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500 Biggest US Cities

Name the 500 most populated urban areas in the United States.
Populations taken from the 2020 U.S. Census.
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Population
State
Urban Area
19,426,449
NY
New York City
12,237,376
CA
Los Angeles
8,671,746
IL
Chicago
6,077,522
FL
Miami
5,853,575
TX
Houston
5,732,354
TX
Dallas
5,696,125
PA
Philadelphia
5,174,759
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Washington, D.C.
4,999,259
GA
Atlanta
4,382,009
MA
Boston
3,976,313
AZ
Phoenix
3,776,890
MI
Detroit
3,544,011
WA
Seattle
3,269,385
CA
San Francisco
3,070,300
CA
San Diego
2,914,866
MN
Minneapolis
2,783,045
FL
Tampa
2,686,147
CO
Denver
2,276,703
CA
Riverside
2,212,038
MD
Baltimore
2,196,623
NV
Las Vegas
2,156,323
MO
St. Louis
2,104,238
OR
Portland
1,992,689
TX
San Antonio
1,946,618
CA
Sacramento
1,853,896
FL
Orlando
1,837,446
CA
San Jose
1,809,888
TX
Austin
1,745,039
PA
Pittsburgh
1,712,178
OH
Cleveland
1,699,881
IN
Indianapolis
1,686,744
OH
Cincinnati
1,674,218
MO
Kansas City
1,567,254
OH
Columbus
1,451,578
VA
Virginia Beach
1,379,873
NC
Charlotte
1,306,795
WI
Milwaukee
1,285,806
RI
Providence
1,247,374
FL
Jacksonville
1,178,533
UT
Salt Lake City
1,158,642
TN
Nashville
1,106,646
NC
Raleigh
1,059,150
VA
Richmond
1,056,190
TN
Memphis
982,276
OK
Oklahoma City
977,158
CT
Hartford
974,397
KY
Louisville
948,864
NY
Buffalo
916,408
CT
Bridgeport
914,531
LA
New Orleans
875,441
AZ
Tucson
854,584
TX
El Paso
853,252
HI
Honolulu
819,508
NE
Omaha
779,553
TX
McAllen
779,075
FL
Bradenton
774,956
AL
Birmingham
769,837
NM
Albuquerque
722,810
OK
Tulsa
717,589
CA
Fresno
704,327
NY
Rochester
684,773
SC
Charleston
674,046
OH
Dayton
646,843
CA
Mission Viejo
632,494
CO
Colorado Springs
631,326
LA
Baton Rouge
621,703
PA
Allentown
608,857
UT
Ogden
605,666
MI
Grand Rapids
599,242
FL
Cape Coral
597,257
TN
Knoxville
593,142
NY
Albany
590,407
SC
Columbia
588,609
UT
Provo
570,235
CA
Bakersfield
561,456
CT
New Haven
542,486
IA
Des Moines
541,879
OH
Akron
538,583
CA
Concord
528,991
CA
Murrieta
510,675
FL
Palm Bay
504,803
TX
McKinney
500,231
KS
Wichita
497,952
OH
Toledo
490,859
PA
Harrisburg
482,085
MA
Worcester
461,864
AR
Little Rock
450,305
WI
Madison
447,279
WA
Spokane
446,529
NV
Reno
442,145
MA
Springfield
437,745
FL
Port St. Lucie
433,180
ID
Boise
431,480
GA
Augusta
429,461
TX
Denton
425,675
FL
Bonita Springs
420,924
NC
Winston-Salem
419,946
AZ
Goodyear
418,404
FL
Kissimmee
414,847
CA
Stockton
413,660
NY
Syracuse
402,454
TX
The Woodlands
402,126
FL
Daytona Beach
398,569
TN
Chattanooga
396,118
NC
Durham
394,530
PA
Lancaster
390,172
FL
Pensacola
387,271
SC
Greenville
376,117
CA
Oxnard
373,687
AR
Fayetteville
370,422
NJ
Trenton
366,713
PA
Scranton
361,075
CA
Indio
359,559
CA
Lancaster
357,301
CA
Modesto
355,816
CA
Victorville
347,693
MS
Jackson
339,066
TX
Corpus Christi
338,928
NC
Greensboro
335,934
IN
Fort Wayne
329,066
AL
Huntsville
326,332
CO
Fort Collins
326,205
CA
Antioch
325,008
NC
Fayetteville
321,907
AL
Mobile
320,901
OH
Youngstown
318,300
MI
Lansing
317,689
MI
Ann Arbor
315,631
KY
Lexington
314,766
NY
Poughkeepsie
309,466
GA
Savannah
303,269
MA
Barnstable
298,964
MI
Flint
298,954
SC
Myrtle Beach
297,329
CA
Santa Rosa
295,319
OH
Canton
294,921
NJ
Atlantic City
291,217
NE
Lincoln
288,052
LA
Shreveport
285,776
NC
Asheville
285,211
IA
Davenport
282,651
MO
Springfield
278,921
IN
South Bend
278,612
NC
Concord
278,031
CA
Santa Clarita
277,915
FL
Lakeland
276,443
IL
Rockford
276,278
PA
Reading
272,280
TX
Lubbock
270,179
OR
Eugene
268,331
OR
Salem
267,746
GA
Columbus
265,218
GA
Gainesville
261,835
IL
Round Lake Beach
259,781
IL
Peoria
257,222
TX
Killeen
255,401
WA
Kennewick
255,329
NC
Wilmington
254,348
AL
Montgomery
253,251
FL
Winter Haven
252,934
FL
Tallahassee
251,462
TX
Laredo
249,252
AK
Anchorage
246,548
CA
San Rafael
242,984
NH
Nashua
240,381
CA
Livermore
238,549
PA
York
Population
State
Urban Area
236,344
MS
Gulfport
230,967
WI
Appleton
227,316
LA
Lafayette
226,213
FL
Navarre
224,449
WA
Bremerton
224,156
WI
Green Bay
218,443
SC
Rock Hill
217,312
VA
Roanoke
216,444
TX
Brownsville
216,214
ND
Fargo
214,647
MD
Aberdeen
213,986
CA
Thousand Oaks
213,748
FL
Gainesville
210,712
FL
Deltona
208,157
WA
Olympia
206,855
IN
Evansville
206,137
TX
College Station
205,860
TX
Amarillo
205,356
ME
Portland
204,562
MI
Kalamazoo
202,197
CA
Santa Barbara
201,511
NC
Hickory
200,947
TN
Clarksville
200,157
WV
Huntington
199,998
FL
North Port
199,317
CT
Waterbury
199,067
OH
Lorain
197,557
MD
Hagerstown
196,943
SC
Spartanburg
194,283
SD
Sioux Falls
192,844
IA
Cedar Rapids
192,844
TX
Waco
191,863
TX
Galveston
187,820
PA
Erie
182,647
FL
Ocala
177,561
ID
Nampa
177,532
CA
Salinas
177,313
TN
Murfreesboro
176,897
NC
Gastonia
176,456
MD
Frederick
175,132
CA
Vallejo
174,292
FL
Sebastian
173,194
CA
Hemet
171,680
CT
Danbury
171,640
OR
Medford
169,050
FL
Spring Hill
169,038
CA
Santa Cruz
167,830
NC
High Point
167,679
VA
Fredericksburg
167,432
CT
Norwich
166,414
MI
Muskegon
163,289
NH
Manchester
162,501
LA
Lake Charles
162,060
FL
Panama City
161,736
FL
The Villages
160,578
CA
Visalia
160,440
WA
Marysville
159,506
SC
Mauldin
159,265
IL
Springfield
157,100
IN
Lafayette
156,450
AL
Tuscaloosa
155,942
NY
Binghamton
155,491
MA
New Bedford
154,818
TX
Odessa
151,523
FL
Leesburg
150,122
CA
Fairfield
150,052
CA
Merced
148,956
KS
Topeka
148,199
IN
Elkhart
147,452
IL
Champaign
146,649
TX
Beaumont
145,963
MI
Hamburg
145,482
LA
Houma
145,311
NC
Burlington
143,609
CA
Santa Maria
143,213
GA
Athens
141,997
TX
Midland
141,831
MO
Columbia
141,132
GA
Warner Robins
140,958
WV
Charleston
140,111
GA
Macon
139,338
NM
Las Cruces
137,222
CO
Greeley
135,973
CO
Grand Junction
135,717
AZ
Yuma
134,877
WI
Racine
134,109
UT
St. George
134,100
IL
Bloomington
133,145
WA
Yakima
131,028
TX
Tyler
128,979
WA
Bellingham
128,787
MT
Billings
128,519
TN
Johnson City
127,364
CA
Simi Valley
126,810
IA
Iowa City
125,865
WI
Kenosha
125,811
AR
Fort Smith
125,706
CA
Yuba City
125,596
VA
Lynchburg
123,495
CA
Seaside
123,101
DE
Dover
121,831
ID
Coeur d'Alene
121,587
MN
Rochester
120,912
CA
Tracy
120,828
CO
Boulder
120,642
CO
Pueblo
120,602
CA
Redding
120,191
OK
Norman
120,150
NC
Greenville
119,964
LA
Monroe
119,411
MN
Duluth
119,059
NY
Utica
118,838
TX
Harlingen
118,601
MD
Waldorf
118,369
SC
Anderson
118,138
TX
Abilene
118,092
HI
Kailua
118,032
VT
Burlington
117,638
MN
St. Cloud
116,819
TX
Port Arthur
116,058
MI
Saginaw
114,833
CA
Gilroy
114,632
TX
Temple
114,139
IA
Waterloo
113,927
UT
Logan
113,763
LA
Mandeville
113,066
IA
Sioux City
111,790
MA
Leominster
111,411
CA
Chico
111,224
NC
Jacksonville
110,103
IN
Bloomington
107,099
TX
Longview
107,034
MI
Holland
106,988
OR
Bend
105,475
WI
Eau Claire
105,132
ID
Idaho Falls
104,191
VA
Charlottesville
101,027
CA
Vacaville
100,842
AL
Auburn
100,776
CO
Longmont
100,736
TX
New Braunfels
99,982
TX
San Angelo
98,872
WI
La Crosse
98,411
TN
Kingsport
98,198
ND
Bismarck
97,814
KY
Bowling Green
97,039
TX
Wichita Falls
96,729
FL
Homosassa Springs
96,485
CO
Lafayette
95,090
NH
Portsmouth
94,998
KS
Lawrence
94,241
NM
Santa Fe
93,608
OH
Middletown
92,427
AZ
Prescott
92,396
FL
Four Corners
91,960
MO
Lee's Summit
91,786
FL
St. Augustine
91,587
LA
Slidell
90,570
MA
Amherst
89,585
VA
Williamsburg
89,436
SC
Florence
88,109
MT
Missoula
87,464
OK
Lawton
87,226
NJ
Vineland
86,679
MO
Joplin
86,674
CA
Manteca
86,287
IL
Decatur
Population
State
Urban Area
85,960
GA
Albany
85,679
SD
Rapid City
85,350
CO
Castle Rock
84,619
CA
Napa
84,382
IN
Muncie
84,307
MI
Jackson
83,674
PA
State College
83,377
VA
Winchester
82,369
OH
Springfield
82,226
MI
Port Huron
81,635
CA
Madera
81,223
OH
Newark
80,821
MS
Hattiesburg
79,862
IN
Terre Haute
79,842
AZ
Flagstaff
79,517
IN
Anderson
79,260
IL
Alton
79,250
WY
Cheyenne
79,203
CA
Turlock
78,925
AL
Florence
78,744
TX
Texarkana
78,305
LA
Alexandria
78,302
AL
Anniston
78,142
WA
Wenatchee
78,075
MD
Salisbury
77,620
WV
Morgantown
77,429
WI
Wausau
77,187
MO
St. Joseph
77,034
CA
Davis
76,807
AL
Daphne
76,769
GA
Valdosta
76,441
KY
Elizabethtown
76,433
KY
Owensboro
76,338
CA
Camarillo
76,190
WI
Oshkosh
75,684
NY
Saratoga Springs
75,513
MI
Battle Creek
75,485
PA
Lebanon
74,426
PA
Altoona
74,376
CA
El Centro
74,369
WI
Sheboygan
73,918
TN
Cleveland
73,781
AR
Jonesboro
73,545
OH
Mansfield
73,377
VA
Harrisonburg
73,090
CA
Lodi
72,809
TN
Jackson
72,526
LA
Hammond
72,423
AL
Dothan
72,400
VA
Blacksburg
72,391
NH
Dover
72,285
WI
Janesville
72,211
ID
Pocatello
71,824
SC
Hilton Head Island
71,582
NY
Kiryas Joel
71,396
AK
Fairbanks
71,367
IN
Michigan City
71,191
NY
Glens Falls
70,801
TX
San Marcos
70,638
TN
Bristol
70,628
CA
Tulare
70,332
IA
Dubuque
69,862
CA
Porterville
69,841
WA
Longview
68,825
SC
Sumter
68,750
GA
Brunswick
68,668
CA
Watsonville
68,630
OH
Lima
68,472
MI
Bay City
68,160
ND
Grand Forks
67,830
GA
Dalton
67,804
CA
Paso Robles
67,751
WY
Casper
67,097
MT
Great Falls
66,825
WA
Mount Vernon
66,791
OR
Corvallis
66,691
TX
Sherman
66,638
CA
Hanford
66,619
AR
Conway
66,539
TN
Morristown
66,530
IL
Kankakee
66,342
IA
Ames
65,986
TX
Victoria
65,227
CA
Petaluma
64,981
WV
Weirton
64,736
IL
DeKalb
63,297
NC
Rocky Mount
63,297
FL
Sebring
63,073
WI
Beloit
62,576
IN
Kokomo
62,500
WV
Parkersburg
62,468
NY
Elmira
62,459
FL
Titusville
62,352
MD
Lexington Park
62,074
OR
Albany
61,888
MI
Benton Harbor
61,743
OH
Sandusky
61,629
NV
Carson City
61,539
ME
Bangor
61,521
PA
Johnstown
61,516
NY
Middletown
61,133
CA
Woodland
60,982
IN
Columbus
60,743
ME
Lewiston
60,458
AL
Decatur
60,454
KS
Manhattan
60,403
GA
Rome
60,309
TN
Spring Hill
60,206
MN
Mankato
59,133
AR
Hot Springs
59,102
NY
Ithaca
59,080
MT
Bozeman
59,065
VA
Staunton
59,017
AZ
Lake Havasu City
58,808
ID
Twin Falls
57,975
AL
Gadsden
57,905
HI
Kahului
57,771
AZ
Maricopa
57,695
WV
Wheeling
57,468
WV
Beckley
57,260
MI
Monroe
56,904
CA
San Luis Obispo
56,890
MI
Traverse City
56,712
PA
Hanover
56,054
TX
Lake Jackson
55,724
OR
Grants Pass
55,546
MO
Cape Girardeau
55,344
PA
Williamsport
55,133
FL
Zephyrhills
55,099
NE
Grand Island
54,798
ID
Lewiston
54,731
WI
Fond du Lac
54,456
NC
Goldsboro
54,396
AZ
Bullhead City
54,287
CA
Lompoc
54,274
AZ
Sierra Vista
54,083
TX
Eagle Pass
53,444
AK
Wasilla
53,365
NM
Los Lunas
53,267
FL
Poinciana
53,107
GA
Hinesville
52,515
SC
Beaufort
52,380
MT
Helena
52,351
GA
Cartersville
52,340
MI
Midland
51,898
NC
Clayton
51,867
IN
Valparaiso
51,832
NY
Watertown
51,763
NM
Farmington
51,454
MS
Pascagoula
51,120
NY
Riverhead
50,981
AZ
Casa Grande
50,925
ND
Minot
50,885
CA
Arroyo Grande
50,860
PA
Hazleton
50,833
KY
Paducah
50,805
FL
Yulee
50,775
MO
Jefferson City
50,720
MA
Pittsfield
50,319
NC
Pinehurst
50,254
NY
Kingston
50,194
OK
Enid
50,189
GA
Winder
50,094
PA
Chambersburg
50,013
WA
Walla Walla
49,962
PA
Monessen
101 Recent Comments
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Level 74
Dec 6, 2023
Before I get the usual complaints, the population figures and the cities chosen are decided by the U.S. Census Bureau, not me.
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Level 65
Mar 2, 2020
The methodology of what gets to be a separate city / urban area and not seems...odd. McKinney, TX is widely considered an exurb of Dallas, and it's certainly less distinct from Dallas than Fort Worth is. If McKinney and Denton are separate urban areas, Fort Worth-Arlington certainly should be as well. Warner Robins, GA is another weird choice, as it's pretty much seen as "Macon - Warner Robins" in GA.
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Level 88
Mar 26, 2020
I would disagree about Warner Robins, at least. I went to high school there and I'd say the city is generally considered distinct from Macon.
+4
Level 63
Mar 2, 2020
Typing in Fort Myers does nothing, but typing Fort Meyers gives you Cape Coral. The correct spelling is Fort Myers.
+4
Level 74
Mar 2, 2020
Fixed
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Level 74
Mar 21, 2024
Fort and Ft Myers still don't work.
+2
Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
Got over 200 and thought I had done all I could... missed Chicago. I feel so dumb!
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Level 49
Mar 4, 2020
270 - Not so bad. I could have done better and missed Wichita. Lol.
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Level 78
Mar 4, 2020
Got 106 – never been to the US before!
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Level 90
Mar 5, 2020
Got 333 and 5 points. I'm quitting while I'm ahead.
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Level 90
Mar 5, 2020
No way is Lake Jackson anywhere close to 75K. Being generous it's not even 30K. Even if you take the 3 closest cities (Freeport, Angelton and Brazoria) into account there are no more than 60K. That is circle 20 miles in diameter with a heck of a lot more swamp and marsh than developed land. I'm all for a good effort but go find another city to add to the list.
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Level 58
Mar 9, 2020
I've played this quiz about 3-4 times. However, each time I log in, it says that I've never played this game before. What is wrong?
+3
Level ∞
Mar 10, 2020
There was a bug on the site for a couple of days where if you spent more than 24 minutes on a quiz it wouldn't count your stats. This is now fixed.
+3
Level 72
Mar 19, 2020
It's still doing that for me too
+1
Level 58
Apr 1, 2020
The quiz completely reloads if you type in Monterey with a space. :(
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Level 64
Apr 14, 2020
What on earth is Twin Rivers, NJ? I lived in the state for 57 years and I never heard of Twin Rivers. I know Toms River, but that township has more than half again the population all by itself.
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Level 67
May 18, 2020
I know multiple people that live in Twin Rivers, and I don't live in New Jersey.
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Level 66
Jul 20, 2020
It is an unincorporated census area.
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Level 47
Apr 14, 2020
Aberdeen, Maryland does not pop up on the map.
+5
Level 78
Jun 16, 2020
Yes, and neither does Simi Valley, CA
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Level 89
Sep 14, 2020
Aberdeen--Bel Air and Simi Valley are missing.

Also, Texas City is almost completely turned green when Houston is entered. It makes it appear as if Texas City is already answered.

I know we have pointed out corrections, but this is a great quiz, much more accurate statistics than others and the fill-in map is great work. It really helps in remembering what's already been answered. We appreciate the time quiz makers put in even if comment sections look like the complaint line after Christmas.

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Level 78
Sep 23, 2020
I agree. This is my favorite quiz on the website and I think it's a really fun quiz to have to learn all the answers (especially when you've done it so much that you speedrun it).
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Level 32
Apr 24, 2020
I finally did it! I was able to name all 500, it took a lot of effort. It was hard trying to figure out what was considered to be a city in this quiz since so many big cities were lumped into metro areas. A tip to people trying to beat this quiz; start close to where you live as these places will be fresh in your memory and then spread out. if you can try working in an order state by state. For me, I did Alaska and the Hawaii and then worked west to east. great job on this quiz though, creator. It was a huge challenge. I also definitely learned something.
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Level 89
Sep 14, 2020
Same here, probably the biggest test I've completed in the allotted time. I left it open untimed several times and would go back to it once my head stopped trying so hard. Finally went for it under the gun and couldn't remember San Luis Obispo in that little cluster of beach 'burbs up the coast. Squeaked it in at a little over a minute left.
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Level 68
Jun 27, 2020
Are we supposed to be able to see the outline of the dots when zooming in?
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Level 78
Jul 1, 2020
I think it's part of the new SVG update
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Level 65
Jul 1, 2020
yep
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Level 66
Jul 20, 2020
I don't know if this has been mentioned already, and I know you are just quoting your source but the population numbers for Providence, RI are just not accurate. Your source essentially is counting the entire state of Rhode Island as one metro area.
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Level 89
Sep 14, 2020
It's counting the continuous urban area around it in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. "Metro areas" in the U.S. cover wildly random sized land areas far bigger than the state of Rhode Island even for small urban areas. They are a useless statistic in comparing city size.
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Level 52
Jul 25, 2020
Only 9% got Hot Springs! I'm smart! Lol I got 60/500 . . .
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2020
283. Got over 50%. Happy with that. Missed a few I thought I had already guessed.
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Level 69
Aug 24, 2020
Please add New Bedford, Massachusetts which has a population of 149,443.

Funny how Pittsfield is included despite having a lower population than New Bedford.

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Level 51
Aug 27, 2020
West Orange?
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Level 54
Nov 2, 2020
What about Jersey City, NJ or Newark NJ? Was surprised when Twin Rivers popped up and I have, as a NJ resident, never heard of Twin Rivers... thought for sure Jersey City and Hoboken were more populous. I typed in Newark too, but it came up for Ohio.
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2020
Jersey City and Newark are included in a bigger urban area.
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Level 40
Nov 7, 2020
Round Lake Beach, IL? It only has 30k-ish residents. There are a lot of Chicago suburbs bigger than that-by a lot.
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Level 74
Nov 7, 2020
Ooh somebody didn't read the description.
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Level 53
Dec 29, 2022
Ooooh someone titled the quiz incorrectly.
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Level 74
Dec 29, 2022
Cope
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Level 81
Nov 29, 2020
Camarillo looks to be placed incorrectly on the map and when I type California, Monnesen PA gets filled in. Awesome quiz. love it :)
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Level 69
Dec 1, 2020
There is no Twin Rivers, New Jersey. And Trenton, New Jersey has between 85,000 and 88,000 people (not 290,000).
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Level 74
Dec 6, 2023
Take it up with the US census bureau.
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Level 64
Dec 5, 2020
I got 181. Which I think is pretty good for a non-USA citizen who has only visited 2 locations in the country.
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Level 55
Jan 10, 2021
If you zoom in, you can see the dots
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Level 56
Jan 11, 2021
This quiz overlooked most cities in Southern California.
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2023
That's because most cities in Southern California are part of the LA and IE metro areas.
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2021
So the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th largest cities in Illinois are not on here but round lake beach, IL has it's population multiplied by a factor of 10 and is added. That makes so little sense it's ridiculous. The fact that this is worth points simply for having the most nominations should an eye opener to one and all that democracy is an unworkable joke.
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2021
Its urban areas
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Level 53
Dec 29, 2022
Round Lake Beach doesn't have urban areas. It's just a suburb.
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Level 75
Jan 22, 2021
As a Brit, I'm pretty pleased with 102
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2021
As an Austrian, I'm pretty pleased with 148.
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Level 36
Feb 15, 2022
Polish, 125
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Level 40
Aug 3, 2022
Irish, 257.
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Level 78
Jun 9, 2021
Flabberbapper, I'm frankly disappointed in you. Where are major cities like Fort Worth and Newark? Those are large US cities! What has this site become, its truly unbelievable
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Level 74
Jun 9, 2021
You absolute twerp

Love ya bro

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Level 72
Jun 27, 2021
I love this quiz! I wrote a blog post in which I analyzed the results from this quiz and compared the relationship between an urban area's size and how many people guessed it correctly.
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Level 54
Jul 29, 2021
Interesting article! I think it's interesting how metro areas vary depending on who you asked. I just kind of assumed that The Woodlands would be a part of the Houston metro rather than its own thing, for instance. I think a big part of the underguessed metros is that they are overshadowed by larger cities that are more likely to come to mind first when thinking of a certain region.

As an aside, I feel like LA's metro area can get quite weird because the counties in Southern California are so big. The fact that Greater LA has parts of it like Needles that are over a 4 hour drive away from LA, but less than 2 hours away from Las Vegas, is very bizarre. Of course, that's a very small part of the region, but it still highlights a big flaw in how the US defines metro areas at the county level imo.

Perhaps the solution is making the counties smaller, because the same issue doesn't seem so pronounced in eastern cities

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Level 64
Oct 4, 2021
As much as I love that my "small town" of Burlington VT is on the map, it doesn't have a population of 100,000. Burlington has a population of about 40,000. That's the big city here, it doesn't make a national list like this. If you're going by urban sprawl, saw on the map there is a South Burlington, and combined that would be incorrect. There is no such thing as an urban sprawl here in Vermont. They are two distinct towns. Even with college students, it tops out at 50,000, less than half as what it is shown. Yourm source is wrong
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Level 74
Oct 4, 2021
Cry about it
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Level 89
Dec 25, 2023
Source: United States Census Bureau, 2020 Census Of Population
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Level 47
Feb 15, 2022
NJ's cities are quite inaccurate if i do say so
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Level 74
Feb 15, 2022
Blame the US Census Bureau and pray that they change it once they release the 2020 data then.
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2022
I just feel like these numbers are completely wrong. There's absolutely no way that Riverside, CA has a population of almost 2 million
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Level 74
Apr 6, 2022
Probably because it includes more than just Riverside, ya know, like urban areas do. You should probably look at the source to see what cities are included.
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Level 57
Apr 13, 2022
You can see the circles if you zoom. Is that a mistake?
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Level 46
May 20, 2022
Nice quiz, but Westminster MD's population is only 20,126, not 72,794 as it is listed.
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Level 75
Aug 19, 2022
There are like 11 people in Westminster really
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Level 71
Dec 5, 2022
This was fun! 260/500. Currently making my way through Level 61. Level 67 is God status, but I don't think I'm going to make it there.

I'd like to know how to make a map-interactive quiz.

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Level 53
Dec 29, 2022
Living in Chicagoland, I can tell you that absolutely no one calls Round Lake Beach an epicenter of it's own population of the surrounding area.

Aurora is far enough west to separate itself from Chicago, Joliet is 40 miles SW of Chicago as well.

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Level 72
Feb 28, 2023
FYI, 2020 urban area populations are available, via Wikipedia, citypopulation.de, and from the census bureau
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Level 74
Mar 1, 2023
You are correct! I am currently in the process of making a new map for that data, bit busy with school at the moment though so it's taking longer than expected, but rest assured I am working on it and it will be done sometime hopefully soon.
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Level 65
Mar 15, 2023
this needs to be updated and it was never right about Massachusetts or New York

sometimes it uses the metropolitan area sometimes not

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Level 74
Mar 15, 2023
My man couldn't read my reply to the comment right above this 💀
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Level 46
Apr 28, 2023
You forgot to include santa ana california and biloxi mississippi
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Level 65
May 2, 2023
I'm working on a similar quiz :)

Now I know how much effort and dedication goes into quizzes like these. Good Quiz!

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Level 63
Jun 1, 2023
Good quiz overall. Only problem is that a lot of the circle locations are off.
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Level 80
Jun 29, 2023
Please accept Binghampton along with Binghamton.
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Level 47
Jul 1, 2023
Aberdeen, MD doesn't pop up on the map.
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Level 57
Jul 22, 2023
i dont even know how i got Monessen, ive never heard of it and dont remember typing it... but yay (also great quiz, map musta taken hours)
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Level 50
Aug 1, 2023
At least the most guessed one I missed was Eugene, Oregon, not bad!
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Level 64
Oct 1, 2023
is Mission Viejo not part of the Los Angeles urban area?
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Level 78
Nov 10, 2023
Not a knock on Flabberbapper bc I know its from a source, but I agree. It is laughable that Round Lake Beach IL is on here. There are much larger suburbs nearby. Waukegan IL is a much more logical suburb to take in Round Lake Beach.
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Level 95
Dec 6, 2023
A reset today?? Really?? These 500 or plus quizzes should not be reset!!!
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Level 74
Dec 6, 2023
Is there something wrong with the circles when you zoom in? Are they supposed to get smaller? 468 to get 5 points is crazy. I finished and was embarrassed that there were like 10 left I knew, I just missed it like always on these quizzes.
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Level 75
Dec 6, 2023
I don't think I understand how this quiz is calculated. Castle Rock is usually counted as part of the Denver metro area, but in this quiz it's counted separately. How is this data defining an urban area?
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Level 84
Dec 6, 2023
You should use class "zoomable-circle" so that the circles don't zoom when the map does.
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2023
Agreed. Also many of the dots don't show anything when you hover over them.

Edit: I just checked after the quiz, and it worked, but they don't necessarily work during the quiz.

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Level 78
Dec 6, 2023
no way yulee and amherst

also can you do the thing you had on the old quiz where when you zoom in the city dots become smaller if thats possible

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Level 74
Dec 6, 2023
Zoomable-circles I shall work on including soon
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Level 78
Dec 7, 2023
thank you
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Level 80
Dec 7, 2023
Ran out of time at 372. Scored 4 points
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Level 70
Dec 9, 2023
San Juan?
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Level 63
Dec 9, 2023
This quiz is a mess, switching between cities and metro areas. I'm from the Pacific Northwest and can assure you that Tacoma and Vancouver, which wer not included, are exponentially more populous than Bremerton, which was. This is just one of many examples.
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Level 58
Dec 15, 2023
Yes, I noticed that some answers were cities, while others were metropolitan areas.
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Level 78
Dec 13, 2023
Amen! This quizmaker needs to get his stats figured out, I didn't even see Fort Worth (pop. 935k) or Oakland (pop. 433k)! Whatever stats there are seems like a bunch of gobbledy gook to me...
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Level 58
Dec 15, 2023
Aberdeen, MD's population was about 16,000 in 2020: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/aberdeencitymaryland/PST045222
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Level 51
Jan 12, 2024
This quiz is fun, but I think it would be more fun if it dealt with cities proper rather than urban areas. Deciding on what is an urban area is too much a judgment call/matter of opinion.
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Level 74
Jan 13, 2024
Census. Bureau.
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Level 46
Apr 14, 2024
I live in St. George, UT. The metro is 210,088 as of 2024.
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Level 74
Apr 14, 2024
Cool
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Level 16
May 16, 2024
Lay off my man flabberbapper. How bout you go make a quiz with 500 answers. This is a real fun quiz