LARGEST COUNTIES (BY POPULATION) IN THE UNITED STATES
(AND HOW MANY INDEPENDENT NATIONS EACH IS MORE POPULOUS THAN)
All of the ten largest counties (by population) in the United States
are more populous than 55 or more of the world's least populous
counties. The most populous county in the United States (Los
Angeles County, California, with nearly 10 million people, including
both the second largest U.S. city and many many large suburbs) is
more populous than countries like Switzerland, Honduras, Somalia and
Israel (among many others). Los Angeles County is more populous than
112 independent nations around the world, well more than half the
Note that a few weeks ago, the list of largest
counties by area in the United States (and how many
independent nations each is larger than) appeared.
1. Los Angeles, California
2. Cook, Illinois
3. Harris, Texas
4. Maricopa, Arizona
5. Orange, California
6. San Diego, California
7. Kings, New York
8. Miami-Dade, Florida
9. Dallas, Texas
10. Queens, New York
NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT NATIONS
THE COUNTY IS MORE POPULOUS THAN
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