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Population growth in US cities of 100,000 or more

US cities with at least 100,000 residents, ranked by increase or decrease in population between April 2000 and July 2004.

Rank Geographic area Population estimates Change from 2000 to 2004
July 1, 2004 2000 Census** Number Percentage
1 Gilbert, Ariz. 156,917 110,049 46,868 42.6
2 Miramar, Fla. 101,486 72,739 28,747 39.5
3 North Las Vegas, Nev. 158,748 115,488 43,260 37.5
4 Port St. Lucie, Fla. 118,396 88,774 29,622 33.4
5 Roseville, Calif. 103,609 79,920 23,689 29.6
6 Henderson, Nev. 224,829 175,395 49,434 28.2
7 Chandler, Ariz. 223,991 176,939 47,052 26.6
8 Cape Coral, Fla. 127,985 102,286 25,699 25.1
9 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 159,346 127,743 31,603 24.7
10 Irvine, Calif. 178,317 143,072 35,245 24.6
11 Elk Grove, Calif. 100,760 81,100 19,660 24.2
12 Thornton, Colo. 102,072 82,550 19,522 23.6
13 Fontana, Calif. 158,715 128,937 29,778 23.1
14 Peoria, Ariz. 132,487 108,987 23,500 21.6
15 Joliet, Ill. 129,519 106,672 22,847 21.4
16 Chula Vista, Calif. 204,879 173,555 31,324 18.0
17 Moreno Valley, Calif. 166,290 142,379 23,911 16.8
18 Bakersfield, Calif. 283,936 243,135 40,801 16.8
19 Olathe, Kan. 108,390 93,043 15,347 16.5
20 Aurora, Ill. 166,614 143,150 23,464 16.4
21 Corona, Calif. 145,398 125,251 20,147 16.1
22 Raleigh, N.C. 326,653 283,025 43,628 15.4
23 Brownsville, Texas 161,225 139,715 21,510 15.4
24 Stockton, Calif. 279,888 243,825 36,063 14.8
25 Laredo, Texas 203,212 177,400 25,812 14.6
26 Visalia, Calif. 104,655 91,996 12,659 13.8
27 McAllen, Texas 120,743 106,440 14,303 13.4
28 Riverside, Calif. 288,384 255,179 33,205 13.0
29 Palmdale, Calif. 131,153 116,848 14,305 12.2
30 Sacramento, Calif. 454,330 407,018 47,312 11.6
31 Las Vegas, Nev. 534,847 479,681 55,166 11.5
32 Antioch, Calif. 100,923 90,532 10,391 11.5
33 Fort Worth, Texas 603,337 541,349 61,988 11.5
34 Plano, Texas 245,411 222,014 23,397 10.5
35 Grand Prairie, Texas 140,320 127,427 12,893 10.1
36 Mesa, Ariz. 437,454 397,776 39,678 10.0
37 Sioux Falls, S.D. 136,695 124,614 12,081 9.7
38 Scottsdale, Ariz. 221,792 202,596 19,196 9.5
39 Modesto, Calif. 206,769 188,877 17,892 9.5
40 Reno, Nev. 197,963 180,901 17,062 9.4
41 Pembroke Pines, Fla. 150,104 137,415 12,689 9.2
42 Coral Springs, Fla. 128,355 117,549 10,806 9.2
43 Santa Clarita, Calif. 164,800 151,170 13,630 9.0
44 Naperville, Ill. 140,106 128,629 11,477 8.9
45 Overland Park, Kan. 162,728 149,434 13,294 8.9
46 Lancaster, Calif. 128,928 118,718 10,210 8.6
47 Fairfield, Calif. 103,949 96,184 7,765 8.1
48 Vancouver, Wash. 155,053 143,593 11,460 8.0
49 Arlington, Texas 359,467 332,962 26,505 8.0
50 Albuquerque, N.M. 484,246 449,119 35,127 7.8
51 Chesapeake, Va. 214,725 199,184 15,541 7.8
52 Oxnard, Calif. 183,587 170,367 13,220 7.8
53 Orlando, Fla. 205,648 190,976 14,672 7.7
54 Glendale, Ariz. 235,591 218,819 16,772 7.7
55 Ontario, Calif. 170,057 158,011 12,046 7.6
56 Charleston, S.C. 104,883 97,468 7,415 7.6
57 Pasadena, Calif. 144,068 133,945 10,123 7.6
58 Durham, N.C. 201,726 187,567 14,159 7.5
59 Carrollton, Texas 117,823 109,578 8,245 7.5
60 San Antonio, Texas 1,236,249 1,151,271 84,978 7.4
61 Phoenix, Ariz. 1,418,041 1,321,559 96,482 7.3
62 San Bernardino, Calif. 198,406 185,240 13,166 7.1
63 Cary town, N.C. 101,265 94,731 6,534 6.9
64 Thousand Oaks, Calif. 125,054 117,005 8,049 6.9
65 Simi Valley, Calif. 118,893 111,372 7,521 6.8
66 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 164,578 154,198 10,380 6.7
67 Fresno, Calif. 457,719 428,896 28,823 6.7
68 Fort Collins, Colo. 126,967 118,997 7,970 6.7
69 Salem, Ore. 146,120 137,026 9,094 6.6
70 Charlotte, N.C. 594,359 557,902 36,457 6.5
71 Tampa, Fla. 321,772 303,475 18,297 6.0
72 Fullerton, Calif. 133,439 126,003 7,436 5.9
73 Aurora, Colo. 291,843 275,923 15,920 5.8
74 Jacksonville, Fla. 777,704 735,617 42,087 5.7
75 Madison, Wisc. 220,332 209,098 11,234 5.4
76 El Monte, Calif. 122,123 115,965 6,158 5.3
77 Clarksville, Tenn. 108,972 103,478 5,494 5.3
78 Tucson, Ariz. 512,023 487,337 24,686 5.1
79 El Paso, Texas 592,099 563,657 28,442 5.0
80 Miami, Fla. 379,724 362,437 17,287 4.8
81 Anchorage, Alaska 272,687 260,283 12,404 4.8
82 Omaha, Neb. 409,416 391,021 18,395 4.7
83 Lincoln, Neb. 236,146 225,654 10,492 4.6
84 Ok. City, Ok. 528,042 506,129 21,913 4.3
85 Norman, Ok. 100,923 96,782 4,141 4.3
86 Mesquite, Texas 129,710 124,533 5,177 4.2
87 Lubbock, Texas 207,852 199,572 8,280 4.1
88 Amarillo, Texas 180,791 173,640 7,151 4.1
89 Los Angeles, Calif. 3,845,541 3,694,616 150,925 4.1
90 Pomona, Calif. 155,448 149,473 5,975 4.0
91 Oceanside, Calif. 167,438 161,039 6,399 4.0
92 Bellevue, Wash. 116,914 112,509 4,405 3.9
93 Santa Rosa, Calif. 153,636 147,905 5,731 3.9
94 Burbank, Calif. 104,114 100,316 3,798 3.8
95 Westminster, Colo. 104,759 101,018 3,741 3.7
96 Waco, Texas 118,093 113,880 4,213 3.7
97 Salinas, Calif. 148,183 142,938 5,245 3.7
98 Hollywood, Fla. 144,535 139,443 5,092 3.7
99 Torrance, Calif. 142,841 137,946 4,895 3.5
100 Va. Beach, Va. 440,098 425,257 14,841 3.5
101 West Valley City, Utah 112,678 108,896 3,782 3.5
102 Elizabeth, N.J. 124,724 120,568 4,156 3.4
103 West Covina, Calif. 108,668 105,080 3,588 3.4
104 Huntsville, Ala. 164,146 158,812 5,334 3.4
105 San Diego, Calif. 1,263,756 1,223,415 40,341 3.3
106 Long Beach, Calif. 476,564 461,522 15,042 3.3
107 Austin, Texas 681,804 660,284 21,520 3.3
108 Glendale, Calif. 201,326 194,973 6,353 3.3
109 Greensboro, N.C. 231,543 224,471 7,072 3.2
110 Richmond, Calif. 102,318 99,216 3,102 3.1
111 Eugene, Ore. 142,681 138,386 4,295 3.1
112 San Buenaventura (Ventura),
Calif.
104,068 100,938 3,130 3.1
113 Orange, Calif. 133,819 129,813 4,006 3.1
114 Winston-Salem, N.C. 191,523 185,790 5,733 3.1
115 Huntington Beach, Calif. 195,305 189,627 5,678 3.0
116 Springfield, Ill. 114,738 111,492 3,246 2.9
117 Newark, N.J. 280,451 272,537 7,914 2.9
118 Houston, Texas 2,012,626 1,956,883 55,743 2.8
119 Tallahassee, Fla. 156,612 152,306 4,306 2.8
120 Downey, Calif. 110,318 107,323 2,995 2.8
121 Stamford, Conn. 120,226 117,083 3,143 2.7
122 Providence, R.I. 178,126 173,618 4,508 2.6
123 Columbus, Ohio 730,008 712,119 17,889 2.5
124 Athens-Clarke County
(balance), Ga.
102,744 100,266 2,478 2.5
125 Inglewood, Calif. 115,313 112,580 2,733 2.4
126 Sterling Heights, Mich. 127,476 124,471 3,005 2.4
127 Colo. Springs, Colo. 369,363 360,988 8,375 2.3
128 Norwalk, Calif. 106,683 104,323 2,360 2.3
129 Lexington-Fayette, Ky. 266,358 260,512 5,846 2.2
130 Boise City, Idaho 190,122 186,057 4,065 2.2
131 Manchester, N.H. 109,310 107,006 2,304 2.2
132 Concord, Calif. 124,328 121,875 2,453 2.0
133 Worcester, Mass. 175,966 172,648 3,318 1.9
134 Dallas, Texas 1,210,393 1,188,589 21,804 1.8
135 Pasadena, Texas 144,174 141,674 2,500 1.8
136 Anaheim, Calif. 333,776 328,014 5,762 1.8
137 Knoxville, Tenn. 178,118 175,268 2,850 1.6
138 Santa Clara, Calif. 104,001 102,361 1,640 1.6
139 Irving, Texas 194,547 191,615 2,932 1.5
140 Honolulu CDP, Hawaii 377,260 371,657 5,603 1.5
141 Norfolk, Va. 237,835 234,403 3,432 1.5
142 Pueblo, Colo. 103,621 102,129 1,492 1.5
143 Seattle, Wash. 571,480 563,375 8,105 1.4
144 Santa Ana, Calif. 342,715 337,977 4,738 1.4
145 Vallejo, Calif. 118,349 116,760 1,589 1.4
146 Corpus Christi, Texas 281,196 277,496 3,700 1.3
147 Rockford, Ill. 152,452 150,461 1,991 1.3
148 Tacoma, Wash. 196,094 193,572 2,522 1.3
149 Tempe, Ariz. 160,676 158,625 2,051 1.3
150 Garden Grove, Calif. 167,347 165,215 2,132 1.3
151 Escondido, Calif. 135,462 133,773 1,689 1.3
152 New York City 8,104,079 8,008,654 95,425 1.2
153 Paterson, N.J. 150,869 149,222 1,647 1.1
154 Waterbury, Conn. 108,429 107,271 1,158 1.1
155 San Jose, Calif. 904,522 895,330 9,192 1.0
156 Costa Mesa, Calif. 110,411 109,308 1,103 1.0
157 Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky. 556,332 551,188 5,144 0.9
158 New Haven, Conn. 124,829 123,776 1,053 0.9
159 Portland, Ore. 533,492 529,185 4,307 0.8
160 Wichita, Kan. 353,823 351,199 2,624 0.7
161 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 122,206 121,339 867 0.7
162 Newport News, Va. 181,913 180,697 1,216 0.7
163 Atlanta, Ga. 419,122 416,425 2,697 0.6
164 Kan. City, Mo. 444,387 441,545 2,842 0.6
165 Garland, Texas 217,176 215,794 1,382 0.6
166 Hartford, Conn. 124,848 124,121 727 0.6
167 Denver, Colo. 556,835 553,693 3,142 0.6
168 Yonkers, N.Y. 197,126 196,019 1,107 0.6
169 Spokane, Wash. 196,721 195,629 1,092 0.6
170 Hayward, Calif. 140,795 140,031 764 0.5
171 Little Rock, Ark. 184,081 183,150 931 0.5
172 Columbia, S.C. 116,331 115,880 451 0.4
173 Miami Gardens, Fla. 100,887 100,511 376 0.4
174 Arvada, Colo. 102,562 102,203 359 0.4
175 Ind.polis city (balance), Ind. 784,242 781,864 2,378 0.3
176 Bridgeport, Conn. 139,910 139,529 381 0.3
177 Erie, Pa. 103,925 103,688 237 0.2
178 Nashville-Davidson
(balance), Tenn.
546,719 545,535 1,184 0.2
179 Fayetteville, N.C. 125,241 125,072 169 0.1
180 St. Petersburg, Fla. 249,090 248,807 283 0.1
181 Allentown, Pa. 106,732 106,632 100 0.1
182 Lafayette, La. 111,966 111,862 104 0.1
183 Springfield, Mass. 152,091 152,082 9 -
184 Alexandria, Va. 128,206 128,283 -77 -0.1
185 Peoria, Ill. 112,720 113,020 -300 -0.3
186 Clearwater, Fla. 108,606 108,899 -293 -0.3
187 Hampton, Va. 145,951 146,437 -486 -0.3
188 Oakland, Calif. 397,976 399,484 -1,508 -0.4
189 Montgomery, Ala. 200,983 201,756 -773 -0.4
190 Jersey City, N.J. 239,079 240,055 -976 -0.4
191 Ann Arbor, Mich. 113,567 114,123 -556 -0.5
192 Fremont, Calif. 202,373 203,413 -1,040 -0.5
193 Fort Wayne, Ind. 219,351 220,525 -1,174 -0.5
194 Chattanooga, Tenn. 154,853 155,688 -835 -0.5
195 Cambridge, Mass. 100,771 101,355 -584 -0.6
196 Shreveport, La. 198,675 200,174 -1,499 -0.7
197 Hialeah, Fla. 224,522 226,419 -1,897 -0.8
198 Springfield, Mo. 150,704 152,074 -1,370 -0.9
199 Topeka, Kan. 121,809 122,923 -1,114 -0.9
200 Abilene, Texas 114,807 115,930 -1,123 -1.0
201 Chicago, Ill. 2,862,244 2,896,016 -33,772 -1.2
202 Memphis, Tenn. 671,929 679,983 -8,054 -1.2
203 Berkeley, Calif. 101,517 102,743 -1,226 -1.2
204 Kan. City, Kan. 145,004 146,866 -1,862 -1.3
205 Beaumont, Texas 112,294 113,836 -1,542 -1.4
206 Grand Rapids, Mich. 195,115 197,800 -2,685 -1.4
207 St. Louis, Mo. 343,279 348,189 -4,910 -1.4
208 Lowell, Mass. 103,655 105,167 -1,512 -1.4
209 Warren, Mich. 136,118 138,247 -2,129 -1.5
210 Green Bay, Wisc. 101,100 102,793 -1,693 -1.6
211 Salt Lake City, Utah 178,605 181,773 -3,168 -1.7
212 Arlington CDP, Va. 186,117 189,453 -3,336 -1.8
213 Columbus, Ga. 182,850 186,291 -3,441 -1.8
214 Baton Rouge, La. 224,097 228,534 -4,437 -1.9
215 Lakewood, Colo. 141,301 144,139 -2,838 -2.0
216 Augusta-Richmond
County (balance), Ga.
191,326 195,182 -3,856 -2.0
217 Independence, Mo. 111,023 113,288 -2,265 -2.0
218 Lansing, Mich. 116,941 119,378 -2,437 -2.0
219 Milwaukee, Wisc. 583,624 596,974 -13,350 -2.2
220 Akron, Ohio 212,179 217,070 -4,891 -2.3
221 Des Moines, Iowa 194,311 198,812 -4,501 -2.3
222 South Bend, Ind. 105,494 107,939 -2,445 -2.3
223 Syracuse, N.Y. 143,101 146,435 -3,334 -2.3
224 Baltimore, Md. 636,251 651,154 -14,903 -2.3
225 Gainesville, Fla. 108,856 111,406 -2,550 -2.3
226 Minneapolis, Minn. 373,943 382,747 -8,804 -2.3
227 Tulsa, Ok. 383,764 393,120 -9,356 -2.4
228 Savannah, Ga. 129,808 133,310 -3,502 -2.6
229 Richmond, Va. 192,494 197,790 -5,296 -2.7
230 Jackson, Miss. 179,298 184,256 -4,958 -2.7
231 Toledo, Ohio 304,973 313,782 -8,809 -2.8
232 Daly City, Calif. 100,620 103,625 -3,005 -2.9
233 Sunnyvale, Calif. 128,012 131,844 -3,832 -2.9
234 Philadelphia, Pa. 1,470,151 1,517,550 -47,399 -3.1
235 Wichita Falls, Texas 100,929 104,197 -3,268 -3.1
236 Mobile, Ala. 192,759 199,191 -6,432 -3.2
237 Washington, D.C. 553,523 572,059 -18,536 -3.2
238 Rochester, N.Y. 212,481 219,773 -7,292 -3.3
239 Buffalo, N.Y. 282,864 292,648 -9,784 -3.3
240 Boston, Mass. 569,165 589,141 -19,976 -3.4
241 St. Paul, Minn. 276,963 286,840 -9,877 -3.4
242 Dayton, Ohio 160,293 166,197 -5,904 -3.6
243 Pittsburgh, Pa. 322,450 334,563 -12,113 -3.6
244 Evansville, Ind. 117,156 121,582 -4,426 -3.6
245 Cleveland, Ohio 458,684 477,472 -18,788 -3.9
246 Birmingham, Ala. 233,149 242,792 -9,643 -4.0
247 Flint, Mich. 119,716 124,943 -5,227 -4.2
248 San Francisco, Calif. 744,230 776,733 -32,503 -4.2
249 New Orleans, La. 462,269 484,674 -22,405 -4.6
250 Cincinnati, Ohio 314,154 331,285 -17,131 -5.2
251 Detroit, Mich. 900,198 951,270 -51,072 -5.4
** 2000 Census figures as modified under the Count Question Resolution program.
Source: Population Division, US Census Bureau.

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