19 metros to join 1 million population club in 2042

Over the span of the next 30 years 19 U.S. metropolitan areas will join the one-million-plus population club, according to a report by IHS Global Insight for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

July 25, 2012

Over the span of the next 30 years 19 U.S. metropolitan areas will join the one-million-plus population club, according to a report by IHS Global Insight for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

By 2042, 70 metros will surpass the one million population mark.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates a population of roughly 392 million by 2042.

Here is a list of the 19 metropolitan areas, with the 2012 population following the entry followed by the estimated 2042 population.

Cape Coral-Fort Meyers, Fla.: 641,700; 1,305,000

Provo-Orem, Utah: 553,300; 1,096,300

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas: 819,600; 1,609,200

Boise City-Nampa, Idaho: 639,300; 1,139,400

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla.: 716,700; 1,159,000

Stockton, Calif.: 706,500; 1,077,200

Bakersfield-Delano, Calif.: 863,700; 1,296,200

Colorado Springs, Colo.: 647,100; 1,007,100

Tucson, Ariz.: 998,900; 1,474,800

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, S.C.: 698,200; 1,014,300

Albuquerque, N.M.: 909,400; 1,300,100

Knoxville, Tenn.: 711,000; 1,012,700

El Paso, Texas: 839,500; 1,181,800

Columbia, S.C.: 786,600; 1,105,300

Fresno, Calif.: 955,200; 1,311,600

Omaha, Nebraska-Council Bluffs, Iowa: 888,000; 1,167,400

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif.: 840,100; 1,098,000

Tulsa, Okla.: 956,600; 1,249,800

Honolulu, Hawaii: 973,300; 1,167,400

To see the complete listing published on the Atlantic website, click here.

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