Ten largest cities in the North in 1860?

What were the largest cities in the North in 1860, just prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War?

  1. New York City – Population in 1860 was 813,669
  2. Philadelphia – Population in 1860 was 565,529
  3. Brooklyn -Population in 1860 was 266,661
  4. Baltimore – Population in 1860 was 212,418
  5. Boston – Population in 1860 was 177,840
  6. Cincinnati – Population in 1860 was 161,044
  7. St. Louis – Population in 1860 was 160,773
  8. Chicago – Population in 1860 was 112,172
  9. Buffalo – Population in 1860 was 81,129
  10. Newark – Population in 1860 was 71,941The only Southern city to compare was New Orleans with 168,675 citizens.

    Source: 1860 U.S. Census

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