U.S. City Prefixes and Suffixes

Can you name the most populous U.S. cities whose names start or end with these prefixes and suffixes?
2019 census estimates
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Last updated: June 3, 2020
First submittedAugust 1, 2011
Times taken33,043
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Starts with "New"
8,336,817
New York City
390,144
New Orleans
 
 
Starts with "San"
1,547,253
San Antonio
1,423,851
San Diego
1,021,795
San Jose
881,549
San Francisco
 
 
Starts with "Saint"
308,096
Saint Paul
300,576
Saint Louis
265,351
Saint Petersburg
Starts with "Las" or "Los"
3,979,576
Los Angeles
651,319
Las Vegas
103,432
Las Cruces
 
 
Starts with "Fort"
909,585
Fort Worth
270,402
Fort Wayne
182,437
Fort Lauderdale
 
 
Starts with "Grand"
201,013
Grand Rapids
 
 
Starts with "South"
102,026
South Bend
Ends with "Burgh"
300,286
Pittsburgh
 
 
Ends with "Ville"
911,507
Jacksonville
670,820
Nashville
 
 
Ends with "Falls"
183,793
Sioux Falls
104,683
Wichita Falls
 
 
Ends with "Polis"
876,384
Indianapolis
429,606
Minneapolis
Ends with "Springs"
478,221
Colorado Springs
 
 
Ends with "Beach"
462,628
Long Beach
449,974
Virginia Beach
199,223
Huntington Beach
 
 
Ends with "Land"
654,741
Portland
433,031
Oakland
381,009
Cleveland
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Level 46
Aug 2, 2011
Eh... I didn't do so well. Only got seven. not bad for an Aussie I suppose.
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Level 66
Oct 5, 2017
I got 26 and I'm Danish...
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Level 36
Feb 5, 2018
I got -12 and I am from the Marianas Trench, sooo...
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Level 37
May 20, 2020
I did great for my land. I got 45b2/28 and I am from Mars
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Level 62
Jun 6, 2020
I am a robot and I got 10010
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Level 62
Oct 7, 2017
I am from Austria and I got 24
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Level 16
Aug 4, 2011
51%! Forgot San Diego, though.
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Level 44
Jan 17, 2012
Also an Aussie, got 9
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Level 41
Mar 16, 2012
That was hard, but I liked it. That's what she said.
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Level 21
Apr 13, 2012
Only got 10... I am British though.
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Level 38
Jul 27, 2014
Missed New Haven. My hometown...
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Level 59
Aug 20, 2014
Great one! Can you dream up another similar?
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Level 44
Sep 24, 2014
This works the brain muscles you don't usually use. Well done.
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Level 76
May 14, 2015
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Level 58
Sep 24, 2014
Uhm.. *cough* .. Louisville?
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Level 80
Sep 24, 2014
The wikipedia page says 609k... so not "much" smaller than Nashville. Maybe the category could be extended to three cities ? It would seem logical to put Louisville in there.
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Level 79
Apr 23, 2015
I concur with Louisville. It's the 28th largest city in the US, and it is much larger than many of the other cities you have arbitrarily chosen to include on this list with no legitimate justification for excluding others. I would sooner agree with Wikipedia and the state's own government than to acquiesce to one individual's whimsy.
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Level ∞
Jun 2, 2017
If I included Louisville, then typing "Louis" would give you two answers. And even though the city proper population of Louisville is larger than Saint Louis, the "city" of Louisville incorporates an entire county. If Saint Louis were to incorporate a similar area its population would be in the millions easily.
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Level 75
Jun 3, 2020
But surely you can't just exclude it on that basis - the rules state the most populous cities meeting that criterion, not the most populous cities that aren't type-ins for other answers? It distracts from the quiz - rather than concentrating on other answers, one is baffled at how one must have mistyped, etc.
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Level 69
Jun 16, 2020
@QM: Just like Congo gets us two countries? Not the end of the world, right? Maybe Newark would be a nice addition to the New category :)
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Level 71
Mar 11, 2018
In response to Quizmaster 1. It wouldn't be the first quiz on JetPunk where typing a word gives you more than one answer. I think a few quiz takers like getting the "free" bonus. 2. The number for Nashville you have taken from the census uses a similar geographical grouping. The figure for Louisville from your quoted source is 616,261 - close to Nashville and more than some of the cities on your list. For consistency with the premise of your quiz, I would respectfully request the inclusion of Louisville.
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2020
And typing "Los" for Los Angeles gives you St. Louis anyway.
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Level 34
Jan 18, 2019
i tried that like 5 times.
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Level 50
Sep 24, 2014
Wow that was frustrating to see the ones I missed
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Level 49
Sep 24, 2014
I'm surprised that there wasn't an "Ends with 'City'" category.
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2017
Well then we'd have two different places for New York City to show up in.
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Level 64
Oct 3, 2017
Actually, it's only called "New York City" to differentiate it from New York State (in the same way that people sometimes refer to "Washington State" to indicate the state and not our nation's capital). The name of the city is just "New York," so it would not fall into a category of "places ending in 'City.'"
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Level 82
Jun 5, 2020
Somehow I both understand and don't understand your reasoning.
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Level 80
Sep 24, 2014
Not very difficult, but I never could have found South Bend. I don't mind about a few little-known cities but why propose a category where there are no well-known cites? "South" doesn't seem to be very relevant to me...
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Level 68
Sep 24, 2014
Not "little-known" to anyone who has ever heard of U of Notre Dame!
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Level 78
Oct 4, 2017
Imagine forgetting the city with the most well-known Catholic university and one of the most well-known college soccer/football teams in your country, and you'll understand why I was mad at self for forgetting South Bend. (Not to mention the movie Rudy was filmed there - a popular movie about a Notre Dame student who wants to play football.)
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Level 22
Sep 24, 2014
What about Annapolis?
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Level 37
Sep 25, 2014
What about it? There are only 38k people living in Annapolis, no where close to the other 2 apolises on the quiz.
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Level 73
Sep 26, 2014
Totally frustrating once you see the answers...only 21 and completely whiffed on each "land"
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Level 66
Sep 29, 2014
This one was tough, especially to start my day! Love it!!! :D
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Level 42
Oct 6, 2014
Palm Springs?????
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2016
Colorado Springs is much bigger, about 9-10 times bigger.
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Level 33
Oct 8, 2014
how big do the cities actually have to be to make this list?
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Level 36
Oct 11, 2014
All but three! Should Annapolis be there too?
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Level 83
Nov 6, 2014
Argh! I forgot 5 that I really know of. New Orleans makes me want to bash my head in. San Antonio, no way! And Nashville, Minneapolis and Cleveland are very obvious now that I got the answers. Could've gotten the beaches, maybe, but at least "South" and the missing "Las" and "Fort" weren't something I'd even know about.
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Level 52
Nov 20, 2014
Neat quiz
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Level 14
Mar 23, 2015
I live in portland and i forgot it haha
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Level 76
Dec 7, 2015
I know, I missed Oakland and I live in Oakland. :(
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Level 71
Oct 2, 2017
I live in Long Beach. And missed it.
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Level 79
Oct 2, 2017
Couldn't think of any during the quiz but all the "lands" seemed obvious after the reveal.
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Level 59
Oct 2, 2017
California has many other cities that begin with "San" such as San Bernardino, San Bruno, San Leandro, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo and San Rafael. Texas has 10 cities beginning with "San", including San Juan, San Marcos and San Perlita. Arizona and Colorado each have a San Luis and New Mexico has San Felipe Pueblo, San Ysidro and San Miguel.
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Level 55
Oct 2, 2017
Got 71%. Not bad for an Austrian who's hardly ever touched American soil...
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Level 62
Oct 2, 2017
What about Annapolis @Quizmaster? It ends in "polis".
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Level 78
Oct 4, 2017
Looks like the population cutoff was 100,000 - though the quiz doesn't explicitly say that. Annapolis MD is about 40,000.
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Level 73
Oct 2, 2017
Too U.S. centric. (Can't believe it took six years for anyone to make the joke! :) )
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Level 43
Oct 2, 2017
I cannot believe I missed my own home town of Cleveland on the "land" square. SMH... duh! Good Quiz!
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Level 56
Oct 2, 2017
Add Louisville and New Haven? Would be great, thanks!
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Level 67
Oct 2, 2017
3 towns form Indiana!!!
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Level 64
Oct 3, 2017
Got 'em all except Oakland and Fort Lauderdale. Pretty annoyed that I forgot Oakland. I know Fort Lauderdable, but I could have sat here for an hour and come up with it.
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Level 67
Oct 4, 2017
Only got half, but OK for a Brit I guess!
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2017
Where did you get your 2016 census data? I'd like to update US Cities with population > 100K.
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2017
Never mind. Found it.
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Level 55
Jun 17, 2018
I LIVE 20 MILES FROM GRAND RAPIDS!! How did I forget that? All I could think of was Grand Junction, CO.
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Level 82
Jun 3, 2020
Weird... as of today, Cleveland got 37% while Las Cruces got 96%.
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2020
I think it's something to do with the fact it's at the end and the way Cleveland is pronounced. The a doesn't sound the same as when you say land alone. For Las, when you've said that in your head, you've said half the name already. The brain is a weird, wild, wonderful thing.
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Level 24
Jun 5, 2020
Interesting. I really am not very good at this.
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Level 69
Jun 5, 2020
Add Fort Collins for "Fort"? It only has a few thousand people less than Fort Lauderdale.