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Biggest City in each U.S. State

Can you name the most populous city in each U.S. state?
Source: 2017 census estimates
By city proper population
Last updated: May 26, 2018
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State
Population
City
Alabama
210,710
Birmingham
Alaska
294,356
Anchorage
Arizona
1,626,078
Phoenix
Arkansas
198,606
Little Rock
California
3,999,759
Los Angeles
Colorado
704,621
Denver
Connecticut
146,579
Bridgeport
Delaware
71,106
Wilmington
Florida
892,062
Jacksonville
Georgia
486,290
Atlanta
Hawaii
350,395
Honolulu
Idaho
226,570
Boise
Illinois
2,716,450
Chicago
Indiana
863,002
Indianapolis
Iowa
217,521
Des Moines
Kansas
390,591
Wichita
Kentucky
621,349
Louisville
Louisiana
393,292
New Orleans
Maine
66,882
Portland
Maryland
611,648
Baltimore
Massachusetts
685,094
Boston
Michigan
673,104
Detroit
Minnesota
422,331
Minneapolis
Mississippi
166,965
Jackson
Missouri
488,943
Kansas City
State
Population
City
Montana
109,642
Billings
Nebraska
466,893
Omaha
Nevada
641,676
Las Vegas
New Hampshire
111,196
Manchester
New Jersey
285,154
Newark
New Mexico
558,545
Albuquerque
New York
8,622,698
New York City
North Carolina
859,035
Charlotte
North Dakota
122,359
Fargo
Ohio
879,170
Columbus
Oklahoma
643,648
Oklahoma City
Oregon
647,805
Portland
Pennsylvania
1,580,863
Philadelphia
Rhode Island
180,393
Providence
South Carolina
134,875
Charleston
South Dakota
176,888
Sioux Falls
Tennessee
667,560
Nashville
Texas
2,312,717
Houston
Utah
200,544
Salt Lake City
Vermont
42,239
Burlington
Virginia
450,435
Virginia Beach
Washington
724,745
Seattle
West Virginia
47,929
Charleston
Wisconsin
595,351
Milwaukee
Wyoming
63,624
Cheyenne
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level ∞
Oct 18, 2017
I reset the quiz to use only the largest city, instead of the two largest. I also made this extreme version for quiz masochists.
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level 69
Oct 18, 2017
what about adding a map?
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level 60
Oct 18, 2017
Memphis is the most populated city in Tennessee. Nashville isn't.
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level 68
Jan 23, 2018
I had to research this for my state capital/largest city quiz
The 2010 census had Memphis ahead, but official Census Bureau estimates as of last year gave Nashville the lead.
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level 76
Oct 18, 2017
They're pretty close and it seems Nashville is now above Memphis.
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level 67
Oct 18, 2017
Cool quiz, another one where I'd love to see the split between Native and non native takers.
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level 72
Oct 20, 2017
Maybe we can do it in comments? Non-native, 47 on first take (but I've done a lot of US quizzes before)
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level 76
Oct 18, 2017
For 2 minutes I keep typing Rapid City, Pierre, Sioux City before I beat my head against the wall and audibly groaned.
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level 41
Nov 30, 2017
Is Jacksonville really larger than Miami and Orlando?
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level 71
Dec 15, 2017
By city proper population, yes
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level 22
Jan 31, 2018
City proper is the stupidest metric ever. No one says London proper or Shanghai proper. I'm from Atlanta which technically has about half a million people, but the metro area has nearly six million. It's contiguous development. How doesn't that count?
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level 48
Sep 20, 2018
Yes it has a very large land area whereas Miami and Orlando have a small area with lots of suburbs that are not part of the city and don't bare the burden in taxes.
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level 56
Dec 21, 2017
Funny how in city proper Columbus is way bigger than Cleveland and Cincinnati, but in Metro area Columbus is smaller than the two!
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level 32
Jan 23, 2018
I always forget about New Hampshire till the last second, but I still failed:( but 49/50 I made a pretty interesting quiz that a few temperature guys may wanna check out
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level 62
Jan 23, 2018
On the capital for Virginia, I abbreviated it and it was not accepted. Maybe it should be.
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level 49
Jan 23, 2018
Well I had no idea Kansas City was in Missouri! You learn something new everyday.
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level 68
Jan 23, 2018
There are two! Right next to each other. KC, MO is bigger than KC, KS
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level 76
Jan 23, 2018
It's on the border. There is a Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. By city proper the one in Missouri is roughly twice the size. By metro area its a lot more closely divided.
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level 69
Jan 23, 2018
Funny how Bridgeport is the least guessed answer. It's the butt of every joke here in CT!
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level 37
Jan 25, 2018
How so? It's the only one I missed on the first try...kept rotating Stamford, New Haven, and Hartford around in my head.
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level 75
May 26, 2018
Easy for me probably only because my cousin works there.
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level 48
Jan 23, 2018
Native. Got them all with 2:22 remaining. Took 3 tries to guess Bridgeport. Tried Hartford and New Haven first.
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level 60
Jan 23, 2018
3:14. Did a lot better on this one than the one with 4 cities per state. That one was exponentially harder.
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level 19
Jan 23, 2018
got 39/50 but considering I’m 11 and trying to study geography, | think | did well
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level 34
Jan 24, 2018
Wow! Charleston in two different states, and just for now though. May change later.
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level 37
Jan 25, 2018
Charleston just over took Columbia in South Carolina, so I can't see that one changing soon.
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level 49
Jan 24, 2018
I got frustrated trying to come up with Maine cities... not realizing I had already gotten it when I entered Oregon.
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level 19
Jan 24, 2018
Wow, you did better than me I️ suppose!
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level 38
Jan 24, 2018
Just a question, isn't Memphis more populous than Nashville?
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level 37
Jan 25, 2018
Not anymore, though Nashville is only ahead by a slight margin.
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level ∞
May 26, 2018
I believe Nashville overtook Memphis in either 2015 or 2016. Nashville has added over 60,000 residents since 2010 while Memphis has not grown at all.
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level 30
Jan 25, 2018
How did I miss NYC -.-
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level 17
Mar 24, 2018
lexington is better than louisville in ky