We’re Popular: DC Area Rounds Out Top 10 Most Populous Cities

  • March 7, 2011

by UrbanTurf Staff

The DC area is the 9th largest metropolitan area in the country (population-wise), according to estimates from Buffalo Business First. The region, which (by Business First’s assessment) includes DC and parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, has a population of 5,602,683, according to the recently released estimates.

Business First uses an in-house computer program that projects the population of metro areas by analyzing demographic trends over the past decade. (UrbanTurf is looking for a more detailed explanation of its methodology.) The screen shot below shows that it provides new estimates almost daily. (By Wednesday, there will be a few more hundred people in the area.)

We're Popular: DC Area Rounds Out Top 10 Most Populous Cities: Figure 1
Image from Buffalo Business First.

Unsurprisingly, the metro area that is the most populated right now is New York City’s with a population of approximately 19.2 million, followed by Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Houston.

For more details about the rankings, click here.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/were_popular_dc_area_rounds_out_top_10_most_populous_cities/3114

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