List of United States cities by population

Ten most populous cities in the United States
(9) Dallas

The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places in the United States. As defined by the United States Census Bureau, an "incorporated place" includes a variety of designations, including a city, town, village, borough, and municipality.[a] Some census-designated places may also be included in the Census Bureau's listing of incorporated places.[b][c] Consolidated city-counties represent a distinct type of government that includes the entire population of a county, or county equivalent. Some consolidated city-counties, however, include multiple incorporated places. This list presents only that portion (or "balance") of such consolidated city-counties that are not a part of another incorporated place.

Note that this list refers only to the population of individual municipalities within their defined limits, which does not include other municipalities or unincorporated suburban areas within urban agglomerations. A different ranking is evident when considering U.S. metropolitan area populations.

Contents

Incorporated places over 100,000 population

1 – New York, New York
2 – Los Angeles, California
3 – Chicago, Illinois
4 – Houston, Texas
5 – Phoenix, Arizona
6 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 – San Antonio, Texas
8 – San Diego, California
9 – Dallas, Texas
10 – San Jose, California
11 – Detroit, Michigan
12 – San Francisco, California
13 – Jacksonville, Florida
14 – Indianapolis, Indiana
15 – Austin, Texas
16 – Columbus, Ohio
17 – Fort Worth, Texas
18 – Charlotte, North Carolina
19 – Memphis, Tennessee
20 – Boston, Massachusetts
21 – Baltimore, Maryland
22 – El Paso, Texas
23 – Seattle, Washington
24 – Denver, Colorado
25 – Nashville, Tennessee
26 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
28 – Las Vegas, Nevada
29 – Louisville, Kentucky
30 – Portland, Oregon
31 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
32 - Tucson, Arizona
33 – Atlanta, Georgia
34 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
35 – Kansas City, Missouri
36 – Fresno, California
37 – Sacramento, California
38 – Long Beach, California
39 – Mesa, Arizona
40 – Omaha, Nebraska
41 – Virginia Beach, Virginia
42 – Miami, Florida
43 – Cleveland, Ohio
44 – Oakland, California
45 – Raleigh, North Carolina
46 – Colorado Springs, Colorado
47 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
48 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
49 – Arlington, Texas
50 – Honolulu, Hawaii

The following table lists the incorporated places in the United States with a population on July 1, 2009, of more than 100,000 as estimated by the United States Census Bureau.[1] Population densities are also given by the U.S. Census Bureau, but are listed as of the 2000 U.S. Census.[2][3]

Since the U.S. Census Bureau typically does not rank the cities of U.S. territories along with those of the fifty states and the District of Columbia, the cities of Puerto Rico with populations greater than 100,000 are listed separately below.

Rank City State Population
1 New York New York &00000000083918810000008,391,881
2 Los Angeles California &00000000038318680000003,831,868
3 Chicago Illinois &00000000028512680000002,851,268
4 Houston Texas &00000000022579260000002,257,926
5 Phoenix Arizona &00000000016015870000001,601,587
6 Philadelphia d[›] Pennsylvania &00000000015472970000001,547,297
7 San Antonio Texas &00000000013736680000001,373,668
8 San Diego California &00000000013063010000001,306,301
9 Dallas Texas &00000000012995430000001,299,543
10 San Jose California &0000000000964695000000964,695
11 Detroit Michigan &0000000000910920000000910,920
12 San Francisco California &0000000000815358000000815,358
13 Jacksonville Florida &0000000000813518000000813,518
14 Indianapolis e[›] Indiana &0000000000807584000000807,584
15 Austin Texas &0000000000786382000000786,382
16 Columbus Ohio &0000000000769360000000769,360
17 Fort Worth Texas &0000000000727575000000727,575
18 Charlotte North Carolina &0000000000709441000000709,441
19 Memphis Tennessee &0000000000676640000000676,640
20 Boston d[›] Massachusetts &0000000000645169000000645,169
21 Baltimore f[›] Maryland &0000000000637418000000637,418
22 El Paso Texas &0000000000620447000000620,447
23 Seattle Washington &0000000000617334000000617,334
24 Denver Colorado &0000000000610345000000610,345
25 Nashville e[›] Tennessee &0000000000605473000000605,473
26 Milwaukee Wisconsin &0000000000604133000000604,133
27 Washington District of Columbia &0000000000599657000000599,657
28 Las Vegas Nevada &0000000000567641000000567,641
29 Louisville e[›] Kentucky &0000000000566503000000566,503
30 Portland Oregon &0000000000566141000000566,141
31 Oklahoma City Oklahoma &0000000000560332000000560,332
32 Tucson Arizona &0000000000548555000000548,555
33 Atlanta Georgia &0000000000540921000000540,921
34 Albuquerque New Mexico &0000000000528497000000528,497
35 Kansas City d[›] Missouri &0000000000482299000000482,299
36 Fresno California &0000000000479921000000479,921
37 Sacramento California &0000000000466687000000466,687
38 Long Beach California &0000000000462604000000462,604
39 Mesa Arizona &0000000000462486000000462,486
40 Omaha Nebraska &0000000000454731000000454,731
41 Virginia Beach f[›] Virginia &0000000000433575000000433,575
42 Miami Florida &0000000000433136000000433,136
43 Cleveland Ohio &0000000000431363000000431,363
44 Oakland California &0000000000409184000000409,184
45 Raleigh North Carolina &0000000000405791000000405,791
46 Colorado Springs Colorado &0000000000399827000000399,827
47 Tulsa Oklahoma &0000000000389625000000389,625
48 Minneapolis Minnesota &0000000000385542000000385,542
49 Arlington Texas &0000000000380084000000380,084
50 Honolulu b[›] Hawaii &0000000000374701000000374,701
51 Wichita Kansas &0000000000372186000000372,186
52 St. Louis f[›] Missouri &0000000000356587000000356,587
53 New Orleans d[›] Louisiana &0000000000354850000000354,850
54 Tampa Florida &0000000000343890000000343,890
55 Santa Ana California &0000000000340340000000340,340
56 Anaheim California &0000000000337896000000337,896
57 Cincinnati Ohio &0000000000333013000000333,013
58 Aurora Colorado &0000000000324655000000324,655
59 Bakersfield California &0000000000324463000000324,463
60 Toledo Ohio &0000000000316238000000316,238
61 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania &0000000000311647000000311,647
62 Riverside California &0000000000297859000000297,859
63 Lexington Kentucky &0000000000296545000000296,545
64 Stockton California &0000000000287578000000287,578
65 Corpus Christi Texas &0000000000287438000000287,438
66 Anchorage Alaska &0000000000286174000000286,174
67 St. Paul Minnesota &0000000000281262000000281,262
68 Newark New Jersey &0000000000278154000000278,154
69 Plano Texas &0000000000273611000000273,611
70 Buffalo New York &0000000000270240000000270,240
71 Henderson Nevada &0000000000256445000000256,445
72 Fort Wayne Indiana &0000000000255890000000255,890
73 Chandler Arizona &0000000000255230000000255,230
74 Greensboro North Carolina &0000000000255061000000255,061
75 Lincoln Nebraska &0000000000254001000000254,001
76 Glendale Arizona &0000000000252188000000252,188
77 St. Petersburg Florida &0000000000244324000000244,324
78 Jersey City New Jersey &0000000000242503000000242,503
79 Scottsdale Arizona &0000000000238715000000238,715
80 Orlando Florida &0000000000235860000000235,860
81 Madison Wisconsin &0000000000235626000000235,626
82 Norfolk f[›] Virginia &0000000000233333000000233,333
83 Birmingham Alabama &0000000000230130000000230,130
84 Winston-Salem North Carolina &0000000000229828000000229,828
85 Durham North Carolina &0000000000229174000000229,174
86 Laredo Texas &0000000000226122000000226,122
87 Lubbock Texas &0000000000225856000000225,856
88 Baton Rouge Louisiana &0000000000225390000000225,390
89 North Las Vegas Nevada &0000000000224387000000224,387
90 Chula Vista California &0000000000223738000000223,738
91 Chesapeake f[›] Virginia &0000000000222455000000222,455
92 Garland Texas &0000000000222013000000222,013
93 Reno Nevada &0000000000219636000000219,636
94 Hialeah Florida &0000000000218896000000218,896
95 Arlington c[›] Virginia &0000000000217483000000217,483
96 Gilbert Arizona &0000000000217285000000217,285
97 Irvine California &0000000000209716000000209,716
98 Rochester New York &0000000000207294000000207,294
99 Akron Ohio &0000000000207216000000207,216
100 Boise Idaho &0000000000205707000000205,707
101 Irving Texas &0000000000205540000000205,540
102 Fremont California &0000000000205514000000205,514
103 Richmond f[›] Virginia &0000000000204451000000204,451
104 Spokane Washington &0000000000203276000000203,276
105 Modesto California &0000000000202747000000202,747
106 Montgomery Alabama &0000000000202124000000202,124
107 Yonkers New York &0000000000201162000000201,162
108 Tacoma Washington &0000000000199637000000199,637
109 Shreveport Louisiana &0000000000199242000000199,242
110 Des Moines Iowa &0000000000198460000000198,460
111 San Bernardino California &0000000000198410000000198,410
112 Fayetteville North Carolina &0000000000198061000000198,061
113 Glendale California &0000000000196847000000196,847
114 Augusta e[›] Georgia &0000000000194343000000194,343
115 Grand Rapids Michigan &0000000000193710000000193,710
116 Huntington Beach California &0000000000193366000000193,366
117 Newport News f[›] Virginia &0000000000193172000000193,172
118 Mobile Alabama &0000000000193171000000193,171
119 Little Rock Arkansas &0000000000191930000000191,930
120 Moreno Valley California &0000000000191766000000191,766
121 Columbus Georgia &0000000000190414000000190,414
122 Amarillo Texas &0000000000189389000000189,389
123 Fontana California &0000000000188012000000188,012
124 Oxnard California &0000000000187535000000187,535
125 Knoxville Tennessee &0000000000185100000000185,100
126 Fort Lauderdale Florida &0000000000184892000000184,892
127 Salt Lake City Utah &0000000000183171000000183,171
128 Worcester d[›] Massachusetts &0000000000182421000000182,421
129 Huntsville Alabama &0000000000179653000000179,653
130 Brownsville Texas &0000000000176858000000176,858
131 Jackson Mississippi &0000000000175021000000175,021
132 Overland Park Kansas &0000000000174907000000174,907
133 Tempe Arizona &0000000000174255000000174,255
134 Aurora Illinois &0000000000172945000000172,945
135 Oceanside California &0000000000172901000000172,901
136 Tallahassee Florida &0000000000172574000000172,574
137 Providence Rhode Island &0000000000171909000000171,909
138 Rancho Cucamonga California &0000000000171809000000171,809
139 Ontario California &0000000000171602000000171,602
140 Chattanooga Tennessee &0000000000171349000000171,349
141 Santa Clarita California &0000000000169174000000169,174
142 Garden Grove California &0000000000166332000000166,332
143 Vancouver Washington &0000000000165809000000165,809
144 Grand Prairie Texas &0000000000163351000000163,351
145 Peoria Arizona &0000000000162740000000162,740
146 Sioux Falls South Dakota &0000000000157935000000157,935
147 Springfield Missouri &0000000000157630000000157,630
148 Santa Rosa California &0000000000157468000000157,468
149 Rockford Illinois &0000000000157280000000157,280
150 Salem Oregon &0000000000155719000000155,719
151 Springfield Massachusetts &0000000000155575000000155,575
152 Port St. Lucie Florida &0000000000154410000000154,410
153 Cape Coral Florida &0000000000154202000000154,202
154 Dayton Ohio &0000000000153857000000153,857
155 Eugene Oregon &0000000000153231000000153,231
156 Pomona California &0000000000152367000000152,367
157 Corona California &0000000000151037000000151,037
158 Alexandria f[›] Virginia &0000000000150006000000150,006
159 Joliet Illinois &0000000000147633000000147,633
160 Pembroke Pines Florida &0000000000146600000000146,600
161 Paterson New Jersey &0000000000145834000000145,834
162 Pasadena Texas &0000000000145789000000145,789
163 Lancaster California &0000000000145776000000145,776
164 Hayward California &0000000000144289000000144,289
165 Salinas California &0000000000144276000000144,276
166 Hampton f[›] Virginia &0000000000144236000000144,236
167 Palmdale California &0000000000143985000000143,985
168 Pasadena California &0000000000143667000000143,667
169 Naperville Illinois &0000000000143663000000143,663
170 Kansas City Kansas &0000000000143209000000143,209
171 Hollywood Florida &0000000000142622000000142,622
172 Lakewood Colorado &0000000000141943000000141,943
173 Torrance California &0000000000140317000000140,317
174 Escondido California &0000000000140170000000140,170
175 Fort Collins Colorado &0000000000138736000000138,736
176 Syracuse New York &0000000000138560000000138,560
177 Bridgeport Connecticut &0000000000137298000000137,298
178 Orange California &0000000000136990000000136,990
179 Cary North Carolina &0000000000136600000000136,600
180 Elk Grove California &0000000000135228000000135,228
181 Savannah Georgia &0000000000134699000000134,699
182 Sunnyvale California &0000000000133963000000133,963
183 Warren Michigan &0000000000133872000000133,872
184 Mesquite Texas &0000000000133509000000133,509
185 Fullerton California &0000000000132620000000132,620
186 McAllen Texas &0000000000132225000000132,225
187 Columbia South Carolina &0000000000129333000000129,333
188 Carrollton Texas &0000000000129209000000129,209
189 Cedar Rapids Iowa &0000000000128182000000128,182
190 McKinney Texas &0000000000127671000000127,671
191 Sterling Heights Michigan &0000000000127176000000127,176
192 Bellevue Washington &0000000000126626000000126,626
193 Coral Springs Florida &0000000000126518000000126,518
194 Waco Texas &0000000000126217000000126,217
195 Elizabeth New Jersey &0000000000125285000000125,285
196 West Valley City Utah &0000000000125093000000125,093
197 Clarksville Tennessee &0000000000124565000000124,565
198 Topeka Kansas &0000000000124331000000124,331
199 Hartford Connecticut &0000000000124060000000124,060
200 Thousand Oaks California &0000000000123520000000123,520
201 New Haven Connecticut &0000000000123330000000123,330
202 Denton Texas &0000000000122830000000122,830
203 Concord California &0000000000122224000000122,224
204 Visalia California &0000000000122111000000122,111
205 Olathe Kansas &0000000000121962000000121,962
206 El Monte California &0000000000121446000000121,446
207 Independence d[›] Missouri &0000000000121180000000121,180
208 Stamford Connecticut &0000000000121026000000121,026
209 Simi Valley California &0000000000120921000000120,921
210 Provo Utah &0000000000119775000000119,775
211 Killeen Texas &0000000000119510000000119,510
212 Springfield Illinois &0000000000118033000000118,033
213 Abilene Texas &0000000000117179000000117,179
214 Thornton Colorado &0000000000117003000000117,003
215 Gainesville Florida &0000000000116616000000116,616
216 Evansville Indiana &0000000000116584000000116,584
217 Roseville California &0000000000115687000000115,687
218 Charleston South Carolina &0000000000115638000000115,638
219 Peoria Illinois &0000000000115520000000115,520
220 Athens e[›] Georgia &0000000000114983000000114,983
221 Lafayette Louisiana &0000000000114915000000114,915
222 Vallejo California &0000000000114622000000114,622
223 Lansing Michigan &0000000000113810000000113,810
224 Ann Arbor Michigan &0000000000112852000000112,852
225 Inglewood California &0000000000112241000000112,241
226 Santa Clara California &0000000000111997000000111,997
227 Flint Michigan &0000000000111475000000111,475
228 Victorville California &0000000000110921000000110,921
229 Costa Mesa California &0000000000110420000000110,420
230 Beaumont Texas &0000000000110099000000110,099
231 Manchester New Hampshire &0000000000109395000000109,395
232 Miami Gardens Florida &0000000000109332000000109,332
233 Miramar Florida &0000000000109176000000109,176
234 Norman Oklahoma &0000000000109063000000109,063
235 Westminster Colorado &0000000000108850000000108,850
236 Cambridge Massachusetts &0000000000108780000000108,780
237 Midland Texas &0000000000108666000000108,666
238 Arvada Colorado &0000000000108172000000108,172
239 Allentown Pennsylvania &0000000000107815000000107,815
240 Elgin Illinois &0000000000107521000000107,521
241 Waterbury Connecticut &0000000000107143000000107,143
242 Downey California &0000000000107117000000107,117
243 Clearwater Florida &0000000000106081000000106,081
244 Billings Montana &0000000000105845000000105,845
245 West Covina California &0000000000105464000000105,464
246 Round Rock Texas &0000000000105412000000105,412
247 Murfreesboro Tennessee &0000000000105209000000105,209
248 Lewisville Texas &0000000000105169000000105,169
249 West Jordan Utah &0000000000104915000000104,915
250 Pueblo Colorado &0000000000104877000000104,877
251 San Buenaventura (Ventura) California &0000000000104423000000104,423
252 Lowell Massachusetts &0000000000104400000000104,400
253 South Bend Indiana &0000000000104215000000104,215
254 Fairfield California &0000000000103586000000103,586
255 Erie Pennsylvania &0000000000103571000000103,571
256 Rochester Minnesota &0000000000103486000000103,486
257 High Point North Carolina &0000000000103396000000103,396
258 Richardson Texas &0000000000103201000000103,201
259 Richmond California &0000000000103166000000103,166
260 Burbank California &0000000000103121000000103,121
261 Berkeley California &0000000000102822000000102,822
262 Pompano Beach Florida &0000000000102609000000102,609
263 Norwalk California &0000000000102508000000102,508
264 Frisco Texas &0000000000102412000000102,412
265 Columbia Missouri &0000000000102324000000102,324
266 Gresham Oregon &0000000000102295000000102,295
267 Daly City California &0000000000102165000000102,165
268 Green Bay Wisconsin &0000000000101351000000101,351
269 Wilmington North Carolina &0000000000101350000000101,350
270 Wichita Falls Texas &0000000000101313000000101,313
271 Davenport Iowa &0000000000101306000000101,306
272 Antioch California &0000000000101182000000101,182
273 Palm Bay Florida &0000000000100999000000100,999
274 Centennial Colorado &0000000000100837000000100,837
275 Odessa Texas &0000000000100807000000100,807
276 Boulder Colorado &0000000000100160000000100,160

Puerto Rico

The following table lists the incorporated municipalities (municipios) of Puerto Rico with a population on July 1, 2009, greater than 100,000 as estimated by the United States Census Bureau,[4] and the rankings they would have if included in the above table.

(44) – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rank City Territory Population
44 San Juan  Puerto Rico &0000000000420326000000420,326
95 Bayamón  Puerto Rico &0000000000218949000000218,949
127 Carolina  Puerto Rico &0000000000187209000000187,209
133 Ponce  Puerto Rico &0000000000178346000000178,346
174 Caguas  Puerto Rico &0000000000143274000000143,274
266 Guaynabo  Puerto Rico &0000000000103073000000103,073
268 Arecibo  Puerto Rico &0000000000102770000000102,770

Notes

Distributions

For cities with populations of 100,000 or more the following distributions hold. Smaller incorporated places are not included.

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The mean density is 4,128.21 inhabitants per square mile (1,593.91 /km2).

The median is 3,160.85 inhabitants per square mile (1,220.41 /km2).

Population Number of municipal governments[17]
1,000,000+ 9
300,000–1,000,000 51
200,000–299,999 47
100,000–199,999 169
Total 276

See also

U.S. Census Bureau statistical areas

United States census statistical areas by state, district, or territory
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