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Top 100 Metropolitan Areas - Ranked by Population

2015 Estimates*

 
     
  Rank City State
Population
Web Site  
 
1
New York
New York
8,550,405
nyc.gov
 
 
2
Los Angeles
California
3,971,883
lacity.org
 
 
3
Chicago
Illinois
2,720,546
cityofchicago.org
 
 
4
Houston
Texas
2,296,224
houstontx.gov
 
 
5
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
1,567,442
phila.gov
 
 
6
Phoenix
Arizona
1,563,025
phoenix.gov
 
 
7
San Antonio
Texas
1,469,845
sanantonio.gov
 
 
8
San Diego
California
1,394,928
sandiego.gov
 
 
9
Dallas
Texas
1,300,092
dallascityhall.com
 
 
10
San Jose
California
1,026,908
sanjoseca.gov
 
 
11
Austin
Texas
931,830
austintexas.org
 
 
12
Jacksonville
Florida
868,031
coj.net
 
 
13
San Francisco
California
864,816
sfgov.org
 
 
14
Indianapolis
Indiana
853,173
indygov.org
 
 
15
Columbus
Ohio
850,106
cityofcolumbus.org
 
 
16
Fort Worth
Texas
833,319
fortworthtexas.gov
 
 
17
Charlotte
North Carolina
827,097
charmeck.org
 
 
18
Seattle
Washington
684,451
seattle.gov
 
 
19
Denver
Colorado
682,545
denver.org
 
 
20
El Paso
Texas
681,124
elpasotexas.gov
 
 
21
Detroit
Michigan
677,116
detroitmi.gov
 
 
22
Washington
District of Columbia
672,228
dc.gov
 
 
23
Boston
Massachusetts
667,137
cityofboston.gov
 
 
24
Memphis
Tennessee
655,770
memphistn.gov
 
 
25
Nashville-Davidson
Tennessee
654,610
nashville.gov
 
 
26
Portland
Oregon
632,309
portlandonline.com
 
 
27
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
631,346
okc.gov
 
 
28
Las Vegas
Nevada
623,747
lasvegasnevada.gov
 
 
29
Baltimore
Maryland
621,849
baltimorecity.gov
 
 
30
Louisville
Kentucky
615,366
louisvilleky.gov
 
 
31
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
600,155
city.milwaukee.gov
 
 
32
Albuquerque
New Mexico
559,121
cabq.gov
 
 
33
Tucson
Arizona
531,641
tucsonaz.gov
 
 
34
Fresno
California
520,052
fresno.gov
 
 
35
Sacramento
California
490,712
cityofsacramento.org
 
 
36
Kansas City
Missouri
475,378
kcmo.gov
 
 
37
Long Beach
California
474,140
longbeach.gov
 
 
38
Mesa
Arizona
471,825
cityofmesa.org
 
 
39
Atlanta
Georgia
463,878
atlantaga.gov
 
 
40
Colorado Springs
Colorado
456,568
coloradosprings.gov
 
 
41
Virginia Beach
Virginia
452,745
vbgov.com
 
 
42
Raleigh
North Carolina
451,066
raleigh-nc.org
 
 
43
Omaha
Nebraska
443,885
cityofomaha.org
 
 
44
Miami
Florida
441,003
miamigov.com
 
 
45
Oakland
California
419,267
oaklandnet.com
 
 
46
Minneapolis
Minnesota
410,939
ci.minneapolis.mn.us
 
 
47
Tulsa
Oklahoma
403,505
cityoftulsa.org
 
 
48
Wichita
Kansas
389,965
wichitagov.org
 
 
49
New Orleans
Louisiana
389,617
nola.gov
 
 
50
Arlington
Texas
388,125
arlington-tx.gov
 
 
51
Cleveland
Ohio
388,072
city.cleveland.oh.us
 
 
52
Bakersfield
California
373,640
bakersfieldcity.us
 
 
53
Tampa
Florida
369,075
tampagov.net
 
 
54
Aurora
Colorado
359,407
auroragov.org
 
 
55
Urban Honolulu
Hawaii
352,769
honolulu.gov
 
 
56
Anaheim
California
350,742
anaheim.net
 
 
57
Santa Ana
California
335,400
ci.santa-ana.ca.us
 
 
58
Corpus Christi
Texas
324,074
cctexas.com
 
 
59
Riverside
California
322,424
riversideca.gov
 
 
60
St. Louis
Missouri
315,685
stlouis-mo.gov
 
 
61
Lexington-Fayette
Kentucky
314,488
lexingtonky.gov
 
 
62
Stockton
California
305,658
stocktongov.com
 
 
63
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
304,391
pittsburghpa.gov
 
 
64
St. Paul
Minnesota
300,851
stpaul.gov
 
 
65
Anchorage municipality
Alaska
298,695
muni.org
 
 
66
Cincinnati
Ohio
298,550
cincinnati-oh.gov
 
 
67
Henderson
Nevada
285,667
cityofhenderson.com
 
 
68
Greensboro
North Carolina
285,342
greensboro-nc.gov
 
 
69
Plano
Texas
283,558
plano.gov
 
 
70
Newark
New Jersey
281,944
ci.newark.nj.us
 
 
71
Toledo
Ohio
279,789
toledo.oh.gov
 
 
72
Lincoln
Nebraska
277,348
lincoln.ne.gov
 
 
73
Orlando
Florida
270,934
cityoforlando.net
 
 
74
Chula Vista
California
265,757
chulavistaca.gov
 
 
75
Jersey City
New Jersey
264,290
cityofjerseycity.com
 
 
76
Chandler
Arizona
260,828
chandleraz.gov
 
 
77
Fort Wayne
Indiana
260,326
cityoffortwayne.org
 
 
78
Buffalo
New York
258,071
ci.buffalo.ny.us
 
 
79
Durham
North Carolina
257,636
durham-nc.com
 
 
80
St. Petersburg
Florida
257,083
stpete.org
 
 
81
Irvine
California
256,927
cityofirvine.org
 
 
82
Laredo
Texas
255,473
ci.laredo.tx.us
 
 
83
Lubbock
Texas
249,042
mylubbock.us
 
 
84
Madison
Wisconsin
248,951
cityofmadison.com
 
 
85
Gilbert
Arizona
247,542
gilbertaz.gov
 
 
86
Norfolk
Virginia
246,393
norfolk.gov
 
 
87
Reno
Nevada
241,445
cityofreno.com
 
 
88
Winston-Salem city
Arizona
241,218
cityofws.org
 
 
89
Glendale
Arizona
240,126
glendaleaz.com
 
 
90
Hialeah
Florida
237,069
hialeahfl.gov
 
 
91
Garland
Texas
236,897
garlandtx.gov
 
 
92
Scottsdale
Arizona
236,839
scottsdaleaz.gov
 
 
93
Irving
Texas
236,607
cityofirving.org
 
 
94
Chesapeake
Virginia
235,429
cityofchesapeake.ne
 
 
95
North Las Vegas
Nevada
234,807
cityofnorthlasvegas.com
 
 
96
Fremont
California
232,206
fremont.gov
 
 
97
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
228,590
brgov.com
 
 
98
Richmond
Virginia
220,289
richmondgov.com
 
 
99
Boise City
Idaho
218,281
cityofboise.org
 
 
100
San Bernardino
California
216,108
ci.san-bernardino.ca.us
 
     
 

Notes:
*Population estimates as of July 1, 2015.
Table data includes annual estimates of the resident population for incorporated places over 50,000.

 
     
 

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Source:
U.S. Census - Population Estimates Data (Table PEPANNRSIP)