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U.S. City Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz

For each category, name the biggest U.S. cities.
Not counting Puerto Rico
2016 census estimates
Last updated: November 04, 2018
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Starts with "New"
8,537,673
New York City
391,495
New Orleans
 
 
Starts with "San"
1,492,510
San Antonio
1,406,630
San Diego
1,025,350
San Jose
870,887
San Francisco
 
 
Starts with "Saint"
311,404
Saint Louis
302,398
Saint Paul
260,999
Saint Petersburg
Starts with "Las" or "Los"
3,976,322
Los Angeles
632,912
Las Vegas
101,759
Las Cruces
 
 
Starts with "Fort"
854,113
Fort Worth
264,488
Fort Wayne
178,752
Fort Lauderdale
 
 
Starts with "Grand"
196,445
Grand Rapids
 
 
Starts with "South"
101,735
South Bend
Ends with "Burgh"
303,625
Pittsburgh
 
 
Ends with "Ville"
880,619
Jacksonville
660,388
Nashville
 
 
Ends with "Polis"
855,164
Indianapolis
413,651
Minneapolis
Ends with "Springs"
465,101
Colorado Springs
 
 
Ends with "Beach"
470,130
Long Beach
452,602
Virginia Beach
 
 
Ends with "Land"
639,863
Portland
420,005
Oakland
385,809
Cleveland
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level 45
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 60
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 57
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 42
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 59
Sep 24, 2014
Uhm.. *cough* .. Louisville?
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level 77
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 68
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 34
Jan 18, 2019
i tried that like 5 times.
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level 51
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 77
Oct 2, 2017
Well then we'd have two different places for New York City to show up in.
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level 58
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 77
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 75
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 41
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 70
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 70
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 80
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 53
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 75
Dec 7, 2015
I know, I missed Oakland and I live in Oakland. :(
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level 67
Oct 2, 2017
I live in Long Beach. And missed it.
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level 75
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 54
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 50
Oct 2, 2017
Got 71%. Not bad for an Austrian who's hardly ever touched American soil...
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level 61
Oct 2, 2017
What about Annapolis @Quizmaster? It ends in "polis".
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level 75
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 71
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 43
Oct 2, 2017
Add Louisville and New Haven? Would be great, thanks!
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level 63
Oct 2, 2017
3 towns form Indiana!!!
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level 58
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 65
Oct 4, 2017
Only got half, but OK for a Brit I guess!
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level 63
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 63
Oct 4, 2017
Never mind. Found it.
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level 53
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 64
Jul 17, 2018
Pretty sneaky with the Nashville / Louisville cutoff mark.