List of United States cities by population

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This is a list of the 200 largest incorporated places in the United States. As defined by the United States Census Bureau, an incorporated place includes a variety of designations, including city, town, village, and borough. In this list of the largest incorporated places, based on the Bureau's July 1, 2005 population estimates,<ref name="census">Census Bureau Estimates Program (2005)</ref> the majority are incorporated as cities. Consolidated city-counties represent a distinct type of government in that other incorporated places exist within the consolidated city. This list presents only that portion (or "balance") of the consolidated cities that are not a part of another incorporated place.

These figures are lower than the populations of metropolitan areas, the primary meaning of "city" in many parts of the world. In some cases two or more of the cities listed are in the same metropolitan area (such as San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland), and other cities may consist of a small, shrinking inner city surrounded by several rings of suburbs (like St. Louis or Boston).

See also List of United States cities by area and 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States

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[edit] Largest cities

The United States has dozens of major cities, including 11 of the 55 global cities of all types—with three "alpha" global cities: New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The figures expressed below are for populations within city limits. A different ranking is evident when considering U.S. metro area populations, although the top three would be unchanged. The ten largest cities, based on the United States Census Bureau's 2005 estimates, are as follows:

Rank City Population
within
city limits
Population
Density
per sq mi
Metropolitan
Area
Region
millions rank
1 New York City, New York 8,143,197 26,402.9 18.7 1 Northeast
2 Los Angeles, California 3,844,829 7,876.8 12.92West
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,842,518 12,750.3 9.4 3Midwest
4 Houston, Texas 2,016,582 3,371.7 5.2 7South
5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,463,281 11,233.6 5.8 4 Northeast
6 Phoenix, Arizona 1,461,575 2,782.0 3.7 14 West
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,256,509 2,808.5 1.8 29 South
8 San Diego, California 1,255,540 3,771.9 2.9 17 West
9 Dallas, Texas 1,213,825 3,469.9 5.7 5 South
10 San Jose, California 912,332 5,117.9 1.7 30 West


Rank City Population
11 Detroit, Michigan 886,671
12 Indianapolis (balance), Indiana* 784,118
13 Jacksonville, Florida 782,623
14 San Francisco, California 739,426
15 Columbus, Ohio 730,657
16 Austin, Texas 690,252
17 Memphis, Tennessee 672,277
18 Baltimore, Maryland 635,815
19 Fort Worth, Texas 624,067
20 Charlotte, North Carolina 610,949
21 El Paso, Texas 598,590
22 Washington, District of Columbia** 582,049
23 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 578,887
24 Seattle, Washington 573,911
25 Boston, Massachusetts 559,034
26 Denver, Colorado 557,917
27 Louisville-Jefferson County (balance), Kentucky* 556,429
28 Nashville-Davidson (balance), Tennessee* 549,110
29 Las Vegas, Nevada 545,147
30 Portland, Oregon 533,427
31 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 531,324
32 Tucson, Arizona 515,526
33 Albuquerque, New Mexico 494,236
34 Long Beach, California 474,014
35 Atlanta, Georgia 470,688
36 Fresno, California 461,116
37 Sacramento, California 456,441
38 New Orleans, Louisiana*** 454,863
39 Cleveland, Ohio 452,208
40 Kansas City, Missouri 444,965
41 Mesa, Arizona 442,780
42 Virginia Beach, Virginia 438,415
43 Omaha, Nebraska 414,521
44 Oakland, California 395,274
45 Miami, Florida 386,417
46 Tulsa, Oklahoma 382,457
47 Honolulu CDP, Hawaii**** 377,379
48 Minneapolis, Minnesota 372,811
49 Colorado Springs, Colorado 369,815
50 Arlington, Texas 362,805
51 Wichita, Kansas 354,865
52 St. Louis, Missouri** 352,572
53 Raleigh, North Carolina 341,530
54 Santa Ana, California 340,368
55 Anaheim, California 331,804
56 Tampa, Florida 325,989
57 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 316,718
58 Cincinnati, Ohio 308,728
59 Toledo, Ohio 301,285
60 Aurora, Colorado 297,235
61 Bakersfield, California 295,536
62 Riverside, California 290,086
63 Stockton, California 286,926
64 Corpus Christi, Texas 283,474
65 Newark, New Jersey 280,666
66 Buffalo, New York 279,745
67 Saint Paul, Minnesota 275,150
68 Anchorage, Alaska 275,043
69 Lexington, Kentucky 268,080
70 Plano, Texas 250,096
71 St. Petersburg, Florida 249,079
72 Jersey City, New Jersey 239,614
73 Glendale, Arizona 239,435
74 Lincoln, Nebraska 239,213
75 Chandler, Arizona 234,939
76 Henderson, Nevada 232,146
77 Greensboro, North Carolina 231,962
78 Norfolk, Virginia 231,954
79 Birmingham, Alabama 231,483
80 Scottsdale, Arizona 226,013
81 Fort Wayne, Indiana 223,341
82 Baton Rouge, Louisiana ****** 222,064
83 Madison, Wisconsin 221,551
84 Hialeah, Florida 220,485
85 Chesapeake, Virginia 218,968
86 Garland, Texas 216,346
87 Orlando, Florida 213,223
88 Rochester, New York 211,091
89 Akron, Ohio 210,795
90 Chula Vista, California 210,497
91 Lubbock, Texas 209,737
92 Laredo, Texas 208,754
93 Modesto, California 207,011
94 Durham, North Carolina 204,845
95 Reno, Nevada 203,550
96 Fremont, California 200,468
97 Montgomery, Alabama 200,127
98 Glendale, California 200,065
99 Shreveport, Louisiana 198,874
100 San Bernardino, California 198,550
101 Spokane, Washington 196,818
102 Yonkers, New York 196,425
103 Arlington CDP, Virginia***** 195,965
104 Tacoma, Washington 195,898
105 Huntington Beach, California 194,457
106 Des Moines, Iowa 194,163
107 Grand Rapids, Michigan 193,780
108 Richmond, Virginia 193,777
109 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 193,755
110 Irving, Texas 193,649
111 Boise, Idaho 193,161
112 Mobile, Alabama 191,544
113 Augusta-Richmond County (balance), Georgia* 190,782
114 Irvine, California 186,852
115 Columbus, Georgia 185,271
116 Little Rock, Arkansas 184,564
117 Oxnard, California 183,628
118 Amarillo, Texas 183,021
119 Knoxville, Tennessee 180,130
120 Newport News, Virginia 179,899
121 Moreno Valley, California 178,367
122 Salt Lake City, Utah 178,097
123 Jackson, Mississippi 177,977
124 Providence, Rhode Island 176,862
125 North Las Vegas, Nevada 176,635
126 Worcester, Massachusetts 175,898
127 Gilbert, Arizona 173,989
128 Ontario, California 172,679
129 Rancho Cucamonga, California 169,353
130 Santa Clarita, California 168,253
131 Aurora, Illinois 168,181
132 Brownsville, Texas 167,493
133 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 167,380
134 Huntsville, Alabama 166,313
135 Oceanside, California 166,108
136 Garden Grove, California 166,075
137 Overland Park, Kansas 164,811
138 Fontana, California 163,860
139 Tempe, Arizona 161,143
140 Dayton, Ohio 158,873
141 Tallahassee, Florida 158,500
142 Vancouver, Washington 157,493
143 Chattanooga, Tennessee 154,762
144 Pomona, California 153,787
145 Santa Rosa, California 153,158
146 Rockford, Illinois 152,916
147 Springfield, Massachusetts 151,732
148 Pembroke Pines, Florida 150,380
149 Springfield, Missouri 150,298
150 Paterson, New Jersey 149,843
151 Corona, California 149,387
152 Salem, Oregon 148,751
153 Salinas, California 146,431
154 Hollywood, Florida 145,629
155 Hampton, Virginia 145,579
156 Eugene, Oregon 144,515
157 Grand Prairie, Texas 144,337
158 Kansas City, Kansas 144,210
159 Pasadena, Texas 143,852
160 Pasadena, California 143,731
161 Torrance, California 142,384
162 Syracuse, New York 141,683
163 Naperville, Illinois 141,579
164 Lakewood, Colorado 140,671
165 Hayward, California 140,293
166 Cape Coral, Florida 140,010
167 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 139,517
168 Bridgeport, Connecticut 139,008
169 Peoria, Arizona 138,200
170 Joliet, Illinois 136,208
171 Alexandria, Virginia 135,337
172 Warren, Michigan 135,311
173 Orange, California 134,950
174 Palmdale, California 134,570
175 Escondido, California 134,085
176 Lancaster, California 134,032
177 Fullerton, California 132,787
178 Port St. Lucie, Florida 131,692
179 Fayetteville, North Carolina 129,928
180 Mesquite, Texas 129,902
181 Sunnyvale, California 128,902
182 Coral Springs, Florida 128,804
183 Savannah, Georgia 128,453
184 Sterling Heights, Michigan 128,034
185 Fort Collins, Colorado 128,026
186 Elizabeth, New Jersey 125,809
187 New Haven, Connecticut 124,791
188 Hartford, Connecticut 124,397
189 Thousand Oaks, California 124,359
190 McAllen, Texas 123,622
191 Concord, California 123,252
192 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 123,119
193 El Monte, California 122,513
194 Topeka, Kansas 121,946
195 Waco, Texas 120,465
196 Stamford, Connecticut 120,045
197 Carrollton, Texas 118,870
198 Simi Valley, California 118,687
199 Flint, Michigan 118,551
200 Vallejo, California 117,483


[edit] Notes

* Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and Augusta are consolidated city-counties; the population given is for the entire city excluding other incorporated places lying within the city limits.

** Due to accepted challenges to the 2005 population estimates, the populations of Washington and St. Louis increased from the original estimates of 550,521 and 344,362, respectively, to the revised figures listed above.<ref>"Accepted Challenges to Vintage 2005 Population Estimates", U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-08-01. Retrieved on 2006-08-02.</ref>

*** The population estimate given for New Orleans does not reflect the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Population estimates as of June 2006 ranged from 192,000<ref>Whoriskey, Peter. "New Orleans' population remains low", Contra Costa Times, 2006-06-11. Retrieved on 2006-06-18.</ref> to 230,000.<ref>Henderson, Peter. "New Orleans population whiter, smaller post-storm", Reuters AlertNet, 2006-06-07. Retrieved on 2006-06-18.</ref>

**** Hawaii has no incorporated municipalities other than the City & County of Honolulu, which actually includes the entire island of Oahu. In accordance with Hawaiian law, the U.S. Census Bureau defines the state's "cities" and "towns" as Census-designated Places (CDPs). The Census defines Honolulu CDP. as the portion of the City and County that is coextensive with the Judicial District of Honolulu. Honolulu CDP is what is generally thought of as the "city" of Honolulu, and its population is used here and in other population comparisons.

*****Arlington CDP, Virginia is coincidental with Arlington County. Virginian law forbids the creation of cities in counties over 1,000 people per square mile, which Arlington County exceeds. Thus, the entire county is considered by the Census Bureau as one CDP.

****** The population estimate given for Baton Rouge does not reflect the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Currently, there is some debate over the numbers, with the general estimated range being from 500,000 within the city as of 2006-08-30<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> to over 800,000 for the greater Baton Rouge metro area as of January 2006.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

[edit] Other cities

Population Number of municipal governments<ref>2002 Census of Governments; Volume 1, No. 1, Government Organization. U.S. Census Bureau. [1] p. 9</ref>
300,000+ 58
200,000-299,999 30
100,000-199,999 153
50,000-99,999 364
25,000-49,999 643
10,000-24,999 1,436
5,000-9,999 1,637
2,500-4,999 2,070
1,000-2,499 3,677
Under 1000 9,361
Total 19,429

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List of United States cities by population

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