Map Shows the Smallest Town in Every State

Pretty much everyone knows that New York City, with its 8.5 million residents, is the largest metropolis in the United States. But have you ever thought about the tiniest towns in America?

We explored the most recent U.S. census data to create a nifty map that highlights the smallest towns in each state. Many of the nation's smallest towns have single digit populations. Some are truly minuscule, like Hobart Bay, Alaska, with its single, solitary resident.

Check out the map below to see what the smallest town in your state is.

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Some of the towns you may have even heard of, like Centralia, Pa. In 1962, a fire started in a Centralia coal mine and has never stopped burning. That small town was the inspiration behind the video game and subsequent movie Silent Hill.

Surprisingly, our smallest state, Rhode Island, has the largest tiny town. Watch Hill, R.I. has 154 residents.

If you're a fan of country music, you might think that the smallest town in Texas is Luckenbach with its population sign declaring three residents and its famous slogan, "Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach." But Luckenbach is technically an unincorporated community, and no one - not one person - actually lives there, so it doesn't count as Texas's tiniest town.

This post was originally published in 2016.

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