In June 2007, the United States Census Bureau released data listing the top 25 most populated cities in the country. Not only is California the most populous state in the country with about 36 million people, it also has four of the most populated cities in the United States.
California cities that made the top 25 list include:
Los Angeles, ranked number 2 with about 3,849,378 people. San Diego, ranked number 8 with about 1,256,951 people. San Jose, ranked number 10 with about 929,936 people. San Francisco, ranked number 11 with about 744,041 people.
Texas, being the second most populated state in the country (25,507,783 people), had six cities that ranked in the top 25 list. These cities include: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth and El Paso.
Listed below is the entire ranking of the top 25 most populated cities as of July 1, 2006, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Top 25 Most Populated Cities
1.New York (New York) - 8,214,426 2.Los Angeles (California) - 3,849,378 3.Chicago (Illinois) - 2,833,321 4.Houston (Texas) - 2,144,491 5.Phoenix (Arizona) - 1,512,986 6.Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) - 1,448,394 7.San Antonio (Texas) - 1,296,682 8.San Diego (California) - 1,256,951 9.Dallas (Texas) - 1,232,940 10.San Jose (California) - 929,936 11.Detroit (Michigan) - 871,121 12.Jacksonville (Florida) - 794,555 13.Indianapolis (Indiana) - 785,597 14.San Francisco (California) - 744,041 15.Columbus (Ohio) - 733,203 16.Austin (Texas) - 709,893 17.Memphis (Tennessee) - 670,902 18.Fort Worth (Texas) - 653,320 19.Baltimore (Maryland) - 631,366 20.Charlotte (North Carolina) - 630,478 21.El Paso (Texas) - 609,415 22.Boston (Massachusetts) - 590,763 23.Seattle (Washington) - 582,454 24.Washington (District of Columbia) - 581,530 25.Milwaukee (Wisconsin) - 573,358
To put these numbers in perspective, consider the fact that many of these cities have a larger population that several entire states. For example, while New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio and San Diego all have populations over 1 million, there are many states that have populations of less than 1 million. These smaller states with populations less than 1 million include: Montana (944,632), Delaware (853,476), Alaska (670,053), North Dakota (635,867), Vermont (623,908), and Wyoming (515,004). To keep updated on population estimates, visit the Census Bureau's web site.
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