List of highest United States cities by state

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This list is about the highest cities in the United States; for a list of highest cities in the world, see List of highest cities in the world.

This is an incomplete list of the highest United States cities by state. Only settlements that are permanently occupied all year long are included, and only the highest in each state is listed.

Altitude Name State, district or territory Comments
10,200 feet (3109 m) Leadville  Colorado Leadville is the highest city. The towns of Montezuma at 10,335 feet (3150 m), Alma at 10,355 feet (3156 m) are higher. Breckenridge, Colorado is at 9600 ft (2926 metres). Silverton, Colorado (9314 feet (2839 m) The town limits of Winter Park (9052 feet (2759 m)) extend to 12,060 feet (3676 m).[1]
9800 feet (2987 m) Brian Head  Utah [2] Town Offices elevation 9,656'
9321 feet (2841 m) Taos Ski Valley  New Mexico [3] Some homes and businesses above 10,000'
9062 feet (2762 m) Fox Park  Wyoming Highest incorporated city or town is Encampment at 7,277 feet.
8356 feet (2547 m) Greer  Arizona [4] An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States, in the White Mountains in the east central part of the state. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 41.[5]
7920 feet (2414 m) Mammoth Lakes  California [6]
7608 feet (2319 m) Cooke City  Montana [7]
7510 feet (2289 m) Mount Charleston  Nevada [8] Unincorporated town
7165 feet

(2,184 m)

Laramie Wyoming [9]
6290 feet (1917 m) Island Park  Idaho [10]
5506 feet (1678 m) Beech Mountain  North Carolina [11] Some private roads above 5200'; town center is at 5075'
5315 feet (1620 m) Custer  South Dakota [citation needed] Most of Lead surpasses Custer in elevation
4900 feet (1494 m) Fort Davis  Texas [12]
4876 feet (1486 m) Harrison  Nebraska
4802 feet (1464 m) Lakeview  Oregon [13]
4353 feet (1327 m) Kenton  Oklahoma [14] Unincorporated
3907 feet (1191 m) Kanorado  Kansas
3750 feet (1143 m) Volcano  Hawaii Unincorporated
3638 feet (1109 m) Whitetop  Virginia [15] Unincorporated
3396 feet (1035 m) Paxson  Alaska Unincorporated
3192 feet (973 m) Rhame   North Dakota [16]
3166 feet (965 m) Agrihan  Northern Mariana Islands [17] Currently uninhabited.
3163 feet (964 m) Ta'u  American Samoa Highest peak in Samoa Lata Mountain. Island population: 873.
3100 feet (945 m) Davis  West Virginia Davis is incorporated as a town. The highest place incorporated as a city is Bluefield, elevation 2611 feet (796 m), nicknamed "Summit City".[18] The Snowshoe Mountain resort village is the second-highest point in the state at 4848 feet (1478 m), but is neither incorporated nor permanently populated.
3100 feet (945 m) Sky Valley  Georgia [19]
3133 feet (955 m) Trade  Tennessee [20] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Mountain City, elevation 2,418 feet
2894 feet (882 m) Keysers Ridge  Maryland [21] Unincorporated; highest incorporated town is Deer Park.
2622 feet (799 m) Waterville  Washington [22]
2530 feet (771 m) Seven Springs  Pennsylvania Highest incorporated city is Hazleton at 1,866 ft,[23] one of the highest incorporated cities east of the Mississippi.
2401 feet (732 m) Aibonito  Puerto Rico [24]
2349 feet (716 m) Knapp Creek  New York [25] Unincorporated. Highest incorporated city is Olean at 1,447 ft.[26]
2215 feet (675 m) Woodford  Vermont [27]
2162 feet (659 m) Compton  Arkansas Highest incorporated city is Winslow at 1,729 ft.
2064 feet (629 m) Peru  Massachusetts
2000 feet (610 m) Isabella  Minnesota [28] Unincorporated community
1980 feet (604 m) Clarksville  New Hampshire [29]
1762 feet (537 m) Payne Gap  Kentucky [30]
1736 feet (529 m) Star Lake  Wisconsin [31]
1708 feet (521 m) Mentone  Alabama [32]
1645 feet (501 m) Seymour  Missouri Cedar Gap is the highest unincorporated community at 1705 feet.[citation needed]
1614 feet (492 m) Rangeley  Maine
1598 feet (487 m) Allendorf  Iowa Highest incorporated city or town is Melvin at 1,581 ft.[30]
1555 feet (474 m) Saint Thomas  United States Virgin Islands

Population: 51,634 about 48.5% of US Virgin Island total

1550 feet (472 m) Bellefontaine  Ohio The highest point in Ohio, Campbell Hill, is within the city limits.
1473 feet (449 m) Iron River  Michigan [33]
1319 feet (402 m) Goshen  Connecticut
1211 feet (369 m) Bethel  Indiana [30]
1120 feet (341 m) Pickens  South Carolina [34]
1066 feet (325 m) Montague  New Jersey The highest point in New Jersey, High Point, is located within the township.
812 feet (247 m) Foster  Rhode Island [35] Jerimoth Hill, highest point in Rhode Island, is located in Foster.
561 feet (171 m) Iuka  Mississippi
420 feet (128 m) Barkley  Delaware [36] City closest to Ebright Azimuth, the highest point in Delaware
384 feet (117 m) Arcadia  Louisiana [37] Ruston is the highest incorporated city at 331 feet.
380 feet (116 m) Washington DC  District of Columbia [38]
345 feet (105 m) Lakewood  Florida [39] Lowest natural high point in any state

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