Tri-State Region

The Tri-State Region is commonly used in the area surrounding New York City to unambiguously refer to the greater metropolitan area.
Roughly speaking, the New York Tri-State area encompasses the populated areas in the states of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut that are within a typical commuting distance of Manhattan (by car or railway) or alternatively, the coverage area of the broadcast television stations that operate from Manhattan.
An advantage of the term is that it allows the inclusion of more outlying rural areas that are still within commuting distance of Manhattan. The term is especially favored in advertising and the broadcast news media, especially in advertisements for auto dealerships, but is used in common speech as well.

Tri-State generally include the following:
*Southern New York State
**New York City (includes the Five Boroughs)
**Nassau County
**Suffolk County
**Westchester County
**Rockland County
**Putnam County
**Orange County
**Dutchess County
**Ulster County
*Northern New Jersey
**Hudson County
**Union County
**Essex County
**Passaic County
**Bergen County
**Morris County
**Middlesex County
**Monmouth County
**Mercer County
**Hunterdon County
**Somerset County
**Ocean County (North of Toms River)
**Sussex County
*Southwestern Connecticut
**Fairfield County
**New Haven County
**Litchfield County

Major Cities

Municipalities in the Tri-State Region with more than 100,000 residents include:
*New York City (8,143,197)
*Newark, New Jersey (280,666)
*Jersey City, New Jersey (239,614)
*Yonkers, New York (196,086)
*Paterson, New Jersey (149,222)
*Bridgeport, Connecticut (137,912)
*Elizabeth, New Jersey (125,809)
*Stamford, Connecticut (124,261)
*New Haven, Connecticut (124,001)
*Waterbury, Connecticut (108,000)
*Edison, New Jersey (100,499)

ee also

*New York metropolitan area
*Tri-state area

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