Top 50 Cities in the U.S. by Population and Rank

The table below lists the largest 50 cities in the United States based on population and rank for the years 1990–2014.

Size rank
2014
City7/1/2014
population
estimate
7/1/2013
population
estimate
4/1/2010
census population
7/1/2005
population
estimate
4/1/2000
census
population
4/1/1990
census
population
Size rank
1990
Size rank
2000
Size rank
2010
Size rank
2013
1New York, N.Y.8,491,0798,405,8378,175,1338,143,1978,008,2787,322,5641111
2Los Angeles, Calif.3,928,8643,884,3073,792,6213,844,8293,694,8203,485,3982222
3Chicago, Ill.2,722,3892,718,7822,695,5982,842,5182,896,0162,783,7263333
4Houston, Tex.2,239,5582,195,9142,100,2632,016,5821,953,6311,630,5534444
5Philadelphia, Pa.1,560,2971,553,1651,526,0061,463,2811,517,5501,585,5775555
6Phoenix, Ariz.1,537,0581,513,3671,445,6321,461,5751,321,045983,40310666
7San Antonio, Tex.1,436,6971,409,0191,327,4071,256,5091,144,646935,9339977
8San Diego, Calif.1,381,0691,355,8961,307,4021,255,5401,223,4001,110,5496788
9Dallas, Tex.1,281,0471,257,6761,197,8161,213,8251,188,5801,006,8778899
10San Jose, Calif.1,015,785998,537945,942912,332894,943782,24811111010
11Austin, Tex.912,791885,400790,390690,252656,562465,62225161411
12Jacksonville, Fla.853,382842,583821,784782,623735,617635,23015141113
13San Francisco , Calif.852,469837,442805,235739,426776,733723,95914131314
14Indianapolis, Ind.848,788843,393820,445784,118781,870741,95213121212
15Columbus, Ohio835,957822,553787,033730,657711,470632,91016151515
16Fort Worth , Tex.812,238792,727741,206624,067534,694447,61929271617
17Charlotte, N.C.809,958792,862731,424610,949540,828395,93433261716
18Detroit, Mich.680,250688,701713,777886,671951,2701,027,9747101818
19El Paso, Tex.679,036674,443649,121598,590563,662515,34222231919
20Seattle , Wash.668,342652,405608,660573,911563,374516,25921242321
21Denver , Colo.663,862649,495600,158557,917554,636467,61028252622
22Washington, DC658,893646,449601,723550,521572,059606,90019212423
23Memphis, Tenn.656,86653,450646,889672,277650,100610,33718182020
24Boston, Mass.655,884645,966617,594559,034589,141574,28320202224
25Nashville-Davidson, Tenn.1644,014634,464601,222549,110545,524510,78426222525
26Baltimore, Md.622,793622,104620,961635,815651,154736,01412172126
27Oklahoma City, Okla.620,602610,613579,999531,324506,132444,71930293127
28Portland , Ore.619,360609,456583,776533,427529,121437,31927282929
29Las Vegas , Nev.613,599603,488583,756545,147478,434258,29563323030
30Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky.2612,780609,893597,337556,429256,231269,06358672728
31Milwaukee, Wis.599,642599,164594,833578,887596,974628,08817192831
32Albuquerque, N.M.557,169556,495545,852494,236448,607384,73640353232
33Tucson, Ariz.527,972526,116520,116515,526486,699405,39034323333
34Fresno, Calif.515,986509,924494,665461,116427,652354,20248373434
35Sacramento, Calif.485,199479,686466,488456,441407,018369,36537403535
36Long Beach, Calif.473,577469,428462,257474,014461,522429,43332343636
37Kansas City, Mo.470,800467,007459,787444,965441,545435,14631363737
38Mesa, Ariz.464,704457,587439,041442,780396,375288,09153423838
39Atlanta , Ga.456,002447,841420,003470,688416,474394,01738394040
40Virginia Beach, Va.450,980448,479437,994438,415425,257393,06939383939
41Omaha , Nebr.446,599434,353408,958414,521390,007335,79547444242
41Colorado Springs, Colo.445,830439,886416,427369,815360,890281,14054484141
43Raleigh, N.C.439,896431,746403,8924343
44Miami, Fla.430,332417,650399,457386,417362,470358,54846474444
45Oakland, Calif.413,775406,253390,724395,274399,484372,24235414745
46Minneapolis, Minn.407,207400,070382,578372,811382,618368,38343454846
47Tulsa, Okla.399,682398,121391,906382,457393,049367,30244434647
48Cleveland, Ohio389,521390,113396,815452,208478,403505,61623334548
49Wichita, Kans.388,413386,552382,368353,823344,284504949
50New Orleans, La.384,320378,715343,829455,188484,674495,08024385151
51Arlington, Tex.383,204379,577365,438362,805332,969261,72162545050
1. Nashville-Davidson city is consolidated with Davidson County.
2. Louisville and Jefferson County merged in Jan. 2003. Figures prior to 2003 are for Louisville city only.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Web: www.census.gov . For 1900–2005 population estimates, see Population of the 20 Largest U.S. Cities, 1900–2010.

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