Biggest Cities in the United States - Extreme

Try to name the 200 biggest cities in the United States by city proper population.
City proper population only. 2019 estimates.
Puerto Rico not included
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Last updated: May 27, 2020
First submittedMarch 10, 2016
Times taken53,323
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Population
City
8,336,817
New York
3,979,576
Los Angeles
2,693,976
Chicago
2,320,268
Houston
1,680,992
Phoenix
1,584,064
Philadelphia
1,547,253
San Antonio
1,423,851
San Diego
1,343,573
Dallas
1,021,795
San Jose
978,908
Austin
911,507
Jacksonville
909,585
Fort Worth
898,553
Columbus
885,708
Charlotte
881,549
San Francisco
876,384
Indianapolis
753,675
Seattle
727,211
Denver
705,749
Washington D.C.
692,600
Boston
681,728
El Paso
670,820
Nashville
670,031
Detroit
655,057
Oklahoma City
654,741
Portland
651,319
Las Vegas
651,073
Memphis
617,638
Louisville
593,490
Baltimore
590,157
Milwaukee
560,513
Albuquerque
548,073
Tucson
531,576
Fresno
518,012
Mesa
513,624
Sacramento
506,811
Atlanta
495,327
Kansas City
478,221
Colorado Springs
478,192
Omaha
474,069
Raleigh
467,963
Miami
462,628
Long Beach
449,974
Virginia Beach
433,031
Oakland
429,606
Minneapolis
401,190
Tulsa
399,700
Tampa
398,854
Arlington
390,144
New Orleans
389,938
Wichita
384,145
Bakersfield
381,009
Cleveland
379,289
Aurora
350,365
Anaheim
345,064
Honolulu
332,318
Santa Ana
331,360
Riverside
326,586
Corpus Christi
323,152
Lexington-Fayette
320,189
Henderson
312,697
Stockton
308,096
St. Paul
303,940
Cincinnati
300,576
St. Louis
300,286
Pittsburgh
296,710
Greensboro
289,102
Lincoln
288,000
Anchorage
287,677
Plano
287,442
Orlando
287,401
Irvine
282,011
Newark
278,993
Durham
274,492
Chula Vista
272,779
Toledo
270,402
Fort Wayne
265,351
St. Petersburg
262,491
Laredo
262,075
Jersey City
261,165
Chandler
259,680
Madison
258,862
Lubbock
258,069
Scottsdale
255,601
Reno
255,284
Buffalo
254,114
Gilbert
252,381
Glendale
251,974
North Las Vegas
247,945
Winston-Salem
244,835
Chesapeake
242,742
Norfolk
241,110
Fremont
239,928
Garland
239,798
Irving
233,339
Hialeah
230,436
Richmond
228,959
Boise
222,081
Spokane
220,236
Baton Rouge
217,827
Tacoma
215,784
San Bernardino
215,196
Modesto
214,547
Fontana
214,237
Des Moines
213,055
Moreno Valley
212,979
Santa Clarita
211,657
Fayetteville
209,403
Birmingham
208,881
Oxnard
205,695
Rochester
201,846
Port St. Lucie
201,013
Grand Rapids
200,574
Huntsville
200,567
Salt Lake City
200,490
Frisco
200,370
Yonkers
199,371
Amarillo
199,303
Glendale
199,223
Huntington Beach
199,177
McKinney
198,525
Montgomery
197,888
Augusta
197,757
Aurora
197,597
Akron
197,312
Little Rock
195,805
Tempe
195,769
Columbus
195,494
Overland Park
194,543
Grand Prairie
194,500
Tallahassee
194,495
Cape Coral
188,720
Mobile
187,603
Knoxville
187,112
Shreveport
185,428
Worcester
185,010
Ontario
184,463
Vancouver
183,793
Sioux Falls
182,799
Chattanooga
182,781
Brownsville
182,437
Fort Lauderdale
179,883
Providence
179,225
Newport News
177,603
Rancho Cucamonga
176,753
Santa Rosa
175,961
Peoria
175,742
Oceanside
174,775
Elk Grove
174,365
Salem
173,591
Pembroke Pines
172,622
Eugene
171,644
Garden Grove
170,282
Cary
170,243
Fort Collins
169,868
Corona
167,882
Springfield
160,628
Jackson
159,428
Alexandria
159,203
Hayward
158,146
Clarksville
157,935
Lakewood
157,601
Lancaster
155,465
Salinas
155,079
Palmdale
154,817
Hollywood
153,606
Springfield
153,159
Macon
152,960
Kansas City
152,703
Sunnyvale
151,691
Pomona
151,666
Killeen
151,625
Escondido
151,227
Pasadena
148,449
Naperville
148,164
Bellevue
147,344
Joliet
146,900
Murfreesboro
146,038
Midland
145,609
Rockford
145,233
Paterson
144,464
Savannah
144,399
Bridgeport
143,592
Torrance
143,268
McAllen
142,327
Syracuse
141,664
Surprise
141,541
Denton
141,500
Roseville
141,464
Thornton
141,191
Miramar
141,029
Pasadena
140,937
Mesquite
140,545
Olathe
140,407
Dayton
139,248
Carrollton
139,236
Waco
138,669
Orange
138,632
Fullerton
137,566
Charleston
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Level 80
Mar 10, 2016
I got to 100 and gave up. Missed Milwaukee, Fresno, Omaha, Tulsa and Wichita somehow. But was the first to guess Greensboro, Hampton, and Oceanside...
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Level 50
Jun 13, 2016
Did the same. Got to 100 and threw in the towel that is. So many satellite cities x_x
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Level 80
Feb 15, 2019
It looks like a lot of people did this, actually. Look at the stats and there is a spike in the number of people who got exactly 100. My high score now is 115. Hampton's not even there, anymore.
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Level 36
Feb 15, 2019
Vancouver and Ontario are in Canada, not the USA
+9
Level 50
Mar 23, 2019
@adrmcm, maybe try doing some research before making comments next time.
Vancouver, Washington
Ontario, California
+1
Level 80
Aug 18, 2019
Got 130 this time. Obvious ones I missed included Birmingham, Augusta, Lexington, Eugene, Lubbock, and St Petersburg. Also missed Ft Wayne, Norfolk, and Newport News which I usually get. Don't think I'll ever get to 200.
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Level 80
Jun 29, 2020
Beat my high score today and climbed up to 4 out of 5 points... but somehow managed to miss San Diego.
+3
Level 47
Mar 31, 2016
For the Asian version...
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Level 40
May 17, 2016
I only missed 5, all of which were in Texas and California
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Level 82
May 26, 2016
141 first time this round. And just a month ago I had them all (after 20+ tries).
+1
Level 62
Jun 10, 2016
Well I got them all 3rd try, so too bad for you!
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Level 62
Jun 13, 2016
Ugh...97/100. I was so close to getting half. The biggest cities I missed were Mesa, Virginia Beach, and Wichita.
+1
Level 57
Jun 13, 2016
Try my 500 cities version http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/83162/500-biggest-cities-in-the-united-states
+2
Level 50
Jun 13, 2016
And I thought this quiz was madness.
+1
Level 78
Jun 13, 2016
Did you mean to include Pasasdena twice with two different populations?
+2
Level 47
Jun 13, 2016
Yes. There are two Pasadenas. One in Texas, one in California.
+1
Level 54
Jun 13, 2016
Which one is the little old lady from?
+1
Level 80
Jun 22, 2016
CA
+1
Level 68
Jun 13, 2016
Baltimore?
+3
Level 47
Jun 13, 2016
Denver?
+5
Level ∞
Jun 13, 2016
New York City!?
+6
Level 83
Jun 13, 2016
FINLAND!!!!!!
+1
Level 68
Jun 14, 2016
Sorry, I now see I was just confused, thought Baltimore was forgotten. :)
+2
Level 67
Jun 13, 2016
Being from Texas helps.
+2
Level 74
Jun 13, 2016
And California
+7
Level 83
Jun 13, 2016
And the United States.
+9
Level 21
Jun 13, 2016
And Earth
+1
Level 74
Jun 13, 2016
Was hoping to hit 100, got to 101. Missed a lot of easy ones and others I thought I had already typed.
+1
Level 54
Jun 13, 2016
Should be titled, how well do you know the cities in Florida, Califonria and Texas.
+1
Level 13
Jul 28, 2017
Very very very true. Also New York.
+1
Level 43
May 8, 2019
No, not New York.
+2
Level 32
Jun 15, 2016
Only way I got any was from following NBA hahah
+2
Level 46
Jun 16, 2016
Can you please accept "LA" for "Los Angeles?"
+1
Level 35
Jul 2, 2020
If they did that a lot of people would accidentally get it when they tried to type something else like Lansing.
+1
Level 59
Sep 19, 2016
83/200 and for that I get 2 points. It's funny the least rewarding quizzes (for the effort put in) such as this are the most fun to do
+1
Level 59
Oct 21, 2016
94 on 2nd try, but managed to miss Baltimore and Oklahoma City
+3
Level 35
Jul 2, 2020
I hope they start to accept this guy's name as a type-in.
+2
Level 88
Sep 23, 2016
Well, the only one I've never heard of is Rancho Cucamonga. I'm pretty sure this place doesn't actually exist, but is a conspiracy city like Bielefeld.
+1
Level 46
Jan 25, 2017
Do you not watch Workaholics?
+1
Level 88
Apr 11, 2019
I do not watch, and up until this moment can not remember hearing of, a show/movie/broadway singalong of that name.
+1
Level 76
Jul 15, 2017
While I totally agree that Bielefeld doesn't actually exists, Rancho Cucamonga is somewhere between Los Angeles and San Bernardino (touching two other cities present in the quiz).
+1
Level 83
May 29, 2020
I've been to Rancho Cucamonga and can attest that it, in fact, does not exist.
+1
Level 78
Jun 29, 2020
When I was young, comedians on TV sometimes made fun of Cucamonga (without adding the Rancho) as a play on "Kookamunga". As in, "That lady was so crazy she must have come from Cucamonga."
+1
Level 49
Feb 12, 2017
Here I am, sitting in DC, and guess which city I blank on? Our nations capital :)
+1
Level 18
Jun 21, 2017
Isn't Vancouver in Canada?
+2
Level 43
May 8, 2019
And Washington
+1
Level 88
Jul 24, 2020
I always thought Seattle should label all the onramp signs to I-5 as "To Vancouver."
+1
Level 46
Aug 20, 2017
Wow, that was fun. I got 98. I missed Little Rock and Charleston... but I got Carrollton. Agree with others, living in Texas helps a lot! I missed a lot of California, which I expected would be the case.
+1
Level 66
Dec 4, 2017
Got 200 with 9.31 remaining, after a lot and lot of tries!
+1
Level 65
Jul 26, 2018
I live in Boston and I'm even in the city right now but I somehow missed ......
+1
Level 62
Oct 2, 2018
69 out of the 200 cities are in California and Texas alone
+1
Level 67
Oct 19, 2018
43! of the cities are from California alone. Wow.
+1
Level 21
Oct 19, 2018
...I got 11..... :))))))))))))))))))))
+1
Level 81
Oct 20, 2018
Who else thought Extreme would be Top 500 or 1,000? The quiz for cities over 100,000 has over 300 answers.
+1
Level 46
Oct 20, 2018
Thank you, Jetpunk Interesting Facts, for often telling me about Pasadena. That was a small but appreciated addition to my score. And thank you, Springfield. Also, why is there a Kansas city outside Kansas ? Why ?
+1
Level 50
Jun 9, 2019
Kansas City, MO is named for the Kansas River and was actually incorporated as a city before Kansas became a state.
+1
Level 86
Nov 17, 2018
10'52'' left
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Level 86
Nov 20, 2018
12'41'' left
+1
Level 86
Nov 27, 2018
13'20''
+1
Level 86
Dec 5, 2018
13'57''
+2
Level 78
May 28, 2020
Now that's tall.
+1
Level 39
Dec 8, 2018
I missed Washington!!!
+1
Level 50
Mar 23, 2019
Finally got all 200, its hard when there's this many answers. Its easy to miss ones you know that you thought you typed but didn't without some sort of visual reference other than just a list.
+1
Level 40
Sep 25, 2019
Topeka?
+1
Level 42
Oct 4, 2019
152. But somehow I missed Boston, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee and Cincinnati.
+1
Level 66
Dec 14, 2019
As an european, i surprised how much jetpunkers knows the American cities. I got only 71, and i thought it was quite good as an non american, but only 1 point for the quiz was quite disappointing.
+2
Level 44
Apr 22, 2020
got 190 but cheated on the last 20
+3
Level 83
May 28, 2020
Whats the point then
+1
Level 63
May 11, 2020
Got 200 in my 12 try, with 30 seconds remaining, not bad for Iraqi.
+1
Level 78
May 28, 2020
Wait, when did Oklahoma become a state? :-P (somehow danced right around OK)
+2
Level 73
May 28, 2020
Can't think of a good reason why San Juan in Puerto Rico is excluded from this quiz. What country is it part of, if not the United States? It would be like excluding Darwin in Northern Territory and Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory from a quiz about Australia, because they don't have statehood. Australian's don't exclude our territories in general thinking but Americans have really strong prejudices towards excluding theirs.
+4
Level 83
May 29, 2020
Americans are exceptionally good at excluding and oppressing others while at the same time proclaiming to be a beacon of freedom and liberty.
+2
Level 78
Jun 29, 2020
Australia is world-recognized for its all-encompassing inclusivity. Just ask any of its indigenous people. (My first-grade teacher told me that when you point your finger at someone else, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself.)
+1
Level 59
May 29, 2020
Got 131. Was missing one of the ones over 1 million population. Couldn't figure it out. Thought I had typed San Diego. Guess not. Thought of a few more in Texas as time expired. I went alphabetically thru the states which helped.
+1
Level 56
Jun 28, 2020
151 - not bad for a Brit :)
+1
Level 48
Jun 29, 2020
Got 41 - I am satisfied with that. I guess I would only guess more in the German cities quiz.
+1
Level 67
Jun 30, 2020
Aarrggghhh, I got just one below the average score (88, the avg. being 89). But I would say pretty good for someone who has never been to the U.S (me).
+1
Level 80
Jun 30, 2020
Going with city proper populations leads to some really odd omissions. And some weird ordering.
+1
Level 45
Jul 1, 2020
200/200
+1
Level 46
Jul 1, 2020
Knew most of these cities, though lots of cities I didn't know were in California and Florida. Gosh, that's a huge amount of cities there.
+1
Level 34
Aug 13, 2020
Got 161
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Level 49
Aug 18, 2020
So you put Washington DC in as Washington, with DC not as an acceptable type-in. As someone from the DC area with family living in the city itself, we've often referred to the city as DC. Almost no one I know calls it "Washington" without saying "DC" along with it.
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2020
Fixed, thanks.
+1
Level 24
Aug 24, 2020
that is a city called Suprise?
+1
Level 24
Aug 24, 2020
and orange
+1
Level 24
Aug 24, 2020
Every state just mess up my mind.
+1
Level 37
Oct 2, 2020
Got 134