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Encyclopedia > Houston Metropolitan Area

The Houston Metropolitan Area consists of eight counties in Texas.

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The Houston-Galveston-Brazoria CMSA has approximately 4,669,571 people. The metro area is comprised of Harris County, where Houston is based, and all seven counties surrounding it.

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Counties in Metro Area

List of Cities

Center Cities

Suburbs with more than 100,000 inhabitants

  • Pasadena

Suburbs with 10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

  • Alvin
  • Angleton
  • Atascocita
  • Baytown (Acts as a center city)
  • Bellaire
  • Channelview
  • Cinco Ranch
  • Cloverleaf
  • Clute
  • Conroe
  • Deer Park
  • Dickinson
  • Freeport
  • Friendswood
  • Galena Park
  • Humble
  • Jacinto City
  • Katy
  • Lake Jackson
  • La Marque
  • La Porte
  • League City
  • Mission Bend
  • Missouri City
  • New Territory
  • Pearland
  • Pecan Grove
  • Richmond
  • Rosenberg
  • South Houston
  • Spring
  • Stafford
  • Sugar Land (Acts as a center city)
  • Texas City
  • The Woodlands
  • West University Place

Surburbs with less than 10,000 inhabitants

  • Ames
  • Anahuac
  • Arcola
  • Bacliff
  • Bailey's Prairie
  • Barrett
  • Bayou Vista
  • Beach City
  • Beasley
  • Bolivar Peninsula
  • Brookshire
  • Brookside Village
  • Bunker Hill Village
  • Clear Lake Shores
  • Cleveland
  • Cove
  • Crosby
  • Cumings
  • Cut and Shoot
  • Daisetta
  • Damon
  • Danbury
  • Dayton
  • Dayton Lakes
  • Devers
  • East Bernard
  • El Lago
  • Fairchilds
  • Fifth Street
  • Four Corners
  • Fresno
  • Fulshear
  • Greatwood
  • Hardin
  • Hempstead
  • Hedwig Village
  • Highlands
  • Hillcrest
  • Hilshire Village
  • Hitchcock
  • Hunters Creek Village
  • Iowa Colony
  • Jamaica Beach
  • Jersey Village
  • Jones Creek
  • Kemah
  • Kendleton
  • Kenefick
  • Liberty
  • Liverpool
  • Magnolia
  • Manvel
  • Meadows Place
  • Mont Belvieu
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan's Point
  • Nassau Bay
  • Needville
  • North Cleveland
  • Oak Ridge North
  • Old River-Winfree
  • Orchard
  • Oyster Creek
  • Panorama Village
  • Pattison
  • Patton Village
  • Pinehurst
  • Pine Island
  • Piney Point Village
  • Pleak
  • Plum Grove
  • Porter Heights
  • Prairie View
  • Quintana
  • Richwood
  • Roman Forest
  • San Leon
  • Santa Fe
  • Seabrook
  • Sheldon
  • Shenandoah
  • Shoreaces
  • Sienna Plantation
  • Simonton
  • Southside Place
  • Splendora
  • Spring Valley
  • Stagecoach
  • Stowell
  • Surfside Beach
  • Sweeny
  • Taylor Lake Village
  • Thompsons
  • Tiki Island
  • Tomball
  • Waller
  • Webster
  • West Columbia
  • Wild Peach Village
  • Willis
  • Winnie
  • Woodbranch
  • Woodloch

Description of Economic Activity

The area's economic activity is mostly in the Harris County seat, Houston, Texas. Houston is a major port and financial center for oil companies.


Baytown and Galveston also have ports. Galveston also has a cruise ship terminal and is a recreational area for people in the region. Sugar Land holds the Imperial Sugar headquarters. The company's primary refinery was once located in the city, but was closed in 2002. Engineering firms and other related industries have managed to take the place as an economic engine.


Texas' second largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, is located in the north area of the city of Houston. Continental Airlines is headquartered in downtown Houston. The south of Houston has William P. Hobby Airport.


See Also

 
Texas
Regions: Arklatex | Central Texas | Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex | East Texas | Edwards Plateau | Houston Metropolitan Area | North Texas | Northeast Texas | Piney Woods | Rio Grande Valley | Texas Hill Country | Texas Panhandle | Llano Estacado | Southeast Texas | South Texas | West Texas
Largest Metropolitan areas: Abilene | Amarillo | Austin- San Marcos | Beaumont- Port Arthur | Brownsville- Harlingen- San Benito | Bryan- College Station | Corpus Christi | Dallas-Fort Worth | El Paso | Houston-Galveston-Brazoria | Killeen- Temple | Laredo | Longview- Marshall | Lubbock | McAllen- Edinburg- Mission | Odessa-Midland | San Angelo | San Antonio | Sherman- Denison | Texarkana | Tyler | Victoria | Waco | Wichita Falls
See also: List of Texas counties

  Results from FactBites:
 
Greater Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (467 words)
The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh largest and most diverse metropolitan area in the United States and consists of ten counties within the state of Texas.
The area is colloquially referred to as either the "Houston metropolitan area" or the "greater Houston area" and is situated in the region of East Texas.
The population of the metropolitan area grew 25.2 percent between the 1990 and 2000 censuses while the nation's population increased 13.2 percent over the same period.
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