This list of the Americas largest metropolitan areas is set on the concept of one urban core and the areas close by. The agglomeration concept is used when the standard metropolitan definition cannot be applied.
The Top Ten
At number one is Mexico City with a population of 21,163,222. Number two is Sao Paulo, Brazil with a population of 19,889,559. New York City of the United States is at number three. Its population has been put at 19,069,796.
Buenos Aires, Argentina is at the number four slot. It has a population of 3,074,000. Los Angeles, California is at number five with a population of 12,874,797.
At number six in the list of the Americas largest metropolitan areas is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has a population of 11,529,194. Chicago is at number seven. it has a metro population of 9,580,567.
At number eight is Bogota with a population of 8,493,675. Lima, Peru is at the number nine slot. It has a population of 8,482,612. Dallas/Fort Worth is at number ten. The population is 6,447,615.
Philadelphia is at number 11 with a population of 5,968,252. The twelfth biggest is Santiago with a population of 5,952,000. Houston is at number 13 with a population of 5,867,489. At number 14 is Toronto, Canada with a population of 5,623,450. Miami is at the number fifteen slot. It has a population of 5,547,051.
Washington D.C. is at number 16. The population has been estimated to be 5,476,241. Atlanta is at number 17. The population has been placed at 5,475,213. Belo Horizonte is at number 18 with a population of 5,403,058. Boston is at number 19. The population estimate is 4,588,680. At number 20 is Detroit with a population of 4,403,437.
Number 21 to 30
Phoenix, Arizona is at number 21.The population has been put 4,364,094. At number 22 is Guadalajara. It has a population of 4,328,584. Number 23 belongs to Caracas. The population has been estimated to be 4,325,000. San Francisco is at number 24. The population has been estimated to be 4,317,853.
At number 25 is Riverside-San Bernardino with 4,143,113. Porto Alegre is at number 26. Its population estimate is 3,975,545. At number 27 is Montreal with 3,814,738. At number 28 is Monterrey with 3,738,077.
At number 29 is Recife. The population has been estimated to be 3,661,119. At number 30 in the list of the Americas largest metropolitan areas is Salvador with 3,599,538.