These Are The Most Common City Names in the U.S.

Written by Jennifer Gaeng
Updated: November 25, 2023
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In a nation as vast and diverse as the United States, cities bloom like stars in the night sky, each with its own unique identity and story to tell. From the bustling metropolises that never sleep to the serene towns nestled among rolling hills, the American landscape is dotted with countless urban centers. Yet, amidst this rich tapestry, there are certain names that echo through the nation, claiming their place as the most common city names in the U.S. Join us on a journey as we unveil the top 20 most ubiquitous city names, and discover which states these cities call home!

Disclaimer: It’s important to note that the list may not be exhaustive and there may be additional cities with the same names in different states. The information provided is based on our search results and may vary slightly when compared to other sources.

1.      Springfield:

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA downtown skyline on the river at dusk.

Springfield, MA

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Springfield is the most common city name in the United States, with over 41 states having a city or town named Springfield.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Springfield, Alabama; Springfield, Arkansas; Springfield, Colorado; Springfield, Florida; Springfield, Georgia; Springfield, Idaho; Springfield, Illinois; Springfield, Indiana; Springfield, Iowa; Springfield, Kansas; Springfield, Kentucky; Springfield, Louisiana; Springfield, Maine; Springfield, Massachusetts; Springfield, Michigan; Springfield, Minnesota; Springfield, Missouri; Springfield, Nebraska; Springfield, New Hampshire; Springfield, New Jersey; Springfield, New Mexico; Springfield, New York; Springfield, North Carolina; Springfield, Ohio; Springfield, Oregon; Springfield, Pennsylvania; Springfield, South Carolina; Springfield, South Dakota; Springfield, Tennessee; Springfield, Texas; Springfield, Utah; Springfield, Vermont; Springfield, Virginia; Springfield, Washington; Springfield, West Virginia; Springfield, Wisconsin; Springfield, Wyoming

2.      Franklin:

Franklin Public Library in Franklin Massachusetts MA USA

Massachusetts was the first state to have a true public library. It is located in Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin.

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Franklin is a popular city name, with over 31 states having a city or town named Franklin.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Franklin, Alabama; Franklin, Arkansas; Franklin, California; Franklin, Connecticut; Franklin, Georgia; Franklin, Idaho; Franklin, Illinois; Franklin, Indiana; Franklin, Iowa; Franklin, Kansas; Franklin, Kentucky; Franklin, Louisiana; Franklin, Maine; Franklin, Massachusetts; Franklin, Michigan; Franklin, Minnesota; Franklin, Mississippi; Franklin, Missouri; Franklin, Nebraska; Franklin, New Hampshire; Franklin, New Jersey; Franklin, New York; Franklin, North Carolina; Franklin, Ohio; Franklin, Pennsylvania; Franklin, Tennessee; Franklin, Texas; Franklin, Vermont; Franklin, Virginia; Franklin, Washington; Franklin, West Virginia; Franklin, Wisconsin

3.      Greenville:

Greenville - South Carolina, Scenics - Nature, South Carolina, Stream - Body of Water, Architecture

A scenic view of Liberty Bridge and Reedy Falls in Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville is another frequently used city name, with over 29 states having a city or town named Greenville.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Greenville, Alabama; Greenville, Delaware; Greenville, Florida; Greenville, Georgia; Greenville, Illinois; Greenville, Indiana; Greenville, Iowa; Greenville, Kentucky; Greenville, Maine; Greenville, Michigan; Greenville, Mississippi; Greenville, Missouri; Greenville, New Hampshire; Greenville, New Jersey; Greenville, New York; Greenville, North Carolina; Greenville, Ohio; Greenville, Pennsylvania; Greenville, Rhode Island; Greenville, South Carolina; Greenville, Tennessee; Greenville, Texas; Greenville, Utah; Greenville, Virginia; Greenville, West Virginia; Greenville, Wisconsin

4.      Clinton:

Clinton, NJ

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Clinton is a common city name, with over 28 states having a city or town named Clinton.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Clinton, Alabama; Clinton, Arkansas; Clinton, Connecticut; Clinton, Illinois; Clinton, Indiana; Clinton, Iowa; Clinton, Kentucky; Clinton, Louisiana; Clinton, Maine; Clinton, Maryland; Clinton, Massachusetts; Clinton, Michigan; Clinton, Minnesota; Clinton, Mississippi; Clinton, Missouri; Clinton, Montana; Clinton, New Jersey; Clinton, New York; Clinton, North Carolina; Clinton, Ohio; Clinton, Oklahoma; Clinton, Pennsylvania; Clinton, South Carolina; Clinton, Tennessee; Clinton, Utah; Clinton, Washington; Clinton, Wisconsin

5.      Washington:

Washington is a widely used city name, with at least 34 states having a city or town named Washington.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Washington, Alabama; Washington, Arkansas; Washington, California; Washington, Connecticut; Washington, Georgia; Washington, Illinois; Washington, Indiana; Washington, Iowa; Washington, Kansas; Washington, Kentucky; Washington, Louisiana; Washington, Maine; Washington, Massachusetts; Washington, Michigan; Washington, Mississippi; Washington, Missouri; Washington, Nebraska; Washington, New Hampshire; Washington, New Jersey; Washington, New York; Washington, North Carolina; Washington, Ohio; Washington, Oklahoma; Washington, Pennsylvania; Washington, Rhode Island; Washington, South Carolina; Washington, Tennessee; Washington, Texas; Washington, Utah; Washington, Vermont; Washington, Virginia; Washington, West Virginia; Washington, Wisconsin

6.      Georgetown:

Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown, TX

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Georgetown is a popular city name, with over 24 states having a city or town named Georgetown.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Georgetown, Delaware; Georgetown, Georgia; Georgetown, Illinois; Georgetown, Indiana; Georgetown, Kentucky; Georgetown, Louisiana; Georgetown, Maine; Georgetown, Maryland; Georgetown, Massachusetts; Georgetown, Mississippi; Georgetown, New York; Georgetown, Ohio; Georgetown, Pennsylvania; Georgetown, South Carolina; Georgetown, Tennessee; Georgetown, Texas; Georgetown, Virginia; Georgetown, Washington Georgetown, Delaware; Georgetown, Georgia; Georgetown, Illinois; Georgetown, Indiana; Georgetown, Kentucky; Georgetown, Louisiana; Georgetown, Maine; Georgetown, Maryland; Georgetown, Massachusetts; Georgetown, Mississippi; Georgetown, New York; Georgetown, Ohio; Georgetown, Pennsylvania; Georgetown, South Carolina; Georgetown, Tennessee; Georgetown, Texas; Georgetown, Virginia; Georgetown, Washington

7.      Fairview:

Fairview. Alabama. USA on a map

Fairview, AL

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Fairview is a commonly found city name, with at least 24 states having a city or town named Fairview.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Fairview, Alabama; Fairview, Arkansas; Fairview, California; Fairview, Illinois; Fairview, Indiana; Fairview, Kansas; Fairview, Kentucky; Fairview, Michigan; Fairview, Mississippi; Fairview, Missouri; Fairview, Montana; Fairview, New Jersey; Fairview, New Mexico; Fairview, North Carolina; Fairview, Ohio; Fairview, Oklahoma; Fairview, Oregon; Fairview, Pennsylvania; Fairview, South Dakota; Fairview, Tennessee; Fairview, Texas; Fairview, Utah; Fairview, West Virginia; Fairview, Wyoming

8.      Salem:

Salem, Oregon, USA town skyline at dusk.

Salem, OR

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Salem is another frequently encountered city name, with at least 34 states having a city or town named Salem.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Salem, Alabama; Salem, Arkansas; Salem, Colorado; Salem, Connecticut; Salem, Florida; Salem, Georgia; Salem, Idaho; Salem, Illinois; Salem, Indiana; Salem, Iowa; Salem, Kentucky; Salem, Louisiana; Salem, Maine; Salem, Massachusetts; Salem, Michigan; Salem, Missouri; Salem, Nebraska; Salem, New Hampshire; Salem, New Jersey; Salem, New Mexico; Salem, New York; Salem, North Carolina; Salem, Ohio; Salem, Oregon; Salem, Pennsylvania; Salem, South Carolina; Salem, South Dakota; Salem, Tennessee; Salem, Utah; Salem, Virginia; Salem, Washington; Salem, West Virginia; Salem, Wisconsin

9.      Riverside:

Riverside, California

Daytime aerial view of historic downtown Riverside, California, USA.

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Riverside is a widely used city name, with at least 25 states having a city or town named Riverside.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Riverside, Alabama; Riverside, California; Riverside, Connecticut; Riverside, Delaware; Riverside, Georgia; Riverside, Illinois; Riverside, Iowa; Riverside, Kansas; Riverside, Kentucky; Riverside, Louisiana; Riverside, Maryland; Riverside, Michigan; Riverside, Missouri; Riverside, Montana; Riverside, New Jersey; Riverside, New York; Riverside, Ohio; Riverside, Oregon; Riverside, Pennsylvania; Riverside, Rhode Island; Riverside, Texas; Riverside, Utah; Riverside, Washington; Riverside, West Virginia; Riverside, Wyoming

10. Arlington:

Arlington ghost town

Arlington, MO

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Arlington is a popular city name, with at least 25 states having a city or town named Arlington.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Arlington, Alabama; Arlington, Arizona; Arlington, California; Arlington, Colorado; Arlington, Georgia; Arlington, Illinois; Arlington, Indiana; Arlington, Iowa; Arlington, Kansas; Arlington, Kentucky; Arlington, Massachusetts; Arlington, Minnesota; Arlington, Nebraska; Arlington, New York; Arlington, North Carolina; Arlington, Ohio; Arlington, Oregon; Arlington, South Dakota; Arlington, Tennessee; Arlington, Texas; Arlington, Vermont; Arlington, Virginia; Arlington, Washington; Arlington, Wisconsin

11. Bristol:

Bristol. Connecticut. USA on a geography map

Bristol, Connecticut

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Bristol is a frequently found city name, with at least 15 states having a city or town named Bristol.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Bristol, Connecticut; Bristol, Florida; Bristol, Georgia; Bristol, Illinois; Bristol, Indiana; Bristol, Maine; Bristol, New Hampshire; Bristol, New York; Bristol, Pennsylvania; Bristol, Rhode Island; Bristol, South Dakota; Bristol, Tennessee; Bristol, Vermont; Bristol, Virginia; Bristol, West Virginia; Bristol, Wisconsin

12. Oakland:

Oakland, Tennessee

Oakland, Tennessee

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Oakland is another popular city name, with at least 25 states having a city or town named Oakland.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Oakland, Alabama; Oakland, Arkansas; Oakland, California; Oakland, Florida; Oakland, Illinois; Oakland, Indiana; Oakland, Iowa; Oakland, Kentucky; Oakland, Maine; Oakland, Maryland; Oakland, Massachusetts; Oakland, Michigan; Oakland, Mississippi; Oakland, Missouri; Oakland, Nebraska; Oakland, New Jersey; Oakland, New York; Oakland, Oregon; Oakland, Pennsylvania; Oakland, Rhode Island; Oakland, Tennessee; Oakland, Texas; Oakland, Utah; Oakland, Wisconsin

13. Spring Hill:

Spring Hill, Tennessee

Spring Hill, Tennessee is breathtakingly beautiful and growing fast.

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Spring Hill is a commonly encountered city name, with at least 17 states having a city or town named Spring Hill.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Spring Hill, Alabama; Spring Hill, Florida; Spring Hill, Kansas; Spring Hill, Louisiana; Spring Hill, Minnesota; Spring Hill, Tennessee; Spring Hill, West Virginia

14. Manchester:

Manchester, USA.

Manchester, USA

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Manchester is a widely used city name, with at least 23 states having a city or town named Manchester.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Manchester, California; Manchester, Connecticut; Manchester, Georgia; Manchester, Illinois; Manchester, Indiana; Manchester, Iowa; Manchester, Kentucky; Manchester, Maine; Manchester, Maryland; Manchester, Massachusetts; Manchester, Michigan; Manchester, Minnesota; Manchester, Missouri; Manchester, New Hampshire; Manchester, New Jersey; Manchester, New York; Manchester, Ohio; Manchester, Oklahoma; Manchester, Pennsylvania; Manchester, Tennessee; Manchester, Vermont; Manchester, Washington; Manchester, Wisconsin

15. Jackson:

Jackson, MS

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Jackson is a frequently encountered city name, with at least 22 states having a city or town named Jackson.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Jackson, Alabama; Jackson, California; Jackson, Georgia; Jackson, Idaho; Jackson, Kentucky; Jackson, Louisiana; Jackson, Maine; Jackson, Michigan; Jackson, Minnesota; Jackson, Mississippi; Jackson, Missouri; Jackson, Montana; Jackson, Nebraska; Jackson, New Hampshire; Jackson, New Jersey; Jackson, New York; Jackson, North Carolina; Jackson, Ohio; Jackson, South Carolina; Jackson, Tennessee; Jackson, Wisconsin; Jackson, Wyoming

16. Columbia:

Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, MO

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Columbia is another commonly found city name, with at least 20 states having a city or town named Columbia.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Columbia, Alabama; Columbia, California; Columbia, Connecticut; Columbia, Illinois; Columbia, Indiana; Columbia, Kentucky; Columbia, Louisiana; Columbia, Maryland; Columbia, Mississippi; Columbia, Missouri; Columbia, New Hampshire; Columbia, New Jersey; Columbia, New York; Columbia, North Carolina; Columbia, Pennsylvania; Columbia, South Carolina; Columbia, Tennessee; Columbia, Virginia; Columbia, Washington; Columbia, West Virginia

17. Pleasant View:

Pleasant View is a popular city name, with at least 12 states having a city or town named Pleasant View.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Pleasant View, Colorado; Pleasant View, Indiana; Pleasant View, Kentucky; Pleasant View, Maryland; Pleasant View, Michigan; Pleasant View, Mississippi; Pleasant View, Missouri; Pleasant View, New York; Pleasant View, Pennsylvania; Pleasant View, Tennessee; Pleasant View, Utah; Pleasant View, Wisconsin

18. Madison:

Madison, Wisconsin, USA state capitol in the daytime.

Madison, WI

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Madison is a widely used city name, with at least 25 states having a city or town named Madison.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Madison, Alabama; Madison, Arkansas; Madison, California; Madison, Connecticut; Madison, Florida; Madison, Georgia; Madison, Illinois; Madison, Indiana; Madison, Kansas; Madison, Maine; Madison, Maryland; Madison, Minnesota; Madison, Mississippi; Madison, Missouri; Madison, Nebraska; Madison, New Hampshire; Madison, New Jersey; Madison, New York; Madison, North Carolina; Madison, Ohio; Madison, Pennsylvania; Madison, South Dakota; Madison, Tennessee; Madison, Virginia; Madison, West Virginia; Madison, Wisconsin

19. Lexington:

Historic buildings in downtown Lexington

“Old architecture of Lexington, Kentucky, USA”

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Lexington is a commonly encountered city name, with at least 19 states having a city or town named Lexington.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Lexington, Alabama; Lexington, Georgia; Lexington, Illinois; Lexington, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Lexington, Massachusetts; Lexington, Michigan; Lexington, Mississippi; Lexington, Missouri; Lexington, Nebraska; Lexington, New York; Lexington, North Carolina; Lexington, Ohio; Lexington, Oklahoma; Lexington, Oregon; Lexington, South Carolina; Lexington, Tennessee; Lexington, Texas; Lexington, Virginia

20. Mount Pleasant:

Mt. Pleasant, Utah

Mt. Pleasant, UT has a population of just under 3,500 people, but this small town has various things to do and experience.

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Mount Pleasant is a frequently found city name, with at least 20 states having a city or town named Mount Pleasant.

Examples Of States With This City Name Include: (In Alphabetical Order)

Mount Pleasant, Arkansas; Mount Pleasant, Delaware; Mount Pleasant, Florida; Mount Pleasant, Georgia; Mount Pleasant, Illinois; Mount Pleasant, Indiana; Mount Pleasant, Iowa; Mount Pleasant, Maryland; Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Mount Pleasant, Mississippi; Mount Pleasant, New York; Mount Pleasant, North Carolina; Mount Pleasant, Ohio; Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania; Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; Mount Pleasant, Tennessee; Mount Pleasant, Texas; Mount Pleasant, Utah; Mount Pleasant, Wash

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Jennifer Gaeng is a writer at A-Z-Animals focused on animals, lakes, and fishing. With over 15 years of collective experience in writing and researching, Jennifer has honed her skills in various niches, including nature, animals, family care, and self-care. Hailing from Missouri, Jennifer finds inspiration in spending quality time with her loved ones. Her creative spirit extends beyond her writing endeavors, as she finds joy in the art of drawing and immersing herself in the beauty of nature.

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