Largest U.S. Cities in Rank Order, by Census

This is a chart showing the ranks of highest-population cities according to the U.S. census. Every city is shown which was in the Top 30 in any year 1940 or later, or in the Top 25 any year 1910 or later, or in the Top 20 in any year 1850 or later, or in the Top 10 in any census. 'x' appears when a city was incorporated in the U.S. but did not appear in the census' top 100 list.

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New York, NY11111111111111111111111
Brooklyn, NY--332418773334      (became part of New York, NY)
Los Angeles, Calif.------xxxx57361710554333222
Chicago, Illinois-----92249542222222222333
Houston, Texas-----xxxxxx856845262114665444
Philadelphia, Penn.22223442223333333444555
Spring Garden, Penn.---5320119      (became part of Philadelphia)
North. Lib., Penn.66677811      (became part of Philadelphia)
Southwark, Penn.10788101220      (became part of Philadelphia)
Kensington, Penn.---26151512      (became part of Philadelphia)
Phoenix, Ariz.----------xxxxxx9929209966
San Antonio, Texas------xxx96817154413836251715111097
San Diego, Calif.------xxxxxxx9353433118148678
Dallas, Texas-------xxx778858423331221487889
San Jose, Calif.------xxxxxxxxxxx573117111110
Jacksonville, Fla.-----xxxxxxx9579634749612322161411
Indianapolis, IN-----x8748272427212221212023261112131212
San Francisco, Calif.------x15109891112111211121313141313
Austin, Texas-------xxxxxxxxx73675642251714
Columbus, Ohio-----703749423330282928282628282119151515
Fort Worth, Texas-------xxxxx7565484638343333292716
Charlotte, NC-----xxxxxxxxxx9170596047332217
Detroit, Mich.-----403019181815139444555671018
El Paso, Texas---------xxxx89869876464528222319
Memphis, Tenn.-----x7338325443373740363226221714181620
Baltimore, Maryl.533322246776788767710121821
Boston, Mass.344445357565579910131620202022
Seattle, Wash.--------xx70482120202219192223212423
Washington, DC-3114911131814121414151614141199915192124
Nashville, Tenn.----50586354524038474556515056733025262825
Denver, Colo.--------x5026252725292424232524282526
Louisville, KY---4422161412141620182429242530313949582627
Milwaukee, Wisc.------3520191916141213121313111216171928
Portland, Ore.-------xxx61422824252729323535272929
Las Vegas, Nev.-------------xxxxxx89633230
Oklahoma City-----------x8780434245373731303031
Kansas City, MO-------x383024222019191920272627313737
Atlanta, GA-----xx99614942433133322833242729384040
Cleveland, Ohio-----67412115111076566781018233445
Oakland, Calif.-------xx5160563231302927333843354447
Minneapolis, Minn.--------x3818191818151617253234434648
New Orleans, LA--75535691012121517161516151921243352
St. Louis, MO----572488465446788101826365158
Pittsburgh, Penn.--3123171713171612131189101012162430425459
Cincinatti, Ohio--46148667889101316171718212932455562
Newark, NJ----21231911131517161415181821303646566468
Buffalo, NY-----22161011131181011131415202839505970
Norfolk, Virg.2010131624364761758388808259626048414755627478
Jersey City, NJ-----xx28171719171922233037475461677375
Rochester, NY----25192118222222242523222332384957668198
Richmond, Virg.18131212132026252425354639384445465257647796104
Providence, RI991113121417162120252023273737435671100xx130
Charleston, SC455661015222636536890xxxxxxxxx209
Albany, NY1917101199101320212940506064656994xxxx287
Salem, Mass.78910142634425472100xxxxxxxxxxx867
Newport, RI811152133496688xxxxxxxxxxxxxx1207

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