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STAT China United States HISTORY
Cities larger than the capital Shanghai New York City , Los Angeles , Chicago , Houston , Philadelphia , Phoenix , San Antonio , San Diego , Dallas , San Jose , Austin , Jacksonville , Indianapolis , San Francisco , Columbus , Fort Worth , Charlotte , Detroit , El Paso , Memphis , Boston , Seattle , Denver ( Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area ranks 4th)
Rate of urbanization 2.7%
Ranked 66th. 2 times more than United States
1.3%
Ranked 137th.
Urban areas over 1,000,000 84
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
41
Ranked 3rd.
Urban areas over 1,000,000 per million people 0.0622
Ranked 76th.
0.129
Ranked 31st. 2 times more than China
Urban areas over 2,000,000 46
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
21
Ranked 2nd.
Urban areas over 2,000,000 per million people 0.0341
Ranked 49th.
0.0663
Ranked 24th. 95% more than China
Urban areas over 500,000 174
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
74
Ranked 3rd.
Urban areas over 500,000 per million people 0.129
Ranked 86th.
0.234
Ranked 29th. 81% more than China
Urban population 59,505
Ranked 150th.
84,460
Ranked 54th. 42% more than China

Urban population per thousand people 3.76e-08
Ranked 219th.
2.64e-07
Ranked 214th. 7 times more than China

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of national capitals and largest cities by country (Countries); Wikipedia: Urbanization by country (Countries) ([1] United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs); Demographia World Urban Areas (Built-Up Urban Areas and World Agglomerations): 10th Annual Edition, May 2014 Revision, Table 1, p. 20 ff.); Demographia World Urban Areas (Built-Up Urban Areas and World Agglomerations): 10th Annual Edition, May 2014 Revision, Table 1, p. 20 ff.; Wikipedia: List of urban areas by population (Number of urban areas by country) (Demographia World Urban Areas (World Agglomerations): 9th Annual Edition, March 2013); Wikipedia: List of urban areas by population (Number of urban areas by country) (Demographia World Urban Areas (World Agglomerations): 9th Annual Edition, March 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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