Biggest U.S. Cities with 4 or 5 Letters

Try to name the most-populous American cities whose names are 5 letters long or fewer.
By city proper and metro area (MSA) population
2019 census estimates
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Last updated: May 29, 2020
First submittedDecember 19, 2011
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Metro Area
State
City
6,166,488
Florida
Miami
3,194,831
Florida
Tampa
998,626
Oklahoma
Tulsa
949,442
Nebraska
Omaha
703,479
Ohio
Akron
749,202
Idaho
Boise
648,252
Utah
Provo
475,642
Nevada
Reno
433,903
Oregon
Salem
405,813
Michigan
Flint
365,579
Florida
Ocala
269,728
Pennsylvania
Erie
273,920
Texas
Waco
246,145
North Dakota
Fargo
City Proper
State
City
518,012
Arizona
Mesa
467,963
Florida
Miami
478,192
Nebraska
Omaha
401,190
Oklahoma
Tulsa
399,700
Florida
Tampa
287,677
Texas
Plano
255,601
Nevada
Reno
228,959
Idaho
Boise
197,597
Ohio
Akron
195,805
Arizona
Tempe
174,365
Oregon
Salem
170,282
North Carolina
Cary
153,159
Georgia
Macon
139,236
Texas
Waco
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Level 55
Dec 20, 2011
out of the 13 I missed, 3 of them I should've had(Akron, Tulsa and Flint) sigh.
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Level 63
Dec 20, 2011
Tampa is kind of a trick answer as the official name is "Tampa Bay" which of course is more than 5 letters.
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Level 87
Apr 29, 2013
Wouldn't you look that up before commenting?
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2018
Sheesh
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Level 81
Jun 15, 2020
maybe he prayed on it
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Level 60
Jun 15, 2020
Tampa Bay is a body of water. Tampa is the city.
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Level 38
Jun 15, 2020
Are you going to say "The Bay Area" is the official name for San Francisco next?
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Level 68
Jun 20, 2020
This is half right. Tampa Bay is the name of the metro area, though Tampa is the principal city of that metro area. Just as Twin Cities is the name of the metro area for Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minneapolis is the principal city of that metro area.
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Level 83
Dec 21, 2011
It helped to be from Utah on this one!
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Level 43
Oct 15, 2012
It sure does help.
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Level 81
Dec 24, 2014
There's only one Utah answer and I got it, though I'm not from there. Probably would be more helpful to be a resident of Texas.
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Level 81
Jul 24, 2017
Former resident of Plano here. Sure did come in mighty handy.
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Level 83
Jun 15, 2020
Yeah, not really sure why I made that comment. I think Provo might have been among the least guessed at the time.
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Level 86
Dec 24, 2014
I really expected there to be a lot more towns in Utah on this list - between Ogden, Orem, Moab, and Sandy, I would have thought at least one had 100k people in it.
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Level 71
Nov 14, 2018
Moab has about 6,000 people. I think the others are in other metros.
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Level 73
Dec 26, 2014
Gary, Indiana?
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Level 53
Dec 26, 2014
Not big enough. 78, 450.
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Level 53
Nov 1, 2016
ay my city is up there!
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Level 71
Apr 18, 2017
Miami is bigger than Tampa.
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Level 70
Jul 14, 2017
Very tough quiz for those of us not from the States.
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2018
I got Miami. That's it.
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Level 47
Dec 26, 2017
Macon, Georgia has a larger population then Waco and Kent with a population of 152,555
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Level ∞
May 29, 2020
Fixed
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Level 67
Dec 26, 2017
Ran out of money in Ocala, Florida or I would have never guessed it.
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Level 60
Jun 15, 2020
I missed Akron, Erie, Tempe, Waco, Plano, Ocala, Macon, Cary. Good for a European.
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Level 58
Jun 15, 2020
How does Mesa have over 500,000 people in the city proper but not make the list of Metro areas when the smaller Metro areas are under 250,000?
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Level 58
Jun 16, 2020
Mesa is part of the Phoenix metro
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Level 38
Jun 15, 2020
Well, Oregon's capital is somewhere now
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Level 63
Jun 15, 2020
16/19. Never heard of Ocala, but I overlooked both Tempe and Cary.
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Level 45
Jun 16, 2020
Haha, grew up in Erie. Finally made a list lol
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Level 20
Mar 2, 2021
4.1% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 9

Your high score is 19

Your fastest time is 4:28

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Level 20
Mar 2, 2021
6,166,488 467,963 Florida Miami

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3,194,831 399,700 Florida Tampa

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749,202 228,959 Idaho Boise

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475,642 255,601 Nevada Reno

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998,626 401,190 Oklahoma Tulsa

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949,442 478,192 Nebraska Omaha

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433,903 174,365 Oregon Salem

57%

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703,479 197,597 Ohio Akron

47%

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246,145 North Dakota Fargo

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648,252 Utah Provo

42%

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405,813 Michigan Flint

38%

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518,012 Arizona Mesa

38%

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269,728 Pennsylvania Erie

29%

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273,920 139,236 Texas Waco

28%

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195,805 Arizona Tempe

27%

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287,677 Texas Plano

21%

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153,159 Georgia Macon

15%

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365,579 Florida Ocala

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170,282 North Carolina Cary

12%