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Top 100 U.S. Cities - Ranked by Population

2016 Estimates*

 
     
  Rank City State
Population
Web Site  
 
1
New York
New York
8,537,673
nyc.gov
 
 
2
Los Angeles
California
3,976,322
lacity.org
 
 
3
Chicago
Illinois
2,704,958
cityofchicago.org
 
 
4
Houston
Texas
2,303,482
houstontx.gov
 
 
5
Phoenix
Arizona
1,615,017
phoenix.gov
 
 
6
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
1,567,872
phila.gov
 
 
7
San Antonio
Texas
1,492,510
sanantonio.gov
 
 
8
San Diego
California
1,406,630
sandiego.gov
 
 
9
Dallas
Texas
1,317,929
dallascityhall.com
 
 
10
San Jose
California
1,025,350
sanjoseca.gov
 
 
11
Austin
Texas
947,890
austintexas.org
 
 
12
Jacksonville
Florida
880,619
coj.net
 
 
13
San Francisco
California
870,887
sfgov.org
 
 
14
Columbus
Ohio
860,090
cityofcolumbus.org
 
 
15
Indianapolis
Indiana
855,164
indygov.org
 
 
16
Fort Worth
Texas
854,113
fortworthtexas.gov
 
 
17
Charlotte
North Carolina
842,051
charmeck.org
 
 
18
Seattle
Washington
704,352
seattle.gov
 
 
19
Denver
Colorado
693,060
denver.org
 
 
20
El Paso
Texas
683,080
elpasotexas.gov
 
 
21
Washington
District of Columbia
681,170
dc.gov
 
 
22
Boston
Massachusetts
673,184
cityofboston.gov
 
 
23
Detroit
Michigan
672,795
detroitmi.gov
 
 
24
Nashville-Davidson
Tennessee
660,388
nashville.gov
 
 
25
Memphis
Tennessee
652,717
memphistn.gov
 
 
26
Portland
Oregon
639,863
portlandonline.com
 
 
27
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
638,367
okc.gov
 
 
28
Las Vegas
Nevada
632,912
lasvegasnevada.gov
 
 
29
Louisville
Kentucky
616,261
louisvilleky.gov
 
 
30
Baltimore
Maryland
614,664
baltimorecity.gov
 
 
31
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
595,047
city.milwaukee.gov
 
 
32
Albuquerque
New Mexico
559,277
cabq.gov
 
 
33
Tucson
Arizona
530,706
tucsonaz.gov
 
 
34
Fresno
California
522,053
fresno.gov
 
 
35
Sacramento
California
495,234
cityofsacramento.org
 
 
36
Mesa
Arizona
484,587
cityofmesa.org
 
 
37
Kansas City
Missouri
481,420
kcmo.gov
 
 
38
Atlanta
Georgia
472,522
atlantaga.gov
 
 
39
Long Beach
California
470,130
longbeach.gov
 
 
40
Colorado Springs
Colorado
465,101
coloradosprings.gov
 
 
41
Raleigh
North Carolina
458,880
raleigh-nc.org
 
 
42
Miami
Florida
453,579
miamigov.com
 
 
43
Virginia Beach
Virginia
452,602
vbgov.com
 
 
44
Omaha
Nebraska
446,970
cityofomaha.org
 
 
45
Oakland
California
420,005
oaklandnet.com
 
 
46
Minneapolis
Minnesota
413,651
ci.minneapolis.mn.us
 
 
47
Tulsa
Oklahoma
403,090
cityoftulsa.org
 
 
48
Arlington
Texas
392,772
arlington-tx.gov
 
 
49
New Orleans
Louisiana
391,495
nola.gov
 
 
50
Wichita
Kansas
389,902
wichitagov.org
 
 
51
Cleveland
Ohio
385,809
city.cleveland.oh.us
 
 
52
Tampa
Florida
377,165
tampagov.net
 
 
53
Bakersfield
California
376,380
bakersfieldcity.us
 
 
54
Aurora
Colorado
361,710
auroragov.org
 
 
55
Urban Honolulu
Hawaii
351,792
honolulu.gov
 
 
56
Anaheim
California
351,043
anaheim.net
 
 
57
Santa Ana
California
334,217
ci.santa-ana.ca.us
 
 
58
Corpus Christi
Texas
325,733
cctexas.com
 
 
59
Riverside
California
324,722
riversideca.gov
 
 
60
Lexington-Fayette
Kentucky
318,449
lexingtonky.gov
 
 
61
St. Louis
Missouri
311,404
stlouis-mo.gov
 
 
62
Stockton
California
307,072
stocktongov.com
 
 
63
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
303,625
pittsburghpa.gov
 
 
64
St. Paul
Minnesota
302,398
stpaul.gov
 
 
65
Cincinnati
Ohio
298,800
cincinnati-oh.gov
 
 
66
Anchorage municipality
Alaska
298,192
muni.org
 
 
67
Henderson
Nevada
292,969
cityofhenderson.com
 
 
68
Greensboro
North Carolina
287,027
greensboro-nc.gov
 
 
69
Plano
Texas
286,057
plano.gov
 
 
70
Newark
New Jersey
281,764
ci.newark.nj.us
 
 
71
Lincoln
Nebraska
280,364
lincoln.ne.gov
 
 
72
Toledo
Ohio
278,508
toledo.oh.gov
 
 
73
Orlando
Florida
277,173
cityoforlando.net
 
 
74
Chula Vista
California
267,172
chulavistaca.gov
 
 
75
Irvine
California
266,122
cityofirvine.org
 
 
76
Fort Wayne
Indiana
264,488
cityoffortwayne.org
 
 
77
Jersey City
New Jersey
264,152
cityofjerseycity.com
 
 
78
Durham
North Carolina
263,016
durham-nc.com
 
 
79
St. Petersburg
Florida
260,999
stpete.org
 
 
80
Laredo
Texas
257,156
ci.laredo.tx.us
 
 
81
Buffalo
New York
256,902
ci.buffalo.ny.us
 
 
82
Madison
Wisconsin
252,551
cityofmadison.com
 
 
83
Lubbock
Texas
252,506
mylubbock.us
 
 
84
Chandler
Arizona
247,477
chandleraz.gov
 
 
85
Scottsdale
Arizona
246,645
scottsdaleaz.gov
 
 
86
Glendale
Arizona
245,895
glendaleaz.com
 
 
87
Reno
Nevada
245,255
cityofreno.com
 
 
88
Norfolk
Virginia
245,115
norfolk.gov
 
 
89
Winston-Salem city
Arizona
242,203
cityofws.org
 
 
90
North Las Vegas
Nevada
238,702
cityofnorthlasvegas.com
 
 
91
Irving
Texas
238,289
cityofirving.org
 
 
92
Chesapeake
Virginia
237,940
cityofchesapeake.ne
 
 
93
Gilbert
Arizona
237,133
gilbertaz.gov
 
 
94
Hialeah
Florida
236,387
hialeahfl.gov
 
 
95
Garland
Texas
234,943
garlandtx.gov
 
 
96
Fremont
California
233,136
fremont.gov
 
 
97
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
227,715
brgov.com
 
 
98
Richmond
Virginia
223,170
richmondgov.com
 
 
99
Boise City
Idaho
223,154
cityofboise.org
 
 
100
San Bernardino
California
216,239
ci.san-bernardino.ca.us
 
     
 

Notes:
*Population estimates as of July 1, 2016.
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)