The One Minute Geographer: The Three Million Club

In previous posts, we’ve seen the increasing concentration of US population in certain states and in metropolitan areas in general. The population in the nation’s 384 metro areas increased from 85% in 2010 to 86% in 2020.

In addition, the US population is increasingly concentrated in larger and larger metros, especially in what I will call “The Three Million Club,” the 18 metropolitan areas with at least 3 million people, below.