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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 2020 Philadelphia is the seventh-largest United States metropolitan area.[1]

Metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's)

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, 2020, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[1]
  2. The MSA name as designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget[2]
  3. The MSA population as of April 1, 2020, as enumerated by the 2020 United States Census[1]
  4. The MSA population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census[1]
  5. The percent MSA population change from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2020[1]
  6. The combined statistical area (CSA)[3] if the MSA is a component[2]
The 18 "metropolitan statistical areas" of Pennsylvania[1]

Rank Metropolitan statistical area 2020 Census 2010 Census % Change Encompassing combined statistical area
1 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA 6,245,051 5,965,343 +4.69% Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA
2 Pittsburgh, PA MSA 2,370,930 2,356,285 +0.62% Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV CSA
3 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA 861,889 821,173 +4.96%
4 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA 591,712 549,475 +7.69% Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA
5 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA 567,559 563,631 +0.70%
6 Lancaster, PA MSA 552,984 519,445 +6.46%
7 York-Hanover, PA MSA 456,438 434,972 +4.94% Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA
8 Reading, PA MSA 428,849 411,442 +4.23% Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA
9 Erie, PA MSA 270,876 280,566 −3.45% Erie-Meadville, PA CSA
10 East Stroudsburg, PA MSA 168,327 169,842 −0.89% New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA
11 State College, PA MSA 158,172 153,990 +2.72% State College-DuBois, PA CSA
12 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA MSA 155,932 149,618 +4.22% Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA CSA
13 Lebanon, PA MSA 143,257 133,568 +7.25% Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA
14 Johnstown, PA MSA 133,472 143,679 −7.10% Johnstown-Somerset, PA CSA
15 Altoona, PA MSA 122,822 127,089 −3.36%
16 Williamsport, PA MSA 114,188 116,111 −1.66% Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA CSA
17 Gettysburg, PA MSA 103,852 101,407 +2.41% Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA CSA
18 Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA MSA 82,863 85,562 −3.15% Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA CSA

Combined statistical areas (CSA's)

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, 2020, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[4][5]
  2. The CSA name as designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget[2]
  3. The CSA population as of July 1, 2020, 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, 2020[6]
  6. The Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) that constitute the CSA[2]

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

For a list of all US metropolitan areas see List of primary statistical areas of the United States

The Combined Statistical Areas of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Rank Combined Statistical Area 2020 Census 2010 Census Change Constituent Core Based Statistical Areas
1 New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area 22,491,979 22,255,491 +1.06% 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
Trenton-Princeton, 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 9,865,267 9,050,192 +9.01% 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 7,214,065 7,067,807 +2.07% 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 2,593,177 2,660,727 −2.54% 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 1,276,796 1,219,422 +4.71% 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 632,538 673,614 −6.10% Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
Salem, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area
7 Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area 352,123 369,331 −4.66% Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
Meadville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
8 Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA Combined Statistical Area 257,753 264,739 −2.64% Sunbury, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
Lewisburg, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
Selinsgrove, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
9 State College-DuBois, PA Combined Statistical Area 240,108 235,632 +1.90% State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
DuBois, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
10 Johnstown-Somerset, PA Combined Statistical Area 201,588 221,421 −8.96% Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
Somerset, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
11 Altoona-Huntingdon, PA Combined Statistical Area 165,597 173,002 −4.28% Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
12 Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area 151,166 155,349 −2.69% Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Population Totals and Components of Change: 2010-2020". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. April 2020. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "OMB Bulletin No. 20-01: 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. March 6, 2020. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties and County-Equivalents: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2020" (XLS). 2020 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. April 2021. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2020" (XLS). 2020 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. June 2021. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Population Totals and Components of Change: 2010-2019". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 26, 2020. Retrieved April 26, 2020.