First U.S. Cities to Reach 100,000 People

Name the cities in the United States that were the first to reach a population of one hundred thousand.
One of these cities no longer exists
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Last updated: September 6, 2017
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Year
City
1819
New York City
1839
Baltimore
1840
New Orleans
1842
Boston
1843
Philadelphia
1848
Cincinnati
1851
Brooklyn
Year
City
1853
St. Louis
1859
Chicago
1865
San Francisco
1866
Buffalo
1869
Newark
1869
Washington D.C.
1870
Louisville
Year
City
1872
Cleveland
1872
Pittsburgh
1875
Jersey City
1877
Milwaukee
1878
Detroit
1879
Providence
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Level 89
Sep 6, 2017
Well, Brooklyn still exists, it's just no long a separate city on its own.
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Level 30
Apr 1, 2018
In this case, it's a subdivision of NYC, so technically it doesn't exist.
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Level 64
Sep 16, 2017
Missed Newark and Jersey City (didn't even think of NJ, duh). Good quiz.
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Level 74
Dec 19, 2017
Damn. Only missed Jersey City and (somehow) New Orleans.
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Level 32
Mar 27, 2018
Can't believe I forgot Brooklyn was once a city. Also missed the New Jersey ones, Milwaukee, and Providence (which I knew was old, but it's not that big today).
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Level 64
Mar 27, 2018
It's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
+14
Level 82
Mar 27, 2018
WE'RE NOT WORTHY!!!
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Level 57
Mar 27, 2018
does this guy know how to party or what?
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Level 82
Aug 13, 2018
School's out for summer.
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Level 74
Feb 22, 2020
I was not aware of that. Garth, were you aware of that?
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Level 67
Aug 29, 2020
You can get clothing that says 'Milwaukee' along with 'The Good Land' on it. It all comes together...
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Level 80
Mar 27, 2018
Got them all except Louisville. I remembered Brooklyn showing up on the biggest American cities by decade quiz.
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2018
Same thing! Wouldn't have gotten Brooklyn except for that decades quiz. And Louisville....never saw that one coming.
+1
Level 79
Mar 27, 2018
Got Jersey City but forgot Newark.
+3
Level 68
Mar 27, 2018
Forgot Brooklyn and I live there.
+11
Level 82
Aug 13, 2018
I forgot New York City and I'm taking the quiz from the zeppelin mast on the Empire State Building in a gorilla suit.
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Level 56
Jun 12, 2020
Never knew Brooklyn was a city of its own at one point. You learn something new every day
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Level 45
Jun 12, 2020
Surprisingly I got Providence,

But Not Cincinatti or New Orleans

As well as Jersey City & Newark

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Level 55
Jun 12, 2020
Could accept "Jersey" for Jersey City. I thought of Jersey, but gave up when jersey didn't give it. If I'm typing jersey it's pretty clear I mean jersey city.
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Level 79
Jun 13, 2020
How can you tell when the person you are talking to is from New Jers...ANSWER ME!!! :-P

(we're not all rude & obnoxious....just don't drive slowly in the fast lane!)