The United States’ population growth has been slowing for the better part of a decade,1 and in 2020, growth in the US plummeted due to the Coronavirus pandemic.2 Despite this trend, the United States is still a big place with some very densely populated cities.
Which cities are the largest, though? We looked at Census Bureau data to find out which US cities have the most residents. Predictably, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago took the top three spots, though you may be surprised to see where your city ranks.
As a bonus, we also checked median rent in each city to give you an idea of how much it would cost to live there if you’re thinking about moving.
Whether you’re looking for a new city to call home or you’re just curious to learn how populated your current home is, keep reading to learn about the US’s most populous cities.