Table 1-1c  Top 25 U.S. Population Centers: 1996

Table 1-1c 
Top 25 U.S. Population Centers: 1996

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Metropolitan area 1996
New York, NY-NJ-CT-PA (CMSA) 19,938
Los Angeles, CA (CMSA) 15,495
Chicago, IL-IN-WI (CMSA) 8,600
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (CMSA) 7,165
San Francisco-Oakland, CA (CMSA) 6,605
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD (CMSA) 5,973
Boston, MA-NH-ME-CT (CMSA) 5,563
Detroit, MI (CMSA) 5,284
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX (CMSA) 4,575
Houston, TX (CMSA) 4,253
Atlanta, GA (MSA) 3,541
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL (CMSA) 3,514
Seattle-Tacoma, WA (CMSA) 3,321
Cleveland-Akron, OH (CMSA) 2,913
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI (MSA) 2,765
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (MSA) 2,747
San Diego, CA (MSA) 2,655
St. Louis, MO-IL (MSA) 2,548
Pittsburgh, PA (MSA) 2,747
Denver, CO (CMSA) 2,277
Tampa, FL (MSA) 2,199
Portland, OR-WA (CMSA) 2,078
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (CMSA) 1,921
Kansas City, MO-KS (MSA) 1,690
Milwaukee, WI (CMSA) 1,643
Total of top 25 122,010
Percent of total U.S. population 45.9

NOTE: For definitions and explanations of MSA (metropolitan statistical area) and CMSA (consolidated metropolitan statistical area), See Appendix B.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1998. (Washington, DC: 1998).