Largest Cities in the US by State

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of the ten biggest cities in 2019 in the United States (U.S.) are in California and Texas. Explore the largest cities by state in all 50 states to see which city in your home state houses the most people. 

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Top 10 Largest Cities in the United States

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that these are the biggest cities by population in the U.S. 

State

City

Population

New York

New York City

8,336,817

California

Los Angeles

3,979,576

Illinois

Chicago

2,693,976

Texas

Houston

2,320,268

Arizona

Phoenix

1,680,992

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

1,584,064

Texas

San Antonio

1,547,253

California

San Diego

1,423,851

Texas

Dallas

1,343,573

California

San Jose

1,021,795

Largest Cities in the Northeastern United States

The U.S. is often split into 5 regions. The Northeastern portion of the U.S. includes nine states. 

State

City

Population

Connecticut

Bridgeport

144,399

Massachusetts

Boston

692,600

Maine

Portland

66,215

New Hampshire

Manchester

112,673

New Jersey

Newark

282,011

New York

New York City

8,336,817

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

1,584,064

Rhode Island

Providence

179,883

Vermont

Burlington

43,021

Biggest Cities in the Southeastern United States

The Southeastern region of the U.S. is the largest region in the country. 

State

City

Population

Alabama

Birmingham

209,403

Arkansas

Little Rock

197,312

Delaware

Wilmington

70,166

Florida

Jacksonville

911,507

Georgia

Atlanta

506,811

Kentucky

Louisville

597,337

Louisiana

New Orleans

390,144

Maryland

Baltimore

593,490

Mississippi

Gulfport

71,705

North Carolina

Charlotte

885,708

South Carolina

Charleston

137,566

Tennessee

Memphis

651,073

Virginia

Virginia Beach

449,974

West Virginia

Charleston

46,536

Most Populous Cities in the Midwestern United States

The Midwestern region of the country includes 12 states. 

State

City

Population

Illinois

Chicago

2,693,976

Indiana

Indianapolis

876,384

Iowa

Des Moines

214,237

Kansas

Wichita

389,938

Michigan

Detroit

670,031

Minnesota

Minneapolis

429,606

Missouri

Kansas City

495,327

Nebraska

Omaha

478,192

North Dakota

Fargo

124,662

Ohio

Columbus

898,553

South Dakota

Sioux Falls

188,793

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

590,157

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Biggest Cities in the Southwestern United States

The Southwestern region of the country includes only four states, but they are some of the biggest states in terms of land area. 

State

City

Population

Arizona

Phoenix

1,680,992

New Mexico

Albuquerque

560,513

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

655,057

Texas

Houston

2,320,268

Largest Cities in the Western United States

The Western portion of the U.S. nine contiguous states along with Alaska and Hawaii. 

State

City

Population

Alaska

Anchorage

288,000

California

Los Angeles

3,979,576

Colorado

Denver

727,211

Hawaii

Honolulu

345,064

Idaho

Boise

228,959

Montana

Billings

109,577

Nevada

Las Vegas

651,319

Oregon

Portland

654,741

Utah

Salt Lake City

200,567

Washington

Seattle

753,675

Wyoming

Casper

57,931

A Big City for Every State

A quick look at the most populated cities in each U.S. state gives you an idea how big each state is. Now that you know the biggest city in each U.S. state, it’s time to go global and learn the largest cities around the world.

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