Cities of the Anglosphere

2006-05-20

In honor of the recently-deceased Jane Jacobs (who throughout her life championed the role of cities in the creation of wealth), I thought I would catalogue the Anglosphere's largest cities (to be precise, metropolitan areas with over 2 million people in population according to the most recent estimates):

  1. New York, USA (~18.7)
  2. Los Angeles, USA (~16.7)
  3. Chicago, USA (~9.3)
  4. London, UK (~7.6)
  5. San Francisco, USA (~5.8)
  6. Philadelphia, USA (~5.8)
  7. Dallas, USA (~5.7)
  8. Miami, USA (~5.4)
  9. Toronto, Canada (~5.3)
  10. Houston, USA (~5.2)
  11. Washington, USA (~5.2)
  12. Atlanta, USA (~4.7)
  13. Detroit, USA (~4.5)
  14. Boston, USA (~4.4)
  15. Sydney, Australia (~4.4)
  16. Melbourne, Australia (~3.6)
  17. Phoenix, USA (~3.4)
  18. Seattle, USA (~3.2)
  19. Minneapolis, USA (~3.1)
  20. San Diego, USA (~2.9)
  21. St. Louis, USA (~2.7)
  22. Baltimore, USA (~2.6)
  23. Tampa, USA (~2.6)
  24. Manchester, UK (~2.5)
  25. Pittsburgh, USA (~2.4)
  26. Denver, USA (~2.3)
  27. Birmingham, UK (~2.3)
  28. Vancouver, Canada (~2.2)
  29. Cleveland, USA (~2.1)
  30. Portland, USA (~2.0)
  31. Cincinatti, USA (~2.0)
  32. Sacramento, USA (~2.0)
  33. Kansas City, USA (~2.0)

(Updated to include Manchester and Birmingham.)


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