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Top U.S. Newspapers

This is a list of the top 100 newspapers in the United States, by circulation, including by largest circulation in 2010.

See Also: Top 10 Newspapers as of 2020.
See Also: 2006 Version of this data.
See Also: 2007 Version of this data.

Editor's note: Comprehensive circulation data for US newspapers is no longer made public after rapid declines in paper print circulation, particularly after year 2010. Current information is now only available from paid information services. However, the top 10 newspapers are known to the public.

1The Wall Street JournalNew York, NYDow Jones & Company, Inc.Monday-Sunday2,061,142
2USA TodayWashington, DCGannett Company Inc.Monday-Friday1,830,594
3New York TimesNew York, NYNew York Times CompanySunday876,638
4Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles, CATribune Publishing CompanySunday600,449
5The Washington PostWashington, DCWashington Post CompanySunday545,345
6New York Daily NewsNew York, NYNew York Daily NewsSunday512,520
7New York PostNew York, NYNews CorporationSunday501,501
8San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa/Times/The Oakland TribuneSan Jose, CAMedia News GroupSunday477,592
9Chicago TribuneChicago, ILTribune CorporationSunday465,892
10Houston ChronicleHouston, TXHearst NewspapersSunday343,952
11Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily NewsPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Media HoldingsSunday342,361
12NewsdayMelville, NYCablevisionSunday314,848
13Denver PostDenver, COMedia GroupSunday309.893
14The Arizona RepublicPhoenix, AZGannettSunday308,973
15Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis, MNStar Tribune CompanySunday297,478
16Dallas Morning NewsDallas, TXBelo CorporationSunday264,459
17The Plain DealerCleveland, OHAdvance PublicationsSunday252,608
18The Seattle TimesSeattle, WASeattle Times CompanySunday251,697
19Chicago Sun-TimesChicago, ILSun-Times Media GroupSunday250,747
20The Detroit Free PressDetroit, MIGannett CompanySunday245,326
21St. Petersburg TimesSt. Petersburg, FLTimes Publishing CompanySunday239,684
22Portland OregonianPortland, ORAdvance PublicationsSunday239,071
23The San Diego Union TribuneSan Diego, CAPlatinum EquitySunday224,761
24San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco, CAHearst CorporationSunday223,549
25The Newark Star-LedgerNewark, NJAdvance Publishing CompanySunday223,037
26Boston GlobeBoston, MANY Times CorporationSunday222,683
27St. Louis Post-DispatchSt. Louis, MOLee EnterprisesSunday207,145
28Kansas City StarKansas City, MOMcClatchy CompanySunday206,441
29The Sacramento BeeSacramento, CAMcClatchy CompanySunday205,531
30St. Paul Pioneer PressSt. Paul, MNMediaNews GroupSunday185,736
31Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee, WIJournal CommunicationsSunday183,636
32Indianapolis StarIndianapolis, INGannett CompanySunday182,933
33Orange County RegisterSanta Ana, CAFreedom CommunicationsSunday182,391
34Atlanta Journal ConstitutionBaltimore, MDTribune CompanySunday186,639
35El Nuevo DiaGuaynabo, Puerto RicoGrupo Ferre-RangelSunday181,131
36Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh, PABlock CommunicationsSunday181,058
37Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPittsburgh, PATribune-Review Publishing CompanySunday179,695
38The Baltimore SunBaltimore, MDTribune CompanySunday178,455
39Arkansas Democrat-GazetteLittle Rock, ARWEHCO MediaSunday177,633
40Orlando SentinelOrlando, FLTribune CompanySunday172,271
41The Buffalo NewsBuffalo, NYBerkshire HathawaySunday160,316
42Louisville Courier JournalLouisville, KYGannett CompanySunday159,275
43Cincinnati EnquirerCincinnati, OHGannett CompanySunday157,574
44Virginian-PilotNorfolk, VALandmark Media EnterprisesSunday156,968
45The Charlotte ObserverCharlotte, NCMcClatchy CompanySunday155,995
46Fort Worth Star-TelegramFort Worth, TXMcClatchy CompanySunday153,546
47The Miami HeraldMiami, FLMcClatchy CompanySunday151,612
48Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas, NVStephens MediaSunday150,403
49South Florida Sun-SentinelFort Lauderdale, FLTribune CompanySunday149,892
50The Columbus DispatchColumbus, OHDispatch Printing CompanySunday149,420
51The RecordHackensack, NJNorth Jersey Media GroupSunday149,090
52The Detroit NewsDetroit, MIMedia News GroupSunday146,962
53The Tampa TribuneTampa, FLMedia GeneralSunday145,045
54Omaha World-HeraldOmaha, NEOmaha World Herald CompanySunday143,721
55Times-PicayuneNew Orleans, LAAdvance PublicationsSunday144,294
56The OklahomanOklahoma City, OKOklahoma Publishing CompanySunday147,212
57Hartford CourantHartford, CTTribune CompanySunday134,751
58San Antonio Express-NewsSan Antonio, TXHearst CorporationSunday130,566
59Raleigh News & ObserverRaleigh, NCMcClatchy CompanySunday130,555
60Austin-American StatesmanAustin, TXCox EnterprisesSunday127,727
61TennesseanNashville, TNGannett CompanySunday127,538
62The Boston HeraldBoston, MAHerald MediaSunday124,691
63Investor's Business DailyLos Angeles, CAInvestor's Business DailyMonday-Friday122,493
64Memphis Commercial AppealMemphis, TNE.W. Scripps CompanySunday121,684
65Democrat & ChronicleRochester, NYGannett CompanySunday119,399
66Richmond Times-DispatchRichmond, VAMedia GeneralSunday118,489
67The BladeToledo, OHBlock CommunicationsSunday114,308
68Asbury Park PressNeptune, NJGannett CompanySunday112,683
69Fresno BeeFresno, CAMcClatchy CompanySunday110,427
70The Press-EnterpriseRiverside, CABelo CorporationSunday110,076
71Birmingham NewsBirmingham, ALAdvance PublicationsSunday109,727
72The Salt-Lake TribuneSalt Lake City, UTMediaNews GroupSunday109,703
73Des Moines RegisterDes Moines, IAGannett CompanySunday109,095
74Florida Times-UnionJacksonville, FLMorris Publishing CompanySunday108,928
75Daily HeraldArlington Heights, ILPaddock PublicationsSunday104,297
76The Palm Beach PostWest Palm Beach, FLCox EnterprisesSunday100,830
77The Grand Rapids PressGrand Rapids, MIAdvance PublicationsSunday97,822
78Providence JournalProvidence, RIBelo CorporationSunday96,595
79Dayton Daily NewsDayton, OHCox EnterprisesSunday95,365
80The Morning CallAllentown, PATribune CompanySunday94,859
81Tulsa WorldTulsa, OKWorld Publishing CompanySunday93,558
82Akron Beacon JournalAkron, OHBlack PressSunday92,856
83Knoxville News-SentinelKnoxville, TNE.W. Scripps CompanySunday91,697
84Lexington Herald-LeaderLexington, KYMcClatchy CompanySunday91,518
85Arizona Daily-StarTucson, AZLee EnterprisesSunday90,604
86Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque, NMJournal Publishing CompanySunday90,079
87Los Angeles Daily NewsLos Angeles, CAMediaNews GroupSunday89,091
88Wisconsin State JournalMadison, WILee EnterprisesSunday87,950
89Wilmington News-JournalWilmington, DEGannett CompanySunday87,138
90Press-RegisterMobile, ALAdvance PublicationsSunday85,967
91The Post-StandardSyracuse, NYAdvance PublicationsSunday85,015
92The Times of Northwest IndianaMunster, INLee EnterprisesSunday83,877
93The News TribuneTacoma, WAMcClatchy CompanySunday82,855
94The AdvocateBaton Rouge, LACapital City PressSunday82,248
95The Post and CourierCharleston, SCEvening Post Publishing CompanySunday81,743
96The Journal NewsWhite Plains, NYGannett CompanySunday79,525
97La OpinionLos Angeles, CAImpremediaSunday78,525
98Intelligencer JournalLancaster, PALancaster NewspapersSunday78,060
99The Roanoke TimesRoanoke, VALandmark MediaSunday83,923
100The StateColumbia, SCMcClatchy CompanySunday83,680

Source: Audit Bureau of Circulation for the six-month period ending September 30, 2010

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