City State 1890 Population
1 New York New York 1,515,301
2 Chicago Illinois 1,099,850
3 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,046,964
4 Brooklyn New York 806,343
5 St. Louis Missouri 451,770
6 Boston Massachusetts 448,477

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7 Baltimore Maryland 434,439
8 San Francisco California 298,997
9 Cincinnati Ohio 296,908
10 Cleveland Ohio 261,353
11 Buffalo New York 255,664
12 New Orleans Louisiana 242,039
13 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 238,617
14 Washington District of Columbia 230,392
15 Detroit Michigan 205,876
16 Milwaukee Wisconsin 204,468
17 Newark New Jersey 181,830
18 Minneapolis Minnesota 164,738
19 Jersey City New Jersey 163,003
20 Louisville/Jefferson County Kentucky 161,129
21 Omaha Nebraska 140,452
22 Rochester New York 133,896
23 St. Paul Minnesota 133,156
24 Kansas City Missouri 132,716
25 Providence Rhode Island 132,146
26 Denver Colorado 106,713
27 Indianapolis Indiana 105,436
28 Allegheny Pennsylvania 105,287
29 Albany New York 94,923
30 Columbus Ohio 88,150
31 Syracuse New York 88,143
32 New Haven Connecticut 86,045
33 Worcester Massachusetts 84,655
34 Toledo Ohio 81,434
35 Richmond Virginia 81,388
36 Paterson New Jersey 78,347
37 Lowell Massachusetts 77,696
38 Nashville-Davidson Tennessee 76,168
39 Scranton Pennsylvania 75,215
40 Fall River Massachusetts 74,398
41 Cambridge Massachusetts 70,028
42 Atlanta Georgia 65,533
43 Memphis Tennessee 64,495
44 Wilmington Delaware 61,431
45 Dayton Ohio 61,220
46 Troy New York 60,956
47 Grand Rapids Michigan 60,278
48 Reading Pennsylvania 58,661
49 Camden New Jersey 58,313
50 Trenton New Jersey 57,458
51 Lynn Massachusetts 55,727
52 Lincoln Nebraska 55,154
53 Charleston South Carolina 54,955
54 Hartford Connecticut 53,230
55 St. Joseph Missouri 52,324
56 Evansville Indiana 50,756
57 Los Angeles California 50,395
58 Des Moines Iowa 50,093
59 Bridgeport Connecticut 48,866
60 Oakland California 48,682
61 Portland Oregon 46,385
62 Saginaw Michigan 46,322
63 Salt Lake City Utah 44,843
64 Lawrence Massachusetts 44,654
65 Springfield Massachusetts 44,179
66 Manchester New Hampshire 44,126
67 Utica New York 44,007
68 Hoboken New Jersey 43,648
69 Savannah Georgia 43,189
70 Seattle Washington 42,837
71 Peoria Illinois 41,024
72 New Bedford Massachusetts 40,733
73 Erie Pennsylvania 40,634
74 Somerville Massachusetts 40,152
75 Harrisburg Pennsylvania 39,385
76 Kansas City Kansas 38,316
77 Dallas Texas 38,067
78 Sioux City Iowa 37,806
79 Elizabeth New Jersey 37,764
80 Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 37,718
81 San Antonio Texas 37,673
82 Covington Kentucky 37,371
83 Portland Maine 36,425
84 Tacoma Washington 36,006
85 Holyoke Massachusetts 35,637
86 Fort Wayne Indiana 35,393
87 Binghamton New York 35,005
88 Norfolk Virginia 34,871
89 Wheeling West Virginia 34,522
90 Augusta Georgia 33,300
91 Youngstown Ohio 33,220
92 Duluth Minnesota 33,115
93 Yonkers New York 32,033
94 Lancaster Pennsylvania 32,011
95 Springfield Ohio 31,895
96 Quincy Illinois 31,494
97 Mobile Alabama 31,076
98 Topeka Kansas 31,007
99 Elmira New York 30,893
100 Salem Massachusetts 30,801