11-9 Notes - Only 9 MSAs are single county • TX Urban...

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11/9 Metropolitan Statistical Areas Creation of the Census o Classify Urban America o Definition: free standing metropolitan areas composed of one or more counties * TX Almanac p. 397 TX Cities (2010) Houston 2.099 M San Antonio 1.327 M Dallas 1.198 M Austin 790 K Fort Worth 741 K El Paso 649 K Arlington Corpus Christi Plano Laredo TX Counties (2010) – basis for MSA designation Harris (Houston) 4.092 M (#3 US) Dallas 2.368 M Tarrant (Ft. Worth) 1.809 M Bexar (San Antonio) 1.714 M Travis (Austin) 1.024 M El Paso 801 K Collin 782 K Hidalgo (McAllen) 775 K Denton 663 K Ft. Bend 585 K TX Metros 25 MSAs in Texas o 77 counties are classified in MSAs Most MSAs are multicounty
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Unformatted text preview: Only 9 MSAs are single county • TX Urban triangle o Dallas, Houston, San Antonio o Edges of cities eventually will overlap bc of expansion Largest MSAs in Texas: 1. Dallas/Ft. Worth/Arlington (#5 US) Population: 6.37 M (2010) 2 metro divisions:- Dallas/Plano/Irving MD (8 counties)-Ft. Worth/Arlington MD (4 counties) 2. Houston/Baytown/Sugarland (previously Houston/Galveston/Brazoria) Population: 5.95 M (2010) 10 counties 3. San Antonio/New Braunfels Population: 2.14 M 8 counties 4. Austin/Round Rock/San Marcos Population: 1.72 M 5 counties 5. IH-35 corridor Hypothetical: 4 M population Edge cities: on the edge of a major city...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course GEOG 305 taught by Professor Prout during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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11-9 Notes - Only 9 MSAs are single county • TX Urban...

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