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Biggest Cities in Pennsylvania

Can you name the most populous cities in Pennsylvania by city proper population?
Source: 2021 Census Estimates
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: July 6, 2022
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First submittedJuly 16, 2012
Times taken39,193
Average score45.0%
Rating4.10
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Population
City
1,576,251
Philadelphia
300,431
Pittsburgh
125,944
Allentown
94,844
Reading
93,999
Erie
75,874
Scranton
75,624
Bethlehem
Population
City
57,503
Lancaster
50,135
Harrisburg
44,834
York
44,453
Wilkes-Barre
43,525
Altoona
39,525
State College
35,829
Norristown
Population
City
33,110
Bethel Park
32,535
Chester
29,970
Hazleton
28,334
Monroeville
28,057
Easton
27,603
Williamsport
44 Comments
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Level 93
Jun 14, 2014
I love how this quiz accepts ‘Philly’ as an answer.
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Level 90
Jul 8, 2014
All the quizzes accept "Philly" for Philadelphia! Quizmaster also usually accepts "NYC" and "DC".
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Level 79
Jul 8, 2014
From PA, yet missed Harrisburg...
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2022
8 years later I got 17/20. That's a little better.
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Level 45
Aug 15, 2015
14 but I'm from Pennsylvania :)
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Level ∞
May 26, 2016
Just realized that this quiz has a Lancaster and a York. War of the Roses!
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Level 75
Oct 31, 2016
No wars there. It's Amish country. :)
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Level 89
Oct 30, 2019
Some bloke from Bethlehem intervened.
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Level 83
May 19, 2017
Not only that, they are next to each other, both in location and population.
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Level 65
May 17, 2017
Ashamed... from Pennsylvania yet only got 6 :/
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Level 47
Aug 29, 2017
I'm also from Pennsylvania and only got 9...
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Level 45
Jun 17, 2017
I got 2, and that's only because I watched The Office.
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Level 83
Jul 6, 2019
Pittsburg without H wasn't accepted. I got used to it on JetPunk ...
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Level ∞
Jul 6, 2019
We changed it by popular request.
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Level 89
Jul 26, 2019
I, for one, am glad I didn't have to delete Hallentown and start over. ;)
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Level 78
Nov 18, 2020
Thank goodness!
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Level 76
Aug 6, 2019
I lived In PA all my life and never heard of Plum.
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Level 91
Jul 6, 2022
See below.
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Level 73
Aug 6, 2019
Got all but the three Pittsburgh suburbs.
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Level 59
Aug 6, 2019
Got 2.
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Level 71
Aug 6, 2019
WE ARE...
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Level 80
Aug 6, 2019
Lazy Scranton, the Electric City. They call it that 'cause of the electricity.
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Level 78
Aug 6, 2019
Pittsburgh native here. The fact that Bethel Park is considered a city is hilarious to me. I've also never even heard of Plum.
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Level 66
Aug 7, 2019
That makes me feel better. Philly/suburbs native here. I guess all but the three Pittsburgh adjacent cities.
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Level 89
Oct 30, 2019
Please um is a huge piece of land just east of Pittsburgh. Signs for Plum exits everywhere near the freeway junctions.
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Level 27
Dec 29, 2020
I was born in Bethel and I also find it hilarious that its considered a "city" its a borough to everyone that lives here XD
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Level 91
Jul 6, 2022
Looks like it's dropped out of the list now, but I'm originally from Plum Borough. It's definitely a suburb - there's no such thing as "downtown Plum". But it is a huge 29-square-mile tract of land - the second biggest borough in the state of PA. Famous Plum expatriates (besides myself) include founder of the Boy Scouts of America William Boyce, 11-year NHL veteran RJ Umberger, former WWE wrestler Elias, and former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee. I don't think I'll be moving back just to get it back into the list again, but I hope we'll be hearing no more of this "never heard of Plum" talk.
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Level 78
Jul 31, 2022
I've actually heard people discuss Plum and seen signs for it numerous times since making that comment. Maybe it's gaining popularity for some reason.
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2019
In west Philadelphia born and raised
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Level 67
Aug 7, 2019
on the playground is where I spent most of my days
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Level 67
Aug 13, 2019
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool

And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school

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Level 37
Nov 4, 2019
When a couple of guys who were up to no good

Started making trouble in my neighborhood

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Level 40
Jul 7, 2022
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared, she said 'you're moving to your Auntie and Uncle in Bel-Air'
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Level 93
Jan 3, 2023
I whistled for a cab, and when it came near, the license plate said "fresh" and it had dice in the mirror.
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Level 78
Nov 18, 2020
Cool
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Level 17
Feb 26, 2021
First of all why do you keep writing lyrics from Fresh Prince and second of all I live in a town called watsontown near Williamsport and got 17 which beats 92.1# of ya'll (true pa native)
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Level 56
Mar 21, 2022
Yuck. I live near Norristown but didn’t get it. Guessed lots of other wrong suburbs like King of Prussia instead.
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Level 85
Jul 6, 2022
I usually find the small "bedroom towns" around a major metropolis the most difficult, because it's rare to hear them mentioned by name. It's much more common for someone to say "I'm from just outside Pittsburgh," rather than "I'm from Monroeville," or "I'm from Bethel Park." The exceptions, of course, are locals talking to other locals who know enough to have a mental picture of where those places are.
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Level 60
Jul 4, 2023
Come on guys. Norristown even has its own "Highspeed" line.
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Level 68
Jul 31, 2022
got 8 i am greek

ok i admit lancaster and york i got from the comments.

scranton from the office

philly, pittsburgh and harrisburg from general knowledge

erie i knew because of the lake

allentown i dont know how i knew it was the first i wrote

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Level 68
Jul 31, 2022
Got 19 of 20. I'm from Johnstown which just misses this list. Would move up into the top 10 if we would just consolidate all the little boroughs and townships that have a Johnstown mailing address and cut into the logical city boundaries. Stupid local politics.
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Level 52
Jul 31, 2022
Got 1 of 20. From Estonia
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Level 50
Aug 1, 2022
No way I'd be getting more than 1/20 on a biggest cities in Estonia quiz so I guess that's reasonable.
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Level 28
Apr 6, 2023
from pennsylvania- got 2...