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Top One Hundred
U.S. Newspapers

This is a list of the top 100 newspapers in the United States, by circulation, including daily and Sunday circulation, respectively. These figures are for a six-month period ending on March 31, 2006.

  1. USA Today (2,281,831; None)
  2. The Wall Street Journal (2,070,498; None)
  3. The New York Times (1,121,623; 1,680,582)
  4. Los Angeles Times (907,997; 200,065)
  5. Washington Post (740,947; 1,000,565)
  6. The Daily News (708,773); 835,121)
  7. New York Post (643,086; 427,039)
  8. Chicago Tribune (565,679; 953,814)
  9. Houston Chronicle (527,744; 720,711)
  10. Dallas Morning News (477,493; 655,809)
  11. San Francisco Chronicle (468,739; 510,844)
  12. Newsday - New York (459,305; 521,498)
  13. The Arizona Republic (452,016; 574,798)
  14. Chicago Sun-Times (432,230; 359,123)
  15. The Boston Globe (429,552; 672,882)
  16. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (396,888; 610,338)
  17. The Star-Ledger - New Jersey (382,055; 591,272)
  18. Star Tribune - Minneapolis (378,316; 655,198)
  19. Detroit Free Press (370,875; 682,798)
  20. Philadelphia Inquirer (364,974; 744,242)
  21. The Plain Dealer - Cleveland (348,416; 463,482)
  22. St. Petersburg Times - Florida (337,515; 432,231)
  23. The Oregonian - Portland (332,829; 398,694)
  24. The San Diego Union-Tribune (332,273; 363,907)
  25. The Denver Post (321,405; 735,621)
  26. The Miami Herald (312,811; 429,697)
  27. The Sacramento Bee (305,394; 341,157)
  28. The Orange County Register - Calif. (300,972; 363,907)
  29. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (284,473; 445,713)
  30. The Kansas City Star (278,937; 383,123)
  31. San Jose Mercury News (276,166; 310,520)
  32. The Detroit News (263,703; 682,798)
  33. The Times-Picayune - New Orleans (261,573; 288,706)
  34. South Florida Sun-Sentinel (260,316; 359,772)
  35. The Indianapolis Star (254,437; 357,284)
  36. The Orlando Sentinel (251,998; 368,562)
  37. The Sun - Baltimore (246,584; 430,675)
  38. San Antonio Express-News (245,034; 352,974)
  39. The Columbus Dispatch (244,280; 357,839)
  40. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (241,556; 411,749)
  41. Tampa Tribune (238,743; 315,407)
  42. The Boston Herald (238,569; 150,352)
  43. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (237,867; 401,380)
  44. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (237,554; 333,933)
  45. The Charlotte Observer (230,901; 282,990)
  46. The Seattle Times (229,584; 457,010)
  47. The Oklahoman (219,350; 294,686)
  48. The Courier-Journal - Louisville (215,734; 276,032)
  49. The Virginian-Pilot (198,273; 232,256)
  50. The Cincinnati Enquirer (195,449; 296,989)
  51. The Buffalo News (194,225; 277,921)
  52. Omaha World-Herald (194,222; 240,026)
  53. The Hartford Courant (190,572; 265,249)
  54. Saint Paul Pioneer Press (190,374; 247,495)
  55. Richmond Times-Dispatch (188,893; 226,134)
  56. The Press-Enterprise - Riverside, CA (188,228; 185,060)
  57. Contra Costa (CA) Times (187,042; 197,423)
  58. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock (184,659; 279,485)
  59. Austin American-Statesman (184,398; 230,229)
  60. The Palm Beach (FL) Post (181,626; 217,634)
  61. The Record - Hackensack, NJ (179,538; 213,289)
  62. Daily News - Woodland Hills, CA (176,548; 200,065)
  63. The News & Observer - Raleigh, NC (176,025; 211,231)
  64. The Tennessean- Nashville (175,834; 234,957)
  65. The Commercial Appeal - Memphis, TN (172,195; 228,761)
  66. The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville (168,014; 227,391)
  67. Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester, NY (167,696; 223,718)
  68. Las Vegas Review-Journal (167,586; 220,723)
  69. The Fresno Bee (166,554; 192,203)
  70. The Providence Journal (164,980; 231,117)
  71. Asbury Park Press - Neptune, NJ (153,557; 206,182)
  72. The Birmingham News (153,378; 185,484)
  73. The Des Moines Register (150,907; 239,367)
  74. Daily Herald - Arlington Heights, IL (149,595; 149,179)
  75. Tulsa World (148,000; 198,000)
  76. The Honolulu Advertiser (145,197; 163,446)
  77. The Akron Beacon Journal (143,799; 184,825)
  78. seattlepi.com (Seattle) (141,744; 457,010)
  79. The Grand Rapids Press (139,100; 184,848)
  80. The Journal News - White Plains, NY (138,539; 156,566)
  81. Dayton Daily News (135,936; 180,944)
  82. The Blade - Toledo, OH (134,037; 176,823)
  83. The Salt Lake Tribune (130,351; 150,852)
  84. The News Tribune - Tacoma, WA (128,937; 143,937)
  85. Sarasota Herald-Tribune (123,231; 145,084)
  86. The Knoxville News-Sentinel (121,917; 153,779)
  87. La Opinion - Los Angeles, CA (119,735; 66,973)
  88. Philadelphia Daily News (118,822; None)
  89. Post-Standard - Syracuse, NY (118,605; 171,967)
  90. Morning Call - Allentown, PA (117,717; 159,383)
  91. The News Journal - New Castle, DE (117,389; 137,849)
  92. Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader (116,894; 147,208)
  93. The State Columbia, SC (116,254; 148,610)
  94. The Arizona Daily Star - Tucson (113,296; 174,427)
  95. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (112,278; 128,312)
  96. East Valley Tribune - Mesa, AZ (109,637; 88,115)
  97. Albuquerque Journal (108,177; 150,787)
  98. The Patriot News - Harrisburg, PA (102,710; 151,583)
  99. News-Press - Fort Myers, FL(100,770; 121,163)
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