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

This is a list of the five most populous incorporated cities and Capital in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the 5 inhabited territories of the United States.[1][2][3][4]


State Capitals
State, federal
district, or territory
State, federal district,
or territory population[5]
Most populous2nd most populous3rd most populous4th most populous5th most populousCapital (if not
otherwise listed)
 Alabama4,887,871Huntsville215,006Birmingham200,733Montgomery198,956Mobile189,572Tuscaloosa101,113 [6]
 American Samoa55,519[7]Tafuna7,945[8]Nu'uuli3,955Pago Pago3,656'Ili'ili3,195Pava'ia'i2,450[note 1]
 Arkansas3,013,852Little Rock197,881Fort Smith87,845Fayetteville86,751Springdale81,029Jonesboro76,990
 California39,557,045Los Angeles3,997,984San Diego1,425,976San Jose1,030,119San Francisco884,198Fresno530,093Sacramento (6)508,529
 Colorado5,695,564Denver719,238Colorado Springs483,829Aurora374,114Fort Collins167,830Lakewood156,798
 Connecticut3,572,665Bridgeport144,900New Haven130,418Stamford129,775Hartford122,587Waterbury108,093
 District of Columbia702,455Washington, D.C.702,455
 Florida21,299,325Jacksonville907,953Miami476,329Tampa401,189Orlando289,191St. Petersburg265,098Tallahassee (8)193,551
 Guam159,358Dededo44,943Yigo20,539Tamuning19,685Mangilao15,191Barrigada8,875Hagåtña (18)1,051
 Hawaii1,420,491Honolulu1347,397East Honolulu 149,914Pearl City147,698Hilo143,263Kailua138,635
 Idaho1,754,208Boise228,790Meridian106,894Nampa96,252Idaho Falls63,398Caldwell56,541
 Illinois12,741,080Chicago2,705,994Aurora198,187Naperville148,304Joliet148,099Rockford146,526Springfield (6)114,694
 Indiana6,691,878Indianapolis867,125Fort Wayne267,633Evansville117,963South Bend103,290Carmel99,329
 Iowa3,156,145Des Moines216,853Cedar Rapids133,174Davenport102,085Sioux City82,396Iowa City76,290
 Kansas2,911,505Wichita389,225Overland Park197,219Kansas City152,958Olathe139,605Topeka125,904
 Kentucky4,468,402Louisville620,578Lexington323,780Bowling Green68,401Owensboro59,809Covington40,366Frankfort (15)27,679
 Louisiana4,659,978New Orleans399,187Baton Rouge221,599Shreveport185,902Lafayette126,143Lake Charles78,001
 Maine1,338,404Portland66,417Lewiston35,944Bangor31,997South Portland25,606Auburn23,196Augusta (10)18,681
 Maryland46,042,718Baltimore594,282Columbia104,156Germantown91,347Silver Spring83,267Waldorf78,904Annapolis (7)39,174
 Michigan9,995,915Detroit672,662Grand Rapids200,217Warren134,587Sterling Heights132,964Ann Arbor121,890Lansing (6)118,427
 Minnesota5,611,179Minneapolis427,728Saint Paul312,818Rochester117,902Duluth85,884Bloomington85,578
 Missouri6,126,452Kansas City507,928Saint Louis302,838Springfield168,122Columbia123,180Independence116,925Jefferson City (15)42,838
 Montana1,062,305Billings116,827Missoula74,428Great Falls58,701Bozeman48,532Butte34,284Helena (6)32,315
 Nebraska1,929,268Omaha468,262Lincoln287,401Bellevue53,627Grand Island51,478Kearney33,761
 Nevada3,034,392Las Vegas649,876Henderson317,189Reno259,746North Las Vegas246,133Paradise219,178Carson City (10)55,414
 New Hampshire1,356,458Manchester112,525Nashua89,246Concord43,412Dover31,771Rochester31,366
 New Jersey8,908,520Newark282,090Jersey City265,549Paterson145,627Elizabeth128,885Edison100,008Trenton (10)83,974
 New Mexico2,095,428Albuquerque560,218Las Cruces102,926Rio Rancho98,023Santa Fe94,528Roswell47,635
 New York19,542,209New York City8,879,928Buffalo278,349Rochester206,284Yonkers199,663Syracuse142,749Albany (6)97,279
 North Carolina10,383,620Charlotte882,367Raleigh478,956Greensboro298,329Durham278,547Winston-Salem248,232
 North Dakota760,077Fargo124,844Bismarck73,112Grand Forks56,948Minot47,340West Fargo36,566
 Northern Mariana Islands53,883Saipan248,220Tinian23,136Rota22,527Northern Islands20
 Oklahoma3,943,079Oklahoma City649,021Tulsa400,669Norman123,471Broken Arrow109,471Edmond93,127
 Pennsylvania12,807,060Philadelphia1,587,828Pittsburgh301,048Allentown126,238Erie96,471Reading88,495Harrisburg (14)49,229
 Puerto Rico3,195,153San Juan320,967Bayamón170,480Carolina147,661Ponce133,191Caguas124,434
 Rhode Island1,057,315Providence179,335Cranston81,274Warwick80,847Pawtucket71,847East Providence47,476
 South Carolina5,084,127Charleston136,208Columbia133,451North Charleston113,237Mount Pleasant89,338Rock Hill74,309
 South Dakota882,235Sioux Falls181,883Rapid City75,443Aberdeen28,562Brookings24,509Watertown22,153Pierre (8)13,980
 Texas28,701,845Houston2,325,502San Antonio1,532,233Dallas1,356,785Austin993,649Fort Worth902,938
 Utah3,161,105Salt Lake City200,591West Valley City136,401Provo118,178West Jordan116,046Orem97,521
 Vermont626,299Burlington42,899South Burlington19,486Rutland15,325Barre8,605Montpelier7,436
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (U.S.)106,405Charlotte Amalie318,481Sion Farm313,003Northside310,049East End35,128Southcentral33,277
 Virginia8,517,685Virginia Beach450,189Norfolk244,076Chesapeake242,634Richmond228,783Newport News178,626
 Washington7,535,591Seattle754,567Spokane219,190Tacoma216,279Vancouver183,012Bellevue147,599Olympia (23)52,555
 West Virginia1,805,832Charleston47,215Huntington46,048Morgantown30,955Parkersburg29,675Wheeling26,771
 Wisconsin5,813,568Milwaukee592,025Madison258,054Green Bay108,827Kenosha100,164Racine77,432
 Wyoming577,737Cheyenne63,957Casper57,461Laramie32,473Gillette31,903Rock Springs23,082

Census-designated places on the list

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). The five largest villages are Garapan (3,983), Dandan (3,280), Koblerville (2,493), Finasisu (2,491) and Kagman III (2,402), with Capitol Hill being the 19th largest village at 1,028 people.

Note 3: The most populous sub-districts of the U.S. Virgin Islands (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) are listed.[9] The three largest towns are Charlotte Amalie (10,354), Christiansted (2,433) and Frederiksted (859).

Note 4: Though Maryland has a number of incorporated places, many major population centers, usually suburbs in the Baltimore-Washington coridor, are census-designated places. For a list of incorporated places, see List of incorporated places in Maryland.

See also


  1. ^ Although Pago Pago is capital of American Samoa, Fagatogo (population 1,737) is the seat of government.


  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". Archived from the original on 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  6. ^ "Alabama – Place. GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. 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" Archived 2017-05-03 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  9. ^ 2010 Census - U.S. Virgin Islands Districts and Subdistricts. Retrieved September 21, 2018.

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