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Biggest Cities in each U.S. State - Extreme

Can you name the four most populous cities in each U.S. state?
2016 census estimates. Incorporated cities only
Except for Hawaii, which has no incorporated cities. (2010 population used)
By city proper population
Last updated: October 18, 2017
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State
Population
City
Alabama
212,157
Birmingham
200,022
Montgomery
193,079
Huntsville
192,904
Mobile
Alaska
298,192
Anchorage
32,751
Fairbanks
32,468
Juneau
9,748
Wasilla
Arizona
1,615,017
Phoenix
530,706
Tucson
484,587
Mesa
247,477
Chandler
Arkansas
198,541
Little Rock
88,133
Fort Smith
83,826
Fayetteville
78,557
Springdale
California
3,976,322
Los Angeles
1,406,630
San Diego
1,025,350
San Jose
870,887
San Francisco
Colorado
693,060
Denver
465,101
Colorado Springs
361,710
Aurora
164,207
Fort Collins
Connecticut
145,936
Bridgeport
129,934
New Haven
129,113
Stamford
123,243
Hartford
Delaware
71,442
Wilmington
37,786
Dover
33,398
Newark
20,876
Middletown
Florida
880,619
Jacksonville
453,579
Miami
377,165
Tampa
277,173
Orlando
Georgia
472,522
Atlanta
197,485
Columbus
197,081
Augusta
152,555
Macon
Hawaii
351,792
Honolulu
49,914
East Honolulu
47,698
Pearl City
43,263
Hilo
Idaho
223,154
Boise
95,623
Meridian
91,382
Nampa
60,211
Idaho Falls
Illinois
2,704,958
Chicago
201,110
Aurora
148,262
Joliet
147,651
Rockford
Indiana
855,164
Indianapolis
264,488
Fort Wayne
119,477
Evansville
101,735
South Bend
Iowa
215,472
Des Moines
131,127
Cedar Rapids
102,612
Davenport
82,872
Sioux City
Kansas
389,902
Wichita
188,966
Overland Park
151,709
Kansas City
135,473
Olathe
Kentucky
616,261
Louisville
318,449
Lexington
65,234
Bowling Green
59,273
Owensboro
Louisiana
391,495
New Orleans
227,715
Baton Rouge
194,920
Shreveport
127,626
Lafayette
Maine
66,937
Portland
36,140
Lewiston
31,985
Bangor
25,577
South Portland
Maryland
614,664
Baltimore
70,060
Frederick
67,776
Gaithersburg
66,940
Rockville
Massachusetts
673,184
Boston
184,508
Worcester
154,074
Springfield
110,651
Cambridge
Michigan
672,795
Detroit
196,445
Grand Rapids
135,125
Warren
132,427
Sterling Heights
Minnesota
413,651
Minneapolis
302,398
St. Paul
114,011
Rochester
86,293
Duluth
Mississippi
169,148
Jackson
72,076
Gulfport
53,214
Southaven
46,926
Hattiesburg
Missouri
481,420
Kansas City
311,404
St. Louis
167,319
Springfield
120,612
Columbia
State
Population
City
Montana
110,323
Billings
72,364
Missoula
59,178
Great Falls
45,250
Bozeman
Nebraska
446,970
Omaha
280,364
Lincoln
53,505
Bellevue
51,517
Grand Island
Nevada
632,912
Las Vegas
292,969
Henderson
245,255
Reno
238,702
North Las Vegas
New Hampshire
110,506
Manchester
87,882
Nashua
42,904
Concord
31,153
Dover
New Jersey
281,764
Newark
264,152
Jersey City
147,000
Paterson
128,640
Elizabeth
New Mexico
559,277
Albuquerque
101,759
Las Cruces
96,028
Rio Rancho
83,875
Santa Fe
New York
8,537,673
New York
256,902
Buffalo
208,880
Rochester
200,807
Yonkers
North Carolina
842,051
Charlotte
458,880
Raleigh
287,027
Greensboro
263,016
Durham
North Dakota
120,762
Fargo
72,417
Bismarck
57,339
Grand Forks
48,743
Minot
Ohio
860,090
Columbus
385,809
Cleveland
298,800
Cincinnati
278,508
Toledo
Oklahoma
638,367
Oklahoma City
403,090
Tulsa
122,180
Norman
107,403
Broken Arrow
Oregon
639,863
Portland
167,419
Salem
166,575
Eugene
111,523
Gresham
Pennsylvania
1,567,872
Philadelphia
303,625
Pittsburgh
120,443
Allentown
98,593
Erie
Rhode Island
179,219
Providence
81,579
Warwick
81,034
Cranston
71,427
Pawtucket
South Carolina
134,385
Charleston
134,309
Columbia
109,298
North Charleston
84,170
Mount Pleasant
South Dakota
174,360
Sioux Falls
74,048
Rapid City
28,415
Aberdeen
23,895
Brookings
Tennessee
660,388
Nashville
652,717
Memphis
186,239
Knoxville
177,571
Chattanooga
Texas
2,303,482
Houston
1,492,510
San Antonio
1,317,929
Dallas
947,890
Austin
Utah
193,744
Salt Lake City
136,574
West Valley City
116,868
Provo
113,699
West Jordan
Vermont
42,260
Burlington
18,971
South Burlington
15,601
Rutland
10,412
Essex Junction
Virginia
452,602
Virginia Beach
245,115
Norfolk
237,940
Chesapeake
223,170
Richmond
Washington
704,352
Seattle
215,973
Spokane
211,277
Tacoma
174,826
Vancouver
West Virginia
49,138
Charleston
48,113
Huntington
30,855
Morgantown
30,601
Parkersburg
Wisconsin
595,047
Milwaukee
252,551
Madison
105,139
Green Bay
99,631
Kenosha
Wyoming
64,019
Cheyenne
59,324
Casper
32,398
Gillette
32,382
Laramie
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level 81
Oct 18, 2017
Strange feature on Firefox that moves the thicker lines so that they are out of synch when you scroll. Not sure I can explain this right, but it's quite annoying. Do other browsers do the same?
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level 77
Oct 18, 2017
I use Chrome and do not have that problem, i'm not sure how to help you
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level 75
Mar 24, 2018
I use Firefox and have no problem.
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level 46
Oct 18, 2017
Nice Quiz
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level 66
Oct 18, 2017
Columbia MD?
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level 81
Oct 18, 2017
*Incorporated cities
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level 62
Nov 10, 2017
I love quizzes like this. Fun the first time because I know many of them, but challenging enough that I can learn more and retake the quiz.
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level 58
Dec 8, 2017
Finally 100%! After thirteenth! With 0:40...
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level 70
Dec 18, 2017
Grand Island, Nebraska? Why do I suspect that it is neither?
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level 61
Jan 23, 2018
I've driven through it. It is neither. Google tells me that it was named for a nearby island in the Platte River, though the island no longer exists.
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level 32
Apr 12, 2019
I was actually born there and lived there until I was 12. It was named after a fort which was named after a river in the Platte that doesn't exist anymore. It's certainly one of the less grand towns in Nebraska.
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level 45
Jan 2, 2018
Cool quiz! Is there a European countries equivalent on this site?
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level 68
Jan 23, 2018
There is a difficult german version here.
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level ∞
May 24, 2019
I would love to, but honestly it's just too hard. European countries have very strange population statistics often based on ancient city boundaries. For example, Brussels is only the 5th most populous municipality in Belgium. There would be no way to make a quiz that could possibly satisfy our users.
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level 49
Jan 23, 2018
132 on the first try. Ran out of time otherwise I would have gotten a few more like Minneapolis, St Paul, St Louis, Wichita etc...
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level 52
Mar 13, 2018
East Honolulu doesn't exist...
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level 75
Mar 24, 2018
All the east, north, and south somethings are annoying, as well as suburbs of main cities. I realize they are cities proper, but I'm lucky to remember the main city on a timed quiz without trying to remember all the surrounding 'burbs and figure out which ones are considered parts of the main cities and which ones are cities in their own rights. But it's still a great quiz.
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level 63
Mar 24, 2018
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level 71
Mar 24, 2018
If it is still too easy, try this
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level 61
Mar 24, 2018
I got an average of exactly 2 per state. I need to study up!
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level 79
Mar 26, 2018
I've lived in Honolulu for 6 years and never once heard of East Honolulu.
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level 72
Mar 26, 2018
Next time you go out, turn right instead of left
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level 68
Mar 27, 2018
I was just checking some of the stats and it seems that the fourth biggest city in New Hampshire is Derry not Dover; If you are going by the 2010 census, Derry had 33,109 inhabitants while Dover was just shy of 30,000. The 31,153 figure for Dover is fan estimate rom the 2016 census. Not picking apart, just thought I'd get some clarification. Cheers and thanks for the quiz :)
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level ∞
May 26, 2018
We are using 2016 estimates.
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level 68
Jun 19, 2018
Derry's a town, not a city. I know in New England there's no distinction between municipal powers of a town or city, but the Census Bureau thinks so.
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level 21
May 26, 2018
Anyone notice that Overland Park and Olathe are both technically suburbs of Kansas City? Also Kansas City is split by a border so the numbers aren't so accurate.
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level 32
Apr 12, 2019
What's even better is that Overland Park is bigger than Kansas City, KS.
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level 68
Jun 19, 2018
Essex didn't work for Essex Junction, nor South Haven for Southaven, nor Pearl for Pearl City so I tried others even though I was pretty certain on both of them, kept me from 195 on my first go round.
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level 61
Jul 28, 2018
Vermont's four biggest cities combined have fewer people than Texas's fourth biggest city.
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level 69
Dec 19, 2018
Got Wasila. Thanks, Sarah Palin!
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level 32
Apr 12, 2019
My favorite thing about being from Nebraska is that you get lots of obscure ones that no one else does. Brookings, SD is a piece of cake for me.
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level 53
May 9, 2019
Cities would be better for quiz title than city
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level ∞
May 24, 2019
Good point. Changed the title accordingly.
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level 60
May 10, 2019
Can someone explain where Washington DC is? Does that have some kind of special status over there in the US of A? Pardon my ignorance in advance.
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level 46
May 15, 2019
Washington DC is technically not in any state. It's a separate district which is located in Maryland but not technically part of Maryland. That may not be the official definition but think of it that way.