List of U.S. states' largest cities by population

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This is a list of the five most populous incorporated places in each U.S. state by population, as of the 2015 United States Census. State capitals are designated in italics.

In other than Hawaii and Maryland, census-designated places (CDPs) are excluded.


State State population[1] Most populous City population 2nd most populous 3rd most populous 4th most populous 5th most populous Capital if not otherwise listed
 Alabama 4,817,786 Birmingham 212,237 Montgomery Huntsville Mobile Tuscaloosa [2]
 Alaska 710,231 Anchorage 291,826 Fairbanks Juneau Sitka Ketchikan
 Arizona 6,392,017 Phoenix 1,445,632 Tucson Mesa Chandler Glendale
 Arkansas 2,915,918 Little Rock 193,524 Fort Smith Fayetteville Springdale Jonesboro
 California 37,253,956 Los Angeles 3,792,621 San Diego San Jose San Francisco Fresno Sacramento (6)
 Colorado 5,029,196 Denver 600,158 Colorado Springs Aurora Fort Collins Lakewood
 Connecticut 3,574,097 Bridgeport 144,229 New Haven Stamford Hartford Waterbury
 Delaware 897,934 Wilmington 70,851 Dover Newark Middletown Smyrna
 Florida 20,612,439 Jacksonville 880,619 Miami Tampa Orlando St. Petersburg Tallahassee (7)
 Georgia 9,687,653 Atlanta 420,003 Columbus Augusta Macon Savannah
 Hawaii 1,360,301 Honolulu1 337,256 Hilo1 Kailua1 Kapolei1 Kaneohe1
 Idaho 1,567,582 Boise 205,671 Meridian Nampa Idaho Falls Pocatello
 Illinois 12,830,632 Chicago 2,695,598 Aurora Rockford Joliet Naperville Springfield (6)
 Indiana 6,483,802 Indianapolis 820,445 Fort Wayne Evansville South Bend Carmel
 Iowa 3,134,693 Des Moines 215,472 Cedar Rapids Davenport Sioux City Iowa City
 Kansas 2,853,118 Wichita 382,368 Overland Park Kansas City Olathe Topeka
 Kentucky 4,339,367 Louisville 597,337 Lexington Bowling Green Owensboro Covington Frankfort (13)
 Louisiana 4,533,372 New Orleans 343,829 Baton Rouge Shreveport Lafayette Lake Charles
 Maine 1,328,361 Portland 66,194 Lewiston Bangor South Portland Auburn Augusta (9)
 Maryland 5,773,552 Baltimore 620,961 Frederick Rockville Gaithersburg Bowie Annapolis (7)
 Massachusetts 6,547,629 Boston 617,594 Worcester Springfield Lowell Cambridge
 Michigan 9,883,640 Detroit 713,777 Grand Rapids Warren Sterling Heights Ann Arbor Lansing (6)
 Minnesota 5,303,925 Minneapolis 382,578 Saint Paul Rochester Bloomington Duluth
 Mississippi 2,967,297 Jackson 173,514 Gulfport Southaven Hattiesburg Biloxi
 Missouri 5,988,927 Kansas City 459,787 Saint Louis Springfield Independence Columbia Jefferson City (15)
 Montana 989,415 Billings 104,170 Missoula Great Falls Bozeman Butte Helena (6)
 Nebraska 1,826,341 Omaha 408,958 Lincoln Bellevue Grand Island Kearney
 Nevada 2,700,551 Las Vegas 583,756 Henderson Reno North Las Vegas Sparks Carson City (6)
 New Hampshire 1,316,470 Manchester 109,565 Nashua Concord Derry Rochester
 New Jersey 8,791,894 Newark 277,140 Jersey City Paterson Elizabeth Edison Trenton (6)
 New Mexico 2,059,179 Albuquerque 545,852 Las Cruces Rio Rancho Santa Fe Roswell
 New York 19,378,102 New York City 8,175,133 Buffalo Rochester Yonkers Syracuse Albany (6)
 North Carolina 9,535,483 Charlotte 731,424 Raleigh Greensboro Durham Winston-Salem
  North Dakota 672,591 Fargo 105,549 Bismarck Grand Forks Minot West Fargo
 Ohio 11,536,504 Columbus 787,033 Cleveland Cincinnati Toledo Akron
 Oklahoma 3,751,351 Oklahoma City 579,999 Tulsa Norman Broken Arrow Lawton
 Oregon 3,831,074 Portland 583,776 Salem Eugene Gresham Hillsboro
 Pennsylvania 12,702,379 Philadelphia 1,526,006 Pittsburgh Allentown Erie Reading Harrisburg (9)
 Rhode Island 1,052,567 Providence 178,042 Warwick Cranston Pawtucket East Providence
 South Carolina 4,625,364 Charleston 129,272 Columbia North Charleston Mount Pleasant Rock Hill
 South Dakota 814,180 Sioux Falls 153,888 Rapid City Aberdeen Brookings Watertown Pierre (8)
 Tennessee 6,346,105 Nashville 660,388 Memphis Knoxville Chattanooga Clarksville
 Texas 25,145,561 Houston 2,099,451 San Antonio Dallas Austin Fort Worth
 Utah 2,763,885 Salt Lake City 186,440 West Valley City Provo West Jordan Orem
 Vermont 625,741 Burlington 42,417 Essex South Burlington Rutland Barre Montpelier (17)
 Virginia 8,001,024 Virginia Beach 437,994 Norfolk Chesapeake Richmond Newport News
 Washington 6,724,540 Seattle 608,660 Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Bellevue Olympia (24)
 West Virginia 1,852,994 Charleston 51,400 Huntington Morgantown Parkersburg Wheeling
 Wisconsin 5,686,986 Milwaukee 594,833 Madison Green Bay Kenosha Racine
 Wyoming 563,626 Cheyenne 59,466 Casper Laramie Gillette Rock Springs

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.

Though Maryland has a number of incorporated places, most major population centers are census-designated places. For a list of incorporated places, see List of incorporated places in Maryland.

See also


  1. ^ Staff, Website Services & Coordination. "US Census Bureau 2010 Census Interactive Population Map". Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Alabama – Place. GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
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