Most Populous Combined Statistical Areas in the U.S.

The United States Office of Management and Budget delineates combined statistical areas. These areas are groupings of adjacent metropolitan and/or micropolitan statistical areas that have social and economic ties as measured by commuting to work, but at lower levels than are found among counties within individual metropolitan and micropolilan statistical areas. Combined statistical areas can be characterized as representing larger regions that reflect wide-ranging social and economic interactions, such as wholesaling, commodity distribution, and weekend recreation activities, as well as lower levels of daily commuting interaction.

15 Most Populous Combined Statistical Areas in the U.S.

15 Most Populous Combined Statistical Areas in the U.S.
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Under the 2010 Standards for Delineating Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas, a combined statistical area is identified when two adjacent metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas have an employment interchange measure (EIM) of at least 15. (The EIM is defined as the sum of the percentage of employed residents of the smaller area who work in the larger area and the percentage of employment in the smaller area that is accounted for by workers who reside in the larger area)

30 Most Populous Combined Statistical Areas in the U.S.

30 Most Populous Combined Statistical Areas in the US
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There are 172 combined statistical areas containing more than 550 metropolitan and/or micropolitan statistical areas in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The 169 Combined Statistical Areas

The 169 Combined Statistical Areas
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The Combined statistical areas ranked by population

RankCombined Statistical AreaPopulation (2018)
1New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area22,679,948
2Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area18,764,814
3Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Combined Statistical Area9,866,910
4Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area9,778,360
5San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area9,666,055
6Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area8,285,407
7Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK Combined Statistical Area7,957,493
8Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area7,204,035
9Houston-The Woodlands, TX Combined Statistical Area7,197,883
10Miami-Port St. Lucie-Fort Lauderdale, FL Combined Statistical Area6,913,262
11Atlanta–Athens-Clarke County–Sandy Springs, GA-AL Combined Statistical Area6,775,511
12Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI Combined Statistical Area5,353,002
13Phoenix-Mesa, AZ Combined Statistical Area4,911,851
14Seattle-Tacoma, WA Combined Statistical Area4,853,364
15Orlando-Lakeland-Deltona, FL Combined Statistical Area4,096,575
16Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI Combined Statistical Area4,014,593
17Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area3,599,264
18Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area3,572,798
19Portland-Vancouver-Salem, OR-WA Combined Statistical Area3,239,335
20St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL Combined Statistical Area2,909,777
21Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC Combined Statistical Area2,753,810
22Sacramento-Roseville, CA Combined Statistical Area2,619,754
23Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV Combined Statistical Area2,612,492
24Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT Combined Statistical Area2,606,548
25San Antonio-New Braunfels-Pearsall, TX Combined Statistical Area2,555,933
26Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area2,509,850
27Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined Statistical Area2,487,053
28Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN Combined Statistical Area2,431,361
29Las Vegas-Henderson, NV Combined Statistical Area2,276,993
30Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY-IN Combined Statistical Area2,272,152
31Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC Combined Statistical Area2,238,315
32Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro, TN Combined Statistical Area2,057,416
33Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area2,049,391
34Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area1,854,604
35Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area1,677,551
36Jacksonville-St. Marys-Palatka, FL-GA Combined Statistical Area1,662,541
37New Orleans-Metairie-Hammond, LA-MS Combined Statistical Area1,506,145
38Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Madison, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area1,488,015
39Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area1,478,658
40Hartford-West Hartford, CT Combined Statistical Area1,473,084
41Oklahoma City-Shawnee, OK Combined Statistical Area1,469,124
42Grand Rapids-Kentwood-Muskegon, MI Combined Statistical Area1,406,918
43Memphis-Forrest City, TN-MS-AR Combined Statistical Area1,367,788
44Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area1,315,071
45Fresno-Madera-Hanford, CA Combined Statistical Area1,303,438
46Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA Combined Statistical Area1,267,057
47Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Combined Statistical Area1,206,992
48Cape Coral-Fort Myers-Naples, FL Combined Statistical Area1,174,654
49Albany-Schenectady, NY Combined Statistical Area1,171,593
50Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY Combined Statistical Area1,162,893
51Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM Combined Statistical Area1,156,187
52Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville, TN Combined Statistical Area1,135,556
53Tulsa-Muskogee-Bartlesville, OK Combined Statistical Area1,114,002
54Tucson-Nogales, AZ Combined Statistical Area1,085,584
55Dayton-Springfield-Kettering, OH Combined Statistical Area1,079,837
56El Paso-Las Cruces, TX-NM Combined Statistical Area1,063,075
57North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Combined Statistical Area1,044,060
58Chattanooga-Cleveland-Dalton, TN-GA Combined Statistical Area997,205
59Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area978,989
60Columbia-Orangeburg-Newberry, SC Combined Statistical Area958,120
61McAllen-Edinburg, TX Combined Statistical Area930,464
62Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR Combined Statistical Area909,346
63Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI Combined Statistical Area887,800
64Fayetteville-Sanford-Lumberton, NC Combined Statistical Area848,083
65Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA Combined Statistical Area846,068
66Toledo-Findlay-Tiffin, OH Combined Statistical Area833,576
67Boise City-Mountain Home-Ontario, ID-OR Combined Statistical Area811,961
68South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka, IN-MI Combined Statistical Area807,717
69Charleston-Huntington-Ashland, WV-OH-KY Combined Statistical Area784,376
70Lexington-Fayette–Richmond–Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area760,528
71Spokane-Spokane Valley-Coeur d'Alene, WA-ID Combined Statistical Area734,998
72Syracuse-Auburn, NY Combined Statistical Area727,647
73Jackson-Vicksburg-Brookhaven, MS Combined Statistical Area678,169
74Wichita-Winfield, KS Combined Statistical Area672,796
75Portland-Lewiston-South Portland, ME Combined Statistical Area643,099
76Youngstown-Warren, OH-PA Combined Statistical Area641,617
77Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope, AL Combined Statistical Area631,779
78Reno-Carson City-Fernley, NV Combined Statistical Area629,453
79Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City, LA Combined Statistical Area621,902
80Huntsville-Decatur, AL Combined Statistical Area614,739
81Fort Wayne-Huntington-Auburn, IN Combined Statistical Area606,645
82Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro, GA Combined Statistical Area577,093
83Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC-NC Combined Statistical Area543,140
84Asheville-Marion-Brevard, NC Combined Statistical Area539,307
85Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice, TX Combined Statistical Area536,555
86Pensacola-Ferry Pass, FL-AL Combined Statistical Area531,631
87Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL Combined Statistical Area515,478
88Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area509,335
89Kalamazoo-Battle Creek-Portage, MI Combined Statistical Area504,022
90Davenport–Moline, IA–IL Combined Statistical Area470,898
91Montgomery-Selma-Alexander City, AL Combined Statistical Area462,747
92Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA Combined Statistical Area445,696
93Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, TX Combined Statistical Area445,423
94Shreveport-Bossier City-Minden, LA Combined Statistical Area436,341
95Rockford-Freeport-Rochelle, IL Combined Statistical Area433,334
96Macon-Bibb County–Warner Robins, GA Combined Statistical Area412,503
97Salisbury-Cambridge, MD-DE Combined Statistical Area409,979
98Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Combined Statistical Area408,544
99Gainesville-Lake City, FL Combined Statistical Area399,485
100Saginaw-Midland-Bay City, MI Combined Statistical Area377,932
101Lubbock-Plainview-Levelland, TX Combined Statistical Area375,878
102Green Bay-Shawano, WI Combined Statistical Area367,045
103Kennewick-Richland-Walla Walla, WA Combined Statistical Area357,146
104Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area357,124
105Lincoln-Beatrice, NE Combined Statistical Area356,083
106Midland-Odessa, TX Combined Statistical Area340,455
107Amarillo-Pampa-Borger, TX Combined Statistical Area309,943
108Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln, IL Combined Statistical Area308,124
109Wausau-Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids, WI Combined Statistical Area307,114
110Medford-Grants Pass, OR Combined Statistical Area306,957
111Rocky Mount-Wilson-Roanoke Rapids, NC Combined Statistical Area297,726
112Greenville-Kinston-Washington, NC Combined Statistical Area282,969
113Tyler-Jacksonville, TX Combined Statistical Area282,813
114Burlington-South Burlington-Barre, VT Combined Statistical Area279,223
115Fargo-Wahpeton, ND-MN Combined Statistical Area267,964
116Lafayette-West Lafayette-Frankfort, IN Combined Statistical Area262,341
117Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA Combined Statistical Area260,104
118Rochester-Austin, MN Combined Statistical Area259,813
119Harrisonburg-Staunton, VA Combined Statistical Area258,284
120Columbia-Moberly-Mexico, MO Combined Statistical Area257,981
121Hattiesburg-Laurel, MS Combined Statistical Area253,156
122Monroe-Ruston, LA Combined Statistical Area249,399
123Idaho Falls-Rexburg-Blackfoot, ID Combined Statistical Area247,612
124Redding-Red Bluff, CA Combined Statistical Area243,956
125State College-DuBois, PA Combined Statistical Area242,193
126Lake Charles-Jennings, LA Combined Statistical Area241,662
127Bowling Green-Glasgow, KY Combined Statistical Area231,868
128Lima-Van Wert-Celina, OH Combined Statistical Area217,707
129Mansfield-Ashland-Bucyrus, OH Combined Statistical Area216,394
130Bend-Prineville, OR Combined Statistical Area215,863
131Pueblo-Cañon City, CO Combined Statistical Area215,550
132Eau Claire-Menomonie, WI Combined Statistical Area213,800
133Bloomington-Bedford, IN Combined Statistical Area213,430
134Joplin-Miami, MO-OK Combined Statistical Area210,077
135Bloomington-Pontiac, IL Combined Statistical Area208,589
136Johnstown-Somerset, PA Combined Statistical Area205,682
137Tupelo-Corinth, MS Combined Statistical Area202,792
138Dothan-Ozark, AL Combined Statistical Area197,201
139Morgantown-Fairmont, WV Combined Statistical Area196,356
140Jackson-Brownsville, TN Combined Statistical Area195,589
141New Bern-Morehead City, NC Combined Statistical Area194,743
142Elmira-Corning, NY Combined Statistical Area180,050
143Jonesboro-Paragould, AR Combined Statistical Area177,857
144Altoona-Huntingdon, PA Combined Statistical Area167,660
145Rapid City-Spearfish, SD Combined Statistical Area165,764
146Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area152,348
147Ithaca-Cortland, NY Combined Statistical Area150,616
148Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Combined Statistical Area150,188
149Cape Girardeau-Sikeston, MO-IL Combined Statistical Area135,440
150Paducah-Mayfield, KY-IL Combined Statistical Area133,964
151Hot Springs-Malvern, AR Combined Statistical Area132,855
152Edwards-Glenwood Springs, CO Combined Statistical Area132,713
153Mankato-New Ulm, MN Combined Statistical Area126,758
154Scottsboro-Fort Payne, AL Combined Statistical Area123,121
155Victoria-Port Lavaca, TX Combined Statistical Area121,180
156Kokomo-Peru, IN Combined Statistical Area117,933
157Moses Lake-Othello, WA Combined Statistical Area117,090
158Quincy-Hannibal, IL-MO Combined Statistical Area114,350
159Mount Pleasant-Alma, MI Combined Statistical Area111,161
160Burlington-Fort Madison-Keokuk, IA-IL-MO Combined Statistical Area104,588
161Marinette-Iron Mountain, WI-MI Combined Statistical Area93,121
162Pullman-Moscow, WA-ID Combined Statistical Area89,925
163Dixon-Sterling, IL Combined Statistical Area89,849
164Richmond-Connersville, IN Combined Statistical Area88,983
165DeRidder-Fort Polk South, LA Combined Statistical Area86,113
166Kerrville-Fredericksburg, TX Combined Statistical Area79,209
167Columbus-West Point, MS Combined Statistical Area78,316
168Clovis-Portales, NM Combined Statistical Area68,180
169Martin-Union City, TN-KY Combined Statistical Area63,682
170Cleveland-Indianola, MS Combined Statistical Area57,068
171Steamboat Springs-Craig, CO Combined Statistical Area38,921
172Spencer-Spirit Lake, IA Combined Statistical Area33,287
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