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US States By Population

Name the states of the United States in order of population. To make it easier, we give you the first letter as a hint.
Population estimate: July 2017
Last updated: May 19, 2018
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States
39,536,653
C
California
28,304,596
T
Texas
20,984,400
F
Florida
19,849,399
N
New York
12,805,537
P
Pennsylvania
12,802,023
I
Illinois
11,658,609
O
Ohio
10,429,379
G
Georgia
10,273,419
N
North Carolina
9,962,311
M
Michigan
9,005,644
N
New Jersey
8,470,020
V
Virginia
7,405,743
W
Washington
7,016,270
A
Arizona
6,859,819
M
Massachusetts
6,715,984
T
Tennessee
6,666,818
I
Indiana
States
6,113,532
M
Missouri
6,052,177
M
Maryland
5,795,483
W
Wisconsin
5,607,154
C
Colorado
5,576,606
M
Minnesota
5,024,369
S
South Carolina
4,874,747
A
Alabama
4,684,333
L
Louisiana
4,454,189
K
Kentucky
4,142,776
O
Oregon
3,930,864
O
Oklahoma
3,588,184
C
Connecticut
3,145,711
I
Iowa
3,101,833
U
Utah
3,004,279
A
Arkansas
2,998,039
N
Nevada
2,984,100
M
Mississippi
States
2,913,123
K
Kansas
2,088,070
N
New Mexico
1,920,076
N
Nebraska
1,815,857
W
West Virginia
1,716,943
I
Idaho
1,427,538
H
Hawaii
1,342,795
N
New Hampshire
1,335,907
M
Maine
1,059,639
R
Rhode Island
1,050,493
M
Montana
961,939
D
Delaware
869,666
S
South Dakota
755,393
N
North Dakota
739,795
A
Alaska
623,657
V
Vermont
579,315
W
Wyoming
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level 25
Aug 25, 2012
got 'em all
+15
level 69
Sep 27, 2014
Can there be more time added to the quiz? It can take a while to think which states have more people than others.
+8
level 61
Jul 15, 2016
Yes, more time.
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level 36
Jan 17, 2018
same, but only because some states have long names just add 30 seconds or a minute
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level 24
Dec 4, 2018
definitely more time
+6
level 56
Jul 15, 2016
I back this
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level 38
Jun 16, 2017
Me too
+4
level 55
Jul 15, 2016
^^^
+5
level 39
Jul 15, 2016
I wouldn't add more time... otherwise it just comes down to trying them all until you get it.
+3
level 77
May 20, 2018
No, because of the yellow box, the "more time" request is sensible.
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level 44
Jul 16, 2016
more time
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level 68
Aug 26, 2016
Got 44 on my first try. I think the time is sufficient.
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level 60
Jun 15, 2018
I really liked the quiz, took me two tries to get them all and had to hurry. Time element makes it more exciting.
+3
level 53
Jan 26, 2017
I wish that we could choose to have a timed quiz or one without being timed
+2
level 21
Jan 27, 2017
You can....
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level 56
Dec 4, 2018
I think he was being sarcastic.
+3
level 61
Oct 22, 2014
definitely need more time
+1
level 57
Apr 30, 2016
+1, +2
+1
level 43
Jul 19, 2016
+ 3 !
+1
level 46
Dec 8, 2016
+4!!!
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level 56
Jan 25, 2017
+++++
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level 66
Jan 26, 2017
VI
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level 73
Apr 25, 2016
Whew...2 seconds to go. Keeping track of the M's and the N's is a real challenge.
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level 49
Feb 26, 2018
thats what screwed me up,Ms and Ns lol
+1
level 73
May 21, 2018
Did it again with 13 seconds to spare, so I guess I'm getting better?
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level 34
Jun 30, 2016
More time!!
+1
level 57
Jul 15, 2016
Hard when you're not American and have no idea how large the states in the middle are.
+4
level 56
Jul 15, 2016
I live here and no one cares about the states in the middle.
+2
level 34
Jul 15, 2016
Wow that's cold
+1
level 51
Jul 15, 2016
sad but true
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level 75
Jul 15, 2016
everything between the coasts is known as 'flyover territory'....
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level 68
Aug 26, 2016
And that's why we end up with Republicans running the country, because the coastal elites are dismissive of those in the middle of the country.
+1
level 65
Sep 4, 2016
Let's go, Royals!
+1
level 49
Feb 26, 2018
they are called in general FLY over states lol
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level 52
Jul 15, 2016
Needs more time.
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level 58
Jul 15, 2016
5 minutes would be fair
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level 52
Jul 15, 2016
+1 vote for more time
+1
level 67
Jul 15, 2016
Great quiz but you need a LOT more time. An extra two minutes or even a tad more.
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level 67
May 20, 2018
STILL needs more time.
+1
level 74
Jul 15, 2016
There are way too many states that start with M and N, and to a lesser extent I and O.
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level 58
Jul 15, 2016
2/25 with I 3/50 with O
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level 74
Jul 15, 2016
But there's not a single state that starts with B, or Z, or X, or Y... they could have mixed things up a bit more.
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level 59
Dec 27, 2016
Nor are there any E, J, or Q states
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level 59
Jul 15, 2016
Can you please add more time to the quiz?
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level 56
Jul 15, 2016
plz
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level 71
Jul 15, 2016
Please remove some states from this country, there's simply not enough time.
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level 64
Jul 15, 2016
Ok, we'll add every populated territory to have 55
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level 50
Jul 15, 2016
Done with 1 second remaining haha
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level 49
Jul 15, 2016
Stubbornly trying to do them in order -- not as easy as I thought.
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level 48
Jul 16, 2016
Far too little time.
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level 36
Jul 17, 2016
totally agree more time to complete would be great
+3
level 60
Aug 4, 2016
too U.S.-centric
+1
level 71
Jul 24, 2018
That took a while...
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level 57
Feb 20, 2017
yeah fun quiz but at least a minute longer and it'd be more fun. I got 40 out of 50, it'd be satisfying to get them all!
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level 51
Apr 1, 2017
Doesn't need any more time. Finished with 2 seconds remaining, any more time and it's just another gimme quiz. It's supposed to be a challenge!
+1
level 60
Jul 6, 2017
Surprisingly hard -- the short time and the plethora of states starting with certain letters like M or N made it trickier than I thought. Good quiz.
+1
level 26
Aug 5, 2017
more time needed! at least a minute
+1
level 46
Sep 21, 2017
How is Utah so low? It's the only state that starts with U.
+1
level 49
Feb 26, 2018
its location lol
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level 52
Sep 21, 2017
great quiz but needs WAY more time. at least two more minutes.
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level 65
May 19, 2018
Yeah, I can't complete it in time on my phone. I'll have to try it with a regular keyboard. That's the only way I was ever able to get the capitals of the world quiz done in time.
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level 79
May 21, 2018
If a quiz has enough time to do it on a phone keyboard, then it'll likely be way too generous for a regular keyboard.
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level 29
Sep 21, 2017
17/50. I am Australian though :(
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level 60
Dec 4, 2018
Hard to understand why there are so many legit requests for more time without any acknowledgement, notification or answer. One more minute would NOT turn this quiz into a "try them all" frenzy. With the actual given time, this quiz is more like "I will try it once more, then once again, and again and remember Missouri comes before Mississippi and Oregon before Oklahoma".
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level 28
Dec 5, 2018
This needs more than 4 minutes to complete.
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level 48
Dec 5, 2018
I got stuck in the middle, so I jumped ahead to the end and worked backwards, pretty good way because you get a lot of easy answers at the end of the list.
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level 33
Dec 7, 2018
Haven't checked out this list in a while. When did Florida surpass New York? And when did Pennsylvania surpass Illinois? Good info.