Top Ten Biggest Cities
Top Ten Biggest Cities

Top 10 Largest U.S. Cities

By Karin Lehnardt, Senior Writer
Published July 5, 2018
  • New York City, New York. Population: 8,550,405[6]
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    Nearly 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city on the planet.

  • Los Angeles, California. Population: 3,971,883[2]
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    The Spanish originally named Los Angeles "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles," or "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels."

  • Chicago, Illinois. Population: 2,720,546[4]
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    The Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backward.

  • Houston, Texas. Population: 2,296,224[1]
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    If Houston were an independent nation, it would rank as the world's 30th largest economy.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Population: 1,567,442[8]
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    Philadelphia’s famous Liberty Bell was originally called the State House Bell. It wasn't called Liberty Bell until the mid-1800s, in coordination with the abolitionist movement. (foto-select / Getty Images)

  • Phoenix, Arizona. Population: 1,563,025[9]
  • Phoenix Facts
    Phoenix consistently outpaces the United States in terms of population growth. Projections show the region is expected to grow by nearly 60 percent by 2030.

  • San Antonio, Texas. Population: 1,469,845[7]
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    With attractions like the historic Alamo, it’s no surprise that San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas.

  • San Diego, California. Population: 1,394,928[5]
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    While the weather may be a dream in San Diego, the traffic is a nightmare. The average motorist spends a grueling 256 hours a year sitting in their car.

  • Dallas, Texas. Population: 1,026,908[3]
  • Dallas Facts
    Historically, Dallas was at the center of the oil and cotton industries as well as numerous railroad lines, which contributed to its size and prominence.

  • San Jose, California. Population: 1,026,908[10]
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    San Jose was named in honor of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary. "Jose" is the most commonplace name in the world. (clodio / GettyImages)


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