Big and Getting Bigger

Five of the 20 most populous cities in the U.S. are in Texas:

1. New York, NY 7,428,162

2. Los Angeles, CA 3,633,591

3. Chicago, IL 2,799,050

4. Houston, TX 1,845,967

5. Philadelphia, PA 1,417,601

6. San Diego, CA 1,238,974

7. Phoenix, AZ 1,211,466

8. San Antonio, TX 1,147,213

9. Dallas, TX 1,076,214

10. Detroit, MI 965,084

11. San Jose, CA 867,675

12. San Francisco, CA 746,777

13. Indianapolis, IN 738,907

14. Jacksonville, FL 695,877

15. Columbus, OH 671,247

16. Baltimore, MD 632,681

17. El Paso, TX 612,770

18. Memphis, TN 606,109

19. Austin, TX 587,873

20. Milwaukee, WI 572,424

Six other Texas cities are in the Top 100: Fort Worth (27), Arlington (53), Corpus Christi (59), Plano (71), Garland (90), and Lubbock (93).


SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, estimates as of 7/1/99
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