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Biggest U.S. Cities with 4 or 5 Letters

Try to name the most-populous American cities whose names are 5 letters long or fewer.
By city proper and metro area (MSA) population
2022 census estimates
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Last updated: May 18, 2023
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First submittedDecember 19, 2011
Times taken39,265
Average score50.0%
Rating4.27
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Metro Area
State
City
6,139,340
Florida
Miami
3,290,730
Florida
Tampa
1,034,123
Oklahoma
Tulsa
949,442
Nebraska
Omaha
811,336
Idaho
Boise
715,001
Utah
Provo / Orem
713,839
Utah
Ogden
697,627
Ohio
Akron
500,915
Nevada
Reno
436,317
Oregon
Salem
401,983
Michigan
Flint
396,415
Florida
Ocala
283,885
Texas
Waco
267,689
Pennsylvania
Erie
258,663
North Dakota
Fargo
City Proper
State
City
512,498
Arizona
Mesa
485,153
Nebraska
Omaha
449,514
Florida
Miami
411,867
Oklahoma
Tulsa
398,173
Florida
Tampa
289,547
Texas
Plano
273,448
Nevada
Reno
236,634
Idaho
Boise
188,509
Ohio
Akron
185,950
Arizona
Tempe
180,388
North Carolina
Cary
177,487
Oregon
Salem
156,197
Georgia
Macon
143,984
Texas
Waco
35 Comments
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Level 50
Dec 20, 2011
out of the 13 I missed, 3 of them I should've had(Akron, Tulsa and Flint) sigh.
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2011
Tampa is kind of a trick answer as the official name is "Tampa Bay" which of course is more than 5 letters.
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Level 90
Apr 29, 2013
Wouldn't you look that up before commenting?
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Level 68
Jan 4, 2018
Sheesh
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Level 82
Jun 15, 2020
maybe he prayed on it
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Level 63
Jun 15, 2020
Tampa Bay is a body of water. Tampa is the city.
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Level 37
Jun 15, 2020
Are you going to say "The Bay Area" is the official name for San Francisco next?
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Level 69
Jun 20, 2020
This is half right. Tampa Bay is the name of the metro area, though Tampa is the principal city of that metro area. Just as Twin Cities is the name of the metro area for Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minneapolis is the principal city of that metro area.
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Level 81
Jun 4, 2022
Typically the metro area is just named after the principal city, so Minneapolis is the name of the metro area.
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Level 89
Dec 21, 2011
It helped to be from Utah on this one!
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Level 46
Oct 15, 2012
It sure does help.
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Level 82
Dec 24, 2014
There's only one Utah answer and I got it, though I'm not from there. Probably would be more helpful to be a resident of Texas.
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Level 89
Jun 15, 2020
Yeah, not really sure why I made that comment. I think Provo might have been among the least guessed at the time.
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2023
lol you replied 6 years later, after he replied 3 years later and now I reply another 3 years later. I wonder how long it will take for the next reply
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Level 33
Jun 23, 2023
another 2 days, man
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Level 91
Dec 24, 2014
I really expected there to be a lot more towns in Utah on this list - between Ogden, Orem, Moab, and Sandy, I would have thought at least one had 100k people in it.
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Level 74
Nov 14, 2018
Moab has about 6,000 people. I think the others are in other metros.
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Level 73
Dec 26, 2014
Gary, Indiana?
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Level 50
Dec 26, 2014
Not big enough. 78, 450.
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Level 56
Nov 1, 2016
ay my city is up there!
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2017
Miami is bigger than Tampa.
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Level 72
Jul 14, 2017
Very tough quiz for those of us not from the States.
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Level 68
Jan 4, 2018
I got Miami. That's it.
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Level 70
Dec 26, 2017
Ran out of money in Ocala, Florida or I would have never guessed it.
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Level 68
Jun 15, 2020
I missed Akron, Erie, Tempe, Waco, Plano, Ocala, Macon, Cary. Good for a European.
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2020
How does Mesa have over 500,000 people in the city proper but not make the list of Metro areas when the smaller Metro areas are under 250,000?
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Level 63
Jun 16, 2020
Mesa is part of the Phoenix metro
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Level 37
Jun 15, 2020
Well, Oregon's capital is somewhere now
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Level 50
Jun 16, 2020
Haha, grew up in Erie. Finally made a list lol
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Level 17
Mar 2, 2021
4.1% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 9

Your high score is 19

Your fastest time is 4:28

Yee

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Level 85
May 18, 2023
Orem is in Provo's MSA, not Ogden's.
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Level 91
May 18, 2023
Yeah that threw me as well to see them lumped together.
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Level ∞
May 18, 2023
Fixed
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Level 79
May 19, 2023
The city where I live is on the list, and I forgot to try it. xD
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Level 77
Dec 18, 2023
I have never heard of Ogden and it's got 3/4 million people? Crazy. Salt Lake and Provo are the only Utah cities i thought were even CLOSE to that size.