Statistics for U.S. Cities by Wikipedia Descriptions

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Description City % Correct
Nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet)Denver
91%
The busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise linesMiami
85%
The location of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, when Al Capone
sent men to gun down members of a rival gang
Chicago
85%
Founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from EnglandBoston
76%
Named after King Louis XVI of FranceLouisville
74%
The second-largest music production center (after New York) in the United StatesNashville
72%
It stands on the Rio Grande across the Mexico-United States border from Ciudad JuárezEl Paso
70%
Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, its population has declined
by more than 60 percent
Detroit
69%
The most remote city of its size in the worldHonolulu
62%
The largest city within the greater Mojave DesertLas Vegas
57%
The number one beer producing city in the world for many yearsMilwaukee
55%
Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio riversPittsburgh
49%
Almost entirely burned to the ground in General William T. Sherman's famous March to the SeaAtlanta
48%
Famous residents have included writers Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Hamilton, Frederick Douglass,
Ogden Nash, and H. L. Mencken
Baltimore
48%
Known for its cool summers, fog, and steep rolling hillsSan Francisco
47%
An important city in U.S. presidential politics; as the state's capital, it is the site of the first
caucuses of the presidential primary cycle
Des Moines
46%
The most famous historic resident was Abraham Lincoln, who lived in the city from 1837 until 1861Springfield
45%
The cultural center of the Valley of the SunPhoenix
44%
The largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that lacks any navigable link to the seaDallas
44%
In 1770, the city's 11,000 inhabitants - half slaves - made it the 4th-largest port after
Boston, New York, and Philadelphia
Charleston
37%

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