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Biggest U.S. Cities Within 200 Kilometers

Name the cities in the United States that are more populous than any other U.S. city within 200 kilometers.
By city proper population. Limited to cities with a population > 10,000
Population according to 2015 Census estimates
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First submittedOctober 28, 2016
Last updatedOctober 28, 2016
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Pop.
City
8,550,405
New York
3,971,883
Los Angeles
2,720,546
Chicago
2,296,224
Houston
1,563,025
Phoenix
1,469,845
San Antonio
1,300,092
Dallas
1,026,908
San Jose
868,031
Jacksonville
853,173
Indianapolis
850,106
Columbus
827,097
Charlotte
684,451
Seattle
682,545
Denver
681,124
El Paso
677,116
Detroit
667,137
Boston
655,770
Memphis
654,610
Nashville
632,309
Portland
Pop.
City
631,346
Oklahoma City
623,747
Las Vegas
559,121
Albuquerque
475,378
Kansas City
463,878
Atlanta
452,745
Virginia Beach
451,066
Raleigh
443,885
Omaha
441,003
Miami
410,939
Minneapolis
389,965
Wichita
389,617
New Orleans
369,075
Tampa
352,769
Honolulu
324,074
Corpus Christi
315,685
St. Louis
298,695
Anchorage
258,071
Buffalo
255,473
Laredo
Pop.
City
249,042
Lubbock
218,281
Boise
213,272
Spokane
212,461
Birmingham
210,330
Des Moines
197,992
Little Rock
197,204
Shreveport
197,182
Augusta
194,288
Mobile
192,672
Salt Lake City
189,907
Tallahassee
185,291
Knoxville
183,887
Brownsville
171,544
Sioux Falls
170,674
Jackson
166,810
Springfield
121,721
Abilene
118,523
Fargo
110,263
Billings
Pop.
City
94,139
Yuma
91,582
Redding
86,110
Duluth
73,569
Rapid City
71,167
Bismarck
71,022
Missoula
60,358
Grand Junction
60,285
Casper
59,638
Great Falls
59,184
Idaho Falls
48,544
Roswell
42,871
Farmington
36,153
Del Rio
32,756
Juneau
32,325
Fairbanks
23,962
Rock Springs
21,297
Marquette
20,279
Elko
13,827
Sault Ste. Marie
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level ∞
Oct 28, 2016
Another quiz that took me way too long to make. I used a program to make the list and place the dots, so I'm pretty sure they are correct.

It may seem like there are "missing" cities, but there are not. For instance, Pittsburgh doesn't appear because it is smaller than Cleveland. But Cleveland also doesn't appear because it is smaller than Detroit. So a large blank space is created.

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level 71
Oct 29, 2016
Fantastic, I was going to ask you how you worked out the data and then placed the dots! How does the program for placing the dots work and can it be used for other maps? I hope to see continental versions etc soon!
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level 59
Feb 15, 2017
But why does it do that there, and not, say, in southern Texas? Similar looking area has 6 cities listed, but nothing for Philly, Washington, Baltimore? I smell a glitch.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2017
@bakainu The "glitch" may be that Texan bigger cities are quite alone, but in the northeast they are closer together.
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level 49
Feb 15, 2017
I think bakainu is right. If nothing else, there seems to be inconsistency in the distance cutoff. Corpus Christi and Laredo are closer than 200 km. Cleveland-Pittsburgh is farther than Corpus-Laredo unless maybe your using an edge to edge measure rather than center to center.
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level 69
Sep 29, 2017
Making this quiz would drive me totally bonkers.
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level 69
Sep 29, 2017
But playing it was great fun! Thank you, Quizmaster.
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level 53
Jun 12, 2018
Would this be the reason why GR is missing from Michigan? The population at the time was roughly 195,000
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level 51
Jul 4, 2019
How does you define city? If it just is the highest number of inhabitants within 200 km, Alaska should have some more. As I see it, these should be on: Bethel Unalaska Utqiakvik (Barrow) Nome Kotzebue There may be more but these were he ones i found. Source: I used wikipedias list of cities in Alaska and checked it on Google Maps.
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level ∞
Jul 4, 2019
"Limited to cities with a population > 10,000"
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level 71
Oct 28, 2016
Texas is so spacious it has 9 cities to answer.
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level 72
Oct 29, 2016
Hilo in Hawaii?
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level ∞
Oct 29, 2016
Hard to say. Hilo is a CDP and not an incorporated city. I think I'm going to leave it out for now.
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level 85
Oct 29, 2016
This is a brilliant game.
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level 44
Feb 14, 2017
Agreed!
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level 82
Oct 29, 2016
I love how howering over the dots afterwards shows you the name of the city. This site is teaching me so much about those obscure little towns you never hear about on the other side of the pond.
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level 73
Oct 29, 2016
I believe Peoria, IL needs to be on this list. We are 170 miles from both Chicago and St. Louis (or 270 km) and there isn't any cities around us that are bigger. Closest is Davenport, Iowa but it's not quite as populous.
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level 73
Oct 29, 2016
I just saw that Springfield's population really jumped in the past decade, so depending on what numbers you are using, it could be Springfield that pushes Peoria off of the list.
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level ∞
Nov 2, 2016
Aurora, IL is the city that pushes Peoria off.
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level 73
Nov 3, 2016
Forgot about Aurora. All of us downstate folks simply consider everything north of I-80 as Chicago anyway.
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level 83
Oct 31, 2016
Was surprised Va Beach made the list. I would have thought Norfolk would be the larger.
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level ∞
Nov 2, 2016
Someday I'd like to make a road trip from NYC to Miami down the coast. I really need to increase my states visited from 46 to 50.
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level 38
Feb 14, 2017
Avoid I95 and you'll have a great trip. Lots of beautiful and interesting places to see.
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level 76
Feb 14, 2017
We've traveled all around the East Coast, but for some reason we've never made it to the Carolinas or Delaware. I guess we'll have to make a special trip to those states someday. We're currently at 41 states visited.
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level 62
Feb 14, 2017
And add some territories to that list. ;)
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level 79
Feb 14, 2017
I've driven from my home in Richmond all the way down to Florida. Twice. And I'm about to make a third trip in March.
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level 72
Jun 26, 2019
You can skip Oklahoma if it's just to put a mark on an imaginary checklist.
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level ∞
Nov 3, 2016
Too easy for you? Try the pro version!
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level 44
Nov 10, 2016
Scored 36//77 and 0 points, kind of harsh... Other than that, great quiz.
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level 55
Feb 14, 2017
I believe Sault Ste Marie is in Ontario. However, it is just about on the border. I am not sure whether that counts.
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level 61
Feb 14, 2017
There is one in Michigan and one in Ontario, right across the river from each other. It counts.
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level 73
Nov 7, 2017
Wow, that's very confusing! And the US one barely qualifies, with 13K-14K population...
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level 47
Feb 28, 2017
The bigger one is in Ontario, but there is a college on Michigan's side. Being from Michigan, was surprised to find both SSM and Marquette on the list but not Grand Rapids. Is Milwaukee the city that pushes it off?
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level 79
Feb 14, 2017
I missed Springfield?! ...D'oh!
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level 58
Feb 14, 2017
surprising that San Jose is more populated than San Francisco.
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level 76
Feb 14, 2017
Some quizzes on this site include San Jose as part of the San Francisco Bay area. I'm glad it's getting recognition on its own.
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level 60
Feb 14, 2017
Surprised how tough this was! Love this series.
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level 38
Feb 14, 2017
Very cool quiz. Must have taken a lot of time. Thanks.
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level 60
Feb 14, 2017
I was convinced that Mobile and New Orleans were closer than 200 km, and that some of those cities in southern Texas were as well, but I looked and they're all just over 200 km apart. Well I'll be John Brown.
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level 67
Feb 14, 2017
Just happy I got all the Texas ones.
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level 57
Feb 14, 2017
Finally, my town made it on a quiz! Grand Junction, represent!
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level 63
Feb 15, 2017
I love the fact that Grand Junction is the biggest anything in anything.
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level 65
Mar 22, 2017
Never thought I'd see Rock Springs, WY on a quiz!
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level 49
Feb 25, 2018
haha that is one I happened to know, just a few miles south of my small AZ town is Rock Springs, AZ which is an unincorporated town, where no one actually lives anymore.
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level 72
Jun 26, 2019
And I was wondering if anyone else aced this except for Rock Springs.
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level 43
Mar 26, 2017
i typed villemiami.
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level 40
Apr 12, 2018
I think the real question is, why are we using kilometers in the US?
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level 59
Jan 25, 2019
Because some of us have reached the Age of Enlightenment.