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Table 3.I

Top 100 U.S. Cities - Ranked by Population

2012 Estimates

 
  Rank City State

Population

Web Site  
 
1
New York
New York
8,336,697 www.nyc.gov  
 
2
Los Angeles
California
3,857,799 www.lacity.org  
 
3
Chicago
Illinois
2,714,856 www.cityofchicago.org  
 
4
Houston
Texas
2,160,821 www.houstontx.gov  
 
5
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
1,547,607 www.phila.gov  
 
6
Phoenix
Arizona
1,488,750 phoenix.gov  
 
7
San Antonio
Texas
1,382,951 www.sanantonio.gov  
 
8
San Diego
California
1,338,348 www.sandiego.gov  
 
9
Dallas
Texas
1,241,162 www.dallascityhall.com  
 
10
San Jose
California
982,765 www.sanjoseca.gov  
 
11
Austin
Texas
842,592 www.austintexas.org  
 
12
Jacksonville
Florida
836,507 www.coj.net  
 
13
Indianapolis
Indiana
834,852 www.indygov.org  
 
14
San Francisco
California
825,863 www.sfgov.org  
 
15
Columbus
Ohio
809,798 www.cityofcolumbus.org  
 
16
Fort Worth
Texas
777,992 fortworthtexas.gov  
 
17
Charlotte
North Carolina
775,202 charmeck.org  
 
18
Detroit
Michigan
701,475 www.ci.detroit.mi.us  
 
19
El Paso
Texas
672,538 www.elpasotexas.gov  
 
20
Memphis
Tennessee
655,155 www.memphistn.gov  
 
21
Boston
Massachusetts
636,479 www.cityofboston.gov  
 
22
Seattle
Washington
634,535 www.seattle.gov  
 
23
Denver
Colorado
634,265 www.denver.org  
 
24
Washington
District of Columbia
632,323 www.dc.gov  
 
25
Nashville-Davidson
Tennessee
624,496 www.nashville.gov  
 
26
Baltimore
Maryland
621,342 www.baltimorecity.gov  
 
27
Louisville-Jefferson
Kentucky
605,110 www.louisvilleky.gov  
 
28
Portland
Oregon
603,106 www.portlandonline.com  
 
29
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
599,199 www.okc.gov  
 
30
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
598,916 city.milwaukee.gov  
 
31
Las Vegas
Nevada
596,424 www.lasvegasnevada.gov  
 
32
Albuquerque
New Mexico
555,417 www.cabq.gov  
 
33
Tuscon
Arizona
524,295 www.tucsonaz.gov  
 
34
Fresno
California
505,882 www.fresno.gov  
 
35
Sacramento
California
475,516 www.cityofsacramento.org  
 
36
Long Beach
California
467,892 www.longbeachny.org  
 
37
Kansas City
Missouri
464,310 www.kcmo.org  
 
38
Mesa
Arizona
452,084 www.cityofmesa.org  
 
39
Virginia Beach
Virginia
447,021 www.vbgov.com  
 
40
Atlanta
Georgia
443,775 www.atlantaga.gov  
 
41
Colorado Springs
Colorado
431,834 www.springsgov.com  
 
42
Raleigh
North Carolina
423,179 www.raleigh-nc.org  
 
43
Omaha
Nebraska
421,570 www.cityofomaha.org  
 
44
Miami
Florida
413,892 www.miamigov.com  
 
45
Oakland
California
400,740 www.oaklandnet.com  
 
46
Tulsa
Oklahoma
393,987 www.cityoftulsa.org  
 
47
Minneapolis
Minnesota
392,880 www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us  
 
48
Cleveland
Ohio
390,928 www.city.cleveland.oh.us  
 
49
Wichita
Kansas
385,577 www.wichitagov.org  
 
50
Arlington
Texas
375,600 www.ci.arlington.tx.us  
 
51
New Orleans
Louisiana
369,250 www.nola.com  
 
52
Bakersfield
California
358,597 www.bakersfieldcity.us  
 
53
Tampa
Florida
347,645 www.tampagov.net  
 
54
Honolulu
Hawaii
345,610 www.honolulu.gov  
 
55
Anaheim
California
343,248 www.anaheim.net  
 
56
Aurora
Colorado
339,030 www.auroragov.org  
 
57
Santa Ana
California
330,920 www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us  
 
58
St. Louis
Missouri
318,172 stlouis.missouri.org  
 
59
Riverside
California
313,673 www.riversideca.gov  
 
60
Corpus Christi
Texas
312,195 www.cctexas.com  
 
61
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
306,211 pittsburghpa.gov  
 
62
Lexington-Fayette
Kentucky
305,489 www.lexingtonky.gov  
 
63
Anchorage
Alaska
298,610 www.muni.org  
 
64
Stockton
California
297,984 www.stocktongov.com  
 
65
Cincinnati
Ohio
296,550 www.cincinnati-oh.gov  
 
66
St. Paul
Minnesota
290,770 www.stpaul.gov  
 
67
Toledo
Ohio
284,012 www.ci.toledo.oh.us  
 
68
Newark
New Jersey
277,727 www.ci.newark.nj.us  
 
69
Greensboro
North Carolina
277,080 www.greensboro-nc.gov  
 
70
Plano
Texas
272,068 www.plano.gov  
 
71
Henderson
Nevada
265,679 www.cityofhenderson.com  
 
72
Lincoln
Nebraska
265,404 lincoln.ne.gov  
 
73
Buffalo
New York
259,384 www.ci.buffalo.ny.us  
 
74
Fort Wayne
Indiana
254,555 www.cityoffortwayne.org  
 
75
Jersey City
New Jersey
254,441 www.cityofjerseycity.com  
 
76
Chula Vista
California
252,422 www.chulavistaca.gov  
 
77
Orlando
Florida
249,562 www.cityoforlando.net  
 
78
St. Petersburg
Florida
246,541 www.stpete.org  
 
79
Norfolk
Virginia
245,782 www.norfolk.gov  
 
80
Chandler
Arizona
245,628 www.chandleraz.gov  
 
81
Laredo
Texas
244,731 www.ci.laredo.tx.us  
 
82
Madison
Wisconsin
240,323 www.cityofmadison.com  
 
83
Durham
North Carolina
239,358 www.durham-nc.com  
 
84
Lubbock
Texas
236,065 www.ci.lubbock.tx.us  
 
85
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
234,349 www.cityofws.org  
 
86
Garland
Texas
233,564 www.ci.garland.tx.us/Home  
 
87
Glendale
Arizona
232,143 www.glendalearizona.com  
 
88
Hialeah
Florida
231,941 www.hialeahfl.gov  
 
89
Reno
Nevada
231,027 www.cityofreno.com  
 
90
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
230,058 brgov.com  
 
91
Irvine
California
229,985 www.cityofirvine.org  
 
92
Chesapeake
Virginia
228,417 www.cityofchesapeake.net  
 
93
Irving
Texas
225,427 www.ci.irving.tx.us  
 
94
Scottsdale
Arizona
223,514 www.scottsdaleaz.gov  
 
95
North Las Vegas
Nevada
223,491 www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com  
 
96
Fremont
California
221,986 www.fremont.gov  
 
97
Gilbert
Arizona
221,140 www.ci.gilbert.az.us  
 
98
San Bernardino
California
213,295 www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us  
 
99
Boise
Idaho
212,303 www.cityofboise.org  
 
100
Birmingham
Alabama
212,038 www.informationbirmingham.com  
     
 

Notes:
Table data includes annual estimates of the resident population for incorporated places over 50,000.
Ranked by July 1, 2012 Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012.

 
 


Source:
U.S. Census - 2012 Population Estimates Data

 

 

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