The Largest Cities in the United States
The U.S. is made up of states with varying sizes. For example, the southwestern region of the country includes four states, which are among the largest in land area. The western portion of the country includes nine contiguous states and the islands of Hawaii and Alaska. The largest cities in the U.S. are listed below, along with their median ages, household income, estimated home/condo values, and median home prices.
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. It is home to several Fortune 500 companies and the NASA headquarters. Its population is about 2.3 million, and it has a low density of only 3,663 per square mile. This makes Houston an extremely cosmopolitan city, and it is the largest in Texas. The Houston area is also home to Houston International Airport. However, its zoning laws are lacking and it is difficult to predict how many people will move there in the coming years.
New York City has the highest population density in the United States, with over 27,000 residents per square mile. This city is home to one out of every 38 people in the country. Unlike other cities, its residents are largely foreign-born, with more than one quarter of New Yorkers having arrived in the past decade. Los Angeles, on the other hand, is a former Spanish settlement that was originally settled by indigenous tribes in 8000 BCE.