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Lists of U.S. cities with the most inhabitants for the latest available year (reference year 2000).
Ranked by data for the city proper1 and for the urban agglomeration2.
Links of the cities open a page with a satellite view and map of the city.
The three most populated cities in the US are: New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

The Largest Cities of the U.S.
Cities ranked by city proper population
City Name (State)
NYC New York (New York)

New York City (NYC)
nickname Big Apple, located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Hudson River.

LA Los Angeles (California)

The "City of Angels" is the largest city in the state of California and the second most populous city in the United States.

C Chicago (Illinois)

largest city in the state of Illinois, the city is located on the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan.

Downtown Houston Skyline Houston (Texas) 2,196,000
  Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) 1,553,000
  Phoenix (Arizona) 1,513,000
  San Antonio (Texas) 1,409,000
  San Diego (California) 1,356,000
  Dallas (Texas) 1,258,000
  San Jose* (California) 999,000
  Austin (Texas) 886,000
  Indianapolis (Indiana) 843,000
  Jacksonville (Florida) 843,000
  San Francisco (California) 837,000
  Columbus (Ohio) 823,000
  Fort Worth (Texas) 793,000
  Charlotte (North Carolina) 793,000
  Detroit (Michigan) 689,000
  El Paso (Texas) 674,000
  Memphis (Tennessee) 653,000
  Seattle (Washington) 652,000
  Denver (Colorado) 649,000
  Washington (DC) 646,000
  Boston (Massachusetts) 646,000
  Nashville-Davidson (Tennessee) 634,000
  Baltimore (Maryland) 622,000
  Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) 611,000
  Louisville (Kentucky) 610,000
  Portland (Oregon) 609,000
  Las Vegas (Nevada) 603,000
  Milwaukee (Wisconsin) 599,000
  Albuquerque (New Mexico)  
  Tucson (Arizona) 526,000
  Fresno (California)  
  Sacramento (California)  
  Long Beach (California) 469,000
  Kansas City (Missouri) 467,000
  Mesa (Arizona)  
  Virginia Beach (Virginia)  
  Atlanta (Georgia)  
  Colorado Springs (Colorado)  
  Omaha (Nebraska)  
  Raleigh (North Carolina)  
  Miami (Florida)  
  Oakland (California)  
  Minneapolis (Minnesota)  
  Tulsa (Oklahoma)  
  Cleveland (Ohio)  
  Wichita (Kansas)  
  Arlington (Texas)  
  New Orleans (Louisiana) 379,000

New York City - Big Apple * Baltimore (MD) is included in urban agglomeration of Washington, D.C.
* Fort Worth (Texas) is included in urban agglomeration of Dallas.
* Long Beach (California) is included in urban agglomeration of Los Angeles.
* San Jose (California) is included in urban agglomeration of San Francisco.

1 City proper is defined as a locality with legally fixed boundaries and an administratively recognized urban status that is usually characterized by some form of local government.

2 Urban agglomeration has been defined as comprising the city or town proper and also the suburban fringe or thickly settled territory lying outside of, but adjacent to the city boundaries.

Data source: United Nations Statistics Division - Citydata, December 2002

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