Biggest U.S. Cities by Letter - N

Name the most populous cities in the United States that start with the letter N.
Cities proper, not metro areas
2018 U.S. census estimates
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Last updated: May 26, 2019
First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
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State
Hint
City
8,398,748
New York
"The Big Apple"
New York City
669,053
Tennessee
Country music
Nashville
391,006
Louisiana
"The Big Easy"
New Orleans
282,090
New Jersey
Cory Booker
Newark
245,949
Nevada
Vegas suburb
North Las
Vegas
244,076
Virginia
U.S. Navy Base
Norfolk
178,626
Virginia
Initials N.N.
Newport News
148,304
Illinois
Chicago suburb
Naperville
123,471
Oklahoma
University of
Oklahoma
Norman
130,418
Connecticut
Yale University
New Haven
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State
Hint
City
113,237
S. Carolina
Charleston
suburb
North
Charleston
105,120
California
L.A. suburb
Norwalk
96,252
Idaho
Boise suburb
Nampa
95,315
Mass.
Whaling
New Bedford
89,246
N. Hampshire
Dunder Mifflin
Branch
Nashua
89,047
Connecticut
Xerox HQ
Norwalk
88,904
Mass.
Boston suburb
Newton
85,326
California
Banana stand
Newport
Beach
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Level 55
May 18, 2012
My hometown of Nampa made the list! Norfolk, not Norfork duh, :(

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Level 59
Aug 16, 2015
Lived in next town to Norwalk, CT for 3 years in the 1980s, and knew nothing about oysters or Oyster Festival there.
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Level 36
Jan 1, 2019
Same here. I was surprised that Norwalk made the list and major cities like Newport RI didn't. I never thought that Norwalk, which is barely considered a city (don't cities need at least 100,000 people?) would be on this list. That just shows that the US barely has any big cities starting with N.
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Level ∞
May 26, 2019
What, you didn't attend the National Oyster Festival? In any case, changed the clue to Xerox HQ.
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2015
Pays to live on the South Coast. I'm one of the 7% that got New Bedford.
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Level 67
Aug 16, 2015
Please enlighten us, what does the south coast have anything to do with Massachusetts?
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Level 79
Aug 16, 2015
I'm going to take a wild guess and say that New Bedford is on the south coast of Massachusetts.
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Level 62
Oct 31, 2017
You bet it is!
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Level 42
Apr 28, 2018
it's really called the 'South Shoah' and Gloucester is better known for whaling nowadays (whale watches, that is; nobody does whaling anymore except the Inuit); but on the other hand, New Bedford is better known for starting with 'n'
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Level 71
May 27, 2019
South Shore is between Boston and Cape Cod. South Coast is between Providence and Cape Cod.
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Level 72
Apr 28, 2018
Had a roommate from New Bedford in college. But I knew it from reading Moby Dick.
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Level 57
Sep 12, 2019
I'll always know it as New Bedfahd.
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Level 55
Mar 20, 2019
I got it thanks to Moby Dick.
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Level 80
May 27, 2019
I pulled New Bedford out of some recess of my memory, no idea how or where it came from. At first I was thinking that was the city assigned to some random superhero for protection during the pilot of the Tick cartoon but then I remembered that's actually New Rochelle.
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Level 50
Aug 9, 2016
I live in Newport News. Can't believe how high it ranks on the list!
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Level 69
Feb 24, 2017
Blinking tough quiz for those of us who don't live in the states.
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Level 79
May 4, 2017
Blinkin' tough for some of us who do. :)
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Level 41
Jul 14, 2017
Im from manchester NH, so I easily got nashua, beautiful place
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Level 62
Oct 15, 2017
It is a nice city!
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Level 74
Jul 20, 2017
Well, Ishmael, I was so sure the whaling place in MA had to be Nantucket, but alas...
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Level 62
Sep 12, 2017
I feel so bad for Nashua that their biggest claim to fame is that they had a fictional branch that was a minor detail in the background of a television show.
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Level 58
Jun 10, 2018
I could have sworn I had the Massachusetts "Whaling" one when typing Nantucket...
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Level 80
May 27, 2019
There once was a man from Nantucket, but he didn't have enough neighbors to show up on this list.
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Level 68
Sep 12, 2019
North Haverbrook probably would have made the list before the disaster.
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Level 85
Sep 12, 2019
What disaster?
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Level 68
Sep 12, 2019
The monorail collapse
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Level 74
Sep 12, 2019
Limitless paper in a paperless world.
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Level 72
Apr 16, 2020
I seriously hate the city planners of Las Vegas and Charleston now...
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Level 54
May 20, 2020
You have Norman above New Haven even though your numbers say New Haven has more people