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You have 15 min or 10K miles to travel the 48 states trying to total the highest total population of 50K+ cities visited. See naming notes below quiz.

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NAMING NOTES – A handful of cities have the same names or must be entered to enter a longer city name…enter the city name followed by state abbreviation for these (i.e. ‘springfieldmo’ or ‘wichitaks’ (due to Wichita Falls, TX)). Therefore if a city isn’t working add the state abbr to the end of it, as it has one of these conflicts.

Quiz Updated: 5-18-2015

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  1. 0
    Are the city populations based on “hard” 2010 census data? If so, this causes problems when researching the populations of rapidly growing southern (Texas) suburbs s/a Cedar Park, TX which has grown to 59,200 by 2013 estimates.
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      Yes, they’re based on the 2010 census data. Do you mean 2012 estimate? The 2013 estimates won’t be released until May this year.
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    The scoreboard for this quiz appears all messed up on my computer. Nobody complained yet so I don’t know if its only me…
  3. 0
    Okay, the 2010 Census data is really throwing me off. San Marcos, TX has 54K people as of 2013, but the 2010 census gave it only 45K people. This is a particular problem since there is also a San Marcos in California, and I was taking a nice jaunt down I-35 in Texas when I involuntarily ended up in California.
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    This quiz has stopped working for me. The cities show up, but neither the population nor the distance ever updates from zero. Same thing in both Firefox and Chrome.
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      i’ll be updating this one shortly to the new google format – should fix everything.

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