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You probably thought these 15 cities had a greater population than Colorado Springs, but you'd be wrong

You might not think of Colorado Springs as a "big city" but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it's probably larger than you think. Based on estimated data compiled in July of 2016, Colorado Springs has 465,101 residents across its 194.54 square mile city limit. This makes it the second largest city in the state, but also the 40th most populated city in the country, surprisingly surpassing some much more well-known cities. To be fair, these numbers do not include other suburban areas or total metropolitan areas. In that case, Colorado Springs population would jump to 712,327 but it would be ranked lower. That said, it's still fun to see how Colorado Springs sizes up.

Miami, Florida

Well known for its beaches and vice cops, Miami's population of 453,579 in 35.9 square miles is just a bit smaller than that of Colorado Springs.

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Omaha, Nebraska

The home of the College World Series and the famous Henry Doorly Zoo has 446,970 people spread across 127.1 square miles.

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Oakland, California

For now, the Oakland Raiders reside in a city with 420,005 people across its 55.9 square miles.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

The City of Lakes has a population of 413,651 across 54 square miles. Of course, this doesn't include neighboring Saint Paul's 302,398 residents.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Situated along the Arkansas River, Tulsa has 403,090 residents spread out among its 196 square mile city limit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

391,495 people reside within 169.4 square miles of the city of New Orleans, which celebrates its tricentennial in 2018.

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Cleveland, Ohio

The home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has 385,809 residents within its 77.7 square mile city limit.

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Tampa, Florida

Home to one of the busiest commercial ports in the country, Tampa has 377,165 residents within 113.4 square miles.

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Aurora, Colorado

Originally named Fletcher, Denver's largest neighbor has 361,710 residents within its 154.1 square mile city limit.

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Honolulu, Hawaii

The Aloha State's capital city has 351,792 people within 60.5 square miles.

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St. Louis, Missouri

The Gateway to the West has 311,404 residents within its 61.9 square miles.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Steel City has 446 bridges to service its 303,625 residents living within 55.4 square miles.

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Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, which looks like the Hall of Justice, is home to several different museums that service the 298,800 people within the city's 77.9 square miles.

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Anchorage, Alaska

Although it contains 40% of Alaska's entire population, Anchorage's 298,192 residents within its 1,704 square miles is smaller than that of Colorado Springs.

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Orlando, Florida

The Theme Park Capital of the World has 277,173 residents within its 102.4 square mile city limit.

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