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First U.S. States to Reach 1 Million People

Name the states of the United States tha were the earliest to reach a population of 1 million.
Dates are estimates based on decennial censuses
Last updated: September 06, 2017
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Year
State
1811
New York
1818
Pennsylvania
1826
Virginia
1832
Ohio
1850
Tennessee
1851
Indiana
Year
State
1851
Massachusetts
1852
Illinois
1852
Kentucky
1857
Georgia
1857
Missouri
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level 79
Sep 6, 2017
Plenty of time to type through a lot of them states. Guessing widly and had over 2 minutes left, maybe remove a minute?
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level 71
Sep 7, 2017
Yes, with the 4 minutes allowed here you can just name every state and fluke the answers.
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level ∞
Sep 7, 2017
Whoops. Thanks for the heads up. Changed to 90 seconds, which is our standard time for a top 10 quiz.
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level 67
Oct 17, 2017
you need more time if you misread the title as cities rather than states, and your first guess is New York...d'oh!
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level 37
Mar 4, 2018
Besides, there are only ten cities with a population above 1 million today.
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level 39
Sep 7, 2017
i only guessed new york and pennsylvania.Cool quiz!
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level 75
Sep 7, 2017
Really neat quiz but way too much time. I got the first 8 in about 30 seconds. After that I just started in the northeast and worked down and left until I got the last two and still had 2 minutes left. I am very surprised that Michigan wasn't on the list and somewhat surprised about New Jersey.
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level 34
Sep 7, 2017
description says tha
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level 59
Sep 9, 2017
I can confirm tha is true! Also I was guessing the thirteen colonies, so I guessed "Connecticut! South Carolina! Delaware!" Then I realized Delaware still doesn't have 1 million.
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level 37
Mar 5, 2018
I know, I kept guessing states tha didn't have 1 million people yet also. lol.
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level 64
Jan 27, 2018
I think a chronological quiz of this subject with ALL states over 1 million would make a great quiz.
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level 66
Mar 3, 2018
Good quiz but for non-usa jetpunkers not enough time.
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level 70
Mar 3, 2018
as a non-usa quizzer, i think that 90 secs challenging but right, on my first try got all but missouri
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level 74
Mar 3, 2018
hm.. Missouri? ok.
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level 74
Mar 3, 2018
You should have known I'd have to defend our honor. :) St. Louis was a fur-trading post at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and the nearby Illinois River which connected the Mississippi River with the Great Lakes. The rivers attracted early settlement, and St. Louis became the commercial center for westward expansion as well as a center for river trade shipping goods south to New Orleans and on to Europe. The Kansas City-Independence-St. Joe region was the beginning point for the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails and the Pony Express which attracted more outfitting businesses, and KC was also a fur trade town located on the river and became a shipping center for cattle. As always, follow the money.
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level 32
Mar 4, 2018
The city of St. Louis was established in 1764, and Missouri became a state in 1821. Not only was it the site of the beginning and end of Lewis and Clark's expedition, it was, quite literally, the gateway to the West, as many people going westward through the Louisiana territory would go centrally through Missouri. Missouri actually had more people than Texas up until 1900.
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level 74
Mar 4, 2018
Yeah, I know. :) I just would have thought that one of the Carolinas would have made it to a million first. Or perhaps Texas or Louisiana. Both were admitted to the union prior to 1857. But, with St Louis and all, makes sense.
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level 21
Mar 4, 2018
I would say add time, but that’s just me. I only got 2 lol.
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level 33
Mar 5, 2018
4 seconds left!
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level 60
Mar 5, 2018
A bit surprising that Kentucky and Tennessee were so populous in the 19th century, and that they reached 1m residents quicker than Georgia.
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level 33
Nov 13, 2018
Ohio was founded in 1803 so 29 years later it hit 1 million. The Ohio River helped.
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