U.S. National Atlas Cities (ESRI) --
Cities layer by Envionmental Research Systems, Incorporated, 2004 (1:2,000,000)
U.S. National Atlas Cities represents cities and towns in the United States. U.S. National Atlas Cities provides information about the locations, names, and populations of cities and towns for conducting geographic analysis on national and large regional scales. This layer is used as a background layer on the LakeRim site, and is availble from Envionmental Research Systems, Incorporated (ESRI).
FGDC metadata: ESRI_CITIES