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List of North American cities by population

For the majority of cities in North America, the most recent official population census results, estimates or short-term projections date to 2015. This list compiles figures for all North American cities with a population within city limits exceeding 500,000 that year. These figures do not reflect the population of the urban agglomeration or metropolitan area which typically do not coincide with the administrative boundaries of the city. They refer to mid-2015 populations with the following exceptions:

  1. Mexican cities, whose figures derive from the 2015 Intercensal Survey conducted by INEGI with a reference date of 15 March 2015;[1]
  2. Calgary, whose 2015 municipal census had a reference date of April 1;[2]
  3. Edmonton, which conducted municipal censuses in April 2014 and April 2016 but has not reported an intercensal estimate of its 2015 population. The April 2016 census result is given instead.

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City Image Country Population Year
1 Mexico City     Mexico 8,918,653[a][3][4] 2015[b]
2 New York City     United States 8,550,405[5] 2015
3 Los Angeles     United States 3,971,883[5] 2015
4 Toronto     Canada 2,826,498[c][7] 2015
5 Chicago     United States 2,720,546[5] 2015
6 Houston     United States 2,296,224[5] 2015
7 Havana     Cuba 2,117,625[8] 2015
8 Montreal     Canada 1,753,034[9] 2015
9 Ecatepec de Morelos     Mexico 1,677,678[d][3][4] 2015[b]
10 Philadelphia     United States 1,567,442[5] 2015
11 Phoenix     United States 1,563,025[5] 2015
12 San Antonio     United States 1,469,845[5] 2015
13 Guadalajara     Mexico 1,460,148[d][3][4] 2015[b]
14 Puebla     Mexico 1,437,939[e][10] 2015[b]
15 San Diego     United States 1,394,928[5] 2015
16 Juárez     Mexico 1,382,753[e][10] 2015[b]
17 León     Mexico 1,349,224[e][10] 2015[b]
18 Dallas     United States 1,300,092[5] 2015
19 Tijuana     Mexico 1,298,475[e][10] 2015[b]
20 Calgary     Canada 1,230,915[2] 2015[f]
21 Tegucigalpa     Honduras 1,190,230[12] 2015
22 Zapopan     Mexico 1,179,681[e][10] 2015[b]
23 Monterrey     Mexico 1,109,171[d][3][4] 2015[b]
24 Managua     Nicaragua 1,048,134[13] 2015
25 Nezahualcóyotl     Mexico 1,039,867[d][3][4] 2015[b]
26 San Jose     United States 1,026,908[5] 2015
27 Santo Domingo     Dominican Republic 1,007,997[14] 2015
28 Guatemala City     Guatemala 994,078[15] 2015
29 Port-au-Prince     Haiti 987,310[16] 2015
30 Naucalpan     Mexico 970,012[g][10] 2015[b]
31 Ottawa     Canada 956,710[h][7] 2015
32 Austin     United States 931,830[5] 2015
33 Edmonton     Canada 899,447[18] 2016[i]
34 Mérida     Mexico 892,363[d][3][4] 2015[b]
35 Querétaro     Mexico 878,931[d][3][4] 2015[b]
36 Toluca     Mexico 873,536[d][3][4] 2015[b]
37 Jacksonville     United States 868,031[5] 2015
38 Chihuahua     Mexico 867,736[e][10] 2015[b]
39 San Francisco     United States 864,816[5] 2015
40 Indianapolis     United States 853,173[j][5] 2015
41 Columbus     United States 850,106[5] 2015
42 Fort Worth     United States 833,319[5] 2015
43 Charlotte     United States 827,097[5] 2015
44 Hermosillo     Mexico 819,999[e][10] 2015[b]
45 Saltillo     Mexico 791,074[e][10] 2015[b]
46 Aguascalientes     Mexico 785,942[e][3] 2015[b]
47 Mississauga     Canada 761,300[19] 2015
48 San Luis Potosí     Mexico 759,854[e][10] 2015[b]
49 Veracruz     Mexico 752,171[k][3][4] 2015[b]
50 San Pedro Sula     Honduras 742,118[12] 2015
51 Santiago de los Caballeros     Dominican Republic 723,162[20] 2015
52 Culiacán     Mexico 720,798[e][10] 2015[b]
53 Winnipeg     Canada 718,400[21] 2015
54 Mexicali     Mexico 717,628[e][10] 2015[b]
55 Cancún     Mexico 711,682[e][10] 2015[b]
56 Acapulco     Mexico 710,261[e][10] 2015[b]
57 Tlalnepantla   Mexico 700,734[d][3][4] 2015[b]
58 Seattle     United States 684,451[5] 2015
59 Guadalupe   Mexico 682,880[d][3][4] 2015[b]
60 Denver     United States 682,545[5] 2015
61 El Paso     United States 681,124[5] 2015
62 Chimalhuacán   Mexico 679,811[d][3][4] 2015[b]
63 Detroit     United States 677,116[5] 2015
64 Washington, D.C.     United States 672,228[5] 2015
65 Kingston     Jamaica 669,627[22] 2015
66 Boston     United States 667,137[5] 2015
67 Tlaquepaque   Mexico 664,193[d][3][4] 2015[b]
68 Memphis     United States 655,770[5] 2015
69 Nashville     United States 654,610[l][5] 2015
70 Torreón     Mexico 653,150[e][10] 2015[b]
71 Vancouver     Canada 648,608[23] 2015
72 Portland     United States 632,309[5] 2015
73 Reynosa     Mexico 631,611[e][10] 2015[b]
74 Oklahoma City     United States 631,346[5] 2015
75 Las Vegas     United States 623,747[5] 2015
76 Baltimore     United States 621,849[5] 2015
77 Brampton     Canada 620,700[19] 2016
78 Louisville     United States 615,366[m][5] 2015
79 Morelia     Mexico 608,190[e][10] 2015[b]
80 Milwaukee     United States 600,155[5] 2015
81 Tuxtla Gutiérrez   Mexico 598,710[d][3][4] 2015[b]
82 Apodaca   Mexico 597,207[d][3][4] 2015[b]
83 Durango   Mexico 590,893[e][10] 2015[b]
84 Villa Nueva   Guatemala 564,686[15] 2015
85 Albuquerque   United States 559,121[5] 2015
86 Hamilton   Canada 556,359[n][7] 2015
87 Quebec City   Canada 540,994[9] 2015
88 Tonalá   Mexico 536,111[d][3][4] 2015[b]
89 Tucson   United States 531,641[5] 2015
90 Cuautitlán Izcalli   Mexico 531,041[d][3][4] 2015[b]
91 Surrey   Canada 526,004[23] 2015
92 Ciudad López Mateos   Mexico 523,296[d][3][4] 2015[b]
93 Tultitlán   Mexico 520,557[d][3][4] 2015[b]
94 Fresno   United States 520,052[5] 2015
95 Carrefour   Haiti 501,768[16] 2015

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Population estimate is that of the federal entity known since 2016 as Ciudad de México and previously as the Distrito Federal.[1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al Population estimate has a reference date of March 15, 2015.[1]
  3. ^ Population estimate is that of the Toronto census division, which consists solely of the City of Toronto.[6]
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Population estimate is that of the entire municipio.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Population estimate is that of the cabecera municipal (municipal seat).
  6. ^ Population from municipal census based on a census date of April 1, 2015.[2] In April 2016 Calgary's annual municipal census reported a population of 1,235,171.[11]
  7. ^ The administration of Naucalpan is divided between the municipalities of Naucalpan and Huixquilucan. The population projections for each portion of the city have been combined.
  8. ^ Population estimate is that of the Ottawa census division, which consists solely of the City of Ottawa.[17]
  9. ^ Population from municipal census based on a census date of April 1, 2016.[18]
  10. ^ The City of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Marion County, Indiana, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–county government. The City of Indianapolis comprises all of Marion County except the other incorporated municipalities within the county. See Indianapolis (balance).
  11. ^ The administration of Veracruz is divided between the municipalities of Veracruz and Boca del Río. The population estimates of the two municipalities have been combined.
  12. ^ Nashville is a consolidated city-county. The population given is for the entire city-county, excluding other incorporated places lying within the city-county limits. See Nashville-Davidson (balance), Tennessee.
  13. ^ The City of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jefferson County, Kentucky, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–county government. The City of Louisville comprises all of Jefferson County except the other incorporated municipalities within the county. See Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), Kentucky.
  14. ^ Population estimate is that of the Hamilton census division, which consists solely of the City of Hamilton.[24]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c "2015 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-2630-1. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Encuesta Intercensal 2015: Tabulados - descarga". INEGI. Archived from the original on 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Brinkhoff, Thomas. "Mexico: Administrative Division". City Population. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places of 50,000 or More, Ranked by July 1, 2015 Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  6. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006: Economic Regions (3520 - Toronto, census subdivisions)". Statistics Canada. 2014-04-01. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  7. ^ a b c "Table 3.5: Population and demographic factors of growth by census division, provinces and territories". Statistics Canada. 2016-02-10. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  8. ^ "3. Población Proyectada al 30 de junio, por edades simples y años simples. AMBOS SEXOS. Período 2015 - 2050" (PDF). Proyecciones de la Población de Cuba 2015 - 2050. Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  9. ^ a b Population des municipalités du Québec, décret 2016 (Report). Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
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  11. ^ "2016 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "El INE te cuenta: principales resultados del censo a nivel departamental y municipios". Instituto Nacional de Estadística Honduras. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  13. ^ "7. POBLACION TOTAL ESTIMADA POR MUNICIPIO 2011-2015". BOLETIN ANUAL DE INDICADORES ESTADISTICOS DE TRANSPORTE 2011 (PDF) (Report). Ministerio de Transporte e Infraestructura. May 2012. p. 69. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  14. ^ "Distrito Nacional". Población total estimadas y proyectadas por año calendario y sexo, según región y provincia 2000 2030 (Report). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  15. ^ a b Guatemala: Estimaciones de la Población total por municipio. Período 2008-2020. (al 30 de junio) (PDF) (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Guatemala. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-04. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  16. ^ a b POPULATION TOTALE, DE 18 ANS ET PLUS MENAGES ET DENSITES ESTIMES EN 2015 (PDF) (Report). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique (IHSI). March 2015. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  17. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006: Economic Regions (3510 - Ottawa, census subdivisions)". Statistics Canada. 2014-04-01. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  18. ^ a b "2016 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  19. ^ a b "Population and Housing Estimates". Peel Data Centre. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  20. ^ Población total estimadas y proyectadas por año calendario, región, provincia y municipio según sexo y grupos quinquenales de edad, 2015-2020 (Report). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. 2015-05-09. Archived from the original on 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  21. ^ "Population of Winnipeg" (PDF). City of Winnipeg. April 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  22. ^ "Table 9. Population by Parish: 2011–2015". Demographic Statistics 2015 (Report). Statistical Institute of Jamaica. April 2016. p. 9. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  23. ^ a b "2015 Sub-Provincial Population Estimates: A release from the Province of British Columbia's central statistical agency" (PDF). BC Stats. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  24. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006: Hamilton [Census division], geographical codes". Statistics Canada. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2016-05-01.