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Random U.S. City to State

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Can you name the U.S. state where each of these cities is located?
Answer must correspond to highlighted box!
Methodology: All cities >100k pop. included, then any with <200k in FL, TX or CA were removed, thus reducing a bias to these states. Furthermore if two remaining cities had the same name they were removed, except where one was much larger than the other, then only the smaller was removed.
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Last updated: December 3, 2018
First submittedNovember 30, 2018
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level 61
Nov 30, 2018
Methodology for cities included:
All cities above 100k population were included, then any with less than 200k in Florida, Texas or California were removed, thus preventing a bias to these states. Furthermore if two remaining cities had the same name they were removed, except where one city was much larger than the other, then only the smaller was removed.
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level 76
Dec 1, 2018
Makes sense, but this would be much more helpful to know before taking the quiz.
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level 34
Jan 30, 2019
Its at the top of the it in the bio
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level 67
Jan 30, 2019
It is now, but wasn't when this comment was made.
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level 28
Feb 13, 2019
I think you should make it so two or more cities with the same name would show up and accept both states (Columbia would accept both MO and SC, Springfield would accept multiple states, etc.)
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level 38
Jul 6, 2019
Agreed
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level 61
Dec 1, 2018
Good quiz, but literally half of my answers were in either California or Texas.
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level 61
Dec 1, 2018
That’s probably bad luck, I did minimise this issue as mentioned above.
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level 72
Dec 3, 2018
I had six (including five in a row) from California, FYI.
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level 61
Dec 3, 2018
There are 202 possible answers, and with the methodology above that includes 23 from California. So on average you should only get 2 California per round. However since this is randomised, and lots of people are taking the quiz, the chance that somebody got slightly more California's than someone else is to be expected.

Think of it like this; When rolling a dice 100 times, you would not expect to see an alternating Head-Tails pattern. In fact, with 100 you're much more likely to see strings of 4 or 5 heads or tails in a row then to get a consistent HTHTHTHT. That's just the nature of randomness.

Moral of the story, 6/20 being California is totally within expectation, given the number of people taking the quiz.
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level 71
Dec 3, 2018
I wanna see your dice that have heads and tails instead of dots! ;-)
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level 61
Dec 3, 2018
Dammit! I meant coins... I spent too much thinking and working out the maths I forgot that dice don't have heads/tails :P
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level 70
Jun 7, 2019
Same here. 6/20 were Califoria. But that does not affect the quality of this quiz. That is just the way it is. Those states have a lot of cities.
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level 75
Dec 3, 2018
Think you've done a great job with a complex format. Must have taken ages.
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level 65
Dec 3, 2018
I agree that the methodology should be included in the description. Cities like Augusta, while the larger one is in Georgia, it is the capital of Maine. Also, I don't know how many give-away answers are in there, but I got two in mine, Oklahoma City and New York City. Those might be the only ones and I just got both.
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level 61
Dec 3, 2018
I'll add it in, perhaps in a compact way. I've also removed Augusta as a special case.
Also there are only 6 giveaways (3 containing part of the state rather than City) but also 1 red herring.
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level 70
Dec 3, 2018
I'm guessing the red herring is Kansas City, MO? That's a real tough one to distinguish because the Kansas City, KS is right next to it, and really they function almost as one city, though MO is bigger.
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level 71
Dec 3, 2018
In most cases of duplicate city names, the population takes care of any confusion (for instance Portland, which popped up for me one time).
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level 86
Dec 3, 2018
I just want to add my congratulations and appreciation to Stewart (quiz maker) for creating this and similar quizzes recently. I really like the randomiser and large pool of answers, which mean you need a greater depth of knowledge hence a better learning experience and overall better quiz (in my opinion). Keep up the good work.
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level 61
Dec 3, 2018
Thank you very much Danny. Means a lot to know people enjoy my quizzes :)
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level 71
Dec 3, 2018
Hear, hear! You've been on a tear, Stewart, and they've been great!
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level 79
Jan 30, 2019
Excellent work as usual.
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level 65
Jan 30, 2019
Great quiz! Must have been a lot of work!
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level 30
Jan 30, 2019
Meanwhile I get 3 in the same state which would be easy if it wasn’t...... North Carolina which I know literally 2 cities in and only one was there..... my luck just isn’t always great
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level 64
Jan 30, 2019
gotta get rid of clinton......too many states with that city name......and the population statistics is not why people can narrow down the city.
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level 34
Jan 30, 2019
New favorite quiz!
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level 65
Jan 30, 2019
I just want to take this quiz over and over again endlessly. I wish I could get five more points for each new iteration, though.:-)
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level 53
Jan 30, 2019
I got Warren, GR and Detroit all in one column! Awesome. I also got Lansing 3 quizzes in a row.
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level 63
Jan 30, 2019
Would there be value in preventing in the same state from appearing twice? Coding too complicated?
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level 61
Jan 30, 2019
Well the coding for Randomised quizzes is universal. So QM would have to write special code just for this quiz and change the quiz type to distinguish it from normal Randomised quizzes. However, I don't think this would ever happen as I see no need to prevent the same state appearing twice.
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level 57
Jan 30, 2019
I never heard of Wilmington, NC. I kept retyping Delaware to see if I had spelled it wrong.
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level 41
Feb 1, 2019
Really?
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level 76
Jan 30, 2019
You're my new favorite quiz maker, Stewart.
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level 21
Jan 31, 2019
It Said Warren I Dont Know Wich State Because I Went To Warren Arkansas it Arkansas didn't work.
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level 45
Feb 6, 2019
Arlington is the National Cemetery in Virginia.
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level 40
Feb 8, 2019
Stewart I copied your quiz to make a randomized quiz for state to country. I hope you don't mind I just don't know how to make a randomized quiz.
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level 61
Feb 8, 2019
No problem! I'll be sure to check it out 😊
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level 40
Feb 8, 2019
Thanks, the first part will be ready soon. It's called Random State to Country. First part is North America.
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level 40
Feb 9, 2019
The quiz is live now. It's called random state to country North America (no Caribbean states)