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Cities on Interstate 90 on a Map

Can you name the 30 most populous cities along I-90 with the help of a map?
Note: Cities that are less than 0.5 miles away from the highway qualify for this quiz
Quiz by UG332
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Last updated: March 13, 2023
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First submittedMarch 29, 2020
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Population
City
2,746,388
Chicago
737,015
Seattle
675,647
Boston
372,624
Cleveland
278,349
Buffalo
270,871
Toledo
269,840
Madison
228,989
Spokane
206,518
Worcester
192,517
Sioux Falls
Population
City
155,929
Springfield
151,854
Bellevue
148,655
Rockford
148,620
Syracuse
121,395
Rochester
118,403
Cambridge
117,116
Billings
114,797
Elgin
103,453
South Bend
102,976
Spokane Valley
Population
City
99,224
Albany
94,831
Erie
88,923
Newton
78,723
Schaumburg
77,879
Hammond
77,676
Arlington Heights
74,703
Rapid City
73,489
Missoula
72,362
Framingham
69,093
Gary
50 Comments
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Level 73
Mar 30, 2020
How about Rochester NY? You include other cities (Schenectady, Syracuse, Worcester) that I-90 does not pass directly through.
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Level 68
Mar 30, 2020
Rochester barely did not make the cut, it was a little too far away to qualify. I made it so if the city borders on google maps had the highway in it, I counted it. Or if the city has less than 0.5 miles away from the highway, I counted it as well.
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Level 75
Apr 16, 2020
When I guessed Rochester - and it didn't turn up - I didn't even bother with Syracuse. I had thought that both of them lay to the north of the road. I was wrong. I even tried Utica - and then just gave up. There's a lesson in here somewhere about just trying stuff that occurs to you.
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Level 85
Jun 30, 2020
How about Rochester MN? When I use Google Maps' distance measuring device, I get a distance of just under 0.5 miles from the city limits to I-90.
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2020
Yeah looking at Rochester, MN it definitely makes the cut. However, I'm not happy with its inclusion because Rochester Airport is the only thing keeping it close to the highway.
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Level 91
Mar 13, 2023
To be fair, I was coming here to debate Rochester, MN (as I was just there). Yes the airport is pretty close to 90 (not sure within .5) but it's well outside the city limits. It's almost 8 miles from 90. Just because it's called Rochester Airport doesn't necessarily mean it ought to count. I think you could make a better argument for LaCrosse, WI.
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Level 68
Mar 13, 2023
La Crosse would have been on this quiz if it were big enough.
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Level 71
Apr 1, 2020
I love it!
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2020
Great quiz, but Syracuse needs marking on the map
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Level 62
Jun 30, 2020
Good to know I am not crazy.
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2020
That makes 3 of us lol
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2020
Yes no indicator for Syracuse
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Level 70
Jun 30, 2020
placements of worcester and springfield are way off
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Level 90
Jun 30, 2020
Schaumburg, IL 157,781 | Cambridge, MA 118,977 | Rochester, MN 116,961 | Cheektowaga, NY 86,181
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2020
Idk where those population totals are from, but Schaumberg on citypopulation only shows to have 72k, and Cheektowaga to only have 74k.
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Level 83
Jun 30, 2020
Great quiz. Some additional cities that seem to meet the criteria and clear the population threshold for inclusion: Cambridge, MA; Newton, MA; Rochester, MN.
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2020
Cambridge and Newton were complete oversights, I apologize
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Level 49
Jul 25, 2020
As a Bostonian, Cambridge was a tricky one because I knew the Mass Pike did not run through it so I was guessing Waltham and Watertown, even East Boston, which gets the terminal end of the Pike. If only the zoom got closer... That half mile clause got me! Fun quiz though.
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Level 81
Jul 27, 2020
Same, I didn't see the half mile clause. I kept trying Waltham and Watertown, but then I did try Cambridge. I know there is an exit to Cambridge, but it technically dumps you out in Boston and then you have to take the bridge into Cambridge. East Boston is part of Boston. Great Quiz!
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Level 59
Jun 30, 2020
Felicits on the feature!
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Level 84
Jun 30, 2020
You should use .zoomable-circle so that the circles don't grow when you zoom.
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Level 59
Oct 24, 2020
@sumguy The circles would look a bit too small if the zoomable-circle class was added. It looks slightly better this way, too.
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Level 73
Jul 1, 2020
Interesting idea for a quiz!
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Level 45
Jul 1, 2020
Not trying to be picky but I’m just wondering why South Bend Indiana appears to be in Michigan on the map
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Level 74
Oct 20, 2022
You should get on this, my guy, UG
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Level 76
Jul 1, 2020
It might be interesting to list the answers in a west-to-east order.
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Level 68
Jul 2, 2020
Great quiz, but I was a little confused because some of the dots don't seem to be in the exact right places, like South Bend. It looks more like it's in Michigan on the map despite it being in Indiana.
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Level 73
Jul 10, 2020
It's pretty much on the state border- I mean, all of I-90 in Indiana is on the state border. I'd say the picky one is Toledo- you have to go a few miles north on 280 or 75 to get there. I'm willing to allow it if only because that stretch of highway is...er...less than exciting.
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Level 78
Jul 26, 2020
I-80/90 forms the southern border of Toledo with the westbound traffic on the Ohio Turnpike in Toledo and eastbound traffic in Maumee.
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Level 73
Jul 4, 2020
I like I-90, it's one of the more interesting routes as far as nation-wide interstates go.
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Level 89
Jul 25, 2020
Only missed Springfield...*annoyed grunt*
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Level 60
Apr 24, 2023
There's always a Springfield!
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Level 62
Jul 25, 2020
Great quiz. Would love to see more for other American highways
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Level 75
Jul 25, 2020
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Level 68
Jul 25, 2020
CringeDragon has made other quizzes in the series, I'd check them out!
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Level 75
Jul 25, 2020
It's frustrating for me when suburbs are included. I've driven through Spokane but have no memory of Spokane Valley. I understand why they are included, I just personally prefer quizzes of this type to be about metro areas. At least I learned something new and I still enjoyed the quiz.
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Level 68
Jul 25, 2020
Yeah, as a native of Spokane, I can confirm that the Valley is just the suburban extension of Spokane. It's really nothing special.
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2020
Gary just misses the cut due to its steep population decline since the 60s, for anyone wondering.
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Level 67
Jul 26, 2020
Cool quiz. Can't believe I got 100% first try. Definitely needed the map. Last one I got was Elgin. Started guessing random Chicago suburbs.
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2020
It's a cool idea but way too many dinky towns that should probably be umbrella'ed into metro areas. Maybe folks like the struggle of remembering all the small cities and suburbs, but I'm not one of them.
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Level 66
Aug 12, 2021
The South Bend marker is a little too far into Michigan for my liking
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Level 74
Mar 14, 2023
Next are you gonna say the Chicago marker is a little too far into Lake Michigan for your liking?
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Level 74
Mar 14, 2023
Or were you saying that because you don't like Michigan?
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Level 65
Mar 13, 2023
Best part of 90 is dead man’s curve
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Level 74
Mar 14, 2023
hahaha, my friend just told me the other day when we were driving through dead man's curve that he got in a crash there a few months ago and the guy didn't have insurance. RIP
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Level 85
Mar 17, 2023
Maybe I'm alone in this, but it just seems like the cities in the answer box should be ordered by west to east or east to west, rather than by population.
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2023
You have been on here 8+ years and not taken the time to provide any quizzes yourself? Then you can decide all for yourself what order things can be in. Give it a go.
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2023
Frickin pleased with 12 as a Brit.....that Greyhound trip, from east to west and back again, 36 years ago paid off!
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Level 86
Oct 3, 2023
I can never again think of Spokane without thinking of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:

"Spokane... Spokane... Spokane... MAN!!!"

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Level 51
Feb 10, 2024
Great quiz, would love to see this type of quiz for all major U.S. interstates.