79% of Americans live in cities, and they are the centerpieces of our country's economy and culture. From soaring skyscrapers to beautiful museums and landmarks, most tourists flock to cities such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

New York City is one of the world's largest cities, and arguably the most economically important city in the world. The New York Stock Exchange is the biggest stock exchange in the world, and many internationally known companies are headquartered here. It's also a melting pot of diversity and a beacon of freedom- the Statue of Liberty symbolizes the American dream and the liberty that comes with it. Los Angeles is different in character- more wide open, right on the ocean in California, and the capital of the world's film industry. Chicago is a major transportation center (one of the world's busiest airports and a huge rail hub) and is home to the Willis Tower (formerly Sears). You can read more about these cities, as well as many others, right in this section.

To view a list of the cities pages, click here

Population and demographic figures in this section are provided by the United States Census Bureau. You can access our spreadsheet of population trend and demographic data on all the cities in this section here. 

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