What Are Some Large U.S. Cities in Terms of Population?


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As of July 2014, the three U.S. cities with the largest populations are New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. New York City has nearly 8.5 million residents followed by Los Angeles with 3.9 million residents.

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What Are Some Large U.S. Cities in Terms of Population?
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The top 10 cities with the largest population all have over 1 million residents each, the largest of which is New York and the smallest of which is San Jose with just over 1 million residents. Chicago and Houston each have a population of over 2 million, while the fifth through 10th largest cities all have populations between 1 and 2 million. Most of the top 10 most populated cities are located in California and Texas. California cities on the top 10 list include Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. Texas cities on the top 10 list include Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. Other large cities in California include San Francisco, Sacramento and Long Beach. Large cities in Texas include Austin, Fort Worth and El Paso. The cities with the highest growth from 2010 to 2014 are New York City and number 11-ranked Austin, Texas. New York City gained nearly 300,000 residents during this time. Other cities in the top 20 include Philadelphia, Phoenix and Jacksonville.

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