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Half of U.S. Population Map

See metro areas that account for half of the U.S. population.

In 2012, the 39 most populous U.S. metro areas accounted for approximately half of the country's total population.

These metro areas are shaded below. Click an area to display its 2012 population, as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Mike Maciag is Data Editor for GOVERNING.
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