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U.S. States by Second Most Populous City

Guess these thirty states based on their second biggest city.
By city proper population, not metro area
Quiz by Jarl5
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Last updated: May 27, 2017
First submittedApril 22, 2017
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City
State
San Antonio
Texas
Tucson
Arizona
Buffalo
New York
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
San Diego
California
Spokane
Washington
New Haven
Connecticut
Grand Rapids
Michigan
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
Warwick
Rhode Island
City
State
Raleigh
North Carolina
Lewiston
Maine
Gulfport
Mississippi
Saint Paul
Minnesota
Missoula
Montana
Las Cruces
New Mexico
Cleveland
Ohio
Casper
Wyoming
Lexington
Kentucky
Rapid City
South Dakota
City
State
Nashua
New Hampshire
Madison
Wisconsin
Cedar Rapids
Iowa
Norfolk
Virginia
Overland Park
Kansas
Montgomery
Alabama
Meridian
Idaho
Fort Smith
Arkansas
Aurora
Illinois
Essex
Vermont
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level 60
May 27, 2017
Congrats on first featured quiz!
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level 56
May 27, 2017
Thanks!
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level 84
Jun 7, 2017
As of the last official census (2010), Meridian is still the third highest population in the state. Estimates should not count.
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level 56
Jun 7, 2017
Source? Qm thought it was okay so I will probably leave it in unless he says otherwise.
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level 24
Jan 26, 2018
dude... chill.....
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level 80
Jun 8, 2017
Fun quiz, but why not have all 50 states represented?
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level 56
Jun 8, 2017
Then you would just be able to guess any state you were missing. Also it originally had 50 but I didn't know what the yellow box was at the time so I deleted half of them.
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level 24
Jan 26, 2018
come on, bruh!
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level 76
Jul 6, 2018
Seriously bruh
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level 56
Jun 23, 2017
Hello from the Front Page of Jetpunk! Thanks for taking the time to play my quiz. It would be amazing if you could check out my other quizzes, I put a lot of effort into them. Thanks so much and have an amazing day!
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level 66
Jun 23, 2017
I would recommend that the populations of Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio be analyzed. Houston has been the fourth-largest city in the US. Dallas and Fort Worth are catching up in population and have more residents than San Antonio. Austin might be examined too since we've been having a population boom in Central Texas.
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level 80
Jun 23, 2017
In terms of city proper San Antonio passed Dallas between the 2000 and 2010 census. The DFW metropolitan area is about 3 times that of San Antonio's but less than 20% percent of the population is in Dallas and less than 15% is in Fort Worth. Conversely about 80% of the San Antonio metro area lives in the actual city limits. Although Austin has grown a lot in the past 20 years, a lot of the growth has been outside the city limits.
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level 51
Jun 23, 2017
Why wouldn't you do all 50 states?
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level 56
Jun 23, 2017
Because then you could just guess any state you were missing if you only had a few left.
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level 62
Jun 23, 2017
Man this quiz drove me insane. I only got 11/30. I'd heard of most of these cities, but couldn't remember which states they were in for some reason.
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level 56
Jun 23, 2017
It's tough for sure! After I made this quiz I took it and still missed two!
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level 57
Jun 23, 2017
Good stuff! Didn't know too many (I'm not American, and a lot of these places aren't that familiar to many non-Americans) but always good to learn new stuff.
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level 56
Jun 23, 2017
I agree. Thanks for the feedback!
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level 80
Jun 23, 2017
Really liked the quiz. I would thing the opposite quiz would be infinitely harder, where you are given the state and have to guess the second largest city. 10 to 15 of the cities would not have been my first or second guess. In the current format Aurora and Meridian were the only ones that I didn't know immediately and that was because I kept wanting to put Colorado and Mississippi.
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level 77
Jun 23, 2017
I did the same thing with Aurora and Meridian, but as they were the only two I was missing it was easy to just guess the states which were still missing from the list.
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level 56
Jun 23, 2017
Thanks! I could make that one eventually. Doubt it would get featured though.
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level 68
Jun 23, 2017
Whole lotta rapids.
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level 56
Jun 23, 2017
I noticed that too.
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level 34
Jun 23, 2017
I got Aurora right - but only because of Wayne's World! Plus, I didn't think that Aurora was the 2nd biggest in Illinois. I guess maybe I thought it would be Springfield or Champaign-Urbana
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level 56
Jun 24, 2017
You learn something new every day!
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level 58
Jun 24, 2017
Good quiz. 13/30. Not bad for a Brit....Smiled at the mention of Rapid City....30 years ago this summer did east to west and back again on the greyhound and remember being marooned in the bus station there one night!
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level 56
Jun 24, 2017
Wow! How long did that take? I would love to travel like that some day.
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level 58
Jun 24, 2017
Five weeks: NYC, Niagra, Chicago, Minneapolis (for some reason), Yellowstone, San Fran, San Diego, Las V, Grand Canyon, San Antonio, New Orleans, Orlando, Charleston, NYC! Was amazing. Thanks for the quiz mate
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level 56
Jun 24, 2017
Sounds super fun. Thanks for playing my quiz!
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level 81
Apr 9, 2018
"Minneapolis (for some reason)"?? Hey now, Mpls is awesome! Not sure about 30 years ago, probably not as good, but is a great city. :-)
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level 45
Jun 24, 2017
Great quiz! Really forced me to think!
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level 56
Jun 25, 2017
Thanks! Yep it does that to you. I didn't even get 100% the first time I played it!
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level 70
Jun 28, 2017
Got Vermont with 0:02 seconds to spare. I had no idea on some so just guessed and happened to get them right but had to go through 10 states before getting Vermont.
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level 56
Jun 28, 2017
Nice job!
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level 40
Jul 15, 2017
Happy Birthday!!!!
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level 56
Jul 16, 2017
Thanks so much!
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level 40
Jul 16, 2017
Your Welcome!
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level 46
Jul 18, 2017
"Warwick" I typed in: Saupold.
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level 56
Jul 18, 2017
I can't say I get that reference, but thanks for taking the quiz!
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level 50
Oct 20, 2017
Just missed Lewiston. Also, there is a Lewiston here in Idaho, where I silently weep as my hometown is the least guessed city.
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level 49
Feb 24, 2018
I actually knew that one, was one of 19% who got it haha
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level 78
Mar 3, 2019
This was much more difficult than I anticipated.
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level 67
Mar 30, 2019
Why the heck-di-hidy-ho is Missoula in neither Mississippi nor Missouri? Seems like a real missed opportunity.
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level 41
Oct 26, 2019
8/30 lol