San Diego 8th Most Populous City: U.S. Census

Vista crossed the 100,000 population mark, while Poway crossed 50,000, according to the U.S. Census

New figures released by the United States Census Wednesday night ranked San Diego the 8th most populous city in the nation. 

According to the U.S. Census, as of July 1, 2015, San Diego was home to 1,394,928 residents – and was also among three cities in California to gain the highest number of people between 2014 and 2015.

The Census shows that Vista – in San Diego’s North County – was among seven cities in the U.S. to cross the 100,000 population threshold between 2014 and 2015. Meanwhile, Poway crossed the 50,000 population mark – also among seven U.S. cities to cross that threshold.

The 15 most populous cities in the U.S., including San Diego, are as follows:

• New York City, New York: 8,550,405 people
• Los Angeles, California: 3,971,883 people
• Chicago, Illinois: 2,720,546 people
• Houston, Texas: 2,296,224 people
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1,567,442 people
• Phoenix, Arizona: 1,563,025 people
• San Antonio, Texas: 1,469,845 people
• San Diego, California: 1,394,928 people
• Dallas, Texas: 1,300,092 people
• San Jose, California: 1,026,908 people
• Austin, Texas: 931,830 people
• Jacksonville, Florida: 868,031 people
• San Francisco, California: 864,816 people
• Indianapolis, Indiana: 853,173 people
• Columbus, Ohio: 850,106 people 

The U.S. Census says San Diego is also among the 15 cities with the largest numeric increase in population between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, ranking No. 13 in that category. In that time span, San Diego grew by 12,677 people, the figures confirm.

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