The United States, home to over 340 million people, ranks as the third-most populated country globally, following China and India. In this article, we'll explore the 20 most populated cities in America, highlighting their unique features and population figures.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 697,763
Oklahoma City, with a population of 697,763 in 2023, has secured its place as the 20th-largest city in the nation. This city's growth has outpaced the national average in recent years, attracting residents in search of a better quality of life characterized by affordable housing and top-notch amenities.
Denver, Colorado - 699,288
Denver, the 19th-largest city in the country, is gradually recovering from the population loss it experienced during the pandemic. As people sought smaller towns with more space, Denver, known for its breathtaking mountains and sunny weather, is now home to nearly 700,000 residents.
San Francisco, California - 715,717
San Francisco, like many major cities, witnessed a decline in population due to the pandemic and stricter immigration policies. However, in 2023, the city's population exodus has significantly slowed down, with signs of a rebound. The population of the iconic Golden Gate City now stands at over 700,000.
Seattle, Washington - 725,487
Seattle has bucked the trend of declining populations seen in neighboring cities like Portland and San Francisco. The Emerald City, nestled in the Pacific Northwest, famous for its coffee culture, outdoor activities, and thriving tech industry, boasts a population exceeding 725,000 in 2023.
Indianapolis, Indiana - 871,449
Indianapolis, renowned for hosting the Indy 500 car race, has a population of well over 800,000. Its appeal lies in its affordability, making it a favored choice in the Midwest. Recent growth, however, has been observed more in the surrounding suburban areas than in the city itself.
Charlotte, North Carolina - 885,663
Charlotte, with its mild climate, robust financial industry, and below-average cost of living, stands as one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. In the present day, the city's population has surged to over 885,000 residents.
Stay tuned as we continue our countdown of the most populated cities in the U.S., exploring what makes each of them unique and attractive to residents and newcomers.