List of Texas metropolitan areas

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The following is a complete list of 25 metropolitan areas in Texas, as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget. The largest two are ranked among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

Office of Management and Budget United States government agency

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP). OMB's most prominent function is to produce the President's Budget, but OMB also measures the quality of agency programs, policies, and procedures to see if they comply with the president's policies and coordinates inter-agency policy initiatives.

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Some metropolitan areas contain metropolitan divisions. Two metropolitan divisions exist within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington MSA. The term metropolitan division is used to refer to a county or group of counties within a metropolitan area that has a population core of at least 2.5 million. A metropolitan division often functions as a distinct social, economic, and cultural area within the larger region.

Metropolitan areas

The following table lists population figures for those metropolitan areas, in rank of population. Population figures are as of the April 1, 2010 U.S. Census estimates. [1]

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Dallas-Fort Worth
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Houston
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San Antonio
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Austin
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Metropolitan AreaMetropolitan DivisionPopulation
14 Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington  7,424,256
   Dallas–Plano–Irving4,942,676
   Fort Worth–Arlington2,481,580
25 Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land  6,928,233
325 San Antonio–New Braunfels  2,142,508
435 Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos  1,716,289
567 McAllen–Edinburg–Mission  900,304
668 El Paso  838,972
7114 Corpus Christi  442,600
8126 Brownsville–Harlingen  406,220
9127 Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood  405,300
10132 Beaumont–Port Arthur  388,745
11162 Lubbock  284,890
12184 Laredo  250,304
13185 Amarillo  249,881
14188 Waco  234,906
15192 College Station–Bryan  228,660
16202 Tyler  209,714
17198 Longview  206,874
18240 Abilene  165,252
19263 Wichita Falls  151,306
20288 Texarkana  143,027
21283 Odessa  137,130
22284 Midland  136,872
23313 Sherman–Denison  120,877
24322 Victoria  115,384
25326 San Angelo  111,823

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References

  1. American FactFinder. "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - United States -- Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico 2010 Census National Summary File of Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 16 December 2012.