States that Beat New York

For each selected category, name any of the U.S. states that ranks higher than New York.
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Last updated: October 3, 2019
First submittedSeptember 29, 2019
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4
Largest population
California | Texas | Florida
2
Most-visited by Canadians
Florida
5
Most Amish people
Pennsylvania | Ohio | Indiana | Wisconsin
2
Most Olympic Games hosted
California
7
Highest population density
New Jersey | Rhode Island | Massachusetts |
Connecticut | Maryland | Delaware
10
Highest % of area covered by forest
Maine | New Hampshire | West Virginia | Vermont |
Alabama | South Carolina | Georgia | Mississippi | Virginia
3
Most populous in the year 1800
Virginia | Pennsylvania
3
Largest island
Hawaii | Alaska
2
Highest % of residents are immigrants
California
5
Fewest % of residents report English ancestry
Hawaii | North Dakota | New Jersey | Louisiana
5
Highest % of residents report Italian ancestry
Connecticut | Rhode Island | New Jersey | Massachusetts
3
Birthplace of the most U.S. Presidents
Virginia | Ohio
2
Oldest state capital by first date of
European settlement
New Mexico
6
Lowest % Donald Trump voters in 2016
Hawaii | Vermont | California | Massachusetts | Maryland
4
Highest life expectancy
Hawaii | California | Minnesota | New Jersey
4
Lowest % population growth, 1960-2018
West Virginia | Pennsylvania | Iowa
8
Highest % of adults with a four-year
college degree
Massachusetts | Colorado | Maryland | New Jersey |
Connecticut | Virginia | Vermont
4
Highest % Asian residents
Hawaii | California | New Jersey
4
Most lighthouses
Michigan | Massachusetts | Maine
2
Most people of Puerto Rican ancestry
Florida
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Level 43
Oct 3, 2019
Nicely done!
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Level 67
Oct 4, 2019
Great quiz! I especially appreciated the question about Santa Fe, as I've always found it fascinating how old of a city it is. I was surprised though that Boston wasn't older than Albany and definitely didn't realize Albany had been around that long.
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Level 67
Feb 10, 2020
That was an interesting one, I was guessing a bunch of east coast states. Did not expect the answer to be new mexico
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Level 80
Nov 24, 2019
Today, I learnt that Squaw Valley is in California.
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Level 46
Jan 17, 2020
I was very surprised to learn that New York had the fourth lowest population growth of any US state between 1960 and 2018. Like seriously, how???
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2020
It was already really populated in 1960 -- NYC proper has only grown by a couple hundred thousand since then. A lot of young people move to NYC, but many then move to New Jersey or Connecticut to start families, while still working in the city (or just move away from the area entirely). The rest of the state is basically part of the Rust Belt. I can't see any reason places like Buffalo or Rochester would have grown since manufacturing has been in decline.
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Level 58
Jan 22, 2020
pretty sure Alaska is also on the list of most forest
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Level 52
Feb 9, 2020
One word: Tundra.
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2020
A little too east imo.
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Level 59
Feb 9, 2020
Good quiz. Bit tight on the old time allowed though QM, Especially for us non-USAers!
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2020
I agree. I feel rushed trying to read the sometimes lengthy clue, think, and then try to guess if I'm not positive of the answer. Another minute would help.
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Level 63
Feb 9, 2020
Are there a source to the earliest capital one. I find it really difficult to believe that it is not one of the 13 colonies.
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Level 64
Feb 9, 2020
Santa Fe was occupied by the Spanish decades before the English came to the Atlantic coast.
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Level 46
Feb 9, 2020
For highest life expectancy, it would be number five, not four (there are four in front of it already).
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Level 79
Feb 9, 2020
I felt like for most of these I kept typing in the same 3 or 4 answers. And the rest were fairly obvious.