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Biggest Cities in New York State

Can you name the 15 biggest cities in the state of New York?
Source: 2017 Census Estimates
Incorporated cities only
Last updated: September 10, 2018
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Population
City
8,622,698
New York City
258,612
Buffalo
208,046
Rochester
202,019
Yonkers
143,396
Syracuse
98,251
Albany
79,946
New Rochelle
68,703
Mount Vernon
Population
City
65,625
Schenectady
60,635
Utica
59,047
White Plains
55,806
Hempstead
49,565
Troy
48,460
Niagara Falls
45,179
Binghamton
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level 36
Apr 18, 2012
If you did not get New York City you are a fail.
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level 73
Mar 31, 2013
So far that's 0% of the people who took the quiz.
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level 22
Feb 16, 2015
Now it is 1%.
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level 49
May 29, 2017
Maybe they though it was like Washington state.
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level 73
Mar 31, 2013
Also, fail is not a noun.
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level 80
Jun 13, 2014
Well.... technically: fail - noun 1: failure —usually used in the phrase without fail 2: a failure (as by a security dealer) to deliver or receive securities within a prescribed period after purchase or sale
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level 80
Jun 13, 2014
...but obviously Brickster wasn't attempting either of those usages. So, yeah.
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level 44
Aug 1, 2014
You go the dictionary to prove whether something is a noun or not? All you have to is look at his usage. If it's used as a noun, then it's a noun.
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level 80
Aug 28, 2014
In what universe would that be true? If I said "You are a technically," or "I am the by," that does not automatically make "technically" and "by" nouns. It just makes the sentences nonsense.
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level 49
May 29, 2017
In short, he means: It's a stupid thing to say.
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level 55
Jul 7, 2014
I feel ashamed. Got only New York. I'm from Europe though.
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level 25
Jan 31, 2017
I'm from upstate NY so I ended up getting all but 6.
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level 51
Jul 7, 2014
Lived in SI, NY all my life, & I still found this difficult.
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level 44
Jul 7, 2014
Tried to think of all the stops on the Amtrak. Proud of myself for getting Hempstead, but never thought New Rochelle or Mount Vernon were that big! Missed those two...not bad.....
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level 32
Jul 7, 2014
So basically with out NYC all the other cities are not famous and boring and below 1 million?
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level 80
Jul 8, 2014
Buffalo has 2 pro sports teams and is responsible for popularizing buffalo wings. Niagara Falls is home to the largest waterfall (by volume) in the world, often considered one of the wonders of the modern world. Syracuse is home to an elite-level NCAA basketball team. Rochester is home to the University of Rochester, and Troy is home to RPI - both institutions are routinely ranked amongst the top 50 universities in the US. Just because they're not huge cities doesn't make them completely inconsequential.
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level 53
May 4, 2018
Also Albany is the State Capital
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level 57
Jul 5, 2018
Get some experience in your life or live forever in your local tunnel.
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level 39
Jan 7, 2015
Schenectady is such a strange name, but it sticks. Had to look up the spelling though, but I sware I knew it!
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level 62
Oct 6, 2018
Some leeway for the spelling there might be warranted. I only got it right because I just saw the Bradley Cooper movie that takes place there so the correct spelling was fresh in my mind.
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level 74
Feb 19, 2015
Was surprised not to see Poughkeepsie since it occurs in print fairly often due to its historical interest, but after looking it up I see why it was omitted - only around 30,000 population.
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level 40
Jun 8, 2015
I tried Po'Town too. And Peekskill and Kingston and Ossining. But no. Missed Schenectady and Niagara.
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level 49
Mar 10, 2017
And Newburgh. No, I couldn't come up with anything else in that valley. But I knew there had to be something missing on the island: couldn't come up with Hempstead.
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level 22
Apr 13, 2015
I got all but Hempstead, but I was so close! As I was typing it at the last second time ran out.
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level 46
Apr 23, 2015
Is Yonkers not a suburb of NYC? What is an 'incorporated city'?
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level 74
Nov 2, 2015
Incorporated cities have their own government. Yonkers is a suburb of NYC, but it is incorporated and has its own mayor and city council.
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level 14
Jun 21, 2015
I think theres an issue in this quiz. New York is not the largest city in New York, it is actually Pittsburgh that takes that claim. New York City is simply a small hamlet nestled in the Adirondacks. (Hopefully you get the sarcasm)
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level 57
Jul 5, 2018
No one yet.
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level 68
Oct 6, 2018
I thought it was Pittsburg (no h)
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level 10
Nov 17, 2015
Got all correct except for Hempstead and Troy, but yall gotta cut me some slack since I'm from Europe lol
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level 58
Nov 22, 2015
I messed up Binghamton by typing in Binghampton. So stupid!
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level 75
Oct 8, 2018
me too.
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level 57
Jan 26, 2017
I missed Mount Vernon! Ugh!
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level 44
Mar 13, 2017
Only gone NYC, Buffalo, and Albany. But then again, I think almost everybody who never lived in New York only got those!
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level 43
Aug 25, 2017
Could you accept misspellings of Binghamton and Niagara Falls? (Maybe just Niagara, even, as it's often referred to as)
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level 70
Oct 23, 2017
Knew of New Rochelle because that's where Don McLean ("American Pie") grew up. While I was at it, gave Rye, NY a shot, since he mentions in the song ("...them good ol' boys were drinking whiskey in Rye") but to no avail. Went to the well once too often. :-(
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level 59
Oct 6, 2018
I always remember New Rochelle as the setting for the Dick Van Dyke show.
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level 65
Oct 6, 2018
That's how I got it!
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level 57
Jan 21, 2018
Hempstead is not a city. Glen Cove and Long Beach on Long Island are cities. Please change accordingly. I would need to check some others as Im not sure these are all classified as "cities".
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level 57
Oct 6, 2018
I was just going to make this comment myself. Hempstead is a village (which is itself located in the town of Hempstead, which contains many villages and is home to around 700,000 people). It is definitely not a city. I am sure of this. I grew up in the town of Hempstead. Never once have I heard anyone call either the town or the village a "city."
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level 57
Oct 6, 2018
Agree with both of you. Instructions should be updated to "incorporated cities and villages only". These are the 2 types of incorporated municipalities in NY. A village takes over some government functionality from the town or towns it overlays but is not fully independent. A city is fully independent of any other town or city and is the sole local government below the county for its residents.
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level 37
Feb 16, 2018
Pittsburgh?
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level 37
Feb 16, 2018
I don’t get it.🤔 Please explain
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level 28
Jul 5, 2018
Proud to be a new yorker:)
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level 53
Oct 6, 2018
Who thought of naming a place 'Yonkers'?
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level 57
Oct 6, 2018
Mr. Yonkers, probably.
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level 65
Oct 6, 2018