Why are atlanta and miami the only two cities in which they're metro areas are so much larger than city limits ?

Do they both have hundreds and hundreds of suburbs or something 

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Actually, that is pretty typical for American "larger" cities. You can have a city whose population within the city limits is far smaller than the whole metropolitan area. 

    Texas has a good example of that: the largest city in Texas is Houston at about 2.3 million, yet the Houston metro area (including suburbs) is about 7 million. Even with that it is not the largest metro in the state, Dallas-Fort Worth is the largest metro at about 7.6 million. 

    What makes it confusing is that the city of Dallas itself is about 1.4 million (third largest city in the state after San Antonio), but nearby Fort Worth is almost 1 million. Toss in a few over-sized suburbs and DFW is the largest metro in the state with the 3rd largest, 5th largest (Fort Worth) and 7th largest (Arlington, TX) cities all in close proximity. 

  • 2 months ago

    Who said they were? Los Angeles comes to mind.

  • 2 months ago

    San Francisco is much smaller than surrounding counties. 

  • 2 months ago

    In which they are metro areas?  That makes no sense.  No, they don't have hundreds of suburbs.

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