List of United States cities by area

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This list ranks the top 150 U.S. cities (incorporated places) by land area. Total areas including water are also given, but 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). In many cases an incorporated place is geographically large 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. Some consolidated city-counties, however, include multiple incorporated places. In such cases, this list presents only that portion (or “balance”) of such consolidated city-counties that are not a part of another incorporated place; these are indicated with asterisks (*). Cities that are not consolidated with or part of any county are independent cities, indicated with two asterisks (**). All data is from the 2020 United States Census.[1]

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 (2020)[2]
1 Sitka Alaska 2,870.1 7,434 1,945.1 5,038 4,815.1 12,471 8,458
2 Juneau Alaska 2,704.0 7,003 550.7 1,426 3,254.7 8,430 32,255
3 Wrangell Alaska 2,556.0 6,620 920.6 2,384 3,476.6 9,004 2,127
4 Anchorage Alaska 1,706.8 4,421 239.9 621 1,946.7 5,042 291,247
5 Tribune [note 1]* Kansas 778.2 2,016 0 0 778.2 2,016 1,182
6 Jacksonville Florida 747.3 1,935 127.2 329 874.5 2,265 949,611
7 Anaconda Montana 736.7 1,908 4.7 12 741.4 1,920 9,421
8 Butte * Montana 715.8 1,854 0.6 1.6 716.3 1,855 34,494
9 Houston Texas 640.4 1,659 31.2 81 671.7 1,740 2,304,580
10 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 606.2 1,570 14.3 37 620.5 1,607 681,054
11 Phoenix Arizona 518.0 1,342 1.1 2.8 519.1 1,344 1,608,139
12 San Antonio Texas 498.8 1,292 5.8 15 504.6 1,307 1,434,625
13 Nashville * Tennessee 475.8 1,232 21.7 56 497.5 1,289 689,447
14 Los Angeles California 469.5 1,216 32.1 83 501.6 1,299 3,898,747
15 Statenville [note 2] Georgia 420.4 1,089 0.3 0.78 420.7 1,090 3,697
16 Suffolk[note 3]** Virginia 399.2 1,034 29.7 77 428.9 1,111 94,324
17 Buckeye Arizona 393.0 1,018 0.2 0.52 393.2 1,018 91,502
18 Indianapolis * Indiana 361.6 937 6.3 16 367.9 953 887,642
19 Fort Worth Texas 347.3 900 8.3 21 355.5 921 918,915
20 Dallas Texas 339.6 880 43.9 114 383.4 993 1,304,379
21 Chesapeake[note 4]** Virginia 338.5 877 12.5 32 350.9 909 249,422
22 San Diego California 325.9 844 46.5 120 372.4 965 1,386,932
23 Louisville * Kentucky 324.9 841 16.5 43 341.4 884 633,045
24 Austin Texas 319.9 829 6.6 17 326.5 846 961,855
25 Kansas City Missouri 314.7 815 4.1 11 318.8 826 508,090
26 Charlotte North Carolina 308.3 798 2.0 5.2 310.3 804 874,579
27 Augusta * Georgia 302.3 783 4.2 11 306.5 794 202,081
28 New York City New York 300.5 778 172.0 445 472.4 1,224 8,804,190
29 Memphis Tennessee 297.0 769 7.6 20 304.6 789 633,104
30 Lexington Kentucky 283.6 735 1.9 4.9 285.5 739 322,570
31 El Paso Texas 258.4 669 0.8 2.1 259.2 671 678,815
32 Macon Georgia 249.4 646 5.5 14 254.9 660 157,346
33 Cusseta Georgia 248.7 644 2.4 6.2 251.2 651 9,565
34 Virginia Beach[note 5]** Virginia 244.7 634 252.8 655 497.5 1,289 459,470
35 Tucson Arizona 241.0 624 0.3 0.78 241.3 625 542,629
36 Chicago Illinois 227.7 590 6.8 18 234.5 607 2,746,388
37 Columbus Ohio 220.0 570 5.9 15 225.9 585 905,748
38 Huntsville Alabama 218.1 565 1.4 3.6 219.6 569 215,006
39 Columbus Georgia 216.5 561 4.5 12 221.0 572 206,922
40 Valdez Alaska 212.7 551 59.2 153 271.9 704 3,985
41 Preston [note 6] Georgia 209.7 543 0.9 2.3 210.6 545 2,348
42 Boulder City Nevada 208.3 539 0.0 0 208.3 539 14,885
43 California City California 203.6 527 0.1 0.26 203.7 528 14,973
44 Tulsa Oklahoma 197.5 512 4.1 11 201.6 522 413,066
45 Colorado Springs Colorado 195.4 506 0.4 1.0 195.8 507 478,961
46 Goodyear Arizona 191.3 495 0.0 0 191.3 495 95,294
47 Albuquerque New Mexico 187.3 485 1.7 4.4 189.0 490 564,559
48 Scottsdale Arizona 184.0 477 0.4 1.0 184.4 478 241,361
49 Hibbing Minnesota 182.0 471 4.4 11 186.5 483 16,214
50 Norman Oklahoma 178.8 463 10.5 27 189.3 490 128,026
51 San Jose California 178.3 462 3.1 8.0 181.4 470 1,013,240
52 Peoria Arizona 176.1 456 3.2 8.3 179.2 464 190,985
53 New Orleans Louisiana 169.5 439 180.4 467 349.8 906 383,997
54 Corpus Christi Texas 162.2 420 328.1 850 490.3 1,270 317,863
55 Wichita Kansas 162.0 420 4.5 12 166.5 431 397,532
56 Aurora Colorado 160.1 415 0.6 1.6 160.7 416 386,261
57 Montgomery Alabama 159.9 414 2.4 6.2 162.3 420 200,603
58 Denver Colorado 153.1 397 1.7 4.4 154.7 401 715,522
59 Sierra Vista Arizona 152.3 394 0.3 0.78 152.5 395 45,308
60 Georgetown Georgia 151.2 392 9.3 24 160.6 416 2,235
61 Bakersfield California 149.8 388 1.5 3.9 151.2 392 403,455
62 Fayetteville North Carolina 148.3 384 1.8 4.7 150.1 389 208,501
63 Raleigh North Carolina 147.1 381 1.1 2.8 148.2 384 467,665
64 Birmingham Alabama 147.0 381 2.5 6.5 149.6 387 200,733
65 Carson City[note 7]** Nevada 144.5 374 12.6 33 157.1 407 58,639
66 Chattanooga Tennessee 142.4 369 7.7 20 150.1 389 181,099
67 Las Vegas Nevada 141.8 367 0.1 0.26 141.9 368 641,903
68 Omaha Nebraska 141.6 367 3.6 9.3 145.2 376 486,051
69 Bunnell Florida 139.8 362 0.1 0.26 139.8 362 3,276
70 Mobile Alabama 139.5 361 40.6 105 180.1 466 187,041
71 Detroit Michigan 138.7 359 4.2 11 142.9 370 639,111
72 Mesa Arizona 138.7 359 0.7 1.8 139.4 361 504,258
73 Columbia South Carolina 136.8 354 2.9 7.5 139.6 362 136,632
74 Atlanta Georgia 135.3 350 1.0 2.6 136.3 353 498,715
75 Lubbock Texas 134.6 349 1.2 3.1 135.8 352 257,141
76 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 134.4 348 8.3 21 142.7 370 1,603,797
77 Portland Oregon 133.4 346 11.5 30 145.0 376 652,503
78 Winston-Salem North Carolina 132.7 344 1.2 3.1 133.9 347 249,545
79 Brownsville Texas 131.5 341 13.7 35 145.2 376 186,738
80 Greensboro North Carolina 129.6 336 5.2 13 134.8 349 299,035
81 Lynchburg Tennessee 129.2 335 1.2 3.1 130.4 338 6,461
82 Kansas City Kansas 124.7 323 3.6 9.3 128.3 332 156,607
83 Fernley Nevada 121.3 314 6.7 17 128.0 332 22,895
84 Marana Arizona 121.1 314 0.7 1.8 121.8 315 51,908
85 Yuma Arizona 120.7 313 0.1 0.26 120.7 313 95,548
86 Little Rock Arkansas 120.0 311 3.0 7.8 123.0 319 202,591
87 Port St. Lucie Florida 119.2 309 1.6 4.1 120.8 313 204,851
88 Athens * Georgia 116.3 301 1.8 4.7 118.1 306 127,315
89 Fresno California 115.2 298 1.2 3.1 116.4 301 542,107
90 Charleston South Carolina 114.8 297 20.4 53 135.1 350 150,227
91 Hartsville Tennessee 114.3 296 2.3 6.0 116.6 302 11,615
92 Tampa Florida 114.0 295 61.8 160 175.8 455 384,959
93 Eloy Arizona 113.6 294 0.1 0.26 113.6 294 15,635
94 Durham North Carolina 112.8 292 0.8 2.1 113.6 294 283,506
95 Jackson Mississippi 111.7 289 2.1 5.4 113.9 295 153,701
96 Casa Grande Arizona 110.9 287 0.0 0 110.9 287 53,658
97 Fort Wayne Indiana 110.7 287 0.2 0.52 111.0 287 263,886
98 Orlando Florida 110.6 286 8.3 21 118.9 308 307,573
99 Salt Lake City Utah 110.3 286 0.5 1.3 110.8 287 199,723
100 Surprise Arizona 110.3 286 0.2 0.52 110.5 286 143,148
101 Reno Nevada 108.8 282 2.8 7.3 111.6 289 264,165
102 Shreveport Louisiana 107.8 279 15.5 40 123.3 319 187,593
103 Savannah Georgia 106.8 277 4.8 12 111.6 289 147,780
104 Abilene Texas 106.7 276 5.4 14 112.1 290 125,182
105 Laredo Texas 106.5 276 1.5 3.9 108.0 280 255,205
106 Henderson Nevada 106.2 275 0.5 1.3 106.7 276 317,610
107 Palmdale California 106.1 275 0.2 0.52 106.3 275 169,450
108 Cape Coral Florida 106.0 275 13.4 35 119.4 309 194,016
109 Babbitt Minnesota 106.0 275 0.8 2.1 106.8 277 1,397
110 Rio Rancho New Mexico 103.4 268 0.3 0.78 103.6 268 104,046
111 Amarillo Texas 102.3 265 1.6 4.1 103.9 269 200,393
112 Unalaska Alaska 102.2 265 108.7 282 210.9 546 4,254
113 North Las Vegas Nevada 101.3 262 0.0 0 101.3 262 262,527
114 Tallahassee Florida 100.9 261 2.8 7.3 103.8 269 196,169
115 Clarksville Tennessee 99.4 257 0.7 1.8 100.1 259 166,722
116 North Port Florida 99.4 257 4.8 12 104.2 270 74,793
117 St. Marys Pennsylvania 99.3 257 0.2 0.52 99.5 258 12,738
118 Nightmute Alaska 99.0 256 5.4 14 104.4 270 306
119 Knoxville Tennessee 98.7 256 5.5 14 104.3 270 190740
120 Sacramento California 98.6 255 2.1 5.4 100.7 261 524,943
121 Lincoln Nebraska 97.7 253 1.4 3.6 99.0 256 291,082
122 Denton Texas 96.4 250 1.5 3.9 97.9 254 139,869
123 Milwaukee Wisconsin 96.2 249 0.6 1.6 96.8 251 577,222
124 Arlington Texas 95.9 248 3.6 9.3 99.5 258 394,266
125 Palm Coast Florida 95.4 247 1.2 3.1 96.6 250 89,258
126 Palm Springs California 94.5 245 0.1 0.26 94.7 245 44,575
127 Lancaster California 94.3 244 0.3 0.78 94.5 245 173,516
128 Dothan Alabama 89.8 233 0.3 0.78 90.2 234 71,072
129 Waco Texas 88.7 230 12.4 32 101.2 262 138,486
130 Des Moines Iowa 88.2 228 2.5 6.5 90.6 235 214,133
131 Palm Bay Florida 86.4 224 3.2 8.3 89.6 232 119,760
132 Baton Rouge Louisiana 86.3 224 2.2 5.7 88.5 229 227,470
133 Oak Ridge Tennessee 85.2 221 4.7 12 90.0 233 31,402
134 South Fulton Georgia 85.2 221 1.0 2.6 86.3 224 107,436
135 Edmond Oklahoma 84.6 219 3.1 8.0 87.7 227 94,428
136 Boise Idaho 84.0 218 1.0 2.6 85.0 220 235,684
137 Seattle Washington 83.9 217 58.2 151 142.1 368 737,015
138 Beaumont Texas 82.5 214 2.8 7.3 85.2 221 115,282
139 Springfield Missouri 82.4 213 0.6 1.6 83.0 215 169,176
140 Lawton Oklahoma 81.5 211 0.0 0 81.5 211 90,381
141 Riverside California 81.2 210 0.3 0.78 81.5 211 314,998
142 Baltimore ** Maryland 80.9 210 11.1 29 92.0 238 585,708
143 Toledo Ohio 80.5 208 3.3 8.5 83.8 217 270,871
144 Jonesboro Arkansas 80.2 208 0.6 1.6 80.7 209 78,576
145 El Reno Oklahoma 79.6 206 0.6 1.6 80.2 208 16,989
146 Madison Wisconsin 79.6 206 21.4 55 101.0 262 269,840
147 Caribou Maine 79.3 205 0.8 2.1 80.1 207 7,396
148 Ellsworth Maine 79.3 205 14.6 38 93.9 243 8,399
149 Sioux Falls South Dakota 79.1 205 0.5 1.3 79.6 206 192,517
150 St. George Utah 78.5 203 0.0 0 78.5 203 95,342

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  1. ^ Merged with Greeley County.
  2. ^ Merged with Echols County.
  3. ^ Consolidated with independent city of Nansemond in 1974, which had been Nansemond County until 1972.
  4. ^ Consolidated with remaining unincorporated portions of Norfolk County in 1963.
  5. ^ Consolidated with Princess Anne County in 1963.
  6. ^ Merged with Webster County.
  7. ^ Consolidated with Ormsby County in 1969.

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