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Ten Biggest Cities in each Quadrant of the United States

The United States has been split into four quadrants. Name the ten biggest metro areas in each quadrant, with the help of a map. The "center" is the Geographic center of the contiguous United States.
For cities that straddle multiple quadrants, the city's whole population is included only in the quadrant where the city's center is located.
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Northwest
3,939,363
Seattle
2,478,810
Portland
1,222,540
Salt Lake City
730,426
Boise
675,067
Ogden
633,768
Provo
573,493
Spokane
432,102
Salem
399,148
Anchorage
379,611
Eugene
Northeast
19,979,477
New York City
9,498,716
Chicago
6,096,372
Philadelphia
4,875,390
Boston
4,326,442
Detroit
3,629,190
Minneapolis
2,324,743
Pittsburgh
2,106,541
Columbus
2,057,009
Cleveland
1,621,337
Providence
Southwest
13,291,486
Los Angeles
4,857,962
Phoenix
4,729,484
San Francisco
4,622,361
Riverside
3,343,364
San Diego
2,932,415
Denver
2,345,210
Sacramento
2,231,647
Las Vegas
1,999,107
San Jose
1,039,073
Tucson
Southeast
7,539,711
Dallas
6,997,384
Houston
6,249,950
Washington DC
6,198,782
Miami
5,949,951
Atlanta
3,142,663
Tampa
2,805,465
St. Louis
2,802,789
Baltimore
2,572,692
Orlando
2,569,213
Charlotte
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Level 49
Apr 18, 2020
Awesome quiz! Nominated :)
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Level 84
Aug 1, 2020
I hate to nitpick, because this is such a great quiz, but if the quadrants are based on the geographic center of the contiguous states, then only the contiguous states are in the quadrants.
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Level 77
Apr 30, 2022
Good point. Which city would be next up in the NW quadrant then? Bend?
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Level 84
Aug 1, 2020
You forgot to set stroke="#000" on Providence.
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Level 35
Dec 18, 2020
Great quiz. Although not that accurate in terms of population.
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Level 77
Apr 30, 2022
Yeah Indianapolis is bigger than Providence for example
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2022
To get Anchorage to just shy of 400,000 requires including the Mat-Su Borough--an area the size of West Virginia. Seems like Ogden-Salt Lake City-Provo fits the definition of a metro area more than that. Interesting that the #2 in the northwest would not even make the Top 10 list for the southeast, only 3 in the northwest make the Top 10 in the southwest, and only 2 make it onto the list for the northeast. No wonder I like the geographic area of the northwest so much!
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Level 69
Feb 16, 2023
Very cool quiz but you're very, and I mean veeeery, off with the population data.