Largest City in Every State

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1. Alabama: Birmingham
> Population, 2017: 210,710
> Change since 2010: -0.5%
> State population: 4,874,747 (24th highest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 4.3% (6th lowest)
> Land area: 148.6 sq. miles
> Population density: 1,453 / sq. mile

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2. Alaska: Anchorage
> Population, 2017: 294,356
> Change since 2010: +0.3%
> State population: 739,795 (3rd lowest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 39.8% (2nd highest)
> Land area: 1961.0 sq. miles
> Population density: 171 / sq. mile

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3. Arizona: Phoenix
> Population, 2017: 1,626,078
> Change since 2010: +12.2%
> State population: 7,016,270 (14th highest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 23.2% (6th highest)
> Land area: 518.0 sq. miles
> Population density: 2,798 / sq. mile

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4. Arkansas: Little Rock
> Population, 2017: 198,606
> Change since 2010: +2.4%
> State population: 3,004,279 (19th lowest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 6.6% (12th lowest)
> Land area: 121.0 sq. miles
> Population density: 1,624 / sq. mile

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5. California: Los Angeles
> Population, 2017: 3,999,759
> Change since 2010: +5.4%
> State population: 39,536,653 (the highest)
> Share of state pop. living in largest city: 10.1% (24th highest)
> Land area: 502.7 sq. miles
> Population density: 8,092 / sq. mile