Westernmost Cities in the U.S.

Name the westernmost metro areas in the United States with a population above 998,000.
2015 census estimates
Color-coded cities are part of the same larger CSA (urban agglomeration)
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Last updated: June 8, 2016
First submittedJune 8, 2016
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Longitude
Population
City
-157.8°
0.99 mil
Honolulu
-122.7°
2.39 mil
Portland
-122.4°
4.66 mil
San Francisco
-122.3°
3.73 mil
Seattle
-121.9°
1.98 mil
San Jose
-121.5°
2.27 mil
Sacramento
-118.3°
13.3 mil
Los Angeles
-117.4°
4.49 mil
Riverside
-117.2°
3.30 mil
San Diego
-115.1°
2.11 mil
Las Vegas
Longitude
Population
City
-112.0°
4.57 mil
Phoenix
-111.9°
1.17 mil
Salt Lake City
-110.9°
1.01 mil
Tucson
-104.9°
2.81 mil
Denver
-98.5°
2.38 mil
San Antonio
-97.8°
2.00 mil
Austin
-97.5°
1.36 mil
Oklahoma City
-96.8°
7.10 mil
Dallas
-95.3°
6.66 mil
Houston
-94.5°
2.08 mil
Kansas City
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Level 73
Jun 9, 2016
What the hell is Riverside and why isn't it just part of LA?
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2016
It's a city in its own right. It houses one of the major satellite campuses of the University of California.
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Level ∞
Jun 9, 2016
The US Census Bureau has data for cities, metro areas (MSA), and combined statistical areas (CSA). Riverside and Los Angeles are separate MSAs but part of the same CSA. In any case, I get flack whichever definition I use, so I'm past caring. :)
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Level 66
Aug 5, 2016
But the population of Riverside was 303,000 in 2010, so unless the boys and girls have been extra busy, doesn't it fail on the exceeding 998,000 people clause?
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Level 64
Nov 15, 2018
Since the Census calls "Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area", could you accept San Bernardino and Ontario as well as Riverside? Thanks!
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Level 50
Aug 8, 2016
It isn't part of L.A. because... it's in a different county.
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Level 72
Aug 8, 2016
So Brooklyn and Manhattan aren't both in New York City?
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Level 81
Jul 5, 2018
Because the Census Bureau uses counties, making this alleged metro area larger in area than about 10 of the 50 states. And no, no way in any universe would Riverside - San Bernardino have 4.5 million people surrounding them if the rest of the Los Angeles area wasn't there. At least New Jersey suburbs have a substantial portion of the massive harbor. Riverside? Oh, it has a college. Just like Plymouth, New Hampshire.
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Level 74
Jun 9, 2016
100% - do inhabitants like me on the other side of the pond score double?
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2016
Also 100% and nope, didn't either.
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2016
nice!
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Level 50
Jun 14, 2016
I got LA, I tried San Bernardino, I even tried Anaheim, but I didn't put Riverside. I'll see you in hell Riverside.
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Level 54
Jun 21, 2016
Ever been to Riverside? It's already hell...
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Level 62
Jul 17, 2016
Denver????????? What about Albuquerque?????????
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Level 58
Aug 5, 2016
Denver's a pretty big city, with almost three million people in its metro area. It's also pretty far west. Meanwhile, Albuquerque has about 900,000 (estimated as of 2014) people in its metro area, which doesn't make the cut.
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Level 21
Aug 5, 2016
Riverside, Salt Lake City and Portland but no Albuquerque? Wow metro and urban population areas are a lot different
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Level 59
Aug 5, 2016
You mean "Cities in the western half of the U.S."
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Level 63
Aug 5, 2016
100% with 3 seconds left.
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Level 64
Aug 5, 2016
Totally forgot San Francisco. Oops.
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Level 78
Aug 5, 2016
Can't believe I forgot San Jose and my daughter used to live there.
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Level 53
Aug 5, 2016
What about Vancouver? It's only a couple miles from Seattle
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Level 80
Aug 5, 2016
Americans haven't gotten around to annexing Canada yet.
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Level 48
Aug 5, 2016
:P
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Level 30
Aug 5, 2016
Vancouver is included in the Portland total since it is part of the Portland metro area :-))))
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Level 72
Aug 8, 2016
I was so close to making a snide comment along the lines of "Really, the Vancouver that's over 400 km away?" to which you would have been able to reply, "No, actually, the one just across the river." And then I would have looked mighty silly.
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Level 37
Aug 6, 2016
got all except Kansas city lol I kept adding st. louis and then gave up
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Level 35
Aug 7, 2016
Dang. I forgot 3 Texas cities! Houston, Austin, and San Antonio!
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Level 72
Aug 8, 2016
I feel like this would be improved by including the same number of cities, but lowering the inclusion threshold to 200,000 or something like that. Of course it would be a lot more challenging, but it also wouldn't include about 60% of the US. It's still a good quiz, but I feel the very arbitrary, Honolulu-friendly threshold is a little high.
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Level 43
Aug 15, 2016
I missed Tuscon...
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Level 61
Jan 6, 2018
I like how Quizmaster said a metro population greater than 998,000 just so he could put Honolulu as answer. Instead of doing a smooth amount like 1 million.
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Level 56
Jun 29, 2020
I missed Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio because I gave up on Texas when El Paso wasn't accepted... apparently its population is only 682,000. Who knew?