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Biggest Two-Word U.S. Cities

Guess the most populous U.S. cities whose names consist of two words.
By city proper population. 2018 estimates.
Quiz by MattPunk
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First submittedNovember 29, 2012
Last updatedJune 15, 2019
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Population
City
8,398,748
New York
3,990,456
Los Angeles
1,532,233
San Antonio
1,425,976
San Diego
1,030,119
San Jose
895,008
Fort Worth
883,305
San Francisco
682,669
El Paso
Population
City
649,021
Oklahoma City
644,644
Las Vegas
467,354
Long Beach
491,918
Kansas City
450,189
Virginia Beach
472,688
Colorado Springs
391,006
New Orleans
332,725
Santa Ana
Population
City
326,554
Corpus Christi
320,967
(San Juan)
302,838
Saint Louis
307,695
Saint Paul
267,633
Fort Wayne
265,549
Jersey City
265,098
Saint Petersburg
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level 19
Feb 11, 2013
Maybe Washington DC?
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level 53
Feb 26, 2013
Nope. Washington is the name of the city. DC is the name of the district. That's why there's a comma between them.
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level 38
Nov 19, 2018
What about Tampa Bay? it has 2.783 million people!
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level 38
Nov 19, 2018
Do people refer to Tampa Bay as Tampa?
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level 65
Nov 19, 2018
Tampa Bay is a body of water. Tampa is the name of the city. It's confusing because the professional sports teams in the area are all named "Tampa Bay" because they all play in technically different cities that all border the bay.
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level 48
Feb 16, 2019
It says city proper. Tampa proper has 385 000 people. Also Tampa is the city, Tampa Bay is the body of water.
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level 55
Mar 22, 2016
Besides that, DC makes three words, "District of Columbia."
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level 26
Feb 11, 2013
No New Haven?
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level 48
May 2, 2013
thats what i thought... what is happening in the world these days???
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level 48
Feb 16, 2019
Too small, only 129 000 people.
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level 70
Feb 12, 2013
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Kansas City, Kansas. Colorado City, Colorado Florida City, Florida. Arizona City Arizona, etc., etc.
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level 49
Feb 13, 2013
Actually, it's Kansas City, Missouri.
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level 48
May 2, 2013
isnt there another one in kansas too?
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level 44
Oct 14, 2014
There is a Kansas City, Kansas, but it is part of the much larger metropolitan of Kansas City, Missouri, just like any other small city near it.
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level 75
May 9, 2018
Kansas City, MO came first. It was named for the Kansas River.
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level 59
Apr 22, 2014
Virginia City (Nevada)
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level 75
Mar 8, 2016
Arkansas City, KS
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level 59
Mar 9, 2016
^ You guys are great. :)
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level 55
Mar 22, 2016
London, Kentucky. Paris, Kentucky. Versailles, Kentucky.
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level 47
Oct 19, 2016
Michigan City, Indiana
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level 75
May 9, 2018
Missouri City, Texas.
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level 50
Nov 19, 2018
Indiana, PA
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level 70
Nov 19, 2018
Colorado City is a small old neighborhood of Colorado Springs, hence it is often called Old Colorado City.
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level 71
Jun 17, 2019
Colorado City is an actual… well, I don’t think we can really say “city”, what with its teeming population of just over 2000 people, so we’ll say it’s an actual town. You go through it on I-25 on the way to the Sand Dunes in the Sangre de Cristos.
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level 44
Jul 30, 2014
This was super hard. One more minute please, or two?
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level 77
Aug 5, 2014
Well, I found it unexpectedly easy...
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level 50
Jan 28, 2015
Surprised Des Moines wasn't on this list
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level 68
Sep 10, 2015
No Grand Rapids?
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level 47
Oct 19, 2016
I wish, but only slightly more than 200k people
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level 74
Nov 28, 2015
New York City is three words. New York (two words) is a state. If you are not including the "City", then you need to drop Kansas City, Jersey City, and Oklahoma City.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2015
The difference is that the official name of NYC is not actually New York City. It's just New York. It's colloquially called New York City to differentiate it from the state in which it resides. On the other hand, Kansas City, Jersey City, and Oklahoma City are the official names of those cities.
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level 71
Jan 22, 2016
Exactly. When addressing an envelope or looking at any actual address is simply New York, New York.
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level 68
Mar 8, 2016
The town so nice, they named it twice!
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level 66
Jan 22, 2016
salt lake city?
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level 58
Mar 8, 2016
Count again!
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level 78
Mar 8, 2016
Double whammy...three words, and at just shy of 200,000 people it isn't large enough to make the list anyway.
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level 68
Mar 8, 2016
Little Rock?
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level 48
Jun 2, 2017
Exactly! It's too small!
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level 56
Sep 23, 2018
I tried it too. Maybe there's a reason they didn't call it Big Rock...
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level 77
Jun 18, 2019
maybe they just couldn't find a big one
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level 66
Mar 8, 2016
Fort Lauderdale? Or is that considered apart of Miami or whatever large city is around it?
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level 66
Mar 9, 2016
There's only 172,389 people in Ft. Lauderdale. Next in the list would be Fort Wayne, IN; Chula Vista, CA; Saint Petersburg, FL; Winston-Salem, NC; Baton Rouge, LA; and San Bernardino, CA.
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level 78
Aug 31, 2017
Not meant to be a statement about this quiz but I hate city proper questions. Using that as a baseline cities like Tucson and Fresno are 50% larger than Miami and Atlanta, the 8th and 9th largest metropolitan areas of the country.
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level 49
May 9, 2018
California and Texas account for half of the answers. And it took me till reading through half the comments for it to finally dawn on me why Salt Lade City wasn't working. I stubbornly tried it at least 4 times, double checking for spelling.
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level 70
Nov 19, 2018
How is Colorado Springs so unkown to people? Home of the US Olympic Training Center, the United States Air Force Academy and "America's Mountain" Pikes Peak
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level 75
Jun 17, 2019
I knew it, but because it's home to a handful of right-wing political and fundamentalist Christian groups.
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level 53
Jan 14, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan?
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level ∞
Jan 14, 2019
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=grand+rapids+population
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level 67
Jul 12, 2019
San Juan?
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