What Are the 10 Largest Cities in the United States?

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As of 2015, the 10 largest cities by population include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas and San Jose. The largest cities in land area are Anchorage, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, Houston, Phoenix, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Indianapolis and Dallas.

Although New York boasts the largest population, it’s only at number 14 for land area in square miles. Nearly 8.5 million people live in only 303 square miles, making it a very dense city as far as population is concerned. Philadelphia, Chicago and San Jose are also not in the top 10 largest cities in square miles although they have some of the largest populations.

New York City has more than twice the population as the next largest city: Los Angeles at 3.9 million people. However, California contains three cities in the top 10 to New York state’s one. Another state that boasts three of the most populous cities is Texas. Houston has the highest population of the three at 2.2 million, with San Antonio at 1.4 million and Dallas at 1.2 million. However, San Antonio grew the most in the top 10, expanding since 2013 by 1.8 percent. Philadelphia, the only other city in the eastern United States on the list, grew only 0.3 percent. Chicago had the least amount of growth at .003 percent or 82 people.