The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey for all cities in the country with a population of 60,000 or more with sufficient data to estimate the population. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the 608 places with the highest population below, and the lowest population places at the bottom of the list.
At first glance, higher population may seem like just bragging rights. Look deeper and realize that higher populations can also bring a larger workforce, more entertainment and dining venues, services, and more. The change in population can also indicate the health of an area: is it growing or are people moving away? See the rankings and changes below.
The national population from the latest estimates is 325,719,178 and has risen 0.8% from 323,127,515.
This year saw several big changes. Charlotte, NC rose from #17 to #16, Indianapolis city, IN fell from #16 to #17, Washington, DC rose from #21 to #20, El Paso, TX fell from #20 to #21, and Omaha, NE rose from #44 to #40.