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This is a list of the most heavily populated metropolitan areas in North America, and it includes the 2010 population estimates, which are based on a mixture of official and independent sources. Some of the metropolitan areas listed below are also cities proper, but many others are groupings of cities, towns and urban areas.
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Data released by World Gazetteer - January.01.2010 - Next data release 2011 (unknown date)
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Basic definition of a 'Metropolitan Area' according to Wikipedia:
A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence, or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central cities and their zone of influence. One or more large cities may serve as its hub or hubs, and the metropolitan area is normally named after either the largest or most important central city within it.
Top 100 Most Populous Metropolitan Areas In North America
  Metro Area Country 2010 Calculation [1]
1 Mexico City Mexico 23,610,441
2 New York United States 23,313,036
3 Los Angeles United States 18,013,728
4 Chicago United States 9,610,649
5 Washington-Baltimore United States 8,400,990
6 San Francisco United States 7,718,447
7 Dallas United States 6,687,571
8 Toronto Canada 6,515,381
9 Philadelphia United States 6,292,639
10 Boston United States 6,238,132
11 Houston United States 5,800,255
12 Detroit-Windsor United States 5,760,344
13 Atlanta United States 5,495,123
14 Miami United States 5,136,602
15 San Diego-Tijuana United States 5,105,769
16 Phoenix United States 4,487,014
17 Guadalajara Mexico 4,260,864
18 Seattle United States 4,027,657
19 Monterrey Mexico 4,006,740
20 Montréal Canada 3,833,728
21 Guatemala Guatemala 3,681,309
22 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 3,512,391
23 Minneapolis-Saint Paul United States 3,314,586
24 Puebla Mexico 2,953,686
25 Cleveland United States 2,939,915
26 Denver United States 2,792,310
27 Portland United States 2,694,822
28 Saint Louis United States 2,660,949
29 Tampa United States 2,645,432
30 La Habana Cuba 2,605,022
31 Juárez-El Paso Mexico 2,525,583
32 Salt Lake City United States 2,338,024
33 Tegucigalpa Honduras 2,317,902
34 Vancouver Canada 2,296,333
35 Pittsburgh United States 2,290,612
36 Las Vegas United States 2,282,708
37 Orlando United States 2,092,326
38 Sacramento United States 2,091,402
39 Cincinnati United States 2,083,210
40 San Juan Puerto Rico 1,974,739
41 San Salvador El Salvador 1,950,604
42 Kansas City United States 1,947,854
43 San Antonio United States 1,905,127
44 Charlotte United States 1,900,289
45 Managua Nicaragua 1,837,921
46 Austin United States 1,818,731
47 Indianapolis United States 1,808,273
48 Milwaukee United States 1,790,174
49 Port-au-Prince Haiti 1,786,783
50 León Mexico 1,760,667
51 San José Costa Rica 1,724,403
52 Columbus United States 1,699,425
53 Norfolk-Virginia Beach United States 1,675,018
54 MacAllen-Reynosa United States 1,647,351
55 Raleigh United States 1,606,938
56 Buffalo-Saint Catharines United States 1,597,409
57 Nashville United States 1,471,200
58 Greensboro United States 1,470,513
59 West Palm Beach United States 1,320,837
60 New Orleans United States 1,314,697
61 Providence United States 1,307,092
62 Panamá Panama 1,272,599
63 Jacksonville United States 1,271,993
64 Memphis United States 1,230,096
65 Hartford United States 1,222,932
66 Oklahoma City United States 1,198,040
67 Calgary Canada 1,192,566
68 Ottawa Canada 1,177,673
69 Grand Rapids United States 1,177,567
70 Torreón Mexico 1,171,016
71 Matamoros-Brownsville Mexico 1,136,995
72 Richmond United States 1,125,506
73 Greenville United States 1,120,275
74 San Luis Potosí Mexico 1,114,328
75 Rochester United States 1,113,798
76 Fresno United States 1,098,460
77 Louisville United States 1,086,008
78 Edmonton Canada 1,052,548
79 Querétaro Mexico 1,031,290
80 Tucson United States 1,026,037
81 Mérida Mexico 988,991
82 Birmingham United States 977,498
83 Mexicali Mexico 975,344
84 Acapulco Mexico 961,502
85 Culiacán Mexico 957,602
86 Kingston Jamaica 948,683
87 Dayton United States 921,411
88 Chihuahua Mexico 901,408
89 Tulsa United States 890,945
90 Albany United States 873,609
91 Aguascalientes Mexico 857,776
92 Tampico Mexico 832,794
93 Hermosillo Mexico 808,079
94 San Pedro Sula Honduras 802,598
95 Albuquerque United States 801,616
96 Bakersfield United States 783,637
97 Omaha United States 782,577
98 Nuevo Laredo United States 775,481
99 Knoxville United States 773,754
100 Coatzacoalcos Mexico 751,179
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[1] "The Americas: most populous metropolitan areas" World Gazetteer - All statistics © Stefan Helders, Stefan Helders has been independently collating data relating to population statistics since 1998 on what is now known as the World Gazetteer website. According to Helders... "If possible, official data sources are used. In many cases however no official figures are available. In that case, secondary sources such as year books, encyclopediae, atlases etc. are used. I have also received data from other stats lovers". Along with another useful population statistics website called, Stefan Helders/World Gazetteer provides some of the most accurate and up-to-date analysis of population levels in the World's countries, cities and metropolitan areas.
[*ADDED NOTE] All of the North American metropolitan areas listed above include atleast one city/town with adjoining population centres. The population of the primary cities within those metro areas, differ from all of the figures included in the list above. For example, the Mexico City Greater Metropolitan Area has 23,610,441 residents, while Mexico City has 8,560,994 residents within it's 'city limits'.
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