Clarification of Answer by
25 Jan 2005 10:59 PST
The absence of a longer national list at the Census Bureau site was
bugging me, so I finally called them, and got some assistance from a
very knowledgable and helpful federal bureaucrat.
Indeed, the list you are looking for does not exist in any neat sort
of list, but it can be created from existing files at:
by selecting the "Download Entire Data Set" option, and working with
the so-called "sub-county" files to create the full list of
incorporated cities/towns/villages/etc in the US.
It's not easy, since the master file is pretty opaque, but you needn't
do it yourself. The list has been created for you by the friendly
researchers at Google Answers, with an assist from the Census Bureau.
So, herewith a list of more than 19,000 cities and towns in the US,
from NYC with its 8 million+ population, right down to Lost Springs,
WY (pop 1) and SNPJ Borough, PA (pop 0):
This is a 1.5MB spreadsheet file, so it may take a bit of time to
download. Please save it to your local computer, as the file is only
temporarily stored at the above link.
Hope that does the trick, but as always, let me know if there's
anything else I can do for you.