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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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First submittedSeptember 15, 2014
Last updatedJune 14, 2019
Times taken15,167
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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 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 57
Nov 16, 2017
Spokane and Tacoma are bigger than Grand Rapids
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level 66
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 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 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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Jun 14, 2019
942,198 in 2018
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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 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.