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The Most Populous U.S. City by Category

Try to name the most populous U.S. city that fits each of these categories.
By city proper population
2019 population estimates according to the U.S. Census
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: November 19, 2020
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First submittedNovember 19, 2020
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Average score47.6%
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Category
Pop.
City
with an X in its name
1,680,992
Phoenix
in the Bay Area
1,021,795
San Jose
on the Mississippi river
651,073
Memphis
north of Anchorage
30,917
Fairbanks
founded by the French
670,031
Detroit
named for an Italian
898,553
Columbus
named for a Native American
753,675
Seattle
founded in the 20th century
651,319
Las Vegas
in northern Arizona
75,038
Flagstaff
not the most populous
in its state
1,547,253
San Antonio
name starts with "Fort"
909,585
Fort Worth
Category
Pop.
City
in the tropics
345,064
Honolulu
named for a President
911,507
Jacksonville
shares its name with
a type of mammal
255,284
Buffalo
is a traditional name
for women
885,708
Charlotte
with a Q in its name
560,513
Albuquerque
in Wyoming
64,235
Cheyenne
in West Michigan
201,013
Grand Rapids
name ends in "Beach"
462,628
Long Beach
on the Columbia River
654,741
Portland
a suburb of Denver
379,289
Aurora
26 Comments
+6
Level 78
Nov 20, 2020
Has San Francisco got less population than Columbus, or doesn`t he count as an Italian?
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Level 85
Nov 20, 2020
Saint Francis was born during the 12th century in Assisi, so his "nationality" would probably best be described as from Holy Roman Empire. Whether that classifies as "Italian" is debatable, especially since over time the HRE morphed (shrunk, actually) into terrtory we now call Germany.
+17
Level ∞
Nov 20, 2020
Doesn't matter. Columbus has a higher population.
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Level 68
Dec 2, 2020
If Columbus has a higher population, that settles that, but for the record, if Saint Francis isn't Italian, then neither is Columbus. The sovereign state known as Italy dates from the 1870s - the cultural area is way older than that.
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Level 86
Nov 20, 2020
Good news: only missed 3 cities

Bad news: I've spent the last ten years of my life living in two of them

+13
Level 77
Nov 22, 2020
Wouldn't Houston count as the city named for a President?
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2020
Ooh good point
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Level 52
Nov 25, 2020
"President" usually refers to the US President. It's simply the norm.
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Level 52
Dec 2, 2020
Maybe, but if Columbus is Italian, Houston is also a US president, because he was the president of a country, which is nowadays a part of the US.
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Level 52
Dec 2, 2020
And "US President" refers to the head of state and government of the United States of America. Look at any list of U.S. presidents and you won't find Houston.
+9
Level 66
Dec 2, 2020
Not with that attitude you won’t.
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Level 72
Dec 2, 2020
Yeah, but the clue just says "President", not "US President". Houston should count.
+9
Level 89
Nov 24, 2020
I couldn't believe it when Virginia didn't work for "_____Beach." Missed it by about 11k. :(
+3
Level 43
Dec 2, 2020
I know I'm not the only one who thought Columbus was Spanish
+7
Level 69
Dec 2, 2020
Not to be pedantic but the question "named for a president" should be "named for a U.S. president" since Sam Houston was the president of Texas.
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Level 79
Sep 8, 2022
"Not to be pedantic"...and then you go on to be super pedantic when everyone knows what was meant by this question. The nitpicking on this site is insufferable lol
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Level 33
Apr 20, 2023
And the only thing more insufferable than the nitpicking on this site are the all-knowing users like you
+5
Level 67
Dec 2, 2020
Now that Kanye named his daughter Chicago, it's only a matter of time. Coming for you, Charlotte.
+6
Level 77
Dec 3, 2020
Using the "city proper" makes this quiz a lot less fun. I appreciate the effort, but labelling San Francisco as an 800,000-person city is definitely misleading and makes the answers seem arbitrary. I mean, the "city proper" boundaries are pretty arbitrary in the first place, right?
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Level 52
Dec 4, 2020
Thought for sure the answer for a woman's name was Madison, but it turns out it's tiny - I always think of it as similar to Minneapolis for some reason.
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Level 93
Dec 7, 2022
The Madison metro area has roughly 400k more people than Madison proper. Most quizzes on JetPunk use metro
+3
Level 75
Dec 5, 2020
Wow 'Detroit' sounds nice in French!
+1
Level 75
Mar 7, 2022
Disappointed for missing my hometown. Should have known the French translation of "the straits".
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
doesnt san francisco have more people than san antonio?
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Level 85
Dec 14, 2022
Sam Houston was totally a president! (Of Texas)
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Level 66
Feb 8, 2023
I hate city proper population so much.