2010 United States Census

The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010.[1] The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired.[2][3] The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538,[4] a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

Twenty-third Census
of the United States
Seal of the United States Census Bureau
General information
CountryUnited States
Date takenApril 1, 2010
Total population308,745,538
Percent changeIncrease 9.7%
Most populous stateCalifornia (37,253,956)
Least populous stateWyoming (563,826)


President Barack Obama fills out his 2010 Census form in the Oval Office
U.S. President Barack Obama completing his census form in the Oval Office on March 29, 2010.

As required by the United States Constitution, the U.S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U.S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U.S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code.[5]

On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves personally inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.[6] More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U.S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010.[7] The number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was approximately 134 million on April 1, 2010.[8] Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today."

The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%.[9] From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up" (NRFU).

In December 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U.S. President for apportionment, and later in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states.[1]

Personally identifiable information will be available in 2082.[10]

Major changes

The Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census.[11] In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information. The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions:[11]

  1. How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
  2. Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: (checkboxes for: children; relatives; non-relatives; people staying temporarily; none)
  3. Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – [Checkboxes for owned with a mortgage, owned free and clear, rented, occupied without rent.]
  4. What is your telephone number?
  5. What is Person 1's name? (last, first)
  6. What is Person 1's sex? (male, female)
  7. What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth?
  8. Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? (checkboxes for: "No", and several for "Yes" which specify groups of countries)
  9. What is Person 1's race? (checkboxes for 14 including "other". One possibility was "Black, African Am., or Negro")
  10. Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? (checkboxes for "No", and several locations for "Yes")

The form included space to repeat some or all of these questions for up to twelve residents total.

In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download.[11][12]

Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey.[12] The survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years. A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, and no household will receive it more than once every five years.[13]

In June 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that it would count same-sex married couples. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option. When noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples (whether same-sex or opposite-sex) who were not married.[14]


The 2010 census cost $13 billion, approximately $42 per capita; by comparison, the 2010 census per-capita cost for China was about US$1 and for India was US$0.40.[15] Operational costs were $5.4 billion, significantly under the $7 billion budget.[16] In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted that the cost of conducting the census has approximately doubled each decade since 1970.[15] In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, and at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion.[17]

In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in significantly under budget; of an almost $7 billion operational budget:[16]

  • $650 million was saved in the budget for the door-to-door questioning (NRFU) phase because 72% of households returned mailed questionnaires;
  • $150 million was saved because of lower-than-planned costs in areas including Alaska and tribal lands; and
  • the $800 million emergency fund was not needed.

Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency also has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be immediately reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U.S. households that did not reply by mail were based on such outside interviews, Groves said.[16]


In 2005, Lockheed Martin won a six-year, $500 million contract to capture and standardize data for the census. The contract included systems, facilities, and staffing.[18] The final value of that contract was in excess of one billion dollars.[19] Information technology was about a quarter of the projected $11.3 billion cost of the decennial census.[20] The use of high-speed document scanning technology, such as ImageTrac scanners developed by IBML, helped Lockheed Martin complete the project on schedule and under budget.[21]

This was the first census to use hand-held computing devices with GPS capability, although they were only used for the address canvassing operation. Enumerators (information gatherers) that had operational problems with the device understandably made negative reports. During the 2009 Senate confirmation hearings for Robert Groves, President Obama's Census Director appointee, there was much mention of contracting problems but very little criticism of the units themselves.[22] In rural areas there was a problem with transmission of data to and from the HHC. Since the units were updated nightly with important changes and reprogramming, operator implementation of proper procedure was imperative. Dramatic dysfunction and delays were caused if the units were not put into sleep mode overnight. The Census Bureau chose to conduct the primary operation, Non-Response Follow Up (NRFU), without using the handheld computing devices.[23][24]

Marketing and undercounts

Due to allegations surrounding previous censuses that poor people and non-whites are routinely undercounted, for the 2010 census, the Census Bureau tried to avoid that bias by enlisting tens of thousands of intermediaries, such as churches, charities and firms, to explain to people the importance of being counted.[8]

In April 2009, the Census Bureau announced that it intended to work with community organizations in an effort to count all illegal immigrants in the United States for the census.[25]

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was given a contract to help publicize the importance of the census count and to encourage individuals to fill out their forms. In September 2009, after controversial undercover videos showing four ACORN staffers giving tax advice to a man and a woman posing as a prostitute, the Bureau canceled ACORN's contract.[26] Various American celebrities, including Demi Lovato and Eva Longoria,[27] were used in public service announcements targeting younger people to fill out census forms. Wilmer Valderrama and Rosario Dawson have helped spread census awareness among young Hispanics, a historically low participating ethnicity in the U.S. Census.[28] Rapper Ludacris also participated in efforts to spread awareness of the 2010 Census.[29]

The Census Bureau hired about 635,000 people to find those U.S. residents who had not returned their forms by mail; as of May 28, 2010, 113 census workers had been victims of crime while conducting the census.[3] As of June 29, there were 436 incidents involving assaults or threats against enumerators, more than double the 181 incidents in 2000; one enumerator, attempting to hand-deliver the census forms to a Hawaii County police officer, was arrested for trespassing – the officer's fellow policemen made the arrest.[2]

Some political conservatives and libertarians questioned the validity of the questions and even encouraged people to refuse to answer questions for privacy and constitutional reasons.[30] Michele Bachmann, a conservative Republican Representative from Minnesota, stated that she would not fill out her census form other than to indicate the number of people living in her household because "the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."[31] Former Republican Representative and Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr stated that the census has become too intrusive, going beyond the mere enumeration (i.e., count) intended by the framers of the U.S. Constitution.[32] According to political commentator Juan Williams, "Census participation rates have been declining since 1970, and if conservatives don't participate, doubts about its accuracy and credibility may become fatal."[30]

As a result, the Census Bureau undertook an unprecedented advertising campaign targeted at encouraging white political conservatives to fill out their forms, in the hope of avoiding an undercount of this group. The 2010 U.S. Census was the primary sponsor at NASCAR races in Atlanta, Bristol, and Martinsville, and sponsored the No. 16 Ford Fusion driven by Greg Biffle for part of the season, because of a marketing survey that indicated most NASCAR fans lean politically conservative.[30] It also ran an advertisement during the 2010 Super Bowl, and hired singer Marie Osmond, who is thought to have many conservative fans, to publicize the census.[30]


The 435 seats of the House grouped by state, as apportioned after the 2010 Census

The results of the 2010 census determined the number of seats that each state receives in the United States House of Representatives starting with the 2012 elections. Consequently, this affected the number of votes each state has in the Electoral College for the 2012 presidential election.

Because of population changes, eighteen states had changes in their number of seats. Eight states gained at least one seat, and ten states lost at least one seat. The final result involved 12 seats being switched.[33]

Gained four seats Gained two seats Gained one seat Lost one seat Lost two seats
Texas Florida Arizona
South Carolina
New Jersey
New York

Map of 2010 Reapportionment


Some objected to the counting of persons who are in the United States illegally.[34][35] Republican senators David Vitter and Bob Bennett tried unsuccessfully to add questions on immigration status to the census form.[8]

Organizations such as the Prison Policy Initiative argued that the census counts of incarcerated men and women as residents of prisons, rather than of their pre-incarceration addresses, skewed political clout and resulted in misleading demographic and population data.[36]

The term "Negro" was used in the questionnaire as one of the options for African Americans (Question 9. What is Person (number)'s race? ... Black, African Am., or Negro) as a choice to describe one's race. Census Bureau spokesman Jack Martin explained that "many older African-Americans identified themselves that way, and many still do. Those who identify themselves as Negroes need to be included."[37][38] The word was also used in the 2000 Census, with over 56,000 people identifying themselves as "Negro".[39]

The 2010 census contained ten questions about age, gender, ethnicity, home ownership, and household relationships. Six of the ten questions were to be answered for each individual in the household. Federal law has provisions for fining those who refuse to complete the census form.[40]

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing held a press conference on March 22, 2011 to announce that the city would challenge its census results.[41] The challenge, being led by the city's planning department, cited an inconsistency as an example showing a downtown census tract which lost only 60 housing units, but 1,400 people, implying that a downtown jail or dormitory was missed in canvassing.[42]

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a conference on March 27, 2011, to announce that the city would also challenge his city's census results, specifically the apparent undercounting in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.[43] Bloomberg said that the numbers for Queens and Brooklyn, the two most populous boroughs, are implausible.[44] According to the Census, they grew by only 0.1% and 1.6%, respectively, while the other boroughs grew by between 3% and 5%. He also stated that the census showed improbably high numbers of vacant housing in vital neighborhoods such as Jackson Heights, Queens.

The District of Columbia announced in August 2011 that it would also challenge its census results. The Mayor's Office claimed that the detailed information provided for 549 census blocks is "nonsensical", listing examples of census data that show housing units located in the middle of a street that does not actually exist. However, officials do not believe the city's total population will drastically change as a result of the challenge.[45]

Clemons v. Department of Commerce

A 2009 lawsuit, Clemons v. Department of Commerce (see also controversy and history of United States congressional apportionment), sought a court order for Congress to reapportion the House of Representatives with a greater number of members following the census, to rectify under- and over-representation of some states under the so-called 435 rule established by the Apportionment Act of 1911, which limits the number of U.S. Representatives to that number, meaning that some states are slightly underrepresented proportionate to their true population and that others are slightly overrepresented by the same standard. Had this occurred, it would have also affected Electoral College apportionment for the 2012–2020 presidential elections.[46] After the court order was not granted, the plaintiffs appealed the case to the United States Supreme Court, and on December 13, 2010, the Supreme Court vacated and remanded with instructions to dismiss the complaint for lack of jurisdiction.[47]

State rankings

The state with the highest percentage rate of growth was Nevada, while the state with the largest population increase was Texas.[48] Michigan, the 8th largest by population, was the only state to lose population (although Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, lost population as well), and the District of Columbia saw its first gain since the 1950s.[49] Note that the resident populations listed below do not include people living overseas. For Congressional apportionment, the sum of a state's resident population and its population of military personnel and federal contractors living overseas (but not other citizens overseas, such as missionaries or expatriate workers) is used.[50]

Population and population change in the United States by state
Rank State Population as of
2000 Census
Population as of
2010 Census[51]
Change Percent
1  California 33,871,648 37,253,956 3,382,308 Increase 10.0% Increase
2  Texas 20,851,820 25,145,561 4,293,741 Increase 20.6% Increase
3  New York 18,976,457 19,378,102 401,645 Increase 2.1% Increase
4  Florida 15,982,378 18,801,310 2,818,932 Increase 17.6% Increase
5  Illinois 12,419,293 12,830,632 411,339 Increase 3.3% Increase
6  Pennsylvania 12,281,054 12,702,379 421,325 Increase 3.4% Increase
7  Ohio 11,353,140 11,536,504 183,364 Increase 1.6% Increase
8  Michigan 9,938,444 9,883,640 −54,804 Decrease −0.6% Decrease
9  Georgia 8,186,453 9,687,653 1,501,200 Increase 18.3% Increase
10  North Carolina 8,049,313 9,535,483 1,486,170 Increase 18.5% Increase
11  New Jersey 8,414,350 8,791,894 377,544 Increase 4.5% Increase
12  Virginia 7,078,515 8,001,024 922,509 Increase 13.0% Increase
13  Washington 5,894,121 6,724,540 830,419 Increase 14.1% Increase
14  Massachusetts 6,349,097 6,547,629 198,532 Increase 3.1% Increase
15  Indiana 6,080,485 6,483,802 403,317 Increase 6.6% Increase
16  Arizona 5,130,632 6,392,017 1,261,385 Increase 24.6% Increase
17  Tennessee 5,689,283 6,346,105 656,822 Increase 11.5% Increase
18  Missouri 5,595,211 5,988,927 393,716 Increase 7.0% Increase
19  Maryland 5,296,486 5,773,552 477,066 Increase 9.0% Increase
20  Wisconsin 5,363,675 5,686,986 323,311 Increase 6.0% Increase
21  Minnesota 4,919,479 5,303,925 384,446 Increase 7.8% Increase
22  Colorado 4,301,261 5,029,196 727,935 Increase 16.9% Increase
23  Alabama 4,447,100 4,779,736 332,636 Increase 7.5% Increase
24  South Carolina 4,012,012 4,625,364 613,352 Increase 15.3% Increase
25  Louisiana 4,468,976 4,533,372 64,396 Increase 1.4% Increase
26  Kentucky 4,041,769 4,339,367 297,598 Increase 7.4% Increase
27  Oregon 3,421,399 3,831,074 409,675 Increase 12.0% Increase
28  Oklahoma 3,450,654 3,751,351 300,697 Increase 8.7% Increase
29  Connecticut 3,405,565 3,574,097 168,532 Increase 4.9% Increase
30  Iowa 2,926,324 3,046,355 120,031 Increase 4.1% Increase
31  Mississippi 2,844,658 2,967,297 122,639 Increase 4.3% Increase
32  Arkansas 2,673,400 2,915,918 242,518 Increase 9.1% Increase
33  Kansas 2,688,418 2,853,118 164,700 Increase 6.1% Increase
34  Utah 2,233,169 2,763,885 530,716 Increase 23.8% Increase
35  Nevada 1,998,257 2,700,551 702,294 Increase 35.1% Increase
36  New Mexico 1,819,046 2,059,179 240,133 Increase 13.2% Increase
37  West Virginia 1,808,344 1,852,994 44,650 Increase 2.5% Increase
38  Nebraska 1,711,263 1,826,341 115,078 Increase 6.7% Increase
39  Idaho 1,293,953 1,567,582 273,629 Increase 21.1% Increase
40  Hawaii 1,211,537 1,360,301 148,764 Increase 12.3% Increase
41  Maine 1,274,923 1,328,361 53,438 Increase 4.2% Increase
42  New Hampshire 1,235,786 1,316,470 80,684 Increase 6.5% Increase
43  Rhode Island 1,048,319 1,052,567 4,248 Increase 0.4% Increase
44  Montana 902,195 989,415 87,220 Increase 9.7% Increase
45  Delaware 783,600 897,934 114,334 Increase 14.6% Increase
46  South Dakota 754,844 814,180 59,336 Increase 7.9% Increase
47  Alaska 626,932 710,231 83,299 Increase 13.3% Increase
48  North Dakota 642,200 672,591 30,391 Increase 4.7% Increase
49  Vermont 608,827 625,741 16,914 Increase 2.8% Increase
 District of Columbia 572,059 601,723 29,664 Increase 5.2% Increase
50  Wyoming 493,782 563,626 69,844 Increase 14.1% Increase
   United States 281,421,906 308,745,538 27,323,632 Increase 9.7% Increase

Metropolitan rankings

These are core metropolitan rankings versus combined statistical areas. For full list with current data, go to Metropolitan Statistics.

The top 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas of the United States of America

Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area 2010 Census Encompassing Combined Statistical Area
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 19,567,410 New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12,828,837 Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area
3 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9,461,105 Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Combined Statistical Area
4 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6,426,214 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK Combined Statistical Area
5 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5,965,343 Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area
6 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5,920,416 Houston-The Woodlands, TX Combined Statistical Area
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5,636,232 Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area
8 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5,564,635 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL Combined Statistical Area
9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5,286,728 Atlanta–Athens-Clarke County–Sandy Springs, GA Combined Statistical Area
10 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4,552,402 Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area
11 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4,335,391 San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area
12 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4,296,250 Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI Combined Statistical Area
13 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4,224,851 Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area
14 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 4,192,887
15 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3,439,809 Seattle-Tacoma, WA Combined Statistical Area
16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3,348,859 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI Combined Statistical Area
17 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3,095,313
18 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,787,701 St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL Combined Statistical Area
19 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,783,243
20 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,710,489 Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area
21 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,543,482 Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area
22 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,356,285 Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV Combined Statistical Area
23 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,226,009 Portland-Vancouver-Salem, OR-WA Combined Statistical Area
24 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,217,012 Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC Combined Statistical Area
25 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 2,142,508

City rankings

Rank City State Population Land Area
(square miles)
Population Density
(per square mile)
1 New York New York 8,175,133 302.6 27,016.3 Northeast
2 Los Angeles California 3,792,621 468.7 8,091.8 West
3 Chicago Illinois 2,695,598 227.6 11,843.6 Midwest
4 Houston Texas 2,099,451 599.6 3,501.4 South
5 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,526,006 134.1 11,379.6 Northeast
6 Phoenix Arizona 1,445,632 516.7 2,797.8 West
7 San Antonio Texas 1,327,407 460.9 2,880.0 South
8 San Diego California 1,307,402 325.2 4,020.3 West
9 Dallas Texas 1,197,816 340.5 3,517.8 South
10 San Jose California 945,942 176.5 5,359.4 West
11 Jacksonville Florida 821,784 747.0 1,100.1 South
12 Indianapolis Indiana 820,445 361.4 2,270.2 Midwest
13 San Francisco California 805,235 46.9 17,169.2 West
14 Austin Texas 790,390 297.9 2,653.2 South
15 Columbus Ohio 787,033 217.2 3,623.5 Midwest
16 Fort Worth Texas 741,206 339.8 2,181.3 South
17 Louisville Kentucky 741,096 385.09 1,866.3 South
18 Charlotte North Carolina 731,424 297.7 2,456.9 South
19 Detroit Michigan 713,777 138.8 5,142.5 Midwest
20 El Paso Texas 649,121 255.2 2,543.6 South
21 Memphis Tennessee 646,889 315.1 2,053.0 South
22 Baltimore Maryland 620,961 80.9 7,675.7 South
23 Boston Massachusetts 617,594 48.3 12,786.6 Northeast
24 Seattle Washington 608,660 83.9 7,254.6 West
25 Washington District of Columbia 601,723 61.0 9,864.3 South
26 Nashville Tennessee 601,222 475.1 1,265.5 South
27 Denver Colorado 600,158 153.0 3,922.6 West
28 Milwaukee Wisconsin 594,833 96.1 6,189.7 Midwest
29 Portland Oregon 583,776 134.3 4,346.8 West
30 Las Vegas Nevada 583,756 135.8 4,298.6 West
31 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 579,999 606.4 956.5 South
32 Albuquerque New Mexico 545,852 187.7 2,908.1 West
33 Tucson Arizona 520,116 226.7 2,294.3 West
34 Fresno California 494,665 112.0 4,416.7 West
35 Sacramento California 466,488 97.9 4,764.9 West
36 Long Beach California 462,257 50.3 9,190.0 West
37 Kansas City Missouri 459,787 315.0 1,459.6 Midwest
38 Mesa Arizona 439,041 136.5 3,216.4 West
39 Virginia Beach Virginia 437,994 249.0 1,759.0 South
40 Atlanta Georgia 420,003 133.2 3,153.2 South
41 Colorado Springs Colorado 416,427 194.5 2,141.0 West
42 Omaha Nebraska 408,958 127.1 3,217.6 Midwest
43 Raleigh North Carolina 403,892 142.9 2,826.4 South
44 Miami Florida 399,457 35.9 11,126.9 South
45 Cleveland Ohio 396,815 77.7 5,107.0 Midwest
46 San Juan Puerto Rico 395,326 47.9 8,253.1
47 Tulsa Oklahoma 391,906 196.8 1,991.4 South
48 Oakland California 390,724 55.8 7,002.2 West
49 Minneapolis Minnesota 382,578 54.0 7,084.8 Midwest
50 Wichita Kansas 382,368 159.3 2,400.3 Midwest
51 Arlington Texas 365,438 95.9 3,810.6 South
52 Bakersfield California 347,483 142.2 2,443.6 West
53 New Orleans Louisiana 343,829 169.4 2,029.7 South
54 Honolulu Hawaii 337,256 60.5 5,574.5 West
55 Anaheim California 336,265 49.8 6,752.3 West
56 Tampa Florida 335,709 113.4 2,960.4 South
57 Aurora Colorado 325,078 154.7 2,101.3 West
58 Santa Ana California 324,528 27.3 11,887.5 West
59 Saint Louis Missouri 319,294 61.9 5,158.2 Midwest
60 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 305,704 55.4 5,518.1 Northeast
61 Corpus Christi Texas 305,215 160.6 1,900.5 South
62 Riverside California 303,871 81.1 3,746.9 West
63 Cincinnati Ohio 296,943 77.9 3,811.8 Midwest
64 Lexington Kentucky 295,803 283.6 1,043.0 South
65 Anchorage Alaska 291,826 1,704.7 171.2 West
66 Stockton California 291,707 61.7 4,727.8 West
67 Toledo Ohio 287,208 80.7 3,559.0 Midwest
68 Saint Paul Minnesota 285,068 52.0 5,482.1 Midwest
69 Newark New Jersey 277,140 24.2 11,452.1 Northeast
70 Greensboro North Carolina 269,666 126.5 2,131.7 South
71 Buffalo New York 261,310 40.4 6,468.1 Northeast
72 Plano Texas 259,841 71.6 3,629.1 South
73 Lincoln Nebraska 258,379 89.1 2,899.9 Midwest
74 Henderson Nevada 257,729 107.7 2,393.0 West
75 Fort Wayne Indiana 253,691 110.6 2,293.8 Midwest
76 Jersey City New Jersey 247,597 14.8 16,729.5 Northeast
77 Saint Petersburg Florida 244,769 61.7 3,967.1 South
78 Chula Vista California 243,916 49.6 4,917.7 West
79 Norfolk Virginia 242,803 54.1 4,488.0 South
80 Orlando Florida 238,300 102.4 2,327.1 South
81 Chandler Arizona 236,123 64.4 3,666.5 West
82 Laredo Texas 236,091 88.9 2,655.7 South
83 Madison Wisconsin 233,209 76.8 3,036.6 Midwest
84 Winston-Salem North Carolina 229,617 132.4 1,734.3 South
85 Lubbock Texas 229,573 122.4 1,875.6 South
86 Baton Rouge Louisiana 229,493 76.9 2,984.3 South
87 Durham North Carolina 228,330 107.4 2,126.0 South
88 Garland Texas 226,876 57.1 3,973.3 South
89 Glendale Arizona 226,721 60.0 3,778.7 West
90 Reno Nevada 225,221 103.0 2,186.6 West
91 Hialeah Florida 224,669 21.5 10,449.7 South
92 Chesapeake Virginia 222,209 340.8 652.0 South
93 Scottsdale Arizona 217,385 183.9 1,182.1 West
94 North Las Vegas Nevada 216,961 101.3 2,141.8 West
95 Irving Texas 216,290 67.0 3,228.2 South
96 Fremont California 214,089 77.5 2,762.4 West
97 Irvine California 212,375 66.1 3,212.9 West
98 Birmingham Alabama 212,237 146.1 1,452.7 South
99 Rochester New York 210,565 35.8 5,881.7 Northeast
100 San Bernardino California 209,924 59.2 3,546.0 West

See also


  1. ^ a b "Interactive Timeline". About the 2010 Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 2011. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Census worker taken to court for trespassing". New York Post. Associated Press. July 5, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2017. The resident continued to refuse to take the Census, and [census worker Russell] Haas said he waited outside a chain-link fence while the resident called his co-workers at the Hawai‘i County Police Department. When police arrived, instead of asking the resident to accept the forms as required by federal law, the officers crumpled the papers into Haas' chest and handcuffed him, Haas said....Haas said he told officers that it was his duty to leave the Census forms with the resident, and that he would leave as soon as he did it. The officers were enforcing state law and had not been trained on the federal Census law, Hawaii County Police Maj. Sam Thomas said.
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Allaire, New Jersey

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Allenwood, New Jersey

Allenwood is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Wall Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 925.

Boyd County, Nebraska

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In the 2010 United States Census, three incorporated villages had populations of fewer than 10 people: Anoka, population 6, Gross, population 2, and Monowi, population 1. Monowi was the only incorporated city in the United States with only one resident at the 2010 census.

Camino Tassajara, California

Camino Tassajara is a census-designated place in Contra Costa County, California. Camino Tassajara sits at an elevation of 814 feet (248 m). The 2010 United States census reported Camino Tassajara's population was 2,197.

Fort Washington, California

Fort Washington is a census-designated place in Fresno County, California. Fort Washington sits at an elevation of 249 feet (76 m). The 2010 United States census reported Fort Washington's population was 233.

Hamilton Square, New Jersey

Hamilton Square is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that is the site of a historic colonial village. Until the 2000 Census the area was part of the Mercerville-Hamilton Square CDP, which was split into two CDPs as of 2010: Mercerville and Hamilton Square. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 12,784.Hamilton Square was established in 1692 and was named after Alexander Hamilton in a wave of anti-British feeling at the time of the War of 1812. It previously had been called Nottingham after the British town. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 12,784.

Harrisburg–York–Lebanon, PA Combined Statistical Area

The Harrisburg–York–Lebanon, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is made up of six counties in southern Pennsylvania. The United States Office of Management and Budget has recognized the Harrisburg and York areas along with several Metropolitan Statistical Areas to make a Combined Statistical Area, located in southern Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 United States Census the CSA had a population total of 1,219,422, and ranked 3rd most populous in the state of Pennsylvania and 43rd most populous in the United States.

Hasley Canyon, California

Hasley Canyon is an affluent census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California. Hasley Canyon sits at an elevation of 1,765 feet (538 m). The 2010 United States census reported Hasley Canyon's population was 1,137.

Homestead Valley, San Bernardino County, California

Homestead Valley is a census-designated place in San Bernardino County, California. Homestead Valley sits at an elevation of 3,022 feet (921 m). The 2010 United States census reported Homestead Valley's population was 3,032.

Lanham, Maryland

Lanham is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland. As of the 2010 United States Census it had a population of 10,157. The New Carrollton station (the terminus of the Washington Metro's Orange Line) as well as an Amtrak station are across the Capital Beltway in New Carrollton, Maryland. Doctors Community Hospital is located in Lanham.

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Towns in Connecticut are allowed to adopt a city form of government without the need to re-incorporate as a city. Connecticut state law also makes no distinction between a consolidated town/city and a regular town. Bolded city names indicate the state's largest cities, with the most populated being Bridgeport. Population is from the 2010 United States Census where available. Currently, Windham County and Tolland County are the only counties in Connecticut without a single city in them.

List of cities in Maine

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Oasis, Riverside County, California

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Robertsville, New Jersey

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Rose Hills, California

Rose Hills (also known as North Whittier) is a census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California. Rose Hills sits at an elevation of 518 feet (158 m). The 2010 United States census reported Rose Hills's population was 2,803.

The CDP consists primarily of the Spy Glass Hill section of unincorporated Whittier, which is wholly surrounded by Rose Hills Memorial Park.

Rosebud County, Montana

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San Miguel, Contra Costa County, California

San Miguel is a census-designated place in Contra Costa County, California. San Miguel sits at an elevation of 249 feet (76 m). The 2010 United States census reported San Miguel's population was 3,392.

South Monrovia Island, California

South Monrovia Island is a census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California. It sits at an elevation of 384 feet (117 m). It is bounded to the west and north by Monrovia, to the east by Duarte, and to the south by Irwindale. The 2010 United States census reported that South Monrovia Island's population was 6,777.

Uniondale, New York

Uniondale is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP), as well as a suburb in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island, in the Town of Hempstead. The ZIP Code is 11553. The population was 24,759 at the 2010 United States Census. Uniondale is home to Hofstra University's north campus.

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