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2006 US Census Metro Population Estimates

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:48 pm

Actually the raw numbers came out a couple of weeks ago, but the Bureau released their report on the numbers today.

Top ten MSA’s now look like this:

1.New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
2.Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
3.Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
4.Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
5.Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
6.Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
7.Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL
8.Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
9.Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
10.Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

Atlanta metro area gained 890,000 residents from April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2006, the largest numerical gain of the nation’s 361 metro areas.
Dallas-Fort Worth had the second largest numeric increase at 842,000, and totaled about 6 million people. Houston (with an increase of 825,000), Phoenix (787,000) and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. (771,000) rounded out the top five metro area gainers over the time period.


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