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Rust Belt Cities Map Quiz

Click the name of each city located in the U.S. region known as the "Rust Belt".
The Rust Belt is an area characterised by industrial decline, urban decay and population loss
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Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: March 25, 2020
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First submittedMarch 24, 2020
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Level 70
Mar 24, 2020
Rust Belt - Wikipedia in case you want to read more.
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Level 68
Apr 14, 2020
Fun quiz, thanks, but I think there is too much time here. While it is always fun to get them all, a little pressure to pick more quickly can make it more fun.

Thanks!

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Level 45
Nov 17, 2023
For real, I left it running on accident and finished my homework and came back and had 2 minutes lol
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Level 46
Mar 25, 2020
Great quiz idea!
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Level 70
Mar 25, 2020
Cheers! :)
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Level 75
Mar 25, 2020
Good Quiz! Too much time though.
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Level 70
Mar 25, 2020
Thanks for playing. I'm generous for time on these kinds of quizzes, as I think they're better played at a leisurely pace.
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Level 88
Apr 1, 2020
Fun, thanks! Just curious, what was your criteria for choosing which cities would appear in the quiz? I'd love to see a version with additional city dots to guess.
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Level 70
Apr 1, 2020
I only added cities that were both large in size, and with some kind of population decrease (usually starting in the 80's). I also double-checked each city by searching the term "rust-belt" on the Wikipedia article for each city. This ruled out cities like Rochester and Indianapolis. I also forgot to add Columbus, but it doesn't bother me considering Ohio has so many cities already.
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Level 82
Apr 14, 2020
Youngstown, OH would make sense as an addition. But also fine as is.
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Level 90
Apr 14, 2020
Without a doubt it's Youngstown if you're looking for the quintessential rust belt town. It's Flint sans the fame.
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Level 24
Apr 19, 2020
The lack of Columbus had me confused, especially since one of the other cities is where I thought it should be, and because it's much bigger than Akron and Dayton...
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2021
Funny how Flint and Youngstown even have a similar crime rate per 100k, even though Youngstown is still slightly higher.
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Level 80
Jun 8, 2022
Actually Columbus doesn’t belong on this list at all because it has continued to grow at a decent rate in recent years. It really wasn’t the manufacturing hub that the rest of the cities on this list were and never declined.
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Level 40
Apr 4, 2023
Gary, Indiana, it never had a massive population, but it used to have a population of 178,000 but now it has a population of 68,000. Textbook rustbelt.
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Level 90
Apr 14, 2020
Really like the quiz. One suggestion or and idea for an additional quiz. Maybe cities that at some point in he 20th century were among the 50 or 100 most populated but no longer are on the list. We have enough quizzes with Chicago and Pittsburgh on a map and not enough with Rochester, Youngstown, Syracuse, Canton, Fort Wayne, Gary, Decatur and Racine. If you've ever been to Rochester it's almost eerie how empty it is.
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Level 68
Apr 14, 2020
Ahhh I'm a sucker for city quizzes, this is really well done :)
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Level 56
Apr 14, 2020
Funny how Ohio contains 5/12 of the cities...
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2021
6 if you really want to include Youngstown.
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Level 58
Apr 14, 2020
who would want to live in a place called the rust belt?
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Level 67
Apr 14, 2020
Nobody, that's the point of the name. It was popularized to capture the nature of the industrial decline and concomitant population loss that much of this region suffered when the factories that provided much of the region's jobs closed down.
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Level 75
Apr 15, 2020
I wouldn't say nobody. These cities still have sizeable populations, even though they've lost many of their manufacturing businesses.
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2021
Very much epitomized by the Cuyahoga and Mahoning Valley steel industries.
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Level 65
Apr 19, 2020
Erie??
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Level 75
Apr 22, 2020
Seems there are a lot more cities that could be added. In addition to those already mentioned: Weirton, Wheeling, South Bend, Hammond, Saginaw. Would be great to see the formerly important, now mostly overlooked places get a mention alongside the big iconic cities.
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Level 79
Nov 4, 2020
Nice quiz, especially today, 4th Nov 2020. Waiting for the postal votes from guess where...The Rust Belt States of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania.
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2020
Thank you, and we'll see the results soon for your election.
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Level 73
Feb 7, 2023
Wow. I've been to so many of these places.

Only reason I got 100%

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Level 66
Feb 15, 2024
Being from Ohio helps lol