Houston Metropolitan AreaThe Houston Metropolitan Area consists of eight counties in Texas. The Houston-Galveston-Brazoria CMSA has approximately 4,669,571 people. It covers an area slightly smaller than Massachusetts but slightly larger than New Jersey.
Counties in Metro Area
List of Cities
Suburbs with more than 100,000 people
Suburbs between with 10,000 people and 100,000 people
Surburbs with less than 10,000 people
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 also has a port, as is Galveston. Galveston also has a cruise ship terminal and is a recreational area for people in the region. Sugar Land holds the Imperial Sugar headquarters. Their main sugar factory was once in that city, but it closed down.