Map of America’s 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas by Populations

In the U.S. is 392 metropolitan areas. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget determines a Metropolitan Area as one or more neighboring counties, or county-equivalents, that have at least one city no less 50 thousand population, and nearby territory that has a high level of economic and social integration with the core city as estimated by the commuting link.

Below is the map of the most significant metropolitan areas in the United States.

Map of America's 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas by Populations

The U.S metropolitan statistical areas by population (2019)

  1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA MSA. – 19,216,182
  2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA MSA. – 13,214,799
  3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI MSA. – 9,458,539
  4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA. – 7,573,136
  5. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA. – 7,066,141
  6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA. – 6,280,487
  7. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA. – 6,166,488
  8. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA. – 6,102,434
  9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA MSA. – 6,020,364
  10. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ MSA. – 4,948,203
  11. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH MSA. – 4,873,019
  12. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA MSA. – 4,731,803
  13. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA. – 4,650,631
  14. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI MSA.- 4,319,629
  15. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA. – 3,979,845
  16. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA.- 3,654,908
  17. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA MSA. – 3,338,330
  18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA. – 3,194,831
  19. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA. – 2,967,239
  20. St. Louis, MO-IL MSA. – 2,803,228
  21. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD MSA. – 2,800,053
  22. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA. – 2,636,883
  23. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA. – 2,608,147
  24. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA. – 2,550,960
  25. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA. – 2,492,412
  26. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA MSA. – 2,363,730
  27. Pittsburgh, PA MSA. – 2,317,600
  28. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV MSA. – 2,266,715
  29. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX MSA. – 2,227,083
  30. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN MSA. – 2,221,208
  31. Kansas City, MO-KS MSA. – 2,157,990
  32. Columbus, OH MSA.- 2,122,271
  33. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN MSA. – 2,074,537
  34. Cleveland-Elyria, OH MSA. – 2,048,449
  35. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA. – 1,990,660
  36. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN MSA. – 1,934,317
  37. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. – 1,768,901
  38. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA MSA. – 1,624,578
  39. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI MSA. – 1,575,179
  40. Jacksonville, FL MSA. – 1,559,514
  41. Oklahoma City, OK MSA. – 1,408,950
  42. Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA. – 1,390,785
  43. Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA. – 1,346,045
  44. Richmond, VA MSA. – 1,291,900
  45. New Orleans-Metairie, LA MSA. – 1,270,530
  46. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA. – 1,265,108
  47. Salt Lake City, UT MSA. – 1,232,696
  48. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT MSA. – 1,204,877
  49. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY MSA. – 1,127,983
  50. Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA. – 1,090,435

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