Name Any Valid U.S. City

For each of the clues given, name any incorporated place in the United States that fits the criterion.
There are almost 20,000 incorporated places in the United States, but over 50,000 unincorporated communities. Please don't complain that yours isn't on here.
Using populations from the 2010 census, because there are not reliable estimates for all cities.
Not including territories, so no San Juan, Saipan, Hagåtña, etc.
Quiz by CringeDragon
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Last updated: March 31, 2020
First submittedJanuary 1, 2020
Times taken13,720
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Name A City That...
City
769
Begins with the letter D
Dallas, Denver, Detroit...
9
Has a city proper population over 1 million
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago...
76
Is in the Seattle metro area (excluding Seattle)
Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett...
127
Is in Montana
Billings, Missoula, Great Falls...
81
Lies at an elevation over 7,500 feet
Alamosa, Mammoth Lakes, Aspen...
187
Had a population over 10,000 in 1900 and
is west of the Mississippi
San Francisco, Minneapolis, Denver...
1,081
Has a population under 100
Monowi, Greenhorn, Lakeside...
21
Lies on the Colorado River
Grand Junction, Yuma, Moab...
32
Is home to at least one person worth
more than $10 billion
New York, Medina, Bentonville...
126
Lies on the Gulf Coast
Tampa, Corpus Christi, Mobile...
484
Has the word "city" in its name
Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Jersey City...
71
Borders Lake Erie
Cleveland, Buffalo, Toledo...
792
Shares its county's name
Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas...
40
Is on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba...
90
Is on an international border
San Diego, El Paso, Detroit...
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Level 70
Apr 5, 2020
Please read the two below comments before commenting an error on this quiz. The next person who tells me New York has city in its name will be banned.
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Level 70
Jan 1, 2020
A few notes: This quiz required more than 200 hours of work over the course of 35 days. There will be some mistakes, but I've done my best to make this as accurate as possible. If you find a city that is missing, please let me know.

Almost half of this quiz was made on mobile using Stewart's quiz editor.

Hawaii's only incorporated city is Honolulu; all the rest are Census Designated Places. This is why there are seemingly no Hawaiian cities.

San Jose does not have one million inhabitants in this quiz because it uses populations from the 2010 census. In 2010, San Jose had only 955,255 people.

Cities which added "City," "-ville," or something similar to the end of their county's name were still counted as the same name.

I counted Virginia's (and all other) consolidated city-counties like normal counties. Parishes and boroughs were used as counties in Louisiana and Alaska, respectively.

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Level 70
Jan 1, 2020
For Alaska, where there were no boroughs, Census Areas were used.

To determine what cities were west of the Mississippi, I followed the path of the river to the source, then drew a line directly north from the source to the Canadian border. All cities on the west side of this line were counted. Cities on both sides of the Mississippi were considered to be on the west side.

# refers to the total number of possible cities. The number of unique answers is usually much lower, as many states have cities with the same name as those in other states.

Cities within 0.5 miles (~0.75 km) of the Colorado were considered to be on it.

New York City is not included for cities that include "city" in their name because the official name is New York, and City is only used to differentiate from the state.

Cities situated on a river border still count as bordering, but not those that have lake or ocean border.

Cities on the Gulf Coast include bays but not rivers or lakes.

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Level 72
Jan 18, 2020
Great quiz. However, Ohio City should not be a valid answer for Question 11. Ohio City was a city from 1836 until 1850 when it was annexed by the City of Cleveland and ceased to be an independent city. It is now a neighborhood on the West Side of Cleveland that used to be nice, took a downturn, and is now being returned to what it used to be.
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Level 70
Jan 18, 2020
The Ohio City referred to in this quiz is located in Van Wert County, Ohio and has a population of 705.
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Level 69
Feb 28, 2020
Great quiz! In question 9, shouldn't New York appear in the answer line as just that, no "city" at the end?
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Level 70
Feb 28, 2020
Glad you enjoyed the quiz, and good point! Fixed
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Level 52
Mar 29, 2020
Amazing job on this quiz this was one of my favorites! However, I believe that the "cities in counties with a shared name" answer should not include St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis city does reside within the geographic boundaries, however the city has been separate from the county for a long time. It's a massive point of contention in the area politics all the time. Like I said, amazing quiz!
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2020
Thanks! I decided to count St. Louis with the other independent cities as its own "county," to avoid complaints and gripes, as often happen on quizzes like this. Since it is an MVA quiz, I think it is better to include some of the marginal cases to stop comaints of answers not being accepted. :)
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2020
I stand corrected. I had no idea Van Wert County had an Ohio City.
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Level 80
Jan 19, 2020
Monowi has 2 people because I stopped there for lunch.
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Level 71
Mar 12, 2020
Where exactly can I find Stewart's quiz editor?
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2020
Anytime you are on mobile :)
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Level 71
Mar 17, 2020
Okay. Sadly I can't use it then because we don't ever edit quizzes on mobile.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2020
I don't think I do 200 legitimate hours of work over 35 days on my job. Shhh.
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2020
Essex, Massachusetts shares its name with Essex County and should be accepted.
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2020
Good catch, fixed
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Level 31
Jul 30, 2020
Why America Name Theif?
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Level 61
Jan 1, 2020
This is legit the best valid quiz ever
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Level 55
Feb 8, 2020
Facts.
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Level 22
Mar 29, 2020
false quiz, montana does not exist
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2020
I think you're confusing Montana and the imaginary land of Wyoming.
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Level 71
Jan 2, 2020
Wow, that's impressive! Great questions, too. Definitely deserves a nomination.
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Level 54
Jan 3, 2020
Amazing. Guessed foreign cities for the small city and got it with Berlin. Fun
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Level 77
Mar 16, 2020
I tried presidents :)
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Level 66
Mar 29, 2020
I got it with 'London' 😊
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Level 57
Jan 9, 2020
I never thought my town would be included in a quiz 😀
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Level 62
Jan 11, 2020
How do make more than 10 type-ins?
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Level 53
Jan 14, 2020
Just do this (A|B|C)
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Level 80
Jan 19, 2020
It's insane you did this with over 1000 answers
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Level 53
Jan 14, 2020
Instead of A, B, and C, you save two spaces
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Level 70
Jan 15, 2020
Nominated, excellent questions and also for the sheer amount of work you put into this quiz.
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Level 61
Jan 18, 2020
Happy Grey-Boxed Day!
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Level 70
Jan 18, 2020
Thanks UG! :D
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Level 71
Jan 18, 2020
Great quiz idea!
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Level 76
Jan 18, 2020
Answered "Monowi" on the under 100 clue, which I knew from the JetPunk fun facts that always pop up under quizzes!
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Level 82
Mar 16, 2020
I guessed "Dodge" just because and was surprised it worked!
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Level 67
Mar 16, 2020
Sometimes you just gotta get the heck out of Dodge.
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Level 81
Jan 22, 2020
Just when I think I've seen the most extensive quiz with 3,000+ answers along comes this little quiz with 15+.
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Level 30
Feb 23, 2020
It didn’t have New York City on the ones who have “city” in their name-is there a way you can fix that?
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2020
Please read the first two comments on the quiz which I spent 30 minutes writing out so that no one would be confused by any of the answers before you post a complaint. This goes for every commenter.
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2020
I kind of wish I could nominate twice.
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Level 67
Mar 15, 2020
Baltimore is actually not a correct answer for "shares its county's name." Baltimore City is an independent city, not in any county, and is not located in Baltimore County.
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Level 70
Mar 15, 2020
Please read the second comment on this quiz:

I counted Virginia's (and all other) consolidated city-counties like normal counties.

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Level 63
Mar 16, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 82
Mar 16, 2020
A great spread of answers from easy to quite tricky.
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Level 71
Mar 17, 2020
The City of New York is the official name for the city. Wikipedian and Witionary are wrong.
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Level 70
Mar 17, 2020
The City of Denver is the official name of Denver. The City of Los Angeles is the official name for Los Angeles. Does this mean they should be included as answers for that question as well?
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Level 66
Apr 20, 2020
The words you're looking for are Wikipedia* and Wiktionary*
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Level 83
Mar 17, 2020
Fun fact: Entering only "Springfield' will get you 4/15.
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Level 89
Mar 20, 2020
Shouldn't New York City be a valid answer for "has the word city in its name"?
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Level 70
Mar 20, 2020
Please read the first two comments on the quiz which I spent 30 minutes writing out so that no one would be confused by any of the answers before you post a complaint. This goes for every commenter.
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Level 67
Mar 21, 2020
When one of the question accepted oklahoma without city in the answer, I was surprised when at another answer it was not accepted. This considerably slowed me down, because initially I didnt get what was wrong. I understand whý the choice was made. But not sure it is the best choice, different type-ins for the same answer on a single quiz...

I know either way you will get people complain about it. But I think consistency is important. I think the better choice is requiring "city" in the earlier question. because typing the same thing twice and one time it is accepted and the other time it isnt while the answer is the same is, well, weird.

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Level 70
Mar 28, 2020
While I wouls like to fix this, the question you're referring to took almost three days to make, and as such is unlikely to change until I update this quiz for the 2020 Census.
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Level 21
Mar 22, 2020
helena in montana
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2020
Yes, Helena is indeed in Montana.
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2020
:HYPE: (Reference many people here are not gonna understand)
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2020
Much :HYPE:
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Level 61
Mar 29, 2020
HYPE
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Level 43
Mar 29, 2020
HYPE
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Level 55
Mar 29, 2020
:HYPE: HYPEEE
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Level 66
Mar 29, 2020
What is HYPE?
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2020
:HYPE:
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2020
What is it?
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Level 56
Mar 29, 2020
:HYPE:
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Level 49
Jun 27, 2020
:HYPE:
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Level 47
Mar 29, 2020
This Texan didn't realize that there was another Colorado River! You learn something new everyday.
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2020
Did you not realize there was a Colorado River in Colorado or Texas?
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Level 52
Mar 29, 2020
Today I learned that New Orleans is not quiiiite of the Gulf Coast.
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2020
Damn Lake Pontchartrain.
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Level 82
Mar 29, 2020
What does Lake Ponchartrain have to do with it?! It's north of New Orleans between it and more land. If anything, blame Lake Borgne. ;)
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Level 82
Mar 29, 2020
I was hoping for "has a population under 2" ...Monowi! ;)
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Level 47
Mar 31, 2020
Doesn't New York City have the word "City" in its name?
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2020
No, read the first two comments on the quiz.
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Level 34
Aug 8, 2020
Got them all in like one minute!