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Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Area

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The Houston—Sugar Land—Baytown Metropolitan Area is the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States and it consists of ten counties in the state of Texas.

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Houston—Sugar Land—Baytown MSA has approximately 5,075,733 people as of the U.S. Census 2003 estimate. The metropolitan area is comprised of Harris County, centering in Houston, and all nine counties surrounding it.

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Counties in Metropolitan Area

Cities, towns, and CDPs in Metropolitan Area

Principal cities

Cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants

Cities, towns, and CDPs with 10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

Cities, towns, and CDPs with less than 10,000 inhabitants

Description of Economic Activity

The area's economic activity is mostly in Houston, the county seat of Harris County. 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 Nalco/Exxon headquarter. 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 Houston. Continental Airlines is headquartered in Downtown Houston. The southeast of Houston has William P. Hobby Airport.

To the southwest of Houston, in Sugar Land, is the Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR), formerly Sugar Land Municipal Airport. Sugar Land Regional Airport is the fourth largest airport in the Houston—Sugar Land—Baytown Metropolitan Area, and the only general reliever airport in the southwest sector. The airport mostly serves corporate clienteles and is owned and operated by the city of Sugar Land. A new 20,000 SF Terminal and a 60-acre GA Complex, are currently under construction, with the Terminal completion expected in Spring 2006.

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Regions: Arklatex | Big Bend | 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
Metropolitan Areas: Abilene | Amarillo | Austin-Round Rock | Beaumont-Port Arthur | Brownsville-Harlingen | College Station-Bryan | Corpus Christi | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington | El Paso | Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown | Killeen-Temple | Laredo | Longview-Marshall | Lubbock | McAllen-Edinburg-Mission | Midland | Odessa | San Angelo | San Antonio | Sherman-Denison | Texarkana | Tyler | Victoria | Waco | Wichita Falls
See also: List of Texas counties

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