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Most Populated U.S. States by Decade

Can you name the top 10 most populated U.S. states in each decade below?
Source: U.S. Census
The population figures used reflect modern state boundaries
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Last updated: January 5, 2020
First submittedMay 24, 2016
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1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Ohio
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
Texas
Texas
Texas
California
Indiana
Indiana
Massachusetts
Texas
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
California
Texas
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Texas
Massachusetts
Missouri
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Kentucky
Kentucky
Indiana
Indiana
Michigan
California
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Tennessee
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Indiana
Missouri
New Jersey
New Jersey
Virginia
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
Georgia
New Jersey
Missouri
Missouri
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2019 (est.)
New York
New York
New York
California
California
California
California
California
California
California
California
New York
New York
Texas
Texas
Texas
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Texas
Texas
New York
New York
Florida
Illinois
Illinois
Texas
Pennsylvania
Florida
Florida
Florida
New York
Ohio
Ohio
Illinois
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Illinois
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Texas
Texas
Ohio
Ohio
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Illinois
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Florida
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Georgia
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Florida
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey
Georgia
North Carolina
North Carolina
Florida
Massachusetts
North Carolina
North Carolina
Georgia
North Carolina
Michigan
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level 37
May 24, 2016
I think you should change the name to "most populated US states by decade, as biggest makes me think it's about land area
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level 65
May 25, 2016
Thank you for this, I suppose that does make it clearer :D
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level 61
May 24, 2016
As someone on reddit mentioned, you can copy and paste the populations to save time. To do it even faster, try "exporting" the populations (which you can copy and paste) onto an Excel sheet. Then delete some rows in Excel and "import" the answers back in to Step 2. Now that you have the pops., you won't have to type it in on Manual Mode, so it will be much faster. [then if you want you can delete the populations from Step 2 and they will be kept in Step 3 for you. Yes, the latter sounded like a lot of work, but isn't much once you try it] :)
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level 61
May 24, 2016
And of course, great quiz!!
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level 65
May 25, 2016
Thank you! And thanks a lot for sharing that with me, I knew you could do that to import answers and hints, but i didn't think of using it for just general text! Would save much needed time :D
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level 51
May 4, 2017
Congratulations to my home state of Georgia, which is slowly climbing the ranks once again!
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