1M Cities by Proximity - United States

Each dot represents a city with population > 1 million. To turn the dot green, guess any 1M city within 700 kilometers.
Population is for the entire agglomeration, not just the city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2017. Puerto Rico not considered
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: November 21, 2017
First submittedSeptember 23, 2017
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Mil
City
22.2
New York
17.7
Los Angeles
9.80
Chicago
8.40
Washington
7.70
San Francisco
7.55
Boston
7.35
Philadelphia
6.75
Dallas
6.35
Houston
6.20
Miami
5.70
Detroit
5.60
Atlanta
4.40
Phoenix
4.18
Seattle
Mil
City
4.15
Tampa
3.60
Denver
3.30
San Diego
3.18
Orlando
3.08
Cleveland
3.08
Minneapolis
2.75
Cincinnati
2.38
Saint Louis
2.33
Charlotte
2.33
Portland
2.33
Salt Lake City
2.15
Las Vegas
2.08
Pittsburgh
Mil
City
2.08
San Antonio
2.03
Sacramento
1.94
Indianapolis
1.94
Kansas City
1.79
Austin
1.69
Hartford
1.68
Columbus
1.61
Virginia Beach
1.55
Milwaukee
1.54
Raleigh
1.39
Nashville
1.36
Jacksonville
1.35
Buffalo
Mil
City
1.32
Harrisburg
1.27
McAllen
1.21
Stockton
1.15
Memphis
1.13
Melbourne
1.11
Oklahoma City
1.10
Greensboro
1.04
Louisville
1.04
Richmond
1.02
El Paso
1.01
Cape Coral
1.01
Honolulu
1.01
New Orleans
+14
Level 45
Sep 23, 2017
First Taker! Great quiz! Very tough to get them all!
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Level 64
Nov 21, 2017
Yeah!! Good job!!! You did it!!
+5
Level 70
Nov 21, 2017
Nice. 1 second left!
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Level 57
Apr 27, 2020
Same!
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Level 64
Jan 23, 2021
Same!
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Level 60
Nov 24, 2017
9 seconds left.
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Level 71
Nov 24, 2017
12 seconds left... Honolulu was tough to spot!
+5
Level 72
Nov 26, 2017
Great quiz! I had never heard of McAllen, Texas!
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2017
Fun one! thanks for this
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Level 33
Jan 28, 2018
Man, I couldn't think of any in the North Central part....
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Level 45
Jan 29, 2018
missed El Paso by a second
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2018
All of them, and that included not cheating by just typing "dc" :)
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Level 69
Jan 30, 2018
I thought Phoenix would cover Honolulu :)
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Level 60
Feb 16, 2018
really? Can you please add some more time ??
+13
Level ∞
Mar 20, 2018
Never!
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Level 57
Apr 27, 2020
Nice reply QM
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Level 68
Dec 31, 2020
I finished the quiz in 19 seconds!
+3
Level 65
Mar 20, 2018
US distances should be in miles.
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Level 74
Mar 20, 2018
The US should join the rest of the world.
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Level 46
Mar 27, 2018
That's a great notion - and even one I mostly agree with - BUT the undeniable fact is that the US doesn't currently use the Metric system to measure distances, and Americans think of distances in miles. I was born and raised in New York, and much of my family and many of my friends are still back in NY, and we always say, 'How are things 3,000 miles away?' We never say, 'How are things 4,800 kilometers away?'

Even if it is overdue for the USA to join the rest of the world, this quiz exists in the USA in 2018, and in 2018 the USA still thinks in terms of miles. Therefore, using the metric system shows a poor understanding of the USA.

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Level 60
Sep 28, 2018
Just because the country that the quiz is about uses a different system that doesn't mean not to use it shows a "poor understanding of the USA". If that were true then all the quizzes about France would have to be in French (otherwise it shows a poor understanding of France).
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2018
you're both right
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Level 68
Dec 31, 2020
Some other countries still officially use the imperial system, including Liberia and Burma. The UK only adopted the metric system in 1965, but continues to use the imperial in common everyday contexts. And since this is an American quiz on an American website I support the usage of miles.
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Level 73
Mar 20, 2018
Good quiz. First attempt, pulled up two short. Second attempt, got 'em all.
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Level 78
Mar 20, 2018
Same here, but I didn't understand the quiz at first and wasted time just typing cities, not realizing they were already filled in. Great quiz, though.
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Level 19
Mar 20, 2018
One second left....that was close.
+1
Level 26
Mar 20, 2018
7 seconds left!
+3
Level 32
Mar 20, 2018
Why does this quiz have such a short time limit? There is no way I could get everything in time.
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Level 72
Mar 21, 2018
Good quiz! Fun! It can be done by naming as few as 10 cities.
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Level 50
Mar 21, 2018
Phew! Finished with 1 second left.
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Level 21
Mar 25, 2018
So what happen to San Jose? It's the Rodney Dangerfield of US cities. 10th most population in the US, but doesn't register on your quiz. Larger than that quaint little cable car town north of us. BLEH.
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Level 82
Jun 10, 2018
It's part of San Francisco's urban sprawl that just happens to have one area with a large imaginary line around it for people to write their property tax checks to random burb A instead of B. Wouldn't be much there without San Francisco first.
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Level 46
Mar 27, 2018
Rochester, New York, has over 1 million people, but isn't on the list.
+1
Level 25
May 9, 2018
McAllen does not have over 1 million people (metro or city proper). If there's another reason why you included it then please explain...
+1
Level ∞
May 10, 2018
Read the caveats.
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Level 82
Jun 10, 2018
With Reynosa, Mexico right across the border it's well over a million. El Paso doesn't top 1,000,000 by itself either but Juarez is a large Mexican city 500 feet away. Buffalo without Niagara & Ste Catharines in Canada falls short as well.
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Level 82
Oct 16, 2019
Apparently now it does because they sometimes fold in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a city of 100,000 about 75 km of absolutely empty desert away. The way the U.S. works they throw in the whole county of far flung people, campers and jack rabbits too.

Yet El Paso and Juarez aren't considered one urban area with a tiny ditch passing for a river between them.....explain this one to the space station crew.

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Level 38
May 10, 2018
3 secs left! got it on like, my tenth try
+1
Level 23
Jul 11, 2018
portland, los angeles, denver, el paso, houston, chicago, philidelphia, memphis, raleigh, orlando
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Level 82
Oct 16, 2019
What on Earth are you trying to sing? Dancin' In The Streets, Keep On Rockin' Me, Baby or Heart Of Rock 'N' Roll?
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Level 35
Jul 18, 2018
Just wanna say that salt lake city doesn't even have 200,00 people and with the areas around it still doesn't add up to 2.3 million like it says on the quiz...
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Level 64
Oct 20, 2018
McAllen???
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2018
McLovin?
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Level 72
May 9, 2019
McDonalds????
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Level 82
Oct 16, 2019
McDowell's? With the Golden Arcs?
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Level 41
Nov 22, 2018
type nyc and 12
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Level 53
Jan 18, 2019
McAllen? What even is that?
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Level 72
May 9, 2019
Basic
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Level 45
May 8, 2019
50/53, not bad.
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Level 65
Jun 11, 2019
700 km seems to be too much of a radius, makes the quiz too easy.
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Level 82
Oct 16, 2019
Of all the complaints about city proper population being too small nobody even knows tiny Melbourne, Florida. The built-up area around there isn't much.

The United States Census Bureau records 450,000 in the actual urban area, about 2/5 what is listed and 600,000 in the "metropolitan area" which in the U.S. arbitrarily goes by extremely varying physical sizes of counties.

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Level 34
Oct 17, 2019
It appears that McAllen only has a population of about 150,000 that's really annoying because that's the only one I missed
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Level 53
Jan 22, 2020
Easy quiz but couldn’t see honolulu so that took my time down a but
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Level 35
Mar 28, 2020
Didn't realize the timer was only 30 seconds so I was just taking my time and marveling at which cities were over 1 mil when I was shocked by the quiz over screen. Need to pay attention lol
+1
Level 16
Apr 23, 2020
I missed El Paso
+1
Level 50
Apr 27, 2020
I couldn't Spell Albaqu-- whatever it is.
+1
Level 61
Jun 13, 2020
Albuquerque
+1
Level 68
Dec 31, 2020
Quite easy once you know how to spell it.
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Level 37
Dec 31, 2020
I got it on the second try, on the first I got all but Honolulu, which I typed "Honolu" before time was up