You (falsely) list Kansas City as being in Kansas. There is Kansas City, Kansas, which hast roughly 150.000 inhabitants, but you are referring to Kansas City, Missouri with about 450.000 people living there.
Those are two distinct cities righ next to each other with identical names ;).
US city incorporation isn't stupid, it's pragmatic. (And weird.)
There's no such thing as an American definition. Texas defines its cities differently than Ohio, and that definition is shaped by state governance laws, geography, and how easy it was to get around at the time that the place was incorporated. That's the very definition of pragmatic- the definitions are reasonable for the people who define it. If you don't like it, take the metro areas quiz. Especially since that concept is so incredibly well defined...
"This is based on city proper population. For metro areas, check out this quiz
2017 estimates. Puerto Rico not included"
"Puerto Rico not included"
San Jose is on there...
Years of consistently missing Omaha and Wichita have trained me to type those in first, though.
Cities have a much higher ranking than their national reputation would suggest:
2.) San Jose
3.) El Paso
5.) Fort Worth
Cities with a much lower ranking than their national reputation would suggest (this one relies more on metro area)
Cities that surprisingly don't make the list (likely would it used metro area definition)
1.) Saint Louis
2.) New Orleans
6.) Salt Lake
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