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Common U.S. Street Names

Did your street make the list? Here are the 50 most common street names in the United States. Name as many as you can!
Quiz by CBTemple
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First submittedMarch 5, 2012
Last updatedDecember 21, 2014
Times taken33,772
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Street Name
10,902
Main
10,259
Second
9,673
First
9,556
Third
8,628
Fourth
7,557
Fifth
7,281
Park
6,574
Sixth
6,143
Oak
5,732
Seventh
5,636
Maple
5,397
Pine
5,052
Washington
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Street Name
5,045
Eighth
4,766
Cedar
4,671
Elm
4,366
Walnut
4,312
Ninth
4,232
Tenth
4,011
Lake
3,653
Sunset
3,632
Lincoln
3,459
Jackson
3,453
Church
3,331
River
3,331
Eleventh
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Street Name
3,280
Willow
3,241
Jefferson
3,212
Center
3,201
Twelfth
3,085
North
2,925
Lakeview
2,897
Ridge
2,883
Hickory
2,834
Adams
2,829
Cherry
2,819
Highland
2,732
Johnson
2,707
South
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Street Name
2,656
Dogwood
2,652
West
2,649
Chestnut
2,641
Thirteenth
2,594
Spruce
2,584
Fourteenth
2,565
Wilson
2,538
Meadow
2,523
Forest
2,513
Hill
2,498
Madison
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level 72
Apr 16, 2012
So did not think about the numbers
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level 43
Jun 11, 2014
Same. I'm in New England. We are more creative here!
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level 58
Sep 22, 2015
You don't say!
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level 50
Aug 20, 2017
yeah another New Englander i didn't guess any numbers, i can't think of one road named after a number near me
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level 49
Jun 16, 2018
You guys must realize that most beach towns and cities use numbers?? Like Boston, too? You're not special New England, numbers didn't cross my mind either
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level 69
Oct 9, 2018
If you think Boston is laid out orderly you've never been there. It's a meandering, jumbled Old World mess of cowpaths like everywhere else in New England. Drive along Maine back roads and explain why it takes 3 times the distance a crow would fly to wind around nowhere.
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level 44
Apr 16, 2012
What is "View" Street. I gotta tell ya I have never once seen a street by that name (and I am 53 years old). Maybe Park View, or River View - but not just "View".
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level 32
Apr 16, 2012
I'm 'so' with ruudsje.
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level 44
Nov 14, 2012
Anyone else guess "Elm" because of Freddy Kruger? -- "Every town has an Elm Street!"
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level 71
Dec 4, 2012
So trees and numbers. Got it.
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level 54
May 7, 2019
and presidents...
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level 72
Sep 11, 2014
So much for the photo being a helpful clue - Bourbon got me nowhere.
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level 76
Dec 21, 2014
Drinking rarely helps when taking a quiz.
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level 23
Oct 15, 2015
hehe
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level 58
Dec 21, 2014
Shouldn't it be "twelfth"? Not "twelth"
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level 37
Dec 21, 2014
Yea, what happened here?
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level 65
Dec 21, 2014
agreed, I am sure it is twelfth! :)
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level 76
Dec 21, 2014
Isn't it odd that Second Street outnumbers First Street? One really is the loneliest number....
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level 58
Dec 22, 2014
It's because often rather than naming it "First", it's named "Main", and then the numbers start going from there.
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level 35
Feb 8, 2016
There is also the possibility of naming the first few streets of the town like Jefferson or whatever then giving up on it and counting. I don't know if this actually happened but I heard it did for a few so they began counting from a good few numbers up.
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level 54
May 7, 2019
plus, no town would have a 1st but not a 2nd
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level 55
May 7, 2019
Most towns may have main as the "1st" street, then subsequently, 2nd, etc.
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level 66
Dec 21, 2014
Major misspelling here - should be "Twelfth" not "Twelth"
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level 48
Dec 21, 2014
Yeah. When I didn't get "twelfth" I just stopped with the numbers... but I didn't even think of trees, so the misspelled twelfth was not to blame for my dismal performance. Darn it.
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level 75
Dec 21, 2014
Same here. When Twelfth didn't work I saw no need to keep going with numbers. Not sure how 43% got "Twelth" - surely almost half didn't misspell it, too.
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level 76
Dec 21, 2014
OK, OK, I surrender! My subtle campaign to change the official spelling to "Twelth" is over. The change has been made ;>)
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level 37
Dec 21, 2014
The answer still shows "Twelth" though.
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level 58
Dec 21, 2014
I think edits to quizzes have stopped working. The preview looks the way you want it, you can save it and your edits show up in the edit page. But when you submit it - it stays the way it was. I am one of those who stopped with the numbered streets as soon as Twelfth didn't work, so missed out on a few. Otherwise, not bad with my total of 20/50 as I don't live in the relevant country. Missed Lincoln, though.
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level ∞
Dec 21, 2014
Sorry to everyone for the misspelling of Twelfth which was my fault, and thanks to @CBTemple for fixing it!
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level 24
Dec 21, 2014
What about; 1st 2nd and so on?
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level 36
Dec 21, 2014
I call BS. Source is a redditt user? It's a user who lives somewhere midwest or east, in a provincial town. No Martin Luther King St.s but Hickory, Willow, and Dogwood. And other streets named for trees no one has seen in the west! No State St. but River St.? Never saw a River St. or a Jackson St. (county, yes, but not street). No Lakeview St. anywhere I have been either. Whoever made this up lived where those trees grow, and where maybe there are rivers, lakes, forests, etc. But when you live in a desert, they don't name streets for forests, rivers, or dogwood trees! Or the president who ordered the Native Americans "resettled." (Except in Wyoming, but they were always different, if you read their history.) I never heard of a Ridge St. either. The numbers were about all that rang true. No Wall St. or Spring St. listed? Surely they are as plentiful as "Highland." Or "Dogwood."
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level ∞
Dec 21, 2014
If you read the link, they go into their methodology. I'm going to call B.S. on your calling B.S. :)
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level 76
Dec 23, 2014
yeah, seems legit to me. The portion of the United States that is desert is pretty small.
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level 69
Oct 9, 2018
He found 1,000s of streets under every name here so I doubt he just drove around 8 counties of Indiana and said "Looks good to me".
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level 77
Mar 20, 2019
You know there exist something called maps, and it's possible to search them/the index without driving around like a crazy person right?
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level 44
Dec 21, 2014
There's got to be more than 3,000 MLK's
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level 79
Dec 22, 2014
No, just because every larger city seems to have named a street after him doesn't mean that all those smaller towns have done so. How many towns in say, Iowa, would have an MLK street? But most would have Oak/Elm/Jefferson/etc.
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level 76
Dec 22, 2014
Streets named for MLK are useful in determining whether or not you are a real American or not, according to Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Fox News etc.

See the useful formula here
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level 81
Dec 29, 2014
I forgot about the trees. I had some presidents, some landscape and the numbers. And a couple of miscellaneous ones.
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level 73
Jan 6, 2015
No Martin Luther King? I thought there was one in every city.
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level 66
May 31, 2015
I've seen so many streets named after Mr. Oneway that I'm surprised not to see it here.
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level 45
Jul 2, 2015
If you want to get a lot of these correct, guess trees, former presidents, and numbers.
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level 46
Jul 14, 2015
Surprised MLK street was not on the list, every city in the south has an MLK street!
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level 55
Jan 22, 2016
This way waaaay too hard for a regular Norwegian. I didn't even think of numbers, we don't do that here.
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level 35
Feb 8, 2016
I got Main, the numbers, Washington and Jefferson.
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level 54
Jul 10, 2016
how is martin luther king not on the list
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level 49
Jan 13, 2017
Half of these are streets in my hometown... Our eleventh street has no numbered streets for at least a half mile in all directions, though, so...
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level 69
Aug 19, 2017
We're very good at naming streets after the trees removed to build them. Funny how you never see a Concrete Boulevard or a Pavement Place.
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level 68
Aug 19, 2017
Surprised no "Broadway"
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level 68
Aug 19, 2017
In Indiana every town has a "Meridian"
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level 65
Aug 19, 2017
Only 7% got my dog... sad...
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level 21
Aug 20, 2017
...why, USA, why...
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level 51
Aug 20, 2017
2nd beat 1st, but still came in 2nd.
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level 75
Aug 21, 2017
Who's on first, What's on second.
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level 58
Aug 21, 2017
Only President I missed was Wilson ... and it's my name! First name I thought of was Madison, and was amazed to see it's the very last on the list! I suppose there are more counties named Madison than streets.
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level 69
Jul 14, 2018
There are more 2nd Streets than 1st?
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level 54
Dec 16, 2018
I got 6 right haha, main street. Then nothing for a lonng while, then thought of presidents, only lincoln and washington took from the onse I tried. Finally I thought of the directions, but weirdly east isnt on there ! If only I had remembered the numbers (after still being on 3 after several minutes I was really stumped, like huh, what DO they call their streets?) Very weird how the ranking of the numbers is quite random.. you expect it would be in order, like why is twelfth lower than thirteenth and fourteenth (ok 13 I might get). 2, 5, 3, 6, 4, 1, 7, 10, 9, 8, 11, 14, 13, 12 Quite weird indeed. (ok some have the same percentages, so could also be 2, 3, 5, 4, 1, 6, 7, 10, 9, 8, 11, 13, 14, 12.)
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level 76
May 7, 2019
Not sure what's up with the guessed percentages that is indeed odd. But as to why there are fewer 1st streets than 2nd streets in US cities that's because 1st street is often called Main Street or Center Street or Market Street or Church Street or something else.
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level 54
Dec 16, 2018
I totally forgot us cities are build in grids
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level 36
May 4, 2019
I'm happy to see so many tree species here! Nature IS more in our minds than we think.
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level 76
May 7, 2019
Fourteen ordinals, eight presidents, three cardinal directions, twelve trees, evelen landmarks or geographical features, sunset and main. Pretty obvious. Only kind of surprised at the lack of a Market Street.
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level 39
May 7, 2019
Who else tried Martin Luther King?
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level 42
May 20, 2019
I didn’t think of the numbers at all!! I tried Springfield and also Kennedy. I was under the impression that there are streets named Kennedy and JFK all over the place.