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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Top 20 Most Commonly Used Street Names


What may be the most important throughway in Peoria could be just a dead-end cul-de-sac in Schenectady. Despite the differences, the one thing American streets have in common is they share many of the same names, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. complied a top 20 list of the most popular street names.

Topping the list is Second street with nearly 11,000 entries, followed — fittingly — by Third street, with First coming in third place, ironically. Besides easy-to-remember numerical street names, generic tree names — such as Pine and Oak — also top the list. The only proper noun ranking in the top 20 is the name of our first president, Washington.

Continue below to see the whole list.

Second (10,866) 

Third (10,131) 

First (9,898) 

Fourth (9,190) 

Park (8,926) 

Fifth (8,186) 

Main (7,644) 

Sixth (7,283) 

Oak (6,946) 

Seventh (6,377) 

Pine (6,170)

Maple (6,103) 

Cedar (5,644) 

Eighth (5,524) 

Elm (5,233) 

View (5,202) 

Washington (4,974) 

Ninth (4,908) 

Lake (4,901) 

Hill (4,877)

These Are The Most Common Street Names In America
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