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Biggest Two-Word U.S. Cities

Guess the largest U.S. cities whose names consist of two words.
By city proper population. 2014 estimates
Last updated: November 11, 2015
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Population
City
8,491,079
New York
3,928,864
Los Angeles
1,436,697
San Antonio
1,381,069
San Diego
1,015,785
San Jose
852,469
San Francisco
812,238
Fort Worth
Population
City
679,036
El Paso
620,602
Oklahoma City
613,599
Las Vegas
473,577
Long Beach
470,800
Kansas City
450,980
Virginia Beach
445,830
Colorado Springs
Population
City
384,320
New Orleans
365,575
(San Juan)
334,909
Santa Ana
320,434
Corpus Christi
317,419
Saint Louis
297,640
Saint Paul
262,146
Jersey City
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level 19
Feb 11, 2013
Maybe Washington DC?
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level 55
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 52
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 49
May 2, 2013
thats what i thought... what is happening in the world these days???
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level 68
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 49
May 2, 2013
isnt there another one in kansas too?
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level 41
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 74
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 74
Mar 8, 2016
Arkansas City, KS
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level 60
Mar 9, 2016
^ You guys are great. :)
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level 52
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 74
May 9, 2018
Missouri City, Texas.
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level 44
Jul 30, 2014
This was super hard. One more minute please, or two?
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level 75
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 67
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 71
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 69
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 64
Mar 8, 2016
The town so nice, they named it twice!
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level 65
Jan 22, 2016
salt lake city?
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level 57
Mar 8, 2016
Count again!
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level 77
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 67
Mar 8, 2016
Little Rock?
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level 49
Jun 2, 2017
Exactly! It's too small!
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level 52
Sep 23, 2018
I tried it too. Maybe there's a reason they didn't call it Big Rock...
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level 62
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 66
Sep 24, 2016
I typed New Jersey instead of jersey City :( Would have been my 100%.
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level 74
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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