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Biggest U.S. Cities by Letter - P

Name the most populous U.S. cities that start with the letter P.
Cities proper, not metro areas. Not counting the unincorporated community of Paradise
2018 U.S. census estimates
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First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
Last updatedMay 27, 2019
Times taken31,715
Rating3.36
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State
Hint
City
1,660,272
Arizona
Record high:
122 °F
Phoenix
1,584,138
Pennsylvania
Rocky Balboa
Philadelphia
653,115
Oregon
Willamette River
Portland
301,048
Pennsylvania
Steel
Pittsburgh
288,061
Texas
Dallas suburb
Plano
195,248
Florida
Initials P.S.L.
Port St. Lucie
179,335
Rhode Island
Biggest in state
Providence
172,374
Florida
Miami suburb
Pembroke
Pines
172,259
Arizona
Named after
Illinois city
Peoria
156,667
California
Antelope Valley
Palmdale
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State
Hint
City
153,219
Texas
Named after
California city
Pasadena
152,361
California
Claremont neighbor
Pomona
145,627
New Jersey
Rubin Carter
Paterson
141,371
California
Rose Bowl
Pasadena
122,149
Texas
"Fruity" Houston
suburb
Pearland
116,702
Utah
BYU
Provo
114,194
Florida
Eastern shore
Palm Bay
106,105
Florida
Miami suburb
Pompano
Beach
111,750
Colorado
Spanish for "village"
Pueblo
111,388
Illinois
"Will it play in ..."?
Peoria
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level 83
Jun 1, 2012
Please stop accepting Pittsburgh without the 'h' at the end. In every quiz, the next thing I type after Pittsburgh is always misspelled with an extra h at the beginning.
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level 27
Jun 1, 2012
I second this!
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level ∞
Jun 1, 2012
I'd love to but then I'd have to deal with even more comments saying "I typed Pittsburg" and it didn't work!
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level 83
Jun 2, 2012
The way to deal with people saying "I typed Pittsburg and it didn't work" is to say, "That's because you misspelled Pittsburgh."
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level 15
Jun 4, 2012
Quizmaster accepts a TON of misspellings, why should they eliminate this one?
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level 72
May 25, 2015
How about a user poll? Could be an interesting result! As for Pittsburgh, has anyone anywhere ever spelt it without the "h"?
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level 83
Jun 12, 2015
You could also add an acceptable spelling of 'hplano' and 'hprovidence.' Seems like that'd catch a lot of the issues of people spelling it right.
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level 73
Jun 23, 2015
Jerry, there is Pittsburg Alabama, Pittsburg Arkansas, Pittsburg California, Pittsburg Colorado, Pittsburg Florida, Pittsburg Georgia, Pittsburg Landing Idaho, Pittsburg Illinois, Pittsburg Indiana, Pittsburg Iowa, Pittsburg Kansas, Pittsburg Kentucky, Pittsburg Michigan, Pittsburg Mississippi, Pittsburg Missouri, Pittsburg Nebraska, Pittsburg Nevada, Pittsburg New Hampshire, Pittsburg New Mexico, Pittsburg North Carolina, Pittsburg Oklahoma, Pittsburg Oregon, West Pittsburg Pennsylvania, Pittsburg South Carolina, Pittsburg Landing Tennessee, South Pittsburg Tennessee, Pittsburg Texas, and Pittsburg Utah. Also, as a side note, Pittsburgh was actually spelled Pittsburg until 1911.
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level 77
Aug 1, 2015
plattitude: today, I typed hphoenix ^^.
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level 75
Aug 23, 2015
I'll vote for requiring the addition of the "h" to Pittsburgh if everyone here will agree to pronounce the last syllable the same as in Edinburgh.
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level 30
Aug 25, 2015
LOL the things people complain about! I see a lot of posts for requests to accept certain spellings. I think this is the first one I've seen asking to reject one.
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level 58
Sep 22, 2015
After you type in Pittsburg you should see that Pittsburgh comes up. Either you guys get paranoid over such small details, have OCD, or should probably learn how to type without looking at your keyboard. Trust me, it's not too hard. @Jerry928 . A poll sounds like a nice idea, but, can't you see, everyone's gonna choose the Pittsburgh option, with an H. @Quizmaster . Has anyone ever mentioned that to you? I'm not sure why anyone would type in Pittsburg, anyway. @buck1017 . Even if the spelling was Pittsburg until 1911, no one should be spelling it that way. Why would there even be an 104 year old (no, older, cause you have to add the number of years it took them to find JetPunk!) playing this site? Seriously, that's just unrealistic. Also, none of those towns/cities you've mentioned even qualify, and are totally unrelated to the subject. Do the spellings of many towns/cities in other states have to impact the way that Pennsylvania spells their Pittsburgh? No.
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level 54
Oct 25, 2015
^Also have to factor in when computers where even invented
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level 64
Feb 8, 2016
Just a correction to the point about Pittsburgh being spelled without the 'H' until 1911: The city was founded as Pittsburgh, and remained spelt that way until in 1890 when the US Board on Geographic Names decided to remove the 'H' from all cities ending in -burgh. So, yes, it spent 21 years misspelled, but it had an 'H' at the end from the beginning.
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level ∞
May 27, 2019
New policy: 2019. We will now require the H in Pittsburgh. Let the new complaints begin!
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level 71
Jun 10, 2019
I typed Pittsburg and it didn't work! :-)
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level 72
Jul 16, 2019
Thanks Quizmaster!
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level 52
Mar 9, 2013
what about panama city florida
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level 39
Jun 18, 2013
what about look it up
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level 54
Apr 17, 2014
Would still be too small to get onto this list if it doubled its size.
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level 36
May 1, 2018
I wish, since I live in PCB, its only 38,000 so it would take a very long list for it to be on here.
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level 83
Aug 21, 2014
Sigh. Confused again when the quiz did not take "hplano". (see above)
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level 68
Apr 14, 2015
Palo Alto, CA?
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level 78
Jun 1, 2015
Only about 65,000 people. But it is annoying as a city the size of Philadelphia.
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level 71
May 18, 2016
No city of any size could be as annoying as Philadelphia.
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level 39
Jun 15, 2015
I go to BYU and I am so glad that they put that as the hint for Provo
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level 58
Aug 23, 2015
I'll accept requiring the H in Pittsburgh, but I also want the required second N in Tallinn. ;)
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level 68
Aug 24, 2015
or the second "a" in Sanaa
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level 69
Sep 26, 2016
Or the h in Riyadh.
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level 76
Sep 5, 2015
Interesting the two cites here named after other cities are both larger than their namesake.
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level 75
Nov 18, 2015
And I'd never heard of either one of them even though we had children living in Arizona and Texas and visited them quite often. Suburbs often bring me down on these quizzes.
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level 55
Jun 20, 2017
The TX Pasadena is actually older than the CA Pasadena, and is the home to booming industry. No wonder it's bigger.
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level ∞
May 27, 2019
The California city is older.
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level 47
Mar 12, 2016
I'm surprised that Pensacola isn't on this list
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level 28
Apr 19, 2016
As a person from Plano, and a lover of Dr. Pepper, I know for a fact that the soda has nothing to do with my city. Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco, Dr. Pepper "Dublin" was invented in Dublin, TX, and the Dr. Pepper museum is also in Waco.
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level 58
Jul 17, 2016
I second that. As a Texan that had to sit through a semester of Texas HIstory class, I know for a fact Dr. Pepper mostly has to do with Dublin, not Plano.
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level 55
Jun 20, 2017
What they said.^^
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level 69
Oct 4, 2017
Dr Pepper is bottled in Plano
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level ∞
May 27, 2019
Plano is one of the two headquarters of Keurig Dr Pepper.
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level 66
May 27, 2019
So that's technically true, but I'm now the fourth Texan telling you no one knows that. What value is the clue if it doesn't mean anything even to native Texans? Dallas suburb would be better, or, god even "the rain in Spaino falls on the ____."
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level ∞
May 27, 2019
Okay, if you want "Dallas suburb", you got it.
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level ∞
May 27, 2019
Here's another fun fact about Plano. Of all the cities in the U.S. with a population above 250,000 it has the second highest rate of adults with college degrees.
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level 38
May 17, 2018
Too hard rip :(
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level 78
Jul 19, 2019
Just my $.02 - I don't like the hints. I think knowing the first letter and having the state given is enough. The hints either completely give it away, or aren't helpful. I vote do away with them for all similar quizzes. Like if you agree...
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level 76
Aug 11, 2019
I got 18 which I thought was really good (no idea where I pulled Pembroke Pines from, must have seen it when I was in Miami or when I took this quiz before), still only worth 4 points though. Tough quiz.