List of the most populous counties by U.S. state

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The following is a sortable table of the most populous county in each U.S. state and territory. Counties in bold have a population of at least 1 million.

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State Largest county/parish/municipality Population (2013 estimate) County/parish seat or shire town State Population (2013 estimate)[1] Largest County Percentage of State Population
Alabama Jefferson 659,479 Birmingham 4,833,722 13.64%
Alaska Anchorage 300,950 Anchorage 735,132 40.94%
Arizona Maricopa 4,009,412 Phoenix 6,626,624 60.50%
Arkansas Pulaski 391,284 Little Rock 2,959,373 13.22%
California Los Angeles 10,017,068 Los Angeles 38,332,521 26.13%
Colorado El Paso 655,044 Colorado Springs 5,268,367 12.43%
Connecticut Fairfield 939,904 Bridgeport 3,596,080 26.14%
Delaware New Castle 549,684 Wilmington 925,749 59.38%
Florida Miami-Dade 2,617,176 Miami 19,552,860 13.39%
Georgia Fulton 1,010,562 Atlanta 10,214,860 09.85%
Hawaii Honolulu 983,429 Honolulu 1,404,054 70.04%
Idaho Ada 416,464 Boise 1,612,136 25.83%
Illinois Cook 5,240,700 Chicago 12,882,135 40.68%
Indiana Marion 928,281 Indianapolis 6,570,902 14.13%
Iowa Polk 451,677 Des Moines 3,090,416 14.62%
Kansas Johnson 566,933 Olathe 2,893,957 19.59%
Kentucky Jefferson 756,832 Louisville 4,395,295 17.22%
Louisiana East Baton Rouge 445,227 Baton Rouge 4,625,470 09.63%
Maine Cumberland 285,456 Portland 1,328,302 21.49%
Maryland Montgomery 1,016,677 Rockville 5,928,814 17.15%
Massachusetts Middlesex 1,552,802 Cambridge and Lowell 6,692,824 23.20%
Michigan Wayne 1,775,273 Detroit 9,895,622 17.94%
Minnesota Hennepin 1,198,778 Minneapolis 5,420,380 22.12%
Mississippi Hinds 244,899 Jackson 2,991,207 08.19%
Missouri St. Louis County 1,001,444 Clayton 6,044,171 16.57%
Montana Yellowstone 154,162 Billings 1,015,165 15.19%
Nebraska Douglas 531,265 Omaha 1,868,516 28.43%
Nevada Clark 2,027,868 Las Vegas 2,790,136 72.68%
New Hampshire Hillsborough 402,922 Manchester and Nashua 1,323,459 30.44%
New Jersey Bergen 925,328 Hackensack 8,899,339 10.40%
New Mexico Bernalillo 673,460 Albuquerque 2,085,287 32.30%
New York Kings 2,592,149 Brooklyn 19,651,127 13.19%
North Carolina Mecklenburg 990,977 Charlotte 9,848,060 10.06%
North Dakota Cass 162,829 Fargo 723,393 22.51%
Ohio Cuyahoga 1,268,154 Cleveland 11,570,808 10.96%
Oklahoma Oklahoma 755,245 Oklahoma City 3,850,568 19.61%
Oregon Multnomah 759,256 Portland 3,930,065 19.32%
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1,553,165 Philadelphia 12,773,801 12.16%
Rhode Island Providence 628,323 Providence 1,051,511 59.75%
South Carolina Greenville 474,266 Greenville 4,774,839 09.93%
South Dakota Minnehaha 179,640 Sioux Falls 844,877 21.26%
Tennessee Shelby 940,764 Memphis 6,495,978 14.48%
Texas Harris 4,336,853 Houston 26,448,193 16.40%
Utah Salt Lake 1,063,842 Salt Lake City 2,900,872 36.67%
Vermont Chittenden 158,504 Burlington 626,630 25.29%
Virginia Fairfax 1,116,897 Fairfax 8,260,405 13.52%
Washington King 2,044,449 Seattle 6,971,406 29.33%
West Virginia Kanawha 191,275 Charleston 1,854,304 10.32%
Wisconsin Milwaukee 956,023 Milwaukee 5,742,713 16.65%
Wyoming Laramie 95,809 Cheyenne 582,658 16.44%

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