What was the largest city in the US in 1840?

In 1840, the largest city in the US was New York, with a population of 312,710. The second largest city was Baltimore, with a population of 102,313. The third largest US city in 1840 was New Orleans, with a population of 102,193.

What was the overall population of the United States in 1840?

The total population of the United States in 1840 was 17,069,453. In 1840, the top 10 largest cities held 5.2% of the population of the country. The top 100 cities accounted for 10.2% of the entire country's population.

What was the demographic makeup of the United States in 1840?

The racial demographics of the United States in 1840 were as follows: White population of 14,201,784 (83.2%), Black population of 2,867,668 (16.8%).

What was the overall population of the world in 1840?

The overall population of the world in 1840 was around 1,224,000,000. In 1840 the United States population accounted for about 1.4% of the world's total population.

US Pop
Rank
City 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
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

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