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Metropolitan Areas with Population of 5,000,000 or More

The following metropolitan areas of the United States have a population of more than 5,000,000 in 1990 and 2000.

Metropolitan area Population Percent
change,
1990 to 2000
2000 share of
U.S. total
April 1, 1990 April 1, 2000
Total for metropolitan areas of 5,000,000 or more 75,874,152 84,064,274 10.8% 29.9%
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y., N.J., Conn., Pa. 19,549,649 21,199,865 8.4 7.5
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, Calif. 14,531,529 16,373,645 12.7 5.8
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, Ill., Ind., Wis. 8,239,820 9,157,540 11.1 3.3
Washington-Baltimore, D.C., Md., Va., W.Va. 6,727,050 7,608,070 13.1 2.7
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif. 6,253,311 7,039,362 12.6 2.5
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, Pa., N.J., Del., Md. 5,892,937 6,188,463 5.0 2.2
Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, Mass., N.H., Maine, Conn. 5,455,403 5,819,100 6.7 2.1
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, Mich. 5,187,171 5,456,428 5.2 1.9
Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex. 4,037,282 5,221,801 29.3 1.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000; 1990 Census; Web: www.census.gov.

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