Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Populated American Cities 2017. According to the most recent census in America, the majority of the population live in urban centers and a lot of land is left either for farming, industry or is just bare. The most populated cities in the U.S have populations over 1 million people who live very close to each other in incorporated areas. This is seen more so in the West and Midwest and the reason for this is believed to be the need for people to be near water supply since in the west, you can only get good water supply in incorporated areas.
This list of top 10 most populated American Cities in 2017, takes into account official figures from the 2013 census as well as updated estimates from 2016.
List of Top 10 Most Populated American Cities 2017
10- San Jose, California
A few years ago in 2010, this city had a population of under 1 million but it quickly grew and by 2015 the population was slightly over 1 million people and it became the third city in California to have a population above a million people. The majority of the population is white, which accounts for over 40 percent of the population and then Hispanics and Latinos are the second largest population in san Jose. There seems to be an increasing number of Hispanic and latino settlers in the city from Mexico. The current official estimated population of San Jose is 1,026,908.
9- Dallas, Texas
Dallas is a major urban center in the United states so it is no surprise that it is on the list of top 10 most populated American cities in 2017. The population is officially estimated at 1,300,902 but it has seen a rise in population in 2017 as a result of increased jobs. Unofficial figures put the population in 2016 at an increase of about 4 thousand people. Some of the attractive jobs in Dallas are in banking, energy, medical research, transportation, and cattle. More than half the population is White followed by Hispanics and Blacks.
8- San Diego, California
There are more than 1.37 million people living in San Diego which makes it the second largest city in California. This city is one of the most culturally diverse cities in America and there are over 100 languages spoken in San Diego. Since it is near the border with Mexico, there are a number of Latinos in the city although there are more White people there. The government of San Diego expects the population to grow much more in the next two years and plans are underway to provide enough housing and to make the best use of the available land.
7- San Antonio, Texas
This is the second most populated city in Texas and it has one of the fastest population increase between 2000 and 2010. The majority of the population live within the same area with the outskirts being sparsely populated. The current population is estimated at over 1.4 million people with over 70 percent of the population being White people followed by Blacks. The military is one of the biggest economic activity in this city.
6- Phoenix, Arizona
This is the most populated state capital in America with a population of over 1.5 million people. It is also one of the largest cities in terms of land area but due to the sub-tropical desert climate, the population is dense along the canal which is a source of water for the city. The population density is believed to be at about 8 people per square mile.
5- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Population of Philadelphia has grown due to its decision to decriminalize marijuana. Small amounts of marijuana for personal use are allowed and more people seem interested in moving there. The population is slightly more than Phoenix and it recently gained the position of 5th largest population in America when it displaced Phoenix. The majority of the population in Philadelphia is black followed by Whites and Hispanics. It also has the second largest Irish and Italian population in America after New York City. There are also a number of Russian and Jewish communities in Philadelphia.
4- Houston, Texas
This is the most populated city in texas with a population over 2 million people and over 70 percent of those people are white. There are more men than women in Huston and most of them are in their early thirties. Huston has some of the richest people in America who are engaged in the oil industry as well as manufacture and farming. There are a number of immigrants who flock Huston which has contributed to a very young population and diverse culture. This is one of Top 10 Most Populated American Cities 2017.
3- Chicago, Illinois
More than half the population of Illinois leaves in Chicago which currently has a population over 2.7 million people. The city began to grow in the industrial period when a number of immigrants settled there to work in factories. At present, it is said to have the most balanced economy in the United States and this continues to attract people to the city. The population is expected to grow even more in the next 5 years.
2- Los Angeles, California
It is home to the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, and that has made it a destination for a number of people from all over the world contributing to its diverse culture. It is only the second city to have a population above 3 million and very many of them are young. It is estimated that by 2017 the population will hit 4 million. There are more women than men in Los Angeles. 22 percent of the population leaves under the poverty line.
1-New York City, New York
And at the top of the top 10 most populated American cities, is New York City. It has a population higher than 8 million with a very high population density. More people settle in New York City not just from America, but from all over the world which contributes to its huge population and diversity. There are big communities of people from different countries in the world like Chinese, Italians, Jews, Russians, Africans and so many more.
The population in America is largely due to immigration rather than child birth. Thousands of people migrate to America every year under its green card lottery and they are settled in different cities across the country. The top 10 most populated American cities 2017 have remained the same for a decade now with minor change of positions for some of them.