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.

The current breakdown of mayoral political parties is currently 33 Democrats, 14 Republicans, and 3 Independents (all elected with state Democratic support).


Name Picture Party City State Population
(July 1, 2017 est.)
Took office Government structure Past officeholders
Bill de Blasio Bill de Blasio 11-2-2013.jpg Democratic New York City New York 8,622,698 January 1, 2014 Mayor-council List
Eric Garcetti Eric Garcetti in Suit and Tie (cropped).jpg Democratic Los Angeles California 3,999,759 July 1, 2013 Mayor-council List
Lori Lightfoot Lori Lightfoot at MacLean Center (02) (a).png Democratic Chicago Illinois 2,716,450 May 20, 2019 Mayor-council List
Sylvester Turner Sylvester Turner crop.png Democratic Houston Texas 2,312,717 January 2, 2016 Mayor-council List
Kate Gallego Kate Gallego by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Democratic Phoenix Arizona 1,626,078 March 21, 2019 Council-manager List
Jim Kenney James F. Kenney 2009 (cropped).jpg Democratic Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,580,863 January 4, 2016 Mayor-council List
Ron Nirenberg Ron Nirenberg.jpg Independent San Antonio Texas 1,511,946 June 21, 2017 Council-manager List
Kevin Faulconer Kevin Faulconer Portrait.jpg Republican San Diego California 1,419,516 March 3, 2014 Mayor-council List
Mike Rawlings Mike Rawlings 2012 (cropped).jpg Democratic Dallas Texas 1,341,075 June 27, 2011 Council-manager List
Sam Liccardo Facebook F8 2017 San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (profile cropped) (cropped).jpg Democratic San Jose California 1,035,317 January 1, 2015 Council-manager List
Steve Adler Steve Adler.jpg Democratic Austin Texas 950,715 January 6, 2015 Council-manager List
Lenny Curry LennyCurryJAX.jpg Republican Jacksonville Florida 892,062 July 1, 2015 Mayor-council List
London Breed London Breed.jpg Democratic San Francisco California 884,363 July 11, 2018 Mayor-council List
Andrew Ginther Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther 31 Dec 2015.jpg Democratic Columbus Ohio 879,170 January 1, 2016 Mayor-council List
Betsy Price Betsy Price.jpg Republican Fort Worth Texas 874,168 July 12, 2011 Council-manager List
Joe Hogsett JoeHogsett-USAttorney.jpg Democratic Indianapolis Indiana 863,002 January 1, 2016 Mayor-council List
Vi Lyles Vi Lyles meet the mayor (cropped).jpg Democratic Charlotte North Carolina 859,035 December 4, 2017 Council-manager List
Jenny Durkan Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Headshot.jpg Democratic Seattle Washington 724,745 November 28, 2017 Mayor-council List
Michael Hancock Denver Mayor Michael Hancock - 2012-08-15 (portrait crop).jpg Democratic Denver Colorado 704,621 July 18, 2011 Mayor-council List
Muriel Bowser Muriel Bowser 2 cropped.jpg Democratic Washington District of Columbia 693,972 January 2, 2015 Mayor-council List
Marty Walsh Marty Walsh.jpg Democratic Boston Massachusetts 685,094 January 6, 2014 Mayor-council List
Dee Margo No image.svg Republican El Paso Texas 683,587 June 26, 2017 Council-manager List
Mike Duggan Mike Duggan 2013 (cropped).jpg Democratic Detroit Michigan 673,104 January 1, 2014 Mayor-council List
David Briley Davidbriley.jpg Democratic Nashville Tennessee 667,560 March 6, 2018 Mayor-council List
Jim Strickland Mayor Jim Strickland.jpg Democratic Memphis Tennessee 652,236 January 1, 2016 Mayor-council List
Ted Wheeler Ted Wheeler portrait.jpg Democratic Portland Oregon 647,805 January 1, 2017 Commission List
David Holt OKC Mayor David Holt FINAL Portrait.jpg Republican Oklahoma City Oklahoma 643,648 April 10, 2018 Council-manager List
Carolyn Goodman Carolyn Goodman.jpg Independent Las Vegas Nevada 641,676 July 6, 2011 Council-manager List
Greg Fischer GregFischer.jpg Democratic Louisville Kentucky 621,349 January 3, 2011 Mayor-council List
Jack Young Bernard C. "Jack" Young (2007).jpg Democratic Baltimore Maryland 611,648 April 2, 2019 Mayor-council List
Tom Barrett Tom Barrett (politician).jpg Democratic Milwaukee Wisconsin 595,351 April 15, 2004 Mayor-council List
Tim Keller Timothy M Keller.jpg Democratic Albuquerque New Mexico 558,545 December 1, 2017 Council-manager List
Jonathan Rothschild Jonathan Rothschild 2013.jpg Democratic Tucson Arizona 535,611 December 5, 2011 Council-manager List
Lee Brand No image.svg Republican Fresno California 527,438 January 3, 2017 Mayor-council List
Darrell Steinberg Darrell Steinberg 2014 CADEM Convention.jpg Democratic Sacramento California 501,901 December 13, 2016 Council-manager List
John Giles No image.svg Republican Mesa Arizona 496,401 September 18, 2014 Council-manager List
Sly James Sly james (cropped).jpg Democratic Kansas City Missouri 488,943 May 2, 2011 Council-manager List
Keisha Lance Bottoms Keisha Lance Bottoms (cropped).jpg Democratic Atlanta Georgia 486,290 January 2, 2018 Mayor-council List
Robert Garcia RG Headshot.jpeg Democratic Long Beach California 469,450 July 15, 2014 Council-manager List
Jean Stothert Jean Stothert Nov 2013.JPG Republican Omaha Nebraska 466,893 June 10, 2013 Mayor-council List
Nancy McFarlane Nancy McFarlane cropped.jpg Independent Raleigh North Carolina 464,758 December 5, 2011 Council-manager List
John Suthers JohnWSuthers crop.jpg Republican Colorado Springs Colorado 464,474 June 2, 2015 Mayor-council
Francis X. Suarez Francis Suarez.png Republican Miami Florida 463,347 November 15, 2017 Mayor-council List
Bobby Dyer No image.svg Republican Virginia Beach Virginia 450,435 November 20, 2018 Council-manager List
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-council List
Jacob Frey Jacob Frey at Nicollet Mall reopening 2017-11-16 - 1.jpg Democratic Minneapolis Minnesota 422,331 January 2, 2018 Mayor-council List
G. T. Bynum No image.svg Republican Tulsa Oklahoma 401,800 December 5, 2016 Mayor-council List
Jeff Williams No image.svg Republican Arlington Texas 396,394 May 26, 2015 Council-manager List
LaToya Cantrell LaToya Cantrell.jpg Democratic New Orleans Louisiana 393,292 May 7, 2018 Mayor-council List
Jeff Longwell No image.svg Republican Wichita Kansas 390,591 April 13, 2015 Council-manager List

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