100 Biggest Cities In America For 2020

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A comprehensive list of every city and place over 5,000 people in America by state and population size. You can also browse special categories of cities only found on HomeSnacks.

Using Census data from the last 7 years, we created a list of all the 100 largest cities in America sorted from biggest to smallest. Feel free to sort by city name, population size, or rank. For a list of cities by state, scroll down past the first table or click here.

New York, NY
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 8,443,713
Population 2010: 8,078,471
Growth: 4.5%
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The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 8,537,673 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world with an estimated 23.7million residents as of 2016. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, and sports. The city's fast pace defines the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Review Of New York by HomeSnacks User

NYC is called the city that never sleeps for good reason- there is always something to do, no matter the time of day or night! There is amazing food, a good variety of sports teams, and just the feeling of being in the city is energizing.

Ellis Island, Central Park, and Empire State Building would be my highlights. The only drawbacks I could see would be if you go during high tourist season, as any of these places would be crowded or have long lines. New York City is great to visit any time of year, and I would highly recommend avoiding high tourist times.


Los Angeles, CA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 3,959,657
Population 2010: 3,772,486
Growth: 5.0%
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Review Of Los Angeles by HomeSnacks User

I hate parts of downtown, Los Angeles. It is so dirty and full of homeless people.

The streets and sidewalks are filled with trash. Doesn't seem like our tax dollars are being used wisely.


Chicago, IL
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 2,718,555
Population 2010: 2,703,466
Growth: 0.6%
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Chicago or ), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10million people and is the third-largest in the United States. Chicago has often been called a global architecture capital and is considered one of the most important business centers in the world.
Review Of Chicago by HomeSnacks User

My experience living in Chicago for three months was truly horrible as the crime rate and amount violence that occurs there is just shocking. Everyday there were gang related shootings and murders and the city just ran rampant with police bribery and corruption. Also, there wasn't anything to do there as there are no scenic or natural attractions to visit, just violence.

Needless to say, the high amount of violence stood out to me the most as I now understand why it has one of the highest crime rates in America. There was nothing great about living there as the quality of life is bad.


Houston, TX
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Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 2,295,982
Population 2010: 2,068,026
Growth: 11.0%
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Houston HYOO-stn) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2016 population of 2.303million within a land area of 599.59 square miles. It is also the largest city in the Southern United States, and the seat of HarrisCounty. Located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico, it is the principal city of the Greater Houston metro area, which is the fifth-most populated MSA in the United States.
Review Of Houston by HomeSnacks User

Houston is a very average city. Nothing too special about it, and it's very flat, with way too many people. Traffic is a burden and crime is pretty high.

Bad things: Traffic, overpopulated, weather gets extremely hot in the summer, crime is dangerous here.


Phoenix, AZ
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Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 1,610,071
Population 2010: 1,450,206
Growth: 11.0%
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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people, Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.
Review Of Phoenix by HomeSnacks User

Crime was usually seen at least every day, with shootings or gun violence at fast food restaurants at least once a month. A university began volunteering in the community and would clean the streets, offer services, etc. The roads are bumpy and old, and the drivers are seemingly unsafe and run red lights/cut people off all the time. There are homeless people on every corner and freeway enterence.

There is a Joyride Taco and Federal Pizza on central and camelback that has great food, and The Biltmore shopping area is a reasonably safe mall with lots of stores and places to eat.


Philadelphia, PA
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 1,575,522
Population 2010: 1,504,950
Growth: 4.7%
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Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley region, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The region's population of 7.2million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.
Review Of Philadelphia by HomeSnacks User

Philadelphia is very beautiful with historic features. the crime in philadelphia has went down 60% which is way better than last year. the living in philadelphia is awesome, the houses in certain neighborhoods are beautiful especially in center city philadelphia. the best place to go in philadelphia is pennslanding. Pennslanding has big ships and also there is entertainment on most of them. center city philadelphia is a great place to go as well, there is a lot of night life, clubs, lounges, bars, and restaurants with delicious food.

Center city philadelphia stood out the most because there is a lot of things to do there, like partying.


San Antonio, TX
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 1,486,521
Population 2010: 1,290,196
Growth: 15.2%
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San Antonio, officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populous city in the United States and the second most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city became the first chartered civil settlement in Texas in 1731, making it the state's oldest municipality. The city's deep history is contrasted with its rapid growth: it was the fastest-growing of the top ten largest cities in the United States from 2000 to 2010, and the second from 1990 to 2000. Straddling the regional divide between South and Central Texas, San Antonio anchors the southwestern corner of an urban megaregion colloquially known as the "Texas Triangle".
Review Of San Antonio by HomeSnacks User

Crime is not to bad and the schools here are good. It is a very family oriented city and it is growing fast as well.

I like all the places you can eat at in San Antonio and there is a lot for tourist to do. I did not like that you have to drive everywhere and I wish the city was more urban but overall it's a good place to live in.


San Diego, CA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 1,401,932
Population 2010: 1,282,800
Growth: 9.3%
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San Diego is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.
Review Of San Diego by HomeSnacks User

The weather here is beautiful, the downtown area is very cool. There are lots of bars, clubs and high end restuaurants. With the Chargers having moved in recent years, there is a lack of professional sports but there are beaches, the zoo and many other attractions.

Balboa Park and the Zoo are a couple of my favorite places. Balboa Park features many different exhibits which sometimes seasonally change and is a very scenic area of downtown. The Zoo is historic, the best that I have been to and is easily an all day venture, which even then you probably won't get to see all the features.


Dallas, TX
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 1,318,806
Population 2010: 1,187,285
Growth: 11.1%
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Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city's population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816. The United States Census Bureau's estimate for the city's population increased to 1,317,929 as of July 1, 2016.
Review Of Dallas by HomeSnacks User

I consider that Dallas, TX is the place to be. Is the second largest state in the American Union.

It is full of great places for adventure, music festivals, incredible museums and a spectacular gastronomy.

My favorite place is the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, this place has a skeleton replica of T-Rex, as if from a movie. Also is the Bishop Art District, which is an option for those looking for something different. Located in one of the most elegant and central areas of the city. In this place you will find clothing stores, theaters, restaurants and art galleries; Walking it on foot will be a good experience, like coming out of a movie


San Jose, CA
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 1,026,658
Population 2010: 925,300
Growth: 11.0%
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San Jose, officially the City of San Jos, is an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California. With an estimated 2016 population of 1,026,908, it is the third most populous city in California and the tenth most populous in United States. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 square miles. San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States. San Jose is the largest city in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which contain 7.7 million and 8.7 million people respectively.
Review Of San Jose by HomeSnacks User

The crime is very low if you are away from the east side. Even then, for a continually growing city of over 1 million. The local sports team is major league hockey so during hockey season, there is a lot of excitement going on in downtown. Culturally, there is a good mixture of all ethnicity so food selection is diverse. As more people move in for job opportunities due to the tech industry, traffic is getting worse and worse. Most people are here for the jobs and weather.

The thing that will be shocking about the place is the cost of living. A decent house will cost upward of a million dollars. Living here is a struggle unless you make a lot of money. Everything is expensive, especially rent. If you live anywhere near a big tech firm, prepare to pay a lot for that luxury. As mentioned before, traffic is a nightmare. Going anywhere during rush hour and on major freeways like the 101 will take forever. Due to property prices, many have no choice but to commute and sit in traffic - adding an extra 1-2 hours to their workday.


100 Biggest Cities In America

City Rank Pop. 2017 2010 Growth
New York, NY 1 8,443,713 8,078,471 4.5%
Los Angeles, CA 2 3,959,657 3,772,486 5.0%
Chicago, IL 3 2,718,555 2,703,466 0.6%
Houston, TX 4 2,295,982 2,068,026 11.0%
Phoenix, AZ 5 1,610,071 1,450,206 11.0%
Philadelphia, PA 6 1,575,522 1,504,950 4.7%
San Antonio, TX 7 1,486,521 1,290,196 15.2%
San Diego, CA 8 1,401,932 1,282,800 9.3%
Dallas, TX 9 1,318,806 1,187,285 11.1%
San Jose, CA 10 1,026,658 925,300 11.0%
Austin, TX 11 935,755 764,129 22.5%
Jacksonville, FL 12 878,907 811,833 8.3%
San Francisco, CA 13 870,044 789,172 10.2%
Columbus, OH 14 867,628 770,407 12.6%
Indianapolis, IN 15 857,637 809,804 5.9%
Fort Worth, TX 16 855,786 705,349 21.3%
Charlotte, NC 17 841,611 705,896 19.2%
Seattle, WA 18 708,823 595,240 19.1%
Denver, CO 19 693,417 578,087 20.0%
El Paso, TX 20 680,354 628,923 8.2%
Boston, MA 21 679,413 602,609 12.7%
Detroit, MI 22 677,155 759,340 -10.8%
Nashville, TN 23 660,062 587,790 12.3%
Memphis, TN 24 653,248 654,876 -0.2%
Portland, OR 25 639,387 566,686 12.8%
Oklahoma City, OK 26 637,284 563,571 13.1%
Las Vegas, NV 27 626,637 579,786 8.1%
Louisville, KY 28 617,032 586,994 5.1%
Baltimore, MD 29 614,700 620,538 -0.9%
Milwaukee, WI 30 596,886 589,697 1.2%
Albuquerque, NM 31 559,202 531,403 5.2%
Tucson, AZ 32 539,216 518,457 4.0%
Fresno, CA 33 522,277 484,008 7.9%
Sacramento, CA 34 495,011 459,511 7.7%
Mesa, AZ 35 491,194 439,639 11.7%
Kansas City, MO 36 481,417 454,876 5.8%
Atlanta, GA 37 479,655 413,462 16.0%
Long Beach, CA 38 468,883 461,823 1.5%
Omaha, NE 39 465,112 407,334 14.2%
Colorado Springs, CO 40 457,502 403,983 13.2%
Raleigh, NC 41 457,159 382,729 19.4%
Miami, FL 42 451,214 391,458 15.3%
Virginia Beach, VA 43 450,135 435,996 3.2%
Oakland, CA 44 421,042 386,909 8.8%
Minneapolis, MN 45 416,021 379,631 9.6%
Tulsa, OK 46 402,223 388,247 3.6%
Arlington, TX 47 392,462 359,410 9.2%
New Orleans, LA 48 389,648 295,285 32.0%
Wichita, KS 49 389,563 373,725 4.2%
Cleveland, OH 50 387,398 409,221 -5.3%
Tampa, FL 51 376,345 333,327 12.9%
Bakersfield, CA 52 375,699 331,868 13.2%
Aurora, CO 53 363,550 314,092 15.7%
Urban Honolulu, HI 54 350,003 330,749 5.8%
Anaheim, CA 55 349,668 333,039 5.0%
Santa Ana, CA 56 333,499 325,216 2.5%
Corpus Christi, TX 57 324,692 299,324 8.5%
Riverside, CA 58 323,935 300,553 7.8%
Lexington, KY 59 318,734 288,045 10.7%
St. Louis, MO 60 311,273 318,809 -2.4%
Stockton, CA 61 306,283 287,377 6.6%
Pittsburgh, PA 62 303,587 308,003 -1.4%
St. Paul, MN 63 302,760 282,079 7.3%
Cincinnati, OH 64 300,357 300,165 0.1%
Anchorage, AK 65 296,112 284,267 4.2%
Henderson, NV 66 291,346 249,250 16.9%
Greensboro, NC 67 288,719 263,358 9.6%
Plano, TX 68 284,579 256,099 11.1%
Lincoln, NE 69 280,849 253,035 11.0%
Newark, NJ 70 280,463 274,674 2.1%
Toledo, OH 71 278,193 291,851 -4.7%
Orlando, FL 72 275,690 233,707 18.0%
Chula Vista, CA 73 266,468 229,614 16.1%
Irvine, CA 74 265,502 199,117 33.3%
Durham, NC 75 264,310 220,324 20.0%
Fort Wayne, IN 76 264,052 253,721 4.1%
Jersey City, NJ 77 261,746 243,257 7.6%
St. Petersburg, FL 78 259,041 245,715 5.4%
Laredo, TX 79 257,575 226,229 13.9%
Buffalo, NY 80 257,518 266,012 -3.2%
Madison, WI 81 252,086 229,236 10.0%
Lubbock, TX 82 250,415 222,272 12.7%
Chandler, AZ 83 248,631 229,531 8.3%
Scottsdale, AZ 84 246,026 218,770 12.5%
Norfolk, VA 85 245,592 242,143 1.4%
Glendale, AZ 86 245,514 229,687 6.9%
Reno, NV 87 242,633 220,996 9.8%
Winston-Salem, NC 88 242,125 224,769 7.7%
Irving, TX 89 238,637 210,025 13.6%
Garland, TX 90 237,982 222,962 6.7%
Chesapeake, VA 91 237,820 219,268 8.5%
Gilbert, AZ 92 237,484 195,046 21.8%
Hialeah, FL 93 237,285 224,277 5.8%
North Las Vegas, NV 94 236,986 203,951 16.2%
Paradise, NV 95 233,689 218,013 7.2%
Fremont, CA 96 233,083 209,235 11.4%
Arlington, VA 97 231,803 197,467 17.4%
Baton Rouge, LA 98 225,362 229,158 -1.7%
Boise City, ID 99 224,300 206,481 8.6%
Richmond, VA 100 223,787 201,828 10.9%

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