Biggest U.S. Cities

What are the biggest cities in the United States?  We used data from the U.S. Census 2011 population estimate to determine the biggest cities in the United States.  The populations listed came from the 1-year estimates of the American Community Survey.

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Rank City/CDP 2011 population estimate
1 New York city, New York 8,244,910
2 Los Angeles city, California 3,819,708
3 Chicago city, Illinois 2,707,123
4 Houston city, Texas 2,145,933
5 Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania 1,536,471
6 Phoenix city, Arizona 1,469,484
7 San Antonio city, Texas 1,359,730
8 San Diego city, California 1,326,183
9 Dallas city, Texas 1,223,378
10 San Jose city, California 967,478
11 Jacksonville city, Florida 827,909
12 Indianapolis city (balance), Indiana 824,232
13 Austin city, Texas 820,601
14 San Francisco city, California 812,826
15 Columbus city, Ohio 796,014
16 Fort Worth city, Texas 760,758
17 Charlotte city, North Carolina 751,074
18 Detroit city, Michigan 706,640
19 El Paso city, Texas 665,577
20 Memphis city, Tennessee 652,078
21 Boston city, Massachusetts 624,969
22 Seattle city, Washington 620,778
23 Denver city, Colorado 619,968
24 Baltimore city, Maryland 619,493
25 Washington city, District of Columbia 617,996
26 Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance), Tennessee 609,637
27 Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), Kentucky 602,037
28 Milwaukee city, Wisconsin 597,884
29 Portland city, Oregon 595,325
30 Oklahoma City city, Oklahoma 591,912
31 Las Vegas city, Nevada 589,340
32 Albuquerque city, New Mexico 552,801
33 Tucson city, Arizona 525,798
34 Fresno city, California 501,365
35 Sacramento city, California 472,169
36 Long Beach city, California 465,584
37 Kansas City city, Missouri 463,156
38 Mesa city, Arizona 446,498
39 Virginia Beach city, Virginia 442,707
40 Atlanta city, Georgia 432,425
41 Colorado Springs city, Colorado 426,406
42 Raleigh city, North Carolina 416,126
43 Omaha city, Nebraska 415,076
44 Miami city, Florida 408,760
45 Tulsa city, Oklahoma 396,039
46 Oakland city, California 395,811
47 Cleveland city, Ohio 393,804
48 Minneapolis city, Minnesota 387,736
49 Wichita city, Kansas 384,439
50 Arlington city, Texas 373,681
51 New Orleans city, Louisiana 360,740
52 Bakersfield city, California 352,429
53 Tampa city, Florida 346,064
54 Anaheim city, California 341,348
55 Urban Honolulu CDP, Hawaii 340,931
56 Aurora city, Colorado 332,551
57 Santa Ana city, California 329,405
58 St. Louis city, Missouri 318,069
59 Riverside city, California 310,654
60 Corpus Christi city, Texas 307,954
61 Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania 307,498
62 Lexington-Fayette urban county, Kentucky 301,569
63 Stockton city, California 296,367
64 Cincinnati city, Ohio 296,236
65 Anchorage municipality, Alaska 295,570
66 St. Paul city, Minnesota 288,437
67 Toledo city, Ohio 286,033
68 Newark city, New Jersey 277,545
69 Greensboro city, North Carolina 273,419
70 Plano city, Texas 271,380
71 Lincoln city, Nebraska 262,350
72 Buffalo city, New York 261,004
73 Henderson city, Nevada 260,072
74 Fort Wayne city, Indiana 258,803
75 Jersey City city, New Jersey 250,317
76 Chula Vista city, California 247,514
77 St. Petersburg city, Florida 244,995
78 Orlando city, Florida 243,209
79 Norfolk city, Virginia 242,628
80 Laredo city, Texas 241,350
81 Chandler city, Arizona 240,098
82 Madison city, Wisconsin 236,889
83 Lubbock city, Texas 233,735
84 Durham city, North Carolina 233,210
85 Winston-Salem city, North Carolina 232,397
86 Garland city, Texas 231,596
87 Glendale city, Arizona 230,466
88 Baton Rouge city, Louisiana 230,148
89 Hialeah city, Florida 229,967
90 Reno city, Nevada 227,509
91 Chesapeake city, Virginia 225,050
92 Scottsdale city, Arizona 221,007
93 Irving city, Texas 220,699
94 North Las Vegas city, Nevada 219,017
95 Fremont city, California 216,912
96 Paradise CDP, Nevada 216,387
97 Arlington CDP, Virginia 216,004
98 Irvine city, California 215,511
99 Montgomery city, Alabama 213,132
100 San Bernardino city, California 213,008
101 Gilbert town, Arizona 211,964
102 Birmingham city, Alabama 211,458
103 Rochester city, New York 210,850
104 Boise City city, Idaho 210,151
105 Spokane city, Washington 210,107
106 Des Moines city, Iowa 206,577
107 Richmond city, Virginia 205,533
108 Fayetteville city, North Carolina 203,922
109 Modesto city, California 202,761
110 Shreveport city, Louisiana 201,871
111 Tacoma city, Washington 200,677
112 Oxnard city, California 199,917
113 Fontana city, California 199,024
114 Akron city, Ohio 198,415
115 Moreno Valley city, California 197,838
116 Yonkers city, New York 197,397
117 Little Rock city, Arkansas 195,310
118 Augusta-Richmond County consolidated government (balance), Georgia 194,928
119 Mobile city, Alabama 194,887
120 Amarillo city, Texas 194,701
121 Columbus city, Georgia 194,107
122 Aurora city, Illinois 193,398
123 Glendale city, California 193,113
124 Huntington Beach city, California 192,868
125 Spring Valley CDP, Nevada 191,336
126 Salt Lake City city, Utah 189,906
127 Grand Rapids city, Michigan 189,813
128 Tallahassee city, Florida 182,955
129 Huntsville city, Alabama 182,354
130 Sunrise Manor CDP, Nevada 181,940
131 Worcester city, Massachusetts 181,641
132 Knoxville city, Tennessee 180,753
133 Newport News city, Virginia 179,611
134 Grand Prairie city, Texas 179,067
135 Brownsville city, Texas 178,448
136 Providence city, Rhode Island 178,059
137 Santa Clarita city, California 177,589
138 Overland Park city, Kansas 176,182
139 Jackson city, Mississippi 175,607
140 Garden Grove city, California 173,490
141 Chattanooga city, Tennessee 170,136
142 Oceanside city, California 169,565
143 Santa Rosa city, California 169,302
144 Fort Lauderdale city, Florida 168,527
145 Rancho Cucamonga city, California 167,698
146 Ontario city, California 166,412
147 Port St. Lucie city, Florida 166,162
148 Vancouver city, Washington 164,774
149 Tempe city, Arizona 164,264
150 Springfield city, Missouri 160,662
151 Lancaster city, California 157,698
152 Pembroke Pines city, Florida 157,612
153 Cape Coral city, Florida 157,476
154 Eugene city, Oregon 156,921
155 Peoria city, Arizona 156,634
156 Sioux Falls city, South Dakota 156,284
157 Salem city, Oregon 156,265
158 Corona city, California 155,884
159 Elk Grove city, California 154,920
160 Palmdale city, California 153,874
161 Springfield city, Massachusetts 153,157
162 Salinas city, California 152,995
163 Joliet city, Illinois 152,902
164 Rockford city, Illinois 152,485
165 Pasadena city, Texas 152,295
166 Pomona city, California 150,126
167 Fort Collins city, Colorado 146,777
168 Torrance city, California 146,467
169 Paterson city, New Jersey 146,426
170 Kansas City city, Kansas 146,198
171 Hayward city, California 146,083
172 Escondido city, California 146,021
173 Bridgeport city, Connecticut 145,634
174 Syracuse city, New York 145,150
175 Lakewood city, Colorado 144,414
176 Alexandria city, Virginia 144,301
177 Hollywood city, Florida 143,351
178 Naperville city, Illinois 143,289
179 Mesquite city, Texas 142,574
180 Sunnyvale city, California 142,299
181 Dayton city, Ohio 142,154
182 Savannah city, Georgia 139,499
183 Cary town, North Carolina 138,926
184 Orange city, California 138,405
185 Pasadena city, California 138,086
186 Metairie CDP, Louisiana 137,775
187 Fullerton city, California 137,174
188 Hampton city, Virginia 136,401
189 Clarksville city, Tennessee 136,237
190 McKinney city, Texas 136,073
191 Warren city, Michigan 134,250
192 McAllen city, Texas 133,756
193 West Valley City city, Utah 131,928
194 East Los Angeles CDP, California 131,741
195 Columbia city, South Carolina 130,092
196 Killeen city, Texas 130,005
197 Sterling Heights city, Michigan 129,884
198 New Haven city, Connecticut 129,591
199 Topeka city, Kansas 128,194
200 Thousand Oaks city, California 127,994
201 Cedar Rapids city, Iowa 127,902
202 Olathe city, Kansas 127,902
203 Waco city, Texas 126,691
204 Visalia city, California 126,421
205 Elizabeth city, New Jersey 125,662
206 Simi Valley city, California 125,546
207 Gainesville city, Florida 125,325
208 Hartford city, Connecticut 124,863
209 Bellevue city, Washington 124,790
210 Miramar city, Florida 124,285
211 Concord city, California 124,059
212 Stamford city, Connecticut 123,871
213 Abilene city, Texas 123,471
214 Coral Springs city, Florida 123,336
215 Charleston city, South Carolina 123,240
216 Carrollton city, Texas 122,656
217 Lafayette city, Louisiana 122,128
218 Roseville city, California 121,755
219 Thornton city, Colorado 121,449
220 Frisco city, Texas 121,389
221 Kent city, Washington 120,919
222 Enterprise CDP, Nevada 120,194
223 Surprise city, Arizona 119,494
224 Allentown city, Pennsylvania 119,142
225 Beaumont city, Texas 118,532
226 Santa Clara city, California 118,247
227 Evansville city, Indiana 118,117
228 Victorville city, California 117,596
229 Independence city, Missouri 117,210
230 Springfield city, Illinois 117,178
231 Denton city, Texas 117,177
232 Vallejo city, California 116,829
233 Elgin city, Illinois 116,108
234 Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), Georgia 115,939
235 Provo city, Utah 115,324
236 Ann Arbor city, Michigan 114,932
237 Lansing city, Michigan 114,738
238 El Monte city, California 114,294
239 Midland city, Texas 113,928
240 Berkeley city, California 113,893
241 Peoria city, Illinois 113,715
242 Norman city, Oklahoma 113,274
243 The Woodlands CDP, Texas 112,858
244 Downey city, California 112,578
245 Costa Mesa city, California 111,603
246 Murfreesboro city, Tennessee 111,337
247 Inglewood city, California 110,463
248 Columbia city, Missouri 110,432
249 Waterbury city, Connecticut 110,196
250 Manchester city, New Hampshire 109,835
251 Miami Gardens city, Florida 109,672
252 Highlands Ranch CDP, Colorado 109,365
253 Wilmington city, North Carolina 108,305
254 Westminster city, Colorado 107,950
255 Rochester city, Minnesota 107,887
256 Clearwater city, Florida 107,774
257 Pueblo city, Colorado 107,584
258 Lowell city, Massachusetts 107,582
259 San Buenaventura (Ventura) city, California 107,507
260 Gresham city, Oregon 107,439
261 Arvada city, Colorado 107,326
262 Fargo city, North Dakota 107,325
263 High Point city, North Carolina 107,089
264 Carlsbad city, California 106,895
265 West Covina city, California 106,864
266 Spring Hill CDP, Florida 106,718
267 Brandon CDP, Florida 106,312
268 Norwalk city, California 106,308
269 Round Rock city, Texas 106,128
270 Fairfield city, California 106,116
271 Cambridge city, Massachusetts 106,039
272 Murrieta city, California 105,847
273 Green Bay city, Wisconsin 105,815
274 West Jordan city, Utah 105,694
275 Billings city, Montana 105,623
276 Richmond city, California 105,389
277 Columbia CDP, Maryland 104,643
278 Everett city, Washington 104,304
279 Burbank city, California 104,096
280 Antioch city, California 104,027
281 Wichita Falls city, Texas 103,932
282 Palm Bay city, Florida 103,234
283 Broken Arrow city, Oklahoma 103,118
284 Odessa city, Texas 102,841
285 Centennial city, Colorado 102,621
286 Temecula city, California 102,471
287 Daly City city, California 102,368
288 Erie city, Pennsylvania 101,791
289 Richardson city, Texas 101,731
290 Pompano Beach city, Florida 101,632
291 Flint city, Michigan 101,568
292 North Charleston city, South Carolina 101,478
293 South Bend city, Indiana 101,103
294 West Palm Beach city, Florida 101,065
295 El Cajon city, California 100,931
296 Davenport city, Iowa 100,805
297 Rialto city, California 100,680
298 Santa Maria city, California 100,272
299 Kenosha city, Wisconsin 99,743
300 Las Cruces city, New Mexico 99,661

Data came from the U.S. Census, date set DP05, 1-year estimates of total population.