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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?
From wikipedia. Also "As the United States has grown in area and population, new states have been formed out of U.S. territories or the division of existing states. The population figures provided here reflect modern state boundaries."
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Last updatedMay 25, 2016
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1870
4,382,759
New York
3,521,951
Pennsylvania
2,665,260
Ohio
2,539,891
Illinois
1,721,295
Missouri
1,680,637
Indiana
1,457,351
Massachusetts
1,321,011
Kentucky
1,258,520
Tennessee
1,225,163
Virginia
 
1880
5,082,871
New York
4,282,891
Pennsylvania
3,198,062
Ohio
3,077,871
Illinois
2,168,380
Missouri
1,978,301
Indiana
1,783,085
Massachusetts
1,648,690
Kentucky
1,636,937
Michigan
1,624,615
Iowa
 
1890
6,003,174
New York
5,258,014
Pennsylvania
3,826,351
Illinois
3,672,316
Ohio
2,679,184
Missouri
2,238,943
Massachusetts
2,235,523
Texas
2,192,404
Indiana
2,093,889
Michigan
1,912,297
Iowa
 
1900
7,268,894
New York
6,302,115
Pennsylvania
4,821,550
Illinois
4,157,545
Ohio
3,106,665
Missouri
3,048,710
Texas
2,805,346
Massachusetts
2,516,462
Indiana
2,420,982
Michigan
2,231,853
Iowa
1910
9,113,614
New York
7,665,111
Pennsylvania
5,638,591
Illinois
4,767,121
Ohio
3,896,542
Texas
3,366,416
Massachusetts
3,293,335
Missouri
2,810,173
Michigan
2,700,876
Indiana
2,609,121
Georgia
 
1920
10,385,227
New York
8,720,017
Pennsylvania
6,485,280
Illinois
5,759,394
Ohio
4,663,228
Texas
3,852,356
Massachusetts
3,668,412
Michigan
3,426,861
California
3,404,055
Missouri
3,155,900
New Jersey
 
1930
12,588,066
New York
9,631,350
Pennsylvania
7,630,654
Illinois
6,646,697
Ohio
5,824,715
Texas
5,677,251
California
4,842,325
Michigan
4,249,614
Massachusetts
4,041,334
New Jersey
3,629,367
Missouri
 
1940
13,479,142
New York
9,900,180
Pennsylvania
7,897,241
Illinois
6,907,612
Ohio
6,907,387
California
6,414,824
Texas
5,256,106
Michigan
4,316,721
Massachusetts
4,160,165
New Jersey
3,784,664
Missouri
1950
14,830,192
New York
10,586,223
California
10,498,012
Pennsylvania
8,712,176
Illinois
7,946,627
Ohio
7,711,194
Texas
6,371,766
Michigan
4,835,329
New Jersey
4,690,514
Massachusetts
4,061,929
North Carolina
 
1960
16,782,304
New York
15,717,204
California
11,319,366
Pennsylvania
10,081,158
Illinois
9,706,397
Ohio
9,579,677
Texas
7,823,194
Michigan
6,066,782
New Jersey
5,148,578
Massachusetts
4,951,560
Florida
 
1970
19,953,134
California
18,236,967
New York
11,793,909
Pennsylvania
11,196,730
Texas
11,113,976
Illinois
10,652,017
Ohio
8,875,083
Michigan
7,168,164
New Jersey
6,789,443
Florida
5,689,170
Massachusetts
 
1980
23,667,902
California
17,558,072
New York
14,229,191
Texas
11,863,895
Pennsylvania
11,426,518
Illinois
10,797,630
Ohio
9,746,324
Florida
9,262,078
Michigan
7,364,823
New Jersey
5,881,766
North Carolina
1990
29,760,021
California
17,990,455
New York
16,986,510
Texas
12,937,926
Florida
11,881,643
Pennsylvania
11,430,602
Illinois
10,847,115
Ohio
9,295,297
Michigan
7,730,188
New Jersey
6,628,637
North Carolina
 
 
2000
33,871,648
California
20,851,820
Texas
18,976,457
New York
15,982,378
Florida
12,419,293
Illinois
12,281,054
Pennsylvania
11,353,140
Ohio
9,938,444
Michigan
8,414,350
New Jersey
8,186,453
Georgia
 
2010
37,253,956
California
25,145,561
Texas
19,378,102
New York
18,801,310
Florida
12,830,632
Illinois
12,702,379
Pennsylvania
11,536,504
Ohio
9,883,640
Michigan
9,687,653
Georgia
9,535,483
North Carolina
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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 55
May 25, 2016
Thank you for this, I suppose that does make it clearer :D
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level 58
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 58
May 24, 2016
And of course, great quiz!!
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level 55
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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