Population of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. as of 2017 (in 1,000)

Population of metropolitan areas in the U.S. 2017 This graph shows the population of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States in 2017. In 2017, about 20.32 million people lived in the New York - Northern New Jersey - Long Island metropolitan area.
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Number of residents in 1,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area20,320,876
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area13,353,907
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area9,533,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area7,399,662
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area6,892,427
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area6,216,589
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area6,158,824
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area6,096,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area5,884,736
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area4,836,531
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area4,737,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area4,727,357
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area4,580,670
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area4,313,002
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area3,867,046
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area3,600,618
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area3,337,685
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area3,091,399
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area2,888,227
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area2,808,175
St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area2,807,338
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area2,525,305
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area2,509,831
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area2,473,974
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area2,453,168
Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area2,333,367
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area2,324,884
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area2,204,079
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area2,179,082
Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area2,128,912
Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area2,115,827
Columbus, OH Metro Area2,078,725
Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area2,058,844
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area2,028,614
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area1,998,463
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area1,903,045
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area1,725,246
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area1,621,122
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metro Area1,576,236
Jacksonville, FL Metro Area1,504,980
Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area1,383,737
Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area1,348,260
Raleigh, NC Metro Area1,335,079
Richmond, VA Metro Area1,294,204
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area1,293,953
New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area1,275,762
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area1,210,259
Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area1,203,105
Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area1,149,807
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metro Area1,136,856
Number of residents in 1,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area20,320,876
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area13,353,907
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area9,533,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area7,399,662
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area6,892,427
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area6,216,589
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area6,158,824
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area6,096,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area5,884,736
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area4,836,531
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area4,737,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area4,727,357
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area4,580,670
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area4,313,002
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area3,867,046
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area3,600,618
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area3,337,685
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area3,091,399
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area2,888,227
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area2,808,175
St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area2,807,338
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area2,525,305
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area2,509,831
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area2,473,974
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area2,453,168
Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area2,333,367
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area2,324,884
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area2,204,079
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area2,179,082
Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area2,128,912
Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area2,115,827
Columbus, OH Metro Area2,078,725
Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area2,058,844
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area2,028,614
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area1,998,463
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area1,903,045
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area1,725,246
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area1,621,122
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metro Area1,576,236
Jacksonville, FL Metro Area1,504,980
Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area1,383,737
Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area1,348,260
Raleigh, NC Metro Area1,335,079
Richmond, VA Metro Area1,294,204
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area1,293,953
New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area1,275,762
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area1,210,259
Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area1,203,105
Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area1,149,807
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metro Area1,136,856
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This graph shows the population of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States in 2017. In 2017, about 20.32 million people lived in the New York - Northern New Jersey - Long Island metropolitan area.
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Release date
May 2018
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Survey time period
July 2017

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