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U.S. State Superlatives #1

Name the states that are number one in of each of these statistical categories.
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Last updated: February 16, 2018
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Category
#1 State
Lowest average temperature
Alaska
Most crop production
California
Most international visitors
New York
Most tornadoes
Texas
Earliest date of statehood
Delaware
Highest rate of homelessness
Hawaii
Lowest average alcohol consumption
Utah
Highest % of people age 65+
Florida
Highest population density
New Jersey
Most executions since 1976
Texas
Highest % of land owned by the
federal government
Nevada
Highest % of Catholics
Rhode Island
Category
#1 State
Most registered corporations
Delaware
Most cows
Texas
Busiest airport
Georgia
Most bald eagles
Alaska
Highest % of Asian-Americans
Hawaii
Youngest average age
Utah
Most Starbucks per capita
Washington
Highest median home price
Hawaii
Most wild bears
Alaska
Most horses
Texas
Most natural disaster deaths
since 2000
Louisiana
Most active volcanoes
Alaska
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level 43
Oct 6, 2012
Should have highest and lowest IQ's per state
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level 35
Jan 9, 2016
I guessed Texas for most tornadoes because recently, there was a storm that had 9 tornadoes
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level 59
Mar 31, 2016
Everything's bigger in Texas.
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level 75
Jun 7, 2017
Which is likely why it has the most tornadoes - much larger area.
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level 35
Feb 25, 2016
wait what no Virginia well I guess we are just to average but I can say that we probably have the most data centers out of all the states
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level 35
Feb 25, 2016
oh wait we have the most presidents born on our soil
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level 35
Feb 25, 2016
oh and I was wrong about the data centers
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level 60
Apr 3, 2017
then delete your other message
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level 45
May 9, 2016
There are two "Peanut Capitals of the World" in Virginia. I pass by one on my way to school everyday. The other one is the next county over. So I feel like Virginia produces the most peanuts. Peanuts are growing right in front of my house as I'm typing!!!
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level 75
Mar 31, 2017
I think when most people think of peanuts in the US, they think of Georgia, which is the top state producer. Look it up and Virginia is about 8th.
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level 45
May 9, 2016
Also, can you add most presidents? The Virginians need a topic they can call their own
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level 75
Apr 6, 2017
As long as it's presidents' place of birth, Virginia wins (8). If it's state of primary affiliation, Virginia comes in third place (5), after New York (7), and Ohio (6).
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level 73
Jun 7, 2017
How about State most likely to be mispronounced in an embarrassing way?
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level 76
Oct 16, 2017
Seriously? People actually pronounce the 's' at the end of Arkansas?
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level 49
Jun 8, 2018
I pronounce the "s" out of respect for Kansas. If it was intended to be pronounced with a silent "s", it should have been spelled "Arkansaw" or "Arkansa".
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level 69
Jan 3, 2019
Or is it Colorado? I used to pronounce what comes after Co like "Laredo", and most people in my country still do.
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level 41
Jun 9, 2016
I am surprised Nebraska wasn't number one for corn.
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level 24
Feb 10, 2017
GDP per Capita... l
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level 72
Mar 31, 2017
Why are there so many corporations in Delaware?
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level 75
Mar 31, 2017
Advantageous state laws for corporations registered there (and you don't have to be based in the state to be registered). Delaware and Nevada are the two I've heard most often.
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level 72
Mar 31, 2017
It's a tax heaven basically.
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level 75
Aug 28, 2017
haven
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level 78
Mar 31, 2017
Good quiz but an extra minute would be useful to give time for some thinking.
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level 70
Apr 11, 2017
Agree. This really needs a little more time.
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level 70
Jun 7, 2017
Yep. Another minute would be about right.
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level 59
Jun 7, 2017
Yes, I could have figured out a few more with another minute.
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level 71
Jun 8, 2017
Then it becomes less of a figuring out exercise than one of a scattergun approach
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level 65
Apr 7, 2017
That "natural disaster deaths" category was a downer...
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level 75
Jun 7, 2017
Nearly 2000 people died after Hurricane Katrina.
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level 45
Feb 7, 2019
sorry the quizquestion ruined your day...
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level 28
Apr 12, 2017
I'm going to try to move to Utah just cause I saw this:P
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level 75
Jun 7, 2017
Definitely should have gotten highest median home prices and highest population over 65! Both seemed totally obvious in retrospect.
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level 75
Jun 7, 2017
Many of these could be answered using a little common sense, although I had no idea about New Jersey. I wanted to smack myself for missing the most homeless answer. It would make sense as it is also the state with the highest home prices. This was a great quiz.
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level 75
Aug 28, 2017
Yes, I got them all this time, including those two, the Catholics one, and the youngest average age- the latter I was thinking maybe Mormons are having many more babies than the average American. Though my first few guesses were southern border states thinking that there are more young immigrants and their families there.
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level 45
Feb 7, 2019
I had no idea about any of them, so common sense is all I could use. So pretty happy I got 7 right. I have no idea about american states.

but going on that common sense thing i find it weird that the bear one is so low, alaska was the first one I thought of ( and like one of 5 I know where it is haha, florida, california, washington, newyork (though it took me years to realize that is a state too, of washington I ve allways known, i often still doubt if it is true haha. Ow yea and texas) cause well i allways imagine it is somewhat comparable to canada. Other one i did get but was extremely low was lousiana. Katrina has gotten sooo much new coverage (more than any natural disaster in the world, atleast by my impression, which obviously depends how often I had the tv on in the respective periods. But it definately was a lot

ANyway, rambling and typing grammatically awfull sentences, my mind is not working yet, not sure if it is too early or the fever...

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level 67
Jun 7, 2017
Yeah. Same here.
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level 57
Jun 7, 2017
Should add a bit more time
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level 66
Jun 7, 2017
One more in favor adding a bit more time. Good quiz.
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level 50
Jun 7, 2017
Some of these were very surprising - like Hawaii as the state where the most people are homeless. But I guess if you're homeless, Hawaii is a pretty good place to be.
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level 53
Jun 7, 2017
Texas: if the tornadoes don't kill you, the state government will
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level 59
Jun 7, 2017
Massachusetts has the most Catholics?! That is really surprising! Considering that this says Massachusetts is tied for last for most religious states.
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level 77
Jun 7, 2017
Well they do have a lot of Irish descent there.
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level 47
Mar 22, 2018
And now it's Rhode Island, apparently. But I guessed Massachusetts before that. I guess I was just thinking of Kennedy...
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level 48
Jun 10, 2017
I spelled Massachusetts wrong at least 5 times for the Catholic question, and then I proceeded to type every state in the country...
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level 57
Jun 16, 2017
I thought this was quite easy. I feel being a Canadian probably helped more than being American, as we know a lot of the stereotypes of each state and don't over think it.
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level 53
Jun 28, 2017
i really like this quiz but there's nowhere near enough time given to complete it.
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level 75
Aug 28, 2017
I finished with 54 seconds left.
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level 62
Jul 12, 2017
"Youngest state" is also the state with "least alcohol consumption"! Bit of an oxymoron!
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level 75
Aug 28, 2017
Also I think Mormons is the answer to both of those questions.
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level 32
Aug 21, 2017
missed 8 of them. 6 out of the 8 were either Alaska or Hawaii. Guess I don't know those states well enough.
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level 67
Oct 1, 2017
I like the correlation between 'Most Homeless' & 'Highest Home Prices' .... that's a good way to keep the homeless 'homeless.
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level 67
Oct 1, 2017
If you think you know your way around the USA try walking around it on this quiz.........here it is
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level 61
Feb 16, 2018
QM: Are you sure about Massachusetts? I know that seems like a given, but Rhode Island has actually been the most Catholic state, percentage-wise, for as long as I can remember. If our northern neighbor has finally edged us out, it must be a very recent thing!
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level ∞
Feb 16, 2018
Looked into it. I think you're right! Changed the answer.