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Colorful Cities

Maybe it's because I live in a city whose name is "Auburn", but today I decided to see how many colors are represented in place names of each state. I decided to stick with pretty basic color names:
  • BLACK
  • BLUE
  • BROWN
  • GRAY
  • GREEN
  • ORANGE
  • PURPLE
  • RED
  • WHITE
  • YELLOW

Here's what I found (note that I am not including every place with a color name, just one representative of each color name for each state; if it exsists). Places where taken from the 2010 U.S. Census data.

  • AL
    1. Black, AL
    2. Blue Ridge, AL
    3. Graysville, AL
    4. Greensboro, AL
    5. Orange Beach, AL
    6. Redstone Arsenal, AL
    7. White Plains, AL
    8. Yellow Bluff, AL
  • AK
    1. Grayling, AK
    2. Red Dog Mine, AK
    3. Whitestone, AK
  • AZ
    1. Blackwater, AZ
    2. Bluewater, AZ
    3. Green Valley, AZ
    4. Orange Grove Mobile Manor, AZ
    5. Red Rock, AZ
    6. Whiteriver, AZ
  • AR
    1. Black Oak, AR
    2. Blue Eye, AR
    3. Greenbrier, AR
    4. Redfield, AR
    5. White Hall, AR
  • CA
    1. Blackhawk, CA
    2. Blue Lake, CA
    3. Challenge-Brownsville, CA
    4. Grayson, CA
    5. Greenhorn, CA
    6. Orange Cove, CA
    7. Red Bluff, CA
    8. Whitewater, CA
  • CO
    1. Black Forest, CO
    2. Blue Sky, CO
    3. Green Mountain Falls, CO
    4. Red Cliff, CO
  • CT
    1. Blue Hills, CT
    2. Greenwich, CT
    3. Orange, CT
  • DE
    1. Greenville, DE
  • FL
    1. Black Diamond, FL
    2. Brownsdale, FL
    3. Fort Green, FL
    4. Fort White, FL
    5. Orangetree, FL
    6. Redington Beach, FL
    7. White Springs, FL
  • GA
    1. Blackshear, GA
    2. Blue Ridge, GA
    3. Gray, GA
    4. Greensboro, GA
    5. Redan, GA
    6. White, GA
  • ID
    1. Blackfoot, ID
    2. Greenleaf, ID
    3. White Bird, ID
    4. Yellow Pine, ID
  • IL
    1. Blue Island, IL
    2. Brownstown, IL
    3. Grayville, IL
    4. Green Oaks, IL
    5. Orangeville, IL
    6. Red Bud, IL
    7. White Heath, IL
  • IN
    1. Brownsburg, IN
    2. Greencastle, IN
    3. Redkey, IN
    4. Whiteland, IN
  • IA
    1. Blue Grass, IA
    2. Gray, IA
    3. Green Mountain, IA
    4. Orange City, IA
    5. Red Oak, IA
  • KS
    1. Blue Mound, KS
    2. Brownell, KS
    3. Greenleaf, KS
    4. Redfield, KS
    5. White Cloud, KS
  • KY
    1. Blackey, KY
    2. Blue Ridge Manor, KY
    3. Bowling Green, KY
    4. Brownsboro Village, KY
    5. Grayson, KY
    6. Whitesville, KY
  • LA
    1. Bayou Blue, LA
    2. Brownfields, LA
    3. Gray, LA
    4. Greenwood, LA
    5. Red Chute, LA
    6. White Castle, LA
  • ME
    1. Blue Hill, ME
    2. Gray, ME
    3. Greenville, ME
  • MD
    1. Brownsville, MD
    2. Greenbelt, MD
    3. Redland, MD
    4. White Marsh, MD
  • MA
    1. Green Harbor-Cedar Crest, MA
    2. Orange, MA
    3. White Island Shores, MA
  • MI
    1. Brown City, MI
    2. Grayling, MI
    3. Greenville, MI
    4. White Pigeon, MI
  • MN
    1. Blackduck, MN
    2. Blue Earth, MN
    3. Browns Valley, MN
    4. Green Isle, MN
    5. Red Lake, MN
    6. White Earth, MN
  • MS
    1. Blue Springs, MS
    2. Greenville, MS
    3. Redwater, MS
    4. White Oak, MS
  • MO
    1. Black Jack, MO
    2. Blue Eye, MO
    3. Brownington, MO
    4. Gray Summit, MO
    5. Green Park, MO
    6. Redings Mill, MO
    7. Whiteside, MO
  • MT
    1. Black Eagle, MT
    2. Browning, MT
    3. Evergreen, MT
    4. Red Lodge, MT
    5. West Yellowstone, MT
    6. White Sulphur Springs, MT
  • NE
    1. Blue Hill, NE
    2. Brownlee, NE
    3. Greenwood, NE
    4. Red Cloud, NE
    5. White Clay, NE
  • NV
    1. Blue Diamond, NV
  • NH
    1. Greenville, NH
    2. Whitefield, NH
  • NJ
    1. Blackwood, NJ
    2. Browns Mills, NJ
    3. East Orange, NJ
    4. Green Knoll, NJ
    5. Red Bank, NJ
    6. White Horse, NJ
  • NM
    1. Black Rock, NM
    2. Bluewater Acres, NM
    3. Red River, NM
    4. White Rock, NM
  • NY
    1. Black River, NY
    2. Blue Point, NY
    3. Brownville, NY
    4. Greenlawn, NY
    5. Orangeburg, NY
    6. Red Hook, NY
    7. White Plains, NY
  • NC
    1. Black Creek, NC
    2. Blue Clay Farms, NC
    3. Greensboro, NC
    4. Red Cross, NC
    5. White Oak, NC
  • ND
    1. Green Acres, ND
    2. White Earth, ND
  • OH
    1. Blacklick Estates, OH
    2. Blue Jay, OH
    3. Brownsville, OH
    4. Graysville, OH
    5. Green Camp, OH
    6. Orangeville, OH
    7. Whites Landing, OH
    8. Yellow Springs, OH
  • OK
    1. Blackgum, OK
    2. Bluejacket, OK
    3. Grayson, OK
    4. Old Green, OK
    5. Redbird, OK
    6. White Oak, OK
  • OR
    1. Black Butte Ranch, OR
    2. Brownsville, OR
    3. Greenhorn, OR
    4. Redwood, OR
    5. White City, OR
  • PA
    1. Black Lick, PA
    2. Blue Bell, PA
    3. Brownsville, PA
    4. Clarks Green, PA
    5. Orangeville, PA
    6. Red Lion, PA
    7. White Mills, PA
  • RI
    1. Greenville, RI
  • SC
    1. Blacksburg, SC
    2. Gray Court, SC
    3. Greenville, SC
    4. Orangeburg, SC
    5. Red Bank, SC
  • SD
    1. Blackhawk, SD
    2. Green Valley, SD
    3. Redfield, SD
    4. Whitewood, SD
  • TN
    1. Brownsville, TN
    2. Gray, TN
    3. Greenbrier, TN
    4. Red Boiling Springs, TN
    5. White Pine, TN
  • TX
    1. Blackwell, TX
    2. Blue Berry Hill, TX
    3. Brownsboro, TX
    4. Evergreen, TX
    5. Grays Prairie, TX
    6. Orange Grove, TX
    7. Red Lick, TX
    8. White Deer, TX
  • UT
    1. Bluebell, UT
    2. Green River, UT
    3. Orangeville, UT
    4. Redmond, UT
    5. White Mesa, UT
  • VT
    1. Greensboro, VT
    2. White River Junction, VT
  • VA
    1. Blackstone, VA
    2. Blue Ridge, VA
    3. Greenbush, VA
    4. Orange, VA
    5. White Stone, VA
  • WA
    1. Black Diamond, WA
    2. Browns Point, WA
    3. Grays River, WA
    4. Green Bluff, WA
    5. Redmond, WA
    6. White Swan, WA
  • WV
    1. Blacksville, WV
    2. Bluewell, WV
    3. Green Bank, WV
    4. Red Jacket, WV
    5. White Sulphur Springs, WV
  • WI
    1. Black Earth, WI
    2. Blue Mounds, WI
    3. Brown Deer, WI
    4. Green Bay, WI
    5. Redgranite, WI
    6. Whitelaw, WI
  • WY
    1. Green River, WY
    2. Purple Sage, WY
    3. Red Butte, WY

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Comments about this article:
Two Forks, ID, Sixes OR, Four Corners OR,... which state has the highest total? (Just don't ask me exactly what I mean the total of.)

Posted by: Larry Hosken


Tabulating by colors may be difficult as there are various lists of color names. Using a Wikipedia color list and cities for Alabama there was excluded Beaverton (Beaver), Coffee Springs (Coffee), Goldville (Gold), Jasper (Jasper), Magnolia Springs (Magnolia), Sand Rock (Sand), and Silverhill (Silver).

Posted by: Stuart M. Klimek


 
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