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Old 08-06-2016, 03:06 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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@ 1,024,198, Wake County makes up 80.4% of the Raleigh MSA population.
The next most populated county to Wake in the Research Triangle is Durham County but that isn't included in the Raleigh MSA despite the fact that Raleigh extends into it. Go figure.
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:33 PM
 
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Austin (Travis County) 931,830 - 990 sq miles
Austin MSA 2,020,452

931,830/2,020,452= 46.1%

Houston (Harris County) 4,538,028 -1,703 sq miles
Houston MSA 6,656,947

4,538,028/6,656,947= 68.2%
You're way off on Travis. It's 1,176,558 as of the last estimate and was above a million at the last Census. Are you using the Austin municipal number instead of the county number?
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:33 PM
 
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You're way off on Travis. It's 1,176,558 as of the last estimate and was above a million at the last Census. Are you using the Austin municipal number instead of the county number?
Yep, you are correct. I mistakenly used the Austin City, not Travis County numbers for pop, but somehow I got the correct land area. Correct numbers are:

Austin (Travis County) 1,176,558 - 990 sq miles
Austin MSA 2,020,452

1,176,558/2,020,452 = 58.2%
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:44 PM
 
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New York City (New York, Bronx, Queens, Kings, and Richmond Counties) 8,550,405 - 305 sq miles
New York City MSA 20,182,305

8,550,405/20,182,305 = 42.4%
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:46 PM
 
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Memphis(Shelby County) 938,069 - 785 sq mi
Memphis MSA 1,344,127 - 3013 sq mi

938,069/1,344,127 = 69.8% of MSA population
785 sq mi/3013 sq mi = 26.1% of MSA land area
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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So, based on replies so far, here's the running list and %'s (as reported & not verified)
  • Phoenix-91%
  • Raleigh-80.4%
  • Los Angeles-76.2%
  • Memphis-69.8%
  • Jacksonville-62.9%
  • Grand Rapids-61.3%
  • Columbus-61%
  • Louisville-59.9%
  • Austin-58.2%
  • Oklahoma City-57.2%
  • Chicago-55%
  • Pittsburgh-52.5%
  • Minneapolis/St Paul-50% (Twin Cities, two counties)
  • New York City-42.4% (All boroughs/counties)
  • Detroit-40.9%
  • San Francisco-18.5%

The two CA MSAs reported are a tale of two cities and the fact that Los Angeles County is physically enormous while San Francisco County is physically tiny.
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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The two CA MSAs reported are a tale of two cities and the fact that Los Angeles County is physically enormous while San Francisco County is physically tiny.
I think it's worth noting that LA's percentage would be notably lower if the suburban dependent Inland Empire hadn't been statistically separated from the core, as an independent metro.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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I think it's worth noting that LA's percentage would be notably lower if the suburban dependent Inland Empire hadn't been statistically separated from the core, as an independent metro.
There are other MSAs in the nation that are either single county (as in San Jose) or multi-core cities (as in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach) that only include the core counties. These MSAs would then be 100%.

Have fun with this online tool kiddies!
Metropolitan Areas (USA): Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:32 PM
 
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I think it's worth noting that LA's percentage would be notably lower if the suburban dependent Inland Empire hadn't been statistically separated from the core, as an independent metro.
Great point.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Seattle using 2015 est.

Total: 3,733,580 (100%)
King: 2,117,125 (56.7%)
Pierce: 843,954 (22.6%)
Snohomish: 772,501 (20.7%)
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