Special Report

This Is the Largest City in Every State

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New Mexico: Albuquerque
> City population in 2019: 559,374
> Population change between 2015-2019: 0.59%
> State population in 2019: 2,092,454
> Share of state pop. living in Albuquerque: 26.73%
> Albuquerque land area: 189.6 sq. miles
> Albuquerque pop. density: 2,908 per sq. mile
> Second largest city in New Mexico: Las Cruces (2019 pop: 102,102)

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New York: New York
> City population in 2019: 8,419,316
> Population change between 2015-2019: -0.09%
> State population in 2019: 19,572,319
> Share of state pop. living in New York: 43.02%
> New York land area: 468.5 sq. miles
> New York pop. density: 27,012 per sq. mile
> Second largest city in New York: Buffalo (2019 pop: 256,480)

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North Carolina: Charlotte
> City population in 2019: 857,425
> Population change between 2015-2019: 8.24%
> State population in 2019: 10,264,876
> Share of state pop. living in Charlotte: 8.35%
> Charlotte land area: 299.7 sq. miles
> Charlotte pop. density: 2,457 per sq. mile
> Second largest city in North Carolina: Raleigh (2019 pop: 464,485)

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North Dakota: Fargo
> City population in 2019: 121,889
> Population change between 2015-2019: 7.43%
> State population in 2019: 756,717
> Share of state pop. living in Fargo: 16.11%
> Fargo land area: 48.8 sq. miles
> Fargo pop. density: 2,162 per sq. mile
> Second largest city in North Dakota: Bismarck (2019 pop: 72,777)

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Ohio: Columbus
> City population in 2019: 878,553
> Population change between 2015-2019: 6.53%
> State population in 2019: 11,655,397
> Share of state pop. living in Columbus: 7.54%
> Columbus land area: 223.1 sq. miles
> Columbus pop. density: 3,624 per sq. mile
> Second largest city in Ohio: Cleveland (2019 pop: 385,282)