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Top 200 USA Urban Areas (NOT City Propers)

Posted 04-29-2021 at 04:33 PM by g500
Updated Today at 03:22 PM by g500


Below is my list of the Top 200 Most Influential Urban Areas in the USA. Here is what urban area definition means https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...es_urban_areas

Original City-Date Forum thread:
https://www.city-data.com/forum/city...usa-urban.html

Please feel free to message/DM me your suggestions on ways to improve this list!

Current Ranking:
1. New York City
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Washington
5. San Francisco
6. Boston
7. Houston
8. Philadelphia
9. Atlanta
10. Dallas

11. Miami
12. Seattle
13. Phoenix
14. Minneapolis
15. Denver
16. Detroit
17. San Diego
18. San Jose
19. Baltimore
20. Portland

21. Tampa
22. Charlotte
23. St. Louis
24. Orlando
25. Austin
26. Las Vegas
27. Kansas City
28. Pittsburgh
29. Cleveland
30. Cincinnati

31. Nashville
32. Sacramento
33. Columbus
34. Indianapolis
35. Milwaukee
36. New Orleans
37. San Antonio
38. Raleigh
39. Memphis
40. Honolulu

41. Salt Lake City
42. Riverside
43. Virginia Beach
44. Louisville
45. Richmond
46. Jacksonville
47. Buffalo
48. Oklahoma City
49. Omaha
50. Providence

51. Hartford
52. Birmingham
53. Rochester
54. Grand Rapids
55. Albuquerque
56. Tucson
57. El Paso
58. Tulsa
59. Madison
60. Albany

61. Des Moines
62. Fresno
63. Reno
64. Boise
65. Colorado Springs
66. West Palm Beach
67. Bridgeport
68. Charleston, SC
69. Baton Rouge
70. Tacoma

71. Worcester
72. New Haven
73. Allentown
74. Dayton
75. Greensboro
76. Syracuse
77. Wichita
78. Greenville, SC
79. Columbia, SC
80. Akron

81. Knoxville
82. Spokane
83. Toledo
84. Little Rock
85. Bakersfield
86. Sarasota
87. Boulder
88. Fort Myers
89. Savannah
90. Lexington

91. Chattanooga
92. Mobile
93. Harrisburg
94. Trenton
95. Lansing
96. Lancaster, PA
97. Portland, ME
98. Stockton
99. Naples
100. Palm Springs

101. Springfield, MA
102. Jackson, MS
103. Palm Bay, FL
104. Huntsville, AL
105. Myrtle Beach, SC
106. Winston-Salem, NC
107. Santa Barbara, CA
108. Augusta, GA
109. Corpus Christi, TX
110. Santa Rosa, CA

111. Asheville, NC
112. Manchester, NH
113. Fayetteville, AR
114. Fort Collins, CO
115. Eugene, OR
116. Lubbock, TX
117. Anchorage, AK
118. Tallahassee, FL
119. Ogden, UT
120. Ann Arbor, MI

121. Lakeland, FL
122. Lincoln, NE
123. Pensacola, FL
124. Provo, UT
125. Oxnard, CA
126. Daytona Beach, FL
127. McAllen, TX
128. Atlantic City, NJ
129. Scranton, PA
130. South Bend, IN

131. Temecula, CA
132. Salem, OR
133. Fort Wayne, IN
134. Springfield, MO
135. Modesto, CA
136. Springfield, IL
137. Santa Cruz, CA
138. Erie, PA
139. Davenport, IA
140. Flint, MI

141. Youngstown, OH
142. Peoria, IL
143. Reading, PA
144. Toms River, NJ
145. Montgomery, AL
146. Canton, OH
147. Sioux Falls, SD
148. Lancaster, CA
149. Antioch, CA
150. Salinas, CA

151. Roanoke, VA
152. Wilmington, NC
153. Rockford, IL
154. Midland, TX
155. Kalamazoo, MI
156. Olympia, WA
157. Shreveport, LA
158. Gainesville, FL
159. Fargo, ND
160. Victorville, CA

161. Mission Viejo, CA
162. Charlottesville, VA
163. Lafayette, LA
164. Green Bay, WI
165. Laredo, TX
166. Evansville, IN
167. Macon, GA
168. York, PA
169. Charleston, WV
170. Burlington, VT

171. Poughkeepsie, NY
172. Denton, TX
173. Fayetteville, NC
174. Beaumont, TX
175. Appleton, WI
176. Bremerton, WA
177. Cedar Rapids, IA
178. Columbus, GA
179. New London, CT
180. Napa, CA

181. Topeka, KS
182. Amarillo, TX
183. Kennewick, WA
184. Rochester, MN
185. The Woodlands, TX
186. Fairfield, CA
187. Hagerstown, MD
188. Saginaw, MI
189. McKinney, TX
190. Frederick, MD

191. Duluth, MN
192. Medford, OR
193. Champaign, IL
194. Visalia, CA
195. Binghamton, NY
196. Bellingham, WA
197. Bloomington, IL
198. Gulfport, MS
199. Port St. Lucie, FL
200. Santa Fe, NM

Runner-ups (not in order):
Hemet, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Maria, CA
Redding, CA
El Centro, CA
Bend, OR
Yakima, WA
Billings, MT
Missoula, MT
Helena, MT
Cheyenne, WY
Jackson, WY
Carson City, NV
St. George, UT
Las Cruces, NM
Killeen, TX
Waco, TX
College Station, TX
Brownsville, TX
Tyler, TX
Galveston, TX
Abilene, TX
San Marcos, TX
Lake Charles, LA
Destin, FL
Ocala, FL
Athens, GA
Spartanburg, SC
Tuscaloosa, AL
Clarksville, TN
Murfreesboro, TN
Columbia, MO
Iowa City, IA
Sioux City, IA
Grand Forks, ND
St. Cloud, MN
Kenosha, WI
Eau Claire, WI
Traverse City, MI
Decatur, IL
Lafayette, IN
Bloomington, IN
Athens, OH
Huntington, WV
Morgantown, WV
Fredericksburg, VA
Lynchburg, VA
Winchester, VA
Annapolis, MD
State College, PA
Altoona, PA
Williamsport, PA
Johnstown, PA
Utica, NY
Ithaca, NY
Barnstable, MA
Pittsfield, MA
Lebanon, NH
Bangor, ME
Fairbanks, AK

Combined:
Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Edison, Parsippany, New Brunswick, Yonkers, New Rochelle with New York City

Long Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley with Los Angeles

Aurora, Joliet, Elgin, McHenry, Waukegan, Naperville, Gary, Hammond with Chicago

Arlington, Alexandria, Rockville, Tysons, Bethesda, College Park, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Laurel, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, Leesburg, Reston, Manassas, Woodbridge with Washington DC

Salem, Quincy, Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, Framingham, Marlborough, Brockton with Boston

Oakland, Palo Alto, Berkeley, Concord with San Francisco

Camden, Wilmington, Malvern, Downingtown, King of Prussia, Phoenixville, Doylestown, Perkasie, Lansdale, West Chester, Chester with Philadelphia

Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano with Dallas
Fort Lauderdale with Miami
St. Paul with Minneapolis
Dearborn, Warren, Livonia with Detroit
Aurora, Lakewood with Denver
Mesa with Phoenix
Carlsbad, Vista with San Diego (SD city limits extend quite far north)
San Bernardino, Ontario, CA with Riverside

St. Petersburg with Tampa
Kissimmee, Sanford, Four Corners with Orlando
Round Rock with Austin
Henderson with Las Vegas
Elyria, Lorain, Parma with Cleveland
Boca Raton with West Palm Beach
Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill with Raleigh
Norfolk with Virginia Beach
Cape Coral, Punta Gorda with Fort Myers
Bradenton, North Port with Sarasota
Ventura, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks with Oxnard
Bethlehem, Easton with Allentown
Nashua with Manchester, NH
High Point with Greensboro
Schenectady with Albany
Lake Forest, San Clemente, Laguna Beach with Mission Viejo
Murrieta with Temecula
Hershey, Carlisle with Harrisburg
Davis, Dixon, Woodland with Sacramento
Princeton with Trenton
Layton with Ogden
Kailua with Honolulu
Bonita Springs, Marco Island with Naples
Conroe with The Woodlands
Longmont, Lafayette CO, Erie CO, Louisville CO with Boulder
Easley, Greer, Simpsonville with Greenville, SC
Newburgh with Poughkeepsie
Bentonville, Springdale, Rogers with Fayetteville, AR
Tracy, Manteca, and Lodi with Stockton
Loveland with Fort Collins
Indio with Palm Springs
Wilkes-Barre with Scranton
Elkhart with South Bend
Palmdale with Lancaster, CA
Beloit with Rockford
Daphne with Mobile
Winter Haven with Lakeland
Monterey with Salinas
Bay City with Saginaw
Waterbury with New Haven
Melbourne, Sebastian with Palm Bay
Biloxi with Gulfport
Port Arthur with Beaumont
Vacaville with Fairfield
Vallejo with Napa
Nampa with Boise
Watsonville with Santa Cruz
Turlock with Modesto
Nicholasville with Lexington
Milton with Pensacola
Hendersonville with Asheville
Warner Robins with Macon
Odessa with Midland
Coeur d'Alene with Spokane
Murfreesboro with Nashville
Springfield, OH with Dayton
Middletown with Cincinnati
Yarmouth, Gorham, Biddeford with Portland, ME
Lakewood, Asbury Park with Toms River
Fall River with Providence
Racine with Milwaukee
Lititz, Ephrata, Columbia with Lancaster, PA
Stamford, Fairfield with Bridgeport
Enfield, Suffield, Granby, Windsor Locks with Hartford

Separated:
Bridgeport and Toms River from New York City

Riverside/San Bernardino, Oxnard/Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Mission Viejo/San Clemente, Temecula, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Lancaster CA, Victorville, Indio/Palm Springs from Los Angeles

Baltimore from Washington

San Jose, Antioch from San Francisco
Providence from Boston
The Woodlands from Houston
Trenton, Pottstown from Philadelphia
Denton, McKinney from Dallas
Palm Beach County from Miami
Tacoma from Seattle
Boulder/Longmont from Denver
Tampa from Orlando
Akron, Canton, Cleveland are all separate
Dayton from Cincinnati
Austin from San Antonio

Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Springfield MA are all separate

Stockton from Sacramento
Winston-Salem from Greensboro
Vero Beach from Port St. Lucie
Midland from Saginaw
Battle Creek from Kalamazoo
Anderson, Spartanburg, and Greenville, SC are all separate
Kuna from Boise
Decatur, AL from Huntsville
Palm Coast from Daytona Beach
Temple from Killeen
Hermitage, Sharon from Youngstown
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