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Mexico City skyline   Mexico City and New York compete for the role of the most populous city in North and Central America, with the first one prevailing both considering the entire urban area or taking into account only the city limits; the difference is however slight in both cases.

   Los Angeles is the only other city to exceed 10 million inhabitants, always taking into account the urban agglomeration; 65% of the cities in the ranking are located in the United States of America, which is the most populated country on this continent.

   Mexico and Canada, the other two most important countries of North and Central America, are present with some cities; some capitals of the most populous remaining nations complete the ranking.


City Urban aggl.  Population Urban area Country Other cities in urban area
Mexico City 21,905,000 8,844,000 2,530 Km² Mexico Ecatepec de Morelos,
Nezahualcóyotl, Naucalpan
New York 21,396,000 8,336,000 11,344 Km² United States Hempstead, Brookhaven
Islip, Oyster Bay, Newark
Los Angeles 15,587,000 3,822,000 6,918 Km² United States Long Beach, Anaheim,
Santa Ana, Riverside
Chicago 8,954,000 2,665,000 6,532 Km² United States Aurora, Naperville, Joliet
Washington 7,853,000 672,000 5,600 Km² United States Baltimora, Arlington
Boston 7,429,000 651,000 8,847 Km² United States Worcester, Providence
Dallas 6,979,000 1,300,000 5,307 Km² United States Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano
San Jose 6,844,000 971,000 3,634 Km² United States San Francisco, Oakland
Toronto 6,837,000 2,794,000 2,344 Km² Canada Mississauga, Brampton,
Hamilton
Houston 6,703,000 2,303,000 5,390 Km² United States Cypress, Pasadena
Miami 6,139,000 450,000 3,222 Km² United States Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale
Philadelphia 5,795,000 1,567,000 4,916 Km² United States  
Atlanta 5,702,000 499,000 7,402 Km² United States Sandy Springs
Monterrey 4,674,000 1,143,000 1,251 Km² Mexico Guadalupe, Apodaca
Phoenix 4,617,000 1,644,000 3,235 Km² United States Mesa, Chandler
Scottsdale, Glendale
Guadalajara 4,401,000 1,386,000 816 Km² Mexico Zapopan, Tlaquepaque,
Tonalá
Santo Domingo 4,345,000 1,029,000 430 Km² Dominican Rep. Los Alcarrizos
Detroit 4,258,000 620,000 4,082 Km² United States Warren, Sterling Heights
Seattle 4,001,000 749,000 3,131 Km² United States Tacoma
Montreal 3,750,000 1,763,000 1,383 Km² Canada Laval, Longueuil
Tampa 3,203,000 398,000 2,997 Km² United States St. Petersburg
San Diego 3,078,000 1,381,000 1,748 Km² United States Chula Vista, Oceanside,
Escondido
Orlando 3,075,000 316,000 3,144 Km² United States  
Charlotte 2,879,000 898,000 3,631 Km² United States  
Cleveland 2,871,000 362,000 3,608 Km² United States Akron
Minneapolis 2,796,000 425,000 2,510 Km² United States Saint Paul
Guatemala City 2,765,000 965,000 409 Km² Guatemala Mixco, Villa Nueva
Vancouver 2,484,000 662,000 912 Km² Canada Surrey, Burnaby
Salt Lake City 2,463,000 205,000 1,746 Km² United States West Valley City
Denver 2,308,000 713,000 1,577 Km² United States Aurora, Lakewood
Las Vegas 2,260,000 656,000 1,127 Km² United States Henderson, Spring Valley,
Paradise, North Las Vegas
St. Louis 2,247,000 287,000 2,512 Km² United States  
Havana 2,138,000 2,138,000 319 Km² Cuba  
Portland 2,117,000 635,000 1,344 Km² United States Vancouver
Puebla 2,106,000 1,542,000 445 Km² Mexico Cholula de Rivadavia
San José 2,106,000 352,000 420 Km² Costa Rica San Francisco, Alajuela
San Antonio 2,088,000 1,473,000 1,588 Km² United States  
Panamá City 2,067,000 1,087,000 316 Km² Panamá San Miguelito
Sacramento 1,976,000 528,000 1,212 Km² United States Elk Grove, Roseville
Austin 1,943,000 974,000 1,606 Km² United States Round Rock
San Juan 1,846,000 316,000 2,269 Km² Puerto Rico
(United States)
Bayamón, Carolina
Tijuana 1,811,000 1,811,000 414 Km² Mexico  
Kansas City 1,794,000 509,000 1,948 Km² United States Overland Park, Olathe
Pittsburgh 1,738,000 303,000 2,349 Km² United States  
Indianapolis 1,733,000 881,000 1,873 Km² United States  
Port-au-Prince 1,712,000 978,000 267 Km² Haiti Carrefour, Delmas,
Pétion-Ville, Cité Soleil
Cincinnati 1,698,000 310,000 1,948 Km² United States  
San Salvadòr 1,677,000 210,000 256 Km² El Salvador Soyapango, Apopa
Toluca de Lerdo 1,672,000 224,000 433 Km² Mexico Metepec
Columbus 1,599,000 908,000 1,336 Km² United States  
Tegucigalpa 1,599,000 1,212,000 171 Km² Honduras  
Raleigh 1,588,000 477,000 1911 Km² United States Durham, Cary
León 1,580,000 1,580,000 368 Km² Mexico  
Ciudad Juárez 1,502,000 1,502,000 373 Km² Mexico  


* data on urban agglomerations updated to 2023 (estimates), those on population according to official data or more recent estimates of the national statistical services, when different from urban agglomerations.