City State 1940 Population
1 New York New York 7,454,995
2 Chicago Illinois 3,396,808
3 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,931,334
4 Detroit Michigan 1,623,452
5 Los Angeles California 1,504,277
6 Cleveland Ohio 878,336

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7 Baltimore Maryland 859,100
8 St. Louis Missouri 816,048
9 Boston Massachusetts 770,816
10 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 671,659
11 Washington District of Columbia 663,091
12 San Francisco California 634,536
13 Milwaukee Wisconsin 587,472
14 Buffalo New York 575,901
15 New Orleans Louisiana 494,537
16 Minneapolis Minnesota 492,370
17 Cincinnati Ohio 455,610
18 Newark New Jersey 429,760
19 Kansas City Missouri 399,178
20 Indianapolis Indiana 386,972
21 Houston Texas 384,514
22 Seattle Washington 368,302
23 Rochester New York 324,975
24 Denver Colorado 322,412
25 Louisville/Jefferson County Kentucky 319,077
26 Columbus Ohio 306,087
27 Portland Oregon 305,394
28 Atlanta Georgia 302,288
29 Oakland California 302,163
30 Jersey City New Jersey 301,173
31 Dallas Texas 294,734
32 Memphis Tennessee 292,942
33 St. Paul Minnesota 287,736
34 Toledo Ohio 282,349
35 Birmingham Alabama 267,583
36 San Antonio Texas 253,854
37 Providence Rhode Island 253,504
38 Akron Ohio 244,791
39 Omaha Nebraska 223,844
40 Dayton Ohio 210,718
41 Syracuse New York 205,967
42 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 204,424
43 San Diego California 203,341
44 Worcester Massachusetts 193,694
45 Richmond Virginia 193,042
46 Fort Worth Texas 177,662
47 Jacksonville Florida 173,065
48 Miami Florida 172,172
49 Youngstown Ohio 167,720
50 Nashville-Davidson Tennessee 167,402
51 Hartford Connecticut 166,267
52 Grand Rapids Michigan 164,292
53 Long Beach California 164,271
54 New Haven Connecticut 160,605
55 Des Moines Iowa 159,819
56 Flint Michigan 151,543
57 Salt Lake City Utah 149,934
58 Springfield Massachusetts 149,554
59 Bridgeport Connecticut 147,121
60 Norfolk Virginia 144,332
61 Yonkers New York 142,598
62 Tulsa Oklahoma 142,157
63 Scranton Pennsylvania 140,404
64 Paterson New Jersey 139,656
65 Albany New York 130,577
66 Chattanooga Tennessee 128,163
67 Trenton New Jersey 124,697
68 Spokane Washington 122,001
69 Kansas City Kansas 121,458
70 Fort Wayne Indiana 118,410
71 Camden New Jersey 117,536
72 Erie Pennsylvania 116,955
73 Fall River Massachusetts 115,428
74 Wichita Kansas 114,966
75 Wilmington Delaware 112,504
76 Gary Indiana 111,719
77 Knoxville Tennessee 111,580
78 Cambridge Massachusetts 110,879
79 Reading Pennsylvania 110,568
80 New Bedford Massachusetts 110,341
81 Elizabeth New Jersey 109,912
82 Tacoma Washington 109,408
83 Canton Ohio 108,401
84 Tampa Florida 108,391
85 Sacramento California 105,958
86 Peoria Illinois 105,087
87 Somerville Massachusetts 102,177
88 Lowell Massachusetts 101,389
89 South Bend Indiana 101,268
90 Duluth Minnesota 101,065
91 Charlotte North Carolina 100,899
92 Utica New York 100,518
93 Waterbury Connecticut 99,314
94 Shreveport Louisiana 98,167
95 Lynn Massachusetts 98,123
96 Evansville Indiana 97,062
97 Allentown Pennsylvania 96,904
98 El Paso Texas 96,810
99 Savannah Georgia 95,996
100 Little Rock Arkansas 88,039