Biggest Cities in the U.S. - Extreme

Try to name the 200 biggest cities in the United States by city proper population.
City proper population only. 2021 estimates.
Puerto Rico not included
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Last updated: June 2, 2022
First submittedMarch 10, 2016
Times taken82,804
Average score51.0%
Rating4.88
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Population
City
8,467,513
New York
3,849,297
Los Angeles
2,696,555
Chicago
2,288,250
Houston
1,624,569
Phoenix
1,576,251
Philadelphia
1,451,853
San Antonio
1,381,611
San Diego
1,288,457
Dallas
983,489
San Jose
964,177
Austin
954,614
Jacksonville
935,508
Fort Worth
906,528
Columbus
882,039
Indianapolis
879,709
Charlotte
815,201
San Francisco
733,919
Seattle
711,463
Denver
687,725
Oklahoma City
678,851
Nashville
678,415
El Paso
670,050
Washington D.C.
654,776
Boston
646,790
Las Vegas
641,162
Portland
632,464
Detroit
628,594
Louisville
628,127
Memphis
576,498
Baltimore
569,330
Milwaukee
562,599
Albuquerque
544,510
Fresno
543,242
Tucson
525,041
Sacramento
509,475
Mesa
508,394
Kansas City
496,461
Atlanta
487,300
Omaha
483,956
Colorado Springs
469,124
Raleigh
457,672
Virginia Beach
456,062
Long Beach
439,890
Miami
433,823
Oakland
425,336
Minneapolis
411,401
Tulsa
407,615
Bakersfield
395,699
Wichita
392,786
Arlington
389,347
Aurora
387,050
Tampa
376,971
New Orleans
367,991
Cleveland
345,940
Anaheim
345,510
Honolulu
322,178
Henderson
322,120
Stockton
321,793
Lexington-Fayette
317,773
Corpus Christi
317,261
Riverside
309,441
Santa Ana
309,154
Orlando
309,031
Irvine
308,935
Cincinnati
307,220
Newark
307,193
St. Paul
Population
City
300,431
Pittsburgh
298,263
Greensboro
293,310
St. Louis
292,657
Lincoln
288,253
Plano
288,121
Anchorage
285,527
Durham
283,927
Jersey City
279,458
Chandler
277,220
Chula Vista
276,807
Buffalo
274,133
North Las Vegas
273,136
Gilbert
269,196
Madison
268,851
Reno
268,508
Toledo
265,974
Fort Wayne
260,993
Lubbock
258,201
St. Petersburg
256,153
Laredo
254,198
Irving
251,269
Chesapeake
250,320
Winston-Salem
249,630
Glendale
242,753
Scottsdale
242,035
Garland
237,446
Boise
235,089
Norfolk
229,071
Spokane
227,514
Fremont
226,604
Richmond
224,593
Santa Clarita
222,203
San Bernardino
222,185
Baton Rouge
220,490
Hialeah
219,205
Tacoma
218,771
Modesto
217,523
Port St. Lucie
216,963
Huntsville
212,031
Des Moines
211,600
Moreno Valley
210,761
Fontana
210,719
Frisco
210,606
Rochester
209,530
Yonkers
208,778
Fayetteville
205,918
Worcester
205,617
Columbus
204,510
Cape Coral
202,690
McKinney
201,998
Little Rock
201,879
Oxnard
201,234
Amarillo
201,196
Augusta
200,478
Salt Lake City
198,665
Montgomery
197,575
Birmingham
197,416
Grand Rapids
197,347
Grand Prairie
197,106
Overland Park
197,102
Tallahassee
196,652
Huntington Beach
196,528
Sioux Falls
194,917
Peoria
192,648
Knoxville
192,366
Glendale
192,169
Vancouver
Population
City
189,692
Providence
189,347
Akron
187,831
Brownsville
184,952
Mobile
184,587
Newport News
184,118
Tempe
184,021
Shreveport
182,113
Chattanooga
181,668
Fort Lauderdale
179,266
Aurora
178,997
Elk Grove
177,963
Ontario
177,723
Salem
176,987
Cary
176,938
Santa Rosa
175,142
Rancho Cucamonga
175,096
Eugene
172,982
Oceanside
170,957
Clarksville
170,488
Garden Grove
170,150
Lancaster
169,724
Springfield
169,391
Pembroke Pines
168,538
Fort Collins
165,761
Palmdale
162,791
Salinas
159,827
Hayward
159,743
Corona
157,794
Paterson
157,519
Murfreesboro
156,762
Macon
156,605
Lakewood
156,261
Killeen
154,789
Springfield
154,706
Alexandria
154,545
Kansas City
152,258
Sunnyvale
152,131
Hollywood
151,901
Roseville
151,612
Charleston
150,665
Escondido
150,372
Joliet
149,761
Jackson
149,440
Bellevue
149,191
Surprise
149,104
Naperville
148,626
Pasadena
148,338
Pomona
148,333
Bridgeport
148,146
Denton
147,711
Rockford
147,691
Mesquite
147,088
Savannah
146,103
Syracuse
143,920
McAllen
143,600
Torrance
143,014
Olathe
142,978
Visalia
142,610
Thornton
141,874
Fullerton
140,398
Gainesville
139,594
Waco
139,110
West Valley City
138,130
Warren
137,746
Hampton
137,571
Dayton
+4
Level 83
Mar 10, 2016
I got to 100 and gave up. Missed Milwaukee, Fresno, Omaha, Tulsa and Wichita somehow. But was the first to guess Greensboro, Hampton, and Oceanside...
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Level 48
Jun 13, 2016
Did the same. Got to 100 and threw in the towel that is. So many satellite cities x_x
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Level 83
Feb 15, 2019
It looks like a lot of people did this, actually. Look at the stats and there is a spike in the number of people who got exactly 100. My high score now is 115. Hampton's not even there, anymore.
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Level 45
Feb 15, 2019
Vancouver and Ontario are in Canada, not the USA
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Level 48
Mar 23, 2019
@adrmcm, maybe try doing some research before making comments next time.

Vancouver, Washington

Ontario, California

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Level 83
Aug 18, 2019
Got 130 this time. Obvious ones I missed included Birmingham, Augusta, Lexington, Eugene, Lubbock, and St Petersburg. Also missed Ft Wayne, Norfolk, and Newport News which I usually get. Don't think I'll ever get to 200.
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Level 83
Jun 29, 2020
Beat my high score today and climbed up to 4 out of 5 points... but somehow managed to miss San Diego.
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Level 62
Aug 26, 2021
About to say, if you got Hampton when it was on there and you missed Newport News and Norfolk right next to it...I always get those simply because I live in Williamsburg Va. As long as you usually get them lol. Hampton is slowly losing population because Newport News and the other surrounding cities are getting them, even my little town Williamsburg has been growing fast.
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Level 47
Mar 31, 2016
For the Asian version...
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Level 40
May 17, 2016
I only missed 5, all of which were in Texas and California
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Level 81
May 26, 2016
141 first time this round. And just a month ago I had them all (after 20+ tries).
+1
Level 68
Jun 10, 2016
Well I got them all 3rd try, so too bad for you!
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Level 63
Jun 13, 2016
Ugh...97/100. I was so close to getting half. The biggest cities I missed were Mesa, Virginia Beach, and Wichita.
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Level 63
Jun 13, 2016
Try my 500 cities version http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/83162/500-biggest-cities-in-the-united-states
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Level 48
Jun 13, 2016
And I thought this quiz was madness.
+1
Level 77
Jun 13, 2016
Did you mean to include Pasasdena twice with two different populations?
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Level 47
Jun 13, 2016
Yes. There are two Pasadenas. One in Texas, one in California.
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Level 54
Jun 13, 2016
Which one is the little old lady from?
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Level 83
Jun 22, 2016
CA
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Level 70
Jun 13, 2016
Baltimore?
+3
Level 47
Jun 13, 2016
Denver?
+6
Level ∞
Jun 13, 2016
New York City!?
+11
Level 87
Jun 13, 2016
FINLAND!!!!!!
+1
Level 70
Jun 14, 2016
Sorry, I now see I was just confused, thought Baltimore was forgotten. :)
+3
Level 67
Jun 13, 2016
Being from Texas helps.
+4
Level 78
Jun 13, 2016
And California
+9
Level 87
Jun 13, 2016
And the United States.
+10
Level 21
Jun 13, 2016
And Earth
+1
Level 70
Oct 28, 2021
Being from the UK does not…
+1
Level 78
Jun 13, 2016
Was hoping to hit 100, got to 101. Missed a lot of easy ones and others I thought I had already typed.
+3
Level 54
Jun 13, 2016
Should be titled, how well do you know the cities in Florida, Califonria and Texas.
+1
Level 13
Jul 28, 2017
Very very very true. Also New York.
+4
Level 43
May 8, 2019
No, not New York.
+2
Level 34
Jun 15, 2016
Only way I got any was from following NBA hahah
+2
Level 59
Jun 16, 2016
Can you please accept "LA" for "Los Angeles?"
+2
Level 35
Jul 2, 2020
If they did that a lot of people would accidentally get it when they tried to type something else like Lansing.
+1
Level 87
Jun 3, 2022
I always guess Lansing first when doing a "biggest cities" quiz.
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Level 58
Apr 27, 2022
Also LA means Louisiana
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Level 58
Sep 19, 2016
83/200 and for that I get 2 points. It's funny the least rewarding quizzes (for the effort put in) such as this are the most fun to do
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Level 58
Oct 21, 2016
94 on 2nd try, but managed to miss Baltimore and Oklahoma City
+4
Level 35
Jul 2, 2020
I hope they start to accept this guy's name as a type-in.
+4
Level 90
Sep 23, 2016
Well, the only one I've never heard of is Rancho Cucamonga. I'm pretty sure this place doesn't actually exist, but is a conspiracy city like Bielefeld.
+1
Level 52
Jan 25, 2017
Do you not watch Workaholics?
+2
Level 90
Apr 11, 2019
I do not watch, and up until this moment can not remember hearing of, a show/movie/broadway singalong of that name.
+1
Level 75
Jul 15, 2017
While I totally agree that Bielefeld doesn't actually exists, Rancho Cucamonga is somewhere between Los Angeles and San Bernardino (touching two other cities present in the quiz).
+2
Level 86
May 29, 2020
I've been to Rancho Cucamonga and can attest that it, in fact, does not exist.
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Level 77
Jun 29, 2020
When I was young, comedians on TV sometimes made fun of Cucamonga (without adding the Rancho) as a play on "Kookamunga". As in, "That lady was so crazy she must have come from Cucamonga."
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Level 55
Feb 12, 2017
Here I am, sitting in DC, and guess which city I blank on?

Our nations capital :)

+2
Level 21
Jun 21, 2017
Isn't Vancouver in Canada?
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Level 43
May 8, 2019
And Washington
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Level 90
Jul 24, 2020
I always thought Seattle should label all the onramp signs to I-5 as "To Vancouver."
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Level 67
Feb 28, 2022
I guess technically they could! Haha but they're in opposite directions from Seattle so that would get confusing real fast. Especially since south is really Portland; and Vancouver is a sort of satelite to Portland.
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Level 58
Apr 27, 2022
So funny
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Level 45
Aug 20, 2017
Wow, that was fun. I got 98. I missed Little Rock and Charleston... but I got Carrollton. Agree with others, living in Texas helps a lot! I missed a lot of California, which I expected would be the case.
+1
Level 66
Dec 4, 2017
Got 200 with 9.31 remaining, after a lot and lot of tries!
+1
Level 65
Jul 26, 2018
I live in Boston and I'm even in the city right now but I somehow missed ......
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Level 63
Oct 2, 2018
69 out of the 200 cities are in California and Texas alone
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2018
43! of the cities are from California alone. Wow.
+2
Level 21
Oct 19, 2018
...I got 11..... :))))))))))))))))))))
+2
Level 87
Oct 20, 2018
Who else thought Extreme would be Top 500 or 1,000? The quiz for cities over 100,000 has over 300 answers.
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Level 46
Oct 20, 2018
Thank you, Jetpunk Interesting Facts, for often telling me about Pasadena. That was a small but appreciated addition to my score. And thank you, Springfield.

Also, why is there a Kansas city outside Kansas ? Why ?

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Level 48
Jun 9, 2019
Kansas City, MO is named for the Kansas River and was actually incorporated as a city before Kansas became a state.
+1
Level 67
Feb 28, 2022
Learn something new every day! Thanks for sharing
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Level 52
Mar 3, 2022
In fact, Kansas City Missouri is much bigger than Kansas City Kansas
+1
Level 92
Nov 17, 2018
10'52'' left
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Level 92
Nov 20, 2018
12'41'' left
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Level 92
Nov 27, 2018
13'20''
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Level 92
Dec 5, 2018
13'57''
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Level 83
May 28, 2020
Now that's tall.
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Level 38
Dec 8, 2018
I missed Washington!!!
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Level 48
Mar 23, 2019
Finally got all 200, its hard when there's this many answers. Its easy to miss ones you know that you thought you typed but didn't without some sort of visual reference other than just a list.
+2
Level 38
Sep 25, 2019
Topeka?
+1
Level 43
Oct 4, 2019
152. But somehow I missed Boston, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee and Cincinnati.
+1
Level 68
Dec 14, 2019
As an european, i surprised how much jetpunkers knows the American cities. I got only 71, and i thought it was quite good as an non american, but only 1 point for the quiz was quite disappointing.
+2
Level 27
Aug 12, 2021
same, im a Colombian and did 96, and some people over here in the comments doing 160 I dont know how, I think I did pretty well :)
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Level 55
Apr 22, 2020
got 190 but cheated on the last 20
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Level 86
May 28, 2020
Whats the point then
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Level 83
May 28, 2020
Wait, when did Oklahoma become a state? :-P (somehow danced right around OK)
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Level 76
May 28, 2020
Can't think of a good reason why San Juan in Puerto Rico is excluded from this quiz. What country is it part of, if not the United States? It would be like excluding Darwin in Northern Territory and Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory from a quiz about Australia, because they don't have statehood. Australian's don't exclude our territories in general thinking but Americans have really strong prejudices towards excluding theirs.
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Level 86
May 29, 2020
Americans are exceptionally good at excluding and oppressing others while at the same time proclaiming to be a beacon of freedom and liberty.
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Level 77
Jun 29, 2020
Australia is world-recognized for its all-encompassing inclusivity. Just ask any of its indigenous people. (My first-grade teacher told me that when you point your finger at someone else, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself.)
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Level 58
Feb 22, 2022
I would say that the Australian Capital Territory isn't a great analogy, as DC is included in this quiz.

A good analogy would probably be including Nuuk in a quiz about Denmark.

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Level 87
Jun 3, 2022
"Americans have really strong prejudices toward excluding" their territories. You've apparently drawn this thesis from the exclusion of San Juan on an internet quiz?? Geez.

(And for what it's worth, the equivalent in Australia wouldn't be Canberra because the quiz includes Washington DC, but it would be as if you left out a sizable city on Christmas Island or Norfolk Island, which are external territories)

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Level 64
May 29, 2020
Got 131. Was missing one of the ones over 1 million population. Couldn't figure it out. Thought I had typed San Diego. Guess not. Thought of a few more in Texas as time expired. I went alphabetically thru the states which helped.
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Level 64
Aug 1, 2021
160 on my second try 14 months later. Missed 4 that I guessed the first time.
+2
Level 56
Jun 28, 2020
151 - not bad for a Brit :)
+1
Level 57
Jun 29, 2020
Got 41 - I am satisfied with that. I guess I would only guess more in the German cities quiz.
+1
Level 76
Jun 30, 2020
Aarrggghhh, I got just one below the average score (88, the avg. being 89). But I would say pretty good for someone who has never been to the U.S (me).
+3
Level 83
Jun 30, 2020
Going with city proper populations leads to some really odd omissions. And some weird ordering.
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Level 58
Jul 1, 2020
200/200
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Level 56
Jul 1, 2020
Knew most of these cities, though lots of cities I didn't know were in California and Florida. Gosh, that's a huge amount of cities there.
+1
Level 45
Aug 13, 2020
Got 161
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Level 73
Aug 18, 2020
So you put Washington DC in as Washington, with DC not as an acceptable type-in. As someone from the DC area with family living in the city itself, we've often referred to the city as DC. Almost no one I know calls it "Washington" without saying "DC" along with it.
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2020
Fixed, thanks.
+1
Level 55
Oct 2, 2020
Got 134
+1
Level 60
Dec 8, 2020
Apparently, I have skipped over all of Texas. How has this happened??
+1
Level 69
Jun 20, 2021
got 144 first try, but forgot Honolulu, Anchorage, and Virginia Beach. completely forgot about Hawaii and Alaska
+1
Level 69
Aug 28, 2021
170 this time around, but this time I forgot that Nebraska even existed so forgot Lincoln and Omaha, also forgot Akron somehow
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Level 27
Aug 12, 2021
I could only do 96, and I missed Newark, Jersey City, Raleigh and St Paul somehow, I don't know, my mind just erased them, but either way, I think I did kinda good.
+2
Level 70
Oct 28, 2021
How many other non-Americans got Pasadena because of The Big Bang Theory?
+1
Level 69
Jun 3, 2022
Me.
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Level 69
Jun 3, 2022
Non American here. I found 90 and yet I was awarded 0 points...that's quite unfaire.
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Level 32
Jul 29, 2022
To me the most surprising thing about this quiz is the fact that at least one person missed New York and LA. I feel like everyone should have some type of knowledge on New York