I can't find an exact population figure for 1790, but, according to Wikipedia the city had a population of about 5,000 as far back as 1634. Seems like it would be quite a bit higher than that over 150 years later, but the smallest city to show up in 1790 only had a population of 5,661.
Was a lower figure for Williamsburg given in the source?
Detroit was the richest, best growing city in the 40s and 50s. A huge city that ranked for 100 years as the 4, or 5th, 6th, 8th, largest city in usa. Primarily the 5th largest after NY LA CHI Phill...An Iconic city, such a big part of what this country use to be all about....Keep your eyes peeled...maybe a rebirth.
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