When I see the word “Metropolis” I immediately think of Superman. In the comics Metropolis is this huge city, like New York City, with millions of people living and working there.

I recently came across a reference to Metropolis, Illinois. The photo above is of a statue of Superman, in front of the country courthouse in Metropolis, Illinois.

My favorite part is that the estimated population of Metropolis, Illinois is just 6,465. I guess it is “Metropolis” in name only.