Orlando ranks 25th in new metro population estimates
September 1, 2011, 1:31 am
Orlando is the 25th-largest metropolitan area in America, according to national estimates released Aug. 29. That’s an increase of one place since the U.S. Census Bureau conducted its decennial headcount in April 2010. New estimates from On Numbers put the population of the Orlando metro area at 2,194,183 as of Sept. 1.
On Numbers is an online service of American City Business Journals Inc., the parent company of Orlando Business Journal. It has developed a computer program that projects the current populations of metros, micros and states, based on an analysis of demographic trends since 2000. Updates are released periodically.
New York City, with an estimated population of 18.98 million as of Sept. 1, remains the most populous metropolitan area in America. It’s followed by Los Angeles (12.90 million), Chicago (9.51 million), Dallas-Fort Worth (6.55 million) and Houston (6.14 million).
Other major Florida cities, their rankings and population size include Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, No. 8, 5,638,310; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, No. 18, 2,829,517; and Jacksonville, No. 40, 1,374,341.