Interesting list of the USA metro areas. When someone talks about city size, this is the figure I care to see, the MSA (metropolitan statistical area) or if relevant the larger CSA (combined stat area).
It's amazing that some areas, already large at like 3M+ are still growing 10%+ from 2000 to 2005.
Peep how St. Cloud, 65 miles from Minneapolis, is now part of the Twin Cities aka MSP aka NMWS (Northern MidWestSide) capital.