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100 Biggest Cities in the United States in 1790 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the 100 most populous cities in the United States in 1790 according to the very first state census?
According to the 1790 Census.
Striped territories indicate disputed territorial claims.
Some of these cities do not exist anymore.
Bold and underlined cities listed under Massachusetts ceded to Maine in 1820.
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Population
State
Cities
33,131
NY
New York City
28,522
PA
Philadelphia
18,320
MA
Boston
16,359
SC
Charleston
13,503
MD
Baltimore
11,942
CT
Norwalk
9,913
PA
Northern Liberties
8,318
NY
Rensselaerswyck
7,921
MA
Salem
7,419
NY
Watervliet
7,333
NY
Ballston
6,795
NY
Stephentown
6,716
RI
Newport
6,692
NY
Canaan
6,380
RI
Providence
6,156
NY
Canajoharie
5,941
NY
Fishkill
5,932
NY
Frederickstown
5,661
MA
Marblehead
5,661
PA
Southwark
5,400
CT
New London
5,375
CT
Middletown
5,317
MA
Gloucester
5,300
CT
Stonington
5,201
NJ
Amwell
5,189
NY
Washington
4,996
NY
Cambridge
4,975
MA
Bridgewater
4,837
MA
Newburyport
4,826
NY
Haverstraw
4,720
NH
Portsmouth
4,710
MA
Rehoboth
4,673
NJ
Shrewsbury
4,661
NY
Kinderhook
Population
State
Cities
4,607
NY
Clinton
4,594
NY
Livingston
4,562
MA
Ipswich
4,556
NY
Hillsdale
4,555
MA
Sherburne
4,526
MA
Middleborough
4,484
CT
New Haven
4,440
NY
Mohawk
4,330
NY
Pawling
4,261
NY
Caughnawaga
4,225
NY
New Cornwall
4,166
CT
Lebanon
4,131
RI
South Kingstown
4,100
CT
Lyme
4,097
NY
Oyster Bay
4,090
CT
Hartford
4,025
RI
Glocester
4,009
CT
Fairfield
4,000
CT
Groton
4,000
CT
Stamford
3,972
MA
Newbury
3,929
NY
Kingston
3,894
MA
Berwick
3,828
NY
South Hempstead
3,806
CT
Wethersfield
3,804
MA
Taunton
3,785
NJ
Lower Freehold
3,773
PA
Lancaster
3,761
VA
Richmond
3,700
CT
Litchfield
3,662
NY
Rhinebeck
3,603
NY
Warwick
3,602
NY
Halfmoon
Population
State
Cities
3,597
NY
Beekman
3,563
NY
Montgomery
3,520
NJ
Woodbridge
3,498
NY
Albany
3,472
NY
Schenectady
3,460
CT
Guilford
3,442
NJ
Upper Freehold
3,408
NY
Southampton
3,406
NY
Coxsackie
3,404
NY
Palatine
3,401
NY
North East
3,375
CT
Wallingford
3,313
MA
New Bedford
3,300
CT
Norwich
3,290
MA
Beverly
3,262
NY
Claverack
3,260
NY
Huntington
3,259
MA
Kittery
3,241
CT
Stratford
3,233
CT
Saybrook
3,230
CT
Chatham
3,225
NJ
Middletown
3,224
NY
Brookhaven
3,219
NY
Southold
3,200
CT
Colchester
3,171
RI
Smithfield
3,170
CT
Watertown
3,167
CT
New Milford
3,132
CT
Greenwich
3,100
MA
Brookfield
3,078
NY
Amenia
3,071
NY
Saratoga
3,071
NY
Stillwater
3 Comments
+4
Level 55
Feb 26, 2024
These are figures from the very first state census of the United States.

Due to a large chunk of territory not having any major towns in them and the high density in New England, I have decided to zoom the map.

It should also be noted that some city data is not reported for Connecticut, especially for New London County. This problem was solved by creating interpolations from the census figures listed on the state's official website.

+3
Level 61
Feb 27, 2024
Please bring back the language quizzes! They're my favorite!
+2
Level 56
Feb 27, 2024
agreed