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Southernmost Major Cities in the U.S.

Name the southernmost metro areas in the United States with a population above 950,000.
Not including Puerto Rico!
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
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Latitude
Population
City
21.30°
0.98 mil
Honolulu
25.79°
6.19 mil
Miami
27.95°
3.14 mil
Tampa
28.42°
2.57 mil
Orlando
29.42°
2.52 mil
San Antonio
29.76°
7.00 mil
Houston
29.96°
1.27 mil
New Orleans
30.25°
2.17 mil
Austin
30.34°
1.53 mil
Jacksonville
32.22°
1.04 mil
Tucson
Latitude
Population
City
32.72°
3.34 mil
San Diego
32.78°
7.54 mil
Dallas
33.45°
4.86 mil
Phoenix
33.65°
1.15 mil
Birmingham
33.76°
5.95 mil
Atlanta
33.95°
4.62 mil
Riverside
34.05°
13.3 mil
Los Angeles
35.11°
1.35 mil
Memphis
35.22°
2.57 mil
Charlotte
35.48°
1.40 mil
Oklahoma City
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level 72
Sep 15, 2014
What the hell is Riverside???? Sounds like a suburb of somewhere bigger.
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level 76
Sep 15, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inland_Empire
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level 73
Sep 16, 2014
I always thought it was a suburb of Los Angeles. The only reason I have heard of is because of the University of California Riverside. That's also the only reason I have heard of Irvine as well.
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level 69
Oct 18, 2014
It really is a suburb of L.A. The Census Bureau just counts Riverside-San Bernardino as a separate urban area for statistical purposes, which then leads to confusion during geography trivia quizzes.
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level 61
Dec 11, 2015
You have to drive through the entire eastern portion of Los Angeles county and the northern top of Orange county before you even hit San Bernadino county, then drive for 30 minutes east to hit Riverside. I could understand this constituting as a suburb in a less dense region but not in Southern California. It's a very separate area.
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level 76
Nov 24, 2016
@Joamesgoatcher The maps and satellite images seem to indicate that there is a several-mile-wide corridor of regular city blocks extending from L.A. to Riverside.
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level 67
Aug 21, 2017
Yup - you don't leave the city when you drive to/through Riverside from downtown-ish L.A.
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level 76
Nov 24, 2016
My 2nd gf was born there.
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level 48
Sep 4, 2018
I typed San Bernardino and it didn't recognize as Riverside-San Bernardino. Should probably be changed to recognize as that's the only one I missed...
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level ∞
Sep 5, 2018
San Bernardino will work now
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level 44
Oct 18, 2014
Riverside is 60 miles away from L.A. which I think is sufficient to qualify as its own urban center. However, West Palm Beach is 70 miles away from Miami and Palm Beach County has a population of 1.3 million, so I'm not sure why that wouldn't qualify as its own urban center.
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level ∞
Oct 19, 2014
I don't know, these are metro areas defined by the Census Bureau.
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level 61
Dec 11, 2015
Gerrymandering.
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level ∞
Jun 8, 2016
Not really. Gerrymandering is done by the states.
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level 51
Aug 27, 2019
Palm beach is definitely part of the Miami area, not too sure about Riverside though.
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level 65
Mar 8, 2016
The city of Riverside is in Riverside county. Nothing to do with Los Angeles at all. Not a suburb of anything.
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level 71
May 10, 2017
Yes but if you lived there and were interstate or overseas, I'd bet you'd say you were from LA
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level 59
Jul 21, 2016
Missed only Riverside, surprised more people got it than LA, San Diego or Tampa.
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level 66
Sep 1, 2016
Less than half of people get LA but Birmingham is 84%? Weird...
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level 27
Aug 21, 2019
If people have the same strategy as me, I knocked out Hawaii and moved to Florida. From there I spread out North and eventually west. Alabama and Georgia are due North of Florida.
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level 51
Nov 24, 2016
Yeah how the hell is Birmingham so high. Only one I missed!
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level 51
Aug 27, 2019
I had no idea it's metro population is that big.
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level 63
Nov 24, 2016
what is up with the percentages???
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level 66
Aug 19, 2018
Looks like most quiz-takers believe the Southeast+Texas is further south than California. Both San Diego and Los Angeles are relatively low/late guesses.
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level 38
Nov 24, 2016
Honestly I think El Paso should also be in the list, even though its metro population is 830,735. It's unfortunate that most people don't see my hometown as a big city, but I'm just saying...
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level 75
Nov 24, 2016
I tried it, if that makes you feel better. We used to drive through it on our way to visit our daughter in Phoenix. My husband liked to buy his cowboy boots there. :)
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level 61
Aug 21, 2019
I tried it, and I live in New Zealand :-)
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level 51
Aug 27, 2019
True, but the cut off was 1 million metro population.
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level 57
Nov 24, 2016
where's Nashville?
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level 47
Nov 24, 2016
in Tennessee
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level 52
Mar 17, 2018
In the United States of America
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level 79
Aug 21, 2019
In North America
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level 59
Aug 21, 2019
On the planet Earth
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level 61
Aug 21, 2019
In the Solar System
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level 55
Aug 21, 2019
In the Local Interstellar Cloud
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level 65
Aug 21, 2019
In the Orion Arm
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level 71
Nov 24, 2016
I tried San Bernardino, which seems to be a logical answer to Riverside-San Bernardino.
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level 45
Nov 24, 2016
Calling orange county "Riverside" is a bit of a misnomer. But other than that, great quiz.
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level 53
Aug 21, 2019
Hm? This quiz is about cities. Riverside is a city. Orange County isn't a city, it's a county. And Riverside is not in Orange County.
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level 35
Nov 30, 2016
What is Tucson? Don't you mean Tuscon?
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level 76
Aug 21, 2019
Tucson is a major city in Arizona. What's Tuscon? Isn't that where the sand people of Tatooine come from?
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level 55
Aug 21, 2019
Tuscon is a car by Hyundai i think
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level 76
Aug 22, 2019
No that's also the Hyundai Tucson. He might also be thinking of Tuscany. But more than likely he's simply confused about the spelling and didn't bother looking it up before commenting.
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level 59
Oct 10, 2017
typed Miami at least 4 times but it did not work... strange thing. I was sure it should be in there
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level ∞
Sep 5, 2018
It's #2 to on the list.
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level 21
Aug 21, 2019
Albuquerque should be on this list. It's at around 35.08 degrees N.
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level 79
Aug 22, 2019
The 2018 Census estimates put the metro population at just over 915,000 so it's about 35,000 people shy of making this quiz.
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level 62
Aug 21, 2019
"Not including Puerto Rico" - Story of Puerto Rico's life...
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level 27
Aug 21, 2019
I missed two. Glad I got the lowest percentage one. A lot of people don't realize Charlotte and Raleigh North Carolina are actually big cities that are among the fastest growing major cities.
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level 65
Aug 22, 2019
Houston has the highest population in Texas. The data listed on this quiz displays Dallas having a higher population than Houston.