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US Cities ranked by city proper population* in 2015.

Many cities in the United States are the core of much larger, or, if you want, more populous metropolitan areas.
In the list below the cities are ranked by the population of the core city. Click on a link of a city to open a new page with more information about, and a searchable map/satellite view of the city. Links of US states open a map of the state with more information. Capital Cities of US States are marked in bold.

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Top 50 of US America's most populous cities.

City Name (State)
New York City, Times-Square 1. New York (New York)

New York City (NYC),
nickname Big Apple, located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Hudson River, is probably the most famous city in the world...

Los Angeles, MacArthur Park 2. 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.

Chicago at night 3. Chicago (Illinois)

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

Downtown Houston Skyline 4. Houston (Texas)

largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5. Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

largest city in Pennsylvania and the fifth most populous city in the United States

Phoenix, Arizona 6. Phoenix (Arizona)

The sixth largest city in the United States is the capital of Arizona since 1889

San Antonio, Texas, USA 7. San Antonio (Texas)

The second-largest city in Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States

San Diego Skyline 8. San Diego (California)

The seaport in southern California is a major technology and defense hub in the United States

Dallas Skyline, Texas 9. Dallas (Texas)

The third-largest city in the state of Texas is a major center of education for much of the South Central United States

San Jose 10. San Jose* (California)

the county seat of Santa Clara County is a major part of Silicon Valley

11. Austin (Texas) pop. 932,000
12. Jacksonville (Florida) pop. 868,000
13. San Francisco (California) pop. 865,000
14. Indianapolis (Indiana) pop. 853,000
15. Columbus (Ohio) pop. 850,000
16. Fort Worth (Texas) pop. 833,000
17. Charlotte (North Carolina) pop. 827,000
18. Seattle (Washington) pop. 684,000
19. Denver (Colorado) pop. 682,000
20. El Paso (Texas) pop. 681,000
21. Detroit (Michigan) pop. 677,000
22. Washington (D.C.) pop. 672,000
23. Boston (Massachusetts) pop. 667,000
24. Memphis (Tennessee) pop. 656,000
25. Nashville-Davidson (Tennessee) pop. 655,000
26. Portland (Oregon) pop. 632,000
27. Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) pop. 631,000
28. Las Vegas (Nevada) pop. 624,000
29. Baltimore (Maryland) pop. 622,000
30. Louisville (Kentucky) pop. 615,000
31. Milwaukee (Wisconsin) pop. 600,000
32. Albuquerque (New Mexico) pop. 559,000
33. Tucson (Arizona) pop. 532,000
34. Fresno (California) pop. 520,000
35. Sacramento (California) pop. 491,000
36. Kansas City (Missouri) pop. 475,000
37. Long Beach (California) pop. 474,000
38. Mesa City (Arizona) pop. 472,000
39. Atlanta (Georgia) pop. 464,000
40. Colorado Springs (Colorado) pop. 456,000
41. Virginia Beach (Virginia) pop. 453,000
42. Raleigh (North Carolina) pop. 451,000
43. Omaha (Nebraska) pop. 444,000
44. Miami (Florida) pop. 441,000
45. Oakland (California) pop. 419,000
46. Minneapolis (Minnesota) pop. 411,000
47. Tulsa (Oklahoma) pop. 403,000
48. Wichita (Kansas) pop. 390,000
49. New Orleans (Louisiana) 389,000
50. Arlington (Texas) pop. 388,000
51. Cleveland (Ohio) pop. 388,000
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* 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.

Source: United States Census Bureau
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