20 Biggest US Cities by Decade

Can you guess the 20 biggest cities from 1790 to 2010?
According to: biggestuscities.com and census.gov
Some of these cities no longer exist!
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City
 
 
2010
8,175,000
New York
3,793,000
Los Angeles
2,696,000
Chicago
2,100,000
Houston
1,526,000
Philadelphia
1,446,000
Phoenix
1,327,000
San Antonio
1,307,000
San Diego
1,198,000
Dallas
946,000
San Jose
822,000
Jacksonville
821,000
Indianapolis
805,000
San Francisco
790,000
Austin
787,000
Columbus
741,000
Fort Worth
731,000
Charlotte
714,000
Detroit
649,000
El Paso
647,000
Memphis
 
 
2000
8,015,000
New York
3,704,000
Los Angeles
2,896,000
Chicago
1,978,000
Houston
1,514,000
Philadelphia
1,327,000
Phoenix
1,227,000
San Diego
1,191,000
Dallas
1,164,000
San Antonio
945,000
Detroit
904,000
San Jose
782,000
Indianapolis
777,000
San Francisco
737,000
Jacksonville
716,000
Columbus
690,000
Memphis
672,000
Austin
649,000
Baltimore
597,000
Milwaukee
590,000
Boston
 
 
1990
7,323,000
New York
3,485,000
Los Angeles
2,784,000
Chicago
1,698,000
Houston
1,586,000
Philadelphia
1,111,000
San Diego
1,028,000
Detroit
1,007,000
Dallas
997,000
San Antonio
989,000
Phoenix
783,000
San Jose
736,000
Baltimore
732,000
Indianapolis
724,000
San Francisco
636,000
Columbus
635,000
Jacksonville
628,000
Milwaukee
619,000
Memphis
607,000
Washington, D.C.
574,000
Boston
 
 
1980
7,072,000
New York
3,005,000
Chicago
2,967,000
Los Angeles
1,688,000
Philadelphia
1,595,000
Houston
1,203,000
Detroit
904,000
Dallas
876,000
San Diego
790,000
Phoenix
787,000
Baltimore
786,000
San Antonio
701,000
Indianapolis
679,000
San Francisco
646,000
Memphis
638,000
Washington, D.C.
636,000
Milwaukee
629,000
San Jose
574,000
Cleveland
565,000
Columbus
563,000
Boston
 
 
1970
7,895,000
New York
3,367,000
Chicago
2,816,000
Los Angeles
1,949,000
Philadelphia
1,511,000
Detroit
1,233,000
Houston
906,000
Baltimore
844,000
Dallas
757,000
Washington, D.C.
751,000
Cleveland
745,000
Indianapolis
717,000
Milwaukee
716,000
San Francisco
697,000
San Diego
654,000
San Antonio
641,000
Boston
624,000
Memphis
622,000
St. Louis
593,000
New Orleans
582,000
Phoenix
 
 
1960
7.782,000
New York
3,550,000
Chicago
2,479,000
Los Angeles
2,003,000
Philadelphia
1,670,000
Detroit
939,000
Baltimore
938,000
Houston
876,000
Cleveland
764,000
Washington, D.C.
750,000
St. Louis
741,000
Milwaukee
740,000
San Francisco
697,000
Boston
680,000
Dallas
628,000
New Orleans
604,000
Pittsburgh
588,000
San Antonio
573,000
San Diego
557,000
Seattle
533,000
Buffalo
 
 
1950
7,892,000
New York
3,621,000
Chicago
2,072,000
Philadelphia
1,970,000
Los Angeles
1,850,000
Detroit
950,000
Baltimore
915,000
Cleveland
857,000
St. Louis
802,000
Washington, D.C.
801,000
Boston
775,000
San Francisco
677,000
Pittsburgh
637,000
Milwaukee
596,000
Houston
580,000
Buffalo
570,000
New Orleans
522,000
Minneapolis
504,000
Cincinnati
468,000
Seattle
457,000
Kansas City
 
 
1940
7,455,000
New York
3,397,000
Chicago
1,931,000
Philadelphia
1,623,000
Detroit
1,504,000
Los Angeles
878,000
Cleveland
859,000
Baltimore
816,000
St. Louis
771,000
Boston
672,000
Pittsburgh
663,000
Washington, D.C.
635,000
San Francisco
587,000
Milwaukee
576,000
Buffalo
495,000
New Orleans
492,000
Minneapolis
456,000
Cincinnati
430,000
Newark
399,000
Kansas City
387,000
Indianapolis
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City
 
 
1930
6,930,000
New York
3,376,000
Chicago
1,951,000
Philadelphia
1,569,000
Detroit
1,238,000
Los Angeles
900,000
Cleveland
822,000
St. Louis
805,000
Baltimore
781,000
Boston
670,000
Pittsburgh
634,000
San Francisco
578,000
Milwaukee
573,000
Buffalo
487,000
Washington, D.C.
464,000
Minneapolis
459,000
New Orleans
451,000
Cincinnati
442,000
Newark
400,000
Kansas City
366,000
Seattle
 
 
1920
5,620,000
New York
2,702,000
Chicago
1,824,000
Philadelphia
993,000
Detroit
797,000
Cleveland
773,000
St. Louis
748,000
Boston
734,000
Baltimore
588,000
Pittsburgh
577,000
Los Angeles
507,000
Buffalo
507,000
San Francisco
457,000
Milwaukee
438,000
Washington, D.C.
415,000
Newark
401,000
Cincinnati
387,000
New Orleans
381,000
Minneapolis
324,000
Kansas City
315,000
Seattle
 
 
1910
4,767,000
New York
2,185,000
Chicago
1,549,000
Philadelphia
687,000
St. Louis
671,000
Boston
561,000
Cleveland
558,000
Baltimore
534,000
Pittsburgh
466,000
Detroit
424,000
Buffalo
417,000
San Francisco
374,000
Milwaukee
364,000
Cincinnati
347,000
Newark
339,000
New Orleans
331,000
Washington, D.C.
319,000
Los Angeles
301,000
Minneapolis
268,000
Jersey City
248,000
Kansas City
 
 
1900
3,437,000
New York
1,699,000
Chicago
1,294,000
Philadelphia
575,000
St. Louis
561,000
Boston
509,000
Baltimore
382,000
Cleveland
352,000
Buffalo
343,000
San Francisco
326,000
Cincinnati
322,000
Pittsburgh
287,000
New Orleans
286,000
Detroit
285,000
Milwaukee
279,000
Washington, D.C.
246,000
Newark
206,000
Jersey City
205,000
Louisville
203,000
Minneapolis
176,000
Providence
 
 
1890
1,515,000
New York
1,100,000
Chicago
1,047,000
Philadelphia
806,000
Brooklyn
452,000
St. Louis
448,000
Boston
434,000
Baltimore
299,000
San Francisco
297,000
Cincinnati
261,000
Cleveland
256,000
Buffalo
242,000
New Orleans
239,000
Pittsburgh
230,000
Washington, D.C.
206,000
Detroit
204,000
Milwaukee
182,000
Newark
165,000
Minneapolis
163,000
Jersey City
161,000
Louisville
 
 
1880
1,206,000
New York
847,000
Philadelphia
567,000
Brooklyn
503,000
Chicago
363,000
Boston
351,000
St. Louis
332,000
Baltimore
255,000
Cincinnati
234,000
San Francisco
216,000
New Orleans
160,000
Cleveland
156,000
Pittsburgh
155,000
Buffalo
147,000
Washington, D.C.
137,000
Newark
124,000
Louisville
121,000
Jersey City
116,000
Detroit
116,000
Milwaukee
105,000
Providence
 
 
1870
942,000
New York
674,000
Philadelphia
396,000
Brooklyn
311,000
St. Louis
299,000
Chicago
267,000
Baltimore
251,000
Boston
216,000
Cincinnati
191,000
New Orleans
149,000
San Francisco
118,000
Buffalo
109,000
Washington, D.C.
105,000
Newark
101,000
Louisville
93,000
Cleveland
86,000
Pittsburgh
83,000
Jersey City
80,000
Detroit
71,000
Milwaukee
69,000
Albany
 
 
1860
814,000
New York
566,000
Philadelphia
267,000
Brooklyn
212,000
Baltimore
178,000
Boston
169,000
New Orleans
161,000
Cincinnati
161,000
St. Louis
112,000
Chicago
81,000
Buffalo
72,000
Newark
68,000
Louisville
62,000
Albany
61,000
Washington, D.C.
57,000
San Francisco
51,000
Providence
49,000
Pittsburgh
48,000
Rochester
46,000
Detroit
45,000
Milwaukee
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City
 
 
1850
516,000
New York
169,000
Baltimore
137,000
Boston
121,000
Philadelphia
116,000
New Orleans
115,000
Cincinnati
97,000
Brooklyn
78,000
St. Louis
59,000
Spring Garden
51,000
Albany
47,000
Northern Liberties
47,000
Kensington
47,000
Pittsburgh
43,000
Louisville
43,000
Charleston
42,000
Buffalo
42,000
Providence
40,000
Washington, D.C.
39,000
Newark
39,000
Southwark
 
 
1840
313,000
New York
102,000
Baltimore
102,000
New Orleans
94,000
Philadelphia
93,000
Boston
46,000
Cincinnati
36,000
Brooklyn
34,000
Northern Liberties
34,000
Albany
29,000
Charleston
28,000
Spring Garden
28,000
Southwark
23,000
Washington, D.C.
23,000
Providence
22,000
Kensington
21,000
Louisville
21,000
Pittsburgh
21,000
Lowell
20,000
Rochester
20,000
Richmond
 
 
1830
203,000
New York
81,000
Baltimore
80,000
Philadelphia
61,000
Boston
46,000
New Orleans
30,000
Charleston
29,000
Northern Liberties
25,000
Cincinnati
24,000
Albany
21,000
Southwark
19,000
Washington, D.C.
17,000
Providence
16,000
Richmond
14,000
Salem
13,000
Kensington
13,000
Portland
13,000
Pittsburgh
12,000
Brooklyn
12,000
Troy
11,000
Spring Garden
 
 
1820
124,000
New York
64,000
Philadelphia
63,000
Baltimore
43,000
Boston
27,000
New Orleans
25,000
Charleston
20,000
Northern Liberties
15,000
Southwark
13,000
Washington, D.C.
13,000
Salem
13,000
Albany
12,000
Richmond
12,000
Providence
10,000
Cincinnati
9,000
Portland
8,000
Norfolk
8,000
Alexandria
8,000
Savannah
7,000
Georgetown
7,000
Portsmouth
 
 
1810
96,000
New York
54,000
Philadelphia
47,000
Baltimore
34,000
Boston
25,000
Charleston
20,000
Northern Liberties
17,000
New Orleans
14,000
Southwark
13,000
Salem
11,000
Albany
10,000
Providence
10,000
Richmond
9,000
Norfolk
8,000
Washington, D.C.
8,000
Newport
8,000
Newburyport
7,000
Alexandria
7,000
Portland
7,000
Portsmouth
7,000
Nantucket
 
 
1800
61,000
New York
41,000
Philadelphia
27,000
Baltimore
25,000
Boston
19,000
Charleston
11,000
Northern Liberties
10,000
Southwark
9,000
Salem
8,000
Providence
7,000
Norfolk
7,000
Newport
6,000
Newburyport
6,000
Richmond
6,000
Nantucket
5,000
Portsmouth
5,000
Gloucester
5,000
Albany
5,000
Schenectady
5,000
Marblehead
5,000
New London
 
 
1790
33,000
New York
29,000
Philadelphia
18,000
Boston
16,000
Charleston
14,000
Baltimore
10,000
Northern Liberties
8,000
Salem
7,000
Newport
6,000
Providence
6,000
Marblehead
6,000
Southwark
5,000
Gloucester
5,000
Newburyport
5,000
Portsmouth
5,000
Sherburne
5,000
Middleborough
4,000
New Haven
4,000
Richmond
3,000
Albany
3,000
Norfolk
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