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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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Pop
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
Pop
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
Pop
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
Pop
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
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level 43
Sep 23, 2017
First Taker! Great quiz! Very tough to get them all!
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level 65
Nov 21, 2017
Yeah!! Good job!!! You did it!!
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level 68
Nov 21, 2017
Nice. 1 second left!
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level 60
Nov 24, 2017
9 seconds left.
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level 67
Nov 24, 2017
12 seconds left... Honolulu was tough to spot!
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level 71
Nov 26, 2017
Great quiz! I had never heard of McAllen, Texas!
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level 22
Jan 28, 2018
me neither, i thought it was corpus christi
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level 70
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 72
Jan 29, 2018
All of them, and that included not cheating by just typing "dc" :)
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level 68
Jan 30, 2018
I thought Phoenix would cover Honolulu :)
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level 58
Feb 16, 2018
really? Can you please add some more time ??
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level ∞
Mar 20, 2018
Never!
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level 63
Mar 20, 2018
US distances should be in miles.
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level 72
Mar 20, 2018
The US should join the rest of the world.
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level 43
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 58
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 77
Nov 22, 2018
you're both right
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level 69
Mar 20, 2018
Good quiz. First attempt, pulled up two short. Second attempt, got 'em all.
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level 76
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.
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level 26
Mar 20, 2018
7 seconds left!
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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 71
Mar 21, 2018
Good quiz! Fun! It can be done by naming as few as 10 cities.
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level 48
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 75
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 43
Mar 27, 2018
Rochester, New York, has over 1 million people, but isn't on the list.
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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...
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level ∞
May 10, 2018
Read the caveats.
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level 75
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 75
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 40
May 10, 2018
3 secs left! got it on like, my tenth try
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level 23
Jul 11, 2018
portland, los angeles, denver, el paso, houston, chicago, philidelphia, memphis, raleigh, orlando
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level 75
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 61
Oct 20, 2018
McAllen???
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level 77
Nov 22, 2018
McLovin?
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level 64
May 9, 2019
McDonalds????
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level 75
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 64
May 9, 2019
Basic
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level 38
May 8, 2019
50/53, not bad.
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
700 km seems to be too much of a radius, makes the quiz too easy.
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level 75
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 24
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