City State 1870 Population
1 New York New York 942,292
2 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 674,022
3 Brooklyn New York 396,099
4 St. Louis Missouri 310,864
5 Chicago Illinois 298,977
6 Baltimore Maryland 267,354
7 Boston Massachusetts 250,526
8 Cincinnati Ohio 216,239
9 New Orleans Louisiana 191,418
10 San Francisco California 149,473
11 Buffalo New York 117,714
12 Washington District of Columbia 109,199
13 Newark New Jersey 105,059
14 Louisville/Jefferson County Kentucky 100,753
15 Cleveland Ohio 92,829
16 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 86,076
17 Jersey City New Jersey 82,546
18 Detroit Michigan 79,577
19 Milwaukee Wisconsin 71,440
20 Albany New York 69,422
21 Providence Rhode Island 68,904
22 Rochester New York 62,386
23 Allegheny Pennsylvania 53,180
24 Richmond Virginia 51,038
25 New Haven Connecticut 50,840
26 Charleston South Carolina 48,956
27 Indianapolis Indiana 48,244
28 Troy New York 46,465
29 Syracuse New York 43,051
30 Worcester Massachusetts 41,105
31 Lowell Massachusetts 40,928
32 Memphis Tennessee 40,226
33 Cambridge Massachusetts 39,634
34 Hartford Connecticut 37,180
35 Scranton Pennsylvania 35,092
36 Reading Pennsylvania 33,930
37 Paterson New Jersey 33,579
38 Kansas City Missouri 32,260
39 Mobile Alabama 32,034
40 Toledo Ohio 31,584
41 Portland Maine 31,413
42 Columbus Ohio 31,274
43 Wilmington Delaware 30,841
44 Dayton Ohio 30,473
45 Lawrence Massachusetts 28,921
46 Utica New York 28,804
47 Charlestown Massachusetts 28,323
48 Savannah Georgia 28,235
49 Lynn Massachusetts 28,233
50 Fall River Massachusetts 26,766
51 Springfield Massachusetts 26,703
52 Nashville-Davidson Tennessee 25,865
53 Covington Kentucky 24,505
54 Salem Massachusetts 24,117
55 Quincy Illinois 24,052
56 Manchester New Hampshire 23,536
57 Harrisburg Pennsylvania 23,104
58 Trenton New Jersey 22,874
59 Peoria Illinois 22,849
60 Evansville Indiana 21,830
61 Atlanta Georgia 21,789
62 New Bedford Massachusetts 21,320
63 Oswego New York 20,910
64 Elizabeth New Jersey 20,832
65 North Providence Rhode Island 20,495
66 Hoboken New Jersey 20,297
67 Lancaster Pennsylvania 20,233
68 Poughkeepsie New York 20,080
69 Camden New Jersey 20,045
70 Davenport Iowa 20,038
71 St. Paul Minnesota 20,030
72 Erie Pennsylvania 19,646
73 St. Joseph Missouri 19,565
74 Wheeling West Virginia 19,280
75 Norfolk Virginia 19,229
76 Bridgeport Connecticut 18,969
77 Petersburg Virginia 18,950
78 Taunton Massachusetts 18,629
79 Chelsea Massachusetts 18,547
80 Dubuque Iowa 18,434
81 Bangor Maine 18,289
82 Leavenworth Kansas 17,873
83 Fort Wayne Indiana 17,718
84 Springfield Illinois 17,364
85 Auburn New York 17,225
86 Newburgh New York 17,014
87 Norwich Connecticut 16,653
88 Grand Rapids Michigan 16,507
89 Sacramento California 16,283
90 Terre Haute Indiana 16,103
91 Omaha Nebraska 16,083
92 Williamsport Pennsylvania 16,030
93 Elmira New York 15,863
94 New Albany Indiana 15,396
95 Augusta Georgia 15,389
96 Gloucester Massachusetts 15,389
97 Cohoes New York 15,357
98 Newport Kentucky 15,087
99 New Brunswick New Jersey 15,058
100 Burlington Iowa 14,930

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