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1M Cities by Proximity - United States

Each dot represents an urban area with a population > 1 million. To turn it green, guess any urban area over 1 million within 700 kilometers.
Based on Combined Statistical Areas as of 2023
Puerto Rico not considered
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: May 13, 2024
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First submittedSeptember 23, 2017
Times taken122,425
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Pop
City
21.9 m
New York City
18.3 m
Los Angeles
10.1 m
Washington, D.C. /
Baltimore
9.79 m
Chicago
9.00 m
San Francisco /
San Jose
8.65 m
Dallas
8.35 m
Boston
7.71 m
Houston
7.39 m
Philadelphia
7.22 m
Atlanta
7.01 m
Miami
5.36 m
Detroit
5.12 m
Phoenix
4.99 m
Seattle
4.51 m
Orlando
4.10 m
Minneapolis
3.73 m
Cleveland
3.69 m
Denver
3.39 m
Charlotte
3.34 m
Tampa
3.29 m
Portland
3.27 m
San Diego
Pop
City
2.90 m
St. Louis
2.81 m
Salt Lake City
2.79 m
San Antonio
2.73 m
Pittsburgh
2.71 m
Sacramento
2.67 m
Hartford
2.65 m
Indianapolis
2.65 m
Columbus
2.56 m
Kansas City
2.47 m
Austin
2.39 m
Las Vegas
2.37 m
Raleigh
2.35 m
Nashville
2.31 m
Cincinnati
2.04 m
Milwaukee
1.87 m
Virginia Beach
1.85 m
Jacksonville
1.74 m
Greensboro
1.59 m
Greenville
1.55 m
Oklahoma City
1.50 m
Grand Rapids
1.49 m
Louisville
Pop
City
1.38 m
Memphis
1.37 m
Birmingham
1.35 m
Richmond
1.34 m
New Orleans
1.33 m
Fresno
1.32 m
Harrisburg
1.30 m
Cape Coral / Naples
1.23 m
Buffalo
1.21 m
Knoxville
1.19 m
Albany
1.17 m
Tulsa
1.17 m
Albuquerque
1.15 m
Sarasota / Bradenton
1.14 m
Rochester
1.11 m
Tucson
1.10 m
El Paso
1.09 m
Dayton
1.08 m
Columbia
1.04 m
Allentown
1.02 m
Omaha
1.01 m
Baton Rouge
1.00 m
Chattanooga
91 Comments
+21
Level 55
Sep 23, 2017
First Taker! Great quiz! Very tough to get them all!
+7
Level 62
Nov 21, 2017
Yeah!! Good job!!! You did it!!
+10
Level 74
Nov 21, 2017
Nice. 1 second left!
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Level 56
Apr 27, 2020
Same!
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Level 71
Jan 23, 2021
Same!
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Level 38
Jan 27, 2022
i had 12 seconds left
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Level 46
Dec 14, 2022
How I got the last one? It was one in southwest NC, so I just guessed Raleigh. I had no idea Raleigh was that high lol
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Level 63
Nov 24, 2017
9 seconds left.
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Level 77
Nov 24, 2017
12 seconds left... Honolulu was tough to spot!
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Level 69
Nov 26, 2017
Great quiz! I had never heard of McAllen, Texas!
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2021
I live in Texas and yet had no clue it was over 1 million...
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2024
Same, South Texas is an enigma as a North Texan lol
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Level 77
Dec 5, 2017
Fun one! thanks for this
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Level 47
Jan 28, 2018
Man, I couldn't think of any in the North Central part....
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Level 60
Mar 20, 2022
Indianapolis got a some of that reason for me. Had I instead typed Chicago, I think I would have gotten two more cities.
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Level 45
Jan 29, 2018
missed El Paso by a second
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Level 76
Jan 29, 2018
All of them, and that included not cheating by just typing "dc" :)
+7
Level 28
Nov 16, 2022
how is typing dc cheating?
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Level 70
Jan 30, 2018
I thought Phoenix would cover Honolulu :)
+7
Level 63
Feb 16, 2018
really? Can you please add some more time ??
+20
Level ∞
Mar 20, 2018
Never!
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Level 56
Apr 27, 2020
Nice reply QM
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Level 79
Dec 31, 2020
I finished the quiz in 19 seconds!
+6
Level 66
Mar 20, 2018
US distances should be in miles.
+17
Level 76
Mar 20, 2018
The US should join the rest of the world.
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Level 63
Mar 27, 2018
That's a great notion - and even one I mostly agree with - BUT the undeniable fact is that the US doesn't currently use the Metric system to measure distances, and Americans think of distances in miles. I was born and raised in New York, and much of my family and many of my friends are still back in NY, and we always say, 'How are things 3,000 miles away?' We never say, 'How are things 4,800 kilometers away?'

Even if it is overdue for the USA to join the rest of the world, this quiz exists in the USA in 2018, and in 2018 the USA still thinks in terms of miles. Therefore, using the metric system shows a poor understanding of the USA.

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Level 79
May 13, 2024
This quiz exists outside the USA just as much as it exists inside the USA. Your logic doesn't work.
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Level 70
Sep 28, 2018
Just because the country that the quiz is about uses a different system that doesn't mean not to use it shows a "poor understanding of the USA". If that were true then all the quizzes about France would have to be in French (otherwise it shows a poor understanding of France).
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Level 82
Nov 22, 2018
you're both right
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Level 79
Dec 31, 2020
Some other countries still officially use the imperial system, including Liberia and Burma. The UK only adopted the metric system in 1965, but continues to use the imperial in common everyday contexts. And since this is an American quiz on an American website I support the usage of miles.
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Level 81
May 15, 2024
I don't live in the US, and a lot of English speakers still use miles colloquially. Anyhow it doesn't matter on a screen. You can see it filled in regardless.
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Level 82
Mar 20, 2018
Good quiz. First attempt, pulled up two short. Second attempt, got 'em all.
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Level 75
Mar 20, 2018
Same here, but I didn't understand the quiz at first and wasted time just typing cities, not realizing they were already filled in. Great quiz, though.
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Level 18
Mar 20, 2018
One second left....that was close.
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Level 23
Mar 20, 2018
7 seconds left!
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Level 28
Mar 20, 2018
Why does this quiz have such a short time limit? There is no way I could get everything in time.
+1
Level 75
Mar 21, 2018
Good quiz! Fun! It can be done by naming as few as 10 cities.
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Level 55
Mar 21, 2018
Phew! Finished with 1 second left.
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Level 20
Mar 25, 2018
So what happen to San Jose? It's the Rodney Dangerfield of US cities. 10th most population in the US, but doesn't register on your quiz. Larger than that quaint little cable car town north of us. BLEH.
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Level 89
Jun 10, 2018
It's part of San Francisco's urban sprawl that just happens to have one area with a large imaginary line around it for people to write their property tax checks to random burb A instead of B. Wouldn't be much there without San Francisco first.
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Level 63
Mar 27, 2018
Rochester, New York, has over 1 million people, but isn't on the list.
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Level 20
May 9, 2018
McAllen does not have over 1 million people (metro or city proper). If there's another reason why you included it then please explain...
+4
Level ∞
May 10, 2018
Read the caveats.
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Level 89
Jun 10, 2018
With Reynosa, Mexico right across the border it's well over a million. El Paso doesn't top 1,000,000 by itself either but Juarez is a large Mexican city 500 feet away. Buffalo without Niagara & Ste Catharines in Canada falls short as well.
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Level 89
Oct 16, 2019
Apparently now it does because they sometimes fold in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a city of 100,000 about 75 km of absolutely empty desert away. The way the U.S. works they throw in the whole county of far flung people, campers and jack rabbits too.

Yet El Paso and Juarez aren't considered one urban area with a tiny ditch passing for a river between them.....explain this one to the space station crew.

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Level 36
May 10, 2018
3 secs left! got it on like, my tenth try
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Level 45
Jul 11, 2018
portland, los angeles, denver, el paso, houston, chicago, philidelphia, memphis, raleigh, orlando
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Level 89
Oct 16, 2019
What on Earth are you trying to sing? Dancin' In The Streets, Keep On Rockin' Me, Baby or Heart Of Rock 'N' Roll?
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Level 34
Jul 18, 2018
Just wanna say that salt lake city doesn't even have 200,00 people and with the areas around it still doesn't add up to 2.3 million like it says on the quiz...
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Level 46
May 22, 2024
actually itself it has 211,000. and the metros (combing ogden, provo, and logan) is just shy of 2.8 million. so he isn't wrong.
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2018
McAllen???
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Level 82
Nov 22, 2018
McLovin?
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Level 75
May 9, 2019
McDonalds????
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Level 89
Oct 16, 2019
McDowell's? With the Golden Arcs?
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2024
Near Brownsville and Laredo, part of Reynosa metro
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Level 43
Nov 22, 2018
type nyc and 12
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2019
McAllen? What even is that?
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Level 75
May 9, 2019
Basic
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2024
Near Brownsville and Laredo, part of Reynosa metro
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Level 67
May 8, 2019
50/53, not bad.
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Level 65
Jun 11, 2019
700 km seems to be too much of a radius, makes the quiz too easy.
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2024
Time is the main constraint
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Level 89
Oct 16, 2019
Of all the complaints about city proper population being too small nobody even knows tiny Melbourne, Florida. The built-up area around there isn't much.

The United States Census Bureau records 450,000 in the actual urban area, about 2/5 what is listed and 600,000 in the "metropolitan area" which in the U.S. arbitrarily goes by extremely varying physical sizes of counties.

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Level 48
Oct 17, 2019
It appears that McAllen only has a population of about 150,000 that's really annoying because that's the only one I missed
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2024
Yeah, Reynosa carries it
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Level 50
Jan 22, 2020
Easy quiz but couldn’t see honolulu so that took my time down a but
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Level 33
Mar 28, 2020
Didn't realize the timer was only 30 seconds so I was just taking my time and marveling at which cities were over 1 mil when I was shocked by the quiz over screen. Need to pay attention lol
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Level 15
Apr 23, 2020
I missed El Paso
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Level 51
Apr 27, 2020
I couldn't Spell Albaqu-- whatever it is.
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Level 66
Jun 13, 2020
Albuquerque
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Level 79
Dec 31, 2020
Quite easy once you know how to spell it.
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Level 89
May 4, 2024
Pro tip: Type "Abq" on JetPunk for Albuquerque.
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Level 62
Dec 31, 2020
I got it on the second try, on the first I got all but Honolulu, which I typed "Honolu" before time was up
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Level 56
May 3, 2021
where the heck is san jose in California
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Level 79
May 12, 2021
Do you not know the way to San Jose?
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Level 84
May 15, 2024
He's probably been away so long....
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2021
I think that they added it to San Francisco.
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Level 60
May 13, 2024
You just answered your own question. "where the heck is san jose? in California."
+1
Level 64
Nov 14, 2021
Typed in Indianapolis by pure chance, which covered the whole northeast together with New York. 12 sec left on first try lol
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Level 37
Aug 24, 2022
2 seconds left! Very close
+1
Level 59
Dec 25, 2023
20 secs left :D
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Level 20
May 14, 2024
100% with 8 sec left
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Level 84
May 15, 2024
Another James Bond finish...got 'em with 0:07 left.
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Level 85
May 16, 2024
Thank you Fresno!
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Level 78
May 22, 2024
Buffalo proper has a population < 300,000. I wonder how far the Buffalo area extends to surpass 1 million.

Also, I can't say I've ever heard of Greenville or Allentown.

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Level 90
May 22, 2024
I have a passing recollection of hearing of Greenville. I looked it up and the actual city is just 75K. Looking around the area on a map and I haven't heard of any of the other cities around it. Only thing I can guess is that since it's about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte (about 120 miles from each) that a lot of people that can either work from home or only have to come into the office a few times a month have migrated there. Along with retirees that have kids and grandkids that live in the bigger cities.
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Level 90
May 22, 2024
Now that NYC, OKC and SLC are accepted type ins this quiz has become a lot less stressful.
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Level 66
May 22, 2024
damn has Honolulu dropped below 1m? previous comments indicate it was on the list
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Level 36
May 22, 2024
I almost missed Tulsa! One second left.
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Level 68
May 22, 2024
Norfolk should count in addition to Virginia Beach, since it's historically the better-known major city of that metro area. It's also easier to type. :-)
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Level 45
May 23, 2024
Make the distance shorter. Way too easy