Place State 2012 Population
1 New York ‐ city New York 8,336,697
2 Los Angeles ‐ city California 3,857,799
3 Chicago ‐ city Illinois 2,714,856
4 Houston ‐ city Texas 2,160,821
5 Philadelphia ‐ city Pennsylvania 1,547,607
6 Phoenix ‐ city Arizona 1,488,750

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7 San Antonio ‐ city Texas 1,382,951
8 San Diego ‐ city California 1,338,348
9 Dallas ‐ city Texas 1,241,162
10 San Jose ‐ city California 982,765
11 Austin ‐ city Texas 842,592
12 Jacksonville ‐ city Florida 836,507
13 Indianapolis ‐ city Indiana 834,852
14 San Francisco ‐ city California 825,863
15 Columbus ‐ city Ohio 809,798

Census Facts

When was the first US Census? 1790
When was the most recent US Census? 2010 - more details
16 Fort Worth ‐ city Texas 777,992
17 Charlotte ‐ city North Carolina 775,202
18 Detroit ‐ city Michigan 701,475
19 El Paso ‐ city Texas 672,538
20 Memphis ‐ city Tennessee 655,155