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. The cities are ordered by population, as of July 1, 2015, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau.[1] These 50 cities have a combined population of 49.6 million, or 15% of the national population.

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

List of mayors[edit]

Name Image Party City State Population
(July 1, 2017 est.)
Took office List of past mayors
Bill de Blasio Bill de Blasio 11-2-2013.jpg Democratic New York City New York 8,622,698 January 1, 2014 Mayor of New York City
Eric Garcetti Eric Garcetti in Suit and Tie.jpg Democratic Los Angeles California 3,999,759 July 1, 2013 Mayor of Los Angeles
Rahm Emanuel Rahm Emanuel, official photo portrait color.jpg Democratic Chicago Illinois 2,716,450 May 16, 2011 Mayor of Chicago
Sylvester Turner Sylvester Turner crop.png Democratic Houston Texas 2,312,717 January 2, 2016 Mayor of Houston
Thelda Williams Democratic Phoenix Arizona 1,626,078 May 29, 2018 Mayor of Phoenix
Jim Kenney James F. Kenney 2009.jpg Democratic Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,580,863 January 4, 2016 Mayor of Philadelphia
Ron Nirenberg Mayor Ron Nirenberg.jpg Independent San Antonio Texas 1,511,946 June 21, 2017 Mayor of San Antonio
Kevin Faulconer Kevin Faulconer Portrait.jpg Republican San Diego California 1,419,516 March 3, 2014 Mayor of San Diego
Mike Rawlings Mike Rawlings 2012.jpg Democratic Dallas Texas 1,341,075 June 27, 2011 Mayor of Dallas
Sam Liccardo Facebook F8 2017 San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (profile cropped).jpg Democratic San Jose California 1,035,317 January 1, 2015 Mayor of San Jose
Steve Adler Steve Adler.jpg Democratic Austin Texas 950,715 January 6, 2015 Mayor of Austin
Lenny Curry LennyCurryJAX.jpg Republican Jacksonville Florida 892,062 July 1, 2015 Mayor of Jacksonville
London Breed London Breed.jpg Democratic San Francisco California 884,363 July 11, 2018 Mayor of San Francisco
Andrew Ginther Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther 31 Dec 2015.jpg Democratic Columbus Ohio 879,170 January 1, 2016 Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
Betsy Price Betsy Price.jpg Republican Fort Worth Texas 874,168 July 12, 2011 Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas
Joe Hogsett JoeHogsett-USAttorney.jpg Democratic Indianapolis Indiana 863,002 January 1, 2016 Mayor of Indianapolis
Vi Lyles Vi Lyles meet the mayor (cropped).jpg Democratic Charlotte North Carolina 859,035 December 4, 2017 Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
Jenny Durkan Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Headshot.jpg Democratic Seattle Washington 724,745 November 28, 2017 Mayor of Seattle
Michael Hancock Denver Mayor Michael Hancock - 2012-08-15 (portrait crop).jpg Democratic Denver Colorado 704,621 July 18, 2011 Mayor of Denver
Muriel Bowser Muriel Bowser 2 cropped.jpg Democratic Washington, D.C. N/A 693,972 January 2, 2015 Mayor of Washington D.C.
Marty Walsh Marty Walsh.jpg Democratic Boston Massachusetts 685,094 January 6, 2014 Mayor of Boston
Dee Margo No image.svg Republican El Paso Texas 683,587 June 26, 2017 Mayor of El Paso
Mike Duggan Mike Duggan 2013 (cropped).jpg Democratic Detroit Michigan 673,104 January 1, 2014 Mayor of Detroit
David Briley David Briley (cropped).jpg Democratic Nashville Tennessee 667,560 March 6, 2018 Mayor of Nashville
Jim Strickland Mayor Jim Strickland.jpg Democratic Memphis Tennessee 652,236 January 1, 2016 Mayor of Memphis
Ted Wheeler Ted Wheeler portrait.jpg Democratic Portland Oregon 647,805 January 1, 2017 Mayor of Portland, Oregon
David Holt Senator David Holt at Bethany, OK Parade July 4 2011 (cropped).jpg Republican Oklahoma City Oklahoma 643,648 April 10, 2018 Mayor of Oklahoma City
Carolyn Goodman Carolyn Goodman.jpg Democratic Las Vegas Nevada 641,676 July 6, 2011 Mayor of Las Vegas
Greg Fischer GregFischer.jpg Democratic Louisville Kentucky 621,349 January 3, 2011 Mayor of Louisville
Catherine Pugh Catherine Pugh 2015.jpg Democratic Baltimore Maryland 611,648 December 6, 2016 Mayor of Baltimore
Tom Barrett Tom Barrett (politician).jpg Democratic Milwaukee Wisconsin 595,351 April 15, 2004 Mayor of Milwakee
Tim Keller Timothy M Keller.jpg Democratic Albuquerque New Mexico 558,545 December 1, 2017 Mayor of Albuquerque
Jonathan Rothschild Jonathan Rothschild 2013.jpg Democratic Tucson Arizona 535,611 December 5, 2011 Mayor of Tucson, Arizona
Lee Brand No image.svg Republican Fresno California 527,438 January 3, 2017 Mayor of Fresno, California
Darrell Steinberg Darrell Steinberg 2014 CADEM Convention.jpg Democratic Sacramento California 501,901 December 13, 2016 Mayor of Sacramento
John Giles No image.svg Republican Mesa Arizona 496,401 September 18, 2014 Mayor of Mesa, Arizona
Sly James Sly james.jpg Democratic Kansas City Missouri 488,943 May 2, 2011 Mayor of Kansas City
Keisha Lance Bottoms Keisha Lance Bottoms (cropped).jpg Democratic Atlanta Georgia 486,290 January 2, 2018 Mayor of Atlanta
Robert Garcia RG Headshot.jpeg Democratic Long Beach California 469,450 July 15, 2014 Mayor of Long Beach
Jean Stothert Jean Stothert Nov 2013.JPG Republican Omaha Nebraska 466,893 June 10, 2013 Mayor of Omaha
Nancy McFarlane Nancy McFarlane cropped.jpg Independent Raleigh North Carolina 464,758 December 5, 2011 Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina
John Suthers JohnWSuthers crop.jpg Republican Colorado Springs Colorado 464,474 June 2, 2015
Francis X. Suarez Francis Suarez.png Republican Miami Florida 463,347 November 15, 2017 Mayor of Miami
Louis Jones No image.svg Independent Virginia Beach Virginia 450,435 May 1, 2018 Mayor of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Libby Schaaf Oakland City Council member Libby Schaaf commemorating the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in California.jpg Democratic Oakland California 425,195 January 5, 2015 Mayor of Oakland
Jacob Frey Jacob Frey at Nicollet Mall reopening 2017-11-16 - 1.jpg Democratic Minneapolis Minnesota 422,331 January 2, 2018 Mayor of Minneapolis
G. T. Bynum No image.svg Republican Tulsa Oklahoma 401,800 December 5, 2016 Mayor of Tulsa
Jeff Williams No image.svg Republican Arlington Texas 396,394 May 26, 2015 Mayor of Arlington, Texas
LaToya Cantrell LaToya Cantrell.jpg Democratic New Orleans Louisiana 393,292 May 7, 2018 Mayor of New Orleans
Jeff Longwell No image.svg Republican Wichita Kansas 390,591 April 13, 2015 Mayor of Wichita, Kansas

Party affiliations[edit]

The political party affiliations of the mayors of the 50 largest cities in the United States are summarized below.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder – Results". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. Retrieved January 29, 2017.