United States is the third largest country in the world by population after China and India. United States has a population of 320,213,000 as on January 18, 2015 according to the official figures. The population of the United States increased sharply, thanks to high-skill workers.
Do you know which are the largest cities in the United States by population? Let’s read to find out the largest cities in the U.S. by population and rank based on latest population estimate.
15 Largest Cities in the U.S. by Population and Rank
15. Fort Worth TX
Fort Worth is the 15th largest city in the United States. Based on latest estimate, it has a population of 874,168. It is one of the largest cities in the state of Texas.
14. Columbus, Ohio
The city was named after the explorer Christopher Columbus. The city of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States by population. According to the US Census, Columbus has a population of 879,170. It is the largest city in the state of Ohio. Columbus is also the state capital of Ohio.
13. San Francisco, California
San Francisco is the home of a large number of high-tech companies. It is the 13th largest city in the United States with a population of 884,363. SF is one of the most popular travel destinations in the state of California. San Francisco, is the cultural, financial and commercial center of Northern California. The city was formerly known as Yerba Buena.
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12. Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville is the largest city in the State of Florida and 12th largest in the United States with a population of 892,062. Within a few years, Jacksonville will reach 1 million residents if the city’s popular grows at this rate.
11. Austin, Texas
Austin is the state capital and the fourth largest city in Texas. Austin is the 11th largest city in the USA with a population of 950,715. Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the US.
10. San Jose, California
San Jose, is also known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley” is close to reach 1 million residents with a few years. It is the 10th largest city in the United States with a population of 1,035,317. San Jose gets 301 days of sunshine per year on an average, so you can think why more and more people are moving to the city of San Jose, CA.
9. Dallas, Texas
Dallas is the ninth largest city in the US and the third largest in the state of Texas with a population of 1,341,075. The population of Dallas is growing at 5% rate year over year. Dallas is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, according to the Business Journal.
8. San Diego, California
San Diego is the second largest city (behind LA) in the state of California. It is the eighth largest city in the US with a population of 1,419,516. San Diego is the perfect place if you are in love with sun, sand and adventure.
7. San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is the second largest city in the state of Texas. It is the seventh largest city in the US with a population of 1,511,946. The city is very near to reach 1.5 million residents within a few years.
6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in US with a population of 1,580,863. It is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is also the second largest city on the East Coast behind the city of New York.
5. Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix is the fifth largest city in USA with a population of 1,626,078. Phoenix is the state capital and the largest city in the state of Arizona. Phoenix has a total area of 517.6 square miles, which is more than enough for a population of 1,513,367.
4. Houston, Texas
Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the US with a population of 2,312,717. Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. FYI, more than 90 languages spoken in the city of Houston. So, it is the perfect city to be relocated, if you love culturally diversity.
3. Chicago, Illinois
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States of America (USA) with a population of 2,716,450. Chicago is also the largest city in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest. According to the news reports, more than 48,000 people moved to downtown Chicago between 2000 and 2010.
2. Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the country with a population of 3,999,759. LA is close to reach four million residents within a few years. Los Angeles is also known as the “Creative Capital of the World”.
1. New York City, New York
New York City is the largest city in the United States with a population of 8,175,133. It’s no surprise that NYC is the global center of the all sectors i.e. finance, technology, entertainment, media, fashion, and many others. NYC is also known as the city of high-rise buildings.
Article Title: 15 Largest Cities in the U.S. by Population and Rank [Latest Figures]
Article last re-published on May 27, 2019.