Top 10 Most Populous U.S. States

Can you name the 10 states of the U.S. that have the largest populations?
July 2019 census estimates
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Last updated: January 21, 2020
First submittedMarch 26, 2016
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Population
State
39.5 mil
California
29.0 mil
Texas
21.5 mil
Florida
19.5 mil
New York
12.8 mil
Pennsylvania
Population
State
12.7 mil
Illinois
11.7 mil
Ohio
10.6 mil
Georgia
10.5 mil
North Carolina
9.99 mil
Michigan
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Level 46
Jun 28, 2016
Missed Ohio and Illinois
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Level 32
Aug 2, 2016
i got OH since i live there, and guessed IL because of Chicago. Haha
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Level 72
Aug 1, 2016
I have to stop trying to do these fast quizzes on my phone!
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Level 43
Aug 1, 2016
Pennsylvania and Georgia is what got me...
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Level 57
Aug 1, 2016
Anyone know what city is pictured in the quiz thumbnail?
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Level 74
Aug 1, 2016
Just a guess, but I'd pick San Francisco.
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Level 32
Aug 2, 2016
A Google image search best guessed it to be Haight Ashbury San Francisco
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Level 44
Mar 8, 2020
Or Hashbury in San Fierro (San Andreas)
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Level 55
Aug 4, 2016
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Haight_Ashbury11.JPG
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Level 37
Aug 1, 2016
I never would have guessed Ohio. I just drove through it and it was all trees and farmland.
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Level 32
Aug 2, 2016
Lol the same could be said for any of the states really.
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Level 79
Aug 4, 2016
If there weren't a lot of people in Ohio it wouldn't be such a hotly contested state in presidential elections.
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Level 81
Jan 21, 2020
Ohio developed like Germany, with many mid-sized cities spread across it.
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Level 62
Aug 9, 2016
Got them all though the last one took me a couple of guesses. Was just trying to remember electoral votes since these states play major roles in elections.
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Level 16
Aug 29, 2016
Excuse this Brit for her ignorance! I missed Georgia and North Carolina; probably wouldn't have guessed those. I typed 'Philadelphia' instead of 'Pennsylvania' and I'm so annoyed at myself! I *know* Philly is in Pennsylvania (I've even BEEN there!) but *still* my brain mixes them up. Sorry! I bet me getting them confused sounds absurd. My excuse is that's it's currently 5:30am... hope I can be forgiven?! :D
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
I actually nearly did the same ! (and never have before) I think I had already started Ph when I caught myself. Interesting :)
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Level 50
Jan 10, 2018
Lol Michigan's population is 9.9 Million
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Level ∞
May 19, 2018
9,962,311 in 2017. I think they will probably get to 10 million in the next two or three years.
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Level ∞
Apr 11, 2019
9,995,915 in 2018. So close!!
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Level 56
Jul 23, 2019
The population has surpassed 10 million by now, can you update the quiz?
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2019
Not until new census estimates are released.
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2020
Not only did Michigan not reach 10 million, but the estimates for 2018 were revised downward.
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Level 33
Feb 21, 2019
I know LoLllll Trololol
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Level 33
May 23, 2018
Done in 28 seconds
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2020
I didn't think it was hard at all, I don't think I guessed a state that wasn't on the quiz.
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Level 28
Jul 25, 2018
New York has more than 19.9 million people! About 18 million people live in the new york city metro area alone!
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2018
Well, yes, but the NY metro area is Long Island, the bottom part of NY, half of New Jersey, 1/3 of Connecticut, and a bit of Pennsylvania.
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Level 39
Nov 12, 2018
I live in Cincinnati Ohio. There are a lot of small towns all across Ohio.
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Level 33
Feb 21, 2019
When I was five, I lived in Ohio, Columbus.
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Level 30
Feb 21, 2019
Ohio, Columbus? You mean Columbus, Ohio?
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Level 30
Feb 20, 2019
My last guess was Georgia. Didn't type fast enough. Quizzes like these should freeze when you type.
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Level 30
Feb 22, 2019
Wouldn’t you just be able to constantly type to make the timer no worry?
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Level 33
Feb 21, 2019
Missed Georgia and North Carolina.
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Level 30
Feb 21, 2019
I only got North Carolina because of a quiz I made lol
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Level 60
Feb 21, 2019
Got them all with 0:49 remaining, at 9:40:36 PM on February 21, 2019, increasing my point total by 5 to 837. Half are obvious, the other half require a bit more knowledge.
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2020
They were all obvious.
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Level 44
Jul 5, 2019
Think of how many electoral votes each state gets for help
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Level 70
Aug 7, 2019
That’s one of the few benefits provided by the electoral college.
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Level 56
Aug 11, 2019
The way people are leaving my home state Illinois soon it will disappear from this list.
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Level 71
Aug 11, 2019
Why is that?
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2020
High taxes, high crime, high cost of living (Chicago only), terrible weather.
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2020
New York, Illinois, and New Jersey all shrank between 2018 and 2019.
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2020
If you move to Florida I'll switch with you.
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Level 76
Jan 21, 2020
I'm shocked I got 10/10 on my first try. And I'm doubly shocked that I got them in order. But I know I must be brave and accept this new reality. O thank you quiz gods for not smiting me this day!
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Level 82
Feb 18, 2020
Amazed how it seemed California would never get surpassed when I was a young geography nerd kid in the 80s. Probably isn't happening in my lifetime but there is a good chance it happens in the my kid's lifetime.
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Level 79
Mar 8, 2020
I doubt it. Florida isn't as big and Texas isn't as nice. Current economic and demographic trends will not continue on forever in the same direction.
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
Thank you for not making this a 20 sec quiz like most of these quizzes ( and then still the comment section is filled with people btching it has too much time... like it affects them if there is time left)
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Level 33
Mar 9, 2020
Missed North Carolina. I guessed Virginia but assumed North Carolina was smaller so I didn’t try it.
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2020
Covered in medium sized cities.
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2020
Wonder what the most guessed wrong answers are.
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Level 34
Jun 26, 2020
I got 100% by looking at the comments, but I'm surprised that Michigan, North Carolina, & Georgia were on there.