Hottest U.S. Cities Quiz

Name the warmest cities in the United States, by average yearly temperature.
Average of high and low temperatures, 1981-2010
Cities with a population over 200,000 and that are the main city in their metro area
Not including Puerto Rico
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedSeptember 13, 2010
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Avg. Temp
City
77.7° F
Honolulu
77.2° F
Miami
75.0° F
Phoenix
74.2° F
Laredo
73.4° F
Tampa
72.8° F
Orlando
72.2° F
Corpus Christi
Avg. Temp
City
69.9° F
Houston
69.7° F
New Orleans
69.4° F
Tucson
69.4° F
San Antonio
69.4° F
Las Vegas
69.3° F
Austin
68.6° F
Jacksonville
Avg. Temp
City
68.4° F
Baton Rouge
67.1° F
Dallas
66.8° F
Riverside
65.5° F
Los Angeles
65.2° F
Bakersfield
65.1° F
Montgomery
64.5° F
El Paso
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Level 65
Sep 13, 2010
Good quiz! The real trick is knowing which cities have over 200,000 people. What about Ft Lauderdale and St Petersburg? Are they considered suburbs?
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Level 20
Sep 12, 2012
Yes they are Fort Lauderdale is part of Miami & St. Petersburg is part of Tampa
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Level 79
Apr 28, 2015
Maybe as part of a US Government "statistical area," but that's about it. They are separate incorporated cities, separated by more than 15 miles - in addition to having their own local governments, they have their own airports and other infrastucture, and just as importantly, their own (very different) cultures. Lauderdale didn't make the quiz because it has only about 160,000 people.
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Level ∞
Jul 25, 2016
Go tell the census bureau then.
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Level 58
Jul 30, 2016
I don't know what information from the Census Bureau you are reading, since Miami and Fort Lauderdale are not even on the same county. Miami info would be under Miami Dade County and Ft Lauderdale would be under Broward's
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Level 72
Aug 2, 2016
County boundaries are irrelevant. Otherwise you'd have to consider New York 5 different cities (Manhattan, Queens, Kings, Bronx, and Richmond counties).
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Level 81
Nov 20, 2018
If you pedants want to go by city limits, just guess one city and some suburbs 3 feet away and be done.
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Level 59
Jun 14, 2011
Actually, Puerto Rico is represented in the US Congress, and its citizens (Puerto Ricans are United States citizens) vote in United States national elections.
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Level 80
Feb 3, 2013
Puerto Rico only votes in primaries. Puerto Ricans don't vote for president unless they move to one of the states. Though they are full US citizens so they are free to do so whenever they want to... and if they establish residence somewhere in the states then they can go back to Puerto Rico and vote absentee.
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Level 74
Jun 21, 2014
Just like Washington DC - so if Washington was warm enough would you leave that one out too?
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Level 80
Jul 4, 2019
While both Washington DC and Puerto Rico have a delegate in Congress (not a full representative), residents of the district actually do vote in presidential elections and they can do this without having to establish residence anywhere else. They get 3 electoral votes in the electoral college. Their main political axe to grind is the lack of representation in Congress particularly given that Congress governs Washington DC.
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Level 32
Jan 22, 2013
This is an interesting quiz. It's more of a "where doesn't it get cold" quiz so it favors places where colder winter temperatures don't bring the average down. That's why there are so many mild cities where the temperature is constant but not high, seemingly.

It would be interesting to make another quiz with the cities that have the highest highs.

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Level 44
Aug 15, 2014
It DEFINITELY gets cold in Dallas. And Montgomery.
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Level 35
Jan 18, 2016
I live in Dallas, and winters are COLD. I remember it being 16 degrees there!
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Level 58
Jul 30, 2016
I've lived in Austin, St. Louis, and Kansas City, for at least three years each. Texas winters have got nothing on Kansas City winters. I had to drive to a final exam in a foot of snow and a freaking ice blizzard, and I've walked to class in temperatures so cold I could barely see. Then again, my friends from Minnesota would just laugh, wear a light jacket, and tell me about the six feet of snow they got back home, so I suppose I shouldn't be talking!
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Level 32
Mar 25, 2013
As a BB fan, I hoped to find Albuquerque on this list!
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Level 56
May 1, 2013
I thought it was weird they were always walking around in jackets on that show. Then I went there. It's pretty chilly in the high desert!
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Level 80
May 31, 2013
I was in Albuquerque in January one year and it was damn cold.
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Level 61
Jun 13, 2013
spelt honolulu wrong
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Level 18
Nov 3, 2013
I got Bakersfield and my score was 13/20
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Level 80
Dec 7, 2013
I missed only Bakersfield and Montgomery.
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Level 79
Jul 19, 2014
I thought about Corpus but didn't even try it because I didn't think it was big enough. It was the only one I missed. Face smack.
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Level 57
Jul 30, 2016
Have you been there?
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Level 79
Jul 30, 2016
Drove around it on the way to Port Aransas, but never stayed there.
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2015
How did I miss Orlando?
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Level 46
Aug 17, 2015
Fort Worth? Birmingham? Mobile barely misses the cut.
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Level 21
Sep 23, 2015
This the type of town I could spend a few days in

Miami the city that keeps the roof blazin

[Chorus:]

Party in the city where the heat is on

All night, on the beach till the break of dawn

thank you Will Smith, Miami is is hot for more than one reason...

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Level 48
May 28, 2016
Is subarea counted arizona would have 6 or 7 cities on the list
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Level 69
Jul 13, 2016
Ironic that Honolulu is the hottest. It may have the highest average temperature because it is warm all year long, but most of the places on this get much hotter during the summer than Honolulu ever does.
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Level 81
Sep 14, 2020
Honolulu rarely hits 90. Upper 70s / low 80s every single day and very little temperature drop at night.
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Level 63
Jul 30, 2016
Strange that Long Beach does not make the list, when LA and Bakersfield do. It's got 462K people... Avg temp 64.8
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Level 81
Jul 30, 2016
Long Beach is in LA's urban area. But what about San Diego?
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Level ∞
Jul 30, 2016
Not hot enough!
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Level 35
Aug 1, 2016
I can't believe that atlanta is not on the list!
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Level 69
Apr 14, 2017
Add to the list of quizzes that would change if Puerto Rico became a state.
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Level 73
Feb 12, 2020
Which country is it part of, if not the USA? I live in a country (Australia) that has six states and two territories plus external territories. They are all relevant as comprising Australia. I think American's have a massive issue about Puerto Rico that smacks of racial bias.
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Level 66
Jul 4, 2017
Good quiz. And issue with our living in Corpus Christi is the extremely high humidity but, unlike Baton Rouge, we have a good amount of wind off the Gulf to help counter the heat index.
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Level 27
May 18, 2018
Guys, Honolulu is there because Hawaii is a state but Puerto Rico isn't. Jesus Christ, some of you need to go back to geography and history class.
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Level 45
Jul 8, 2018
What is 'Laredo'? Some kind of sausage?
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Level 50
Nov 20, 2018
As I walked out on the streets of Laredo/

As I walked out on Laredo one day/

I spied a poor cowboy wrapped in white linen/

Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay.

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Level 62
Nov 27, 2019
When I went through Fresno this summer, and it was 110 degrees!
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Level 73
Feb 12, 2020
I don't understand why Puerto Rico is constantly excluded from quizzes. It's part of the USA.