List of the largest urban agglomerations in North America

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Mexico City
New York City
Los Angeles
Chicago
Toronto
Miami
Philadelphia
Dallas
Boston
Houston
Atlanta
Washington, D.C.
Detroit
Montreal

This is a list of the largest urban agglomerations in North America. It includes all urban agglomerations whose estimated 2005 population was 750,000 or more.[1]

Note, Canada and the U.S.A go by different population standards for amount of area involved within an urban agglomeration.

Rank Name 2012 population 1950 population
1 Mexico Mexico City 19,411,000 2,883,000
2 United States New York City 18,718,000 12,338,000
3 United States Los Angeles 12,298,000 4,046,000
4 United States Chicago 8,814,000 4,999,000
5 Canada Toronto 6,054,000 1,068,000
6 United States Miami 5,434,000 622,000
7 United States Philadelphia 5,392,000 3,128,000
8 United States Dallas–Fort Worth 4,655,000 866,000
9 United States Boston 4,361,000 2,551,000
10 United States Houston 4,320,000 709,000
11 United States Atlanta 4,304,000 513,000
12 United States Washington 4,238,000 1,298,000
13 Canada Montreal 4,100,000 1,343,000
14 United States Detroit 4,034,000 2,769,000
15 Mexico Guadalajara 3,968,000 403,000
16 Mexico Monterrey 3,596,000 356,000
17 United States Phoenix 3,416,000 221,000
18 United States San FranciscoOakland 3,385,000 1,855,000
19 United States Seattle 2,989,000 795,000
20 United States San Diego 2,852,000 440,000
21 Puerto Rico San Juan 2,605,000 451,000
22 United States Minneapolis–Saint Paul 2,556,000 996,000
23 Canada Vancouver 2,300,000 556,000
24 United States Tampa 2,252,000 300,000
25 United States Denver 2,239,000 505,000
26 United States Baltimore 2,205,000 1,168,000
27 Cuba Havana 2,189,000 1,147,000
28 United States Saint Louis 2,159,000 1,407,000
29 Haiti Port-au-Prince 2,129,000 133,000
30 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 2,022,000 219,000
31 United States Cleveland 1,855,000 1,392,000
32 Mexico Puebla 1,824,000 227,000
33 United States Portland 1,810,000 516,000
34 United States Pittsburgh 1,806,000 1,539,000
35 United States Las Vegas 1,720,000 35,000
36 United States Riverside-San Bernardino, California 1,690,000 139,000
37 Mexico Tijuana 1,649,000 60,000
38 United States San Jose, California 1,631,000 182,000
39 United States Cincinnati 1,599,000 881,000
40 United States Sacramento 1,555,000 216,000
41 Mexico Toluca 1,545,000 54,000
42 Mexico Juárez 1,540,000 123,000
43 El Salvador San Salvador 1,517,000 194,000
44 Mexico León 1,481,000 123,000
45 United States Virginia Beach-Norfolk 1,460,000 391,000
46 United States Kansas City 1,437,000 703,000
47 United States San Antonio 1,436,000 454,000
48 United States Indianapolis 1,387,000 505,000
49 United States Milwaukee 1,361,000 836,000
50 United States Orlando 1,306,000 75,000
51 United States Providence 1,248,000 703,000
52 United States Columbus 1,236,000 441,000
53 Costa Rica San José 1,217,000 148,000
54 Panama Panama City 1,216,000 171,000
55 Nicaragua Managua 1,165,000 110,000
56 Canada Ottawa 1,156,000 282,000
57 United States Austin 1,107,000 137,000
58 Mexico Torreón 1,072,000 189,000
59 Canada Calgary 1,058,000 132,000
60 United States Memphis 1,053,000 409,000
61 Canada Edmonton 1,015,000 163,000
62 United States New Orleans 1,010,000 664,000
63 United States Buffalo 999,000 899,000
64 United States BridgeportStamford 987,000 415,000
65 Guatemala Guatemala City 984,000 428,000
66 United States Jacksonville 961,000 246,000
67 Mexico Santiago de Querétaro 947,000 49,000
68 United States Charlotte 946,000 142,000
69 Mexico San Luis Potosí 946,000 132,000
70 United States Salt Lake City 943,000 230,000
71 Mexico Mérida 939,000 143,000
72 Honduras Tegucigalpa 927,000 73,000
73 United States Louisville 924,000 476,000
74 United States Hartford 894,000 425,000
75 United States Richmond 888,000 260,000
76 Mexico Mexicali 860,000 66,000
77 Mexico Aguascalientes 859,000 94,000
78 United States Nashville 848,000 261,000
79 Mexico Culiacán 812,000 49,000
80 United States Tucson 798,000 77,000
81 Mexico Tuxtla 788,000 28,000
82 United States Oklahoma City 773,000 278,000
83 Canada Quebec City 769,639 245,742
84 Mexico Acapulco 769,000 29,000
85 United States Dayton 754,000 350,000

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References[edit]

  1. ^ List based on 1950 and 2005 figures in Table A.12, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2005 Revision, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, United Nations. Accessed on line January 1, 2008.