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List of Texas metropolitan areas

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List of Texas metropolitan areas

The following is a complete list of 25 metropolitan areas in Texas, as defined by the United States Office of Management Budget. The largest two are ranked among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S. Some metropolitan areas contain a metropolitan divisions. Two metropolitan divisions exist within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington MSA. The term metropolitan division is used to refer to a county or group of counties within a metropolitan area that has a population core of at least 2.5 million. While a metropolitan division is a subdivision of a larger metropolitan area, it often functions as a distinct social, economic, and cultural area within the larger region.

Metropolitan areas

The following table lists population figures for those metropolitan areas, in rank of population. Population figures are as of the April 1, 2010 U.S. Census estimates.[1]

Downtown Corpus Christi from Uptown
Metropolitan Area Metropolitan Division Population
1 4 Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington   6,371,773
      Dallas–Plano–Irving 4,235,751
      Fort Worth–Arlington 2,136,022
2 5 Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown   6,086,538
3 25 San Antonio–New Braunfels   2,142,508
4 35 Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos   1,716,289
5 58 El Paso   830,735
6 68 McAllen–Edinburg–Mission   774,769
7 114 Corpus Christi   442,600
8 126 Brownsville–Harlingen   406,220
9 127 Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood   405,300
10 132 Beaumont–Port Arthur   388,745
11 162 Lubbock   284,890
12 184 Laredo   250,304
13 185 Amarillo   249,881
14 188 Waco   234,906
15 192 College Station–Bryan   228,660
16 202 Tyler   209,714
17 198 Longview   206,874
18 240 Abilene   165,252
19 263 Wichita Falls   151,306
20 288 Texarkana   143,027
21 283 Odessa   137,130
22 284 Midland   136,872
23 313 Sherman–Denison   120,877
24 322 Victoria   115,384
25 326 San Angelo   111,823

See also


  1. ^ American FactFinder. "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - United States -- Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico 2010 Census National Summary File of Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
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