1000 Most Populated Cities In America This visualization shows the top 100 most populous cities in the United States, with Honolulu and Anchorage excluded. The data uses city populations, not metro area populations. For example, Atlanta is plotted at around 500,000 people, not 6 million. I originally created this visualization as a scatter plot, but switched to a bar chart because of the difficulty in viewing geographic data via dots. The scatter plot visualization is shown below.
Note: The Latitude and Longitude labels are swapped on both maps.

Some other differences between this preliminary visualization and the final bar chart: faster rotation speed, y-axis label in thousands, a slightly darker background color, and a right-justified bottom caption.
Source: Public Domain Visualized 12/01 Posted on Reddit, Instagram [Post 1] [Post 2], and source code on Github
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