2012 Metropolitan Area Census Estimates Released


The latest U.S. Census metropolitan area population estimates for the U.S. and Puerto Rico as of July 2012 have been released. Find out where Jacksonville ranks.

Published March 19, 2013 in News - MetroJacksonville.com




What is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)?

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In the United States a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is a geographical region with a relatively high population density at its core and close economic ties throughout the area. Such regions are not legally incorporated as a city or town would be, nor are they legal administrative divisions like counties or sovereign entities like states. As such the precise definition of any given metropolitan area can vary with the source. A typical metropolitan area is centered around a single large city that wields substantial influence over the region (e.g., Chicago). However, some metropolitan areas contain more than one large city with no single municipality holding a substantially dominant position (e.g., Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Riverside–San Bernardino or Minneapolis–Saint Paul).

MSAs are defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and used by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal government agencies for statistical purposes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_statistical_area


2012 MSA Estimates (Top 100 only)






Top 10 by Growth Percentage (ranking of top 100 MSAs only)

 1. +6.88%  Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX MSA

 2. +5.14%  Raleigh, NC MSA

 3. +4.94%  Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC MSA

 4. +4.56%  Provo-Orem, UT MSA

 5. +4.33%  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA

 6. +4.29%  Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA

 7. +4.28%  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA

 8. +4.27%  San Antonio-New Braufels, TX MSA

 9. +4.18%  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA

10. +4.10%  McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA




Florida's Top 10 by Growth Percentage (10 largest Florida MSAs only)

 1. +4.29% Cape Coral-Fort Myers

 2. +4.18% Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

 3. +3.56% Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach

 4. +2.73% Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

 5. +2.53% North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

 6. +2.40% Jacksonville

 7. +2.34% Lakeland-Winter Haven

 8. +2.14% Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

 9. +0.85% Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

10. +0.72% Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville



Florida's Top 10 MSAs by Population


 1. 5,762,717  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

 2. 2,842,878  Tampa-St. Petersburg_Clearwater

 3. 2,223,674  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

 4. 1,377,850  Jacksonville

 5. 720,042  North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

 6. 645,293  Cape Coral-Fort Myers

 7. 616,158  Lakeland-Winter Haven

 8. 590,293  Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

 9. 543,372  Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

10. 448,991  Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent



First Coast Breakdown

Duval County

2012: 879,602
2010: 864,263

2010-2012: +15,339


St. Johns County

2012: 202,188
2010: 190,039

2010-2012: +12,149


Clay County

2012: 194,345
2010: 191,434

2010-2012: +2,911


Nassau County

2012: 74,629
2010: 73,314

2010-2012: +1,315


Baker County

2012: 27,086
2010: 27,115

2010-2012: -29



Florida's Top 10 Counties

1. Miami-Dade County

2012: 2,591,035
2010: 2,496,435

2010-2012: +94,600

2. Broward County

2012: 1,815,137
2010: 1,748,066

2010-2012: +67,071

3. Palm Beach County

2012: 1,356,545
2010: 1,320,134

2010-2012: +36,411

4. Hillsborough County

2012: 1,277,746
2010: 1,229,226

2010-2012: +48,520

5. Orange County

2012: 1,202,234
2010: 1,145,956

2010-2012: +56,278

6. Pinellas County

2012: 921,319
2010: 916,542

2010-2012: +4,777

7. Duval County

2012: 879,602
2010: 864,263


2010-2012: +15,339

8. Lee County

2012: 645,293
2010: 618,754

2010-2012: +26,539

9. Polk County

2012: 616,158
2010: 602,095

2010-2012: +14,063

10. Brevard County

2012: 547,307
2010: 543,376

2010-2012: -3,931





Source: http://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2012/CO-EST2012-01.html

full list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas


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