The Top 10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population
Jun 20, 2021
50 states and District of Columbia
|2020 rank||City||2020 census|
Today, according to the US Census, Monowi is the only incorporated place in the US with just one resident, and Eiler is the mayor, clerk, treasurer, librarian, bartender and only person left in the US' tiniest town.
Largest cities in the United States by population
|100 Largest Cities By Population|
|1||New York, New York||2022|
|2||Los Angeles, California||2013|
Everything except the state's largest city, apparently. According to the just-dropped 2020 U.S. Census, Houston is still the fourth most-populous city in the country, behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Jacksonville is a city located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, the most populous city in the state, and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020. It is the seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968.
The name "Springfield" is often thought to be the only community name appearing in each of the 50 states, but at last count it was in only 34 states.
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There were 19,502 incorporated places registered in the United States as of July 31, 2019. 16,410 had a population under 10,000 while, in contrast, only 10 cities had a population of one million or more.
Largest Cities in the World (2015)
|Rank||Urban Area||Population Estimate (2015)|
New York is the largest city in the world by area at 12,093 km2 (4,669 mi2). New York's estimated population is 20,870,000, the highest in the United States. Of the ten largest global cities by area, eight are in the United States.
The UK capital city is comparable in population to New York City, totaling around 8.9 million compared to NYC's 8.4 million. As for size, however, the Greater London Area covers around 607 square miles, which is about twice as big as NYC's 302.6 square mile area.
Peru is about 11 times bigger than New York.
|Manhattan New York County, New York|
|• Total||33.58 sq mi (87.0 km)|
|• Land||22.83 sq mi (59.1 km)|
|• Water||10.76 sq mi (27.9 km) 32%|
|Highest elevation||265 ft (81 m)|
The Bronx is separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River and is the only district in New York located on the mainland. Culturally speaking, the Bronx is the cradle of rap and hip hop.
|Name of City||Location||Population|
|New York City||downstate||7,300,000|
The smallest city by area is Mechanicville, which covers 0.91 square miles (2.4 km) (of which 0.08 square miles (0.2 km) is water).