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List of largest cities of U.S. states and territories by population

This is a list of the five most populous incorporated places in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the 5 inhabited territories of the United States.[1][2][3][4] The capital city of each state or territory is italicized.



Federal District,
or Territory
Federal District,
or Territory Population[5]
Most populous City population 2nd most populous 3rd most populous 4th most populous 5th most populous Capital (if not
otherwise listed)
  Alabama 4,817,786 Birmingham 212,237 Montgomery Huntsville Mobile Tuscaloosa [6]
  Alaska 710,231 Anchorage 291,826 Fairbanks Juneau Sitka Ketchikan
  American Samoa 50,826[7] Tafuna 7,945[8] Nu'uuli Pago Pago 'Ili'ili Pava'ia'i
  Arizona 6,392,017 Phoenix 1,445,632 Tucson Mesa Chandler Glendale
  Arkansas 2,915,918 Little Rock 193,524 Fort Smith Fayetteville Springdale Jonesboro
  California 37,253,956 Los Angeles 3,792,621 San Diego San Jose San Francisco Fresno Sacramento (6)
  Colorado 5,029,196 Denver 600,158 Colorado Springs Aurora Fort Collins Lakewood
  Connecticut 3,574,097 Bridgeport 144,229 New Haven Hartford Stamford Waterbury
  Delaware 897,934 Wilmington 70,851 Dover Newark Middletown Smyrna
  District of Columbia 693,972 Washington 693,972
  Florida 20,612,439 Jacksonville 880,619 Miami Tampa Orlando St. Petersburg Tallahassee (7)
  Georgia 9,687,653 Atlanta 420,003 Augusta Columbus Macon Savannah
  Guam 162,742 Dededo 44,943 Yigo Tamuning Mangilao Barrigada Hagåtña (18)
  Hawaii 1,360,301 Honolulu1 337,256 Hilo1 Kailua1 Kapolei1 Kaneohe1
  Idaho 1,567,582 Boise 205,671 Meridian Nampa Idaho Falls Pocatello
  Illinois 12,830,632 Chicago 2,695,598 Aurora Rockford Joliet Naperville Springfield (6)
  Indiana 6,483,802 Indianapolis 820,445 Fort Wayne Evansville South Bend Carmel
  Iowa 3,134,693 Des Moines 215,472 Cedar Rapids Davenport Sioux City Iowa City
  Kansas 2,853,118 Wichita 382,368 Overland Park Kansas City Olathe Topeka
  Kentucky 4,339,367 Louisville 597,337 Lexington Bowling Green Owensboro Covington Frankfort (15)
  Louisiana 4,533,372 New Orleans 343,829 Baton Rouge Shreveport Lafayette Lake Charles
  Maine 1,328,361 Portland 66,194 Lewiston Bangor South Portland Auburn Augusta (9)
  Maryland 5,773,552 Baltimore 620,961 Frederick Rockville Gaithersburg Bowie Annapolis (7)
  Massachusetts 6,547,629 Boston 617,594 Worcester Springfield Lowell Cambridge
  Michigan 9,883,640 Detroit 713,777 Grand Rapids Warren Sterling Heights Ann Arbor Lansing (6)
  Minnesota 5,303,925 Minneapolis 382,578 Saint Paul Rochester Bloomington Duluth
  Mississippi 2,967,297 Jackson 173,514 Gulfport Southaven Hattiesburg Biloxi
  Missouri 5,988,927 Kansas City 459,787 Saint Louis Springfield Columbia Independence Jefferson City (15)
  Montana 989,415 Billings 104,170 Missoula Great Falls Bozeman Butte Helena (6)
  Nebraska 1,826,341 Omaha 466,893 Lincoln Bellevue Grand Island Kearney
  Nevada 2,700,551 Las Vegas 583,756 Henderson Reno North Las Vegas Sparks Carson City (6)
  New Hampshire 1,316,470 Manchester 109,565 Nashua Concord Derry Rochester
  New Jersey 8,791,894 Newark 277,140 Jersey City Paterson Elizabeth Edison Trenton (6)
  New Mexico 2,059,179 Albuquerque 545,852 Las Cruces Rio Rancho Santa Fe Roswell
  New York 19,378,102 New York City 8,175,133 Buffalo Rochester Yonkers Syracuse Albany (6)
  North Carolina 9,535,483 Charlotte 731,424 Raleigh Greensboro Durham Winston-Salem
   North Dakota 672,591 Fargo 105,549 Bismarck Grand Forks Minot West Fargo Bismarck (6)
  Northern Mariana Islands 52,263 Saipan2 48,220 Tinian2 Rota2 Northern Islands2
  Ohio 11,536,504 Columbus 879,170 Cleveland Cincinnati Toledo Akron
  Oklahoma 3,751,351 Oklahoma City 579,999 Tulsa Norman Broken Arrow Lawton
  Oregon 3,831,074 Portland 583,776 Salem Eugene Gresham Hillsboro
  Pennsylvania 12,702,379 Philadelphia 1,526,006 Pittsburgh Allentown Erie Reading Harrisburg (9)
  Puerto Rico 3,337,177 San Juan 395,326 Bayamón Carolina Ponce Caguas
  Rhode Island 1,052,567 Providence 178,042 Warwick Cranston Pawtucket East Providence
  South Carolina 4,625,364 Charleston 129,272 Columbia North Charleston Mount Pleasant Rock Hill
  South Dakota 814,180 Sioux Falls 153,888 Rapid City Aberdeen Brookings Watertown Pierre (8)
  Tennessee 6,346,105 Nashville 660,388 Memphis Knoxville Chattanooga Clarksville
  Texas 25,145,561 Houston 2,099,451 San Antonio Dallas Austin Fort Worth
  Utah 2,763,885 Salt Lake City 186,440 West Valley City Provo West Jordan Orem
  Vermont 625,741 Burlington 42,417 Essex South Burlington Colchester Rutland Montpelier (17)
  Virgin Islands (U.S.) 104,901 Charlotte Amalie3 18,481 Sion Farm3 Northside3 East End3 Southcentral (St. Croix)3
  Virginia 8,001,024 Virginia Beach 437,994 Norfolk Chesapeake Richmond Newport News
  Washington 6,724,540 Seattle 608,660 Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Bellevue Olympia (24)
  West Virginia 1,852,994 Charleston 51,400 Huntington Morgantown Parkersburg Wheeling
  Wisconsin 5,686,986 Milwaukee 594,833 Madison Green Bay Kenosha Racine
  Wyoming 563,626 Cheyenne 59,466 Casper Laramie Gillette Rock Springs

Census-designated places on the listEdit

Note 1: The only incorporated place in Hawaii is the City & County of Honolulu. A portion of it, the Honolulu District, is sometimes regarded as the "city" for statistical purposes, although it has no government separate from that of the City and County as a whole. The U.S. Census Bureau defines Honolulu CDP (census-designated place) to coincide with the Honolulu District. Thus for Hawaii, the largest CDPs are ranked.

Note 2: The 4 municipalities of the Northern Mariana Islands are listed. Each municipality is divided into smaller villages, but the municipalities are considered the primary subdivisions (as in how Saipan is usually listed as the capital rather than Capitol Hill, Saipan).

Note 3: The most populous sub-districts of the U.S. Virgin Islands (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) are listed.[9]

Though Maryland has a number of incorporated places, most major population centers are census-designated places. For a list of incorporated places, see List of incorporated places in Maryland.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ American Samoa. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Guam. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Northern Mariana Islands. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Puerto Rico. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Staff, Website Services & Coordination. "US Census Bureau 2010 Census Interactive Population Map". Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  6. ^ "Alabama – Place. GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-09-28. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ CIA World Factbook. American Samoa. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  8. ^ American FactFinder. Profile of General Demographic characteristics: 2010. 2010 American Samoa demographic profile data. [Geography set to "Tafuna village, American Samoa"]. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  9. ^ 2010 Census - U.S. Virgin Islands Districts and Subdistricts. Retrieved September 21, 2018.