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Texas Metropolitan Status by County

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Metropolitan Areas in this table were defined in 2013 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Since the 1950 census the OMB has created the metropolitan designation for statistical purposes.

Metropolitan Areas are characterized by a central urban area surrounded by other urban areas that work together economically or socially. The central urban area must have a population of at least 50,000 people with a combined regional population of 100,000.

82 of the 254 counties in Texas are currently defined as metropolitan counties. In 2012, they accounted for over 88% of the population in Texas.

The Texarkana MSA includes Miller County in Arkansas. For this information page we only included population data for Texas counties.

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA is one of 11 MSAs in the country that can be broken down into Metropolitan Divisions. Metropolitan Divisions have a core population of at least 2.5 million and maintain social and economic identities. Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas were replaced by Metropolitan Divisions in 2000.

Texas map with metropolitan counties highlighted

 

Metropolitan Statistical Areas with Population by County, 2012

 

 

Abilene MSA
Abilene MSA
Callahan 13,665
Jones 20,480
Taylor 134,399
Total Population 168,544

Amarillo MSA
Amarillo MSA
Armstrong 1,944
Carson 6,346
Oldham 2,180
Potter 123,626
Randall 127,618
Total Population 261,714

Austin-Round Rock MSA
Austin-Round Rock MSA
Bastrop 77,762
Caldwell 39,228
Hays 168,137
Travis 1,083,288
Williamson 455,479
Total Population 1,823,894

Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA
Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA
Hardin 55,997
Jefferson 254,574
Newton 14,627
Orange 83,132
Total Population 408,330

Brownsville-Harlingen MSA
Brownsville-Harlingen MSA
Cameron 419,119
Total Population 419,119

College Station-Bryan MSA
College Station-Bryan MSA
Brazos 203,119
Burleson 17,823
Robertson 17,297
Total Population 238,239

Corpus Christi MSA
Corpus Christi MSA
Aransas 24,066
Nueces 349,613
San Patricio 65,367
Total Population 439,046

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA
Collin 835,029
Dallas 2,439,917
Denton 713,574
Ellis 155,190
Hood 52,539
Hunt 87,777
Johnson 156,839
Kaufman 107,704
Parker 122,106
Rockwall 83,861
Somervell 8,879
Tarrant 1,890,696
Wise 61,089
Total Population 6,715,200

Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division
Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division
Collin 835,029
Dallas 2,439,917
Denton 713,574
Ellis 155,190
Hunt 87,777
Kaufman 107,704
Rockwall 83,861
Total Population 4,423,052

Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Division
Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Division
Hood 52,539
Johnson 156,839
Parker 122,106
Somervell 8,879
Tarrant 1,890,696
Wise 61,089
Total Population 2,292,148

El Paso MSA
El Paso MSA
El Paso 841,525
Hudspeth 3,519
Total Population 845,044

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA
Austin 228,924
Brazoria 327,063
Chambers 37,122
Fort Bend 633,313
Galveston 303,085
Harris 4,279,430
Liberty 77,412
Montgomery 488,187
Waller 44,883
Total Population 6,219,419

Killeen-Temple MSA
Killeen-Temple MSA
Bell 325,342
Coryell 78,009
Lampasas 20,288
Total Population 423,639

Laredo MSA
Laredo MSA
Webb 263,359
Total Population 263,359

Longview MSA
Longview MSA
Gregg 124,726
Rusk 54,437
Upshur 40,459
Total Population 219,622

Lubbock MSA
Lubbock MSA
Crosby 6,091
Lubbock 289,892
Lynn 5,968
Total Population 301,951

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA
Hidalgo 818,707
Total Population 818,707

Midland MSA
Midland MSA
Martin 5,110
Midland 148,586
Total Population 153,678

Odessa MSA
Odessa MSA
Ector 145,177
Total Population 145,177

San Angelo MSA
San Angelo MSA
Irion 1,726
Tom Green 112,480
Total Population 114,206

San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA
San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA
Atascosa 47,260
Bandera 20,778
Bexar 1,798,959
Comal 116,524
Guadalupe 141,100
Kendall 35,908
Medina 47,432
Wilson 45,944
Total Population 2,253,905

Sherman-Denison MSA
Sherman-Denison MSA
Grayson 122,614
Total Population 122,614

Texarkana MSA
Texarkana MSA
Bowie 94,136
Total Population 94,136

Tyler MSA
Tyler MSA
Smith 217,387
Total Population 217,387

Victoria MSA
Victoria MSA
Goliad 7,448
Victoria 89,664
Total Population 97,112

Waco MSA
Waco MSA
Falls 17,965
McLennan 242,241
Total Population 260,206

Wichita Falls MSA
Wichita Falls MSA
Archer 9,041
Clay 10,873
Wichita 132,057
Total Population 151,971
** Metropolitan Areas utilize the February 2013 Metropolitan Statistical Area
designations with 2012 population estimates.
Census Information on MSAs
Download table with Texas counties by MSA and Metropolitan Status (XLS, 34K)

Texas Counties with Metropolitan Status

 

Metro Areas by County
County Code County Name Metro Status
1 Anderson Non-Metro
2 Andrews Non-Metro
3 Angelina Non-Metro
4 Aransas Metro
5 Archer Metro
6 Armstrong Metro
7 Atascosa Metro
8 Austin Metro
9 Bailey Non-Metro
10 Bandera Metro
11 Bastrop Metro
12 Baylor Non-Metro
13 Bee Non-Metro
14 Bell Metro
15 Bexar Metro
16 Blanco Non-Metro
17 Borden Non-Metro
18 Bosque Non-Metro
19 Bowie Metro
20 Brazoria Metro
21 Brazos Metro
22 Brewster Non-Metro
23 Briscoe Non-Metro
24 Brooks Non-Metro
25 Brown Non-Metro
26 Burleson Metro
27 Burnet Non-Metro
28 Caldwell Metro
29 Calhoun Non-Metro
30 Callahan Metro
31 Cameron Metro
32 Camp Non-Metro
33 Carson Metro
34 Cass Non-Metro
35 Castro Non-Metro
36 Chambers Metro
37 Cherokee Non-Metro
38 Childress Non-Metro
39 Clay Metro
40 Cochran Non-Metro
41 Coke Non-Metro
42 Coleman Non-Metro
43 Collin Metro
44 Collingsworth Non-Metro
45 Colorado Non-Metro
46 Comal Metro
47 Comanche Non-Metro
48 Concho Non-Metro
49 Cooke Non-Metro
50 Coryell Metro
51 Cottle Non-Metro
52 Crane Non-Metro
53 Crockett Non-Metro
54 Crosby Metro
55 Culberson Non-Metro
56 Dallam Non-Metro
57 Dallas Metro
58 Dawson Non-Metro
59 Deaf Smith Non-Metro
60 Delta Non-Metro
61 Denton Metro
62 DeWitt Non-Metro
63 Dickens Non-Metro
64 Dimmit Non-Metro
65 Donley Non-Metro
66 Duval Non-Metro
67 Eastland Non-Metro
68 Ector Metro
69 Edwards Non-Metro
70 Ellis Metro
71 El Paso Metro
72 Erath Non-Metro
73 Falls Metro
74 Fannin Non-Metro
75 Fayette Non-Metro
76 Fisher Non-Metro
77 Floyd Non-Metro
78 Foard Non-Metro
79 Fort Bend Metro
80 Franklin Non-Metro
81 Freestone Non-Metro
82 Frio Non-Metro
83 Gaines Non-Metro
84 Galveston Metro
85 Garza Non-Metro
86 Gillespie Non-Metro
87 Glasscock Non-Metro
88 Goliad Metro
89 Gonzales Non-Metro
90 Gray Non-Metro
91 Grayson Metro
92 Gregg Metro
93 Grimes Non-Metro
94 Guadalupe Metro
95 Hale Non-Metro
96 Hall Non-Metro
97 Hamilton Non-Metro
98 Hansford Non-Metro
99 Hardeman Non-Metro
100 Hardin Metro
101 Harris Metro
102 Harrison Non-Metro
103 Hartley Non-Metro
104 Haskell Non-Metro
105 Hays Metro
106 Hemphill Non-Metro
107 Henderson Non-Metro
108 Hidalgo Metro
109 Hill Non-Metro
110 Hockley Non-Metro
111 Hood Metro
112 Hopkins Non-Metro
113 Houston Non-Metro
114 Howard Non-Metro
115 Hudspeth Metro
116 Hunt Metro
117 Hutchinson Non-Metro
118 Irion Metro
119 Jack Non-Metro
120 Jackson Non-Metro
121 Jasper Non-Metro
122 Jeff Davis Non-Metro
123 Jefferson Metro
124 Jim Hogg Non-Metro
125 Jim Wells Non-Metro
126 Johnson Metro
127 Jones Metro
128 Karnes Non-Metro
129 Kaufman Metro
130 Kendall Metro
131 Kenedy Non-Metro
132 Kent Non-Metro
133 Kerr Non-Metro
134 Kimble Non-Metro
135 King Non-Metro
136 Kinney Non-Metro
137 Kleberg Non-Metro
138 Knox Non-Metro
139 Lamar Non-Metro
140 Lamb Non-Metro
141 Lampasas Metro
142 La Salle Non-Metro
143 Lavaca Non-Metro
144 Lee Non-Metro
145 Leon Non-Metro
146 Liberty Metro
147 Limestone Non-Metro
148 Lipscomb Non-Metro
149 Live Oak Non-Metro
150 Llano Non-Metro
151 Loving Non-Metro
152 Lubbock Metro
153 Lynn Metro
154 McCulloch Non-Metro
155 McLennan Metro
156 McMullen Non-Metro
157 Madison Non-Metro
158 Marion Non-Metro
159 Martin Metro
160 Mason Non-Metro
161 Matagorda Non-Metro
162 Maverick Non-Metro
163 Medina Metro
164 Menard Non-Metro
165 Midland Metro
166 Milam Non-Metro
167 Mills Non-Metro
168 Mitchell Non-Metro
169 Montague Non-Metro
170 Montgomery Metro
171 Moore Non-Metro
172 Morris Non-Metro
173 Motley Non-Metro
174 Nacogdoches Non-Metro
175 Navarro Non-Metro
176 Newton Metro
177 Nolan Non-Metro
178 Nueces Metro
179 Ochiltree Non-Metro
180 Oldham Metro
181 Orange Metro
182 Palo Pinto Non-Metro
183 Panola Non-Metro
184 Parker Metro
185 Parmer Non-Metro
186 Pecos Non-Metro
187 Polk Non-Metro
188 Potter Metro
189 Presidio Non-Metro
190 Rains Non-Metro
191 Randall Metro
192 Reagan Non-Metro
193 Real Non-Metro
194 Red River Non-Metro
195 Reeves Non-Metro
196 Refugio Non-Metro
197 Roberts Non-Metro
198 Robertson Metro
199 Rockwall Metro
200 Runnels Non-Metro
201 Rusk Metro
202 Sabine Non-Metro
203 San Augustine Non-Metro
204 San Jacinto Non-Metro
205 San Patricio Metro
206 San Saba Non-Metro
207 Schleicher Non-Metro
208 Scurry Non-Metro
209 Shackelford Non-Metro
210 Shelby Non-Metro
211 Sherman Non-Metro
212 Smith Metro
213 Somervell Metro
214 Starr Non-Metro
215 Stephens Non-Metro
216 Sterling Non-Metro
217 Stonewall Non-Metro
218 Sutton Non-Metro
219 Swisher Non-Metro
220 Tarrant Metro
221 Taylor Metro
222 Terrell Non-Metro
223 Terry Non-Metro
224 Throckmorton Non-Metro
225 Titus Non-Metro
226 Tom Green Metro
227 Travis Metro
228 Trinity Non-Metro
229 Tyler Non-Metro
230 Upshur Metro
231 Upton Non-Metro
232 Uvalde Non-Metro
233 Val Verde Non-Metro
234 Van Zandt Non-Metro
235 Victoria Metro
236 Walker Non-Metro
237 Waller Metro
238 Ward Non-Metro
239 Washington Non-Metro
240 Webb Metro
241 Wharton Non-Metro
242 Wheeler Non-Metro
243 Wichita Metro
244 Wilbarger Non-Metro
245 Willacy Non-Metro
246 Williamson Metro
247 Wilson Metro
248 Winkler Non-Metro
249 Wise Metro
250 Wood Non-Metro
251 Yoakum Non-Metro
252 Young Non-Metro
253 Zapata Non-Metro
254 Zavala Non-Metro

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