

Likewise, the Census Bureau defines Metropolitan Washington DC as extending north to the Pennsylvania line because Frederick County, MD extends up that far (almost to Gettysburg).
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