The biggest cities in America

This article provides a comprehensive look at the most populous areas of the United States of America.

Below is a list of America’s biggest cities. The ranking uses data gathered by the¬†The U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau produces estimates of total resident population for all areas of general-purpose government on a yearly basis.

Click here for information on the methodology used to estimate the population of geographic areas across the U.S.

The biggest cities in the US are:

  • 1. New York City, New York
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†8,405,837 – 2013 land area:¬†302.6¬†square miles
  • 2. Los Angeles, California
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†3,884,307 – 2013 land area:¬†468.7¬†square miles
  • 3. Chicago, Illinois
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†2,718,782 – 2013 land area:¬†589.6¬†square miles
  • 4. Houston, Texas
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†2,195,914 – 2013 land area:¬†599.6¬†square miles
  • 5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†1,553,165 – 2013 land area:¬†134.1¬†square miles
  • 6. Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†1,513,367 – 2013 land area:¬†516.7¬†square miles
  • 7. San Antonio, Texas
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†1,409,019 – 2013 land area:¬†460.9¬†square miles
  • 8. San Diego, California
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†1,355,896 – 2013 land area:¬†325.2¬†square miles
  • 9. Dallas, Texas
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†1,257,676 – 2013 land area:¬†340.5¬†square miles
  • 10. San Jose, California
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†998,537 – 2013 land area:¬†176.5¬†square miles
  • 11. Austin, Texas
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†885,400 – 2013 land area:¬†297.9¬†square miles
  • 12. Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†843,393 – 2013 land area:¬†361.4¬†square miles
  • 13. Jacksonville, Florida
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†842,583 – 2013 land area:¬†747.0¬†square miles
  • 14. San Francisco, California
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†837,442 – 2013 land area:¬†46.9¬†square miles
  • 15. Columbus, Ohio
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†822,553 – 2013 land area:¬†217.2¬†square miles
  • 16. Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†792,862 – 2013 land area:¬†297.7¬†square miles
  • 17. Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†792,727 – 2013 land area:¬†339.8¬†square miles
  • 18. Detroit, Michigan
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†688,701 – 2013 land area:¬†138.8¬†square miles
  • 19. El Paso, Texas
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†674,433 – 2013 land area:¬†255.2¬†square miles
  • 20. Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†653,450 – 2013 land area:¬†315.1¬†square miles
  • 21. Seattle, Washington
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†652,405 – 2013 land area:¬†83.9¬†square miles
  • 22. Denver, Colorado
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†649,495 – 2013 land area:¬†153.0¬†square miles
  • 23. Washington, District of Columbia
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†646,449 – 2013 land area:¬†61.0¬†square miles
  • 24. Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†645,966 – 2013 land area:¬†48.3¬†square miles
  • 25. Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†634,464 – 2013 land area:¬†475.1¬†square miles
  • 26. Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†622,104 – 2013 land area:¬†80.9¬†square miles
  • 27. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†610,613 – 2013 land area:¬†606.4¬†square miles
  • 28. Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†609,893 – 2013 land area:¬†325.2¬†square miles
  • 29. Portland, Oregon
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†609,456 – 2013 land area:¬†133.4¬†square miles
  • 30. Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†603,488 – 2013 land area:¬†135.8¬†square miles
  • 31. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†599,164 – 2013 land area:¬†96.1¬†square miles
  • 32. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†556,495 – 2013 land area:¬†187.7¬†square miles
  • 33. Tucson, Arizona
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†526,116 – 2013 land area:¬†226.7¬†square miles
  • 34. Fresno, California
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†509,924 – 2013 land area:¬†112.0¬†square miles
  • 35. Sacramento, California
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†479,686 – 2013 land area:¬†97.9¬†square miles
  • 36. Long Beach, California
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†469,428 – 2013 land area:¬†50.3¬†square miles
  • 37. Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†467,007 – 2013 land area:¬†315.0¬†square miles
  • 38. Mesa, Arizona
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†457,587 – 2013 land area:¬†136.5¬†square miles
  • 39. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†448,479 – 2013 land area:¬†249.0¬†square miles
  • 40. Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†447,841 – 2013 land area:¬†133.2¬†square miles
  • 41. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†439,886 – 2013 land area:¬†194.5¬†square miles
  • 42. Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†434,353 – 2013 land area:¬†127.1¬†square miles
  • 43. Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†431,746 – 2013 land area:¬†142.9¬†square miles
  • 44. Miami, Florida
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†417,650 – 2013 land area:¬†35.9¬†square miles
  • 45. Oakland, California
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†406,253 – 2013 land area:¬†55.8¬†square miles
  • 46. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†400,070 – 2013 land area:¬†54.0¬†square miles
  • 47. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†398,121 – 2013 land area:¬†196.8¬†square miles
  • 48. Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†390,113 – 2013 land area:¬†77.7¬†square miles
  • 49. Wichita, Kansas
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†386,552 – 2013 land area:¬†159.3¬†square miles
  • 50. Arlington, Texas
  • 2013 population estimate:¬†379,577 – 2013 land area:¬†95.9¬†square miles