Charlotte is the 18th-largest city in the United States, according to a projections based on the latest U.S. Census data.
The Charlotte area has 729,781 residents as of Monday, up from 569,858 in 2000, according to projections compiled by Business First of Buffalo, N.Y. Business First is a sister publication of the Charlotte Business Journal.
The population projections are generated by a computer formula the publication developed in 2000 and recalibrates annually. The formula uses a decade of U.S. Census Bureau data to extrapolate growth trends.
The largest U.S. cities, in order, are:
•New York (a population of 8.5 million).
•Los Angeles (3.9 million).
•Chicago (2.9 million).
•Houston (2.3 million).
•Phoenix (1.6 million).
•Philadelphia (1.6 million).
•San Antonio (1.4 million).
•Dallas (1.3 million).
•San Diego (1.3 million).
California has 215 cities on the list of the 1,000 largest U.S. cities, the most of any state. Texas is second with 82 cities, and Florida is third with 69 cities.
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