Here’s a look at the 20 most populated urban areas worldwide. If you don’t see your city on here, go to Geohive, which will give you the 597 most populated areas in the world. Just about any major population center is on the table. My current place of residence, Phoenix, comes in at 88 on the list. My hometown, St. Louis, is listed at No. 170.
The populations are projected out to 2025, so you can see whether you’re in an area anticipated to grow quickly over the next decade.