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This is a list of the most heavily populated cities in North America, as opposed to the most populous metropolitan or urban areas. This list includes 2010 population estimates for all of those who are defined as living within the 'city limits', or 'city boundary', and are based on a mixture of official and independent sources.
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Data released by World Gazetteer - January.01.2010 - Next data release 2011 (unknown date)
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Top 100 Most Populous Cities In North America 2010
City Country 2010 Estimate [1]
1 Mexico City Mexico 8,560,994
2 New York United States 8,459,026
3 Toronto Canada 5,052,522
4 Los Angeles United States 3,878,715
5 Montreal Canada 3,430,917
6 Chicago United States 2,878,948
7 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 2,552,398
8 Houston United States 2,307,883
9 Havanna Cuba 2,125,977
10 Vancouver Canada 2,044,298
11 Ecatepec Mexico 1,997,036
12 Tijuana Mexico 1,659,872
13 Phoenix United States 1,635,783
14 Juarez Mexico 1,633,189
15 Guadalajara Mexico 1,593,093
16 Puebla Mexico 1,506,849
17 Philadelphia United States 1,445,993
18 San Antonio United States 1,402,013
19 San Diego United States 1,309,749
20 Dallas United States 1,304,930
21 Leon Mexico 1,222,239
22 Nezahualcoyotl Mexico 1,210,821
23 Monterrey Mexico 1,108,519
24 Guatemala Guatemala 1,104,890
25 Tegucigalpa Honduras 1,086,641
26 Zapopan Mexico 1,083,112
27 Calgary Canada 1,078,793
28 San Jose United States 977,893
29 Edmonton Canada 928,760
30 Managua Nicaragua 927,197
31 Detroit United States 901,160
32 Ottawa Canada 879,364
33 Naucalpan Mexico 846,440
34 Jacksonville United States 822,401
35 San Francisco United States 817,411
36 Indianapolis United States 803,930
37 Austin United States 792,778
38 Port-au-Prince Haiti 785,228
39 Guadalupe Mexico 778,426
40 Mérida Mexico 771,987
41 Columbus United States 768,662
42 Chihuahua Mexico 762,032
43 Chimalhuacán Mexico 759,518
44 Fort Worth United States 751,149
45 Cancún Mexico 749,227
46 San Luis Potosi Mexico 729,750
47 Aguascalientes Mexico 727,961
48 Charlotte United States 723,514
49 Villa Nueva Guatemala 710,218
50 Tlalnepantla Mexico 701,018
51 Queretaro Mexico 692,043
52 Mixco Guatemala 688,124
53 Saltillo Mexico 683,497
54 Acapulco Mexico 683,403
55 Quebec Canada 676,875
56 Hamilton Canada 667,977
57 Memphis United States 662,989
58 Santiago Dominican Republic 661,752
59 Hermosillo Mexico 653,159
60 Winnipeg Canada 649,227
61 Mexicali Mexico 640,497
62 Morelia Mexico 638,509
63 San Pedro Sula Honduras 638,259
64 Baltimore United States 632,410
65 El Paso United States 631,862
66 Culiacan Mexico 629,405
67 Seattle United States 614,214
68 Boston United States 610,407
69 Denver United States 609,651
70 Milwaukee United States 606,508
71 Nashville United States 605,197
72 Veracruz Mexico 600,224
73 Washington United States 597,885
74 Reynosa Mexico 597,751
75 López Mateos Mexico 591,859
76 Kingston Jamaica 577,774
77 Portland United States 573,530
78 Atlanta United States 571,861
79 Toluca Mexico 571,143
80 Las Vegas United States 570,083
81 Oklahoma City United States 564,147
82 Louisville United States 556,482
83 San Salvador El Salvador 553,525
84 Tucson United States 551,067
85 Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico 549,267
86 Tlaquepaque Mexico 543,046
87 Torreon Mexico 540,078
88 Albuquerque United States 535,923
89 Cuautitlan Izcalli Mexico 526,073
90 Tonala Mexico 521,262
91 San Nicolás de los Garza Mexico 517,293
92 Carrefour Haiti 499,371
93 Ixtapaluca Mexico 497,883
94 Matamoros Mexico 497,277
95 Fresno United States 490,930
96 Durango Mexico 484,267
97 Xalapa Mexico 475,506
98 Sacramento United States 475,452
99 Mesa United States 474,115
100 Apodaca Mexico 470,170
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[1] "World: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population" World Gazetteer - All statistics © Stefan Helders, www.world-gazetteer.com. Stefan Helders has been independently collating data relating to population statistics since 1998 on what is now known as the World Gazetteer website. According to Helders... "If possible, official data sources are used. In many cases however no official figures are available. In that case, secondary sources such as year books, encyclopediae, atlases etc. are used. I have also received data from other stats lovers". Along with another useful population statistics website called CityPopulation.de, Stefan Helders/World Gazetteer provides the most accurate and up-to-date analysis of population levels in the World's cities and metropolitan areas.
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