What Are the Names of All of the U.S. Cities That Start With a “y”?

Yakima, Washington; York, Pennsylvania; Yukon, Oklahoma; Youngstown, Ohio; and Yonkers, New York are some of the American cities that begin with the letter “y.” Others are Ypsilanti, Michigan; Yuma, Arizona; Yorba Linda, Yuba City, and Yucaipa, California.

A city in South Central Washington is called Yakima. It is the county seat for Yakima and is located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier. With a population of around 92,000 as of 2015, Yakima is the ninth-largest city in Washington.

The initial capital of the United States and the location where the Articles of Confederation were drafted are both located in York, Pennsylvania. The former hub of American steel production, Youngstown, Ohio, is well-known. Between Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the northeastern region of the state, its 2013 population estimate was 65,184.

Located in Canadian County, Yukon, Oklahoma, located 14 miles west of Oklahoma City. One of the five boroughs of New York City, the Bronx, is bordered to the north by the city of Yonkers. It is the fourth-largest city in New York and is situated in Westchester county.

Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, which has gained national attention. 65,237 people called it home as of 2010.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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