thumbnail

Biggest U.S. Cities Starting with P

Try to name the most populous cities in the United States that start with the letter P.
Cities proper, not metro areas. Not counting the unincorporated community of Paradise
2021 U.S. Census estimates
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: May 29, 2022
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
Times taken52,965
Average score50.0%
Rating3.82
5:00
Enter city here:
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Population
State
Hint
City
1,624,569
Arizona
Record high temperature: 122 °F
Phoenix
1,576,251
Pennsylvania
Rocky Balboa's hometown
Philadelphia
641,162
Oregon
On the Willamette River
Portland
300,431
Pennsylvania
"The Steel City"
Pittsburgh
288,253
Texas
Dallas suburb, headquarters of Frito-Lay
Plano
195,248
Florida
Initials P. S. L.
Port St. Lucie
194,917
Arizona
Named after the Illinois city on this quiz
Peoria
189,692
Rhode Island
Biggest city in its state
Providence
169,391
Florida
Miami suburb
Pembroke Pines
165,761
California
Twin city of Lancaster
Palmdale
157,794
New Jersey
Has a high Muslim population
Paterson
148,626
Texas
Named after a California city on this quiz
Pasadena
148,338
California
Claremont neighbor
Pomona
135,732
California
Home to the Rose Bowl
Pasadena
125,990
Texas
"Fruity" Houston suburb
Pearland
122,942
Florida
Neighbor of Melbourne and Titusville
Palm Bay
114,084
Utah
Brigham Young University
Provo
112,368
Colorado
Spanish for "village"
Pueblo
111,666
Illinois
Will it play in this city?
Peoria
111,348
Florida
Miami suburb
Pompano Beach
42 Comments
+14
Level 91
Jun 1, 2012
Please stop accepting Pittsburgh without the 'h' at the end. In every quiz, the next thing I type after Pittsburgh is always misspelled with an extra h at the beginning.
+4
Level 23
Jun 1, 2012
I second this!
+4
Level ∞
Jun 1, 2012
I'd love to but then I'd have to deal with even more comments saying "I typed Pittsburg" and it didn't work!
+19
Level 91
Jun 2, 2012
The way to deal with people saying "I typed Pittsburg and it didn't work" is to say, "That's because you misspelled Pittsburgh."
+4
Level 14
Jun 4, 2012
Quizmaster accepts a TON of misspellings, why should they eliminate this one?
+4
Level 76
May 25, 2015
How about a user poll? Could be an interesting result! As for Pittsburgh, has anyone anywhere ever spelt it without the "h"?
+11
Level 91
Jun 12, 2015
You could also add an acceptable spelling of 'hplano' and 'hprovidence.' Seems like that'd catch a lot of the issues of people spelling it right.
+8
Level 77
Jun 23, 2015
Jerry, there is Pittsburg Alabama, Pittsburg Arkansas, Pittsburg California, Pittsburg Colorado, Pittsburg Florida, Pittsburg Georgia, Pittsburg Landing Idaho, Pittsburg Illinois, Pittsburg Indiana, Pittsburg Iowa, Pittsburg Kansas, Pittsburg Kentucky, Pittsburg Michigan, Pittsburg Mississippi, Pittsburg Missouri, Pittsburg Nebraska, Pittsburg Nevada, Pittsburg New Hampshire, Pittsburg New Mexico, Pittsburg North Carolina, Pittsburg Oklahoma, Pittsburg Oregon, West Pittsburg Pennsylvania, Pittsburg South Carolina, Pittsburg Landing Tennessee, South Pittsburg Tennessee, Pittsburg Texas, and Pittsburg Utah. Also, as a side note, Pittsburgh was actually spelled Pittsburg until 1911.
+3
Level 86
Aug 1, 2015
plattitude: today, I typed hphoenix ^^.
+4
Level 75
Aug 23, 2015
I'll vote for requiring the addition of the "h" to Pittsburgh if everyone here will agree to pronounce the last syllable the same as in Edinburgh.
+3
Level 28
Aug 25, 2015
LOL the things people complain about! I see a lot of posts for requests to accept certain spellings. I think this is the first one I've seen asking to reject one.
+5
Level 65
Sep 22, 2015
After you type in Pittsburg you should see that Pittsburgh comes up. Either you guys get paranoid over such small details, have OCD, or should probably learn how to type without looking at your keyboard. Trust me, it's not too hard. @Jerry928 . A poll sounds like a nice idea, but, can't you see, everyone's gonna choose the Pittsburgh option, with an H. @Quizmaster . Has anyone ever mentioned that to you? I'm not sure why anyone would type in Pittsburg, anyway. @buck1017 . Even if the spelling was Pittsburg until 1911, no one should be spelling it that way. Why would there even be an 104 year old (no, older, cause you have to add the number of years it took them to find JetPunk!) playing this site? Seriously, that's just unrealistic. Also, none of those towns/cities you've mentioned even qualify, and are totally unrelated to the subject. Do the spellings of many towns/cities in other states have to impact the way that Pennsylvania spells their Pittsburgh? No.
+2
Level 69
Oct 25, 2015
^Also have to factor in when computers where even invented
+4
Level 82
Feb 8, 2016
Just a correction to the point about Pittsburgh being spelled without the 'H' until 1911: The city was founded as Pittsburgh, and remained spelt that way until in 1890 when the US Board on Geographic Names decided to remove the 'H' from all cities ending in -burgh. So, yes, it spent 21 years misspelled, but it had an 'H' at the end from the beginning.
+16
Level ∞
May 27, 2019
New policy: 2019. We will now require the H in Pittsburgh. Let the new complaints begin!
+7
Level 75
Jun 10, 2019
I typed Pittsburg and it didn't work! :-)
+3
Level 70
Jul 16, 2019
Thanks Quizmaster!
+3
Level 91
Sep 26, 2019
I am humbled and honored to have helped effect this change. And it only took 7 years. Thank you QM.
+1
Level 52
Mar 9, 2013
what about panama city florida
+5
Level 34
Jun 18, 2013
what about look it up
+4
Level 58
Apr 17, 2014
Would still be too small to get onto this list if it doubled its size.
+3
Level 32
May 1, 2018
I wish, since I live in PCB, its only 38,000 so it would take a very long list for it to be on here.
+2
Level 78
Apr 14, 2015
Palo Alto, CA?
+4
Level 88
Jun 1, 2015
Only about 65,000 people. But it is annoying as a city the size of Philadelphia.
+8
Level 69
May 18, 2016
No city of any size could be as annoying as Philadelphia.
+2
Level 38
Jun 15, 2015
I go to BYU and I am so glad that they put that as the hint for Provo
+5
Level 54
Aug 23, 2015
I'll accept requiring the H in Pittsburgh, but I also want the required second N in Tallinn. ;)
+5
Level 75
Aug 24, 2015
or the second "a" in Sanaa
+5
Level 73
Sep 26, 2016
Or the h in Riyadh.
+2
Level 82
Sep 5, 2015
Interesting the two cites here named after other cities are both larger than their namesake.
+2
Level 75
Nov 18, 2015
And I'd never heard of either one of them even though we had children living in Arizona and Texas and visited them quite often. Suburbs often bring me down on these quizzes.
+2
Level 59
Jun 20, 2017
The TX Pasadena is actually older than the CA Pasadena, and is the home to booming industry. No wonder it's bigger.
+3
Level ∞
May 27, 2019
The California city is older.
+3
Level 56
Mar 12, 2016
I'm surprised that Pensacola isn't on this list
+2
Level 34
May 17, 2018
Too hard rip :(
+2
Level 82
Aug 11, 2019
I got 18 which I thought was really good (no idea where I pulled Pembroke Pines from, must have seen it when I was in Miami or when I took this quiz before), still only worth 4 points though. Tough quiz.
+2
Level 86
Sep 26, 2019
Missed Paterson, and I drive through it every day on my way to work.
+1
Level 26
Sep 20, 2022
paterson born and raised baby
+2
Level 66
Sep 26, 2019
Anyone else tried Porcu for the Miami suburb?
+2
Level 65
Oct 2, 2019
Another hint for Pomona could be "L.A. County Fair"
+1
Level 78
May 8, 2021
Aaargghhh I tried 'Pearville' for the 'fruity' Houston suburb. So close!!
+1
Level 60
Oct 19, 2022
pompano beach is not even in Miami Dade County