20 largest U.S. cities, 1790

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20 Largest U.S. Cities in 1790
1. New York, NY: 33,131
2. Philadelphia, PA: 28,522
3. Boston, MA: 18,320
4. Charleston, SC: 16,359
5. Baltimore, MD: 13,503
6. N. Liberties Twp., PA (Later annexed by Philadelphia): 9,913
7. Salem, MA: 7,921
8. Newport, Rl: 6,716
9. Providence, Rl: 6,380
10. Marblehead, MA: 5,661
10. Southwark, PA (Later annexed by Philadelphia): 5,661
12. Gloucester, MA: 5,317
13. Newburyport, MA: 4,837
14. Portsmouth, NH: 4,720
15. Sherburne, MA  (Present-day Nantucket): 4,620
16. Middleborough, MA: 4,526
17. New Haven, CT: 4,487
18. Richmond, VA: 3,761
19. Albany, NY: 3,498
20. Norfolk, VA: 2,959
Total U.S. population: 3,929,214

Population now (metro areas):
New York, NY: 20,153,634
Philadelphia, PA: 6,069,875
Boston, MA: 4,628,910
Charleston, SC: 744,526
Baltimore, MD: 2,797,407
Now part of Philadelphia
Salem MA: 41,340
Newport RI: 24,672
Providence RI: 1,604,291
Marblehead MA: 19,808
N. Liberties – Now part of Philadelphia
Gloucester, MA: 29,798
Newburyport, MA: 17,416
Portsmouth, NH: 21,485
Shernurne/Nantucket, MA:10,172
Middleborough, MA: 23,117
New Haven, CT: 862,477
Richmond, VA: 1,260,029
Albany, NY: 1,170,483
Norfolk, VA: 1,672,319

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