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Old 08-04-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Nine U.S. metropolitan areas have populations above 5 million, according to new estimates generated on Wednesday by Business First of Buffalo. The New York City area heads the list with an estimated 19.15 million residents as of Wednesday. The runners-up are Los Angeles at 12.93 million and Chicago at 9.64 million. Also above 5 million are Dallas-Fort Worth (No. 4), Houston (No. 5), Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Washington. Dallas has a population of 6,618,405 residents and the Greater Houston area has 6,022,719 as of Wednesday.

Click here for up-to-date population estimates for all 940 metropolitan and micropolitan areas.

Business First has a computer program that can estimate the population of any state, area, county, city or town on any given day. It analyzes population trends from the past 10 years, and uses that data to issue updated figures. We fine-tune the program every few months, feeding in the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest revisions have just been completed, yielding a fresh batch of numbers.
These new numbers have came out early, but they shouldn't be far off from the official numbers that will come out at the end of this year.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:24 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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These new numbers have came out early, but they shouldn't be far off from the official numbers that will come out at the end of this year.
Thanks! I love this sort of stuff. Rep points for you for posting this!
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Default Houston edges out Philadelphia for #5 largest US Metroploitan Area

Nine U.S. metropolitan areas have populations above 5 million, according to new estimates generated on Wednesday by Business First of Buffalo. The New York City area heads the list with an estimated 19.15 million residents as of Wednesday. The runners-up are Los Angeles at 12.93 million and Chicago at 9.64 million.
Also above 5 million are Dallas-Fort Worth (No. 4), Houston (No. 5), Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Washington. Dallas has a population of 6,618,405 residents and the Greater Houston area has 6,022,719 as of Wednesday.

Read more: Nine metros top 5 million; Houston is 5th - Houston Business Journal
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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It took long enough
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:25 AM
 
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How are San Francisco and San Jose not part of the same metropolitan area? Philly and Wilmington are, Seattle and Tacoma are, yet SF and San Jose--which are more connected and have more continuous development between them--are not!

This is ridiculous. SF and SJ should be part of the same metro, and that metro should be #4 (with around 7.3 million in an area MUCH smaller than most of these metros).

By the way, I dont live in the Bay Area. But Ive spent time in metros across the country, and to purport that the Phoenix Metro Area, Miami Metro Area, or Detroit Metro Area are bigger than the San Francisco Metro area is insane. The difference is huge. The Bay Area is closer in scale to Chicagoland than it is to Phoenix. Some artificial separation that has nothing to do with measuring actual continuous dense urban area (which is what a metro area should measure) shouldnt determine anything. It certainly doesnt change the fact that the Bay Area is a much bigger urban area than most metros supposedly ahead of it on this list.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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How are San Francisco and San Jose not part of the same metropolitan area? Philly and Wilmington are, Seattle and Tacoma are, yet SF and San Jose--which are more connected and have more continuous development between them--are not!
this has been asked and answered sooooo many times
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:31 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Thanks for sharing, but I noticed something that seems a bit strange..
SJ & SF are like NYC and NWK. They're apart of the same metro, yet the link suggests that it's not.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:39 AM
 
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The link is for MSAs only.

SJ+SF are part of the same metro area when the list is by CSA.

A better, more accurate of list of metro size and rankings (2009 estimates, though):

Table of United States primary census statistical areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:39 AM
 
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Thanks for sharing, but I noticed something that seems a bit strange..
SJ & SF are like NYC and NWK. They're apart of the same metro, yet the link suggests that it's not.
I wouldnt quite say like NYC and NWK (that would be more like SF and Oakland), but still pretty damn close.

Making the 40 minute drive from SF to San Jose, you definitely feel like youve stayed in the same metro.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:40 AM
 
Location: America
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How are San Francisco and San Jose not part of the same metropolitan area? Philly and Wilmington are, Seattle and Tacoma are, yet SF and San Jose--which are more connected and have more continuous development between them--are not!

This is ridiculous. SF and SJ should be part of the same metro, and that metro should be #4 (with around 7.3 million in an area MUCH smaller than most of these metros).

By the way, I dont live in the Bay Area. But Ive spent time in metros across the country, and to purport that the Phoenix Metro Area, Miami Metro Area, or Detroit Metro Area are bigger than the San Francisco Metro area is insane. The difference is huge. The Bay Area is closer in scale to Chicagoland than it is to Phoenix. Some artificial separation that has nothing to do with measuring actual continuous dense urban area (which is what a metro area should measure) shouldnt determine anything. It certainly doesnt change the fact that the Bay Area is a much bigger urban area than most metros supposedly ahead of it on this list.
it's to my understanding that commuting patterns are used to determine metro areas. and san francisco and san jose are farther apart than any of the other places you named

however, the "bay area" is not a metro area. it's a CSA (atleast, according to the census bureau and the OMB)
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