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10 Biggest Cities by U.S. State

How many of the 10 biggest cities in each U.S. state can you name? And how many of those have you visited?
2022 U.S. Census estimates. Incorporated places only.
Hawaii only has one incorporated city, so it is excluded. Rhode Island only has 8 incorporated cities, but they are included.
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Alabama
221,933
Huntsville
196,986
Montgomery
196,910
Birmingham
183,289
Mobile
110,602
Tuscaloosa
92,435
Hoover
80,006
Auburn
71,235
Dothan
59,785
Madison
57,922
Decatur
 
 
Arkansas
202,864
Little Rock
99,285
Fayetteville
89,992
Fort Smith
87,672
Springdale
79,876
Jonesboro
72,999
Rogers
67,617
Conway
64,627
North Little Rock
57,868
Bentonville
39,495
Pine Bluff
 
 
Connecticut
148,377
Bridgeport
138,915
New Haven
136,188
Stamford
120,686
Hartford
115,016
Waterbury
91,401
Norwalk
86,967
Danbury
74,396
New Britain
61,330
Bristol
60,242
Meriden
 
 
Georgia
499,127
Atlanta
202,616
Columbus
202,096
Augusta
156,197
Macon
148,004
Savannah
128,561
Athens
111,158
South Fulton
107,763
Sandy Springs
92,950
Roswell
82,453
Johns Creek
 
 
Indiana
880,621
Indianapolis
267,927
Fort Wayne
115,749
Evansville
103,110
South Bend
101,966
Fishers
101,964
Carmel
79,107
Bloomington
76,575
Hammond
72,748
Noblesville
71,402
Lafayette
 
 
Kentucky
624,444
Louisville
320,347
Lexington
74,926
Bowling Green
60,037
Owensboro
40,956
Covington
38,780
Georgetown
36,129
Richmond
32,618
Florence
31,955
Nicholasville
31,892
Elizabethtown
 
 
Maryland
569,931
Baltimore
82,175
Frederick
68,952
Gaithersburg
66,924
Rockville
57,192
Bowie
43,701
Hagerstown
40,648
Annapolis
34,190
College Park
33,209
Salisbury
29,352
Laurel
 
 
Minnesota
425,096
Minneapolis
303,176
St. Paul
121,878
Rochester
87,797
Bloomington
86,619
Duluth
83,324
Brooklyn Park
78,683
Plymouth
78,561
Woodbury
74,553
Lakeville
71,739
Blaine
 
 
Montana
109,577
Billings
75,516
Missoula
58,434
Great Falls
49,831
Bozeman
34,207
Butte
33,124
Helena
24,565
Kalispell
9,791
Havre
9,503
Belgrade
9,140
Anaconda
 
 
New Hampshire
115,141
Manchester
91,161
Nashua
44,503
Concord
33,416
Dover
33,169
Rochester
22,774
Keene
22,713
Portsmouth
17,086
Laconia
15,044
Lebanon
13,149
Claremont
 
 
New York
8,335,897
New York City
276,486
Buffalo
209,352
Rochester
208,121
Yonkers
144,451
Syracuse
100,826
Albany
82,288
New Rochelle
71,714
Mount Vernon
68,809
Schenectady
64,081
Utica
 
 
Ohio
907,971
Columbus
361,607
Cleveland
309,513
Cincinnati
266,301
Toledo
188,509
Akron
135,944
Dayton
79,358
Parma
69,671
Canton
65,365
Lorain
62,937
Hamilton
 
 
Pennsylvania
1,567,258
Philadelphia
302,898
Pittsburgh
125,094
Allentown
94,858
Reading
93,511
Erie
77,617
Bethlehem
75,848
Scranton
57,453
Lancaster
50,183
Harrisburg
44,845
York
 
 
South Dakota
202,078
Sioux Falls
78,824
Rapid City
28,210
Aberdeen
23,993
Brookings
23,019
Watertown
15,659
Mitchell
15,534
Yankton
14,462
Huron
13,969
Pierre
12,914
Spearfish
 
 
Utah
204,657
Salt Lake City
136,650
West Valley City
116,664
West Jordan
113,523
Provo
102,519
St. George
95,910
Orem
93,022
Sandy
86,825
Ogden
84,373
Lehi
83,513
South Jordan
 
 
Washington
749,256
Seattle
230,160
Spokane
221,776
Tacoma
194,512
Vancouver
152,767
Bellevue
134,392
Kent
111,337
Everett
107,325
Spokane Valley
104,047
Renton
97,863
Federal Way
 
 
Wyoming
64,610
Cheyenne
58,543
Casper
33,264
Gillette
32,035
Laramie
23,021
Rock Springs
19,235
Sheridan
11,845
Evanston
11,535
Green River
10,776
Riverton
10,698
Jackson
Alaska
287,145
Anchorage
32,107
Fairbanks
31,685
Juneau
9,711
Wasilla
8,382
Sitka
8,068
Ketchikan
7,653
Kenai
6,304
Palmer
6,276
Bethel
5,876
Homer
 
 
California
3,822,238
Los Angeles
1,381,162
San Diego
971,233
San Jose
808,437
San Francisco
545,567
Fresno
528,001
Sacramento
451,307
Long Beach
430,553
Oakland
410,647
Bakersfield
344,461
Anaheim
 
 
Delaware
71,569
Wilmington
38,594
Dover
30,453
Newark
24,698
Middletown
13,294
Smyrna
12,981
Milford
8,516
Seaford
7,662
Georgetown
7,426
Millsboro
6,160
Elsmere
 
 
Idaho
236,634
Boise
129,736
Meridian
110,951
Nampa
67,723
Idaho Falls
65,920
Caldwell
57,730
Pocatello
56,733
Coeur d'Alene
54,300
Twin Falls
44,194
Post Falls
40,462
Rexburg
 
 
Iowa
211,034
Des Moines
136,429
Cedar Rapids
100,486
Davenport
85,497
Sioux City
75,233
Iowa City
72,222
Ankeny
70,741
West Des Moines
66,950
Ames
66,562
Waterloo
62,405
Council Bluffs
 
 
Louisiana
369,749
New Orleans
221,453
Baton Rouge
180,153
Shreveport
121,389
Lafayette
79,113
Lake Charles
64,007
Kenner
62,635
Bossier City
46,820
Monroe
44,004
Alexandria
31,775
Houma
 
 
Massachusetts
650,706
Boston
205,319
Worcester
154,064
Springfield
118,488
Cambridge
113,608
Lowell
104,826
Brockton
101,727
Quincy
100,891
Lynn
100,682
New Bedford
93,682
Fall River
 
 
Mississippi
145,995
Jackson
72,236
Gulfport
56,360
Southaven
49,118
Biloxi
48,455
Hattiesburg
47,086
Olive Branch
37,748
Tupelo
33,816
Meridian
28,017
Greenville
27,775
Madison
 
 
Nebraska
485,153
Omaha
292,627
Lincoln
63,015
Bellevue
52,513
Grand Island
34,277
Kearney
27,318
Fremont
25,928
Norfolk
24,927
Hastings
24,195
Columbus
23,794
Papillion
 
 
New Jersey
305,344
Newark
286,670
Jersey City
156,661
Paterson
134,283
Elizabeth
89,661
Trenton
88,709
Clifton
70,996
Camden
69,527
Bayonne
69,128
Passaic
68,446
East Orange
 
 
North Carolina
897,720
Charlotte
476,587
Raleigh
301,115
Greensboro
291,928
Durham
251,350
Winston-Salem
208,873
Fayetteville
180,388
Cary
120,324
Wilmington
115,067
High Point
109,896
Concord
 
 
Oklahoma
694,800
Oklahoma City
411,867
Tulsa
129,627
Norman
117,911
Broken Arrow
96,286
Edmond
91,542
Lawton
63,223
Moore
57,950
Midwest City
50,499
Enid
49,160
Stillwater
 
 
Rhode Island
189,563
Providence
83,016
Warwick
82,421
Cranston
75,066
Pawtucket
46,691
East Providence
42,942
Woonsocket
24,684
Newport
22,490
Central Falls
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tennessee
683,622
Nashville
621,056
Memphis
195,889
Knoxville
184,086
Chattanooga
176,974
Clarksville
162,398
Murfreesboro
86,895
Franklin
72,514
Johnson City
68,380
Jackson
62,896
Hendersonville
 
 
Vermont
44,595
Burlington
20,624
South Burlington
15,695
Rutland
10,917
Essex Junction
8,430
Barre
8,328
Winooski
8,023
Montpelier
6,942
St. Albans
4,403
Newport
2,770
Bellows Falls
 
 
West Virginia
47,129
Charleston
45,746
Huntington
30,277
Morgantown
29,193
Parkersburg
26,391
Wheeling
18,953
Martinsburg
18,481
Weirton
18,242
Fairmont
16,749
Beckley
15,647
Clarksburg
Arizona
1,644,409
Phoenix
546,574
Tucson
512,498
Mesa
280,711
Chandler
275,346
Gilbert
252,136
Glendale
243,050
Scottsdale
197,866
Peoria
185,950
Tempe
154,198
Surprise
 
 
Colorado
713,252
Denver
486,248
Colorado Springs
393,537
Aurora
169,249
Fort Collins
156,120
Lakewood
143,282
Thornton
121,581
Arvada
114,533
Westminster
111,456
Pueblo
109,209
Greeley
 
 
Florida
971,319
Jacksonville
449,514
Miami
398,173
Tampa
316,081
Orlando
261,256
St. Petersburg
231,790
Port St. Lucie
220,292
Hialeah
216,992
Cape Coral
201,731
Tallahassee
183,146
Fort Lauderdale
 
 
Illinois
2,665,039
Chicago
177,866
Aurora
150,033
Joliet
149,936
Naperville
146,713
Rockford
113,273
Springfield
113,177
Elgin
111,021
Peoria
89,241
Champaign
87,976
Waukegan
 
 
Kansas
396,192
Wichita
197,726
Overland Park
153,345
Kansas City
145,616
Olathe
125,449
Topeka
95,794
Lawrence
69,198
Shawnee
58,617
Lenexa
53,829
Manhattan
46,231
Salina
 
 
Maine
68,424
Portland
38,493
Lewiston
31,588
Bangor
27,026
South Portland
24,193
Auburn
22,450
Biddeford
22,266
Sanford
20,872
Saco
20,645
Westbrook
19,066
Augusta
 
 
Michigan
620,376
Detroit
196,908
Grand Rapids
137,107
Warren
132,567
Sterling Heights
119,875
Ann Arbor
112,537
Lansing
107,710
Dearborn
93,779
Livonia
87,201
Troy
84,037
Westland
 
 
Missouri
509,297
Kansas City
286,578
St. Louis
170,067
Springfield
128,555
Columbia
121,202
Independence
103,465
Lee's Summit
93,663
O'Fallon
71,184
St. Charles
70,656
St. Joseph
59,518
Blue Springs
 
 
Nevada
656,274
Las Vegas
331,415
Henderson
280,543
North Las Vegas
273,448
Reno
109,226
Sparks
58,130
Carson City
24,261
Fernley
21,992
Mesquite
20,756
Elko
14,890
Boulder City
 
 
New Mexico
561,008
Albuquerque
113,888
Las Cruces
108,082
Rio Rancho
89,008
Santa Fe
47,390
Roswell
46,127
Farmington
39,648
Hobbs
37,902
Clovis
31,612
Carlsbad
31,309
Alamogordo
 
 
North Dakota
131,444
Fargo
74,445
Bismarck
58,692
Grand Forks
47,759
Minot
39,985
West Fargo
27,029
Williston
24,979
Dickinson
24,486
Mandan
15,754
Jamestown
8,014
Wahpeton
 
 
Oregon
635,067
Portland
177,923
Eugene
177,487
Salem
111,621
Gresham
107,299
Hillsboro
103,254
Bend
97,053
Beaverton
85,556
Medford
61,400
Springfield
60,956
Corvallis
 
 
South Carolina
153,672
Charleston
139,698
Columbia
118,608
North Charleston
94,545
Mount Pleasant
75,349
Rock Hill
72,310
Greenville
51,617
Summerville
47,618
Goose Creek
42,757
Sumter
42,090
Greer
 
 
Texas
2,302,878
Houston
1,472,909
San Antonio
1,299,544
Dallas
974,447
Austin
956,709
Fort Worth
677,456
El Paso
394,602
Arlington
316,239
Corpus Christi
289,547
Plano
263,930
Lubbock
 
 
Virginia
455,618
Virginia Beach
252,488
Chesapeake
232,995
Norfolk
229,395
Richmond
184,306
Newport News
155,525
Alexandria
138,037
Hampton
98,537
Suffolk
97,847
Roanoke
97,029
Portsmouth
 
 
Wisconsin
563,305
Milwaukee
272,903
Madison
106,095
Green Bay
98,484
Kenosha
76,462
Racine
74,511
Appleton
70,454
Waukesha
69,737
Eau Claire
65,948
Oshkosh
65,911
Janesville
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Level 89
Jun 21, 2018
This is a LOT of answers.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2019
Neat and fun, though.
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Level 36
Apr 14, 2019
I feel like a LOT of people just looked up answers. There's no way 6% of the people who took this have heard of Mandan, ND.
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Level 89
Sep 28, 2020
Bismarck-Mandan, twin towns. One is North Dakota's capital.
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Level 83
Feb 12, 2024
Having a twin town doesn't mean much when they're that small.
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Level 78
Feb 13, 2024
I have now. Thanks.
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Level 55
Jun 30, 2020
I was also surprised by the high average score. I got 300/500, and that's after taking several other U.S. cities quizzes beforehand and memorising the answers. I'm guessing the average is so high because the majority of people who take this quiz are hardcore jetpunkers lol
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2024
Now that it's featured, I think the average score will go down after normies like me take it
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Level 88
Aug 14, 2020
Fun way to spend an hour. I got all the cities in California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas, but only one city in West Virginia.
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Level 84
Dec 22, 2020
Number 10 in Arizona was a surprise...
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Level 88
Feb 13, 2024
hahaha...I was going to say the same thing! ;)
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Level 66
Jun 4, 2021
Challenging quiz.Got all of AK, AZ, NC, OR & WA. Only missed one on CA, ID, IN, OH, MT, & VA. Hardest ones were HI, DE, & RI.
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Level 56
Jan 10, 2022
Brattleboro (~12k) and Bennington (~15k), VT are both larger than Bellows Falls, just FYI :-)
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Level 49
Apr 10, 2024
both are towns, which are township-level subdivisions (some states have cities that are referred to as towns, some states have townships referred to as towns) there are CDPs bennington and brattleboro which are still larger than bellows falls, but CDPs are excluded from this quiz :/
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Level 56
Apr 11, 2024
and bellows falls is not a city, its part of rockingham town. Vergennes sohuld be on here it is vermont's 10th and smallest city
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Level 49
Apr 12, 2024
rockingham town is a county subdivision (township-level subdivision). in Vermont, incorporated places with city status (of which there are 10 in vermont) are also independent from any town on the township level. this quiz uses "City" in a common way (any type of settlement - [with the restriction that it must be incorporated] - ), not referring to incorporated places with city status. this quiz is about incorporated places on the place-level, not township-level
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Level 58
Feb 18, 2023
I got 377/500 but I missed Houston...

I got all of them on: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hwaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey(homeland), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, OK, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas(without Houston), Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

I only got 2 on South Carolina and vermont.

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Level 74
Aug 7, 2023
Gassu please update this, love u
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Level 21
Oct 2, 2023
I got 404 on the first try which was really good I thought but I don't know how I managed to miss Fort Lauderdale. The least guessed city I got was Ewa Gentry, and also I was almost sure that Brattleboro would have been on there but it wasn't.
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Level 73
Feb 12, 2024
I took it a week ago, now it's featured! Here we go again...
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Level 70
Feb 12, 2024
i love how it currently says i beat 100% of test takers yet i only got 1 point... there are a LOT of difficult cities on here
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Level 60
Feb 12, 2024
I was expecting at leat 3 points with 119, why 0 bruh
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Level 85
Feb 13, 2024
Bellows Falls, VT is a village, not a city. https://data.census.gov/profile/Bellows_Falls_village,_Vermont?g=160XX00US5004225
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Level 49
Apr 11, 2024
village and city are a status in vermont. in this quiz, city refers to any type of incorporated place
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Level 79
Feb 13, 2024
Sandy, UT certainly got a boost from people staring to type 'San Diego' as Sandy is allowing "Sandie" as a type in.
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Level ∞
Feb 13, 2024
Fixed
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Level 81
Feb 15, 2024
Ohhhhhh that explains it!

I was looking up the ones I missed, and the one - by far - with the highest get rate was Sandy, UT. I was all: "Why????"

But yeah, that would explain it, especially now that Quizmaster has removed that type-in. 😊

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Level 78
Feb 14, 2024
No. 10 in Vermont should be Vergennes and not Bellows Falls, if you are only including those with city status. Your source has this wrong
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Level 49
Apr 11, 2024
this quiz isnt about incorporated places w/ city status, but any type of incorporated places, which are commonly referred to as "City"
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Level 86
Feb 14, 2024
I got better than 50% for AL, AZ, CA, FL, IL, IA, MN, NY, NC, OH, TX, VA, and WA. That's 4 states I've lived in, 2 states I've visited (or at least driven through) countless times, 3 states that just have tons of large and well-known cities, and 4 states that just happen to have cities that share a name with another city that I knew in a different state.
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Level 84
Feb 15, 2024
302. Went 10/10 in only California, Texas, New Jersey (my home state) and Pennsylvania.

Knowing Division I college football towns helped a ton.

A couple of shots-in-the-dark that came up empty: Leavenworth (for Kansas) and Memorial Stadium (for Nebraska).

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Level 73
Apr 10, 2024
I thought I knew US geography and cities, but this one showed me I was wrong! Quite surprised to see a number of 100K cities (Arvada CO, Fishers IN, Lee's Summit MO, West Jordan UT to name a few) I've never heard of before.
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Level 49
Apr 10, 2024
274/488

100% on AK

90% on CA, ID

80% on AL, NV, NY, NC, TX, VA, WA

70% on FL, IA, MO, NE, PA, WY

60% on AZ, MI, MS, MT, ND, OH, TN

50% on DE, GA, KS, MA, NJ, OR, VT, WV, WI

40% on CT, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MN, NH, NM, OK, SD, UT

30% on AR, CO, RI, SC

10% on MD

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Level 53
Apr 10, 2024
How did I forget Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, and freakin Albany??
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Level 78
Apr 10, 2024
According to the Vermont Secretary of State, they have ten cities: Barre City, Burlington, Essex Junction, Montpelier, Newport City, Rutland City, St. Albans City, South Burlington, Vergennes, and Winooski. Bellows Falls is an incorporated village, which is not the same as a city per Vermont law.
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Level 49
Apr 11, 2024
In some states like FL, MI and VT, incorporated places may be called terms other than "City", like Town or Village (not to be confused with Vermont Towns, which are township-level subdivisions), so "City" is just a status like in Malta. In this quiz, City referrs to any kind of Incorporated Place, regardless of City or Town status (once again, Town as in incorporated place, not a township-level subdivision)
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2024
Alabama likes hunting for villages.

Alabama is mocking United Kingdom!

Alabama likes playing on Mobile.

Alabama likes Hoovers!

When Alabama gets burned, it says: “Ow! Burn!”

Alabama likes Madison!

Alaska’s Anchor Aged.

Alaska’s Bank is Fair.

Alaska likes Homer Simpson!

Arizona wants to have a pet Phoenix.

Arizona learned Filipino and said “Table” in Filipino!

Arizona watched MrBeast.

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Level 16
Apr 11, 2024
I live in South Jordan, Utah, and was able to get most of the rest in the state. Forgot St. George :facepalm:
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Level 67
Apr 11, 2024
That was a fun quiz, thanks! I give myself a B after scoring 253. I ran through the answers quickly afterwards; since the question is posed, I will answer by saying that I've been to 92 of these cities--not counting ones where I've just been to the airport or just driven through. I missed a ton of cities that I've visited--for example, driven through, stopped for some gas or a burger, and gotten the heck out of there in search of someplace prettier....
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Level 55
Apr 12, 2024
Towson, MD is like #4 or #5 in the state. Yeah, it's a suburb of Baltimore but it is a separate city, with its own juristiction, bounderies, rules, etc. If Naperville and Elgin can apply versus Chicago, so can Towson versus Baltimore.
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Level 49
Apr 12, 2024
towson is a Census-Designated Place (CDP), which this quiz sadly doesnt include. if it did, towson would still place 13th in MD
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Level 34
Apr 14, 2024
Hawaii is missing!
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Level 62
Apr 15, 2024
Maybe Hawaii doesn't have 10 cities.
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Level 49
Apr 15, 2024
Hawaii doesnt have any incorporated cities, just Census-Designated Places (CDPs)
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Level 51
Apr 17, 2024
There are many incorporated townships in New Jersey which would place on this list, which only includes incorporated places called "cities"
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Level 49
Apr 18, 2024
this quiz is about incorporated communities, not townships