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Biggest U.S. Cities Starting with D

Try to name the most populous cities in the United States that start with the letter D.
Cities proper, not metro areas
2021 U.S. census estimates
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Last updated: May 29, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
Times taken75,164
Average score46.7%
Rating4.13
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Population
State
Hint
City
1,288,457
Texas
"The Big D"
Dallas
711,463
Colorado
Elevation: 5,280 feet
Denver
632,464
Michigan
"The Motor City"
Detroit
285,527
North Carolina
Duke University
Durham
212,031
Iowa
Biggest in its state
Des Moines
148,146
Texas
University of North Texas
Denton
137,571
Ohio
Balkan peace accords
Dayton
111,645
California
NASA factory
Downey
108,420
Michigan
Ford headquarters
Dearborn
104,882
Florida
Broward County
Davie
101,243
California
Borders San Francisco
Daly City
101,009
Iowa
One of the Quad Cities
Davenport
95,782
Florida
On Lake Monroe
Deltona
86,759
Connecticut
Former center of the hat industry
Danbury
86,372
Minnesota
Lake Superior port
Duluth
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Level 37
Mar 23, 2012
Haha, I did the huge score of 4, I could spell Des Moines... Ashamedly though, I only know that as I watched 'The Roomate' with subtitles, and they mention Des Moines... I also haven't heard of the others, so I'm gonna go ahead and assume me and @mal got the same ones
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Level 26
Mar 23, 2012
Spelled Duluth D-E-L-U-T-H.
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Level 20
Oct 11, 2012
Got Dallas and Denver, yay!
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Level 20
Apr 6, 2015
That's not surprising, they're some of the biggest cities in this list.
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Level 76
Aug 21, 2022
true!
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Level 41
Feb 25, 2013
Only got the top 6. Never heard of the others.
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Level 46
Apr 16, 2018
I got 4, only know 3. I heard "Peace Accords" and suddenly thought Dayton because I've probably heard "Dayton Peace Accords" at least one before.
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Level 15
Apr 13, 2015
go 5 couldve gotten 6
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Level 74
Jul 23, 2015
Hooray for useless knowledge of aging Los Angeles suburbs!
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Level 26
Dec 19, 2016
this was a fairly easy quiz, i got 13/13 with 1:07 minutes remaining.
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Level 74
Aug 21, 2022
Congratulations, you're an American.
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Level 85
Nov 27, 2017
your clue for Downey needs to be improved. There was a former Apollo factory in Downey which is now a museum. Thanks for an interesting but tough quiz.
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2017
Tough quiz.

Another where I'd love to see a split between the scores of Americans and non Americans, just to see how my 6 stacks up.

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Level 88
Sep 29, 2022
American here, I got 10 right. I nearly got the bay area city but misspelled it, and I maybe could have gotten the Connecticut city if I had thought about it for longer. I'm not familiar with the other three I missed.
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Level 72
Oct 6, 2023
Nearly six years later and I got 5. Learning all the time…..ish.
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Level 61
Jan 24, 2018
Hmm never thought I would see a quiz with my home town on here in Davenport Iowa. For those that don't know Davenport is third largest city in Iowa and sits right on Mississippi River, the only place where the Mississippi River goes east west and not north south. Common joke there is the Illinois side is the snot of Iowa because the area looks like a nose and the Illinois side is under the nose.
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Level 82
Dec 26, 2018
Damn. Should have gotten Davie. Had something memorable happen there recently.
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Level 37
Mar 20, 2019
Lost your virginity there?
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Level 82
May 22, 2019
That happened in Centreville Virginia and it wasn't recently.
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Level 72
Apr 23, 2022
Lost your virginity in the center of Virginia? There's some strong song potential in that.
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Level 82
Jul 2, 2022
Centreville is not in central Virginia.
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Level 33
Jul 31, 2019
Goteem
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Level 48
Jan 25, 2019
I never heard of Daly City, Downey, or Davie (American here)
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2021
Hey, I'm from Daly City!
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2022
Malvina Reynolds wrote "Little Boxes" about Daly City. Not exactly a love song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ8HEbcQG-U.
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Level 60
May 22, 2019
I only got Dallas, Detroit, Denver and Des Moines. I've never heard of the others.
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Level 58
Jun 3, 2019
Hadn't heard of Downey. Did a little research and still didn't come up with it. Definitely need to improve the clue... although that wouldn't have help me.
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Level 83
Jun 4, 2019
How is Del Boca Vista not on this list?
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Level 88
Jun 26, 2019
I know, there aren't any units left! They sold like hotcakes!!!
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Level 82
Jul 31, 2019
Missed Denton and Deltona. Daly City was easy but I used to live in the Bay area.
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Level 67
Sep 26, 2023
Nobody cares
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Level 70
Jul 31, 2019
Got the first 5, then the last because is Bob Dylan's hometown, lot of middle to America...
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Level 82
Jul 31, 2019
Maybe accept Deerborn as a type-in for Dearborn?
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Level 38
Sep 1, 2019
I was actually hoping there's gonna be Dubuque , Iowa.
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Level 60
Jan 27, 2021
Can't believe my state has two on one of these quizzes.
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Level 53
Nov 9, 2021
Probably does not need as much time, cut back by 1 minute.
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Level 57
Nov 14, 2021
I only know deltona because i went there visiting my grandma
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Level 87
May 31, 2022
I think a better clue for the Connecticut city would be "Home of the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant".
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2022
BULL CITY! GO DURHAM!
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Level 75
Aug 21, 2022
Got the top 3 and Des Moines (thanks Bill Bryson) then could only think of Dodge City, which I thought was a real place.
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Level 41
Aug 28, 2022
Love Bill Bryson! Thunderbolt Kid is my personal favorite.
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Level 51
Aug 21, 2022
I got Durham Detroit Denver Dallas Des Moines and Dearborn