Top 10 largest cities in the US by population

The United States of America is one of the largest countries in the world. It has the third-largest area among all countries and is also the third most populous country. There are several cities in the US that have a population greater than or near one million. In this article, we will see the top 10 largest cities in the US by population. Let’s read.

(Note: The list is based on 2022 population estimate.)

Top 10 largest cities in the US by population

1. New York City

New York City

New York City is the largest city in the US in terms of population. Located in New York state, NYC has a population of 8.34 million. NYC is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in the world. More than 800 languages are spoken in the city. The followers of almost every religion of the world live in NYC.

Home to the most billionaires in the world, NYC has the highest GDP among all US cities.

2. Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the second-most populous city in the US. Although larger in area than NYC, LA has less than half of the population of NYC. The city has a population of 3.82 million.

Just like NYC, LA is also a very diverse city with people from various religious and ethnic backgrounds. Los Angeles is the largest city in California and is the home of the Hollywood film industry.

3. Chicago


Located along the famous Lake Michigan, Chicago is the third-largest city in the US by population. The city has a population of 2.67 million. Chicago is known for its beautiful skyline. The city has many skyscrapers taller than 250 meters (820 ft).

4. Houston


The city of Houston has an area of 670 square miles (1,735 sq km) making it one of the largest American cities by area. Houston has a population of about 2.3 million and it is the fourth most populous city in the US and the most populous in Texas.

5. Phoenix


Phoenix is the capital of Arizona state. The city has a population of about 1.64 million making it the fifth most populous city in the US. Phoenix is the only state capital in America with more than 1 million population. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, Phoenix is one of the sunniest places on Earth.

6. Philadelphia


Coming at number 6 on this list, Philadelphia has a similar population to Phoenix with around 1.57 million residents. Located in Pennsylvania state, Philadelphia is a city of historical importance as it was the center of the American revolution.

7. San Antonio

San Antonio

The second entry on this list from the state of Texas, San Antonio has a population of 1.47 million. San Antonio is the oldest municipality in the state of Texas.

8. San Diego

San Diego

San Diego is the second-largest city in the state of California by population. San Diego is a coastal city bordering Mexico. It has a population of about 1.38 million.

9. Dallas


Another Texas city on this list, Dallas is the ninth most populous city in the US. Dallas has a population of 1.3 million.

10. Austin

Austin, Texas

The capital city of Texas is number 10 entry on this list. Known for its quality of life, Austin has a population of around 974,450 (2022 estimate).

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Top 10 largest US cities by population

  1. New York City (~8.34 million)
  2. Los Angeles (~3.82 million)
  3. Chicago (~2.67 million)
  4. Houston (~2.3 million)
  5. Phoenix (~1.64 million)
  6. Philadelphia (~1.57 million)
  7. San Antonio (~1.47 million)
  8. San Diego (~1.38 million)
  9. Dallas (~1.3 million)
  10. Austin (~974,450)

-2022 estimate

Top 10 most densely populated US cities

  1. Guttenberg town
  2. West New York town
  3. Union City, New Jersey
  4. Hoboken
  5. Kaser village
  6. New York City
  7. Cliffside Park borough
  8. Kiryas Joel village
  9. New Square village
  10. Great Neck Plaza village

-2022 estimate

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