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People > Cities Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & United States

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STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Cities larger than the capital London is the largest urban and metropolitan area. The City of Westminster , in central London, is the seat of government; 62 districts have larger populations than Westminster. 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 0.5%
Ranked 180th.
1.3%
Ranked 137th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Urban areas over 1,000,000 5
Ranked 17th.
41
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than United Kingdom
Urban areas over 1,000,000 per million people 0.0789
Ranked 65th.
0.129
Ranked 31st. 64% more than United Kingdom
Urban areas over 2,000,000 3
Ranked 13th.
21
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than United Kingdom
Urban areas over 2,000,000 per million people 0.0473
Ranked 36th.
0.0663
Ranked 24th. 40% more than United Kingdom
Urban areas over 500,000 10
Ranked 16th.
74
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than United Kingdom
Urban areas over 500,000 per million people 0.158
Ranked 69th.
0.234
Ranked 29th. 48% more than United Kingdom
Urban population 92,372
Ranked 31st. 9% more than United States
84,460
Ranked 54th.

Urban population per thousand people 1.27e-06
Ranked 186th. 5 times more than United States
2.64e-07
Ranked 214th.

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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