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  • Hey everybody

  • so this is gonna have to be a filler week because as you know,

  • Right now I am working on the next few country episodes

  • but in the meantime

  • This is gonna be part two of the last video that I did for filler week explaining the largest cities in the USA per state

  • Before I get into it, I got a quick announcement

  • So a while back I checked the UN's website on the statistics division

  • and as of recently they just officially accepted the switch of the name between

  • Swaziland to Eswatini so taking all of that into account for the very first time we will nullify the

  • Alphabetical rule for geography now and the next episode will be Eswatini. Whoa that has never happened before on the show

  • Anyway, let's get into these cities. Shall we Billings, Montana?

  • This is like this city you fly to if you want to visit

  • Yellowstone National Park because it's like the largest major city it close to the area

  • I've known people that have lived here and they said it's kind of like a small town with a lot of people that

  • Accidentally became a city. It's one of those Wild West cities where like a lot of famous Cowboys lived and died

  • I've never been here, but I feel like the people here probably really like to carve wood

  • I don't know if you're from Billings. Is that true?

  • Do you like to carve wood? Omaha, Nebraska Omaha is like that deep core of the Midwest

  • I knew somebody from Omaha and they joked that Omaha is like the city that you're born in so that you can move out

  • They literally even have a bronze sculpture park dedicated to the people that moved out in Conestoga wagons back in the 1800s

  • They have a huge pedestrian bridge. They host the College World Series

  • They have five fortune 500 companies found here including Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

  • Of course, he lives there but most importantly Omaha is famous for its takes some of our best steaks come from here

  • They're literally shipped all over the world in like those dry ice containers

  • You know, it's good

  • If it's from Omaha, Las Vegas, Nevada, keep in mind though

  • All that flashy casino stuff on the Las Vegas Strip is technically not part of Las Vegas City

  • It's part of a separate entity called Paradise, which is kind of like an unincorporated town of the USA

  • It used to be run by the Mafia or whatever something like that Vegas is basically Los Angeles's crazy

  • Ex-girlfriend that he keeps hitting up out of loneliness and literally I'm not even joking

  • Everything has a casino in it. The gas stations the grocery stores the 7-eleven medical assistants

  • Just go around the roulette table the thrills the lights the shows the overdraft fees

  • I mean if this recreation is your thing, then I say go for it, but for me no offense, Las Vegas

  • But you're just a little bit too much for me, Manchester, New Hampshire

  • Manchester is what I would like to call a novelist city. You know how all those famous authors like Stephen King or that dude?

  • Who wrote Catcher in the Rye they just kind of like disappeared from the public eye and they hide away in these classes serene foresty

  • Atmospheres. That's basically Manchester. It's a place where rich authors can just like hide

  • Otherwise, I'll let's see what else my research says. They had this huge converted mill building from the 1800s

  • There's a lot of good kayaking and skiing in the winter I guess, Newark, New Jersey

  • It's like New York's little sidekick slash conjoined twin today. They have the busiest shipping port in the East Coast

  • They have an old Irish Catholic Church. They have the largest cherry blossom fields

  • Oh Michael B. Jordan Joe Rogan Queen Latifah, Joe Pesci and Whitney Houston are from here, huh? I didn't know that, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Breaking Bad made this place very booze

  • And Albuquerque is like one of the largest metropolitan cities that has one of the largest percentages of Native Americans in it

  • I think the population is like somewhere between five to ten percent

  • you see tribes like the Navajo the Apache they even have their own culture and community centers and it's really crazy because the city is

  • Like on a very flat plane, but like juxtaposed to these very amazing eroded Dancer rocky red mountains

  • They have like a hot air balloon festival every year when they love putting green chili on everything, New York City, New York

  • Yeah, you all know this place. Anyway, New York is our country's largest city by population

  • New York is basically the us's gateway to the world

  • they host a UN and like consulates for like almost every country in the world speaking of which New York is the most

  • Linguistically and disputable ethnically diverse city in the world at least 800 languages are spoken by minority groups in the city

  • the city is divided into five boroughs that kind of act like counties New York has so many schools that they just kind of like

  • Gave up on naming them and just named them my number they have their own City style hot dogs pizza

  • We all know the main tourist attraction, so I'm not gonna mention them

  • But I will say this people live in New York for their entire lives and even they barely scratched the surface of New York

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Aka buzz city, I guess they really like bees or Hornets. I'm gonna name their basketball team after Hornets

  • It's what I like to call a checkerboard city. It's like half black half white with sprinkles of Latinos and Asian's every so often

  • Let's see what my search says for ten years between 2004 and 2014 charlotte ranked as the country's fastest growing city nearly doubling in size

  • Whoa jobs have been opening up like rapid fire and housing is cheap

  • I know the feeling I get is that Charlotte is kind of like probably a place where people have block parties

  • And they played the stereo on their porches as they sit down and let the kids run around in the sprinklers on hot humid summer

  • days, Fargo, North Dakota

  • Fargo like Omaha is a Midwestern city and it really likes to capitalize off of the movie Fargo

  • They actually have a wood carving of Marge the cop they even have the wood chipper from the movie at the Visitor Center

  • Where you can take pictures of yourself pretending to be a sociopath? Yeah, that was a pretty messed up movie

  • Fargo is a pretty small city and it's home to one of our largest

  • Scandinavian communities it kind of shares its general metropolitan area across the river with Minnesota here

  • You can find the heme combs

  • Center that features a Viking ship that actually was sailed to Norway as well as a traditional stuff cork and Norwegian style stave Church

  • I don't know. I just feel like if you want that endearingly warm, but kind of weird typical Midwestern culture come to Fargo, Columbus, Ohio

  • The Buckeyes city. What is a Buckeye it's this nut thing that grows from a tree and it looks like a deers eyeball

  • Hence Buckeye, and it's literally their mascot

  • Like I'm not even joking their mascot is a nut and it's name of the most famous college football team the Buckeyes

  • It's like the biggest deal in Ohio. Oh and they hate Michigan. I know that Wendy's America's favorite female artery clogged our today

  • They got they have a cool Botanical Garden with bushes trimmed to look like georges seurat paintings. Oh, that's cool

  • Ah, there's an Arnold Schwarzenegger statue and there's a weird corn henge thing and there's a cursed handprint that cannot be scrubbed off

  • Ohio you so crazy

  • Oklahoma City or the OKC now I said before that Oklahoma is like the tornado state and Oklahoma City is like the tornado

  • Capitol people here know how to adapt each house has like a stocked up underground

  • Cellar that they can hide to kind of like a panic room in case of tornadoes calm

  • Oklahoma, city is like where cowboy country begins they even have a cowboy museum

  • All I know is that if I come back here, there's one place. I want to check out. Mr

  • sprigs BBQ winner of the world's best low-budget public-access commercial ever

  • Portland, Oregon

  • it's either very active in like hiking or kayaking forest adventuring or it's like very

  • Hippie-ish vegan II new-agey. I'm spiritual but not religious type of city. No surprise. It's disputed

  • Ly the most environmentally friendly city in our country

  • It has like the highest ratio of bicyclists per capita over 10,000 acres of public parks. I'm gonna go off on a limb

  • I don't know I could be wrong. I think Portland would probably be like the lesbian capital of the USA

  • I don't know. I just I I have a weird feeling it

  • There's probably like a ton of lesbians over there

  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania or Philly the City of Brotherly Love

  • What that's literally what it translates to from Greek Philly is one of our largest cities

  • It usually ranks in the top five and it's like the history city for whatever limited history we have as a country at one point

  • It actually was our country's capital

  • It's got a lot of historic sites like the Liberty Bell

  • Independence Hall where like our Declaration was signed or something half of everything is named after Benjamin Franklin

  • He's like a big deal out there

  • It's also where rocky was filmed and they got statue of him. If you come here, you got to get a Philly cheesesteak

  • Providence Rhode Island, I

  • Don't know anything about this city. So I'm just gonna have to do research now. Let's see

  • It's one of the oldest cities in our country. It was built by a dude that got exiled from Pilgrims and Massachusetts

  • Okay, Oh Brown University. Another Ivy League school is in Providence

  • Oh, it actually has a noticeable Portuguese and Cape Verdean community. That's yeah. Yeah, did I mention?

  • I think I mentioned that in the Cape Verde episode didn't I? Otherwise I don't know Providence

  • You're just like a big mystery to me. What are you like make something of yourselves? That's the thing

  • I feel like Rhode Island's like to sit this state where we're like, come on do something

  • We're like poking it with a stick Rhode Island. Come on do something

  • Charleston, South Carolina

  • For a Charleston it's kind of like imagine everything you think, you know about southern culture

  • But then give them access to the ocean with nice amazing beaches. Suddenly you have surfing Dixie's. It's also home to the Dollaz America's

  • Pan-african community that speaks their own Creole they're famous for their festivals and making grass weaved baskets on they love shrimp

  • They put shrimp in everything. Oh my gosh, the more research. I do the more intrigued

  • I am I want to check out this place. I want to go here Sioux Falls South Dakota the Gateway to the plain

  • Named after the Sioux tribe one of the most prominent tribes in the north

  • South Dakota is like the beginning of Buffalo Territory American bison

  • I mean a film that Academy award-winning movie Dances with Wolves here with the Lakota tribe. There's that really famous buffalo hunting scene

  • They've really revamped and changed up their civil engineering structure. Like now they have this really cool park with a waterfall

  • They have like a sculpture walk a museum that features Rodin art pieces a butterfly house a trampoline park

  • Japanese gardens a zoo and it's great. It's like all in the middle of some cornfields of Middle America

  • It's like the smallest city with like all the concentrated aspects of a large city. See

  • America is always weird like cool cities in the middle of it, but nobody knows about it yet

  • And that's my job to let you know Memphis Tennessee. I passed by Memphis one time

  • I will say that is a cool-looking pyramid

  • Memphis is nicknamed the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll

  • It's where famous people like Elvis Johnny Cash Aretha Franklin BB King. They all got their starts here

  • It's got Graceland a place that's completely devoted to Elvis. And yeah, they're famous for their

  • Barbecue, I've never had it but I heard it's real good and it like melts in your mouth. Yeah, Kansas City you got some competition

  • Houston Texas the space city now for Texas

  • There's two giants Dallas and Houston Dallas is like the shiny flashy luchador that steps into the ring

  • Whereas Houston is like his trainer slash manager Houston is a place that has like that strong Texan ranch culture

  • But in this cool like evolved 21st century

  • You know metropolitan tech business setting for one is home to the NASA Space Station and Mission Control

  • It's incredibly diverse

  • Like they have two Chinatown's of course Latin culture is strong down here, too

  • But it's interesting because a lot of the Mexicans here are like tenth generation

  • Mexican-americans the city has so many things going on like every February and March

  • There's like this huge rodeo show a car festival and like one of the most iconic

  • experiences Tex Mex, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Everybody just knows this place as the Mormon

  • Headquarters of the world the entire cities like Street grid pattern is built so that it could have the temple in the center

  • However, less than half the population of the city actually is Mormon

  • What's really cool about this city though is that they have a lot of Pacific Islander minorities?

  • Samoans and Tongans mostly part of the Mormon Church aside from all that

  • The city is located on the Great Salt Lake the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere

  • Only a few shrimp and algae can survive in it

  • But there's like a lot of birds that migrate there when the water levels drop you can see this thing

  • It's located in the high arid Rockies

  • So you have these like amazing beautiful eroded rock formations with amazing ski slopes everywhere, Littleton, Vermont

  • All I know is that Bernie Sanders was like mayor of this city that that's all I know

  • So I'm gonna do some research it sits on Lake Chaplin and it's like a 20-minute drive away from Quebec, Canada

  • They have the world's largest filing cabinet

  • It's where Ben and Jerry's ice cream started. See they have a giant pumpkin festival. Oh, that's cool

  • Kind of like Portland where it's like a predominantly white but like super liberal place, you know

  • They say they're all about like multiculturalism even though like only two black people live there. No, but seriously brilliant I imagine

  • It's a really nice place to just relax

  • I'd say go there if you just want to chill

  • Oh and get maple syrup, Vermont

  • Maple syrup is like the best in our country, Virginia Beach, Virginia, really not like Richmond or Alexandria or Norfolk?

  • Oh, it's like right next to Norfolk, but it's not incorporated

  • So that's why but for whatever that's like what the OSI is to Los Angeles

  • I've been to Virginia plenty of times, but I've never been here so I'm gonna have to do some research

  • Here we go. It has the site of the first landing of English settlers that came into our country and built Jamestown

  • Ah, so that's why this place is so popular. It's like the place where the USA got its first baby steps

  • Okay, it also has a lot of museums aquariums parasailing boat tours and dolphin watching

  • I feel like Virginia Beach is probably a place where people with bachelor's degrees

  • Go to retire and they just want to like take it easy without any risk for the rest of their lives

  • Seattle Washington Seattle is interesting because you still get that like rough pioneer log cabin vibe

  • But like in a concrete uber refined upscale coffee shop setting the people here fish and hunt by day

  • But study hard by night Tech and Aeronautics are huge out here so many companies and startups

  • Starbucks was started here. Like the very first original Starbucks is like in a very narrow walkway

  • You have Pikes Place where they throw fish at each other gas works Park is strange

  • But really cool to check out they have a monorail system. It is a little bit pricey though

  • So if you come here just kind of watch your budget charlie in West, Virginia

  • Charleston is like the capital of Appalachia

  • Like you cannot get more

  • Appalachian when your entire

  • City is literally located in the smack dab middle of the Appalachian Mountains like not in a convenient Valley at the base of mountains

  • literally in the middle

  • They even had to level an entire hillside just to build their Airport

  • If you've ever seen the Hunger Games Charleston is probably like district 12 territory

  • They're known for being one of the cities that started off of coal mining. They got thick mountain forests and thick thick mountain accents

  • I remember I stopped to get gas here at a gas station and I

  • Could not understand like half of what the cashier was saying

  • It's interesting though because they're so geographically isolated that Charleston kind of like developed their own weird Mountain

  • Subculture fiddles banjos and they put weird stuff in their food like chili and coleslaw hot dogs pepperoni rolls

  • They loved morel mushrooms and ramps

  • I don't even know what a ramp is

  • But they love them when they love deer meat like venison like at gas stations. You can find like deer jerky

  • I don't I'd say if you want to see American Hill culture come to Charleston Milwaukee, Wisconsin Oh, Milwaukee

  • Chicago's drunk little brother you love beers so much

  • You literally named your baseball team after beer brewing you love beer so much

  • You mixed it with cheese and made a soup to eat after being hungover from drinking beer too much

  • I mean go figure a ton of Germans moved in in the 1800s and they're like, nope

  • We're gonna show you how to really make beer and today they have one of America's crowning glory brands Miller

  • I've said it before everybody in America needs at least one friend from Wisconsin

  • Like I know I said Chicago is like the comedy capital of the USA

  • But they do steal a lot of people from Wisconsin and Milwaukee is kind of like the hub of the true comedians

  • Well, it's also city that like bikers love like they have the harley-davidson museum

  • I mean, yeah, they have a lot of other cool stuff going on like museums are like kitesurfing on the lake

  • But let's be honest. You guys are a beer city and you're proud of it. God

  • I love you guys, and finally we end off with

  • Diane Wyoming the cowboy City come here

  • If you want to see like real old school, like stereotypical Western film style cowboy American culture

  • They have it all like you can literally buy like lassos and like the hats and the boots with the what'd you call it?

  • The Spurs also, it's like tons of American bison here and they're famous for having the world's largest outdoor rodeo

  • They call it the daddy of them all and they have like a huge cook-off and carnival

  • I know I feel like people from Wyoming they really enjoy their space like they don't want to get too close to a lot of

  • People but when it's time to celebrate, oh my gosh, they all just show up. I've never been to Wyoming

  • But yeah, I want to go there. I want to go there someday. I want to go there. So that's that

  • I tried my best to summarize all of the largest cities in each of the states

  • I may have gotten a few things wrong, especially with Rhode Island, Rhode Island. Just tell me who are you

  • What are you but yeah, you know, there's so much going on in the u.s. More than just LA and New York

  • It's like there's so many things in the middle. You gotta check out all the stuff in the middle. So yeah, that's about it

  • Thank you