States That Beat Hawaii

For each category, name any U.S. state that ranks higher than Hawaii. Have fun!
For national parks: has to be an existing park today and only the state that it is mainly in counts
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Last updated: February 14, 2021
First submittedFebruary 8, 2021
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Rank
Category
Answer
8
Smallest by area
Rhode Island | Delaware | Connecticut | New Jersey |
New Hampshire | Vermont | Massachusetts
8
Oldest national park
Wyoming | California | Washington | Oregon |
South Dakota | Colorado | Montana
7 (t)
Fewest traffic deaths per capita
New York | Massachusetts | Minnesota | New Jersey |
Washington | Illinois
7
Lowest percent African-American population
Montana | Idaho | Wyoming | Vermont | Utah |
Maine | New Hampshire
6
Highest % of immigrants
California | New Jersey | New York | Florida | Nevada
5
Lowest income inequality
Utah | Alaska | New Hampshire | Wyoming
5
Most international tourists (2018)
New York | Florida | California | Nevada
4
Highest volcano
Alaska | Washington | California
3
Highest median household income (2018)
Maryland | New Jersey
2
Most taxes collected as a share of
personal income
New York
2
Closest to Japan
Alaska
2
Highest population living on islands
New York
2
Most unsheltered homeless people per capita
California
2
Lowest obesity rate (CDC, 2018)
Colorado
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Level 81
Feb 15, 2021
Highest income almost got me, the rest were a piece of cake. Nice quiz!
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Level 58
Feb 15, 2021
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Level 55
Feb 15, 2021
Oh god. Those two's almost got me, I'm happy with 13/14. Great Quiz!
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Level 71
Feb 17, 2021
Couldn't you visualize all those skinny Coloradans?
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2021
Probably not, because I have never been to Colorado
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Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
It's hard to visualise because a lot of Coloradans who look obese are actually big boned. You can't slim down bone.
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Level 44
Mar 30, 2021
Is that a South Park joke? The whole not fat just big boned Cartman running gag?
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Level 70
Apr 1, 2021
Yeah, sorry. Funny though that the obesity rate in colorado is almost exactly 25% - South Park was often very accurate!
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Level 36
Feb 28, 2021
I got all except for Colorado. The island one took me second intill i remembered that NYC is an island lol
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Level 55
Mar 30, 2021
nyc is at least 5 islands
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Level 70
Mar 24, 2021
Oof, the only one I got wrong was the "tax" one. I figured more Democratic states would have higher taxes, so I tried literally every Democratic state except one of the most obvious ones, New York.
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Level 44
Mar 30, 2021
Same!
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Level 58
Mar 30, 2021
I didn't expect Hawaii to be low in obesity.
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2021
It's mostly due to the ethnic makeup of the state, with Asians being the highest percentage of the population, and African-Americans being a very small percentage. Native Hawaiians are quite likely to be obese, but only comprise 9.9% of the population.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db360.htm

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Level 29
Mar 30, 2021
You mean culture man?
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Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
"For each category, name any U.S. state that ranks higher THAN Hawaii."
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2021
Typo fixed.
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Level 69
Mar 30, 2021
Oh. That island.
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Level 52
Apr 3, 2021
New Jersey is smaller than New Hampshire and Vermont??
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Level 25
Apr 12, 2021
I guess so
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Level 35
Apr 13, 2021
I live in Hawaii and I got like 10. Some were really easy but others like Colorado were hard. I never knew there were states with less obesity rates than us.
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2021
Very interesting that countries with high urban populations have the fewest traffic deaths per capita. That is not something I expected.
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Level 43
Apr 1, 2022
Really? At least here in Australia, there are far more road deaths outside cities than inside cities.