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Biggest U.S. Cities Starting with R

Try to name the most populous cities in the United States that start with the letter R.
Cities proper, not metro areas
2021 U.S. census estimates
Quiz by GeoPunk
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Last updated: May 29, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
Times taken9,707
Average score50.0%
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Population
State
Hint
City
469,124
North Carolina
Named after Sir Walter
Raleigh
317,261
California
Largest city in the Inland Empire
Riverside
268,851
Nevada
"Biggest Little City in the World"
Reno
226,604
Virginia
Capital of the Confederacy
Richmond
210,606
New York
Known as the "Flower City" and the "Flour City"
Rochester
175,142
California
San Bernardino County
Rancho Cucamonga
151,901
California
Sacramento suburb on Interstate 80
Roseville
147,711
Illinois
Beloit neighbor
Rockford
123,876
Texas
Austin suburb, initials R.R.
Round Rock
121,465
Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester
116,382
Texas
Dallas suburb
Richardson
115,639
California
Bay Area suburb
Richmond
105,834
New Mexico
Albuquerque suburb
Rio Rancho
105,179
Washington
Seattle suburb
Renton
104,394
California
Named after a famous bridge in Venice
Rialto
98,865
Virginia
Shares its airport with nearby Blacksburg
Roanoke
94,844
Pennsylvania
Namesake of a Monopoly railroad
Reading
93,462
California
County seat of Shasta County
Redding
92,530
Georgia
Atlanta suburb
Roswell
81,643
California
Presumably named for its tall trees
Redwood City
7 Comments
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Level 24
Jan 6, 2013
any cities below 200,000 people get harder...still got 14/20 first try. try to beat my score NOOOOOBS!
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2022
20/20 - That came back and bit you on the arse, didn’t it?
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Level 33
Jan 15, 2013
I did XD
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Level 12
Aug 8, 2014
I got 19/20 on my first try noooob @ayad217
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Level 82
Feb 19, 2020
Thought the Seattle suburb would be Redmond. Isn't that where Nintendo and Microsoft are headquartered?
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Level 67
Nov 10, 2021
Redmond was my first guess too before I remembered the other R city. Yes. Microsoft and Nintendo are there. Estimated 2020 population is around 72K not quite enough to make this quiz.
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Level 56
Jul 30, 2022
I'm a huge Cheap Trick fan and I missed Rockford.