List of mayors of the 50 largest cities in the United States

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This is a list of mayors of the 50 largest cities in the United States, are ordered the estimated populations as of the 2020 Census.[1] These 50 cities have a combined population of 49.6 million, or 15% of the national population. Louisville, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Nashville, and Honolulu have consolidated city-county governments where the mayor is elected by residents of the entire county, not just that of the main city; in these cases the population and respective rank are for the county.

In some states, mayors are officially elected on a nonpartisan basis; however, their party affiliation or preference is generally known, and where it is known it is shown in the list below.

The breakdown of mayoral political parties is 36 Democrats, 11 Republicans, and 3 Independents (two elected with state Democratic support).

List[edit]

Name Photo Party City State Population[1] Rank Term Start Form of Government List
Bill de Blasio Bill de Blasio by Gage Skidmore.jpg Democratic New York City New York 8,804,190 1 January 1, 2014 Mayor–council List
Eric Garcetti Eric Garcetti in Suit and Tie (1).jpg Democratic Los Angeles California 3,898,747 2 July 1, 2013 Mayor–council List
Lori Lightfoot Lori Lightfoot D5 p2fKXoAArRkZ.jpg Democratic Chicago Illinois 2,746,388 3 May 20, 2019 Mayor–council List
Sylvester Turner Mayor Sylvester Turner.jpg Democratic Houston Texas 2,304,580 4 January 2, 2016 Mayor–council List
Kate Gallego Kate Gallego by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Democratic Phoenix Arizona 1,608,139 5 March 21, 2019 Council–manager List
Jim Kenney Jim Kenney (2019) (cropped).jpg Democratic Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,603,797 6 January 4, 2016 Mayor–council List
Ron Nirenberg Ron Nirenberg.jpg Independent San Antonio Texas 1,434,625 7 June 21, 2017 Council–manager List

Todd Gloria

Todd Gloria.jpg Democratic San Diego California 1,386,932 8 December 10, 2020 Mayor–council List
Eric Johnson Eric Johnson (51239403937).jpg Democratic Dallas Texas 1,304,379 9 June 17, 2019 Council–manager List
Rick Blangiardi Rick Blangiardi.jpg Independent Honolulu Hawaii 1,016,508 10 January 2, 2021 Mayor–council List
Sam Liccardo Facebook F8 2017 San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (profile cropped) (cropped).jpg Democratic San Jose California 1,013,240 11 January 1, 2015 Council–manager List
Lenny Curry Lenny Curry portrait.jpg Republican Jacksonville Florida 995,567 12 July 1, 2015 Mayor–council List
Steve Adler Steve Adler.jpg Democratic Austin Texas 961,855 13 January 6, 2015 Council–manager List
Mattie Parker No image.svg Republican Fort Worth Texas 918,915 14 June 15, 2021 Council–manager List
Andrew Ginther Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther 31 Dec 2015 (1).jpg Democratic Columbus Ohio 905,748 15 January 1, 2016 Mayor–council List
Joe Hogsett JoeHogsett-USAttorney.jpg Democratic Indianapolis Indiana 887,642 16 January 1, 2016 Mayor–council List
Vi Lyles Vi Lyles 2019.jpg Democratic Charlotte North Carolina 874,579 17 December 4, 2017 Council–manager List
London Breed Mayor Breed.png Democratic San Francisco California 873,965 18 July 11, 2018 Mayor–council List
Jenny Durkan Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Headshot.jpg Democratic Seattle Washington 737,015 19 November 28, 2017 Mayor–council List
John Cooper No image.svg Democratic Nashville Tennessee 715,884 20 September 28, 2019 Mayor–council List
Michael Hancock Denver Mayor Michael Hancock - 2012-08-15 (portrait crop) (1).jpg Democratic Denver Colorado 715,522 21 July 18, 2011 Mayor–council List
Muriel Bowser Muriel Bowser 2 cropped.jpg Democratic Washington District of Columbia 689,545 22 January 2, 2015 Mayor–council List
David Holt Mayor Holt at 2019 OKC Dodgers Season Opener (cropped).jpg Republican Oklahoma City Oklahoma 681,054 23 April 10, 2018 Council–manager List
Oscar Leeser Mayor oscar leeser.jpg Democratic El Paso Texas 678,815 24 January 5, 2021 Council–manager List
Michelle Wu Michelle Wu, Boston City Council Member (1).jpg Democratic Boston Massachusetts 675,647 25 November 16, 2021 Mayor–council List
Ted Wheeler 180421-N-UK248-023 (41616137742) (cropped).jpg Democratic Portland Oregon 652,503 26 January 1, 2017 Commission List
Carolyn Goodman Carolyn Goodman (41810757042).jpg Independent Las Vegas Nevada 641,903 27 July 6, 2011 Council–manager List
Mike Duggan Mike Duggan (41915751945) (a).jpg Democratic Detroit Michigan 639,111 28 January 1, 2014 Mayor–council List
Jim Strickland Mayor of Memphis Jim Strickland.jpg Democratic Memphis Tennessee 633,104 29 January 1, 2016 Mayor–council List
Greg Fischer GregFischer.jpg Democratic Louisville Kentucky 633,045 30 January 3, 2011 Mayor–council List
Brandon Scott Brandon Scott (cropped).jpg Democratic Baltimore Maryland 585,708 31 December 8, 2020 Mayor–council List
Tom Barrett Tom Barrett (politician) (1).jpg Democratic Milwaukee Wisconsin 577,222 32 July 15, 2004 Mayor–council List
Tim Keller Timothy M Keller.jpg Democratic Albuquerque New Mexico 564,559 33 December 1, 2017 Council–manager List
Regina Romero Regina Romero - 2020 01.jpg Democratic Tucson Arizona 542,629 34 December 2, 2019 Council–manager List
Jerry Dyer Jerry Dyer 2021 official portrait (cropped).jpg Republican Fresno California 542,107 35 January 4, 2021 Mayor–council List
Darrell Steinberg Darrell Steinberg Mayoral Portrait (1).jpg Democratic Sacramento California 524,943 36 December 13, 2016 Council–manager List
Quinton Lucas Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas (1).jpg Democratic Kansas City Missouri 508,090 37 August 1, 2019 Council–manager List
John Giles John Giles - Dec 2019 01.jpg Republican Mesa Arizona 504,258 38 September 18, 2014 Council–manager List
Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta City Hall (46792855394) (cropped).jpg Democratic Atlanta Georgia 498,715 39 January 2, 2018 Mayor–council List
Jean Stothert Jean Stothert 2020 (cropped).jpg Republican Omaha Nebraska 486,051 40 June 10, 2013 Mayor–council List
John Suthers JohnWSuthers crop.jpg Republican Colorado Springs Colorado 478,961 41 June 2, 2015 Mayor–council
Mary-Ann Baldwin Mary Ann Baldwin.jpg Democratic Raleigh North Carolina 467,665 42 December 2, 2019 Council–manager List
Robert Garcia RG Headshot (1).jpeg Democratic Long Beach California 466,742 43 July 15, 2014 Council–manager List
Bobby Dyer No image.svg Republican Virginia Beach Virginia 459,470 44 November 20, 2018 Council–manager List
Francis X. Suarez Francis Suarez.png Republican Miami Florida 442,241 45 November 15, 2017 Mayor–council List
Libby Schaaf Libby Schaaf (34490283036).jpg Democratic Oakland California 440,646 46 January 5, 2015 Mayor–council List
Jacob Frey Jacob Frey at Nicollet Mall reopening 2017-11-16 - 1.jpg Democratic Minneapolis Minnesota 429,954 47 January 2, 2018 Mayor–council List
G. T. Bynum GT Bynum.jpg Republican Tulsa Oklahoma 413,066 48 December 5, 2016 Mayor–council List
Karen Goh Karen Goh (1).png Republican Bakersfield California 403,455 49 January 3, 2017 Council–manager List
Brandon Whipple Brandon Whipple speaking (1).jpg Democratic Wichita Kansas 397,532 50 January 13, 2020 Council–manager List

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. Retrieved August 12, 2021.