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Highest Cities in the USA

Name the cities in the United States with a metro population of at least 100,000 and an elevation above 2,000 ft.
2013 Census estimates - MSA area
Last updated: July 12, 2017
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Elevation
Population
City
7260 ft.
148,651
Santa Fe
6910 ft.
140,908
Flagstaff
6035 ft.
712,327
Colorado Springs
5395 ft.
115,079
Farmington, NM
5368 ft.
225,562
Prescott, AZ
5340 ft.
322,226
Boulder
5312 ft.
909,906
Albuquerque
5280 ft.
2,853,077
Denver
5003 ft.
339,993
Fort Collins
4705 ft.
142,572
Idaho Falls
4692 ft.
165,123
Pueblo, CO
4658 ft.
294,932
Greeley
4593 ft.
150,083
Grand Junction, CO
4551 ft.
603,309
Provo
4534 ft.
136,159
Logan, UT
4505 ft.
457,667
Reno
4300 ft.
654,417
Ogden, UT
4226 ft.
1,186,187
Salt Lake City
Elevation
Population
City
4000 ft.
214,207
Las Cruces
3740 ft.
841,971
El Paso
3623 ft.
181,307
Bend
3605 ft.
263,342
Amarillo
3209 ft.
116,130
Missoula
3202 ft.
314,840
Lubbock
3202 ft.
145,661
Rapid City
3123 ft.
169,728
Billings
2900 ft.
157,462
Odessa, TX
2860 ft.
160,245
St. George, UT
2782 ft.
168,288
Midland, TX
2730 ft.
691,423
Boise
2389 ft.
1,016,206
Tucson
2188 ft.
154,311
Coeur d'Alene
2134 ft.
452,319
Asheville
2080 ft.
182,876
Blacksburg, VA
2001 ft.
2,155,664
Las Vegas
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level 33
Jan 9, 2012
This is tough--and Blacksburg, VA (VA Tech!) is a real surprise!
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level 17
Sep 2, 2012
which Bend are you talking about?
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level 63
Apr 13, 2013
I live in Prescott, AZ. Population is only 39,984 - Jul 2011 Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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level 74
Aug 6, 2013
"metro area"
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level 63
Dec 28, 2013
There are about 40,000 people in the city of Prescott and about 40,000 in Prescott Valley, the two largest cities in the "metro area." Chino Valley, the third largest city in the area has 11,000 people. I'd like to know where the other 100,000 people live.
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level 80
Apr 11, 2014
@jma - the cutoff for the quiz is 100,000 people. Even using your numbers, that only leaves 9,000 people unaccounted for, most of whom live in the unincorporated county areas. Total population of the metro area (as of 2010) was just over 103K.
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level 71
Nov 22, 2016
The quiz says there are over 200,000 people in the metro area.
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level 63
Oct 9, 2014
I'm questioning the population given in this quiz. It states that Prescott, AZ has a population of 215,133 and that is a lot more than 100,00. I'm not arguing that the "metro area" is close to 100,000.
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level ∞
Jul 12, 2017
The census bureau is reporting fake populations. The people demand the truth!
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level 34
Jul 22, 2013
I can't believe i forgot Asheville -_-
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level 68
Nov 14, 2013
Really cool quiz. Definitely makes you think.
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level 27
May 13, 2014
Only 40% of people know Santa Fe is the highest city in the US? Must be because most people think New Mexico is a foreign country. ;-)
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level 63
Dec 7, 2017
I lived in Las Vegas, New Mexico and I never knew Santa Fe was the highest city. I bet most people don't know that Las Vegas, New Mexico is the original Las Vegas (if they've even heard of Las Vegas, New Mexico).
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level 73
May 28, 2014
Thanks to recent legislation, Denver makes this list no matter what definition of "highest" you choose to use.
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level 73
Oct 9, 2014
I got Flagstaff, but had no idea it was up that high.
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level 74
Oct 9, 2014
Ft. Wayne, Ft. Myers, Ft. Apache...Collins just would not come to me, and we just drove through there a few weeks ago. I think mice are chewing holes in my brain when I'm asleep.
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level 73
Oct 9, 2014
"It's no surprise that many of these cities are in Colorado"- is that a remark on the legal status of marijuana in the state?
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level 68
Mar 24, 2015
Way to ruin the joke...
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level 58
Jan 6, 2015
I got all the ones I've heard of including Bend. Very tough!
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level 69
Oct 26, 2016
I loathe the day when there actually are 200K+ people in Greeley, CO. There are too many now. GET OUT OF COLORADO.
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level 69
Nov 11, 2016
Well, it's "metro area", so who knows what all is being counted? What I am really trying to figure out though, is how Boulder even supposedly *has* a "metro area". Broomfield is its own county, so that can't count. No way could you include Longmont. All I can imagine is Louisville, Lafayette, Ned, Niwot, Jamestown, and Lyons, and there's no way those TRIPLE the population. I'm guessing that the whole 36 corridor is being included in BOTH Denver's *and* Boulder's count. In fact, Boulder itself is usually included as part of metro Denver, much to the eternal chagrin of us Boulderites.
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level ∞
Jul 12, 2017
Closer to 300k in the Greeley metro now.
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level 55
Mar 20, 2017
spokane?
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level ∞
Jul 12, 2017
1,843 ft
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level 22
Jun 10, 2017
i got colorado springs and denver. that is it.
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level 63
Dec 7, 2017
pretty difficult for a non american. I only manage to get 10 (not too bad for a French) , which were obviously the biggest ones...
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level 73
Dec 7, 2017
Didn't know there were that many people in Blacksburg
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level 57
Jun 26, 2018
US "metropolitan areas" just gobble up numerous whole counties, which have wildly varying sizes, not an accurate gauge of metropolitan population for smaller cities at all.
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level 29
Dec 7, 2017
12 right and I get 4 points this is very weird
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level 57
Jun 26, 2018
I only got 29 of 35 before I ran out of time and beat 99.2% of people? That's a peculiar statistic.