List of United States cities by area

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This list ranks U. S. cities by land area (not including bodies of water). Total areas including water are also given, but note that, when ranked by total area, a number of coastal cities appear disproportionately larger. San Francisco is an extreme example: water makes up nearly 80% of its total area of 232 square miles (601 km²). Note also that in many cases a city may be geographically large primarily because its municipal government has merged with the government of the surrounding county. In some cases the county no longer exists, while in others the arrangement has formed a Consolidated city–county (or city-borough in Alaska, or city-parish in Louisiana). These are shown in bold (but not all examples may be so indicated).

Rank City State Land area (sq mi) Land area (km²) Water area (sq mi) Water area (km²) Total area (sq mi) Total area (km²) Population (2010)
1 Sitka Alaska 2,870.3 7,434.1 1,941.0 5,027.3 4,811.4 12,460.8 10,323
2 Juneau Alaska 2,701.9 6,998.0 552.0 1,429.6 3,253.9 8,427.5 31,275
3 Wrangell Alaska 2,541.5 6,582.4 920.6 2,384.3 3,462.1 8,966.7 2,545
4 Anchorage Alaska 1,704.7 4,415.1 256.3 663.9 1,961.0 5,079.0 291,826
5 Jacksonville Florida 747.0 1,934.7 138 330.6 885 2,265.3 821,784
6 Anaconda Montana 736.5 1,907.6 4.7 12.1 741.2 1,919.7 8,302
7 Butte Montana 716.2 1,855.1 0.6 1.5 716.8 1,856.6 34,200
8 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 607 1,572 14.4 36.7 621.2 1,608.8 600,000
9 Houston Texas 599.6 1,553 27.9 72.3 627.8 1,625.2 2,099,451
10 Phoenix Arizona 516.7 1,338.3 1.2 3.2 517.9 1,341.5 1,445,632
11 Nashville Tennessee 475.1 1,230.6 21.7 56.3 496.8 1,286.8 601,222
12 Los Angeles California 468.7 1,213.9 34.0 88.1 502.7 1,302.0 3,792,621
13 San Antonio Texas 460.9 1,193.8 5.8 15.0 466.7 1,208.8 1,327,407
14 Suffolk Virginia 400.2 1,036.4 28.9 74.9 429.1 1,111.3 84,585
15 Buckeye Arizona 375.3 971.9 0.1 0.3 375.4 972.3 50,876
16 Indianapolis Indiana 361.4 936.1 6.6 17.1 368.0 953.2 820,445
17 Chesapeake Virginia 340.8 882.7 10.1 26.1 350.9 908.8 222,209
18 Dallas Texas 340.5 881.9 45.3 117.4 385.8 999.3 1,197,816
19 Fort Worth Texas 339.8 880.1 8.0 20.8 347.9 901.0 741,206
20 Louisville Kentucky 325.2 842.4 17.0 43.9 342.2 886.3 597,337
21 San Diego California 325.2 842.2 47.2 122.3 372.4 964.5 1,307,402
22 Memphis Tennessee 315.1 816.0 8.9 23.2 324.0 839.2 646,889
23 Kansas City Missouri 313.5 815.7 4.1 10.6 319.0 826.3 463,202
24 New York City New York 302.6 783.8 165.8 429.5 468.5 1,213.4 8,175,133
25 Augusta Georgia 302.5 783.4 4.2 10.9 306.7 794.3 195,844
26 Austin Texas 297.9 771.5 7.2 18.6 305.1 790.1 790,390
27 Charlotte North Carolina 297.7 771.0 2.0 5.1 299.7 776.1 731,424
28 Lexington Kentucky 283.6 734.6 1.9 4.9 285.6 739.6 295,803
29 El Paso Texas 255.2 661.1 1.0 2.6 256.3 663.7 649,121
30 Macon Georgia 250.0 650.2 5.6 15 255.0 660.0 156,388
31 Virginia Beach Virginia 249.0 644.9 248.3 643.2 497.3 1,288.1 437,994
32 Cusseta Georgia 248.7 644.2 2.4 6.3 251.2 650.5
33 Chicago Illinois 227.1 588.3 6.9 17.8 234.0 606.1 2,695,598
34 Tucson Arizona 226.7 587.2 0.3 0.8 227.0 588.0 520,116
35 Columbus Ohio 217.2 562.5 5.9 15.4 223.1 577.8 787,033
36 Columbus Georgia 216.4 560.4 4.6 12.0 221.0 572.4 189,885
37 Valdez Alaska 216.2 560.0 59.6 154.5 275.9 714.5
38 Preston Georgia 209.1 541.6 1.1 3.0 210.3 544.6
39 Huntsville Alabama 209.1 541.4 1.3 3.5 210.4 544.9 180,105
40 Boulder City Nevada 208.5 540.1 0.0 0.1 208.6 540.2 15,023
41 California City California 203.5 527.1 0.1 0.3 203.6 527.4 14,120
42 Tulsa Oklahoma 196.8 509.6 4.2 11.0 201.0 520.6 391,906
43 Colorado Springs Colorado 194.5 503.9 0.4 0.9 194.9 504.8 416,427
44 Goodyear Arizona 191.5 495.9 0.0 0.1 191.5 496.0 65,275
45 Albuquerque New Mexico 187.7 486.2 1.8 4.7 189.5 490.9 545,852
46 Scottsdale Arizona 183.9 476.4 0.5 1.2 184.4 477.6 217,385
47 Hibbing Minnesota 181.8 470.9 4.6 11.9 186.4 482.8 16,361
48 Norman Oklahoma 178.8 463.0 10.7 27.6 189.4 490.6 110,925
49 San Jose California 176.5 457.2 3.4 8.9 180.0 466.1 945,942
50 Peoria Arizona 174.4 451.7 3.6 9.2 178.0 460.9 154,065
51 New Orleans Louisiana 169.4 438.8 180.8 468.2 350.2 907.0 343,829
52 Corpus Christi Texas 160.6 416.0 329.0 852.1 489.6 1,268.0 305,215
53 Montgomery Alabama 159.6 413.3 2.4 6.1 161.9 419.4 205,764
54 Wichita Kansas 159.3 412.6 4.3 11.1 163.6 423.7 382,368
55 Aurora Colorado 154.7 400.8 0.7 1.8 155.4 402.6 325,078
56 Denver Colorado 153.0 396.3 1.6 4.2 154.6 400.5 600,158
57 Sierra Vista Arizona 152.3 394.4 0.3 0.7 152.5 395.1 43,888
58 Georgetown Georgia 151.2 391.7 9.3 24.2 160.6 415.9
59 Birmingham Alabama 146.1 378.3 2.5 6.6 148.6 384.9 212,237
60 Fayetteville North Carolina 145.8 377.7 1.9 4.8 147.7 382.6 200,654
61 Carson City ** Nevada 144.7 374.7 12.6 32.6 157.2 407.3 55,274
62 Raleigh North Carolina 142.9 370.1 1.1 2.8 144.0 373.0 403,892
63 Bakersfield California 142.2 368.2 1.4 3.7 143.6 371.9 347,483
64 Mobile Alabama 139.1 360.3 40.7 105.3 179.8 465.6 195,111
65 Detroit Michigan 138.8 359.4 4.1 10.7 142.9 370.0 713,777
66 Bunnell Florida 137.5 356.0 1.1 2.9 138.6 358.9 2,676
67 Mesa Arizona 136.5 353.4 0.6 1.6 137.1 355.0 439,041
68 Las Vegas Nevada 135.8 351.8 0.1 0.1 135.9 351.9 583,756
69 Chattanooga Tennessee 135.2 350.2 8.0 20.7 143.2 370.9 167,674
70 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 134.1 347.3 8.6 22.3 142.7 369.6 1,526,006
71 Portland Oregon 133.4 345.6 11.7 30.2 145.1 375.8 583,776
72 Atlanta Georgia 133.2 344.9 0.9 2.2 134.0 347.1 420,003
73 Winston-Salem North Carolina 132.4 343.0 1.2 3.2 133.7 346.3 229,617
74 Brownsville Texas 132.2 342.7 14.0 36.1 146.3 378.9 175,023
75 Columbia South Carolina 132.2 342.4 2.7 7.0 134.9 349.5 129,272
76 Lynchburg Tennessee 129.2 334.7 1.2 3.1 130.4 337.8 5,740
77 Athens Georgia 117.8 305.0 0.5 1.2 118.2 306.2 115,452
78 Little Rock Arkansas 116.2 301.0 0.6 1.6 116.8 302.5 193,524
79 Omaha Nebraska 115.7 299.7 3.2 8.2 118.9 307.9 408,958
80 Lubbock Texas 114.8 297.4 0.1 0.3 114.9 297.6 229,573
81 Tampa Florida 112.1 290.2 58.5 151.6 170.6 441.9 335,709
84 Unalaska Alaska 111.0 287.5 101.3 262.4 212.3 549.9 4,283
85 Orlando Florida 102.4 265 8.3 21 110.7 287 238,300
86 Salt Lake City Utah 109.1 282.5 1.3 3.3 110.4 285.9 186,440
87 Columbia South Carolina 125.2 324.3 2.5 6.5 127.7 330.8 129,272
88 Yuma Arizona 106.7
(2010: 120.3)
276.2
(2010: 311.5)
0.1
(2010: 0.1)
0.2
(2010: 0.4)
106.7
(2010: 120.4)
276.4
(2010: 311.9)
77,515
89 Babbitt Minnesota 105.7 273.6 1.1 2.8 106.7 276.4 1,670
90 Cape Coral Florida 105.2 272.4 9.9 25.7 115.1 298.1 154,305
91 Abilene Texas 105.1 272.3 5.5 14.2 110.6 286.5 117,063
92 Palmdale California 105.0 271.8 0.1 0.4 105.1 272.2 152,750
93 Jackson Mississippi 104.9 271.7 1.9 5.0 106.8 276.7 173,514
94 Greensboro North Carolina 104.7 271.2 4.5 11.8 109.3 283.0 269,666
95 Fresno California 104.4 270.3 0.4 1.1 104.8 271.4 494,665
96 Shreveport Louisiana 103.1 267.1 14.6 37.9 117.8 305.1 199,311
97 St. Marys Pennsylvania 99.3 257.2 0.2 0.4 99.5 257.7 14,502
98 Sacramento California 97.2 251.6 2.1 5.4 99.2 257.0 466,488
99 Charleston South Carolina 97.0 251.2 17.1 44.3 114.1 295.5 120,083
100 Nightmute Alaska 97.0 251.2 4.6 11.8 101.5 263.0 208
101 Plymouth Massachusetts 96.5 250.0 37.5 97.0 134.0 347.0 51,701
102 Milwaukee Wisconsin 96.1 248.8 0.9 2.2 96.9 251.0 594,833
103 Arlington Texas 95.8 248.2 3.2 8.3 99.0 256.5 365,438
104 Tallahassee Florida 95.7 247.9 2.5 6.6 98.3 254.5 181,376
105 Clarksville Tennessee 94.9 245.7 0.7 1.8 95.5 247.5 132,929
106 Durham North Carolina 94.6 245.1 0.3 0.7 94.9 245.8 228,330
107 Palm Springs California 94.2 244.1 0.8 2.2 95.1 246.3 42,807
108 Lancaster California 94.0 243.5 0.2 0.5 94.2 243.9 156,633
109 Knoxville Tennessee 92.7 240.0 5.4 14.1 98.1 254.0 178,874
110 Amarillo Texas 89.9 232.7 0.4 1.2 90.3 233.9 190,695
111 Dothan Alabama 86.6 224.3 0.2 0.5 86.8 224.9 57,737
112 Oak Ridge Tennessee 85.5 221.6 4.4 11.3 89.9 232.9 27,387
113 Edmond Oklahoma 85.1 220.5 2.8 7.3 87.9 227.8 68,315
114 Beaumont Texas 85.0 220.2 0.9 2.4 85.9 222.6 118,296
115 Waco Texas 84.2 218.1 11.3 29.3 95.5 247.4 124,805
116 Seattle Washington 83.9 217.2 58.7 152.0 142.5 369.2 608,660
117 Port Arthur Texas 82.9 214.8 60.8 157.6 143.8 372.3 57,755
118 Baltimore ** Maryland 80.8 209.3 11.3 29.2 92.1 238.5 620,961
119 Toledo Ohio 80.6 208.8 3.5 8.9 84.1 217.8 287,208
120 Kansas City Kansas 124.3 321.8 3.6 9.2 127.8 331.0 145,786
121 El Reno Oklahoma 80.0 207.1 0.4 1.2 80.4 208.3 16,212
122 Henderson Nevada 79.7 206.4 0.0 0.0 79.7 206.4 257,729
123 Jonesboro Arkansas 79.6 206.3 0.4 0.9 80.0 207.2 55,515
124 Ellsworth Maine 79.3 205.3 14.6 37.7 93.8 243.0 7,741
125 Caribou Maine 79.3 205.4 0.9 2.3 80.2 207.7 8,312
126 Laredo Texas 90.01 203.2 1.1 2.8 79.6 206.0 236,091
127 Fort Wayne Indiana 79.0 204.5 0.2 0.4 79.1 204.9 253,691
128 North Las Vegas Nevada 78.5 203.3 0.0 0.0 78.5 203.3 216,961
129 Independence Missouri 78.3 202.9 0.1 0.3 78.5 203.2 116,830
130 Riverside California 78.1 202.3 0.3 0.7 78.4 203.0 303,871
131 Cincinnati Ohio 78.0 201.9 1.6 4.1 79.6 206.1 296,943
132 Las Cruces New Mexico 77.9 201.4 1.2 4.7 81.6 200.9 99,788
133 Cleveland Ohio 77.6 200.9 4.8 12.5 82.4 213.5 396,815
134 Baton Rouge Louisiana 76.8 199.0 2.2 5.7 79.1 204.8 229,493
135 Fremont California 76.7 198.6 10.4 27.0 87.1 225.6 214,089
136 Presque Isle Maine 75.7 196.2 1.8 4.7 77.5 200.4 9,511
137 Des Moines Iowa 75.8 196.3 1.5 3.8 77.2 200.1 203,433
138 Port St. Lucie Florida 75.5 195.7 1.1 3.0 76.7 198.6 164,603
139 Lawton Oklahoma 75.1 194.6 0.0 0.0 75.1 194.6 92,757
140 Rome New York 74.9 194.1 0.7 1.9 75.7 196.0 34,950
141 North Port Florida 74.8 193.7 0.8 2.0 75.5 195.6 57,357
142 Savannah Georgia 74.7 193.6 3.4 8.7 78.1 202.3 136,286
143 Lincoln Nebraska 74.6 193.3 0.7 1.9 75.4 195.2 258,379
144 Enid Oklahoma 74.0 191.6 0.1 0.2 74.1 191.8 47,045
145 Rio Rancho New Mexico 73.4 190.2 0.1 0.2 73.5 190.4 51,765
146 Apple Valley California 73.3 189.9 0.3 0.8 73.6 190.7 54,239
147 Springfield Missouri 73.2 189.5 0.6 1.7 73.8 191.1 159,498
148 Victorville California 72.8 188.5 0.5 1.4 73.3 189.9 64,029
149 Marana Arizona 72.7
(2010: 121.5)
188.2
(2010:314.6)
0.9
(2010: 0.7)
2.3
(2010: 1.9)
73.6
(2010: 122.2)
190.5
(2010: 316.5)
13,556
150 Eloy Arizona 71.7
(2010: 111.5)
185.6
(2010: 288.8)
0.0
(2010: 0.1)
0.0
(2010: 0.2)
71.7
(2010: 111.6)
185.6
(2010: 289.0)
10,375
151 Plano Texas 71.6 185.4 0.1 0.2 71.6 185.5 259,841
152 Grand Prairie Texas 71.4 184.9 10.1 26.3 81.5 211.2 175,396
153 Wichita Falls Texas 70.7 183.1 0.0 0.1 70.7 183.1 104,553

** These are independent cities, meaning they are not a part of any county.

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Sitka, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Wrangell, Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska
Jacksonville, Florida
Anaconda, Montana
Butte, Montana
Houston, Texas
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phoenix, Arizona
Nashville, Tennessee
Los Angeles, California
San Antonio, Texas
Suffolk, Virginia
Buckeye, Arizona
Indianapolis, Indiana
Chesapeake, Virginia
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Louisville, Kentucky
San Diego, California
Memphis, Tennessee
Kansas City, Missouri
New York City, New York
Augusta, Georgia

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