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U.S. State Superlatives #3

For each category, name the U.S. state that ranks either #1 or #2.
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First submittedApril 5, 2017
Last updatedApril 6, 2017
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Category
States
Highest average temperature
Florida, Hawaii
Most Presidents born in state
Virginia, Ohio
Most Amish people
Ohio, Pennsylvania
Highest % African-Americans
Mississippi, Louisiana
Highest birth rate
Utah, South Dakota
Highest % population growth
1960-2016
Nevada, Arizona
Highest capital city population
(city proper)
Arizona, Texas
Highest % of Native Americans
Alaska, New Mexico
Highest divorce rate
Nevada, Arkansas
Most traffic fatalities per capita
Wyoming, Mississippi
Highest % with 4-year
college degree
Massachusetts, Colorado
Most religious
Alabama, Louisiana
Category
States
Most average precipitation
Hawaii, Louisiana
Highest % forested land
Maine, New Hampshire
Highest % non-Hispanic white
Maine, Vermont
Highest adult obesity rate
Mississippi, West Virginia
Highest % German ancestry
North Dakota, South Dakota
Highest average elevation
Colorado, Wyoming
Highest % Trump voters
West Virginia, Wyoming
Highest life expectancy
Hawaii, Minnesota
Most CO2 emissions per capita
Wyoming, North Dakota
Highest % gun ownership
Wyoming, Alaska
Highest median
household income
Maryland, New Jersey
Highest murder rate
Louisiana, Maryland
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level 66
Apr 5, 2017
The Utah birth rate - Mormons are plotting to take over. Just give it 50 years, they're playing the long game
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level 72
Apr 7, 2017
But how does Utah miss being one of the most religious states?
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level 57
Apr 7, 2017
Yeah, I was wondering that too....
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level 43
Aug 7, 2017
Have you ever been to Louisiana? They don't have towns there. They call them PARISHES.
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level 51
Aug 7, 2017
Not too sure how to respond to stg, but a parish is a county, not a town, and it doesn't mean everyone living there is a devout christian.
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level 60
Aug 9, 2017
Yeah, parish is just a relic of Louisiana's former status as a French colony. There's no meaningful distinction other than terminology as far as I know between county and parish, and certainly not a religious one. But some of Louisiana's demographic factors, such as the high black population, low income, and location in the South should give you some clues as to why it's so religious.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
Parishes were originally defined in terms of religion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parish

I think it was a joke anyway though
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level 71
Apr 5, 2017
Wouldnt Boston make it as one of most populated capitals? Is 'more average precipitation' grammatically correct?
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level 80
Apr 5, 2017
For some reason, I found this quiz much harder than the "least" superlative quiz.
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level 72
Apr 7, 2017
The US Census Bureau listed Alaska as #1 for Native American percentage in 2015, with Oklahoma at #2 (13.6%), ahead of New Mexico on 11.8%.
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level 67
Aug 6, 2017
That's funny - those were my first two guesses. I don't know how the US collects its ethnographic census data. Is it possible a distinction is made between "American Indian" and "Inuit"? Not that this should matter given the term "Native Americans", but it could trip a person up. (And not that this would have anything to do with any distinctions between Oklahoma and New Mexico.)
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level 72
Apr 7, 2017
"Most average precipitation" sounds like the state with precipitation that's closest to the median. I presume you mean "highest average precipitation"?
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level 79
Apr 8, 2017
Thank goodness I wasn't the only one befuddled by this phrase.
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level 60
May 22, 2017
Louisiana shares most religious and highest murder rate. Go figure...
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level 79
Jun 19, 2017
It also has the highest percentage of african-americans. What non sequitur are you going to draw from that?
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level 67
Aug 6, 2017
Something to do with the ongoing legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and neoliberalism?
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level 79
May 23, 2018
As soon as the shoot someone, they start praying that they don't get caught.
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level 67
Aug 6, 2017
The satellite image of Hawaii resembles a bull's head to me.
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level 56
Aug 8, 2017
Looks kinda like a bulldog's head to me.
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level 48
Aug 6, 2017
I say we trade Wyoming. It's simply not contributing.
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level 76
Aug 6, 2017
It's our most superlative state, with a total of five on the list.
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level 58
Aug 7, 2017
"Most Superlative" is such a sad title to win, yet still slightly impressive for some reason...
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level 51
Aug 7, 2017
It obviously contributes a lot of coal.
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level 65
Aug 7, 2017
Great quiz -- got it done with just 0:02 to spare. I like quizzes like this where educated guessing comes into play, makes it more interesting than some quizzes where you either know it or you don't and you'll never figure it out, e.g. world capitals.
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level 57
Aug 7, 2017
the quiz needs waaaay more time!
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level 61
Aug 9, 2017
How about "Most governors sent to prison - Illinois"
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level 82
Jun 2, 2018
Difficult, only 4/24.