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RANK MSA 2004

1 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5700256
2 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 5361723
3 Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 5180443
4 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4708297
5 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2587967
6 Orlando, FL 1861707
7 San Antonio, TX 1854050
8 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1644250
9 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 1474734
10 Austin-Round Rock, TX 1412271
11 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN 1395879
12 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1319589
13 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1250293
14 Jacksonville, FL 1225381
15 Louisville, KY-IN 1200847
16 Richmond, VA 1154317
17 Oklahoma City, OK 1144327
18 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1082193
19 Raleigh-Cary, NC 914680
20 Tulsa, OK 881815
21 Baton Rouge, LA 728731
22 El Paso, TX 713126
23 Columbia, SC 679456
24 Greensboro-High Point, NC 667542
25 McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 658248
26 Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 651862
27 Knoxville, TN 647170
28 Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 636636
29 Greenville, SC 583867
30 Charleston-North Charleston, SC 583434
31 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 524389
32 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 519387
33 Jackson, MS 517275
34 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 515314
35 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 514295
36 Chattanooga, TN-GA 489609
37 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 478670
38 Durham, NC 451212
39 Winston-Salem, NC 441607
40 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 437135
41 Lexington-Fayette, KY 424661
42 Corpus Christi, TX 409741
43 Mobile, AL 400526
44 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 390881
45 Asheville, NC 387248
46 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 383443
47 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 381817
48 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 371825
49 Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce, FL 364772
50 Huntsville, AL 362459
51 Montgomery, AL 355181
52 Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC 352734
53 Fayetteville, NC 347751
54 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 346116
55 Tallahassee, FL 331655
56 Savannah, GA 310714
57 Charleston, WV 307763
58 Wilmington, NC 303246
59 Naples-Marco Island, FL 296678
60 Ocala, FL 291322
61 Roanoke, VA 291135
62 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 287038
63 Fort Smith, AR-OK 282167
64 Columbus, GA-AL 279518
65 Spartanburg, SC 264230
66 Lubbock, TX 257663
67 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 252771
68 Lafayette, LA 246160
69 Gainesville, FL 239114
70 Clarksville, TN-KY 238897
71 Amarillo, TX 236113
72 Lynchburg, VA 232538
73 Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 231331
74 Macon, GA 228170
75 Waco, TX 222439
76 Laredo, TX 219464
77 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC 217608
78 Longview, TX 200405
79 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 198680
80 Florence, SC 197256
81 Tuscaloosa, AL 195125
82 Lake Charles, LA 194642
83 College Station-Bryan, TX 189468
84 Johnson City, TN 187321
85 Tyler, TX 186414
86 Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL 181460
87 Charlottesville, VA 180901
88 Athens-Clarke County, GA 173760
89 Anderson, SC 173550
90 Monroe, LA 171249
91 Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH 162953
92 Albany, GA 162800
93 Gainesville, GA 160925
94 Greenville, NC 160806
95 Abilene, TX 158515
96 Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 157949
97 Punta Gorda, FL 157134
98 Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC 156918
99 Daphne-Fairhope, AL 156701
100 Pascagoula, MS 156274
101 Jacksonville, NC 154297
102 Lexington-Thomasville, NC 153775
103 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 150870
104 Wheeling, WV-OH 149498
105 Wichita Falls, TX 147826
106 Decatur, AL 147629
107 Alexandria, LA 147152
108 Rocky Mount, NC 145423
109 Florence, AL 142339
110 Burlington, NC 138462
111 Statesville-Mooresville, NC 136924
112 Dothan, AL 135245
113 Salisbury, NC 134317
114 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR 132716
115 Homosassa Springs, FL 130465
116 Dalton, GA 130017
117 Hattiesburg, MS 129967
118 Tupelo, MS 129511
119 Morristown, TN 129010
120 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 127712
121 Lumberton, NC 126469
122 Odessa, TX 124488
123 Vero Beach, FL 124114
124 Warner Robins, GA 123753
125 Valdosta, GA 123718
126 Auburn-Opelika, AL 120714
127 Midland, TX 120344
128 Sherman-Denison, TX 115933
129 New Bern, NC 114817
130 Goldsboro, NC 114245
131 Morgantown, WV 113774
132 Victoria, TX 113450
133 Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 113369
134 Winchester, VA-WV 112932
135 Anniston-Oxford, AL 112425
136 Jonesboro, AR 111530
137 Harrisonburg, VA 111284
138 Owensboro, KY 111028
149 Lawton, OK 110514
140 Jackson, TN 110170
141 Elizabethtown, KY 109551
142 Bowling Green, KY 109089
143 Danville, VA 108123
144 Cleveland, TN 107237
145 Bluefield, WV-VA 106823
146 Sumter, SC 105943
147 Pine Bluff, AR 105866
148 San Angelo, TX 105510
149 Meridian, MS 105421
150 Hammond, LA 105158
151 Gadsden, AL 103250
152 Dunn, NC 101542
 

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intersting, but what's the source and criteria?

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LSyd said:
intersting, but what's the source and criteria?

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U.S. Census Bureau 2004 county population estimates matched against new MSA designations.

Includes Metroplitan and Micropolitan areas. Metro areas contain a centralized urban area over 50,000. Micro areas contain a centralized urban cluster of between 10,000 and 50,000.

Source for 2004 County population estimates:

http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/CO-EST2004-01.html

Source of Metro and Micro Area definitions and components:

http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metrodef.html
 

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coolness, thanks. so this was the study i read about a few months ago that had Knoxville's MSA shrinking, b/c Sevierville broke off.

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LSyd said:
coolness, thanks. so this was the study i read about a few months ago that had Knoxville's MSA shrinking, b/c Sevierville broke off.

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No - b/c the county estimates are provided by the Census every year in April. When the population estimates come in then it is just a matter of plugging them into MSA / CSA definitions.
 

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Is Orlando's growth slowing down. Looks like San Antonio closed the gap. I thought Orlando was much higher than them and was widening the gap. I also thought Orlando would be over 2 million by now.
 

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Anyone have a list of MSA rankings for all the cities in the US (using the 2004 estimates)?
 

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This list is pretty accurate, IMO. Miami-Ft.Lauderdale must also include Palm Beach County, otherwise it would be about 4 million.

That whole I-4 corridor between Tampa through Orlando to Daytona Beach is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. It's got a lot of young people that live along it, which is much different to other more older areas of Florida.
 

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Holy Sh!!t. I just realized that Greensboro, NC and High Point are listed as a different MSA than Winston-Salem!! A certain forumer from Winston-Salem is going to go crazy. I mean crazier!!
 

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Nick in Atlanta said:
Holy Sh!!t. I just realized that Greensboro, NC and High Point are listed as a different MSA than Winston-Salem!! A certain forumer from Winston-Salem is going to go crazy. I mean crazier!!
LOL!

just curious though - why is Sandy Springs listed when it isnt incorporated?
 

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Darrell said:

Thanks... looks like using the CMSA numbers Birmingham is 37th. I believe in 2003, Birmingham was around 48th in MSAs, so I was wondering wonder how much Birmingham moved up in the rankings (if at all) since our MSA grew from 2003 to 2004, but apparently we didnt move up.
 

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LOL!

just curious though - why is Sandy Springs listed when it isnt incorporated?
The Office of Budget & Management counts census designated areas.

Also note concerning the MSA & CSA lists - I have neglected to update them from the November 2004 listing, mine are from the original 2003 criteria. For example, Greenville & Spartanburg are again merged, at least as a consolidated metro.
 

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Actually it's south by the census, South Atlantic more specifically, but on here, I consider it geographically the south, but I like Mid-Atlantic the best. Geographically DC, N. VA is the center of the eastern seaboard.
 

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LOL!

just curious though - why is Sandy Springs listed when it isnt incorporated?
They seem to just list two random areas in metro Atlanta besides the City of Atlanta. My best guess as to why they chose Sandy Springs and the City of Marietta is because they have a large population. The city of Marietta is about 50,000 and Sandy Springs (which will probably become an incorporated city this year) has a population of 85,000. Don't ask me why they didn't list the City of Decatur, which also has a sizeable population.
 

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^ Because Sandy Springs is regarded as a satelitte city & not just a suburb. This merely indicates the splintering of Atlanta's metro, similar to nationwide patterns - it is not primary city based as it once was.
 
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