In 1900, the most populous city in America was New York City, with 3.4 million inhabitants. How did Los Angeles rank?

Answer: It was the 36th largest city in America, with a population of just 106,000. Miami was even smaller, a remote village in the swamps with a population of 1,700.

Source: Encyclopaedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century by Stanley I. Kutler

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