List of the most populous counties by U.S. state

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The following is a sortable table of the most populous county in each U.S. state and territory. Counties in bold have a population of at least 1 million.

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State Largest county/parish/municipality Population (2012 estimate) County/parish seat or shire town
Alabama Jefferson 660,009 Birmingham
Alaska Anchorage 298,610 Anchorage
Arizona Maricopa 3,942,169 Phoenix
Arkansas Pulaski 388,953 Little Rock
California Los Angeles 9,962,789 Los Angeles
Colorado El Paso 644,964 Colorado Springs
Connecticut Fairfield 933,835 Bridgeport
Delaware New Castle 546,076 Wilmington
Florida Miami-Dade 2,591,035 Miami
Georgia Fulton 977,773 Atlanta
Hawaii Honolulu 976,372 Honolulu
Idaho Ada 409,061 Boise
Illinois Cook 5,231,351 Chicago
Indiana Marion 918,977 Indianapolis
Iowa Polk 443,710 Des Moines
Kansas Johnson 559,913 Olathe
Kentucky Jefferson 750,828 Louisville
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 444,526 Baton Rouge
Maine Cumberland 283,921 Portland
Maryland Montgomery 1,004,709 Rockville
Massachusetts Middlesex 1,537,251 Cambridge and Lowell
Michigan Wayne 1,792,365 Detroit
Minnesota Hennepin 1,184,576 Minneapolis
Mississippi Hinds 248,643 Jackson
Missouri St. Louis County 1,000,438 Clayton
Montana Yellowstone 151,882 Billings
Nebraska Douglas 531,265 Omaha
Nevada Clark 2,000,759 Las Vegas
New Hampshire Hillsborough 402,922 Manchester and Nashua
New Jersey Bergen 918,888 Hackensack
New Mexico Bernalillo 673,460 Albuquerque
New York Kings 2,565,635 Brooklyn
North Carolina Mecklenburg 969,031 Charlotte
North Dakota Cass 156,157 Fargo
Ohio Cuyahoga 1,265,111 Cleveland
Oklahoma Oklahoma 741,781 Oklahoma City
Oregon Multnomah 759,256 Portland
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1,547,607 Philadelphia
Rhode Island Providence 628,323 Providence
South Carolina Greenville 467,605 Greenville
South Dakota Minnehaha 175,037 Sioux Falls
Tennessee Shelby 940,764 Memphis
Texas Harris 4,253,700 Houston
Utah Salt Lake 1,063,842 Salt Lake City
Vermont Chittenden 158,504 Burlington
Virginia Fairfax 1,118,602 Fairfax
Washington King 2,007,440 Seattle
West Virginia Kanawha 192,179 Charleston
Wisconsin Milwaukee 955,205 Milwaukee
Wyoming Laramie 94,483 Cheyenne

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