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Top 20 Cities

Highest Ranking Cities, 1790 to 2010

July 19, 2012

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This wordmap includes the names of cities that have ever been listed as one of the 20 most populous cities in the country, since 1790. The size of each city name reflects the number of times that place has been ranked in the top 20. Click on a city to see its rank in the top 20 from 1790 to 2010.

NOTES: City populations and limits reflect those at the time of each census. Some entities that figured in the top 20 rankings later consolidated or merged with other municipalities.