Special Report

Largest City in Every State

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46. Virginia: Virginia Beach
> Population, 2017: 450,435
> Change since 2010: +2.6%
> State population: 8,470,020 (12th highest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 5.3% (9th lowest)
> Land area: 497.3 sq. miles
> Population density: 1,759 / sq. mile

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47. Washington: Seattle
> Population, 2017: 724,745
> Change since 2010: +18.7%
> State population: 7,405,743 (13th highest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 9.8% (24th lowest)
> Land area: 142.7 sq. miles
> Population density: 7,251 / sq. mile

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48. West Virginia: Charleston
> Population, 2017: 47,929
> Change since 2010: -6.5%
> State population: 1,815,857 (13th lowest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 2.6% (the lowest)
> Land area: 32.7 sq. miles
> Population density: 1,631 / sq. mile

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49. Wisconsin: Milwaukee
> Population, 2017: 595,351
> Change since 2010: 0.0%
> State population: 5,795,483 (20th highest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 10.3% (23rd highest)
> Land area: 96.8 sq. miles
> Population density: 6,188 / sq. mile

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50. Wyoming: Cheyenne
> Population, 2017: 63,624
> Change since 2010: +6.2%
> State population: 579,315 (the lowest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 11.0% (20th highest)
> Land area: 24.6 sq. miles
> Population density: 2,425 / sq. mile

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