Largest cities in the United States by population by decade


Largest cities in the United States by population by decade

This entry tracks and ranks the population of the largest cities in the United States by decade, starting with the 1790 Census. For 1790 through 1990, tables are taken from "Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990."ref|population1790-1990 For year 2000 rankings, data from the Census Bureau's tally of "Cities with 100,000 or More Population Ranked by Selected Subject" is used.ref|citieswith100000ormore For further research on year 2000 urban population, the County and City Data Book might be instructive.ref|CountyAndCityDataBookReference

1790

By 1790, New York had overtaken Philadelphia as the largest city in the United States, a rank it continues to hold to this day. The source population numbers for this list come from the first United States Census Bureau.ref|1790list

1820

A list of the 61 largest cities from the 1820 census is available from the Census Bureau and the source of this information.ref|1820list

1850

By 1850, the United States was in the midst of the First Industrial Revolution. A list of the hundred largest cities from the 1850 census is available from the Census Bureau and the source of this information.ref|1850list

1880

The Census bureau provides a list of the 100 largest cities in the United States during this year.ref|1880list

1910

The 1910 Census was the Thirteenth. The Census Bureau provides a list of the 100 largest cities in that year.ref|1910list

1940

The 1940 Census was the Sixteenth. The Census Bureau provides a list of the 100 largest cities in that year.ref|1940list

1970

The 1970 Census was the Nineteenth. The Census Bureau provides a list of the 100 largest cities in that year.ref|1970list

2000

The 2000 census was the most detailed to date. The Census Bureau provides a list of all cities with populations over 100,000.ref|2000list_by_rankingref|2000list_by_density

For a more extensive list of present population estimates see List of United States cities by population.

References

# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027.html Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/statab/ccdb/cityrank.htm Cities with 100,000 or More Population Ranked by Selected Subject] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html County and City Data Book] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab02.txt Population of the 24 Urban Places: 1790] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab03.txt Population of the 33 Urban Places: 1800] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab04.txt Population of the 46 Urban Places: 1810] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab05.txt Population of the 61 Urban Places: 1820] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab06.txt Population of the 90 Urban Places: 1830] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab07.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1840] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab08.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1850] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab09.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1860] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab10.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1870] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab11.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1880] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab12.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1890] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab13.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1900] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab14.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1910] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab15.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1920] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab16.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1930] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab17.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1940] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab18.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1950] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab19.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1960] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab20.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1970] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab21.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1980] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab22.txt Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1990] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/statab/ccdb/cit1020r.txt Cities with 100,000 or More Population in 2000 ranked by Population, 2000 in Rank Order] "
# " [http://www.census.gov/statab/ccdb/cit1040r.txt Cities with 100,000 or More Population in 2000 ranked by Population per Square Mile, 2000 in Rank Order] "

External links

* [http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=654 United States, 1780-1789] —discusses population size from 1780 to 1789


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