March 21, 2023

US tiniest towns

The tiniest town in every state Part 1

By Sarah Schmalbruch From Insider

Often, a state’s largest city is considered its best place to live.

But there’s something to be said for rural towns too.

We rounded up the least-populated town in every state, based on the US Census Bureau’s 2016 annual estimate of the resident population.

This data was collected using administrative records (births, deaths, records of moves), all of which were then weighed against the 2010 census. This list includes only incorporated towns.

While the majority of the towns that made the list have single-digit populations, there are a few states whose smallest towns are much larger. This is because these towns are located in densely populated states, and different states have different requirements for formally incorporating a town.

Keep scrolling to see the tiniest towns across the country.

Andy Kiersz contributed reporting to this article.

ALABAMA: McMullen Town

McMullen. Google Street View
Population: 9

ALASKA: Bettles City

Bettles sits to the right of the Koyukuk River (pictured above). Steve Hillebrand, US Fish & Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons
Population: 12

ARIZONA: Winkelman Town

The Gila River near Winkelman. Alan Stark/Wikimedia Commons
Population: 346

ARKANSAS: Gilbert Town

The Gilbert Cafe in Gilbert. The Gilbert Cafe/Facebook
Population: 27


Vernon. Laurie Avocado/Flickr
Population: 113

COLORADO: Lakeside Town

Lake Rhoda in Lakeside, Colorado. Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons
Population: 8

CONNECTICUT: Fenwick Borough

Fenwick. Christina DeRose/Flickr
Population: 44

DELAWARE: Hartly Town

Hartly. Town of Hartly, De/Facebook
Population: 71

FLORIDA: Lake Buena Vista City

Lake Buena Vista is the mailing address for Disney World. Associated Press
Population: 11

GEORGIA: Edgehill City

Edgehill. Google Street View
Population: 24

Sign up at website link below to get INSIDER’s top travel stories straight to your inbox every week.

For more on this story go to:

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About ieyenews

Speak Your Mind