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Which state in the USA has the largest city by population? So, rank the state by the largest city, not by the population of the state.

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Here is the list of US states ranked by their largest city by population: 

  1. New York ....... 8,930,002 (New York City)
  2. California ....... 3,919,973 (Los Angeles)
  3. Illinois ....... 2,756,546 (Chicago)
  4. Texas ....... 2,345,606 (Houston)
  5. Arizona ....... 1,640,641 (Phoenix)
  6. Pennsylvania ....... 1,619,355 (Philadelphia)
  7. Florida ....... 975,177 (Jacksonville)
  8. Ohio ....... 929,492 (Columbus)
  9. North Carolina ....... 903,211 (Charlotte)
  10. Indiana ....... 901,082 (Indianapolis)
  11. Washington ....... 762,687 (Seattle)
  12. Colorado ....... 738,594 (Denver)
  13. District of Columbia ....... 707,109 (Washington)
  14. Tennessee ....... 707,091 (Nashville)
  15. Oklahoma ....... 701,266 (Oklahoma City)
  16. Massachusetts ....... 687,257 (Boston)
  17. Oregon ....... 666,249 (Portland)
  18. Nevada ....... 653,533 (Las Vegas)
  19. Michigan ....... 624,177 (Detroit)
  20. Maryland ....... 578,658 (Baltimore)
  21. Wisconsin ....... 573,700 (Milwaukee)
  22. New Mexico ....... 568,301 (Albuquerque)
  23. Missouri ....... 517,750 (Kansas City)
  24. Georgia ....... 514,457 (Atlanta)
  25. Nebraska ....... 501,469 (Omaha)
  26. Virginia ....... 463,766 (Virginia Beach)
  27. Minnesota ....... 439,430 (Minneapolis)
  28. Kansas ....... 400,564 (Wichita)
  29. Louisiana ....... 392,031 (New Orleans)
  30. Hawaii ....... 353,706 (Honolulu)
  31. Kentucky ....... 344,794 (Louisville)
  32. New Jersey ....... 318,431 (Newark)
  33. Puerto Rico ....... 311,038 (San Juan)
  34. Alaska ....... 291,131 (Anchorage)
  35. Idaho ....... 241,686 (Boise)
  36. Alabama ....... 221,986 (Huntsville)
  37. Iowa ....... 216,273 (Des Moines)
  38. Arkansas ....... 204,405 (Little Rock)
  39. Utah ....... 202,379 (Salt Lake City)
  40. South Dakota ....... 200,243 (Sioux Falls)
  41. Rhode Island ....... 193,512 (Providence)
  42. South Carolina ....... 156,255 (Charleston)
  43. Mississippi ....... 149,739 (Jackson)
  44. Connecticut ....... 149,538 (Bridgeport)
  45. North Dakota ....... 126,748 (Fargo)
  46. Montana ....... 117,445 (Billings)
  47. New Hampshire ....... 115,462 (Manchester)
  48. Delaware ....... 70,908 (Wilmington)
  49. Maine ....... 68,850 (Portland)
  50. Wyoming ....... 66,266 (Cheyenne)
  51. West Virginia ....... 48,356 (Charleston)
  52. Vermont ....... 45,209 (Burlington)

The largest city is inside parenthesis.

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