Biggest U.S. Cities by Letter - S

Name the most populous cities in the United States that start with the letter S.
Cities proper, not metro areas. Not including unincorporated places
2018 U.S. census estimates
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Last updated: December 8, 2019
First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
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State
Hint
City
1,532,233
Texas
The Alamo
San Antonio
1,425,976
California
"Stay classy"
San Diego
1,030,119
California
Silicon Valley
San Jose
883,305
California
Cable cars
San Francisco
744,955
Washington
Starbucks
Seattle
508,529
California
State capital
Sacramento
332,725
California
Orange County
Santa Ana
320,967
Puerto Rico
San Juan
311,178
California
San Joaquin
Valley
Stockton
307,695
Minnesota
Twin City
St. Paul
302,838
Missouri
Gateway Arch
St. Louis
Pop
State
Hint
City
265,098
Florida
Tampa Bay
St. Petersburg
255,310
Arizona
Phoenix suburb
Scottsdale
219,190
Washington
Gonzaga
Spokane
215,941
California
Inland Empire
San Bernardino
210,089
California
Six Flags
Santa Clarita
200,591
Utah
Tabernacle
Salt Lake City
188,987
Louisiana
Riverboat Casino
Shreveport
181,883
S. Dakota
Biggest in state
Sioux Falls
177,586
California
Sonoma County
Santa Rosa
173,442
Oregon
State capital
Salem
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Level 45
May 1, 2014
i've lived in two of these and been to six and i did ok
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Level 83
Jun 8, 2015
Six Flags is in Valencia, not Santa Clarita.
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Level 50
Sep 14, 2015
That threw me, too
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Level 57
Jul 17, 2016
Santa Clarita is the official name of the city. Valencia is one of 4 communities within Santa Clarita (Valencia, Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country).
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Level 30
Oct 4, 2016
i was in a hotel once in santa clarita and could see the six flags out the window and my aunt and uncle live in valencia. so yes the six flags is in santa clarita.
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Level 88
Jun 12, 2015
Too religious. Seriously, 60% of the answers! How can we claim a separation of church and state when so many of our cities' names blatantly promote christian ideals?
< /sarcasm >
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Level 50
Aug 30, 2020
Did you count Salem? I thought that came from (Jeru)- which would make it overt religious propaganda too :p
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Level 63
Sep 19, 2015
Six Flags is in Valencia, California. Not Santa Clarita.
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Level 57
Jul 17, 2016
It's in Santa Clarita. Valencia:Santa Clarita is the same as Brooklyn:New York City. Santa Clarita is the official name of the city - it's a combination of four places: Valencia, Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country.
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Level 54
Jan 11, 2016
Clue for Salt Lake City should be "Olympics".
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Level 65
May 8, 2017
What about san juan?
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Level 80
May 26, 2018
shhh. Quizmaster's father was killed by some Puerto Rican guy.
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Level 72
May 27, 2019
It's there now, as a given. But really we should have to guess it. Shame on us if we can't remember Puerto Rico.
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2017
Love the clue "Stay classy"
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Level 61
Dec 17, 2017
I got San Bernadino from the Frank Zappa song("Oh Bobby! I'm really sorry you've got a head like potato.") and Sioux Falls from watching the second season of Fargo.
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Level 40
Dec 31, 2018
lets go I have autocorrect when I spell wrong. HAH!
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Level 80
Sep 19, 2019
Missed Shreveport. Got the Phoenix suburb thanks to South Park, the goth kids named it as the worst place on Earth I think.
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Level 37
Oct 9, 2019
You could change the name of the test to "names of saints in Spanish"
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Level 55
Oct 11, 2019
Very surprised by San Diego, I didn't know just how big it's city proper was.
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Level 38
May 20, 2020
san diego is second biggest city in CA