|Metro Area Name||State/ Prov.||Country||Recent Population||5 Year Earlier Population||% Change|
|Augusta-Richmond County||GA||United States||590,146||564,873||4.47%|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville||FL||United States||568,088||543,376||4.55%|
|Durham-Chapel Hill||NC||United States||552,493||504,357||9.54%|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley||WA||United States||547,924||527,753||3.82%|
|Corpus Christi||TX||United States||454,726||428,185||6.20%|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur||TX||United States||409,968||403,190||1.68%|
Metro Areas are equated with "Metropolitan Statistical Areas" (MSA)*. An "MSA" consists of "one or more counties and includes the counties containing the core urban area with population of 50,000 or more, as well as any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration (as measured by commuting to work) with the urban core." (U.S. Office of Management and Budget).
* Canada uses the term "Census Metropolitan Area" (CMA).
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