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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; 69% 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 21,804,000 8,844,000 2,530 Kmē Mexico Ecatepec de Morelos,
Nezahualcóyotl, Naucalpan
New York 21,509,000 8,804,000 12,093 Kmē United States Hempstead, Brookhaven
Islip, Oyster Bay, Newark
Los Angeles 15,204,000 3,899,000 6,351 Kmē United States Long Beach, Anaheim,
Santa Ana, Riverside
Chicago 9,057,000 2,746,000 7,006 Kmē United States Aurora, Naperville, Joliet
Washington 7,631,000 690,000 5,501 Kmē United States Baltimora, Arlington
Boston 7,437,000 676,000 9,539 Kmē United States Worcester, Providence
Dallas 6,950,000 1,304,000 5,278 Kmē United States Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano
Toronto 6,771,000 2,794,000 2,344 Kmē Canada Mississauga, Brampton,
Hamilton
Houston 6,500,000 2,305,000 4,931 Kmē United States Cypress, Pasadena
San Jose 6,331,000 1,013,000 2,872 Kmē United States San Francisco, Oakland
Miami 6,058,000 442,000 3,313 Kmē United States Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale
Philadelphia 5,799,000 1,604,000 5,429 Kmē United States  
Monterrey 5,683,000 1,143,000 896 Kmē Mexico Guadalupe, Apodaca
Guadalajara 5,525,000 1,386,000 816 Kmē Mexico Zapopan, Tlaquepaque,
Tonalá
Atlanta 5,478,000 499,000 7,400 Kmē United States Sandy Springs
Phoenix 4,577,000 1,608,000 3,237 Kmē United States Mesa, Chandler
Scottsdale, Glendale
Santo Domingo 4,379,000 970,000 430 Kmē Dominican Rep. Los Alcarrizos
Detroit 4,221,000 639,000 4,268 Kmē United States Warren, Sterling Heights
Seattle 3,993,000 737,000 3,263 Kmē United States Tacoma
Montreal 3,707,000 1,763,000 1,383 Kmē Canada Laval, Longueuil
Port-au-Prince 3,171,000 987,000 267 Kmē Haiti Carrefour, Delmas,
Pétion-Ville, Cité Soleil
San Diego 3,151,000 1,387,000 1,917 Kmē United States Chula Vista, Oceanside,
Escondido
Guatemala City 3,134,000 923,000 409 Kmē Guatemala Mixco, Villa Nueva
Minneapolis 2,955,000 430,000 2,877 Kmē United States Saint Paul
Tampa 2,852,000 385,000 2,600 Kmē United States St. Petersburg
Denver 2,804,000 716,000 1,764 Kmē United States Aurora, Lakewood
Puebla 2,522,000 1,542,000 445 Kmē Mexico Cholula de Rivadavia
Cleveland 2,521,000 373,000 3,572 Kmē United States Akron
Salt Lake City 2,510,000 200,000 1,722 Kmē United States West Valley City
Vancouver 2,460,000 662,000 912 Kmē Canada Surrey, Burnaby
Orlando 2,358,000 308,000 2,155 Kmē United States  
St. Louis 2,252,000 302,000 2,564 Kmē United States  
Las Vegas 2,240,000 642,000 1,080 Kmē United States Henderson, Spring Valley,
Paradise, North Las Vegas
San Antonio 2,163,000 1,435,000 1,557 Kmē United States  
Havana 2,131,000 2,131,000 319 Kmē Cuba  
Portland 2,104,000 653,000 1,393 Kmē United States Vancouver
Tijuana 2,100,000 1,811,000 414 Kmē Mexico  
Charlotte 2,098,000 875,000 2,994 Kmē United States  
San José 2,025,000 352,000 420 Kmē Costa Rica San Francisco, Alajuela
Sacramento 1,949,000 525,000 1,233 Kmē United States Elk Grove, Roseville
Austin 1,907,000 962,000 1,368 Kmē United States Round Rock
León 1,877,000 1,580,000 368 Kmē Mexico  
San Juan 1,875,000 323,000 2,269 Kmē Puerto Rico
(United States)
Bayamón, Carolina
Toluca de Lerdo 1,854,000 224,000 433 Kmē Mexico Metepec
Pittsburgh 1,821,000 303,000 2,388 Kmē United States  
Kansas City 1,746,000 508,000 1,886 Kmē United States Overland Park, Olathe
Cincinnati 1,724,000 309,000 2,064 Kmē United States  
Indianapolis 1,689,000 888,000 1,860 Kmē United States  
San Salvadōr 1,575,000 210,000 205 Kmē El Salvador Soyapango, Apopa
Columbus 1,560,000 906,000 1,342 Kmē United States  
Raleigh 1,540,000 468,000 1,829 Kmē United States Durham, Cary
Virginia Beach 1,520,000 459,000 1,370 Kmē United States Norfolk
Ciudad Juárez 1,502,000 1,502,000 373 Kmē Mexico  


* data on urban agglomerations updated to 2022 (estimates), those on population according to official data or more recent estimates of the national statistical services, when different from urban agglomerations.