What was the largest city in the US in 1990?

In 1990, the largest city in the US was New York, with a population of 7,322,564. The second largest city was Los Angeles, with a population of 3,485,499. The third largest US city in 1990 was Chicago, with a population of 2,783,660.

US Pop
Rank
City 1990 Population
1 New York, New York 7,322,564
2 Los Angeles, California 3,485,499
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,783,660
4 Houston, Texas 1,697,873
5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,585,577
6 San Diego, California 1,111,031
7 Detroit, Michigan 1,027,946
8 Dallas, Texas 1,006,646
9 San Antonio, Texas 997,434
10 Phoenix, Arizona 988,983
11 San Jose, California 783,324
12 Baltimore, Maryland 736,014
13 Indianapolis, Indiana 731,726
14 San Francisco, California 723,959
15 Columbus, Ohio 636,323
16 Jacksonville, Florida 635,042
17 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 628,300
18 Memphis, Tennessee 618,894
19 Washington, District of Columbia 606,900
20 Boston, Massachusetts 574,289
21 Seattle, Washington 516,332
22 El Paso, Texas 515,652
23 Cleveland, Ohio 505,450
24 New Orleans, Louisiana 496,938
25 Austin, Texas 494,290
26 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 488,188
27 Portland, Oregon 486,083
28 Denver, Colorado 467,549
29 Fort Worth, Texas 448,181
30 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 444,605
31 Kansas City, Missouri 435,121
32 Long Beach, California 429,870
33 Charlotte, North Carolina 426,984
34 Tucson, Arizona 417,139
35 Oakland, California 399,886
36 St. Louis, Missouri 396,685
37 Sacramento, California 395,100
38 Atlanta, Georgia 393,760
39 Virginia Beach, Virginia 393,089
40 Albuquerque, New Mexico 386,988
41 Honolulu, Hawaii 376,937
42 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 370,139
43 Minneapolis, Minnesota 368,284
44 Tulsa, Oklahoma 367,167
45 Cincinnati, Ohio 364,553
46 Miami, Florida 359,790
47 Omaha, Nebraska 357,807
48 Fresno, California 355,444
49 Toledo, Ohio 332,832
50 Buffalo, New York 327,931
51 Wichita, Kansas 308,652
52 Santa Ana, California 294,309
53 Mesa, Arizona 290,212
54 Colorado Springs, Colorado 283,112
55 Tampa, Florida 280,826
56 Newark, New Jersey 275,291
57 St. Paul, Minnesota 272,235
58 Louisville, Kentucky 269,838
59 Anaheim, California 266,625
60 Birmingham, Alabama 265,940
61 Arlington, Texas 261,999
62 Norfolk, Virginia 261,250
63 Las Vegas, Nevada 259,834
64 Corpus Christi, Texas 258,439
65 St. Petersburg, Florida 240,368
66 Rochester, New York 230,872
67 Jersey City, New Jersey 228,475
68 Riverside, California 226,582
69 Anchorage, Alaska 226,338
70 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 225,366
71 Akron, Ohio 223,182
72 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 222,342
73 Aurora, Colorado 221,855
74 Raleigh, North Carolina 220,425
75 Stockton, California 211,495
76 Fort Wayne, Indiana 202,995
77 Richmond, Virginia 202,713
78 Mobile, Alabama 198,417
79 Shreveport, Louisiana 198,402
80 Jackson, Mississippi 196,575
81 Des Moines, Iowa 193,333
82 Lincoln, Nebraska 192,722
83 Greensboro, North Carolina 191,591
84 Montgomery, Alabama 190,831
85 Madison, Wisconsin 190,816
86 Grand Rapids, Michigan 189,673
87 Yonkers, New York 188,185
88 Hialeah, Florida 187,905
89 Lubbock, Texas 186,770
90 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia 186,177
91 Bakersfield, California 183,959
92 Huntington Beach, California 182,899
93 Dayton, Ohio 182,393
94 Garland, Texas 180,844
95 Glendale, California 180,060
96 Columbus, Georgia 178,685
97 Spokane, Washington 178,120
98 Tacoma, Washington 177,341
99 Little Rock, Arkansas 177,086
100 Fremont, California 173,359

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