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 10 cities in the US that have a population of more than a million. In this article, we will see the top 10 largest cities in the US by population. Let’s read.

Top 10 largest cities in the US by population

  1. New York City (~9 million)
  2. Los Angeles (~4 million)
  3. Chicago (~2.8 million)
  4. Houston (~2.3 million)
  5. Phoenix (~1.6 million)
  6. Philadelphia (~1.6 million)
  7. San Antonio (~1.45 million)
  8. San Diego (~1.4 million)
  9. Dallas (~1.3 million)
  10. San Jose (~1 million)

-2020 data

1. 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 close to 9 million. The city has an area of 778 square kilometers (300 square miles) and is also the most densely populated city in the US. 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.

New York City

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 about 4 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 2.8 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 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 1.6 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 comparable population to Phoenix with just over 1.6 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 1.45 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 1.4 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. San Jose

San Jose

One of the oldest cities in California, San Jose has a population of about a million. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California and the tenth-largest in the US by population.

Top 10 most densely populated US cities (over 200,000 residents)

  1. New York City
  2. Jersey City
  3. San Francisco
  4. Boston
  5. Newark
  6. Miami
  7. Chicago
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Yonkers
  10. Washington

-2020 data

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