City State 1840 Population
1 New York New York 312,710
2 Baltimore Maryland 102,313
3 New Orleans Louisiana 102,193
4 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 93,665
5 Boston Massachusetts 93,383
6 Cincinnati Ohio 46,338

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7 Brooklyn New York 36,233
8 Northern Liberties district Pennsylvania 34,474
9 Albany New York 33,721
10 Charleston South Carolina 29,261
11 Spring Garden district Pennsylvania 27,849
12 Southwark district Pennsylvania 27,548
13 Washington District of Columbia 23,364
14 Providence Rhode Island 23,171
15 Kensington district Pennsylvania 22,314
16 Louisville/Jefferson County Kentucky 21,210
17 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 21,115
18 Lowell Massachusetts 20,796
19 Rochester New York 20,191
20 Richmond Virginia 20,153
21 Troy New York 19,334
22 Buffalo New York 18,213
23 Newark New Jersey 17,290
24 St. Louis Missouri 16,469
25 Portland Maine 15,218
26 Salem Massachusetts 15,082
27 Moyamensing township Pennsylvania 14,573
28 New Haven Connecticut 12,960
29 Utica New York 12,782
30 Mobile Alabama 12,672
31 New Bedford Massachusetts 12,087
32 Charlestown Massachusetts 11,484
33 Savannah Georgia 11,214
34 Petersburg Virginia 11,136
35 Springfield Massachusetts 10,985
36 Norfolk Virginia 10,920
37 Allegheny Pennsylvania 10,089
38 Hartford Connecticut 9,468
39 Lynn Massachusetts 9,367
40 Detroit Michigan 9,102
41 Roxbury Massachusetts 9,089
42 Nantucket Massachusetts 9,012
43 Bangor Maine 8,627
44 Alexandria District of Columbia 8,459
45 Lancaster Pennsylvania 8,417
46 Reading Pennsylvania 8,410
47 Cambridge Massachusetts 8,409
48 Wilmington Delaware 8,367
49 Newport Rhode Island 8,333
50 Portsmouth New Hampshire 7,887
51 Wheeling Virginia 7,885
52 Taunton Massachusetts 7,645
53 Paterson township New Jersey 7,596
54 Worcester Massachusetts 7,497
55 Georgetown District of Columbia 7,312
56 Newburyport Massachusetts 7,161
57 Lexington Kentucky 6,997
58 Nashville-Davidson Tennessee 6,929
59 Schenectady New York 6,784
60 Fall River Massachusetts 6,738
61 Warwick Rhode Island 6,726
62 Portsmouth Virginia 6,477
63 Dover New Hampshire 6,458
64 Augusta Georgia 6,403
65 Lynchburg Virginia 6,395
66 Gloucester Massachusetts 6,350
67 Cleveland Ohio 6,071
68 Dayton Ohio 6,067
69 Nashua New Hampshire 6,054
70 Columbus Ohio 6,048
71 Harrisburg Pennsylvania 5,980
72 Hudson New York 5,672
73 Auburn New York 5,626
74 Marblehead Massachusetts 5,575
75 New London Connecticut 5,519
76 Wilmington North Carolina 5,335
77 Augusta Maine 5,314
78 Plymouth Massachusetts 5,281
79 Cumberland Rhode Island 5,225
80 Andover Massachusetts 5,207
81 Frederick Maryland 5,182
82 Bath Maine 5,141
83 Middleborough Massachusetts 5,085
84 Gardiner Maine 5,042
85 Danvers Massachusetts 5,020
86 Concord New Hampshire 4,897
87 Dorchester Massachusetts 4,875
88 Easton Pennsylvania 4,865
89 York Pennsylvania 4,779
90 Zanesville Ohio 4,766
91 Beverly Massachusetts 4,689
92 Chicago Illinois 4,470
93 Carlisle Pennsylvania 4,351
94 Pottsville Pennsylvania 4,345
95 Columbia South Carolina 4,340
96 Haverhill Massachusetts 4,336
97 Barnstable Massachusetts 4,301
98 Fayetteville North Carolina 4,285
99 Steubenville Ohio 4,247
100 New Albany Indiana 4,226