Name a City - U.S. States

For each state, name one of the five most populous cities that is NOT either the capital or the largest city.
Incorporated cities only
Not counting Hawaii which has no incorporated cities
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Last updated: September 10, 2019
First submittedSeptember 8, 2019
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State
Cities
Alabama
Huntsville | Mobile | Tuscaloosa | Hoover | Dothan
Alaska
Fairbanks | Wasilla | Sitka | Ketchikan | Kenai
Arizona
Tucson | Mesa | Chandler | Scottsdale | Glendale
Arkansas
Fort Smith | Fayetteville | Springdale | Jonesboro | North Little Rock
California
San Diego | San Jose | San Francisco | Fresno | Long Beach
Colorado
Colorado Springs | Aurora | Fort Collins | Lakewood | Thornton
Connecticut
New Haven | Stamford | Waterbury | Norwalk | Danbury
Delaware
Newark | Middletown | Smyrna | Milford | Seaford
Florida
Miami | Tampa | Orlando | St. Petersburg | Hialeah
Georgia
Augusta | Columbus | Macon | Savannah | Athens
Idaho
Meridian | Nampa | Idaho Falls | Caldwell | Pocatello
Illinois
Aurora | Naperville | Joliet | Rockford | Elgin
Indiana
Fort Wayne | Evansville | South Bend | Carmel | Fishers
Iowa
Cedar Rapids | Davenport | Sioux City | Iowa City | Waterloo
Kansas
Overland Park | Kansas City | Olathe | Lawrence | Shawnee
Kentucky
Lexington-Fayette | Bowling Green | Owensboro | Covington | Richmond
Louisiana
Shreveport | Lafayette | Lake Charles | Bossier City | Kenner
Maine
Lewiston | Bangor | South Portland | Auburn | Biddeford
Maryland
Frederick | Rockville | Gaithersburg | Bowie | Hagerstown
Massachusetts
Worcester | Springfield | Cambridge | Lowell | Brockton
Michigan
Grand Rapids | Warren | Sterling Heights | Ann Arbor | Flint
Minnesota
Rochester | Duluth | Bloomington | Brooklyn Park | Plymouth
Mississippi
Gulfport | Southaven | Biloxi | Hattiesburg | Tupelo
Missouri
St. Louis | Springfield | Columbia | Independence | Lee's Summit
Montana
Missoula | Great Falls | Bozeman | Butte | Kalispell
Nebraska
Bellevue | Grand Island | Kearney | Fremont | Hastings
Nevada
Henderson | Reno | North Las Vegas | Sparks | Fernley
New Hampshire
Nashua | Dover | Rochester | Keene | Portsmouth
New Jersey
Jersey City | Paterson | Elizabeth | Clifton | Camden
New Mexico
Las Cruces | Rio Rancho | Roswell | Farmington | Clovis
New York
Buffalo | Rochester | Yonkers | Syracuse | New Rochelle
North Carolina
Greensboro | Durham | Winston-Salem | Fayetteville | Cary
North Dakota
Grand Forks | Minot | West Fargo | Williston | Dickinson
Ohio
Cleveland | Cincinnati | Toledo | Akron | Dayton
Oklahoma
Tulsa | Norman | Broken Arrow | Lawton | Edmond
Oregon
Eugene | Gresham | Hillsboro | Beaverton | Bend
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh | Allentown | Erie | Reading | Scranton
Rhode Island
Cranston | Warwick | Pawtucket | East Providence | Woonsocket
South Carolina
North Charleston | Mount Pleasant | Rock Hill | Greenville | Summerville
South Dakota
Rapid City | Aberdeen | Brookings | Watertown | Mitchell
Tennessee
Memphis | Knoxville | Chattanooga | Clarksville | Murfreesboro
Texas
San Antonio | Dallas | Fort Worth | El Paso | Arlington
Utah
West Valley City | Provo | West Jordan | Orem | Sandy
Vermont
Essex | South Burlington | Colchester | Bennington | Rutland
Virginia
Norfolk | Chesapeake | Newport News | Alexandria | Hampton
Washington
Spokane | Tacoma | Vancouver | Bellevue | Kent
West Virginia
Huntington | Morgantown | Parkersburg | Wheeling | Weirton
Wisconsin
Green Bay | Kenosha | Racine | Appleton | Waukesha
Wyoming
Casper | Laramie | Gillette | Rock Springs | Sheridan
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Level 71
Sep 9, 2019
This is great. The only thing is that incorporation is really weird by state, especially in the northeast. For example, a couple of Vermont towns are in this list, but the large Long Island towns (Oyster Bay, Brookhaven, etc.) aren't here even though their population is way higher than the cities. Same with some Maryland places (Columbia especially). Not a criticism, since the locations are technically correct, but just an observation.
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Level 82
Sep 10, 2019
In New England and New Jersey there is no difference at all between a municipality that is a town or city, zero, but the Census Bureau has an archaic mindset that using the 4 letters that make "city" is magically different than using the 4 letters that make "town".
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2019
No difference in terms of incorporation, yes. (Though Vermont, Maine, and maybe New Hampshire do have unincorporated towns/plantations.) Part of why this sticks out to me is that I grew up in Massachusetts, where towns are incorporated and villages are not, and then lived for a while in New York, where villages are incorporated and towns are not.
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2019
They do have unorganized "minor civil divisions" that go by townships, plantations, gores, territories, purchases, etc. All towns are full municipalities.

In Connecticut, municipalities are towns on paper even if a city. For example, the town of Hartford and city of Hartford are coextensive.

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Level 56
Oct 15, 2019
What is the point of your comment? Other states have bigger top 5 cities than vermont?
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Level 72
Sep 10, 2019
Edmond, not Edmund.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2019
Fixed
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Level 80
Oct 15, 2019
you sure?
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Level 72
Sep 10, 2019
There's no Edmonton in Pennsylvania.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2019
Weird. Don't know how that happened. Fixed now.
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Level 83
Sep 10, 2019
Really helps to know college towns. About 35 of the states can be answered with the location of one of the two or three major universities.
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Level 68
Sep 10, 2019
Great quiz! Can we get 1-2 extra minutes. I'm just a slow typist.
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Level 85
Sep 10, 2019
I have never heard of, nor can I find, Edmonton, PA.
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Level 80
Sep 10, 2019
Should have remembered the Bowling Green Massacre
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Level 64
Sep 10, 2019
You should make one for countries too.
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Level 81
Sep 10, 2019
Strategy: if the only cities you know in a state are the capital and the largest city, try randomly putting cardinal directions in front of those city names.
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Level 79
Oct 16, 2019
I hate it when those are an acceptable answer because I've already thought of the largest city and discarded it from my mental list. (But I wish I'd thought of trying it anyway.)
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Level 27
Sep 13, 2019
What about Hawaii?
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Level 64
Sep 13, 2019
Yeah, I thought you guys had 50 states.
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Level 82
Sep 16, 2019
Read the caveats. * Not counting Hawaii, which has no incorporated cities.
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Level 71
Oct 15, 2019
Really could have used more time for this one but a really interesting and different quiz. Good job.
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2019
I struggled with South Carolina. I thought for sure Myrtle Beach would be there...then Florence...then Spartanburg. Nope, nope, and nope. ;)
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Level 23
Mar 10, 2020
Same here, and im from SC. So sad :(
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Level 67
Oct 16, 2019
Accidentally got Delaware by guessing Newark for New Jersey
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Level 67
Oct 17, 2019
I was wondering how Delaware got ahead of Maryland in the stats... I bet a lot of people did the same as you.
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Level 43
Mar 18, 2020
Also, Frederick and Rockville aren't exactly household names
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Level 35
Oct 16, 2019
Spent sooooo long typing "Boston" for New York and wondering why it wasn't accepted. Then it hit me like a lightbulg, oh, im thinking of Brooklyn! And that wasn't it either. ;^(
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Level 49
Nov 19, 2020
Rarest one I got was South Carolina. Comment the rarest one you got on your first try
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Level 58
Nov 30, 2020
Vermont, but I forgot about Missouri, so I'd say they cancel out.