National Affairs: THE TOP 50

The roll call of the nation's great cities is changing dramatically, 1960 census figures proved last week. Such aging centers as New York, Chicago and Detroit are fighting to keep their rank while losing thousands to the green suburbs. Some venerable metropolises—Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cleveland and San Francisco—are slipping in rank and population, while such fresh new giants as Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix and Tampa are rising fast in the West and South. Rank of the nation's 50 largest cities:

Rank City Population


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