Biggest Cities in the US

Also one of the largest countries in the world by size, the United States is home to some big cities. Of the biggest cities in the US, ten have populations of more than one million, and the top four each have more than two million inhabitants.

In this post, we’ll look at the 30 largest cities in the US. We’ll see where they’re located, how many people live there, and learn what makes each of them unique.

Where are the biggest US cities?

The biggest cities in the US are located all over the country, as can be seen in the map below. Many of the largest cities are located near the country’s coastlines, and fewer are located near the center of the country.

US Map with cities (click to enlarge):

A map of the United States showing state boundaries and major cities.
US Map with cities

Interactive Heat Map: Top 30 Cities

The interactive map below highlights the locations of the 30 biggest cities in the US.

30 Biggest Cities in the US

Let’s take a look at the 30 largest cities in the US by population, starting with a Mid-Atlantic city near the nation’s capital.

30. Baltimore, Maryland

An image of the Baltimore, Maryland skyline during sunset with reflections on the water.
Inner Harbor in Baltimore

2021 Population Estimate: 569,330

Annapolis is the capital city of Maryland, but Baltimore is the most populous in the state. The area has been inhabited for thousands of years, although it was used primarily as hunting grounds by the indigenous Susquehannock people when Europeans arrived in the 17th century. Baltimore played an important role in the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

Various neighborhoods in Baltimore have struggled with poverty in recent history, but the city has a diverse economy supported by manufacturing and financial services as well as activities at the Port of Baltimore. The city’s Inner Harbor is an area with a variety of restaurants, shops, and attractions like the Maryland Science Center and the Baltimore Aquarium.

29. Memphis, Tennessee

A vibrant night scene on a street in Memphis, Tennessee, with neon signs, people walking, and buildings lining the sides.
Beale Street in Memphis

2021 Population Estimate: 576,498

Only smaller than Nashville, Memphis is the second-largest city in Tennessee. The city is located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the state and has been a site of human settlements for thousands of years. It was incorporated as a US city in 1826 and was named after Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt.

In modern history, the city has played an important role in the American Civil Rights Movement and was where the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. took place. It is the home of the National Civil Rights Museum. The city also has a strong music culture, and Beale Street hosts many music venues.

28. Louisville, Kentucky

A picture of Louisville, Kentucky, showcasing a bridge leading to the city skyline under a partly cloudy sky.
The Big Four Bridge and Louisville

2021 Population Estimate: 628,127

Louisville is the largest city in the state of Kentucky and the 28th-most populous city in the United States. It’s located in the northern, central part of the state near the border with Indiana and the Ohio River. The city was founded in 1778 and was named after King Louis XVI of France.

The Kentucky Derby, one of the most famous horse races in the world, takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The city is also home to the University of Kentucky and the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.

27. Detroit, Michigan

A hazy skyline view of Detroit, Michigan, featuring various buildings and skyscrapers under a light sky.
Downtown Detroit

2021 Population Estimate: 628,594

The largest state in Michigan and the largest on the US-Canada border is Detroit. It’s famous for the contributions it’s made to music, the arts, design, and the automotive industry in the US, making it a major cultural center in the country. It’s also given rise to the Motown and techno genres of music.

Detroit experienced economic hardship and population decline due to a loss of jobs in the auto industry and eventually filed for bankruptcy in 2013. The city has since been in the process of improving its economy and was named among the World’s Greatest Places 2022 by Time Magazine.

26. Portland, Oregon

Aerial view of downtown Portland, Oregon at dusk with buildings, a neon sign reading "Portland Oregon Old Town," and a colorful sky.
Old Town in Portland

2021 Population Estimate: 632,464

Portland has a population of more than 630,000, which makes it the 26th-largest city in the US. It’s also the largest city in Oregon and the second-largest largest in the Pacific Northwest. Portland is located just below the Columbia River and the Washington-Oregon state border.

Portland was named after the same city in Maine, and today has a reputation for progressive political values and a strong counterculture. The climate in Portland is ideal for growing roses, which has earned it the nickname, “City of Roses.”

25. Las Vegas, Nevada

A nighttime view of the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, showcasing illuminated hotels, a large observation wheel, and a fountain show in the foreground.
The Las Vegas Strip

2021 Population Estimate: 641,162

Las Vegas, Nevada is a city with an international reputation, known for the many casinos, resorts, and neon lights that line the famous Las Vegas Strip. The city is the largest in Nevada and is often just referred to as “Vegas.” It’s among the largest cities in the Southwestern US and is the financial, cultural, and commercial center for Nevada.

The city is located in a basin of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountains. Its location lends Las Vegas a subtropical hot desert climate, meaning long, hot summers and short, mild winters. There are only roughly 26 rainy days each year.

24. Boston, Massachusetts

Aerial view of Boston, Massachusetts, showcasing the city skyline with buildings, greenery, and a river with boats.
Downtown Boston

2021 Population Estimate: 646,790

Located in the Northeastern US in New England, Boston is the 24th-largest city in the US. It’s also the capital city of Massachusetts and the largest in the state. The city played an important historical role in the founding of the United States as the site of the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. 

Today, Boston is the financial and cultural hub of New England. Leading universities Harvard and MIT are located in the city, contributing to its role as a center for scientific research. The city is also an important hub for LGBTQ+ culture and activism.

23. Washington D.C.

Aerial view of Washington DC with the Capitol building in the distance, streets, and buildings in the foreground under a partly cloudy sky.
Constitution Avenue and the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

2021 Population Estimate: 654,776

Washington D.C. is the 23rd-most populous city in the US. It’s also the capital city of the United States and the country’s only federal district. The city is situated on the east bank of the Potomac River next to Virginia and was named after George Washington, the first president of the US.

As the capital of the US, Washington D.C. is an important world political capital. It’s also one of the most visited cities in the US, receiving upwards of 20 million visitors in 2019, though it is recovering from lower numbers during the pandemic.

22. El Paso, Texas

A cityscape of El Paso, Texas, with diverse buildings under a clear sky at sunrise or sunset.
Downtown El Paso

2021 Population Estimate: 670,050

Texas is such a large state that six of its cities have made it onto this list of the largest cities in the US. El Paso is the sixth-largest city in Texas and the 22nd-largest in the US. It’s located on the US-Mexico border just across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juárez, the largest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

More than 80% of El Paso’s population is Hispanic, which makes it the second-largest Hispanic majority city in the US after San Antonio, Texas. The city also ranks among the safest large cities in the US due to its relatively low crime rate.

21. Nashville, Tennessee

Aerial view of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, with a clear sky, showcasing the city's skyline and buildings, including a stadium in the foreground.
Nissan Stadium and downtown Nashville

2021 Population Estimate: 678,851

The capital and most populous city of Tennessee is Nashville. Often referred to as “Music City,” Nashville is a major center for the music industry in the US, especially country music. The city was founded in 1779 and was named after Francis Nash, a general during the American Revolutionary War.

In addition to its reputation as a music city, Nashville is known for the many educational institutions located in the city such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, and Belmont University, among others. The largest economic sector in the city is the healthcare industry.

20. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aerial view of downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, featuring skyscrapers, other buildings, and roads under a partly cloudy sky.
Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City

2021 Population Estimate: 687,725

Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma, its biggest city, and among the 20 biggest cities in the US. The city’s cowboy culture and the Native American history in the area are two things it’s known for. The name of the city and the state comes from the Choctaw words okla, which translates to “people,” and humma, which translates to “red.” 

Economically, Oklahoma City is strong. The city’s location in the middle of an oil field makes the production of oil, gas, and petroleum products its biggest industry. It’s also got one of the world’s largest cattle markets. The city also features a number of museums and theaters.

19. Denver, Colorado

Aerial view of downtown Denver, Colorado, showcasing a mix of modern high-rise buildings and traditional architecture under a partly cloudy sky.
Downtown Denver

2021 Population Estimate: 711,463

The capital and largest city of Colorado is Denver. The city’s elevation of exactly one mile (1,609 m) above sea level has earned it the nickname the “Mile High City.” The city is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and the nearby Rocky Mountains as well as museums, art galleries, and live music venues. The city is also known for its robust craft beer scene.

Denver was incorporated as a city in 1861, though it had been previously inhabited by indigenous peoples such as the Apaches, Utes, Arapahoes, Cheyennes, and Comanches. The city was named after Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver, and it became the capital of the Colorado Territory in 1867 before it was admitted to the Union in 1876.

18. Seattle, Washington

A view of Seattle, Washington, at dusk with the Space Needle prominent against a backdrop of city buildings and Mount Rainier in the distance.
The Space Needle and Mt. Rainier in Seattle

2021 Population Estimate: 733,919

Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington and the largest in the Pacific Northwest region of the US. It’s also one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities and is becoming more racially diverse. The city is located next to Puget Sound and offers easy access to many outdoor activities like hiking, boating, and snow sports.

There are a number of large companies that originated in or are based in Seattle, such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks. The city was also where bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam developed the grunge music genre.

17. San Francisco, California

A row of Victorian houses in San Francisco, California, with a clear blue sky and some city buildings in the background.
The Painted Ladies houses in San Fransisco

2021 Population Estimate: 815,201

Located in Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area is San Francisco, the fourth-largest city in California by population. The city was officially incorporated in 1850 and its name is Spanish for “Saint Francis.” Among the city’s many nicknames are “SF,” “San Fran,” “Frisco,” “The Golden City,” or even just “The City.”

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is iconic, and Alamo Square Park is another popular tourist destination. The city is known for its high cost of living and for hosting the headquarters of major companies like Wells Fargo, Uber, and Twitter.

16. Charlotte, North Carolina

Aerial view of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, showcasing skyscrapers and urban landscape under a clear blue sky.
Downtown Charlotte

2021 Population Estimate: 879,709

The largest city in North Carolina and the seventh-largest in the Southern US is Charlotte. It is located in the southern part of the state, near the border with South Carolina and was incorporated in 1768. The city was named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz of Germany, who married King George III in 1761.

Charlotte is the second-largest banking center in the US, hosting the headquarters of several large financial institutions and functioning as an employment center for other large banks. The city is also a center for motorsports in the US and is the home of the country’s only Formula One team, HaasF1.

15. Indianapolis, Indiana

A nighttime cityscape of Indianapolis, Indiana, featuring illuminated buildings and streets with a hazy sky.
Downtown Indianapolis

2021 Population Estimate: 882,039

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the state of Indiana. It’s located in the center of the state and has a population of around 880,000, making it the 15th-biggest city in the US. The city’s location along major highways makes it an important transportation hub in the American Midwest and has lent it the nickname, “Crossroads of America.”

The area of Indianapolis had been inhabited for more than ten thousand years when European settlers arrived, and it was inhabited by the Lenape when the land was relinquished to the US in 1818. Indianapolis was founded in 1821.

14. Columbus, Ohio

Aerial view of downtown Columbus, Ohio, with buildings and a river, in winter with snow cover.
The Scioto River in Columbus

2021 Population Estimate: 906,528

The city of Columbus in Ohio is the state’s capital and most populous city. The Scioto River runs through the city, along which there are a number of parks with trails and fountains. There are a total of more than 370 parks around Columbus, including the Columbus Park of Roses, which is a 13-acre rose garden.

The economy of Columbus is diverse and based on a number of industries such as education, insurance, banking, fashion, aviation, and logistics, among others. This diversification allowed the city to fare better than others during the Great Recession between 2007 and 2009.

13. Fort Worth, Texas

A view of downtown Fort Worth, Texas, featuring a mix of historic and modern buildings under an overcast sky.
Downtown Fort Worth

2021 Population Estimate: 935,508

Fort Worth is the 13th-largest city in the US and the 5th-largest in the state of Texas. It is situated adjacent to Dallas in north central Texas and was founded as a US fort in 1849. It was historically an important center for the Texas Longhorn cattle trade, an activity that earned it the nickname, “Cowtown.”

The cultural aspects of Fort Worth, Texas are largely based on the city’s Frontier Western heritage. The Stockyards historic district is one of the main attractions in the city, and the world’s first indoor rodeo, the Cowtown Coliseum, is located here.

12. Jacksonville, Florida

A view of the Jacksonville, Florida skyline with buildings reflected in the water, a bridge to the right, and a clear sky with clouds above.
Downtown Jacksonville

2021 Population Estimate: 954,614

It isn’t the state’s capital, but Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida by population. It’s located in the northeastern corner of the state near the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida-Georgia state border. The area was originally inhabited by the Timucuna people, becoming a French settlement in the mid-16th century before becoming US territory in 1822. The city is named after former US President Andrew Jackson.

Some key contributors to the Jacksonville economy are the Port of Jacksonville, the banking and insurance industries, and tourism. Golf tourism is one of the biggest industries in the city and the larger northeastern region of Florida.

11. Austin, Texas

A cityscape of Austin, Texas, with modern high-rise buildings during twilight, and people relaxing on a grassy park in the foreground.
Butler Metro Park in Austin

2021 Population Estimate: 964,177

Austin may be the fourth-largest city in Texas, but it’s also the state capital. Austin is located just southeast of the center of Texas and is known for being a little bit different than the rest of the state. Specifically, it’s more politically liberal and more culturally diverse than the rest of Texas. It’s also famous for its music scene and has been called the “Live Music Capital of the World.”

In addition to the live music and liberal politics in Austin, it’s known for the many parks and green spaces that dot the city as well as the easy access it offers to outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and swimming.

10. San Jose, California

Aerial shot of San Jose, California, displaying a blend of residential and commercial structures with mountains behind.
Downtown San Jose in California

2021 Population Estimate: 983,489

Silicon Valley is a region in California that is famous worldwide for its role as a global center for high technology, and the city at the heart of this region is San Jose. The city is the third-largest in California and makes the top ten biggest cities in the US with a population of around 983,489.

In addition to its reputation as a center for high-tech industries, San Jose is also known for its cultural diversity and warm, mild climate. The area of the city was inhabited by the Tamien nation before the arrival of the Spanish and the founding of San Jose in 1777.

9. Dallas, Texas

Aerial view of downtown Dallas, Texas with skyscrapers and a highway running through the city on a clear day.
Downtown Dallas

2021 Population Estimate: 1,288,457

Dallas is the first city on this list with a population of more than one million, and it’s the third-largest in Texas. The city is located next to Fort Worth, and these two cities make up the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which was home to almost 7.5 million people in 2017.

The city of Dallas is located in North Texas, an area that was inhabited by indigenous tribes such as the Caddo, Tawakoni, Wichita, Kickapoo, and Comanche. Beginning in the 18th century, the area was controlled by Spain, France, Mexico, and The Republic of Texas before it was formally incorporated as a US city in 1856.

8. San Diego, California

Aerial view of downtown San Diego, California during sunset with buildings, marina, and water visible.
Downtown San Diego

2021 Population Estimate: 1,381,611

San Diego is one of four Californian cities on this list and is the eighth-largest in the US with a population of around 1,381,611. The city is located just north of California’s border with Mexico on the Pacific coast. Sandy beaches, a warm climate, and plenty of parks are some of the things San Diego is known for.

There are a number of popular cultural attractions in San Diego, especially museums. It’s where you’ll find museums like the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, among others.

7. San Antonio, Texas

A scenic view of the San Antonio Riverwalk in Texas, featuring a calm river flanked by walkways, trees, and buildings under a clear blue sky.
San Antonio River Walk

2021 Population Estimate: 1,451,853

San Antonio is located in south central Texas and is a major US city. Some of the things it is known for are its iconic River Walk, Hispanic culture, and the Alamo, which is the top tourist attraction in Texas. San Antonio also has a thriving food scene and was named a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2017.

The economy of San Antonio is diversified, and some of the major industries are health care, the military, oil and gas, and tourism. More than 20 million tourists visit the city each year, with the Alamo and the River Walk acting as major attractions.

6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A city street in Philadelphia leads to a historic clock tower, surrounded by skyscrapers and a statue under a cloudy sky.
Philadelphia City Hall as seen from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

2021 Population Estimate: 1,576,251

Also called Philly or the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth-largest in the US. The city is famous for a number of reasons, including its role in early US history. The city was founded by an English Quaker in 1682 and became a regular meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Other Philadelphia claims to fame include Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, the setting of the movie Rocky, and the Liberty Bell. The city was also established as the first national capital in 1774.

5. Phoenix, Arizona

Aerial view of Phoenix, Arizona during sunset with buildings and landscape bathed in warm light.
Pheonix, Arizona

2021 Population Estimate: 1,624,569

Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona, and as the capital of the state, it’s also the largest capital city in the US. The city’s location in the Sonoran Desert gives it a hot desert climate that doesn’t see much precipitation, although the canal system developed by the indigenous Hohokam people made it possible for large farming communities to thrive here.

The warm weather in Phoenix makes it a popular tourist destination, especially during winter months, when tourists enjoy the city’s many resorts and golf courses. The city is also home to one of the largest zoos in the US.

4. Houston, Texas

A picturesque view of Houston, Texas, with a river, lush greenery, city skyline, and a blue sky with clouds.
Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston

2021 Population Estimate: 2,288,250

The biggest city in the state of Texas is Houston, which is located in southeastern Texas, about 50 miles (80 km) from the Gulf of Mexico. Houston is known for its diverse population, the Houston Space Center, and annual festivals like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Bayou City Art Festival.

The major economic industries in Houston are oil and natural gas, biomedical research, and aeronautics. Other contributors to the city’s economy are major technology companies and the Houston Ship Channel.

3. Chicago, Illinois

Aerial view of downtown Chicago, Illinois, showcasing the dense arrangement of skyscrapers and buildings at dusk with a colorful sky.
Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan

2021 Population Estimate: 2,696,555

Chicago is located on the banks of Lake Michigan in Illinois and is the third-biggest city in the US. Also known as the “Windy City,” Chicago is famous for its cuisine — namely, Chicago-style pizza and hot dogs — its storied music scene, and its history of 1920s gangsters like Al Capone.

Tourism in Chicago is popular, and one of the biggest attractions is Millenium Park, which consists of 25 acres of land and a variety of free cultural events. The city also has hundreds of miles of bicycle paths and 600 parks.

2. Los Angeles, California

Aerial view of a stadium in the foreground with the Los Angeles city skyline in the background during sunset.
Dodger Stadium and downtown Los Angeles

2021 Population Estimate: 3,849,297

The city with the second-highest population in the US is Los Angeles, also known as “LA,” in California. The city is located in the southern part of the state, which makes for a warm climate with sunny days all year. LA is famous around the world for the Hollywood film industry and for its attractive beaches.

The name Los Angeles comes from the Spanish for “The Angeles,” and this is why the city is sometimes referred to as the “City of Angels.” There is a diverse group of ethnicities that make up the city’s population, reflected in its ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Armenia, Little Tokyo, and several others.

1. New York City, New York

Aerial view of Manhattan, New York City, showcasing the dense skyline with numerous skyscrapers and the surrounding waterways.
Manhattan in New York City

2021 Population Estimate: 8,467,513

In addition to being the biggest city in the US, New York City is one of the most famous cities in the world. The towering skyscrapers, the neon lights of Times Square, and the city’s reputation for high activity at all times of day and night have earned it its international reputation. 

There are more than 8.4 million people living in New York City, which makes it more than twice as big as Los Angeles, the next biggest US city. New York receives millions of tourists from all over the world thanks to attractions like the Museum of Modern Art, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, and much more.

List of All Cities With Over 100,000 Inhabitants

There are 328 cities in the US with a population of over 100,000.

1New York, New York8,467,513
2Los Angeles, California3,849,297
3Chicago, Illinois2,696,555
4Houston, Texas2,288,250
5Phoenix, Arizona1,624,569
6Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,576,251
7San Antonio, Texas1,451,853
8San Diego, California1,381,611
9Dallas, Texas1,288,457
10San Jose, California983,489
11Austin, Texas964,177
12Jacksonville, Florida954,614
13Fort Worth, Texas935,508
14Columbus, Ohio906,528
15Indianapolis, Indiana882,039
16Charlotte, North Carolina879,709
17San Francisco, California815,201
18Seattle, Washington733,919
19Denver, Colorado711,463
20Oklahoma, Oklahoma687,725
21Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee678,851
22El Paso, Texas678,415
23Washington, District of Columbia670,050
24Boston, Massachusetts654,776
25Las Vegas, Nevada646,790
26Portland, Oregon641,162
27Detroit, Michigan632,464
28Louisville/Jefferson, Kentucky628,594
29Memphis, Tennessee628,127
30Baltimore, Maryland576,498
31Milwaukee, Wisconsin569,330
32Albuquerque, New Mexico562,599
33Fresno, California544,510
34Tucson, Arizona543,242
35Sacramento, California525,041
36Mesa, Arizona509,475
37Kansas, Missouri508,394
38Atlanta, Georgia496,461
39Omaha, Nebraska487,300
40Colorado Springs, Colorado483,956
41Raleigh, North Carolina469,124
42Virginia Beach, Virginia457,672
43Long Beach, California456,062
44Miami, Florida439,890
45Oakland, California433,823
46Minneapolis, Minnesota425,336
47Tulsa, Oklahoma411,401
48Bakersfield, California407,615
49Wichita, Kansas395,699
50Arlington, Texas392,786
51Aurora, Colorado389,347
52Tampa, Florida387,050
53New Orleans, Louisiana376,971
54Cleveland, Ohio367,991
55Anaheim, California345,940
56Urban Honolulu CDP, Hawaii345,510
57Henderson, Nevada322,178
58Stockton, California322,120
59Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky321,793
60Corpus Christi, Texas317,773
61Riverside, California317,261
62Santa Ana, California309,441
63Orlando, Florida309,154
64Irvine, California309,031
65Cincinnati, Ohio308,935
66Newark, New Jersey307,220
67St. Paul, Minnesota307,193
68Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania300,431
69Greensboro, North Carolina298,263
70St. Louis, Missouri293,310
71Lincoln, Nebraska292,657
72Plano, Texas288,253
73Anchorage, Alaska288,121
74Durham, North Carolina285,527
75Jersey, New Jersey283,927
76Chandler, Arizona279,458
77Chula Vista, California277,220
78Buffalo, New York276,807
79North Las Vegas, Nevada274,133
80Gilbert town, Arizona273,136
81Madison, Wisconsin269,196
82Reno, Nevada268,851
83Toledo, Ohio268,508
84Fort Wayne, Indiana265,974
85Lubbock, Texas260,993
86St. Petersburg, Florida258,201
87Laredo, Texas256,153
88Irving, Texas254,198
89Chesapeake, Virginia251,269
90Winston-Salem, North Carolina250,320
91Glendale, Arizona249,630
92Scottsdale, Arizona242,753
93Garland, Texas242,035
94Boise, Idaho237,446
95Norfolk, Virginia235,089
96Spokane, Washington229,071
97Fremont, California227,514
98Richmond, Virginia226,604
99Santa Clarita, California224,593
100San Bernardino, California222,203
101Baton Rouge, Louisiana222,185
102Hialeah, Florida220,490
103Tacoma, Washington219,205
104Modesto, California218,771
105Port St. Lucie, Florida217,523
106Huntsville, Alabama216,963
107Des Moines, Iowa212,031
108Moreno Valley, California211,600
109Fontana, California210,761
110Frisco, Texas210,719
111Rochester, New York210,606
112Yonkers, New York209,530
113Fayetteville, North Carolina208,778
114Worcester, Massachusetts205,918
115Columbus, Georgia205,617
116Cape Coral, Florida204,510
117McKinney, Texas202,690
118Little Rock, Arkansas201,998
119Oxnard, California201,879
120Amarillo, Texas201,234
121Augusta-Richmond, Georgia201,196
122Salt Lake, Utah200,478
123Montgomery, Alabama198,665
124Birmingham, Alabama197,575
125Grand Rapids, Michigan197,416
126Grand Prairie, Texas197,347
127Overland Park, Kansas197,106
128Tallahassee, Florida197,102
129Huntington Beach, California196,652
130Sioux Falls, South Dakota196,528
131Peoria, Arizona194,917
132Knoxville, Tennessee192,648
133Glendale, California192,366
134Vancouver, Washington192,169
135Providence, Rhode Island189,692
136Akron, Ohio189,347
137Brownsville, Texas187,831
138Mobile, Alabama184,952
139Newport News, Virginia184,587
140Tempe, Arizona184,118
141Shreveport, Louisiana184,021
142Chattanooga, Tennessee182,113
143Fort Lauderdale, Florida181,668
144Aurora, Illinois179,266
145Elk Grove, California178,997
146Ontario, California177,963
147Salem, Oregon177,723
148Cary town, North Carolina176,987
149Santa Rosa, California176,938
150Rancho Cucamonga, California175,142
151Eugene, Oregon175,096
152Oceanside, California172,982
153Clarksville, Tennessee170,957
154Garden Grove, California170,488
155Lancaster, California170,150
156Springfield, Missouri169,724
157Pembroke Pines, Florida169,391
158Fort Collins, Colorado168,538
159Palmdale, California165,761
160Salinas, California162,791
161Hayward, California159,827
162Corona, California159,743
163Paterson, New Jersey157,794
164Murfreesboro, Tennessee157,519
165Macon-Bibb County, Georgia156,762
166Lakewood, Colorado156,605
167Killeen, Texas156,261
168Springfield, Massachusetts154,789
169Alexandria, Virginia154,706
170Kansas, Kansas154,545
171Sunnyvale, California152,258
172Hollywood, Florida152,131
173Roseville, California151,901
174Charleston, South Carolina151,612
175Escondido, California150,665
176Joliet, Illinois150,372
177Jackson, Mississippi149,761
178Bellevue, Washington149,440
179Surprise, Arizona149,191
180Naperville, Illinois149,104
181Pasadena, Texas148,626
182Pomona, California148,338
183Bridgeport, Connecticut148,333
184Denton, Texas148,146
185Rockford, Illinois147,711
186Mesquite, Texas147,691
187Savannah, Georgia147,088
188Syracuse, New York146,103
189McAllen, Texas143,920
190Torrance, California143,600
191Olathe, Kansas143,014
192Visalia, California142,978
193Thornton, Colorado142,610
194Fullerton, California141,874
195Gainesville, Florida140,398
196Waco, Texas139,594
197West Valley, Utah139,110
198Warren, Michigan138,130
199Hampton, Virginia137,746
200Dayton, Ohio137,571
201Columbia, South Carolina137,541
202Orange, California137,264
203Cedar Rapids, Iowa136,467
204Stamford, Connecticut136,309
205Victorville, California135,950
206Pasadena, California135,732
207Elizabeth, New Jersey135,407
208New Haven, Connecticut135,081
209Miramar, Florida135,077
210Kent, Washington134,835
211Sterling Heights, Michigan133,269
212Carrollton, Texas133,251
213Coral Springs, Florida132,822
214Midland, Texas131,325
215Norman, Oklahoma128,097
216Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), Georgia127,358
217Santa Clara, California127,151
218Columbia, Missouri126,853
219Fargo, North Dakota126,748
220Pearland, Texas125,990
221Simi Valley, California125,975
222Meridian, Idaho125,963
222Topeka, Kansas125,963
224Allentown, Pennsylvania125,944
225Thousand Oaks, California125,754
226Abilene, Texas125,070
227Vallejo, California124,886
228Concord, California124,074
229Round Rock, Texas123,876
230Arvada, Colorado123,436
231Clovis, California122,989
232Palm Bay, Florida122,942
233Independence, Missouri122,088
234Lafayette, Louisiana121,771
235Ann Arbor, Michigan121,536
236Rochester, Minnesota121,465
237Hartford, Connecticut120,576
238College Station, Texas120,019
239Fairfield, California119,705
240Wilmington, North Carolina117,643
241North Charleston, South Carolina117,472
242Billings, Montana117,445
243West Palm Beach, Florida117,286
244Berkeley, California117,145
245Cambridge, Massachusetts117,090
246Clearwater, Florida116,674
247West Jordan, Utah116,541
248Evansville, Indiana116,486
249Richardson, Texas116,382
250Broken Arrow, Oklahoma116,330
251Richmond, California115,639
252League, Texas115,595
253Manchester, New Hampshire115,462
254Lakeland, Florida115,425
255Carlsbad, California115,302
256Antioch, California114,794
257Westminster, Colorado114,561
258High Point, North Carolina114,086
259Provo, Utah114,084
260Lowell, Massachusetts113,994
261Elgin, Illinois113,911
262Waterbury, Connecticut113,811
263Springfield, Illinois113,394
264Gresham, Oregon113,103
265Murrieta, California112,991
266Lewisville, Texas112,944
267Las Cruces, New Mexico112,914
268Lansing, Michigan112,684
269Beaumont, Texas112,556
270Odessa, Texas112,483
271Pueblo, Colorado112,368
272Peoria, Illinois111,666
273Downey, California111,645
274Pompano Beach, Florida111,348
275Miami Gardens, Florida110,867
276Temecula, California110,846
277Everett, Washington110,812
278Costa Mesa, California110,750
279San Buenaventura (Ventura), California109,925
280Sparks, Nevada109,796
281Santa Maria, California109,711
282Sugar Land, Texas109,373
283Greeley, Colorado109,323
284South Fulton, Georgia108,575
285Dearborn, Michigan108,420
286Concord, North Carolina107,697
287Tyler, Texas107,192
288Sandy Springs, Georgia107,180
289West Covina, California107,017
290Green Bay, Wisconsin107,015
291Centennial, Colorado106,966
292Jurupa Valley, California106,941
293El Monte, California106,907
294Allen, Texas106,874
295Hillsboro, Oregon106,633
296Menifee, California106,401
297Nampa, Idaho106,186
298Spokane Valley, Washington105,905
299Rio Rancho, New Mexico105,834
300Brockton, Massachusetts105,446
301El Cajon, California105,432
302Burbank, California105,401
303Inglewood, California105,181
304Renton, Washington105,179
305Davie town, Florida104,882
306Rialto, California104,394
307Boulder, Colorado104,175
308South Bend, Indiana103,353
309Vacaville, California103,078
310Wichita Falls, Texas102,988
311Lee's Summit, Missouri102,781
312Edinburg, Texas102,483
313Chico, California102,338
314San Mateo, California102,200
315Bend, Oregon102,059
316Goodyear, Arizona101,733
317Buckeye, Arizona101,315
318Daly, California101,243
319Fishers, Indiana101,171
320Quincy, Massachusetts101,119
321Davenport, Iowa101,009
322Hesperia, California100,971
323New Bedford, Massachusetts100,941
324Lynn, Massachusetts100,843
325Carmel, Indiana100,777
326Longmont, Colorado100,758
327Tuscaloosa, Alabama100,618
328Norwalk, California100,373

Data source: City and Town Population Totals 2021, US Census Bureau.