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U.S. States with More Cows than People

Name the states of the United States where cows outnumber people.
For 2016. Using cow population numbers from here
Quiz by KittynJim
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Last updated: April 14, 2017
First submittedApril 4, 2017
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Cows per Person
State
4.51
South Dakota
3.38
Nebraska
2.54
Montana
2.26
North Dakota
2.24
Wyoming
2.15
Kansas
1.42
Idaho
1.26
Iowa
1.22
Oklahoma
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Apr 14, 2017
The state with the fewest cows per person is New Jersey with a pathetic 0.003 cows per person.
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level 70
Apr 14, 2017
What a pitiful state.
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level 57
May 19, 2017
Hey watch it, I'm from there lol
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level 73
Apr 14, 2017
Not many Jersey Cows then! Sorry couldn't resist.
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level 39
Jun 15, 2017
Ha
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level 80
Apr 14, 2017
Yeah, go on, milk it!
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level 72
Jun 15, 2017
Moo Jersey was my first try
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level 72
Jun 15, 2017
Oh, stop with this tripe.
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level 55
Jun 15, 2017
Try an udder joke
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level 59
Jun 17, 2017
Yeah, most farms are in the south but most people live in the north. Come for our fresh veggies though:))
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level 70
Apr 15, 2017
Udderly ridiculous.
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level 67
Jun 15, 2017
Cattle get your tongue!
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level 59
Jun 15, 2017
Udderly amoosing.
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level 47
Jun 15, 2017
It's a moo point.
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level 24
Jun 15, 2017
what do cows say when they call they're mom Moomoo can you come here
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level 80
Jun 15, 2017
I'm getting Deja Moo. The feeling that I've heard this bullcrap before.
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level 76
Jun 15, 2017
As far as I'm concerned it's all a bunch of bull.
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level 64
Jun 16, 2017
I've got a beef with you lousy punsters.
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level 73
Jun 18, 2017
Not in the mood for such cowardly remarks
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level 56
Aug 24, 2019
At this point we're just milking for puns
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level 66
Apr 17, 2017
4.51 cows for every one person is hard to comprehend. Once you factor in cow-less children and the fact that many Dakotans aren't cow farmers, that leaves 15+ cows for each person to take care of. Lots of work...
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level 39
Jun 15, 2017
Are you from one of the Dakotas, because there are a lot of cow farmers in south western North Dakota
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level 76
Jun 15, 2017
We used to raise herds of 120 or more when I was a kid, and we now raise several feeder calves at a time, mostly on pasture only giving them enough grain to keep them tame enough to work with. If you have the set-up for them, - good shelter, good fences, plenty of pasture and hay, ponds, and good loading chutes, - cows aren't hard to raise. (Except for cow-calf operations because there is always one mother who decides the farthest corner of the farthest pasture is where she wants to drop her calf - usually in a snowstorm.)
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level 10
Jun 15, 2017
I will defend New Jersey until my last day on earth. Who ever wants to fight can meet me in New Jersey. Come to Newark so we can settle this. No one disrespects my state. No one.
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level 46
Jun 15, 2017
Sorry but New Jersey is just inferior to New York in every way lol Sincerely, A non city New Yorker
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level 65
Jun 15, 2017
I'm from New Jersey, but I'm attending college in Massachusetts and everybody from around the world hates New Jersey no matter how many times I tell them the good things about it. Nice to see somebody else appreciates my state!
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level 84
Jun 15, 2017
I've heard there's one exit in Jersey that's nice
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level 78
Apr 27, 2018
I don't think everybody hates New Jersey. I certainly don't. I have always found it to be a very nice place, but it does have a very unique personality. It's just that at some point in history it became the punch line for lots of jokes. Maybe some of your insecure neighbors just needed someone to look down on to make them feel better about themselves. Maybe it's because the Jersey stereotype has become profitable or amusing for some and is being perpetuated because of it. I certainly haven't met too many people like the cast of "Jersey Shore". Every state has it's positives and negatives.
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level 57
Jun 15, 2017
The one I missed was Iowa. Not bad for an Aussie with no connection to the US.
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level 74
Aug 12, 2018
This would just be another "name all Australian states" quiz there.
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level 67
Jun 15, 2017
Interesting how all of these states typically vote Republican.
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level 37
Jun 15, 2017
you could probably expect that...
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level 74
Jun 15, 2017
From 1988 through 2012 Iowa sided with Democrats 6 of 7 times.
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level 61
Jun 15, 2017
Interesting fact: cows don't care about politics.
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level 59
Jul 2, 2017
Give cows voting rights! Moomoo for president 2020!
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level 48
Jun 15, 2017
Moooo! Moomoo. Moo.
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level 50
Jun 15, 2017
You should do like you did with the "Biggest Coal States" quiz and put the "Trump Vote Percentage" in a second column.
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level 31
Jun 17, 2017
The easiest way to beat this quiz: Guess Midwestern states :p
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level 74
Jun 18, 2018
Years of South Park shattered without Colorado here.
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level 41
Nov 5, 2018
I always forget Idaho with all states quizzes.
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level 53
Feb 19, 2019
Less than 1 minute, that was easy.