5 Most Populous US States Through History

From 1790-2050 (every 10 years), can you name the 5 most populous American states?
The past and future years are just projections, meaning they aren't exact.
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Last updated: February 16, 2021
First submittedFebruary 16, 2021
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Year
Population (Estimated)
State
1790
697,000
Virginia
443,000
Pennsylvania
398,100
North Carolina
381,000
Massachusetts
353,100
New York
1800
809,000
Virginia
608,000
Pennsylvania
480,000
New York
599,400
North Carolina
424,000
Massachusetts
1810
978,000
New York
880,670
Virginia
821,000
Pennsylvania
560,400
North Carolina
474,300
Massachusetts
1820
1,381,000
New York
1,054,000
Pennsylvania
940,000
Virginia
640,000
North Carolina
587,400
Ohio
1830
1,962,000
New York
1,382,000
Pennsylvania
1,042,000
Virginia
987,000
Ohio
739,000
North Carolina
1840
2,453,000
New York
1,745,000
Pennsylvania
1,536,000
Ohio
1,028,000
Virginia
835,000
Tennessee
1850
3,117,000
New York
2,327,000
Pennsylvania
1,989,000
Ohio
1,121,000
Virginia
1,055,000
Tennessee
1860
3,926,000
New York
2,962,000
Pennsylvania
2,369,000
Ohio
1,787,000
Illinois
1,380,000
Indiana
1870
4,403,000
New York
3,544,000
Pennsylvania
2,680,000
Ohio
2,555,000
Illinois
1,734,000
Missouri
1880
5,147,000
New York
4,351,000
Pennsylvania
3,231,000
Ohio
3,130,000
Illinois
3,204,000
Missouri
1890
5,048,000
New York
5,295,000
Pennsylvania
3,962,000
Illinois
3,682,000
Ohio
2,694,000
Missouri
1900
7,388,000
New York
6,300,000
Pennsylvania
4,874,000
Illinois
4,197,000
Ohio
3,118,000
Missouri
1910
9,138,000
New York
7,663,000
Pennsylvania
3,653,000
Illinois
4,874,000
Ohio
3,910,000
Texas
1920
10,511,000
New York
8,722,000
Pennsylvania
6,550,000
Illinois
Year
Population (Estimated)
State
1920
5,810,000
Ohio
4,728,000
Texas
1930
12,639,000
New York
9,649,000
Pennsylvania
7,646,000
Illinois
6,661,000
Ohio
5,858,000
Texas
1940
13,587,000
New York
9,947,000
Pennsylvania
7,062,000
Illinois
7,251,000
California
6,900,000
Ohio
1950
15,021,000
New York
11,089,000
California
10,575,000
Pennsylvania
8,846,000
Illinois
8,119,000
Ohio
1960
18,826,000
New York
15,851,000
California
11,344,000
Pennsylvania
10,113,000
Illinois
9,738,000
Ohio
1970
20,183,000
California
18,198,000
New York
11,797,000
Pennsylvania
11,368,000
Texas
11,131,000
Illinois
1980
24,632,000
California
17,543,000
New York
14,493,000
Texas
11,864,000
Pennsylvania
11,426,000
Illinois
1990
29,974,000
California
18,041,000
New York
17,187,000
Texas
13,096,000
Florida
11,902,000
Pennsylvania
2000
34,067,000
California
21,100,000
Texas
19,099,000
New York
16,145,000
Florida
12,433,000
Illinois
2010
37,275,000
California
25,175,000
Texas
19,382,000
New York
18,821,000
Florida
12,830,000
Illinois
2020
40,453,000
California
26,628,000
Texas
21,777,000
Florida
20,034,000
New York
12,848,000
Pennsylvania
2030
43,430,000
California
33,175,000
Texas
24,470,000
Florida
20,508,000
New York
13,241,000
Illinois
2040
45,921,000
California
37,055,000
Texas
27,187,000
Florida
20,662,000
New York
13,362,000
Illinois
2050
48,429,000
California
40,971,000
Texas
28,923,000
Florida
20,817,000
New York
14,286,000
Georgia
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Level 35
Feb 16, 2021
Without the yellow box, 17 minutes is a crazy amount of time. All 50 states could be typed in less than two.

Great quiz though.

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Level 32
Feb 16, 2021
That's why I added the yellow box..because New York ruled the past. However, it could be added back. And thanks!
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Level 69
Feb 16, 2021
Love the quiz. Nommed.
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Level 32
Feb 16, 2021
Thanks, and double thanks for the nomination!!
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Level 84
Feb 17, 2021
I really like the yellow box. It would be better if you added a small blank space between each block of 5, and make sure the columns break between decades. Thanks for the quiz!
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Level 32
Feb 17, 2021
I will see what I can do. I have already tampered with this quiz many times, and somehow, the newest changes don't seem to work. I will try my best though. Thanks though!