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Top 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.

See Also: Top 10 Newspapers as of 2020.
See Also: 2007 Version of this data.
See Also: 2010 Version of this data.

Editor's note: 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.

  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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