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Biggest U.S. Cities by Letter - B

Name the biggest cities in the United States that start with the letter B.
Cities proper, not metro areas. Not including the Census-Designated Place of Brandon, FL.
2018 U.S. census estimates
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First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
Last updatedMay 26, 2019
Times taken33,207
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State
Hint
City
694,583
Mass.
Beantown
Boston
602,495
Maryland
"The Wire"
Baltimore
383,579
California
San Joaquin
Valley
Bakersfield
256,304
New York
Large mammal
Buffalo
228,790
Idaho
Capital
Boise
221,599
Louisiana
"Red stick"
Baton Rouge
209,880
Alabama
Largest in state
Birmingham
183,392
Texas
Southernmost
in Texas
Brownsville
147,599
Washington
Seattle suburb
Bellevue
144,900
Connecticut
Largest in state
Bridgeport
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State
Hint
City
121,643
California
Hippies
Berkeley
118,428
Texas
Gulf Coast
Beaumont
109,550
Montana
Largest in state
Billings
109,171
Oklahoma
Tulsa suburb
Broken Arrow
107,353
Colorado
University
Boulder
103,695
California
Movie studios
Burbank
99,244
Florida
Initials B.R.
Boca Raton
98,962
Oregon
Nike HQ
Beaverton
97,590
Oregon
Ski slopes
Bend
95,777
Mass.
Rocky Marciano
Brockton
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level 33
Feb 24, 2012
This got tough really quick!
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level 36
Feb 26, 2012
I got very few. *sigh* At least I got berkeley. Element 97 is named after it.
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level 62
Jul 6, 2019
Yes, that would have been a better clue than hippies!
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level 48
Nov 11, 2013
Who else failed and only got Boston :P
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level 72
Oct 28, 2018
A bunch of 5-year-old crickets did.
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level 39
Jul 6, 2019
just over 800 people
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level 44
Aug 7, 2014
Everyone's heard of Barstow. It's in movies. There's a song about it. I was CONVINCED it would be on here. I look it up there's only 23,000 people. Amazing how some cities make a name for themselves and yield little, while others grow to 1-200,000+ in silence and obscurity.
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level 63
Sep 20, 2015
So true! Is the song "Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow?
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level 77
Jul 6, 2019
where?
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level 69
Apr 14, 2015
How did I miss Bakersfield and Beaumont
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level 76
Jul 7, 2015
Can't believe I got Beaumont but missed Berkeley.
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level 76
Jul 27, 2017
Did the same thing again. Sigh.
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level 76
Jul 6, 2019
At least I didn't do the same thing this time. I missed both of them.
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level 66
Jul 7, 2015
Honestly, as a non-American, Im proud of getting 2 pts in this quiz. Would like to see the average score of Americans vs average score of non-American.
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level 71
Nov 28, 2016
That's pretty good. I'd personally only expect foreigners to know Boston and Baltimore, maybe Buffalo.
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level 43
Jul 27, 2017
I'm a non-American and I got 6. Some of the cities are easy with the clues e.g Berkeley and Baton Rouge
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level 62
Jul 6, 2019
Got 4. Should have got 7. I am a New Zealander.
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level 47
Jul 7, 2019
Canadian here, I got 16
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level 46
Jul 7, 2015
Bremerton Washington is also a suburb of Seattle. Kept trying and it wouldn't take. It is directly across Puget Sound, there is a standard commuter ferry.
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level 64
Jul 7, 2015
Bremerton is also tiny - less than 38,000 people. Bellevue is 6x as large.
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level 76
May 4, 2017
I tried Bremerton first, too, then I remembered it was Bell-something, but never could get the right something.
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level 76
Jul 6, 2019
This time I tried Bellvue - getting closer at least.
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level 43
Jul 9, 2015
Everyone should have gotten Baton Rouge immortalized by Garth Brooks and the home of the LSU Tigers!
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level 76
May 4, 2017
Or anyone who speaks French.
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level 18
Jul 10, 2015
I got 16 out of 20. Not too shabby.
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level 61
Jul 13, 2015
I was able to get Bakersfield, but I had no idea that it was larger than some of the others on this list.
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level 20
Jul 24, 2015
You should add 2 more cities to the list because those two cities would be Bloomington, Indiana (82,575) Where IU is Bloomington, Illinois (78,902) 3 Bloomingtons in a row! XD
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level ∞
May 26, 2019
That would have been cool! Unfortunately, in 2018, the three Bloomingtons were ranked 22, 24, and 28.
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level 51
Sep 13, 2015
18/20. Couldn't think of Brockton or Boca Raton. I kept trying Boynton Beach.
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level 51
Mar 6, 2019
Took the quiz 3.5 years later and still missed these two.
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level 22
Sep 15, 2015
why did you decide to get ride of Brandon FL?
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level 71
May 31, 2019
Quizmaster decided he didn't like all those people living there, so he had them all evicted. He has THAT kind of power.
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level 69
Jul 27, 2017
Bakersfield larger than Buffalo. Wow, it's a changing world.
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level 77
Jul 27, 2017
Clue for Broken Arrow should be "Travolta/Slater movie"
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level 76
Jul 27, 2017
Or James Stewart/Debra Paget movie.
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level 45
Oct 1, 2017
When I finally got Baton Rouge I laughed out loud!
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level 79
Oct 13, 2017
Really surprised that the home of IU isn't at least a 100k. Most towns with a major research university have that many now even if they aren't close to a major city.
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level 48
Apr 28, 2018
Why do I have a feeling that the next two on the list would be Bloomington, Indiana, than Bloomington, Illinois.
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level 36
Apr 22, 2019
Got Brockton because I live in the town next door :)
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level 80
May 26, 2019
I would think "University" would be better for Berkeley than "Hippies", eh?
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level 63
Jul 6, 2019
Hippies in California today, I associate with Humboldt County. Berkeley I associate with very smart, very liberal college kids, but not hippies per se. Granola country - Northern California, parts of Oregon, and Colorado - is where I would put hippies on the map. AKA where there's a strong market for Subaru Outbacks, Nag Champa, super serious disc golfers, or "athletic" sandals.
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level 78
May 28, 2019
would have got boulder if the clue was mork & mindy
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level 71
May 31, 2019
Better that than"JonBenét Ramsey". (Signed, a Boulderite)
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level 76
Jul 6, 2019
I visited your city and loved it, samiamco. I never once thought about JBR while I was there.
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level 77
Jul 6, 2019
No Benghazi?