Cities of Promise By Population

cop-lil-pink-housesDo you think that your city is too big or that your village is too small to support a Promise-type program? Well, there is strong evidence that you are likely wrong. Two of the nation’s largest cities — Los Angeles and Chicago — have programs leading to college while the nation’s biggest metropolis — New York City — has a team looking at options. Conversely, Northport, Mich. — population 526 — is supporting a program while tiny Lakeview, Ore., has been doing the same since 1922. Accept no barriers. Bring your innovation to fit your community needs to its resources. By the way, nothing scientific about the population numbers, just whatever the latest figure Wikipedia has.

CITIES OF PROMISE

Population City
3,792,621 Los Angeles, Calif.
2,718,782 Chicago, Ill.
1,560,297 Philadelphia, Pa.
837,442 San Francisco, Calif.
681,090 Detroit, Mich.
652,405 Seattle, Wash.
649,495 Denver, Colo.
609,456 Portland, Ore.
599,164 Milwaukee, Wis.
583,736 Las Vegas, Nev.
462,257 Long Beach, Calif.
419,777 Miami, Fla.
400,070 Minneapolis, Minn.
398,121 Tulsa, Okla.
390,724 Oakland, Calif.
347,483 Bakersfield, Calif.
318,416 St. Louis, Mo.
305,841 Pittsburgh, Pa.
279,639 Greensboro, N.C.
277,140 Newark, N.J.
261,310 Buffalo, N.Y.
255,483 Orlando, Fla.
207,510 Des Moines, Iowa
199,110 Akron, Ohio
188,040 Grand Rapids, Mich.
183,270 Knoxville, Tenn.
183,095 Oceanside, Calif.
167,500 Ontario, Calif.
150,251 Rockford, Ill.
144,669 Syracuse, N.Y.
141,527 Dayton, Ohio
130,741 New Haven, Conn.
124,775 Hartford, Conn.
115,007 Peoria, Ill.
114,297 Lansing, Mich.
108,249 Pueblo, Colo.
107,405 Tyler, Texas
106,433 Ventura, Calif.
103,701 Richmond, Calif.
102,555 The Villages, Fla.
98,596 Greeley, Colo.
90,385 Santa Barbara, Calif.
83,781 San Marcos, Calif.
80,830 Hammond, Ind.
78,014 Lynchburg, Va.
74,262 Kalamazoo, Mich.
69,350 Palatine, Ill.
61,209 Rockville, Md.
59,515 Pontiac, Mich.
57,713 San Rafael, Calif.
57,080 New Brunswick, N.J.
52,347 Battle Creek, Mich.
51,923 Pensacola, Fla.
51,647 La Crosse, Wis.
50,303 Saginaw, Mich.
45,119 San Luis Obispo, Calif.
42,386 Cleveland, Tenn.
40,798 Quincy, Ill.
38,041 Muskegon, Mich.
36,832 Grove City, Ohio
34,932 Bay City, Mich.
33,051 Holland, Mich.
32,195 Galesburg, Ill.
31,577 Hopkinsville, Ky.
29,137 Morristown, Tenn.
20,323 Shelby, N.C.
19,307 Madisonville, Ky.
19,159 Shelbyville, Ind.
18,491 El Dorado, Ark.
17,145 Dyersburg, Tenn.
16,422 Hazel Park, Mich.
15,620 Blytheville, Ark.
11,825 Coolidge, Ariz.
10,714 Arkadelphia, Ark.
10,038 Benton Harbor, Mich.
6,495 Hamlet, N.C.
2,294 Lakeview, Ore.
1,325 Saranac, Mich.
1,222 McHenry, Md.
1,208 Baldwin, Mich.
526 Northport, Mich.

STATES OF PROMISE

Population State
38,802,500 California
19,552,860 Florida
9,992,167 Georgia
8,938,175 New Jersey
7,061,530 Washington
6,570,902 Indiana
6,495,978 Tennessee
5,458,333 Minnesota
4,774,839 South Carolina
4,601,893 Louisiana
4,395,295 Kentucky
3,970,239 Oregon
3,850,568 Oklahoma
2,959,373 Arkansas
2,790,136 Nevada
2,085,287 New Mexico
1,854,304 West Virginia
1,050,292 Rhode Island
935,614 Delaware
736,732 Alaska
584,153 Wyoming

EXPLORING CITIES

Population City
8,405,837 New York, N.Y.
646,449 Washington, D.C.
622,104 Baltimore, Md.
447,841 Atlanta, Ga.
214,114 Richmond, Va.
177,994 Providence, R.I.
160,614 Salem, Ore.
144,229 Bridgeport, Conn.
122,643 Stamford, Conn.
115,708 El Monte, Calif.
109,945 Lowell, Mass.
59,404 Fairfield, Conn.
59,322 Lancaster, Pa.
23,222 Greenwood, S.C.
19,621 Ypsilanti, Mich.
19,446 Jacksonville, Ill.
19,086 Norwood, Ohio
2,159 Braddock, Pa.
1,683 Bayside, Calif.