The 200 Largest Cities in the United States by Population 2019

The United States Census designates populated regions of the country as 'incorporated places.' An incorporated place in the United States includes cities, towns, villages and municipalities, among other designations. As of 2015, there are over 300 incorporated places in the United States that have a population that exceeds 100,000, which is a pretty sizable increase over the 285 recorded in 2012.

According to data from the US Census Bureau, a total of 10 US cities have a population that has surpassed the 1 million milestone. Of these 10 cities, California and Texas account for 60%, with each being home to three cities each that have a population of over 1 million. Texas also has the distinction of having the largest number of the fastest-growing cities with a total of six out of the top 13. Also, half of the top ten cities with the largest population gains were located in Texas, although the city that gained the most new residents throughout 2013 and 2014 was New York City, which is also the most populous city in the country.

The United States has a population that is spread throughout its largest metropolitan areas, including New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as its suburban areas found in less populated states. After the economic collapse and high unemployment numbers, the population of US cities of all sizes is expected to noticeably bounce back as the economy has become more stabilized. Foreign immigration is also expected to contribute to future growth of cities of all sizes, including the largest cities in the country.

The United States, which is home to a population of over 300 million people, has many large cities with populations in excess of a million. The largest city in the US is New York City, with over 8.5 million residents. Los Angeles and Chicago follow, each with more than 2.5 million residents, and southern US cities Houston and Phoenix round out the top five with populations of almost 2.3 million and 1.6 million, respectively.

Aside from Houston, a number of other cities in Texas are highly populous. Dallas and San Antonio each have populations of more than a million, while Fort Worth, Austin, and El Paso each have well over 500,000 residents. Fort Worth also had the highest growth rate of the cities in Texas at 2.34%.

Irvine, California grew faster than any other US city, at a rate of 3.87%, while St. Louis, Missouri had the lowest growth rate at -1.11%. Tulsa, Oklahoma is the only city to have a growth rate of -0.00%. While the population of the major cities is always growing, a number of cities not associated with any major urban areas have also grown, such as Henderson, Nevada (2.76%), Scottsdale, Arizona (2.75%), and Durham, North Carolina (2.09%).

Population density is a key aspect of analyzing data on cities, and it plays an important part in issues such as transport, infrastructure and living standards for residents. Some people prefer smaller, less crowded cities with open spaces, while others would rather have the hustle and bustle of big city life.

Anchorage, Alaska has by far the lowest population density in the US at 67/km². However, given the climate and location, it's not necessarily an easy city to live in. Other cities with low population densities include Chesapeake, Virginia (274/km²); Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (332/km²); and Jacksonville, Florida (462/km²). Not surprisingly, cities with the highest population density include New York City at 11,000/km2, San Francisco at 7,242/km², Jersey City at 6,901/km², and Boston at 5,434/km².


Rank Name State 2019 Population 2010 Census Change 2019 Density Latitude/Longitude Area (km²)
1New York CityNew York8,601,1868,175,1330.25%11,056/km²40.66/-73.94778
2Los AngelesCalifornia4,057,8413,792,6210.67%3,343/km²34.02/-118.411,214
3ChicagoIllinois2,679,0442,695,598-0.32%4,550/km²41.84/-87.68589
4HoustonTexas2,359,4802,099,4510.80%1,431/km²29.79/-95.391,649
5PhoenixArizona1,711,3561,445,6321.91%1,276/km²33.57/-112.091,341
6PhiladelphiaPennsylvania1,576,5961,526,0060.18%4,537/km²40.01/-75.13348
7San AntonioTexas1,565,9291,327,4071.59%1,312/km²29.47/-98.531,194
8San DiegoCalifornia1,453,7751,307,4021.09%1,728/km²32.82/-117.13841
9DallasTexas1,379,7351,197,8161.52%1,567/km²32.79/-96.77880
10San JoseCalifornia1,033,519945,9420.26%2,248/km²37.30/-121.82460
11AustinTexas1,001,104790,3901.80%1,205/km²30.30/-97.75831
12JacksonvilleFlorida920,984821,7841.48%476/km²30.34/-81.661,936
13Fort WorthTexas913,939741,2062.23%1,023/km²32.78/-97.35893
14San FranciscoCalifornia897,536805,2351.00%7,388/km²37.73/-123.03121
15ColumbusOhio890,228787,0331.14%1,572/km²39.98/-82.98566
16CharlotteNorth Carolina889,019731,4241.79%1,121/km²35.21/-80.83793
17IndianapolisIndiana863,771820,4450.33%923/km²39.78/-86.15936
18SeattleWashington766,893608,6602.79%3,532/km²47.62/-122.35217
19DenverColorado732,144600,1581.81%1,844/km²39.76/-104.88397
20Washington DcDistrict Of Columbia713,549601,7231.54%4,506/km²38.90/-77.02158
21El PasoTexas696,610649,1210.65%1,045/km²31.85/-106.43667
22BostonMassachusetts694,784617,5941.05%5,549/km²42.34/-71.02125
23NashvilleTennessee679,318601,2220.94%551/km²36.17/-86.791,233
24PortlandOregon667,589583,7761.40%1,931/km²45.54/-122.65346
25Las VegasNevada664,304583,7561.60%1,903/km²36.23/-115.26349
26DetroitMichigan662,172713,777-0.53%1,843/km²42.38/-83.10359
27Oklahoma CityOklahoma661,614579,9991.19%421/km²35.47/-97.511,570
28MemphisTennessee647,506646,889-0.27%788/km²35.10/-89.98822
29LouisvilleKentucky620,800597,3370.24%909/km²38.17/-85.65683
30BaltimoreMaryland594,450620,961-1.12%2,836/km²39.30/-76.61210
31MilwaukeeWisconsin581,949594,833-0.74%2,336/km²43.06/-87.97249
32AlbuquerqueNew Mexico564,764545,8520.32%1,165/km²35.10/-106.65485
33TucsonArizona537,501520,1160.42%876/km²32.15/-110.87614
34FresnoCalifornia532,703494,6650.67%1,811/km²36.78/-119.79294
35SacramentoCalifornia513,330466,4881.19%2,030/km²38.57/-121.47253
36MesaArizona503,619439,0411.28%1,409/km²33.40/-111.72357
37AtlantaGeorgia501,178420,0031.94%1,450/km²33.76/-84.42346
38Kansas CityMissouri501,094459,7871.33%614/km²39.13/-94.55816
39Colorado SpringsColorado493,799416,4271.98%979/km²38.87/-104.76505
40MiamiFlorida491,724399,4572.65%5,276/km²25.78/-80.2193
41RaleighNorth Carolina485,679403,8921.87%1,293/km²35.83/-78.64376
42Long BeachCalifornia466,203462,257-0.28%3,578/km²33.81/-118.16130
43Virginia BeachVirginia454,846437,9940.16%718/km²36.78/-76.03634
44OmahaNebraska452,061408,9580.38%1,267/km²41.26/-96.05357
45OaklandCalifornia426,410390,7240.50%2,945/km²37.77/-122.23145
46MinneapolisMinnesota424,256382,5780.84%3,033/km²44.96/-93.27140
47ArlingtonTexas405,486365,4381.06%1,634/km²32.70/-97.12248
48TampaFlorida403,178335,7092.20%1,373/km²27.97/-82.48294
49TulsaOklahoma403,045391,906-0.00%788/km²36.13/-95.90512
50New OrleansLouisiana396,766343,8290.44%904/km²30.05/-89.93439
51WichitaKansas392,428382,3680.22%943/km²37.69/-97.35416
52BakersfieldCalifornia388,092347,4831.02%1,001/km²35.35/-119.04388
53ClevelandOhio379,800396,815-0.52%1,887/km²41.48/-81.68201
54AuroraColorado371,922325,0780.92%935/km²39.69/-104.69398
55AnaheimCalifornia356,308336,2650.49%2,756/km²33.82/-118.02129
56HonoluluHawaii351,024337,256-0.07%2,238/km²21.32/-157.85157
57RiversideCalifornia335,048303,8711.04%1,592/km²33.94/-117.39210
58Santa AnaCalifornia334,811324,5280.06%4,762/km²33.74/-117.8870
59LexingtonKentucky329,495295,8031.13%449/km²38.04/-84.46735
60Corpus ChristiTexas329,408305,2150.37%729/km²27.75/-97.17452
61HendersonNevada317,248257,7292.62%1,170/km²36.01/-115.04271
62StocktonCalifornia314,584291,7070.80%1,969/km²37.98/-121.31160
63St. PaulMinnesota311,008285,0680.93%2,310/km²44.95/-93.10135
64PittsburghPennsylvania302,908305,704-0.08%2,112/km²40.44/-79.98143
65St. LouisMissouri300,991319,294-1.14%1,876/km²38.64/-90.24160
66CincinnatiOhio299,238296,9430.05%1,483/km²39.14/-84.51202
67AnchorageAlaska297,832291,826-0.04%67/km²61.17/-149.284,420
68OrlandoFlorida297,243238,3002.30%1,091/km²28.42/-81.23273
69IrvineCalifornia297,019212,3753.59%1,749/km²33.68/-117.77170
70PlanoTexas294,478259,8410.96%1,586/km²33.05/-96.75186
71GreensboroNorth Carolina292,265269,6660.60%878/km²36.10/-79.83333
72LincolnNebraska291,623258,3791.30%1,212/km²40.81/-96.68241
73NewarkNew Jersey283,756277,1400.23%4,538/km²40.72/-74.1763
74DurhamNorth Carolina279,501228,3302.01%978/km²35.98/-78.90286
75ToledoOhio275,004287,208-0.42%1,316/km²41.66/-83.58209
76St. PetersburgFlorida273,968244,7691.60%1,712/km²27.76/-82.64160
77Chula VistaCalifornia273,565243,9160.79%2,128/km²32.63/-117.02129
78Fort WayneIndiana269,534253,6910.63%941/km²41.09/-85.14287
79ScottsdaleArizona266,961217,3852.60%560/km²33.68/-111.86476
80Jersey CityNew Jersey265,004247,5970.11%6,916/km²40.71/-74.0638
81LaredoTexas264,473236,0910.93%981/km²27.56/-99.49270
82MadisonWisconsin264,365233,2091.51%1,325/km²43.09/-89.43199
83LubbockTexas264,029229,5731.48%798/km²33.56/-101.89331
84RenoNevada259,019225,2211.80%920/km²39.55/-119.85281
85ChandlerArizona258,421236,1231.43%1,536/km²33.28/-111.85168
86GlendaleArizona253,956226,7211.07%1,648/km²33.53/-112.41154
87BuffaloNew York252,555261,310-0.57%2,415/km²42.89/-78.86105
88North Las VegasNevada252,169216,9611.81%993/km²36.29/-115.09254
89GilbertArizona251,335208,4531.92%1,427/km²33.31/-111.74176
90Winston SalemNorth Carolina247,222229,6170.68%720/km²36.10/-80.26343
91ChesapeakeVirginia245,467222,2091.03%280/km²36.68/-76.30877
92IrvingTexas245,165216,2900.94%1,412/km²32.86/-96.97174
93NorfolkVirginia242,070242,803-0.42%1,754/km²36.92/-76.24138
94FremontCalifornia238,281214,0890.72%1,188/km²37.50/-122.08201
95HialeahFlorida234,428224,669-0.28%4,215/km²25.87/-80.3056
96RichmondVirginia233,796204,2141.54%1,507/km²37.53/-77.48155
97BoiseIdaho231,773205,6711.26%1,092/km²43.60/-116.23212
98GarlandTexas231,160226,876-0.54%1,565/km²32.91/-96.63148
99Baton RougeLouisiana225,900229,493-0.27%1,015/km²30.44/-91.13223
100SpokaneWashington224,652208,9161.30%1,261/km²47.67/-117.43178
101TacomaWashington222,128198,3971.66%1,725/km²47.25/-122.46129
102ModestoCalifornia218,436201,1650.96%1,963/km²37.64/-121.00111
103San BernardinoCalifornia218,306209,9240.32%1,370/km²34.14/-117.29159
104FontanaCalifornia217,981196,0691.29%1,956/km²34.11/-117.46111
105Des MoinesIowa217,446203,4330.30%949/km²41.57/-93.61229
106OxnardCalifornia211,926197,8990.64%3,022/km²34.20/-119.2070
107Moreno ValleyCalifornia211,682193,3650.98%1,594/km²33.92/-117.21133
108BirminghamAlabama210,999212,237-0.18%558/km²33.53/-86.80378
109FayettevilleNorth Carolina208,254200,5640.56%544/km²35.08/-78.97383
110RochesterNew York206,318210,565-0.41%2,227/km²43.17/-77.6293
111AmarilloTexas203,290190,6950.61%774/km²35.20/-101.83263
112Port St. LucieFlorida202,769164,6032.99%658/km²27.28/-80.39308
113YonkersNew York202,127195,9760.22%4,333/km²40.95/-73.8747
114MckinneyTexas201,119131,1175.02%1,160/km²33.20/-96.66173
115Grand PrairieTexas200,699175,3961.69%1,072/km²32.69/-97.02187
116Salt Lake CityUtah200,662186,4401.16%697/km²40.78/-111.93288
117Grand RapidsMichigan200,498188,0400.68%1,742/km²42.96/-85.66115
118Little RockArkansas199,579193,5240.17%649/km²34.73/-92.36308
119HuntsvilleAlabama199,487180,1051.08%361/km²34.70/-86.67553
120Huntington BeachCalifornia199,470189,992-0.20%2,859/km²33.69/-118.0170
121AugustaGeorgia197,909195,8440.14%253/km²33.37/-82.07783
122Overland ParkKansas197,711173,3721.50%1,016/km²38.89/-94.69195
123MontgomeryAlabama197,337205,764-0.45%477/km²32.35/-86.27414
124TempeArizona196,133161,7192.37%1,894/km²33.39/-111.93104
125AkronOhio195,800199,110-0.31%1,219/km²41.08/-81.52161
126Cape CoralFlorida194,570154,3052.60%711/km²26.64/-82.00274
127TallahasseeFlorida194,170181,3760.57%746/km²30.46/-84.25260
128FriscoTexas192,384116,9895.24%1,096/km²33.16/-96.82176
129MobileAlabama191,437195,111-0.25%530/km²30.67/-88.10361
130KnoxvilleTennessee189,368178,8740.55%741/km²35.97/-83.95256
131ShreveportLouisiana188,206199,311-1.18%678/km²32.47/-93.79277
132BrownsvilleTexas187,093175,0230.59%546/km²26.00/-97.46343
133WorcesterMassachusetts184,559181,0450.01%1,907/km²42.27/-71.8197
134Santa ClaritaCalifornia183,922176,3200.35%1,078/km²34.41/-118.49171
135Sioux FallsSouth Dakota182,574153,8881.52%914/km²43.54/-96.73200
136Fort LauderdaleFlorida181,995165,5210.60%2,031/km²26.14/-80.1590
137VancouverWashington181,915161,7911.32%1,496/km²45.63/-122.60122
138Rancho CucamongaCalifornia181,823165,2690.98%1,755/km²34.12/-117.56104
139ChattanoogaTennessee181,624167,6740.75%490/km²35.07/-85.25370
140Newport NewsVirginia181,345180,719-0.09%1,013/km²37.08/-76.52179
141OntarioCalifornia180,583163,9241.38%1,396/km²34.04/-117.60129
142ProvidenceRhode Island179,870178,0420.12%3,774/km²41.82/-71.4248
143Elk GroveCalifornia179,835153,0151.91%1,649/km²38.41/-121.38109
144SalemOregon177,019154,6371.84%1,407/km²44.92/-123.02126
145OceansideCalifornia176,466167,0860.19%1,652/km²33.22/-117.31107
146Santa RosaCalifornia176,439167,8150.24%1,650/km²38.45/-122.71107
147CoronaCalifornia176,163152,3741.81%1,723/km²33.86/-117.57102
148EugeneOregon175,803156,1851.78%1,537/km²44.06/-123.12114
149Garden GroveCalifornia175,428170,8830.11%3,772/km²33.78/-117.9647
150PeoriaArizona175,387154,0652.18%385/km²33.79/-112.31455
151Pembroke PinesFlorida174,716154,7501.18%2,043/km²26.02/-80.3486
152Fort CollinsColorado171,266143,9861.39%1,183/km²40.55/-105.06145
153CaryNorth Carolina170,330135,2341.59%1,164/km²35.78/-78.81146
154SpringfieldMissouri169,080159,4980.35%793/km²37.19/-93.29213
155JacksonMississippi163,838173,514-1.07%570/km²32.32/-90.21288
156AlexandriaVirginia163,724139,9661.64%4,233/km²38.82/-77.0839
157HaywardCalifornia162,459144,1860.73%1,377/km²37.63/-122.10118
158HollywoodFlorida161,133140,7681.93%2,284/km²26.03/-80.1671
159LakewoodColorado160,429142,9801.27%1,442/km²39.70/-105.12111
160LancasterCalifornia159,800156,633-0.06%654/km²34.69/-118.18244
161SalinasCalifornia158,850150,4410.34%2,598/km²36.69/-121.6361
162SunnyvaleCalifornia157,727140,0811.06%2,769/km²37.39/-122.0357
163PalmdaleCalifornia157,125152,750-0.05%572/km²34.59/-118.11275
164ClarksvilleTennessee154,250132,9290.86%608/km²36.57/-87.35254
165EscondidoCalifornia153,242143,9110.36%1,589/km²33.13/-117.0796
166PomonaCalifornia152,788149,0580.06%2,570/km²34.06/-117.7659
167PasadenaTexas152,409149,043-0.21%1,349/km²29.66/-95.15113
168KilleenTexas151,761127,9211.87%1,082/km²31.08/-97.73140
169Macon Bibb CountyGeorgia150,218-0.52%233/km²32.81/-83.69646
170JolietIllinois149,645147,4330.31%906/km²41.52/-88.15165
171MurfreesboroTennessee149,605108,7554.10%990/km²35.85/-86.41151
172McallenTexas149,352129,8771.62%988/km²26.23/-98.25151
173SavannahGeorgia148,779136,2860.45%556/km²32.04/-81.05268
174NapervilleIllinois147,905141,8530.18%1,476/km²41.75/-88.16100
175PatersonNew Jersey146,919146,199-0.02%6,742/km²40.91/-74.1622
176ThorntonColorado146,825118,7722.35%1,571/km²39.92/-104.9493
177BellevueWashington146,773122,3631.24%1,694/km²47.60/-122.1687
178TorranceCalifornia145,857145,438-0.30%2,750/km²33.83/-118.3453
179RockfordIllinois145,338152,871-0.53%872/km²42.26/-89.06167
180MiramarFlorida144,599122,0411.44%1,900/km²25.98/-80.3476
181BridgeportConnecticut142,474144,229-0.80%3,426/km²41.19/-73.2042
182MesquiteTexas142,146139,824-0.37%1,163/km²32.76/-96.59122
183FullertonCalifornia142,119135,1610.33%2,446/km²33.89/-117.9358
184DentonTexas141,776113,3831.91%571/km²33.22/-97.14248
185WacoTexas141,725124,8051.75%615/km²31.56/-97.19231
186SyracuseNew York141,353145,170-0.48%2,180/km²43.04/-76.1465
187RosevilleCalifornia140,930118,7881.99%1,263/km²38.77/-121.32112
188OrangeCalifornia140,723136,4160.05%2,143/km²33.83/-117.7966
189SurpriseArizona140,237117,5171.83%502/km²33.67/-112.45279
190DaytonOhio140,231141,527-0.06%971/km²39.78/-84.20144
191CharlestonSouth Carolina140,178120,0831.40%496/km²32.82/-79.96282
192OlatheKansas139,892125,8721.06%886/km²38.88/-94.82158
193MidlandTexas138,891111,1471.04%721/km²32.02/-102.11193
194West Valley CityUtah138,359129,4800.43%1,506/km²40.69/-112.0192
195GainesvilleFlorida135,983124,3541.09%839/km²29.68/-82.35162
196ColumbiaSouth Carolina135,299129,2720.24%387/km²34.03/-80.90350
197CarrolltonTexas134,920119,0970.39%1,433/km²32.99/-96.9094
198WarrenMichigan134,561134,056-0.14%1,512/km²42.49/-83.0389
199Sterling HeightsMichigan133,702129,6990.32%1,417/km²42.58/-83.0394
200HamnVirginia132,578137,436-0.71%995/km²37.05/-76.30133
  • 2018 Estimate from World Population Review based on recent US Census Estimates
  • 2010 Census Population
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