Population Quizzes

Whether it's the most populous countries quiz or just the cities of California population quiz, Sporcle is like the US Census with a stopwatch. Our timed quizzes will test your mettle like a grizzled Census-taker making the rounds. One of our most popular quizzes is about the biggest countries that are the most populated, as well as the US Cities with the most people. For those who love history, we also feature Historical City Populations, as well as estimated populations in 2050. No matter which type of population quizzes you like, the best way to find out about the world is finding out about the people in it.

Today's Featured Game

Foreign-Born Population: Florida
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Where are the foreign-born residents of Florida from?
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Historically Small US States

More Recent Games

Countries with the Most Buddhists
Find yourself a peaceful place here.
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10 Most Populated Cities of 5 Most Populated US States
If there's one thing this quiz taught us, it's that Illinois flies under the population radar.
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Which is Closer? Population
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Name the country of the two listed that is closer in population to the USA.
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Countries with Most French Speakers
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Name the countries with at least 1 million French speakers (2010).
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200 Most Populous World Cities
You'll have to go down to #8 in the list to find a city that isn't in Asia.
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Least Populated Mainland Countries
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Name the Least Populated Mainland Countries.
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Map: Populous Cities in Northern Europe
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Name the most populous cities in Northern Europe? (*UN definition).
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20 Most Populous Islands
Deserted ain't got nothin' to do with it.
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US Populous Cities 1830
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Name the most populous US cities in 1830.
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Criteria Countries (Oceania)
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Pick the Countries which match ALL of the given criteria, reducing as you go.
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Most Populous US State per Letter Minefield
You might be tempted to guess Puerto Rico, but let us tell you it's a bad idea.
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Population Decline Countries
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Can you name all the countries of the world with negative population growth?
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Populous Cities: Asia
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Pick the three most populous cities from each country mentioned.
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Populous Cities: Europe
Without these cities there wouldn't be much of a tourist scene in Europe, would there?
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Europe Coastal Cities- Top 21 by Population
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Name the top 21 European Coastal cities with the highest population.
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Similarly Populated Country Blitz
It might be time for these countries to have a good old-fashioned tug of war.
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Clickable: Largest Two-Word City Per State
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Match the names of the largest two-word US city per state together along with the state they are found in.
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Largest Metros in Canada by Letter
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Name the Largest Census Metropolitan areas in Canada for each letter.
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Largest Non-Capital Asian Cities (exc. China/India)
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Name the largest Asian cities (outside of China/India) that are not national capitals.
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Top 'B' Cities by African Country
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Name the top 'B' cities by African country.
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Country Ranking Showdown
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Can you deduce these 25 countries - based on rankings for area, population, density, capitals, and GDP? See 'How to Play' below
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Chinese Cities by ANY Syllable
This is the perfect quiz for anyone on a slow boat to China.
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Population Curator: NYYanks