U.S. Census Bureau population estimates reveal metro areas and counties that propelled growth-Release Date: March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

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U.S. Census Bureau population estimates reveal metro areas and counties that propelled growth in the nation –Release Date: March 26, 2015

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Florida was home to the nation’s fastest growing metro area from 2013 to 2014, according to new U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan statistical area, micropolitan statistical area and county population estimates released March 26, 2015.

The Villages, Florida is the nation’s fastest-growing metro area for second year in a row. The Villages, located to the west of the Orlando metro area, grew by 5.4 percent between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, to reach a population of about 114,000. State population estimates released in December revealed that Florida had become the nation’s third most populous state. Today’s estimates show Florida’s growth to reach this milestone was propelled by numerous metro areas and counties within the state.

The Villages is a census-designated place in Sumter County, Florida. It shares its name with a broader master-planned age-restricted community that spreads into portions of Lake and Marion counties.

Florida contained seven of the nation’s top 50 numerically gaining metro areas between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, and these areas accounted for more than three-quarters of the state’s population gain over the period:

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach (with a one-year gain of about 66,000).
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (about 50,000).
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (about 41,000).
Jacksonville (about 23,000).
Cape Coral-Fort Myers (about 18,000).
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton (about 16,000).
Lakeland-Winter Haven (about 11,000).

In addition, eight counties within these metro areas were among 50 counties nationwide that gained the most population between 2013 and 2014. Collectively, these counties accounted for more than half of the state’s population gain over the period:

All three counties in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area: Broward (with a population gain of about 24,000 over the period), Palm Beach (about 22,000) and Miami-Dade (about 21,000).

Two counties in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area: Orange (about 26,000) and Osceola (about 11,000).

One county in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area: Hillsborough (about 22,000).
The single counties that comprise the Cape Coral-Fort Myers and Lakeland-Winter Haven metro areas: Lee (18,000) and Polk (11,000), respectively.

Furthermore, six metro areas in Florida were among the 20 fastest-growing in the nation between 2013 and 2014. In addition to The Villages, they were Cape Coral-Fort Myers (sixth), Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island (10th), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (16th), North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton (18th) and Panama City (19th).

“Florida’s ascension, revealed when the 2014 state population estimates were released last December, was a significant demographic milestone for our country,” Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson said. “These county and metro area estimates provide a more detailed picture of how this happened, showing growth in areas such as central and southern Florida.”

Migration to Florida from other states and abroad was heavy enough to overcome the fact that in about half the state’s counties, there were more deaths than births over the 2013 to 2014 period.

Texas- Lone Star State’s Notable Growth
There were two states — Texas (with 11) and California (with 10) — with even more counties than Florida on the list of the top 50 numerical gainers. Two Texas metro areas — Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington — were the only ones in the country to add more than 100,000 residents over the 2013-2014 period. Within the Houston metro area, Harris County alone gained almost 89,000 people, more than any other county in the nation. The Lone Star State also had four metro areas among the nation’s 20 fastest growing by rate of change: Austin-Round Rock (third), Odessa (fourth), Midland (ninth) and Houston (11th).

With a population increase of 8.7 percent from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014, Williams, N.D., remained the nation’s fastest-growing county (among counties with populations of 10,000 or more in 2013), although its growth slowed from the previous one-year period. Following Williams on the list were Stark, N.D. (7.0 percent), whose growth accelerated from the previous year; Sumter, Fla. (5.4 percent); Pickens, Ala. (5.1 percent); and Hays, Texas (4.8 percent).

Other findings:

Counties
Los Angeles, California, is still the nation’s most populous county with a July 1, 2014, population surpassing 10.1 million.

Between 2013 and 2014, North Carolina became the 9th-most populous state (up from 10th). Its growth was fueled by two counties that were among the 50 top numerical gainers: Wake (Raleigh), which added about 24,000 people over the period, and Mecklenburg (Charlotte), which grew by about 20,000.

Mecklenburg County officially broke the 1 million population mark in 2014, making it the first North Carolina county to cross that threshold. Wake County came up just short, with a population of 998,691, although Wake County is growing and is expected to surpass Mecklenburg.

Although New York fell out of third place in state population between 2013 and 2014, it did have three counties among the top 50 numerical gainers. Each was a New York City borough: Kings (Brooklyn), which added about 19,000; Queens, which gained about 18,000; and Bronx (with an increase of about 11,000).

Among the largest counties (those with total populations of 250,000 or more in 2013), the three fastest growing were in Texas: Fort Bend, Montgomery and Williamson. Each grew by at least 3.8 percent over the period.

Among very small counties, Sterling, Texas, was the fastest growing of those with a population of fewer than 5,000 people in 2013 (8.9 percent growth). Among those in the 5,000-9,999 population range, McKenzie, N.D., led in rate of growth (18.3 percent).

The fastest-losing county between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014 (among counties with 2013 populations of 10,000 or more) was Chattahoochee, Ga., which declined by 4.2 percent. Hale, Texas (-3.0 percent) and Colfax, N.M. (-2.9 percent) followed.
Wayne, Mich. (Detroit) remains the county with the largest numeric decline, by far, at just less than 11,000. The next largest decline belonged to Cuyahoga, Ohio (Cleveland) at slightly more than 4,000.

Metro areas
The South Carolina and North Carolina were home to four of the nation’s 20 fastest-growing metro areas between 2013 and 2014: Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.-N.C. (second); Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, S.C. (13th); Raleigh, N.C. (15th); and Charleston-North Charleston, S.C. (17th).

The nation’s metro areas contained about 272.7 million people in 2014, an increase of about 2.4 million from 2013.
Bismarck, N.D., was the fastest-growing metro area outside of the South or West between 2013 and 2014 (22nd overall).

Overall, 298 of the 381 metro areas in the United States gained population between 2013 and 2014.

There were 53 metro areas with 2014 populations of 1 million or more. New York was the nation’s largest metro area in 2014, with about 20.1 million people.

The Tucson, Ariz., metro area surpassed the 1 million population threshold between 2013 and 2014.

Micro areas
The nation’s micro areas contained about 27.2 million people in 2014, an increase of about 13,000 from 2013.

The two fastest-growing micro areas between 2013 and 2014 were in North Dakota: Williston and Dickinson.

Two Utah micro areas, Heber and Vernal, also were among the top-five fastest growing between 2013 and 2014.

Overall, fewer than half (244 out of 536) of the U.S. micro areas gained population between 2013 and 2014.

Puerto Rico (United States territory)
San Juan continued to be the most populous municipio (which are similar to counties), with 365,575 residents on July 1, 2014, followed by Baymón with 194,210 and Carolina with 165,820 residents.

Gurabo had the largest numerical increase of any municipio between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, gaining about 246 residents.

Four municipios experienced growth in their populations between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014: Gurabo (0.52 percent growth), Barceloneta (0.08 percent growth), Culebra (0.06 percent growth) and Toa Alta (0.01 percent growth). The remainder experienced a population decline over the period.

Each of Puerto Rico’s seven metro areas and five micro areas declined in population between 2013 and 2014.

In the coming months, the Census Bureau will release 2014 population estimates of cities and towns, as well as national, state and county population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.
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Some of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas by rank in 2014 

Metropolitan- Combinded Statistical Areas (MSA/CSA)  Population  Population
Census 2010 July 1, 2014
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA 23,076,664 23,632,722
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA 17,877,006 18,550,288
Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA 9,840,929 9,928,312
Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA CSA 9,051,961 9,546,579
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA 8,153,696 8,607,423
Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT CSA 7,893,376 8,099,575
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA 6,817,483 7,352,613
Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA 7,067,807 7,164,790
Houston-The Woodlands, TX CSA 6,114,562 6,686,318
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL CSA 6,166,766 6,558,143
Atlanta–Athens-Clarke County–Sandy Springs, GA CSA 5,910,296 6,258,875
Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI CSA 5,318,744 5,315,251
Seattle-Tacoma, WA CSA 4,274,767 4,526,991
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA 4,192,887 4,489,109
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI CSA 3,684,928 3,835,050
Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH CSA 3,515,646 3,497,851
Denver-Aurora, CO CSA 3,090,874 3,345,261
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA MSA 3,095,313 3,263,431
Portland-Vancouver-Salem, OR-WA CSA 2,921,408 3,060,078
Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL CSA 2,818,120 3,045,707
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 2,783,243 2,915,582
St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL CSA 2,892,497 2,910,738
Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV CSA 2,660,727 2,653,781
Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC CSA 2,375,675 2,537,990
Sacramento-Roseville, CA CSA 2,414,783 2,513,103
Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT CSA 2,271,696 2,423,912
Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS CSA 2,343,008 2,411,635
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH CSA 2,308,509 2,398,297
Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN CSA 2,266,569 2,353,935
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA 2,142,508 2,328,652
Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ CSA 2,195,401 2,315,324
Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY-IN CSA 2,174,110 2,208,450
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC CSA 1,912,729 2,075,126
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI CSA 2,025,989 2,043,904
Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA 1,716,289 1,943,299
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro, TN CSA 1,788,434 1,912,819
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC CSA 1,779,243 1,819,427
Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, NC CSA 1,589,200 1,630,368
Jacksonville-St. Marys-Palatka, FL-GA CSA 1,470,473 1,543,297
Louisville/Jefferson Co.-Elizabethtown-Madison, KY-IN CSA 1,459,911 1,498,593
Hartford-West Hartford, CT CSA 1,486,436 1,487,971
New Orleans-Metairie-Hammond, LA-MS CSA 1,413,965 1,480,408
Grand Rapids-Wyoming-Muskegon, MI CSA 1,379,237 1,421,374
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC CSA 1,362,073 1,409,582
Oklahoma City-Shawnee, OK CSA 1,322,429 1,408,578
Memphis-Forrest City, TN-MS-AR CSA 1,353,087 1,370,129
Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL CSA 1,302,283 1,317,269
Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA 1,208,101 1,260,029
Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA 1,219,422 1,239,677
Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY CSA 1,215,826 1,214,960
Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY CSA 1,175,001 1,177,439
Albany-Schenectady, NY CSA 1,168,485 1,173,518
Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM CSA 1,146,049 1,165,798
Tulsa-Muskogee-Bartlesville, OK CSA 1,106,431 1,139,468
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA 1,081,315 1,120,522
Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville, TN CSA 1,077,073 1,103,782
Dayton-Springfield-Sidney, OH CSA 1,080,044 1,077,665
Tucson-Nogales, AZ CSA 1,027,683 1,051,211
El Paso-Las Cruces, TX-NM CSA 1,013,356 1,050,374
Cape Coral-Fort Myers-Naples, FL CSA 940,274 1,028,290
Honolulu, HI MSA 953,207 991,788
North Port-Sarasota, FL CSA 897,121 952,194
Chattanooga-Cleveland-Dalton, TN-GA-AL CSA 923,460 945,148
Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA CSA 902,041 941,165
Columbia-Orangeburg-Newberry, SC CSA 897,607 928,368
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR CSA 877,091 902,443
McAllen-Edinburg, TX CSA 835,737 894,028
Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI CSA 827,742 858,354
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 802,484 825,478
Modesto-Merced, CA CSA 770,246 798,350
Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA CSA 722,323 768,927
Boise City-Mountain Home-Ontario, ID-OR CSA 697,535 743,711
Syracuse-Auburn, NY CSA 742,603 740,301
South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka, IN-MI CSA 720,647 723,537
Lexington-Fayette–Richmond–Frankfort, KY CSA 687,173 716,090
Springfield-Greenfield Town, MA CSA 692,942 699,962
Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY CSA 708,228 698,809
Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL CSA 664,441 688,806
Spokane-Spokane Valley-Coeur d’Alene, WA-ID CSA 666,247 688,279
Wichita-Arkansas City-Winfield, KS CSA 667,230 677,039
Jackson-Vicksburg-Brookhaven, MS CSA 660,368 669,402
Youngstown-Warren, OH-PA CSA 673,614 658,949
Toledo-Port Clinton, OH CSA 651,429 648,610
Portland-Lewiston-South Portland, ME CSA 621,800 630,992
Fort Wayne-Huntington-Auburn, IN CSA 611,712 622,989
Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City, LA CSA 604,784 621,845
Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope, AL CSA 595,257 615,234
Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA CSA 595,161 608,467
Reno-Carson City-Fernley, NV CSA 579,668 597,837
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA 564,873 583,632
Fayetteville-Lumberton-Laurinburg, NC CSA 536,708 548,275
Lansing-East Lansing-Owosso, MI CSA 534,684 539,391
Springfield-Branson, MO CSA 520,589 537,631
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek-Portage, MI CSA 524,030 529,841
Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro, GA CSA 495,745 527,106
Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice, TX CSA 501,500 522,051
Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA CSA 508,260 509,170
Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA 469,327 502,336
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO MSA 463,204 501,653
Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC-NC CSA 436,880 478,441
Asheville-Brevard, NC CSA 457,948 475,361
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA 448,991 474,081
Davenport-Moline, IA-IL CSA 471,551 473,984
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA 439,811 445,142
Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, TX CSA 428,354 442,295
Rockford-Freeport-Rochelle, IL CSA 450,639 440,931
Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA CSA 410,526 428,242
Macon-Warner Robins, GA CSA 411,898 417,966
Peoria-Canton, IL CSA 416,255 416,047
Hickory-Lenoir, NC CSA 410,493 407,861
Tallahassee-Bainbridge, FL-GA CSA 395,255 402,971
Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI CSA 392,660 401,008
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS MSA 370,702 386,144
Saginaw-Midland-Bay City, MI CSA 391,569 384,618
Montgomery, AL MSA 374,536 373,141
Erie-Meadville, PA CSA 369,331 365,618
Green Bay-Shawano, WI CSA 352,422 360,632
Gainesville-Lake City, FL CSA 331,806 341,234
Lincoln-Beatrice, NE CSA 324,468 340,608
Lubbock-Levelland, TX CSA 313,740 329,221
Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln, IL CSA 316,177 315,338
Midland-Odessa, TX CSA 278,801 315,194
Wausau-Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids, WI CSA 307,574 308,363
Rocky Mount-Wilson-Roanoke Rapids, NC CSA 310,416 304,124
Medford-Grants Pass, OR CSA 285,919 293,886
Longview-Marshall, TX CSA 280,000 284,817
Amarillo-Borger, TX CSA 274,083 281,658
Tyler-Jacksonville, TX CSA 260,559 269,744
Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA CSA 264,739 264,904
Waco, TX MSA 252,772 260,430
Monroe-Ruston-Bastrop, LA CSA 251,155 253,241
Rochester-Austin, MN CSA 246,040 252,101
Fargo-Wahpeton, ND-MN CSA 231,674 251,218
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA CSA 243,730 250,415
Dothan-Enterprise-Ozark, AL CSA 245,838 248,488
Lafayette-West Lafayette-Frankfort, IN CSA 235,013 244,473
Redding-Red Bluff, CA CSA 240,686 242,871
State College-DuBois, PA CSA 235,632 239,933
Idaho Falls-Rexburg-Blackfoot, ID CSA 229,650 234,440
Bloomington-Pontiac, IL CSA 225,083 228,248
Columbia-Moberly-Mexico, MO CSA 213,585 223,676
Greenville-Washington, NC CSA 215,907 222,939
Lima-Van Wert-Celina, OH CSA 221,838 220,174
Bowling Green-Glasgow, KY CSA 210,871 218,870
Mansfield-Ashland-Bucyrus, OH CSA 221,398 217,457
Johnstown-Somerset, PA CSA 221,421 213,950
Bloomington-Bedford, IN CSA 205,683 210,012
Eau Claire-Menomonie, WI CSA 205,008 209,329
Pueblo-Cañon City, CO CSA 205,887 208,377
Joplin-Miami, MO-OK CSA 207,366 208,246
New Bern-Morehead City, NC CSA 193,271 196,345
Morgantown-Fairmont, WV CSA 186,127 194,054
Bend-Redmond-Prineville, OR CSA 178,711 191,386
Elmira-Corning, NY CSA 187,820 186,164
Sioux City-Vermillion, IA-SD-NE CSA 182,427 182,738
Jonesboro-Paragould, AR CSA 163,116 170,458
Rapid City-Spearfish, SD CSA 158,695 168,295
Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA CSA 155,349 156,253
Ithaca-Cortland, NY CSA 150,900 153,715
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH CSA 154,451 153,295
Cape Girardeau-Sikeston, MO-IL CSA 135,466 136,832
Paducah-Mayfield, KY-IL CSA 135,883 135,438
Manhattan-Junction City, KS CSA 127,081 134,804
Findlay-Tiffin, OH CSA 131,527 131,006
Hot Springs-Malvern, AR CSA 128,947 130,690
Edwards-Glenwood Springs, CO CSA 125,734 128,008
Mankato-New Ulm-North Mankato, MN CSA 122,633 123,770
Rome-Summerville, GA CSA 122,332 121,002
Victoria-Port Lavaca, TX CSA 115,384 120,427
Kokomo-Peru, IN CSA 119,655 118,936
Quincy-Hannibal, IL-MO CSA 116,262 116,301
Moses Lake-Othello, WA CSA 107,848 112,326
Mount Pleasant-Alma, MI CSA 112,787 112,281
Dixon-Sterling, IL CSA 94,529 91,611
Richmond-Connersville, IN CSA 93,194 91,139
DeRidder-Fort Polk South, LA CSA 87,988 88,330
Pullman-Moscow, WA-ID CSA 82,020 85,238
Martin-Union City, TN-KY CSA 73,641 71,579
Clovis-Portales, NM CSA 68,222 70,505
Cleveland-Indianola, MS CSA 63,595 61,264
Steamboat Springs-Craig, CO CSA 37,304 36,793

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Populations of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas by name 2014

Metropolitan- Combinded Statistical Areas (CSA)  Population  Population
Census 2010 July 1, 2014
Albany-Schenectady, NY CSA 1,168,485 1,173,518
Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM CSA 1,146,049 1,165,798
Amarillo-Borger, TX CSA 274,083 281,658
Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI CSA 392,660 401,008
Asheville-Brevard, NC CSA 457,948 475,361
Atlanta–Athens-Clarke County–Sandy Springs, GA CSA 5,910,296 6,258,875
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA 564,873 583,632
Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA 1,716,289 1,943,299
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 802,484 825,478
Bend-Redmond-Prineville, OR CSA 178,711 191,386
Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL CSA 1,302,283 1,317,269
Bloomington-Bedford, IN CSA 205,683 210,012
Bloomington-Pontiac, IL CSA 225,083 228,248
Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA CSA 264,739 264,904
Boise City-Mountain Home-Ontario, ID-OR CSA 697,535 743,711
Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT CSA 7,893,376 8,099,575
Bowling Green-Glasgow, KY CSA 210,871 218,870
Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, TX CSA 428,354 442,295
Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY CSA 1,215,826 1,214,960
Cape Coral-Fort Myers-Naples, FL CSA 940,274 1,028,290
Cape Girardeau-Sikeston, MO-IL CSA 135,466 136,832
Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA CSA 410,526 428,242
Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY CSA 708,228 698,809
Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC CSA 2,375,675 2,537,990
Chattanooga-Cleveland-Dalton, TN-GA-AL CSA 923,460 945,148
Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA 9,840,929 9,928,312
Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY-IN CSA 2,174,110 2,208,450
Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH CSA 3,515,646 3,497,851
Cleveland-Indianola, MS CSA 63,595 61,264
Clovis-Portales, NM CSA 68,222 70,505
Columbia-Moberly-Mexico, MO CSA 213,585 223,676
Columbia-Orangeburg-Newberry, SC CSA 897,607 928,368
Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA 469,327 502,336
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH CSA 2,308,509 2,398,297
Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice, TX CSA 501,500 522,051
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA 6,817,483 7,352,613
Davenport-Moline, IA-IL CSA 471,551 473,984
Dayton-Springfield-Sidney, OH CSA 1,080,044 1,077,665
Denver-Aurora, CO CSA 3,090,874 3,345,261
DeRidder-Fort Polk South, LA CSA 87,988 88,330
Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA CSA 722,323 768,927
Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI CSA 5,318,744 5,315,251
Dixon-Sterling, IL CSA 94,529 91,611
Dothan-Enterprise-Ozark, AL CSA 245,838 248,488
Eau Claire-Menomonie, WI CSA 205,008 209,329
Edwards-Glenwood Springs, CO CSA 125,734 128,008
Elmira-Corning, NY CSA 187,820 186,164
El Paso-Las Cruces, TX-NM CSA 1,013,356 1,050,374
Erie-Meadville, PA CSA 369,331 365,618
Fargo-Wahpeton, ND-MN CSA 231,674 251,218
Fayetteville-Lumberton-Laurinburg, NC CSA 536,708 548,275
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO MSA 463,204 501,653
Findlay-Tiffin, OH CSA 131,527 131,006
Fort Wayne-Huntington-Auburn, IN CSA 611,712 622,989
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA 1,081,315 1,120,522
Gainesville-Lake City, FL CSA 331,806 341,234
Grand Rapids-Wyoming-Muskegon, MI CSA 1,379,237 1,421,374
Green Bay-Shawano, WI CSA 352,422 360,632
Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, NC CSA 1,589,200 1,630,368
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC CSA 1,362,073 1,409,582
Greenville-Washington, NC CSA 215,907 222,939
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS MSA 370,702 386,144
Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA 1,219,422 1,239,677
Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA CSA 243,730 250,415
Hartford-West Hartford, CT CSA 1,486,436 1,487,971
Hickory-Lenoir, NC CSA 410,493 407,861
Honolulu, HI MSA 953,207 991,788
Hot Springs-Malvern, AR CSA 128,947 130,690
Houston-The Woodlands, TX CSA 6,114,562 6,686,318
Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL CSA 664,441 688,806
Idaho Falls-Rexburg-Blackfoot, ID CSA 229,650 234,440
Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN CSA 2,266,569 2,353,935
Ithaca-Cortland, NY CSA 150,900 153,715
Jackson-Vicksburg-Brookhaven, MS CSA 660,368 669,402
Jacksonville-St. Marys-Palatka, FL-GA CSA 1,470,473 1,543,297
Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA CSA 508,260 509,170
Johnstown-Somerset, PA CSA 221,421 213,950
Jonesboro-Paragould, AR CSA 163,116 170,458
Joplin-Miami, MO-OK CSA 207,366 208,246
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek-Portage, MI CSA 524,030 529,841
Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS CSA 2,343,008 2,411,635
Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville, TN CSA 1,077,073 1,103,782
Kokomo-Peru, IN CSA 119,655 118,936
Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City, LA CSA 604,784 621,845
Lafayette-West Lafayette-Frankfort, IN CSA 235,013 244,473
Lansing-East Lansing-Owosso, MI CSA 534,684 539,391
Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ CSA 2,195,401 2,315,324
Lexington-Fayette–Richmond–Frankfort, KY CSA 687,173 716,090
Lima-Van Wert-Celina, OH CSA 221,838 220,174
Lincoln-Beatrice, NE CSA 324,468 340,608
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR CSA 877,091 902,443
Longview-Marshall, TX CSA 280,000 284,817
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA 17,877,006 18,550,288
Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Madison, KY-IN CSA 1,459,911 1,498,593
Lubbock-Levelland, TX CSA 313,740 329,221
Macon-Warner Robins, GA CSA 411,898 417,966
Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI CSA 827,742 858,354
Manhattan-Junction City, KS CSA 127,081 134,804
Mankato-New Ulm-North Mankato, MN CSA 122,633 123,770
Mansfield-Ashland-Bucyrus, OH CSA 221,398 217,457
Martin-Union City, TN-KY CSA 73,641 71,579
McAllen-Edinburg, TX CSA 835,737 894,028
Medford-Grants Pass, OR CSA 285,919 293,886
Memphis-Forrest City, TN-MS-AR CSA 1,353,087 1,370,129
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL CSA 6,166,766 6,558,143
Midland-Odessa, TX CSA 278,801 315,194
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI CSA 2,025,989 2,043,904
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI CSA 3,684,928 3,835,050
Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope, AL CSA 595,257 615,234
Modesto-Merced, CA CSA 770,246 798,350
Monroe-Ruston-Bastrop, LA CSA 251,155 253,241
Montgomery, AL MSA 374,536 373,141
Morgantown-Fairmont, WV CSA 186,127 194,054
Moses Lake-Othello, WA CSA 107,848 112,326
Mount Pleasant-Alma, MI CSA 112,787 112,281
Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC-NC CSA 436,880 478,441
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro, TN CSA 1,788,434 1,912,819
New Bern-Morehead City, NC CSA 193,271 196,345
New Orleans-Metairie-Hammond, LA-MS CSA 1,413,965 1,480,408
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA 23,076,664 23,632,722
North Port-Sarasota, FL CSA 897,121 952,194
Oklahoma City-Shawnee, OK CSA 1,322,429 1,408,578
Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA CSA 902,041 941,165
Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL CSA 2,818,120 3,045,707
Paducah-Mayfield, KY-IL CSA 135,883 135,438
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH CSA 154,451 153,295
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA 448,991 474,081
Peoria-Canton, IL CSA 416,255 416,047
Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA 7,067,807 7,164,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA 4,192,887 4,489,109
Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV CSA 2,660,727 2,653,781
Portland-Lewiston-South Portland, ME CSA 621,800 630,992
Portland-Vancouver-Salem, OR-WA CSA 2,921,408 3,060,078
Pueblo-Cañon City, CO CSA 205,887 208,377
Pullman-Moscow, WA-ID CSA 82,020 85,238
Quincy-Hannibal, IL-MO CSA 116,262 116,301
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC CSA 1,912,729 2,075,126
Rapid City-Spearfish, SD CSA 158,695 168,295
Redding-Red Bluff, CA CSA 240,686 242,871
Reno-Carson City-Fernley, NV CSA 579,668 597,837
Richmond-Connersville, IN CSA 93,194 91,139
Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA 1,208,101 1,260,029
Rochester-Austin, MN CSA 246,040 252,101
Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY CSA 1,175,001 1,177,439
Rockford-Freeport-Rochelle, IL CSA 450,639 440,931
Rocky Mount-Wilson-Roanoke Rapids, NC CSA 310,416 304,124
Rome-Summerville, GA CSA 122,332 121,002
Sacramento-Roseville, CA CSA 2,414,783 2,513,103
Saginaw-Midland-Bay City, MI CSA 391,569 384,618
St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL CSA 2,892,497 2,910,738
Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT CSA 2,271,696 2,423,912
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA 2,142,508 2,328,652
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA MSA 3,095,313 3,263,431
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA 8,153,696 8,607,423
Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro, GA CSA 495,745 527,106
Seattle-Tacoma, WA CSA 4,274,767 4,526,991
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA 439,811 445,142
Sioux City-Vermillion, IA-SD-NE CSA 182,427 182,738
South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka, IN-MI CSA 720,647 723,537
Spokane-Spokane Valley-Coeur d’Alene, WA-ID CSA 666,247 688,279
Springfield-Branson, MO CSA 520,589 537,631
Springfield-Greenfield Town, MA CSA 692,942 699,962
Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln, IL CSA 316,177 315,338
State College-DuBois, PA CSA 235,632 239,933
Steamboat Springs-Craig, CO CSA 37,304 36,793
Syracuse-Auburn, NY CSA 742,603 740,301
Tallahassee-Bainbridge, FL-GA CSA 395,255 402,971
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 2,783,243 2,915,582
Toledo-Port Clinton, OH CSA 651,429 648,610
Tucson-Nogales, AZ CSA 1,027,683 1,051,211
Tulsa-Muskogee-Bartlesville, OK CSA 1,106,431 1,139,468
Tyler-Jacksonville, TX CSA 260,559 269,744
Victoria-Port Lavaca, TX CSA 115,384 120,427
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC CSA 1,779,243 1,819,427
Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA CSA 595,161 608,467
Waco, TX MSA 252,772 260,430
Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA CSA 9,051,961 9,546,579
Wausau-Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids, WI CSA 307,574 308,363
Wichita-Arkansas City-Winfield, KS CSA 667,230 677,039
Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA CSA 155,349 156,253
Youngstown-Warren, OH-PA CSA 673,614 658,949
     
Puerto Rico    
Mayagüez-San Germán, PR CSA 243,792 231,321
Ponce-Coamo-Santa Isabel, PR CSA 433,749 408,020
San Juan-Carolina, PR CSA 2,664,889 2,544,611

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Some of the most populous counties by their 2014 populations 

ALABAMA
Jefferson 660,793
Mobile 415,123
Madison 350,299
Montgomery 226,189
Shelby 206,655
Tuscaloosa 202,212
Baldwin 200,111

ALASKA
Anchorage Municipality 301,010
Fairbanks North Star Borough 99,357
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 97,882

ARIZONA
Maricopa 4,087,191
Pima 1,004,516
Pinal 401,918

ARKANSAS
Pulaski 392,702
Benton 242,321
Washington 220,792

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles 10,116,705
San Diego 3,263,431
Orange 3,145,515
Riverside 2,329,271
San Bernardino 2,112,619
Santa Clara 1,894,605
Alameda 1,610,921
Sacramento 1,482,026
Contra Costa 1,111,339
Fresno 965,974

COLORADO
Denver 663,862
El Paso 663,519
Arapahoe 618,821
Jefferson 558,503
Adams 480,718
Larimer 324,122
Douglas 314,638
Boulder 313,333

CONNECTICUT
Fairfield 945,438
Hartford 897,985
New Haven 861,277

DELAWARE
New Castle 552,778

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington 658,893

FLORIDA
Miami-Dade 2,662,874
Broward 1,869,235
Palm Beach 1,397,710
Hillsborough 1,316,298
Orange 1,253,001
Pinellas 938,098
Duval 897,698
Lee 679,513
Polk 634,638

GEORGIA
Fulton 996,319
Gwinnett 877,922
Cobb 730,981
DeKalb 722,161
Chatham 283,379
Clayton 267,542
Cherokee 230,985
Henry 213,869
Forsyth 204,302
Richmond 201,368
Muscogee 200,887

HAWAII
Honolulu 991,788

IDAHO
Ada 426,236
Canyon 203,143
Kootenai 147,326
Bonneville 108,623

ILLINOIS
Cook 5,246,456
DuPage 932,708
Lake 705,186
Will 685,419
Kane 527,306

INDIANA
Marion 934,243
Lake 490,228
Allen 365,918
Hamilton 302,623

IOWA
Polk 459,862
Linn 217,751
Scott 171,387
Johnson 142,287
Black Hawk 132,897
Woodbury 102,271

KANSAS
Johnson 574,272
Sedgwick 508,803
Shawnee 178,406
Wyandotte 161,636
Douglas 116,585

KENTUCKY
Jefferson 760,026
Fayette 310,797
Kenton 163,929

LOUISIANA
East Baton Rouge 446,042
Jefferson 435,716
Orleans 384,320
Caddo 252,603
St. Tammany 245,829
Lafayette 235,644

MAINE
Cumberland 287,797
York 200,710

MARYLAND
Montgomery 1,030,447
Baltimore 826,925
Baltimore city 622,793
Anne Arundel 560,133

MASSACHUSETTS
Middlesex 1,570,315
Worcester 813,475
Essex 769,091
Suffolk 767,254

MICHIGAN
Wayne 1,764,804
Oakland 1,237,868
Macomb 860,112
Kent 629,237
Genesee 412,895

MINNESOTA
Hennepin 1,212,064
Ramsey 532,655
Dakota 412,529
Anoka 341,864

MISSISSIPPI
Hinds 243,729
Harrison 199,058
DeSoto 170,913
Rankin 148,070
Jackson 141,137

MISSOURI
St. Louis 1,001,876
Jackson 683,191
St. Charles 379,493
St. Louis city 317,419
Greene 285,865
Clay 233,682
Jefferson 222,716

MONTANA
Yellowstone 155,634
Missoula 112,684

NEBRASKA
Douglas 543,244
Lancaster 301,795
Sarpy 172,193

NEVADA
Clark 2,069,681
Washoe 440,078

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Hillsborough 405,184
Rockingham 300,621
Merrimack 147,171

NEW JERSEY
Bergen 933,572
Middlesex 836,297
Essex 795,723

NEW MEXICO
Bernalillo 675,551
Doña Ana 213,676
Santa Fe 148,164
Sandoval 137,608
San Juan 123,785

NEW YORK
Kings 2,621,793
Queens 2,321,580
New York 1,636,268
Suffolk 1,502,968
Bronx 1,438,159
Nassau 1,358,627
Westchester 972,634
Erie 922,835
Monroe 749,857
Richmond 473,279
Onondaga 468,196

NORTH CAROLINA
Mecklenburg 1,012,539
Wake 998,691
Guilford 512,119
Forsyth 365,298
Cumberland 326,328
Durham 294,460
Buncombe 250,539
Union 218,568
New Hanover 216,298
Gaston 211,127

NORTH DAKOTA
Cass 167,005
Burleigh 90,503
Grand Forks 70,138
Ward 69,384

OHIO
Cuyahoga 1,259,828
Franklin 1,231,393
Hamilton 806,631
Summit 541,943
Montgomery 533,116
Lucas 435,286
Stark 375,736
Butler 374,158
Lorain 304,216

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma 766,215
Tulsa 629,598
Cleveland 269,908

OREGON
Multnomah 776,712
Washington 562,998
Clackamas 394,972
Lane 358,337
Marion 326,110

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia 1,560,297
Allegheny 1,231,255
Montgomery 816,857
Bucks 626,685
Delaware 562,960
Lancaster 533,320
Chester 512,784
York 440,755
Berks 413,691

RHODE ISLAND
Providence 631,974

SOUTH CAROLINA
Greenville 482,752
Charleston 381,015
Horry 298,832
Spartanburg 293,542
Lexington 277,888
York 245,346
Berkeley 198,205
Anderson 192,810

SOUTH DAKOTA
Minnehaha 182,882
Pennington 108,242

TENNESSEE
Shelby 938,803
Davidson 668,347
Knox 448,644
Hamilton 351,220
Rutherford 288,906

TEXAS
Harris 4,441,370
Dallas 2,518,638
Tarrant 1,945,360
Bexar 1,855,866
Travis 1,151,145
Collin 885,241
El Paso 833,487
Hidalgo 831,073
Denton 753,363
Fort Bend 685,345

UTAH
Salt Lake 1,091,742
Utah 560,974
Davis 329,692

VERMONT
Chittenden 160,531

VIRGINIA
Fairfax 1,137,538
Virginia Beach city 450,980
Prince William 446,094
Loudoun 363,050
Chesterfield 332,499
Henrico 321,924
Norfolk city 245,428
Chesapeake city 233,371
Arlington 226,908
Richmond city 217,853

WASHINGTON
King 2,079,967
Pierce 831,928
Snohomish 759,583
Spokane 484,318
Clark 451,008

WEST VIRGINIA
Kanawha 190,223
Berkeley 110,497
Monongalia 103,463

WISCONSIN
Milwaukee 956,406
Dane 516,284
Waukesha 395,118
Brown 256,670

WYOMING
Laramie 96,389
Natrona 81,624

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