Biggest U.S. Cities Starting with C

Try to name the most populous cities in the United States that start with the letter C.
Cities proper, not metro areas. Technically, one is a consolidated city/county.
2021 U.S. Census estimates
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Last updated: May 29, 2022
First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
Times taken58,749
Average score60.0%
Rating4.27
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Population
State
Hint
City
2,696,555
Illinois
"The Windy City"
Chicago
906,528
Ohio
Named after an explorer
Columbus
879,709
North Carolina
Bank of America
Charlotte
483,956
Colorado
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs
367,991
Ohio
Lake Erie
Cleveland
317,773
Texas
"Body of Christ" in Latin
Corpus Christi
308,935
Ohio
Formerly nicknamed "Porkopolis"
Cincinnati
279,458
Arizona
Phoenix suburb
Chandler
277,220
California
Just south of San Diego
Chula Vista
251,269
Virginia
Named for a bay
Chesapeake
205,617
Georgia
Fort Benning
Columbus
204,510
Florida
Has "coral" in its name
Cape Coral
182,113
Tennessee
Song about a "Choo Choo" from here
Chattanooga
176,987
North Carolina
Wake county
Cary
170,957
Tennessee
Song about a "Last Train" to here
Clarksville
159,743
California
"Crown" in Latin
Corona
151,612
South Carolina
Has been called America's most polite city
Charleston
137,541
South Carolina
State capital
Columbia
136,467
Iowa
Second largest in its state
Cedar Rapids
133,251
Texas
Dallas suburb
Carrollton
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Level 48
Mar 9, 2012
Kind of surprised Charleston isn't on here instead of Columbia.
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Level 53
Mar 9, 2013
i looked it up and 2011 estimate has charleston on here but its 2010 census
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Level ∞
May 21, 2015
Charleston is now on the list!
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Level 44
Nov 17, 2012
Being from Ohio definately helped on this quiz.
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Level 75
May 26, 2015
So only the people from Ohio have heard of the three largest cities in that state? All of which are large enough to have professional sports franchises?
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Level 61
Jul 14, 2015
yes, 80% of people who took this quiz are from Ohio.
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2019
lol you don't have to take it that seriously, of course being from that state and growing up there would allow them to have a greater innate knowledge of the area than someone who wasn't from there.
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Level 87
May 27, 2019
Being from the 99.99% of the Earth that isn't Ohio helps in being a smartass apparently.
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Level 87
May 27, 2019
Being a fan of the WKRP Bailey or Jennifer debate helps with one Ohio answer too.
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Level 82
May 30, 2022
Actually, it's 99.977%.

(I'll take my golden nitpick award now - thank you very much!)

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Level 55
Dec 16, 2015
It really helps when you live right next to Chesapeake!
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Level 82
Jul 20, 2016
It's pretty sad how many people missed Colorado Springs. It has the state's name directly in its own name. It is home to the one and only United States Air Force Academy.
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2017
I got Colorado Springs! And I'm from New Zealand.
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2018
It is also the second biggest metro area in Colorado behind Denver and the second biggest city proper in Colorado behind Aurora, among the 50 biggest cities in the USA. But mostly because it has the Air Force Academy it's a travesty so many people didn't get it. As well as it being home to the US Olympic Training Center as well. So many reasons to know of this city...
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Level 69
Aug 20, 2019
Why should people (even if we just say Americans) who aren't in the military and don't have military family or ambitions know where the Air Force Academy is?
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2022
Because such towns have a large population of military personnel, so you know they are based nearby. I lived near the Kitsap Naval Base up in WA for years and it's basically a town for the military haha. We also love to know all the military branches are generally where all their academies are.
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Level 43
Feb 28, 2017
cape coral finally made it on a jetpunk quiz! i live in cape coral.
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Level 70
Dec 8, 2017
As a non American, I quite like these quizzes. I do horribly badly at them, but it's interesting to see how many American cities I can get.
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2019
You probably got more than I did lol. I'm an American but I'm terrible with American geography. I'm great with the rest of the world but not my own country :P
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2019
I only got Cary because I live there.
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Level 87
May 31, 2022
C'mon now, give yourself some credit. You might have gotten it even if you didn't live there! :-)
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Level 65
Aug 5, 2022
....nah
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Level 61
Jul 15, 2022
I got it bc it’s right next door to me
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Level 85
May 26, 2019
With TWO Florida cities containing "coral", I kept wondering how I was misspelling Coral Gables.
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Level 49
Jul 21, 2019
Same here and stupidly tried it twice for both! :)
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Level 59
Jul 22, 2019
same here - I lived in FL and never heard of Coral Terrace...Coral Gables, yes.
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2019
Cary? 🤨
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Level 64
Apr 2, 2020
Finally got 100%. My last guessed answer was the city in California Riverside County. Hint. Think of the virus...
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Level 22
Feb 1, 2021
corona
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Level 52
Feb 1, 2021
lol imagine living in corona 😂
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Level 59
Jun 12, 2021
Corona...
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Level 74
Jun 26, 2022
If this is about Cities, why are some of the answers suburbs?
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Level 53
Jul 28, 2022
They are still separate cities.