Geography Quiz / Top 50 U.S. Metros in the 1950 Census

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Can you name the 50 most populous U.S. Standard Metropolitan Areas (SMAs) in the 1950 Census?

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Rank Standard Metropolitan Area (SMA)Population
1
(NY-NJ)
12,911,994
2
(IL-IN)
5,495,364
3
(CA)
4,367,911
4
(PA-NJ)
3,671,048
5
(MI)
3,016,197
6
(MA)
2,369,986
7
(CA)
2,240,767
8
(PA)
2,213,236
9
(MO-IL)
1,681,281
10
(OH)
1,465,511
11
(DC-MD-VA)
1,464,089
12
(MD)
1,337,373
13
(MN)
1,116,509
14
(NY)
1,089,230
15
(OH-KY)
904,402
16
(WI)
871,047
17
(MO-KS)
814,357
Rank Standard Metropolitan Area (SMA)Population
18
(TX)
806,701
19
(RI-MA)
737,203
20
(WA)
732,992
21
(OR-WA)
704,829
22
(LA)
685,405
23
(GA)
671,797
24
(TX)
614,799
25
(KY-IN)
576,900
26
(CO)
563,832
27
(AL)
558,928
28
(CA)
556,808
29
(IN)
551,777
30
(OH)
528,498
31
(NY)
514,490
32
(OH)
503,410
33
(TX)
500,460
34
(FL)
495,084
Rank Standard Metropolitan Area (SMA)Population
35
(NY)
487,632
36
(TN)
482,393
37
(OH)
457,333
38
(VA)
446,200
39
(PA-NJ)
437,824
40
(OH)
410,032
41
(FL)
409,143
42
(MA-CT)
407,255
43
(OH)
395,551
44
(PA)
392,241
45
(NE-IA)
366,395
46
(TX)
361,253
47
(CT)
358,081
48
(WV-OH)
354,092
49
(NY)
341,719
50
(TN)
337,105

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