Top 50 Cities in the U.S. by Population, 2006

The table below lists the largest 50 U.S. cities based on population, as of 2006.

Rank City State Population
1. New York New York 8,214,426
2. Los Angeles California 3,849,378
3. Chicago Illinois 2,833,321
4. Houston Texas 2,144,491
5. Phoenix Arizona 1,512,986
6. Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,448,394
7. San Antonio Texas 1,296,682
8. San Diego California 1,256,951
9. Dallas Texas 1,232,940
10. San Jose City California 929,936
11. Detroit Michigan 871,121
12. Jacksonville Florida 794,555
13. Indianapolis Indiana 785,597
14. San Francisco California 744,041
15. Columbus Ohio 733,203
16. Austin Texas 709,893
17. Memphis Tennessee 670,902
18. Fort Worth Texas 653,320
19. Baltimore Maryland 631,366
20. Charlotte North Carolina 630,478
21. El Paso Texas 609,415
22. Boston Massachusetts 590,763
23. Seattle Washington 582,454
24. Washington D.C. 581,530
25. Milwaukee Wisconsin 573,358
26. Denver Colorado 566,974
27. Louisville/Jefferson County Kentucky 554,496
28. Las Vegas Nevada 552,539
29. Nashville—Davidson Tennessee 552,120
30. Oklahoma City Oklahoma 537,734
31. Portland Oregon 537,081
32. Tucson Arizona 518,956
33. Albuquerque New Mexico 504,949
34. Atlanta Georgia 486,411
35. Long Beach California 472,494
36. Fresno California 466,714
37. Sacramento California 453,781
38. Mesa Arizona 447,541
39. Kansas City Missouri 447,306
40. Cleveland Ohio 444,313
41. Virginia Beach Virginia 435,619
42. Omaha Nebraska 419,545
43. Miami Florida 404,048
44. Oakland California 397,067
45. Tulsa Oklahoma 382,872
46. Honolulu Hawaii 377,357
47. Minneapolis Minnesota 372,833
48. Colorado Springs Colorado 372,437
49. Arlington Texas 367,197
50. Wichita Kansas 357,698
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
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Top 50 Cities in the U.S. by Population, 2006

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