"This amazing chart follows the rise and fall -- and in some cases, rise and fall and rise -- of American cities. [...] Most interestingly -- New York City took the number one spot over 200 years ago, and has held onto it ever since. But Los Angeles and San Francisco have come from behind to take the number two and number four spots, respectively. Washington, D.C. has had a wild ride. Note that this chart only looks at rank, not absolute size or growth rate."
21 January 2014
Top US Metro Areas ~ Rankings from 1790-2010!
io9's Charlie Jane Anders spots Fascinating Chart: Top 20 Metropolitan Areas in the U.S.A., 1790-2010...