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Cities with Desired Population Characteristics

The USDOT has identified Desired Characteristics of the Smart City awardee. The Desired Characteristics include: (1) a population between approximately 200,000 and 850,000 people within the city (Census place) limits using 2010 Census data; and (2) and a population density that  includes a significant share (greater than 15%) of the overall population of its urbanized area using 2010 Census data.  

These Desired Characteristics are not firm eligibility requirements. Rather, they serve to communicate the USDOT’s ideal attributes for the demonstration. The USDOT will evaluate the technical merit of each application as a whole, including the degree that a city aligns with the USDOT’s desired characteristics. The NOFO includes the complete list of technical merit evaluation criteria.

Below is a list of cities whose populations and urbanized area share fall within the desired characteristics definied in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.  Cities are listed with their Census place name, 2010 population, and their population share of their 2010 Census urbanized area.  Further information on 2010 Census place population can be found on the US Census Bureau's website.  

Cities 

Alabama

Birmingham city - 2010 population: 210,108 - 28% of urbanized area

Montgomery city - 2010 population: 200,948 - 76% of urbanized area

Alaska

Anchorage municipality - 2010 population: 251,243 - 100% of urbanized area

Arizona

Tucson city - 2010 population: 516,776 - 61% of urbanized area

California

Bakersfield city - 2010 population: 345,531 - 66% of urbanized area

Fresno city - 2010 population: 494,522 - 76% of urbanized area

Modesto city - 2010 population: 201,103 - 56% of urbanized area

Riverside city - 2010 population: 303,866 - 16% of urbanized area

Sacramento city - 2010 population: 466,470 - 27% of urbanized area

San Francisco city - 2010 population: 805,235 - 25% of urbanized area

Stockton city - 2010 population: 291,623 - 79% of urbanized area

Colorado

Colorado Springs city - 2010 population: 412,840 - 74% of urbanized area

Denver city - 2010 population: 600,158 - 25% of urbanized area

Florida

Jacksonville city - 2010 population: 798,046 - 75% of urbanized area

Orlando city - 2010 population: 235,992 - 16% of urbanized area

Hawaii

Urban Honolulu CDP - 2010 population: 335,809 - 42% of urbanized area

Idaho

Boise City city - 2010 population: 204,776 - 59% of urbanized area

Indiana

Fort Wayne city - 2010 population: 253,569 - 81% of urbanized area

Indianapolis city (balance) - 2010 population: 820,445 - 55% of urbanized area

Iowa

Des Moines city - 2010 population: 203,065 - 45% of urbanized area

Kansas

Wichita city - 2010 population: 381,242 - 81% of urbanized area

Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette urban county - 2010 population: 286,731 - 99% of urbanized area

Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance) - 2010 population: 587,450 - 60% of urbanized area

Louisiana

Baton Rouge city - 2010 population: 229,392 - 39% of urbanized area

New Orleans city - 2010 population: 341,794 - 38% of urbanized area

Maryland

Baltimore city - 2010 population: 620,961 - 28% of urbanized area

Michigan

Detroit city - 2010 population: 713,766 - 19% of urbanized area

Missouri

Kansas City city - 2010 population: 452,138 - 30% of urbanized area

Nebraska

Lincoln city - 2010 population: 257,924 - 100% of urbanized area

Omaha city - 2010 population: 408,939 - 56% of urbanized area

Nevada

Las Vegas city - 2010 population: 583,505 - 31% of urbanized area

Reno city - 2010 population: 224,571 - 57% of urbanized area

New Mexico

Albuquerque city - 2010 population: 545,438 - 74% of urbanized area

New York

Buffalo city - 2010 population: 261,310 - 28% of urbanized area

Rochester city - 2010 population: 210,565 - 29% of urbanized area

North Carolina

Charlotte city - 2010 population: 731,389 - 59% of urbanized area

Durham city - 2010 population: 227,386 - 65% of urbanized area

Fayetteville city - 2010 population: 200,282 - 65% of urbanized area

Greensboro city - 2010 population: 269,131 - 86% of urbanized area

Raleigh city - 2010 population: 403,813 - 46% of urbanized area

Winston-Salem city - 2010 population: 229,432 - 59% of urbanized area

Ohio

Cincinnati city - 2010 population: 296,943 - 18% of urbanized area

Cleveland city - 2010 population: 396,815 - 22% of urbanized area

Columbus city - 2010 population: 786,411 - 57% of urbanized area

Toledo city - 2010 population: 287,208 - 57% of urbanized area

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City city - 2010 population: 540,567 - 63% of urbanized area

Tulsa city - 2010 population: 389,829 - 59% of urbanized area

Oregon

Portland city - 2010 population: 582,348 - 31% of urbanized area

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh city - 2010 population: 305,704 - 18% of urbanized area

Puerto Rico

San Juan zona urbana - 2010 population: 381,931 - 18% of urbanized area

Tennessee

Memphis city - 2010 population: 645,501 - 61% of urbanized area

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance) - 2010 population: 582,860 - 60% of urbanized area

Texas

Austin city - 2010 population: 785,815 - 58% of urbanized area

Corpus Christi city - 2010 population: 301,779 - 94% of urbanized area

El Paso city - 2010 population: 643,723 - 80% of urbanized area

Laredo city - 2010 population: 234,283 - 99% of urbanized area

Lubbock city - 2010 population: 225,972 - 95% of urbanized area

Virginia

Norfolk city - 2010 population: 242,803 - 17% of urbanized area

Richmond city - 2010 population: 204,214 - 21% of urbanized area

Virginia Beach city - 2010 population: 431,273 - 30% of urbanized area

Washington

Seattle city - 2010 population: 608,660 - 20% of urbanized area

Spokane city - 2010 population: 208,733 - 54% of urbanized area

Wisconsin

Madison city - 2010 population: 232,759 - 58% of urbanized area

Milwaukee city - 2010 population: 594,833 - 43% of urbanized area

Updated: Friday, October 7, 2016
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