Top 5,000 U.S. Cities by Population

Today our SEO Program Director, Tim, gave me a task: compile the 5,000 most populous cities in the United States.  I figured a quick Google search would turn up such a list, but didn't have any luck.  Fortunately the U.S. Census Bureau has all the raw city data broken down by state.  Thirty minutes later, I had found the top 5,000 U.S. cities by population (based on city population estimates from July 2008).  Here is the list in Excel and CSV formats.

A few notes:

  • Technically, the list is the top 5,000 incorporated places and minor civil divisions.
  • Interesting factoid: the 2,092th most populous city in the U.S. is Lebanon, Indiana.  It's estimated population, as of July 2008, is 15,400.  The 2,093rd most populous city in the U.S. is Lebanon, Oregon.  It's estimated population, as of July 2008, is 15,397.

Lebanon, IN and Lebanon, OR appear consecutively on the list of 5,000 most populous U.S. cities.