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Northernmost Major Cities in the U.S.

Name the northernmost metro areas in the United States with a population above 1,000,000.
2018 census estimates
Entries in blue are metro areas (MSAs) that are part of the same CSA
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Last updated: June 14, 2019
First submittedSeptember 15, 2014
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Latitude
Population
City
47.61°
3.94 mil
Seattle
45.52°
2.49 mil
Portland
44.98°
3.63 mil
Minneapolis
43.17°
1.07 mil
Rochester
43.05°
1.58 mil
Milwaukee
42.96°
1.07 mil
Grand Rapids
42.90°
1.13 mil
Buffalo
42.36°
4.88 mil
Boston
42.33°
4.33 mil
Detroit
41.84°
9.50 mil
Chicago
Latitude
Population
City
41.82°
1.62 mil
Providence
41.76°
1.21 mil
Hartford
41.48°
2.06 mil
Cleveland
40.71°
20.0 mil
New York City
40.75°
1.22 mil
Salt Lake City
40.42°
2.32 mil
Pittsburgh
39.98°
2.10 mil
Columbus
39.95°
6.10 mil
Philadelphia
39.79°
2.05 mil
Indianapolis
39.76°
2.93 mil
Denver
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level ∞
Jun 7, 2016
I've updated this quiz to have a population cutoff of 1 million. This means that Anchorage is no longer eligible since it has a metro population of only 400,000.
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level 70
Jun 15, 2016
I never even tried Indianapolis, assumed it was too far south, and it's north of Denver!
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level 52
Oct 17, 2019
I mean it's in the Midwest and Denver is kind of the South West.
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level 28
Oct 27, 2016
A good quiz! i have never been to US so I can only guess 3!
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level 47
Oct 27, 2016
I got Grand Rapids and missed New York City...can you say brain fart?
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level 58
Nov 16, 2017
Spokane and Tacoma are bigger than Grand Rapids
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level 67
Dec 3, 2018
In city proper, not metro.
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level 76
Oct 27, 2016
Didn't realize Grand Rapids was so big. Nice quiz.
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level 68
Oct 17, 2019
It's not. Has to do with a significant population in its hinterland.
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level 58
Oct 27, 2016
15/20 pleased with that as non-US citizen
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level 39
Oct 27, 2016
Didn't even guess my own city oops didn't Know Denver would be here
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level 52
Oct 27, 2016
Yeah, I'm surprised it's so far north... (It's really not, but apparently people don't like to build too many cities in the northern part of the country)
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level 52
Oct 17, 2019
I never even thought to guess Denver, I was so focused on the Midwest, plus Denver is so cold cause it's a mile high.
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level 79
Oct 27, 2016
Imagine you will need to add Omaha in a few years. Abut .96 in it's metro area and it jumped by 50k in just the city proper from 2010 to 2015.
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level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
942,198 in 2018
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level 52
Oct 17, 2019
Wow never thought of Omaha as a big city.
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level 52
Oct 27, 2016
Perhaps consider accepting St Paul for Minneapolis as they are in the same metro area.
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level 47
Oct 28, 2016
Is it bad that I missed the one nearest my hometown because I thought it was too small to make the list? (Same with the others I missed, unfortunately.)
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level 75
Oct 28, 2016
Grand Rapids represent!
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level 46
Oct 28, 2016
Right? GR is the only one I missed because I had no idea the metro area was that large, and I'm from there!
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level 74
Oct 17, 2019
It includes a lot of filler area and cities that are a long way off and not remotely part of the urban area, like Holland and Muskegon. The U.S. does "metropolitan" areas by counties, which have no rhyme nor reason to their borders and may be enormous or tiny. Some twin cities wind up being in different "metropolitan" areas of larger cities an hour away because of arbitrary and functionally useless county lines. It's a lazy method for government workers' convenience but winds up being a waste of time if it's just a bunch of false numbers.
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level 65
Oct 30, 2016
good quiz. strange to think about Salt Lake being further north than Columbus.
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level 24
Oct 30, 2016
didn't think Hartford and providence had over 1 million in the metro... learn something new every day.
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level 65
Nov 7, 2016
Me too. After Boston I tried Bridgeport, Worcester, and New Haven and then ruled out New England.
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level 52
Oct 17, 2019
I assumed Boston would be the only >1 million city, and my grandparents are from Hartford.
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level 55
Oct 17, 2019
Which Rochester is it?
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level 79
Oct 17, 2019
New York. Rochester, Minnesota metro is only about 220,000.
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level 42
Oct 17, 2019
new york city has a population of 8 million
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level 74
Oct 23, 2019
You got to Level 41 on sports, Harry Potter and comic book movies evidently.