City State 1880 Population
1 New York New York 1,206,299
2 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 847,170
3 Brooklyn New York 566,663
4 Chicago Illinois 503,185
5 Boston Massachusetts 362,839
6 St. Louis Missouri 350,518

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7 Baltimore Maryland 332,313
8 Cincinnati Ohio 255,139
9 San Francisco California 233,959
10 New Orleans Louisiana 216,090
11 Cleveland Ohio 160,146
12 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 156,389
13 Buffalo New York 155,134
14 Washington District of Columbia 147,293
15 Newark New Jersey 136,508
16 Louisville/Jefferson County Kentucky 123,758
17 Jersey City New Jersey 120,722
18 Detroit Michigan 116,340
19 Milwaukee Wisconsin 115,587
20 Providence Rhode Island 104,857
21 Albany New York 90,758
22 Rochester New York 89,366
23 Allegheny Pennsylvania 78,682
24 Indianapolis Indiana 75,056
25 Richmond Virginia 63,600
26 New Haven Connecticut 62,882
27 Lowell Massachusetts 59,475
28 Worcester Massachusetts 58,291
29 Troy New York 56,747
30 Kansas City Missouri 55,785
31 Cambridge Massachusetts 52,669
32 Syracuse New York 51,792
33 Columbus Ohio 51,647
34 Paterson New Jersey 51,031
35 Toledo Ohio 50,137
36 Charleston South Carolina 49,984
37 Fall River Massachusetts 48,961
38 Minneapolis Minnesota 46,887
39 Scranton Pennsylvania 45,850
40 Nashville-Davidson Tennessee 43,350
41 Reading Pennsylvania 43,278
42 Wilmington Delaware 42,478
43 Hartford Connecticut 42,015
44 Camden New Jersey 41,659
45 St. Paul Minnesota 41,473
46 Lawrence Massachusetts 39,151
47 Dayton Ohio 38,678
48 Lynn Massachusetts 38,274
49 Atlanta Georgia 37,409
50 Denver Colorado 35,629
51 Oakland California 34,555
52 Utica New York 33,914
53 Portland Maine 33,810
54 Memphis Tennessee 33,592
55 Springfield Massachusetts 33,340
56 Manchester New Hampshire 32,630
57 St. Joseph Missouri 32,431
58 Grand Rapids Michigan 32,016
59 Hoboken New Jersey 30,999
60 Harrisburg New Jersey 30,762
61 Wheeling West Virginia 30,737
62 Savannah Georgia 30,709
63 Omaha Nebraska 30,518
64 Trenton New Jersey 29,910
65 Covington Kentucky 29,720
66 Evansville Indiana 29,280
67 Peoria Illinois 29,259
68 Mobile Alabama 29,132
69 Elizabeth New Jersey 28,229
70 Erie Pennsylvania 27,737
71 Bridgeport Connecticut 27,643
72 Salem Massachusetts 27,563
73 Quincy Illinois 27,268
74 Fort Wayne Indiana 26,880
75 New Bedford Massachusetts 26,845
76 Terre Haute Indiana 26,042
77 Lancaster Pennsylvania 25,769
78 Somerville Massachusetts 24,933
79 Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 23,339
80 Des Moines Iowa 22,408
81 Dubuque Iowa 22,254
82 Galveston Texas 22,248
83 Norfolk Virginia 21,966
84 Auburn New York 21,924
85 Holyoke Massachusetts 21,915
86 Augusta Georgia 21,891
87 Davenport Iowa 21,831
88 Chelsea Massachusetts 21,782
89 Petersburg Virginia 21,656
90 Sacramento California 21,420
91 Taunton Massachusetts 21,213
92 Oswego New York 21,116
93 Salt Lake City Utah 20,768
94 Springfield Ohio 20,730
95 Bay City Michigan 20,693
96 San Antonio Texas 20,550
97 Elmira New York 20,541
98 Newport Kentucky 20,433
99 Poughkeepsie New York 20,207
100 Springfield Illinois 19,743