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Biggest U.S. Cities by Letter - A

Name the most populous cities in the United States that start with the letter A.
Cities proper, not metro areas. Technically, two are consolidated city/counties, and one is an unincorporated county
2018 U.S. census estimates
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Last updated: May 26, 2019
First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
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State
Hint
City
964,254
Texas
Capital
Austin
560,218
N. Mexico
"Breaking Bad"
Albuquerque
498,044
Georgia
Coca-cola
Atlanta
398,112
Texas
Ballpark
Arlington
374,114
Colorado
Denver suburb
Aurora
352,005
California
Disneyland
Anaheim
291,538
Alaska
Biggest in state
Anchorage
237,521
Virginia
Cemetery
Arlington
199,924
Texas
Means "yellow"
Amarillo
199,602
Illinois
"Wayne's World"
Aurora
198,006
Ohio
Rubber
Akron
Pop
State
Hint
City
196,939
Georgia
Golf tourney
Augusta
160,530
Virginia
D.C. suburb
Alexandria
125,964
Georgia
R.E.M.
Athens
122,999
Texas
Cows and oil
Abilene
121,890
Michigan
University
Ann Arbor
121,433
Penn.
Billy Joel song
Allentown
120,492
Colorado
Denver suburb
Arvada
111,535
California
Bay Area
Antioch
103,383
Texas
Dallas suburb
Allen
98,566
New York
Hudson River
Albany
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level 33
Feb 10, 2012
I must have tried to spell Albuquerque a 100 different ways, but didn't get the right one. Punishing myself by looking at it for 10 mins so I will never forget again
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level 66
Apr 5, 2018
Just type in ABQ, I live there and we all use that instead of the full name.
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level 25
Feb 10, 2012
Yeah, Allentown. Didn't know that was a place. Thank you Billy Joel.
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level 51
Jun 25, 2015
then you need some Yocco's
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level 60
Aug 22, 2015
Yeah Yocco's hot dogs rule!
+2
level 73
Dec 3, 2012
New Mexico!
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level 40
Jan 31, 2013
Who would ever get Aurora, Il if not for the Colorado version? And there's no way Aurora, Il has almost 200,000 people.
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level 73
Mar 28, 2013
I think these are metro areas.
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level 73
Jul 26, 2013
I live in IL, which is the only reason i knew it. I actually didn't know the Colorado one.
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level 76
Nov 2, 2018
Caveat says "Cities proper, not metro areas."
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level 77
Jun 25, 2015
I had no idea there was an Aurora, CO, but I got it because of Aurora, IL, which I'm familiar with. And I picked up the larger Arlington thanks to the one in Virginia.
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level 77
Jun 20, 2019
For one thing that's where Wayne and Garth are from.
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level 77
Jun 20, 2019
The Wayne's World clue gives it away
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level 72
Jun 15, 2014
Annapolis, Maryland?
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level 78
Dec 18, 2014
38,394 as of the 2010 Census. To be the state capital and host the Naval Academy, it's not a very large city.
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level 77
Jun 25, 2015
I often guess Annapolis and it's never a right answer.
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level 48
Jun 25, 2015
I love that the photo is for Anchorage, #7 on the list, rather than the usual of matching to #1.
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level 60
Jun 25, 2015
Agree, but face it, who would recognise any of other 6 from a photo!
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level 77
Jun 27, 2015
Austin, Albuquerque and Atlanta all have reasonably easy to recognize skylines, and a few landmarks. Anaheim's got DisneyLand- everybody would recognize that. Could've put in something about Wayne's World in place of Aurora. Or the already referenced ballpark for Arlington.
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level 76
Jun 25, 2015
Thank you to family members living in Albany, Austin, Antioch, and Aurora.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2015
Why is this on the front page again already? Was there a mistake that was corrected?
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level 71
Jun 27, 2015
It was taken down and replaced by NBA #1 Draft Picks.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2015
Oh. No wonder I didn't notice. But, hey, I got Antioch this time.
+2
level 35
Jun 27, 2015
I love how Albany isn't even noted to be New York's capital
+1
level 71
Sep 22, 2017
Damn. Anchorage is bigger than I thought.
+1
level 67
Jan 27, 2018
Think you know where the States of USA are? ….. try my "Walk the coast of USA quiz"…… here it is
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level 53
Dec 9, 2018
I just played that quiz before this one.
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level 48
Jan 11, 2019
Augusta VA is a county, not city!
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level 77
Mar 6, 2019
What are you talking about? That's Augusta, Georgia.
+2
level 41
Mar 6, 2019
Everything but Arvada.
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level 80
May 26, 2019
With all the descriptive clues, I think one minute LESS is warranted.
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level 73
Jun 20, 2019
Is that Suisun Bay Area? I was trying Alameda.
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level 67
Jun 20, 2019
"Yellow in Spanish! I know this one!" And here I sit typing "armadillo"... *facepalm*
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level 66
Jun 27, 2019
Allentown helped me to also get Allen, which I wouldn't have otherwise guessed.
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level 61
Sep 12, 2019
I tried amityville... only one I could think of besides the 3 others I got