List of U.S. states' largest cities

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This is a list of the largest cities in each United States state and territory. State or territory capitals are listed in italics.

States[change | edit source]

State Largest city 2nd largest city 3rd largest city
Alabama Birmingham Mobile Montgomery
Alaska Anchorage Fairbanks Juneau
Arizona Phoenix Tucson Mesa
Arkansas Little Rock Fort Smith Fayetteville
California Los Angeles San Diego San Jose
Colorado Denver Colorado Springs Aurora
Connecticut Bridgeport New Haven Hartford
Delaware Wilmington Dover Newark
Florida Jacksonville Miami Tallahassee
Georgia Atlanta Augusta Columbus
Hawaii Honolulu1 Hilo1 Kailua1
Idaho Boise Nampa Idaho Falls
Illinois Chicago Aurora Rockford
Indiana Indianapolis Fort Wayne Evansville
Iowa Des Moines Cedar Rapids Davenport
Kansas Wichita Overland Park Kansas City
Kentucky Louisville Lexington Owensboro
Louisiana New Orleans2 Shreveport2 Baton Rouge
Maine Portland Lewiston Bangor
Maryland Baltimore Frederick Gaithersburg
Massachusetts Boston Worcester Springfield
Michigan Detroit Grand Rapids Warren
Minnesota Minneapolis Saint Paul Rochester
Mississippi Jackson Gulfport Biloxi
Missouri Kansas City Saint Louis Springfield
Montana Billings Missoula Great Falls
Nebraska Omaha Lincoln Bellevue
Nevada Las Vegas Reno Henderson
New Hampshire Manchester Nashua Concord
New Jersey Newark Jersey City Paterson
New Mexico Albuquerque Las Cruces Rio Rancho
New York New York City Buffalo Rochester
North Carolina Charlotte Raleigh Greensboro
North Dakota Fargo Bismarck Grand Forks
Ohio Columbus Cleveland Cincinnati
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Tulsa Norman
Oregon Portland Salem Eugene
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pittsburgh Allentown
Rhode Island Providence Warwick Cranston
South Carolina Columbia Charleston North Charleston
South Dakota Sioux Falls Rapid City Aberdeen
Tennessee Memphis Nashville Knoxville
Texas Houston San Antonio Dallas
Utah Salt Lake City West Valley City Provo
Vermont Burlington South Burlington Rutland
Virginia Virginia Beach Norfolk Chesapeake
Washington Seattle Spokane Tacoma
West Virginia Charleston Huntington Parkersburg
Wisconsin Milwaukee Madison Green Bay
Wyoming Cheyenne Casper Laramie

Territories[change | edit source]

Territory Largest city 2nd largest city 3rd largest city
American Samoa Tafuna Nu’uuli Pago Pago
Guam Tamuning Mangilao Yigo
Northern Mariana Islands Saipan Tinian Rota
Puerto Rico San Juan Bayamón Ponce
United States Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie Anna's Retreat Charlotte Amalie West

Note 1: The only incorporated place in Hawaii is the City & County of Honolulu. A portion of it, the Honolulu District, is sometimes called the "city of Honolulu" for statistical reasons, although it has no government separate from that of the "City and County" as a whole. The U.S. Census Bureau defines Honolulu CDP (Census Designated Place) as the Honolulu District. For Hawaii, the largest CDPs are listed.

Note 2: As of June 2013, New Orleans remains at a population of 343,829 (according to the 2010 Census) still showing a long term decrease since Hurricane Katrina, which initially decreased the population of the city by about 50%. Many of the city's residents were displaced during the storm and it is still unknown how many will return or can be considered "displaced". Despite previous claims that with the 2010 Census New Orleans will move down in the rankings, it still remains the largest city in Louisiana by a margin of more than 100,000.[1]

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