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Largest Cities in the United States

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The cities used for the United States weather rankings and data at CurrentResults.com are the major centers that anchor the largest metropolitan populations in the United States. They represent the 51 urban regions that were home to at least one million people during the national 2010 census.

Altogether the cities and surrounding urban areas account for over half of the US population. In 2010, 167 million people lived in these urban centers, out of the country's 308 million people.

The table below lists the biggest 51 metropolitan areas identified by the US Census Bureau, the population counted in the 2010 Census, and the corresponding city used for weather information on this website.

The weather data used for these centers usually comes from a region's major airport, as these collect the greatest range of weather information. For San Jose and Riverside California, some measures, including sunshine and cloud cover, are not available.

Largest urban areas in the United States, listed by 2010 population size
Metropolitan Area 2010 Population City
New York-Northern NJ-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 18,897,109 New York
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 12,828,837 Los Angeles
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI   9,461,105 Chicago
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX   6,371,773 Dallas
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD   5,965,343 Philadelphia
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX   5,946,800 Houston
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV   5,582,170 Washington
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL   5,564,635 Miami
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA   5,268,860 Atlanta
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH   4,552,402 Boston
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA   4,335,391 San Francisco
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI   4,296,250 Detroit
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA   4,224,851 Riverside
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ   4,192,887 Phoenix
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA   3,439,809 Seattle
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI   3,279,833 Minneapolis
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA   3,095,313 San Diego
St. Louis, MO-IL   2,812,896 St. Louis
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL   2,783,243 Tampa
Baltimore-Towson, MD   2,710,489 Baltimore
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO   2,543,482 Denver
Pittsburgh, PA   2,356,285 Pittsburgh
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA   2,226,009 Portland
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA   2,149,127 Sacramento
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX   2,142,508 San Antonio
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL   2,134,411 Orlando
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN   2,130,151 Cincinnati
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH   2,077,240 Cleveland
Kansas City, MO-KS   2,035,334 Kansas City
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV   1,951,269 Las Vegas
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA   1,836,911 San Jose
Columbus, OH   1,836,536 Columbus
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC   1,758,038 Charlotte
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN   1,756,241 Indianapolis
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX   1,716,289 Austin
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC   1,671,683 Virginia Beach
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA   1,600,852 Providence
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN   1,589,934 Nashville
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI   1,555,908 Milwaukee
Jacksonville, FL   1,345,596 Jacksonville
Memphis, TN-MS-AR   1,316,100 Memphis
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN   1,283,566 Louisville
Richmond, VA    1,258,251 Richmond
Oklahoma City, OK   1,252,987 Oklahoma City
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT   1,212,381 Hartford
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA   1,167,764 New Orleans
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY   1,135,509 Buffalo
Raleigh-Cary, NC   1,130,490 Raleigh
Birmingham-Hoover, AL   1,128,047 Birmingham
Salt Lake City, UT   1,124,197 Salt Lake City
Rochester, NY   1,054,323 Rochester
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