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U.S. City Prefixes and Suffixes

Can you name the most populous U.S. cities whose names start or end with these prefixes and suffixes?
2022 Census estimates
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: May 21, 2023
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First submittedAugust 1, 2011
Times taken62,993
Average score56.3%
Rating4.43
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Starts with "New"
8,335,897
New York City
369,749
New Orleans
 
 
Starts with "San"
1,472,909
San Antonio
1,381,162
San Diego
971,233
San Jose
808,437
San Francisco
 
 
Starts with "Saint"
303,176
Saint Paul
286,578
Saint Louis
265,351
Saint Petersburg
Starts with "Las" or "Los"
3,822,238
Los Angeles
656,274
Las Vegas
113,888
Las Cruces
 
 
Starts with "Fort"
956,709
Fort Worth
267,927
Fort Wayne
183,146
Fort Lauderdale
169,249
Fort Collins
 
 
Starts with "El"
677,456
El Paso
 
 
Starts with "Little"
202,864
Little Rock
Ends with "Burgh"
302,898
Pittsburgh
 
 
Ends with "Ville"
971,319
Jacksonville
683,622
Nashville
 
 
Ends with "Falls"
202,078
Sioux Falls
102,664
Wichita Falls
 
 
Ends with "Polis"
880,621
Indianapolis
425,096
Minneapolis
Ends with "Springs"
486,248
Colorado Springs
 
 
Ends with "Beach"
451,307
Long Beach
455,618
Virginia Beach
194,310
Huntington Beach
 
 
Ends with "Land"
635,067
Portland
430,553
Oakland
361,607
Cleveland
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Level 48
Aug 2, 2011
Eh... I didn't do so well. Only got seven. not bad for an Aussie I suppose.
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Level 71
Oct 7, 2017
I am from Austria and I got 24
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Level 79
May 21, 2023
Same, from Malaysia
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Level 15
Aug 4, 2011
51%! Forgot San Diego, though.
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Level 37
Jan 17, 2012
Also an Aussie, got 9
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Level 41
Mar 16, 2012
That was hard, but I liked it. That's what she said.
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Level 20
Apr 13, 2012
Only got 10... I am British though.
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Level 52
Jul 27, 2014
Missed New Haven. My hometown...
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Level 57
Aug 20, 2014
Great one! Can you dream up another similar?
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Level 75
Jul 20, 2020
Agree, I loved this one.
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Level 37
Sep 24, 2014
This works the brain muscles you don't usually use. Well done.
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Level 69
May 14, 2015
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Level 55
Sep 24, 2014
Uhm.. *cough* .. Louisville?
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Level 86
Sep 24, 2014
The wikipedia page says 609k... so not "much" smaller than Nashville. Maybe the category could be extended to three cities ? It would seem logical to put Louisville in there.
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Level 73
Mar 11, 2018
In response to Quizmaster

1. It wouldn't be the first quiz on JetPunk where typing a word gives you more than one answer. I think a few quiz takers like getting the "free" bonus.

2. The number for Nashville you have taken from the census uses a similar geographical grouping. The figure for Louisville from your quoted source is 616,261 - close to Nashville and more than some of the cities on your list.

For consistency with the premise of your quiz, I would respectfully request the inclusion of Louisville.

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Level 86
Jun 4, 2020
And typing "Los" for Los Angeles gives you St. Louis anyway.
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Level 37
Jan 18, 2019
i tried that like 5 times.
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Level 63
Sep 24, 2014
Wow that was frustrating to see the ones I missed
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Level 45
Sep 24, 2014
I'm surprised that there wasn't an "Ends with 'City'" category.
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Level 89
Oct 2, 2017
Well then we'd have two different places for New York City to show up in.
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2017
Actually, it's only called "New York City" to differentiate it from New York State (in the same way that people sometimes refer to "Washington State" to indicate the state and not our nation's capital). The name of the city is just "New York," so it would not fall into a category of "places ending in 'City.'"
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Level 89
Jun 5, 2020
Somehow I both understand and don't understand your reasoning.
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Level 86
Sep 24, 2014
Not very difficult, but I never could have found South Bend. I don't mind about a few little-known cities but why propose a category where there are no well-known cites? "South" doesn't seem to be very relevant to me...
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2014
Not "little-known" to anyone who has ever heard of U of Notre Dame!
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Level 75
Oct 4, 2017
Imagine forgetting the city with the most well-known Catholic university and one of the most well-known college soccer/football teams in your country, and you'll understand why I was mad at self for forgetting South Bend. (Not to mention the movie Rudy was filmed there - a popular movie about a Notre Dame student who wants to play football.)
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Level 86
Jul 20, 2020
I found it today, but, well, it's still a very little-known city outside the US, you know ;).
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Level 19
Sep 24, 2014
What about Annapolis?
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Level 38
Sep 25, 2014
What about it? There are only 38k people living in Annapolis, no where close to the other 2 apolises on the quiz.
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Level 79
Sep 26, 2014
Totally frustrating once you see the answers...only 21 and completely whiffed on each "land"
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Level 37
Oct 6, 2014
Palm Springs?????
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Level 87
Apr 30, 2016
Colorado Springs is much bigger, about 9-10 times bigger.
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Level 28
Oct 8, 2014
how big do the cities actually have to be to make this list?
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Level 28
Oct 11, 2014
All but three! Should Annapolis be there too?
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Level 77
Nov 6, 2014
Argh! I forgot 5 that I really know of. New Orleans makes me want to bash my head in. San Antonio, no way! And Nashville, Minneapolis and Cleveland are very obvious now that I got the answers. Could've gotten the beaches, maybe, but at least "South" and the missing "Las" and "Fort" weren't something I'd even know about.
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Level 49
Nov 20, 2014
Neat quiz
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Level 14
Mar 23, 2015
I live in portland and i forgot it haha
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Level 78
Dec 7, 2015
I know, I missed Oakland and I live in Oakland. :(
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2023
I'm so sorry.
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2017
I live in Long Beach. And missed it.
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2017
Couldn't think of any during the quiz but all the "lands" seemed obvious after the reveal.
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Level 57
Oct 2, 2017
California has many other cities that begin with "San" such as San Bernardino, San Bruno, San Leandro, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo and San Rafael. Texas has 10 cities beginning with "San", including San Juan, San Marcos and San Perlita. Arizona and Colorado each have a San Luis and New Mexico has San Felipe Pueblo, San Ysidro and San Miguel.
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Level 59
Jul 22, 2020
The cutoff appears to be about 100,000...I did try San Bernardino on here though.
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Level 58
Oct 2, 2017
Got 71%. Not bad for an Austrian who's hardly ever touched American soil...
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Level 61
Oct 2, 2017
What about Annapolis @Quizmaster? It ends in "polis".
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Level 85
Oct 4, 2017
Looks like the population cutoff was 100,000 - though the quiz doesn't explicitly say that. Annapolis MD is about 40,000.
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Level 72
Oct 2, 2017
Too U.S. centric.

(Can't believe it took six years for anyone to make the joke! :) )

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Level 46
Oct 2, 2017
I cannot believe I missed my own home town of Cleveland on the "land" square. SMH... duh! Good Quiz!
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Level 70
Oct 2, 2017
Add Louisville and New Haven? Would be great, thanks!
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Level 72
Oct 2, 2017
3 towns form Indiana!!!
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2017
Got 'em all except Oakland and Fort Lauderdale. Pretty annoyed that I forgot Oakland. I know Fort Lauderdable, but I could have sat here for an hour and come up with it.
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Level 68
Oct 4, 2017
Only got half, but OK for a Brit I guess!
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2017
Where did you get your 2016 census data? I'd like to update US Cities with population > 100K.
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2017
Never mind. Found it.
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Level 66
Jun 17, 2018
I LIVE 20 MILES FROM GRAND RAPIDS!! How did I forget that? All I could think of was Grand Junction, CO.
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Level 89
Jul 31, 2020
With less fanfare I'll add for inclusion that Grand Prairie is just behind Grand Rapids population wise, although it is a sprawled out suburb among many around Dallas and not a central city.
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Level ∞
May 21, 2023
Grand Prairie has now passed Grand Rapids. Since it's just a big suburb, I've removed that question.
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Level 87
Jun 3, 2020
Weird... as of today, Cleveland got 37% while Las Cruces got 96%.
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Level 86
Jun 4, 2020
I think it's something to do with the fact it's at the end and the way Cleveland is pronounced. The a doesn't sound the same as when you say land alone. For Las, when you've said that in your head, you've said half the name already. The brain is a weird, wild, wonderful thing.
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Level 52
Jun 5, 2020
Interesting. I really am not very good at this.
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Level 74
Jun 5, 2020
Add Fort Collins for "Fort"? It only has a few thousand people less than Fort Lauderdale.
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Level ∞
May 21, 2023
Okay
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Level 78
Jul 20, 2020
Baffled that Smallville and Metropolis didn't work. :(
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Level 89
Jul 23, 2020
Louisville couldn't get more attention if Muhammad Ali beat a guy with a baseball bat.
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Level 73
Jul 24, 2020
Who else tried Los Santos by accident 😂
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Level 75
Feb 6, 2021
Yup, and tried San Andreas too. Mainly just to get them out of my head though.
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Level 59
Feb 5, 2021
I feel so dumb. I did so poorly, but even worse, I missed super obvious ones, like where my daughter lives, and where her best friend is from and other really stupid ones. UGH.
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Level 75
Feb 6, 2021
Man, I was going to try St Petersburg but talked myself out of it as not being even vaguely possible!
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Level 58
May 18, 2021
why does Louisville not count for "ends with ville"
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Level 40
May 20, 2021
Maybe add Grand Prairie, Texas it has a population of about 195,651.
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Level 66
Jun 28, 2021
Missed two in the Land category. Kept trying Sugar Land. I also missed one of the Beach.
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Level 53
Feb 19, 2023
Newark starts with new and is bigger than 2nd place.
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Level ∞
May 21, 2023
No, it isn't.
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Level 95
May 21, 2023
Louisville seems like a significant omission.
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Level ∞
May 21, 2023
There is a good reason. I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader figure out why.
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Level 79
May 21, 2023
Because of St Louis?
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Level 88
May 22, 2023
If avoiding a freebie is the reason for excluding Louisville, perhaps you should change it so that typing "los" doesn't give you St. Louis, as is currently the case.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2023
Fixed, thank you! And, yes, because of St. Louis.
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Level 69
May 22, 2023
Ok, but where is Gravity Falls? ;)
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Level 70
Jun 2, 2023
St. Louis is correct if we're going by pronunciation. By spelling, though, the official name of the city is the abbreviated "St." There are institutions in and around the city that use the long-form "Saint", but the city itself does not. Its charter uses the name "The City of St. Louis" (source).
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Level 74
Jun 2, 2023
The "Beach" answers are not correctly ordered by population. It's not a big deal, though.
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Level 33
Jun 2, 2023
i literally LIVE in oakland and i didn't even guess it!!! OMG did i just DOX myself
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Level 48
Jun 5, 2023
I live in Minneapolis; I forgot Saint Paul.
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2023
ideas for expansion: starts with "green", "grand", "south", ends with "bay"
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Level 29
Jun 4, 2023
You missed Annapolis
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Level 48
Jun 5, 2023
I'm an American and I did very badly. In my defense, some of these places I'd rather forget existed.