Take another quiz >

Biggest U.S. Cities by Letter - P

Name the biggest U.S. cities that start with the letter P.
Cities proper, not metro areas. Not counting the unincorporated community of Paradise
2014 U.S. census estimates
Last updated: May 22, 2015
Rate:
4:00
Enter city here:
0
 / 18 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers
The average score is
Your high score is
Your best time is remaining
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Pop
State
Hint
City
1,560,297
Pennsylvania
Rocky Balboa
Philadelphia
1,537,058
Arizona
Valley of the Sun
Phoenix
619,360
Oregon
Willamette River
Portland
305,412
Pennsylvania
Steel
Pittsburgh
278,480
Texas
Dr Pepper
Plano
179,154
Rhode Island
Brown University
Providence
174,110
Florida
PSL
Port St. Lucie
166,934
Arizona
Named after
Illinois City
Peoria
164,626
Florida
Miami Suburb
Pembroke
Pines
Pop
State
Hint
City
158,279
California
Antelope Valley
Palmdale
153,887
Texas
Named after
California City
Pasadena
153,350
California
Claremont Neighbor
Pomona
146,753
New Jersey
Rubin Carter
Paterson
140,881
California
Rose Bowl
Pasadena
115,828
Illinois
Will It Play Here?
Peoria
114,801
Utah
BYU
Provo
108,423
Colorado
Front Range
Pueblo
106,105
Florida
Miami Suburb
Pompano
Beach
+4
level 81
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.
+1
level 27
Jun 1, 2012
I second this!
+1
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!
+1
level 81
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."
+1
level 15
Jun 4, 2012
Quizmaster accepts a TON of misspellings, why should they eliminate this one?
+1
level 71
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"?
+1
level 82
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.
+1
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.
+1
level 77
Aug 1, 2015
plattitude: today, I typed hphoenix ^^.
+1
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.
+1
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.
+2
level 57
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.
+1
level 53
Oct 25, 2015
^Also have to factor in when computers where even invented
+2
level 63
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.
+1
level 52
Mar 9, 2013
what about panama city florida
+1
level 41
Jun 18, 2013
what about look it up
+1
level 55
Apr 17, 2014
Would still be too small to get onto this list if it doubled its size.
+1
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.
+1
level 81
Aug 21, 2014
Sigh. Confused again when the quiz did not take "hplano". (see above)
+1
level 68
Apr 14, 2015
Palo Alto, CA?
+1
level 78
Jun 1, 2015
Only about 65,000 people. But it is annoying as a city the size of Philadelphia.
+1
level 70
May 18, 2016
No city of any size could be as annoying as Philadelphia.
+1
level 39
Jun 15, 2015
I go to BYU and I am so glad that they put that as the hint for Provo
+2
level 58
Aug 23, 2015
I'll accept requiring the H in Pittsburgh, but I also want the required second N in Tallinn. ;)
+1
level 68
Aug 24, 2015
or the second "a" in Sanaa
+1
level 68
Sep 26, 2016
Or the h in Riyadh.
+1
level 75
Sep 5, 2015
Interesting the two cites here named after other cities are both larger than their namesake.
+1
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.
+1
level 54
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.
+1
level 45
Mar 12, 2016
I'm surprised that Pensacola isn't on this list
+2
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.
+1
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.
+1
level 54
Jun 20, 2017
What they said.^^
+1
level 68
Oct 4, 2017
Dr Pepper is bottled in Plano
+2
level 16
Feb 18, 2018
I disagree with Pembroke Pines and Pompano Beach being categorized as suburbs of Miami. People who only know them by reading Wikipedia would think this but anyone from South Florida would never categorize them that way. Maybe the clue should be "West of Ft. Lauderdale" and "North of Ft. Lauderdale"
+1
level 75
Mar 26, 2018
I was very surprised to see Pompano in relation to Miami. Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood are in between, and as you mentioned Fort Lauderdale could easily have been utilized for a more accurate clue. Of course my surprise may have been from me trying multiple "P" locations withing Miami proper to no avail. Living in Palmetto Bay, next to Pinecrest, one might become confused :P
+1
level 38
May 17, 2018
Too hard rip :(
More Quizzes in this Series
Similar Quizzes by Tag