New Census Data!

1 July, 2009 at 9:27 am (Miscellaneous)

That’s right: it’s the time of year when the Census releases its numbers on which cities are the fastest growing, which cities are the largest, etc. So as of July 1, 2009, the top 25 cities, by population, in the United States, are:

1 New York City 8,363,710
2 Los Angeles 3,833,995
3 Chicago 2,853,114
4 Houston 2,242,193
5 Phoenix 1,567,924
6 Philadelphia 1,447,395
7 San Antonio 1,351,305
8 Dallas 1,279,910
9 San Diego 1,279,329
10 San Jose 948,279
11 Detroit 912,062
12 San Francisco 808,976
13 Jacksonville 807,815
14 Indianapolis 798,382
15 Austin 757,688
16 Columbus 754,885
17 Fort Worth 703,073
18 Charlotte 687,456
19 Memphis 669,651
20 Baltimore 636,919
21 El Paso 613,190
22 Boston 609,023
23 Milwaukee 604,477
24 Denver 598,707
25 Seattle 598,541

It’s interesting that there are only 9 cities in all of the U.S. with populations over 1,000,000. What’s weird to me that Atlanta and Miami aren’t on the list…and weirder still that Jacksonville and Milwaukee are. What’s not surprising is that there are no Oklahoma cities that crack the Top 25.

And because I know some of you are geeks like me: you can look here to find out info for cities and counties across the U.S., by state. For example, I now know that Tulsa has a population density of 2,151 persons per square mile; San Francisco has 16,636; and New York has a population density of 26,402 persons per square mile. So that’s cozy.

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