U.S. 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 2019
Quiz by LBA
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Last updated: April 18, 2020
First submittedJuly 23, 2012
Times taken59,176
Rating4.67
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Population
 
State
39,512,223
C
California
28,995,881
T
Texas
21,477,737
F
Florida
19,453,561
N
New York
12,801,989
P
Pennsylvania
12,671,821
I
Illinois
11,689,100
O
Ohio
10,617,423
G
Georgia
10,488,084
N
North Carolina
9,986,857
M
Michigan
8,882,190
N
New Jersey
8,535,519
V
Virginia
7,614,893
W
Washington
7,278,717
A
Arizona
6,892,503
M
Massachusetts
6,829,174
T
Tennessee
6,732,219
I
Indiana
Population
 
State
6,137,428
M
Missouri
6,045,680
M
Maryland
5,822,434
W
Wisconsin
5,758,736
C
Colorado
5,639,632
M
Minnesota
5,148,714
S
South Carolina
4,903,185
A
Alabama
4,648,794
L
Louisiana
4,467,673
K
Kentucky
4,217,737
O
Oregon
3,956,971
O
Oklahoma
3,565,287
C
Connecticut
3,205,958
U
Utah
3,155,070
I
Iowa
3,080,156
N
Nevada
3,017,804
A
Arkansas
2,976,149
M
Mississippi
Population
 
State
2,913,314
K
Kansas
2,096,829
N
New Mexico
1,934,408
N
Nebraska
1,792,147
W
West Virginia
1,787,065
I
Idaho
1,415,872
H
Hawaii
1,359,711
N
New Hampshire
1,344,212
M
Maine
1,068,778
M
Montana
1,059,361
R
Rhode Island
973,764
D
Delaware
884,659
S
South Dakota
762,062
N
North Dakota
731,545
A
Alaska
623,989
V
Vermont
578,759
W
Wyoming
+39
Level 71
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.
+16
Level 59
Jul 15, 2016
Yes, more time.
+2
Level 47
Jan 17, 2018
same, but only because some states have long names just add 30 seconds or a minute
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Level 43
Dec 4, 2018
definitely more time
+8
Level 62
Jul 15, 2016
I back this
+5
Level 37
Jun 16, 2017
Me too
+5
Level 71
Jul 15, 2016
^^^
+11
Level 39
Jul 15, 2016
I wouldn't add more time... otherwise it just comes down to trying them all until you get it.
+5
Level 83
May 20, 2018
No, because of the yellow box, the "more time" request is sensible.
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Level 45
May 2, 2019
We are just requesting a little more time...not infinite time
+3
Level 43
Jul 16, 2016
more time
+1
Level 72
Aug 26, 2016
Got 44 on my first try. I think the time is sufficient.
+1
Level 68
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.
+7
Level 68
Jan 26, 2017
I wish that we could choose to have a timed quiz or one without being timed
+2
Level 62
Dec 4, 2018
I think he was being sarcastic.
+1
Level 44
Oct 15, 2020
No need, I got them all with 2:00 left. I think it could have less time.
+6
Level 72
Oct 22, 2014
definitely need more time
+1
Level 63
Apr 30, 2016
+1, +2
+1
Level 44
Jul 19, 2016
+ 3 !
+1
Level 44
Dec 8, 2016
+4!!!
+1
Level 54
Jan 25, 2017
+++++
+1
Level 70
Jan 26, 2017
VI
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2019
VII
+1
Level 47
Aug 27, 2020
You can just press untimed.
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2020
But then you wouldn't get any points
+6
Level 72
Apr 25, 2016
Whew...2 seconds to go. Keeping track of the M's and the N's is a real challenge.
+1
Level 49
Feb 26, 2018
thats what screwed me up,Ms and Ns lol
+1
Level 72
May 21, 2018
Did it again with 13 seconds to spare, so I guess I'm getting better?
+2
Level 46
Jun 30, 2016
More time!!
+1
Level 65
Jul 15, 2016
Hard when you're not American and have no idea how large the states in the middle are.
+6
Level 57
Jul 15, 2016
I live here and no one cares about the states in the middle.
+5
Level 46
Jul 15, 2016
Wow that's cold
+2
Level 50
Jul 15, 2016
sad but true
+2
Level 80
Jul 15, 2016
everything between the coasts is known as 'flyover territory'....
+9
Level 72
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 70
Sep 4, 2016
Let's go, Royals!
+1
Level 49
Feb 26, 2018
they are called in general FLY over states lol
+2
Level 64
Jul 15, 2016
Needs more time.
+1
Level 64
Jul 15, 2016
5 minutes would be fair
+2
Level 50
Jul 15, 2016
+1 vote for more time
+2
Level 69
Jul 15, 2016
Great quiz but you need a LOT more time. An extra two minutes or even a tad more.
+1
Level 69
May 20, 2018
STILL needs more time.
+1
Level 80
Jul 15, 2016
There are way too many states that start with M and N, and to a lesser extent I and O.
+1
Level 57
Jul 15, 2016
2/25 with I 3/50 with O
+1
Level 80
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.
+2
Level 61
Dec 27, 2016
Nor are there any E, J, or Q states
+1
Level 80
May 24, 2020
Right. Why is there no Binnesota? Zorth Carolina? Yassachusetts? Jontana?
+1
Level 58
May 24, 2020
Four states start with I, not two.
+2
Level 60
Jul 15, 2016
Can you please add more time to the quiz?
+1
Level 62
Jul 15, 2016
plz
+5
Level 73
Jul 15, 2016
Please remove some states from this country, there's simply not enough time.
+3
Level 64
Jul 15, 2016
Ok, we'll add every populated territory to have 55
+1
Level 65
Jul 15, 2016
Done with 1 second remaining haha
+1
Level 50
Jul 15, 2016
Stubbornly trying to do them in order -- not as easy as I thought.
+2
Level 52
Jul 16, 2016
Far too little time.
+2
Level 53
Jul 17, 2016
totally agree more time to complete would be great
+4
Level 60
Aug 4, 2016
too U.S.-centric
+1
Level 74
Jul 24, 2018
That took a while...
+1
Level 64
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!
+2
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 68
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 50
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
+1
Level 59
Sep 21, 2017
great quiz but needs WAY more time. at least two more minutes.
+1
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.
+1
Level 82
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.
+1
Level 29
Sep 21, 2017
17/50. I am Australian though :(
+1
Level 69
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".
+1
Level 44
Dec 5, 2018
This needs more than 4 minutes to complete.
+1
Level 49
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.
+1
Level 40
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.
+1
Level 61
May 25, 2020
1. When every New Yorker over 60 moved to Florida 2. When Illinois' financial situation and tax laws got so burdensome that people fled to Indiana or even Wisconsin
+1
Level 43
Sep 1, 2019
omg I love Nebraska but unfortunately we don't have one in my village :( I LOVE THEIR FRENCH FRIES
+3
Level 68
Sep 6, 2019
Two thousand and fourteen just called, this quiz definitely needs more time.
+1
Level ∞
Apr 18, 2020
Added another minute!
+1
Level 80
May 28, 2020
hey I finally got 50/50 now. :P
+2
Level 65
May 15, 2020
Finished with 26 seconds. Not that hard guys. Start with the top ten or fifteen, then move to the last ten, save the middle for last.
+1
Level 56
May 25, 2020
Got 42, I’m not from the US although I don’t think that’s an excuse not to know them! I had no idea New Jersey had so many people, I always assumed it was a similar size to New Hampshire and Vermont given their proximity and its small area
+1
Level 61
May 25, 2020
It is a similar size, but it has the highest population density of any US state. The population of the New York City spills well into New Jersey in the north, and it has the Philadelphia urban area in the south.
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Level 73
May 26, 2020
It was actually easier for me going from small to large. Incidentally, it would be nice if you could reverse the yellow box so that it moved UP after each correct answer instead of DOWN on a quiz like this.
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Level 38
May 28, 2020
Those M states are really messing me up
+1
Level 20
Sep 5, 2020
me too
+1
Level 36
Oct 7, 2020
Lol, every person in the chat is bragging for time. done with 17 seconds remaining
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2020
New Jersey is bigger than Arizona?! You learn something new everyday. :D