US City Populations 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 2016 Population 2010 Census Change 2019 Density
1New York CityNew York8,601,1868,537,6738,175,1330.25%11,056/km²
2Los AngelesCalifornia4,057,8413,976,3223,792,6210.67%3,343/km²
3ChicagoIllinois2,679,0442,704,9582,695,598-0.32%4,550/km²
4HoustonTexas2,359,4802,303,4822,099,4510.80%1,431/km²
5PhoenixArizona1,711,3561,615,0171,445,6321.91%1,276/km²
6PhiladelphiaPennsylvania1,576,5961,567,8721,526,0060.18%4,537/km²
7San AntonioTexas1,565,9291,492,5101,327,4071.59%1,312/km²
8San DiegoCalifornia1,453,7751,406,6301,307,4021.09%1,728/km²
9DallasTexas1,379,7351,317,9291,197,8161.52%1,567/km²
10San JoseCalifornia1,033,5191,025,350945,9420.26%2,248/km²
11AustinTexas1,001,104947,890790,3901.80%1,205/km²
12JacksonvilleFlorida920,984880,619821,7841.48%476/km²
13Fort WorthTexas913,939854,113741,2062.23%1,023/km²
14San FranciscoCalifornia897,536870,887805,2351.00%7,388/km²
15ColumbusOhio890,228860,090787,0331.14%1,572/km²
16CharlotteNorth Carolina889,019842,051731,4241.79%1,121/km²
17IndianapolisIndiana863,771855,164820,4450.33%923/km²
18SeattleWashington766,893704,352608,6602.79%3,532/km²
19DenverColorado732,144693,060600,1581.81%1,844/km²
20Washington DcDistrict Of Columbia713,549681,170601,7231.54%4,506/km²
21El PasoTexas696,610683,080649,1210.65%1,045/km²
22BostonMassachusetts694,784673,184617,5941.05%5,549/km²
23NashvilleTennessee679,318660,388601,2220.94%551/km²
24PortlandOregon667,589639,863583,7761.40%1,931/km²
25Las VegasNevada664,304632,912583,7561.60%1,903/km²
26DetroitMichigan662,172672,795713,777-0.53%1,843/km²
27Oklahoma CityOklahoma661,614638,367579,9991.19%421/km²
28MemphisTennessee647,506652,717646,889-0.27%788/km²
29LouisvilleKentucky620,800616,261597,3370.24%909/km²
30BaltimoreMaryland594,450614,664620,961-1.12%2,836/km²
31MilwaukeeWisconsin581,949595,047594,833-0.74%2,336/km²
32AlbuquerqueNew Mexico564,764559,277545,8520.32%1,165/km²
33TucsonArizona537,501530,706520,1160.42%876/km²
34FresnoCalifornia532,703522,053494,6650.67%1,811/km²
35SacramentoCalifornia513,330495,234466,4881.19%2,030/km²
36MesaArizona503,619484,587439,0411.28%1,409/km²
37AtlantaGeorgia501,178472,522420,0031.94%1,450/km²
38Kansas CityMissouri501,094481,420459,7871.33%614/km²
39Colorado SpringsColorado493,799465,101416,4271.98%979/km²
40MiamiFlorida491,724453,579399,4572.65%5,276/km²
41RaleighNorth Carolina485,679458,880403,8921.87%1,293/km²
42Long BeachCalifornia466,203470,130462,257-0.28%3,578/km²
43Virginia BeachVirginia454,846452,602437,9940.16%718/km²
44OmahaNebraska452,061446,970408,9580.38%1,267/km²
45OaklandCalifornia426,410420,005390,7240.50%2,945/km²
46MinneapolisMinnesota424,256413,651382,5780.84%3,033/km²
47ArlingtonTexas405,486392,772365,4381.06%1,634/km²
48TampaFlorida403,178377,165335,7092.20%1,373/km²
49TulsaOklahoma403,045403,090391,906-0.00%788/km²
50New OrleansLouisiana396,766391,495343,8290.44%904/km²
51WichitaKansas392,428389,902382,3680.22%943/km²
52BakersfieldCalifornia388,092376,380347,4831.02%1,001/km²
53ClevelandOhio379,800385,809396,815-0.52%1,887/km²
54AuroraColorado371,922361,710325,0780.92%935/km²
55AnaheimCalifornia356,308351,043336,2650.49%2,756/km²
56HonoluluHawaii351,024351,792337,256-0.07%2,238/km²
57RiversideCalifornia335,048324,722303,8711.04%1,592/km²
58Santa AnaCalifornia334,811334,217324,5280.06%4,762/km²
59LexingtonKentucky329,495318,449295,8031.13%449/km²
60Corpus ChristiTexas329,408325,733305,2150.37%729/km²
61HendersonNevada317,248292,969257,7292.62%1,170/km²
62StocktonCalifornia314,584307,072291,7070.80%1,969/km²
63St. PaulMinnesota311,008302,398285,0680.93%2,310/km²
64PittsburghPennsylvania302,908303,625305,704-0.08%2,112/km²
65St. LouisMissouri300,991311,404319,294-1.14%1,876/km²
66CincinnatiOhio299,238298,800296,9430.05%1,483/km²
67AnchorageAlaska297,832298,192291,826-0.04%67/km²
68OrlandoFlorida297,243277,173238,3002.30%1,091/km²
69IrvineCalifornia297,019266,122212,3753.59%1,749/km²
70PlanoTexas294,478286,057259,8410.96%1,586/km²
71GreensboroNorth Carolina292,265287,027269,6660.60%878/km²
72LincolnNebraska291,623280,364258,3791.30%1,212/km²
73NewarkNew Jersey283,756281,764277,1400.23%4,538/km²
74DurhamNorth Carolina279,501263,016228,3302.01%978/km²
75ToledoOhio275,004278,508287,208-0.42%1,316/km²
76St. PetersburgFlorida273,968260,999244,7691.60%1,712/km²
77Chula VistaCalifornia273,565267,172243,9160.79%2,128/km²
78Fort WayneIndiana269,534264,488253,6910.63%941/km²
79ScottsdaleArizona266,961246,645217,3852.60%560/km²
80Jersey CityNew Jersey265,004264,152247,5970.11%6,916/km²
81LaredoTexas264,473257,156236,0910.93%981/km²
82MadisonWisconsin264,365252,551233,2091.51%1,325/km²
83LubbockTexas264,029252,506229,5731.48%798/km²
84RenoNevada259,019245,255225,2211.80%920/km²
85ChandlerArizona258,421247,477236,1231.43%1,536/km²
86GlendaleArizona253,956245,895226,7211.07%1,648/km²
87BuffaloNew York252,555256,902261,310-0.57%2,415/km²
88North Las VegasNevada252,169238,702216,9611.81%993/km²
89GilbertArizona251,335237,133208,4531.92%1,427/km²
90Winston SalemNorth Carolina247,222242,203229,6170.68%720/km²
91ChesapeakeVirginia245,467237,940222,2091.03%280/km²
92IrvingTexas245,165238,289216,2900.94%1,412/km²
93NorfolkVirginia242,070245,115242,803-0.42%1,754/km²
94FremontCalifornia238,281233,136214,0890.72%1,188/km²
95HialeahFlorida234,428236,387224,669-0.28%4,215/km²
96RichmondVirginia233,796223,170204,2141.54%1,507/km²
97BoiseIdaho231,773223,154205,6711.26%1,092/km²
98GarlandTexas231,160234,943226,876-0.54%1,565/km²
99Baton RougeLouisiana225,900227,715229,493-0.27%1,015/km²
100SpokaneWashington224,652215,973208,9161.30%1,261/km²
101TacomaWashington222,128211,277198,3971.66%1,725/km²
102ModestoCalifornia218,436212,175201,1650.96%1,963/km²
103San BernardinoCalifornia218,306216,239209,9240.32%1,370/km²
104FontanaCalifornia217,981209,665196,0691.29%1,956/km²
105Des MoinesIowa217,446215,472203,4330.30%949/km²
106OxnardCalifornia211,926207,906197,8990.64%3,022/km²
107Moreno ValleyCalifornia211,682205,499193,3650.98%1,594/km²
108BirminghamAlabama210,999212,157212,237-0.18%558/km²
109FayettevilleNorth Carolina208,254204,759200,5640.56%544/km²
110RochesterNew York206,318208,880210,565-0.41%2,227/km²
111AmarilloTexas203,290199,582190,6950.61%774/km²
112Port St. LucieFlorida202,769185,132164,6032.99%658/km²
113YonkersNew York202,127200,807195,9760.22%4,333/km²
114MckinneyTexas201,119172,298131,1175.02%1,160/km²
115Grand PrairieTexas200,699190,682175,3961.69%1,072/km²
116Salt Lake CityUtah200,662193,744186,4401.16%697/km²
117Grand RapidsMichigan200,498196,445188,0400.68%1,742/km²
118Little RockArkansas199,579198,541193,5240.17%649/km²
119HuntsvilleAlabama199,487193,079180,1051.08%361/km²
120Huntington BeachCalifornia199,470200,652189,992-0.20%2,859/km²
121AugustaGeorgia197,909197,081195,8440.14%253/km²
122Overland ParkKansas197,711188,966173,3721.50%1,016/km²
123MontgomeryAlabama197,337200,022205,764-0.45%477/km²
124TempeArizona196,133182,498161,7192.37%1,894/km²
125AkronOhio195,800197,633199,110-0.31%1,219/km²
126Cape CoralFlorida194,570179,804154,3052.60%711/km²
127TallahasseeFlorida194,170190,894181,3760.57%746/km²
128FriscoTexas192,384163,656116,9895.24%1,096/km²
129MobileAlabama191,437192,904195,111-0.25%530/km²
130KnoxvilleTennessee189,368186,239178,8740.55%741/km²
131ShreveportLouisiana188,206194,920199,311-1.18%678/km²
132BrownsvilleTexas187,093183,823175,0230.59%546/km²
133WorcesterMassachusetts184,559184,508181,0450.01%1,907/km²
134Santa ClaritaCalifornia183,922181,972176,3200.35%1,078/km²
135Sioux FallsSouth Dakota182,574174,360153,8881.52%914/km²
136Fort LauderdaleFlorida181,995178,752165,5210.60%2,031/km²
137VancouverWashington181,915174,826161,7911.32%1,496/km²
138Rancho CucamongaCalifornia181,823176,534165,2690.98%1,755/km²
139ChattanoogaTennessee181,624177,571167,6740.75%490/km²
140Newport NewsVirginia181,345181,825180,719-0.09%1,013/km²
141OntarioCalifornia180,583173,212163,9241.38%1,396/km²
142ProvidenceRhode Island179,870179,219178,0420.12%3,774/km²
143Elk GroveCalifornia179,835169,743153,0151.91%1,649/km²
144SalemOregon177,019167,419154,6371.84%1,407/km²
145OceansideCalifornia176,466175,464167,0860.19%1,652/km²
146Santa RosaCalifornia176,439175,155167,8150.24%1,650/km²
147CoronaCalifornia176,163166,785152,3741.81%1,723/km²
148EugeneOregon175,803166,575156,1851.78%1,537/km²
149Garden GroveCalifornia175,428174,858170,8830.11%3,772/km²
150PeoriaArizona175,387164,173154,0652.18%385/km²
151Pembroke PinesFlorida174,716168,587154,7501.18%2,043/km²
152Fort CollinsColorado171,266164,207143,9861.39%1,183/km²
153CaryNorth Carolina170,330162,320135,2341.59%1,164/km²
154SpringfieldMissouri169,080167,319159,4980.35%793/km²
155JacksonMississippi163,838169,148173,514-1.07%570/km²
156AlexandriaVirginia163,724155,810139,9661.64%4,233/km²
157HaywardCalifornia162,459158,937144,1860.73%1,377/km²
158HollywoodFlorida161,133151,998140,7681.93%2,284/km²
159LakewoodColorado160,429154,393142,9801.27%1,442/km²
160LancasterCalifornia159,800160,106156,633-0.06%654/km²
161SalinasCalifornia158,850157,218150,4410.34%2,598/km²
162SunnyvaleCalifornia157,727152,771140,0811.06%2,769/km²
163PalmdaleCalifornia157,125157,356152,750-0.05%572/km²
164ClarksvilleTennessee154,250150,287132,9290.86%608/km²
165EscondidoCalifornia153,242151,613143,9110.36%1,589/km²
166PomonaCalifornia152,788152,494149,0580.06%2,570/km²
167PasadenaTexas152,409153,351149,043-0.21%1,349/km²
168KilleenTexas151,761143,400127,9211.87%1,082/km²
169Macon Bibb CountyGeorgia150,218152,555-0.52%233/km²
170JolietIllinois149,645148,262147,4330.31%906/km²
171MurfreesboroTennessee149,605131,947108,7554.10%990/km²
172McallenTexas149,352142,212129,8771.62%988/km²
173SavannahGeorgia148,779146,763136,2860.45%556/km²
174NapervilleIllinois147,905147,122141,8530.18%1,476/km²
175PatersonNew Jersey146,919147,000146,199-0.02%6,742/km²
176ThorntonColorado146,825136,703118,7722.35%1,571/km²
177BellevueWashington146,773141,400122,3631.24%1,694/km²
178TorranceCalifornia145,857147,195145,438-0.30%2,750/km²
179RockfordIllinois145,338147,651152,871-0.53%872/km²
180MiramarFlorida144,599138,449122,0411.44%1,900/km²
181BridgeportConnecticut142,474145,936144,229-0.80%3,426/km²
182MesquiteTexas142,146143,736139,824-0.37%1,163/km²
183FullertonCalifornia142,119140,721135,1610.33%2,446/km²
184DentonTexas141,776133,808113,3831.91%571/km²
185WacoTexas141,725134,432124,8051.75%615/km²
186SyracuseNew York141,353143,378145,170-0.48%2,180/km²
187RosevilleCalifornia140,930132,671118,7881.99%1,263/km²
188OrangeCalifornia140,723140,504136,4160.05%2,143/km²
189SurpriseArizona140,237132,677117,5171.83%502/km²
190DaytonOhio140,231140,489141,527-0.06%971/km²
191CharlestonSouth Carolina140,178134,385120,0831.40%496/km²
192OlatheKansas139,892135,473125,8721.06%886/km²
193MidlandTexas138,891134,610111,1471.04%721/km²
194West Valley CityUtah138,359136,574129,4800.43%1,506/km²
195GainesvilleFlorida135,983131,591124,3541.09%839/km²
196ColumbiaSouth Carolina135,299134,309129,2720.24%387/km²
197CarrolltonTexas134,920133,351119,0970.39%1,433/km²
198WarrenMichigan134,561135,125134,056-0.14%1,512/km²
199Sterling HeightsMichigan133,702132,427129,6990.32%1,417/km²
200HamnVirginia132,578135,410137,436-0.71%995/km²
  • 2018 Estimate from World Population Review based on recent US Census Estimates
  • 2016 Estimate from the US Census Bureau
  • 2010 Census Population
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