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Counties that comprise the 20 largest metro areas
(Last Updated for Collection Year 2010)

Rank

Core-Based Statistical Area

State

County

1

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

NJ

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union County

 

 

NY

Bronx , Kings, Nassau, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester

 

 

PA

Pike

 

 

 

 

2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

CA

Los Angeles, Orange

 

 

 

 

3

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

IL

Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will

 

 

IN

Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter

 

 

WI

Kenosha

       

4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

TX

Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise

 

 

 

 

5

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

DE

New Castle

 

 

MD

Cecil

 

 

NJ

Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem

 

 

PA

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

       

6

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

TX

Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller

 

 

 

 

7

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL

FL

Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

8

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

GA

Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton

 

 

 

 

9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

DC

District of Columbia

 

 

MD

Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's

 

 

VA

Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren, Alexandria city, Fairfax city, Falls Church city, Fredericksburg city, Manassas city, Manassas Park city

 

 

WV

Jefferson

       

10

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

MA

Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk

 

 

NH

Rockingham, Strafford

 

 

 

 

11

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

MI

Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne

 

 

 

 

12

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ

AZ

Maricopa, Pinal

 

 

 

 

13

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

CA

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo

 

 

 

 

14

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

CA

Riverside, San Bernardino

 

 

 

 

15

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

WA

King, Pierce, Snohomish

 

 

 

 

16

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

MN

Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, Wright

 

 

WI

Pierce, St. Croix

 

 

 

 

17

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

CA

San Diego

 

 

 

 

18

St. Louis, MO-IL

IL

Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair

 

 

MO

Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, Washington, St. Louis city

 

 

 

 

19

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

FL

Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas

 

 

 

 

20

Baltimore-Towson, MD

MD

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Queen Anne's, Baltimore city

 

Note: Statistical areas are those with a sufficient sample size to support reliable estimates with the MEPS-IC.

 

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