List of North American cities by population

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For the majority of cities in North America, the most recent official population census results, estimates or short-term projections date to 2015. This list compiles figures for all North American cities with a population within city limits exceeding 500,000 that year. These figures do not reflect the population of the urban agglomeration or metropolitan area which typically do not coincide with the administrative boundaries of the city. They refer to mid-2015 populations with the following exceptions:

  1. Mexican cities, whose figures derive from the 2015 Intercensal Survey conducted by INEGI with a reference date of 15 March 2015;[1]
  2. The 2016 Canadian census figures were released on Feb 8, 2017. All projected and estimated figures for Canadian cities were replaced by the census data.


City Image Country Population Year
1 Mexico City Ciudad.Mexico.City.Distrito.Federal.DF.Reforma.Skyline.jpg  Mexico 8,918,653[a][2][3] 2015[b]
2 New York City Top of Rock Cropped.jpg  United States 8,550,405[4] 2015
3 Los Angeles LA Skyline Mountains2.jpg  United States 3,971,883[4] 2015
4 Toronto Flickr - paul bica - reflections of toronto.jpg  Canada 2,731,571[5] 2016
5 Chicago 2010-02-19 3000x2000 chicago skyline.jpg  United States 2,720,546[4] 2015
6 Houston Panoramic Houston skyline.jpg  United States 2,296,224[4] 2015
7 Havana Bahia Habana Entrada.jpg  Cuba 2,117,625[6] 2015
8 Montreal VuedeMontreal.jpg  Canada 1,704,694[5] 2016
9 Ecatepec de Morelos Ecatepec explanada.JPG  Mexico 1,677,678[c][2][3] 2015[b]
10 Philadelphia Philly skyline.jpg  United States 1,567,442[4] 2015
11 Phoenix Phoenix skyline Arizona USA.jpg  United States 1,563,025[4] 2015
12 San Antonio San Antonio, Texas skyline from north.jpg  United States 1,469,845[4] 2015
13 Guadalajara Skyline Guadalajara.jpg  Mexico 1,460,148[c][2][3] 2015[b]
14 Puebla Puebla- Hotel Radisson.jpg  Mexico 1,437,939[d][7] 2015[b]
15 San Diego San Diego Skyline at Dawn.jpg  United States 1,394,928[4] 2015
16 Juárez Juarez Cathedrale et mission 24-02-2007.jpg  Mexico 1,382,753[d][7] 2015[b]
17 León Leon10 guanajuato.jpg  Mexico 1,349,224[d][7] 2015[b]
18 Dallas Xvixionx 29 April 2006 Dallas Skyline.jpg  United States 1,300,092[4] 2015
19 Tijuana TijuanaCulturalCenter.jpg  Mexico 1,298,475[d][7] 2015[b]
20 Calgary Calgary Skyline 2015.png  Canada 1,239,220[5] 2016
21 Tegucigalpa Tegucigalpa 2.jpg  Honduras 1,190,230[8] 2015
22 Zapopan Zapopan.jpg  Mexico 1,179,681[d][7] 2015[b]
23 Monterrey Monterrey skyline.jpg  Mexico 1,109,171[c][2][3] 2015[b]
24 Managua Managua.jpg  Nicaragua 1,048,134[9] 2015
25 Nezahualcóyotl PalacioMunicipalCdNeza.JPG  Mexico 1,039,867[c][2][3] 2015[b]
26 San Jose SJPan.jpg  United States 1,026,908[4] 2015
27 Santo Domingo Santo Domingo 15.jpg  Dominican Republic 1,007,997[10] 2015
28 Guatemala City Guatemalacityvolcanoes.jpg  Guatemala 994,078[11] 2015
29 Port-au-Prince Delmas 48 Haiti.jpg  Haiti 987,310[12] 2015
30 Naucalpan Torres de Satelite.jpg  Mexico 970,012[e][7] 2015[b]
31 Ottawa Ottawa Skyline.jpg  Canada 934,243[5] 2016
32 Edmonton Downtown-Skyline-Edmonton-Alberta-Canada-01A.jpg  Canada 932,546[5] 2016
33 Austin AustinSkylineLouNeffPoint-2010-03-29-b.JPG  United States 931,830[4] 2015
34 Mérida Mérida, Yucatán from the 16th floor of Hyatt.JPG  Mexico 892,363[c][2][3] 2015[b]
35 Querétaro CorporativoZaragoza.jpg  Mexico 878,931[c][2][3] 2015[b]
36 Toluca Toluca a los pies del nevado.jpg  Mexico 873,536[c][2][3] 2015[b]
37 Jacksonville Image-Jacksonville Skyline Panorama 2.jpg  United States 868,031[4] 2015
38 Chihuahua ChihuahuaZocalo.jpg  Mexico 867,736[d][7] 2015[b]
39 San Francisco San Francisco at Sunset.jpg  United States 864,816[4] 2015
40 Indianapolis DT INDY 10-03-2010 JASSSMIT.JPG  United States 853,173[f][4] 2015
41 Columbus Columbus-ohio-skyline-panorama.jpg  United States 850,106[4] 2015
42 Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX, skyline from I-35 W IMG 7078.JPG  United States 833,319[4] 2015
43 Charlotte Charlotte, N Carolina.jpg  United States 827,097[4] 2015
44 Hermosillo A view of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.jpg  Mexico 819,999[d][7] 2015[b]
45 Saltillo Saltillo, mexico(3).jpg  Mexico 791,074[d][7] 2015[b]
46 Aguascalientes Cerro del muerto Las Américas.jpg  Mexico 785,942[d][2] 2015[b]
47 San Luis Potosí Skyline San Luis P..JPG  Mexico 759,854[d][7] 2015[b]
48 Veracruz View of Veracruzfromboardwalk.JPG  Mexico 752,171[g][2][3] 2015[b]
49 San Pedro Sula Panoramica san pedro sula.jpg  Honduras 742,118[8] 2015
50 Santiago de los Caballeros SantiagoCityDominicanRep.JPG  Dominican Republic 723,162[13] 2015
51 Mississauga Mississauga skyline from Pearson.jpg  Canada 721,599[5] 2016
52 Culiacán Culiacan1.png  Mexico 720,798[d][7] 2015[b]
53 Mexicali CdrlSraGdpeMexicali.JPG  Mexico 717,628[d][7] 2015[b]
54 Cancún Imagebysafa2.jpg  Mexico 711,682[d][7] 2015[b]
55 Acapulco Acapulco nammer.jpg  Mexico 710,261[d][7] 2015[b]
56 Winnipeg Winnipeg skyline.jpg  Canada 705,244[5] 2016
57 Tlalnepantla  Mexico 700,734[c][2][3] 2015[b]
58 Seattle Space Needle002.jpg  United States 684,451[4] 2015
59 Guadalupe  Mexico 682,880[c][2][3] 2015[b]
60 Denver 2006-07-14-Denver Skyline Midnight.jpg  United States 682,545[4] 2015
61 El Paso Cityscape of El Paso at Dusk.jpg  United States 681,124[4] 2015
62 Chimalhuacán  Mexico 679,811[c][2][3] 2015[b]
63 Detroit DetroitSkyline.jpg  United States 677,116[4] 2015
64 Washington, D.C. Lincolnmemorial by dusk.jpg  United States 672,228[4] 2015
65 Kingston View of Kingston.jpg  Jamaica 669,627[14] 2015
66 Boston Boston downtown skyline Edit MichaLR.jpg  United States 667,137[4] 2015
67 Tlaquepaque  Mexico 664,193[c][2][3] 2015[b]
68 Memphis Memphis skyline from the air.jpg  United States 655,770[4] 2015
69 Nashville Nashville panorama Kaldari 02.jpg  United States 654,610[h][4] 2015
70 Torreón PlazadeArmasTorreon.jpg  Mexico 653,150[d][7] 2015[b]
71 Portland Portlandbridges.jpg  United States 632,309[4] 2015
72 Reynosa Edificio del Parque Cultural.JPG  Mexico 631,611[d][7] 2015[b]
73 Vancouver Vancouver aerial view.jpg  Canada 631,486[5] 2016
74 Oklahoma City Downtown Oklahoma City skyline at twilight.jpg  United States 631,346[4] 2015
75 Las Vegas Las Vegas 89.jpg  United States 623,747[4] 2015
76 Baltimore Baltimore Skyline.jpg  United States 621,849[4] 2015
77 Louisville Louisville skyline night.jpg  United States 615,366[i][4] 2015
78 Morelia Calle del centro de morelia.jpg  Mexico 608,190[d][7] 2015[b]
79 Milwaukee Leisure boating, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.jpg  United States 600,155[4] 2015
80 Tuxtla Gutiérrez  Mexico 598,710[c][2][3] 2015[b]
81 Apodaca  Mexico 597,207[c][2][3] 2015[b]
82 Brampton Brampton Dominion Building.jpg  Canada 593,638[5] 2016
83 Durango  Mexico 590,893[d][7] 2015[b]
84 Villa Nueva  Guatemala 564,686[11] 2015
85 Albuquerque  United States 559,121[4] 2015
86 Hamilton HamiltonOntarioSkylineC.JPG  Canada 536,917[5] 2016
87 Tonalá  Mexico 536,111[c][2][3] 2015[b]
88 Quebec City  Canada 531,902[5] 2016
89 Tucson  United States 531,641[4] 2015
90 Cuautitlán Izcalli  Mexico 531,041[c][2][3] 2015[b]
91 Ciudad López Mateos  Mexico 523,296[c][2][3] 2015[b]
92 Tultitlán  Mexico 520,557[c][2][3] 2015[b]
93 Fresno  United States 520,052[4] 2015
94 Surrey  Canada 517,887[5] 2016
95 Carrefour  Haiti 501,768[12] 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Population estimate is that of the federal entity known since 2016 as Ciudad de México and previously as the Distrito Federal.[1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al Population estimate has a reference date of March 15, 2015.[1]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Population estimate is that of the entire municipio.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Population estimate is that of the cabecera municipal (municipal seat).
  5. ^ The administration of Naucalpan is divided between the municipalities of Naucalpan and Huixquilucan. The population projections for each portion of the city have been combined.
  6. ^ The City of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Marion County, Indiana, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–county government. The City of Indianapolis comprises all of Marion County except the other incorporated municipalities within the county. See Indianapolis (balance).
  7. ^ The administration of Veracruz is divided between the municipalities of Veracruz and Boca del Río. The population estimates of the two municipalities have been combined.
  8. ^ Nashville is a consolidated city-county. The population given is for the entire city-county, excluding other incorporated places lying within the city-county limits. See Nashville-Davidson (balance), Tennessee.
  9. ^ The City of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jefferson County, Kentucky, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–county government. The City of Louisville comprises all of Jefferson County except the other incorporated municipalities within the county. See Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), Kentucky.


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  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data". Statistics Canada. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
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