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The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the
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. As defined by the
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, an "
incorporated placeThe United States Census Bureau defines a place as a concentration of population which has a name, is locally recognized, and is not part of any other place. A place typically has a residential nucleus and a closely spaced street pattern, and it freq ...
" includes a variety of designations, including
city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. It can be defined as a ...

city
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town A town is a human settlement In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth an ...

town
,
village A village is a clustered human settlement In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena ...
,
borough A borough is an administrative division in various English language, English-speaking countries. In principle, the term ''borough'' designates a self-governing walled town, although in practice, official use of the term varies widely. History ...
, and
municipality A municipality is usually a single administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, ...
. A few exceptional
census-designated place A census-designated place (CDP) is a Place (United States Census Bureau), concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterp ...
s (CDPs) are also included in the Census Bureau's listing of incorporated places. Consolidated city-counties represent a distinct type of government that includes the entire population of a county, or county equivalent. Some consolidated city-counties, however, include multiple incorporated places. This list presents only that portion (or "balance") of such consolidated city-counties that are not a part of another incorporated place. This list refers only to the population of individual municipalities within their defined limits; the populations of other municipalities considered
suburb A suburb (or suburban area or suburbia) is a commercial Commercial may refer to: * a dose of advertising conveyed through media (such as - for example - radio or television) ** Radio advertisement ** Television advertisement * (adjective ...
s of a central city are listed separately, and unincorporated areas within
urban agglomeration An urban area, or built-up area, is a human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment. Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as city, cities, towns, conurbat ...
s are not included. Therefore, a different ranking is evident when considering U.S. metropolitan area populations.


50 states and District of Columbia

The following table lists the 326 incorporated places in the United States (excluding the
U.S. territories The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US), or America, is a country primarily located in North America North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all ...
) with a population of at least 100,000 on April 1, 2020, as enumerated by the
United States Census Bureau The United States Census Bureau (USCB), officially the Bureau of the Census, is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, ...
. Five states—
Delaware Delaware ( ) is a state in the Mid-Atlantic (United States), Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Maryland to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. The state takes i ...
,
Maine Maine () is a U.S. state, state in the New England region of the United States, bordered by New Hampshire to the west; the Gulf of Maine to the southeast; and the Provinces and territories of Canada, Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Qu ...

Maine
,
Vermont Vermont () is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper in ...

Vermont
,
West Virginia West Virginia () is a U.S. state, state in the Appalachian region, Appalachian, Mid-Atlantic (United States), Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, Southeastern regions of the United States.The United States Census Bureau, Census Burea ...
and
Wyoming Wyoming () is a U.S. state, state in the Mountain states, Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. The List of U.S. states and territories by area, 10th largest state by area, it is also the List of U.S. states and territories b ...
—have no cities with populations of 100,000 or more. The table displays: # The city rank by population as of April 1, 2020, as enumerated by the United States Census Bureau # The city name # The name of the state in which the city lies # The city population as of April 1, 2020, as enumerated by the 2020 United States Census # The city population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the
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# The city percent population change from April 1, 2010, to April 1, 2020 # The city land area as of January 1, 2020 # The city population density as of April 1, 2020 (residents per unit of land area) # The city
latitude and longitude In geography Geography (from Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is ...

latitude and longitude
coordinates


Distribution

The total 2020 enumerated population of all cities over 100,000 is 96,598,047, representing 29.14% of the United States population (excluding territories) and covering a total land area of . The mean city population is 301,765, and the mean density is .


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Puerto Rico

The following table lists the five
municipalities A municipality is usually a single administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, ...
() of
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (; abbreviated PR; tnq, Boriken, ''Borinquen''), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ( es, link=yes, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, lit=Free Associated State of Puerto Rico) is a Caribbean island and Unincorporated ...

Puerto Rico
with a population greater than 100,000 on July 1, 2020, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau. The table below contains the following information: # The municipio rank by population as of April 1, 2020, as enumerated by the United States Census Bureau # The municipio # The municipio population as of April 1, 2020, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau # The municipio population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the
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# The municipio percent population change from April 1, 2010, to April 1, 2020 # The municipio land area as of January 1, 2016 # The municipio population density as of April 1, 2020 (residents per land area) # The municipio latitude and longitude coordinates


Other U.S. territories

As of 2021, four U.S. territories (
American Samoa #REDIRECT American Samoa American Samoa ( sm, Amerika Sāmoa, ; also ' or ') is an unincorporated territory of the United States Under United States The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) ...

American Samoa
,
Guam Guam (; ch, Guåhan ) is an in the subregion of the western . It is the and territory of the United States (reckoned from the ); in , it is the largest and southernmost of the and the largest island in Micronesia. Guam's capital is , and t ...

Guam
, the
Northern Mariana Islands The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI; ch, Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas; cal, Commonwealth Téél Falúw kka Efáng llól Marianas), is an unincorporated territories of the Unit ...

Northern Mariana Islands
, and the
U.S. Virgin Islands The United States Virgin Islands, officially the Virgin Islands of the United States,Also called the ''American Virgin Islands'' are a group of Caribbean islands and an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States The U ...

U.S. Virgin Islands
) do not have any cities with at least 100,000 people; because of this, no cities for these territories are listed.CIA World Factbook
American Samoa

Guam

Northern Mariana Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands
Retrieved July 6, 2021.


Census-designated places

The following table lists U.S.
census-designated place A census-designated place (CDP) is a Place (United States Census Bureau), concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterp ...
s (CDPs) with populations of at least 100,000 according to the 2020 Census. A CDP is a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes. CDPs are delineated for each decennial census as the statistical counterparts of
incorporated placeThe United States Census Bureau defines a place as a concentration of population which has a name, is locally recognized, and is not part of any other place. A place typically has a residential nucleus and a closely spaced street pattern, and it freq ...
s such as
cities A city is a large human settlement In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live. The complexity of a settlement can range from a small number of dwellings grouped to ...

cities
,
town A town is a human settlement In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth an ...

town
s and
villages A village is a clustered human settlement or Residential community, community, larger than a hamlet (place), hamlet but smaller than a town (although the word is often used to describe both hamlets and smaller towns), with a population typ ...
. CDPs are populated areas that lack separate municipal government, but which otherwise physically resemble incorporated places. Unlike the incorporated cities in the main list, the US Census Bureau does not release annual population estimates for CDPs. The table below contains the following information: # The census-designated place # The state # The census-designated place population as of April 1, 2020, as enumerated by the 2020 United States Census # The census-designated place population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the
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# The census-designated place percent population change from April 1, 2010, to April 1, 2020 # The census-designated place land area as of January 1, 2020 # The census-designated place population density as of April 1, 2020 (residents per land area) # The census-designated place
ANSI The American National Standards Institute (ANSI ) is a private non-profit organization A nonprofit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity, not-for-profit organization, or nonprofit institution, is a legal entity organiz ...
INCITS The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), (pronounced "insights"), is an ANSI The American National Standards Institute (ANSI ) is a private non-profit organization A nonprofit organization (NPO), also k ...
446–2008 geographic code # The census-designated place latitude and longitude coordinates


Cities formerly over 100,000 people

The following table lists U.S. cities that, in past censuses, have had populations of at least 100,000 but have since decreased beneath this threshold or have been consolidated with or annexed into a neighboring city. The table below contains the following information: # Name of city # Name of state # The city population as of April 1, 2020, as enumerated by the 2020 United States Census # The city's peak population based on highest official enumeration recorded by the Census (and the year of that particular Census) # The percent decline in population from its peak Census count to the most recent Census enumeration in 2020. # Additional notes.


Locations of 50 most populous cities


See also

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Demographics of the United States The United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country in . It consists of 50 , a , five major , 326 , and some . At , it is the world's . The United S ...
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Largest cities in the United States by population by decade File:Largest cities in the United States by population by decade Visualization.png, 400px, Linear visualization of population of the United States cities only when they are among the top 10 This list tracks and ranks the population of the top 1 ...
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List of largest cities The United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and international security, security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, ...
– (world) * List of largest cities of U.S. states and territories by population *
List of United States cities by area This list ranks the top 150 U.S. cities (incorporated places) by land area. Total areas including water are also given, but when ranked by total area, a number of coastal cities appear disproportionately larger. San Francisco San Francisco ...
* List of United States cities by elevation *
List of United States cities by population density The following is a list of incorporated places in the United States with a population density of over 10,000 people per square mile. As defined by the United States Census Bureau The United States Census Bureau (USCB), officially the Bureau o ...
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Lists of populated places in the United States The following is a wikipedia:Set index articles, set–index article, providing a List of lists of lists, ''list of lists'', for the cities, towns and villages within the jurisdictional United States. It is divided, alphabetically, according to ...
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United States Census Bureau The United States Census Bureau (USCB), officially the Bureau of the Census, is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, ...
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List of U.S. states and territories by population upright=2.5, Average annual population growth rate in each District of Columbia ) , image_skyline = , image_caption = Clockwise from top left: the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, Un ...
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List of United States counties and county equivalents This article lists the 3,143 counties and county equivalents of the United States. The 50 states of the United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country C ...
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Office of Management and Budget The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP). OMB's most prominent function is to produce the president's budget, but it also examines agency programs, poli ...
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Statistical area (United States) The United States federal government The federal government of the United States (U.S. federal government) is the national government of the United States The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U ...
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Notes


References


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