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List of English counties by population
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List of English counties by population

See also: List of English districts by population.

Administrative counties

Rank County Population Type
1 Greater London 7,172,000
2 West Midlands 2,555,592 metropolitan county
3 Greater Manchester 2,482,328 metropolitan county
4 West Yorkshire 2,079,211 metropolitan county
5 Merseyside 1,362,026 metropolitan county
6 Kent 1,329,718 two-tier
7 Essex 1,310,835 two-tier
8 South Yorkshire 1,266,338 metropolitan county
9 Hampshire 1,240,103 two-tier
10 Lancashire 1,134,974 two-tier
11 Tyne and Wear 1,075,938 metropolitan county
12 Surrey 1,059,015 two-tier
13 Hertfordshire 1,033,977 two-tier
14 Staffordshire 806,744 two-tier
15 Berkshire 800,118 two-tier
16 Nottinghamshire 748,510 two-tier
17 Derbyshire 734,585 two-tier
18 Norfolk 796,728 two-tier
19 West Sussex 753,614 two-tier
20 Devon 704,493 two-tier
21 Cheshire 673,788 two-tier
22 Suffolk 668,553 two-tier
23 Lincolnshire 646,645 two-tier
24 Leicestershire 609,578 two-tier
25 Oxfordshire 605,488 two-tier
26 Northamptonshire 629,676 two-tier
27 North Yorkshire 569,660 two-tier
28 Gloucestershire 564,559 two-tier
29 Cambridgeshire 552,658 two-tier
30 Worcestershire 542,107 two-tier
31 Warwickshire 505,860 two-tier
32 Cornwall (inc Scilly) 501,267 two-tier
33 Somerset 498,093 two-tier
34 Durham 493,470 two-tier
35 East Sussex 492,324 two-tier
36 Cumbria 487,607 two-tier
37 Buckinghamshire 479,026 two-tier
38 Wiltshire 432,973 two-tier
39 Dorset 390,980 two-tier
40 Bedfordshire 381,572 two-tier
41 East Riding of Yorkshire 314,113 unitary
42 Northumberland 307,190 two-tier
43 Leicester 279,921 unitary
44 Nottingham 266,988 unitary
45 Medway 249,488 unitary
46 Bristol 380,615 unitary
47 Shropshire 283,173 two-tier
48 Brighton 247,817 unitary
49 Hull 243,589 unitary
50 South Gloucestershire 245,641 unitary
51 Plymouth 240,720 unitary
52 Stoke 240,636 unitary
53 Derby 221,708 unitary
54 Southampton 217,445 unitary
55 Milton Keynes 207,057 unitary
56 North Somerset 188,564 unitary
57 Portsmouth 186,701 unitary
58 Luton 184,371 unitary
59 York 181,094 unitary
60 Swindon 180,051 unitary
61 Stockton on Tees 178,408 unitary
62 Herefordshire 174,871 unitary
63 Bath and North East Somerset 169,040 unitary
64 Bournemouth 163,444 unitary
65 Southend-on-Sea 160,257 unitary
66 Telford and Wrekin 158,325 unitary
67 North East Lincolnshire 157,979 unitary
68 Peterborough 156,061 unitary
69 North Lincolnshire 152,849 unitary
70 Thurrock 143,128 unitary
71 Blackpool 142,283 unitary
72 Redcar and Cleveland 139,132 unitary
73 Poole 138,288 unitary
74 Blackburn with Darwen 137,470 unitary
75 Middlesbrough 134,855 unitary
76 Isle of Wight 132,731 unitary
77 Torbay 129,706 unitary
78 Halton 118,208 unitary
79 Darlington 97,838 unitary
80 Hartlepool 88,611 unitary
81 Rutland 34,563 unitary