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Pennsylvania metropolitan areas

Pennsylvania has fourteen metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and four combined statistical areas (CSAs), as defined by the United States Census Bureau. A map of the Pennsylvania MSAs is available from the Census Bureau. As of 2016 Philadelphia is the seventh largest United States metropolitan area.[1] In 2003, the U.S. Census introduced "metropolitan divisions" within some metropolitan areas. Pennsylvania has one metropolitan division within the Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington MSA.

The following sortable table lists the 18 MSAs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the following information:

  1. The MSA rank by population as of July 1, 2017, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[2]
  2. The MSA name as designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget[3]
  3. The MSA population as of July 1, 2017, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[2]
  4. The MSA population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census[2]
  5. The percent MSA population change from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2017[2]
  6. The combined statistical area (CSA)[4] if the MSA is a component[3]
The 383 "metropolitan statistical areas" of the United States[5]



Rank Metropolitan statistical area 2017 Estimate 2010 Census % Change Encompassing combined statistical area
1 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA 6,096,120 5,965,343 +2.19% Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA
2 Pittsburgh, PA MSA 2,333,367 2,356,285 −0.97% Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV CSA
3 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA 840,550 821,173 +2.36% New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA
4 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA 571,903 549,475 +4.08% Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA
5 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA MSA 555,426 563,631 −1.46%
6 Lancaster, PA MSA 542,903 519,445 +4.52%
7 York-Hanover, PA MSA 446,078 434,972 +2.55% Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA
8 Reading, PA MSA 417,854 411,442 +1.56% Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA
9 Erie, PA MSA 274,541 280,566 −2.15% Erie-Meadville, PA CSA
10 East Stroudsburg, PA MSA 168,046 169,842 −1.06% New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA
11 State College, PA MSA 162,660 153,990 +5.63% State College-DuBois, PA CSA
12 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA MSA 154,234 149,618 +3.09% Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA CSA
13 Lebanon, PA MSA 139,754 133,568 +4.63% Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA
14 Johnstown, PA MSA 133,054 143,679 −7.39% Johnstown-Somerset, PA CSA
15 Altoona, PA MSA 123,457 127,089 −2.86%
16 Williamsport, PA MSA 113,841 116,111 −1.96% Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA CSA
17 Gettysburg, PA MSA 102,336 101,407 +0.92% Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA
18 Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA MSA 84,204 85,562 −1.59% Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA CSA

Combined statistical areas (CSA's) [ edit ]

The following sortable table lists the combined statistical areas (CSAs) of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the following information:

  1. The CSA rank by population as of July 1, 2017, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[6]
  2. The CSA name as designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget[7]
  3. The CSA population as of July 1, 2017, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[6]
  4. The CSA population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census[6]
  5. The percent CSA population change from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2017[6]
  6. The Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) that constitute the CSA[7]

(Metropolitan Statistical Areas that are not combined with other MSAs or CBSAs are not also listed below.)

The Combined Statistical Areas of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania



Rank Combined Statistical Area 2017 Estimate 2010 Census Change Constituent Core Based Statistical Areas
1 New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area 23,876,155 23,076,664 +3.46% New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area

New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Torrington, CT Micropolitan Statistical Area

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2 Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area 9,546,579 9,051,961 +5.46% Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

Easton, MD Micropolitan Statistical Area

Cambridge, MD Micropolitan Statistical Area
3 Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area 7,206,807 7,067,807 +1.97% Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
4 Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV Combined Statistical Area 2,623,639 2,660,727 −1.39% Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

New Castle, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area

Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
5 Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA Combined Statistical Area 1,260,071 1,219,422 +3.33% Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
6 Youngstown-Warren-East Liverpool, OH-PA Combined Statistical Area 658,949 673,614 −2.18% Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Salem, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, "Estimates of Resident Population Change and Rankings: July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016 - United States -- Metropolitan Statistical Area and for Puerto Rico, 2015 Population Estimates".
  2. ^ a b c d "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 – United States – Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". 2016 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "OMB Bulletin No. 15-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas"(PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. July 15, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  4. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a CSA (CSA) as an aggregate of adjacent core-based statistical areas that are linked by commuting ties.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 - United States -- Combined Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "OMB Bulletin No. 17-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas"(PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. August 15, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2018.



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