Most populated cities in the U.S. (2021)

The United States of America is the third-largest country in the world by population, only behind China and India. If you are wondering which cities are the most populated in the USA, the top three are New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

The other seven cities that make up the top ten include Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, and San Jose.

California has 3 cities in the top ten and Texas also has 3 cities. This is no coincidence as they are the most populated states in the country.

RankCityStatePopulation (2021)  
1New York CityNew York8,230,290
2Los AngelesCalifornia3,983,540
3ChicagoIllinois2,679,080
4HoustonTexas2,323,660
5PhoenixArizona1,733,630
6PhiladelphiaPennsylvania1,585,010
7San AntonioTexas1,581,730
8San DiegoCalifornia1,427,720
9DallasTexas1,347,120
10AustinTexas1,011,790
11San JoseCalifornia1,009,340
12Fort WorthTexas942,323
13JacksonvilleFlorida929,647
14ColumbusOhio913,921
15CharlotteNorth Carolina912,096
16IndianapolisIndiana887,232
17San FranciscoCalifornia883,255
18SeattleWashington776,555
19DenverColorado749,103
20WashingtonDistrict of Columbia714,153
21BostonMassachusetts695,506
22El PasoTexas685,434
23NashvilleTennessee678,448
24Oklahoma CityOklahoma669,347
25Las VegasNevada667,501
26DetroitMichigan664,139
27PortlandOregon662,549
28MemphisTennessee651,011
29LouisvilleKentucky615,924
30MilwaukeeWisconsin587,721
31BaltimoreMaryland575,584
32AlbuquerqueNew Mexico562,281
33TucsonArizona554,503
34MesaArizona538,146
35FresnoCalifornia537,100
36SacramentoCalifornia525,398
37AtlantaGeorgia524,067
38Kansas CityMissouri501,957
39Colorado SpringsColorado489,529
40RaleighNorth Carolina483,579
41OmahaNebraska479,978
42MiamiFlorida478,251
43Long BeachCalifornia456,154
44Virginia BeachVirginia450,224
45OaklandCalifornia440,981
46MinneapolisMinnesota439,012
47TampaFlorida404,636
48TulsaOklahoma402,742
49ArlingtonTexas400,316
50WichitaKansas391,352
51BakersfieldCalifornia389,007
52AuroraColorado388,723
53New OrleansLouisiana388,424
54ClevelandOhio376,599
55AnaheimCalifornia349,699
56HendersonNevada341,531
57HonoluluHawaii341,302
58RiversideCalifornia334,772
59Santa AnaCalifornia333,130
60Corpus ChristiTexas327,144
61LexingtonKentucky324,604
62San JuanPuerto Rico323,279
63StocktonCalifornia314,835
64St. PaulMinnesota310,368
65CincinnatiOhio307,266
66GreensboroNorth Carolina301,094
67PittsburghPennsylvania299,718
68IrvineCalifornia298,739
69St. LouisMissouri294,890
70LincolnNebraska293,446
71OrlandoFlorida290,520
72DurhamNorth Carolina287,865
73PlanoTexas285,537
74AnchorageAlaska282,958
75NewarkNew Jersey282,529
76Chula VistaCalifornia281,838
77Fort WayneIndiana276,286
78ChandlerArizona269,123
79ToledoOhio268,609
80St. PetersburgFlorida267,121
81RenoNevada266,511
82LaredoTexas265,761
83ScottsdaleArizona265,249
84North Las VegasNevada265,224
85LubbockTexas263,648
86MadisonWisconsin263,332
87GilbertArizona262,514
88Jersey CityNew Jersey258,523
89GlendaleArizona257,233
90BuffaloNew York254,290
91Winston-SalemNorth Carolina250,765
92ChesapeakeVirginia249,787
93FremontCalifornia247,708
94NorfolkVirginia241,056
95IrvingTexas236,546
96GarlandTexas236,366
97ParadiseNevada235,087
98ArlingtonVirginia233,464
99RichmondVirginia232,866
100HialeahFlorida230,135

The source of the data is the U.S. census.

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