Top 20 Cities

Highest Ranking Cities, 1790 to 2010

July 19, 2012
City and State1790 rank1800 rank1810 rank1820 rank1830 rank1840 rank1850 rank1860 rank1870 rank1880 rank1890 rank1900 rank1910 rank1920 rank1930 rank1940 rank1950 rank1960 rank1970 rank1980 rank1990 rank2000 rank2010 rankNumber of times ranked in top 20
Philadelphia, PA2222344222333333344455523
New York, NY1111111111111111111111123
Baltimore, MD5333222467767887667101217022
Boston, MA3444453575655799101316202020022
Washington, DC0014911131814121414151614141199915190019
New Orleans, LA00755356910121215171615161519000017
Detroit, MI00000001918181513944455567101816
Chicago, IL0000000954222222222233316
San Francisco, CA00000001510989111211121112131314131316
Milwaukee, WI0000000201919161412131213131112161719015
Pittsburgh, PA0000171713171612131189101012160000014
Cincinnati, OH00014866788910131617171800000014
St Louis, MO000000884654467881018000013
Cleveland, OH000000001511107656678101800012
Buffalo, NY000000161011131181011131415200000012
Los Angeles, CA000000000000171055433322211
Providence, RI991113121417160200200000000000010
Newark, NJ00000019111315171614151818000000010
Albany, NY1917101199101320000000000000009
Houston, TX0000000000000000147654447
Charleston, SC45566101500000000000000007
Northern Liberties, PA6667781100000000000000007
Southwark, PA1078810122000000000000000007
Brooklyn, NY0000187733340000000000007
Minneapolis, MN0000000000181918181516170000007
Louisville, KY0000016141214162018000000000007
Richmond, VA181312121320000000000000000006
San Antonio, TX0000000000000000017151110976
Dallas, TX0000000000000000014878896
Indianapolis, IN000000000000000200011121312126
San Diego, CA00000000000000000181486786
Memphis, TN00000000000000000017141818205
Jersey City, NJ00000000171719171900000000005
Kansas City, MO00000000000020191919200000005
Salem, MA78910140000000000000000005
Phoenix, AZ0000000000000000002099665
Seattle, WA0000000000000202001919000004
Norfolk, VA2010131600000000000000000004
Columbus, OH0000000000000000000191615154
Portsmouth, NH1415192000000000000000000004
San Jose, CA0000000000000000000171111104
Newport, RI81115000000000000000000003
Kensington, PA000015151200000000000000003
Spring Garden, PA00002011900000000000000003
Portland, ME001815160000000000000000003
Newburyport, MA131216000000000000000000003
Sherburne, MA151420000000000000000000003
Jacksonville, FL000000000000000000001514113
Austin, TX00000000000000000000016142
Rochester, NY00000190180000000000000002
Marblehead, MA10190000000000000000000002
Gloucester, MA12160000000000000000000002
Alexandria, DC00171700000000000000000002
Fort Worth, TX0000000000000000000000161
El Paso, TX0000000000000000000000191
Schenectady, NY0170000000000000000000001
Troy, NY0000190000000000000000001
Charlotte, NC0000000000000000000000171
Lowell, MA0000018000000000000000001
Middleborough, MA1600000000000000000000001
Savannah, GA0001800000000000000000001
Georgetown, DC0001900000000000000000001
New London, CT0200000000000000000000001
New Haven, CT1700000000000000000000001