States That Beat Illinois

For each category, name any U.S. State that ranks higher than Illinois, Have Fun!
*"(t)" means there is a tie.
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Last updated: October 14, 2021
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Rank
Category
Answer
10
Fewest Traffic Deaths Per Capita
New York | Massachusetts | Minnesota | New Jersey | Hawaii | New Hampshire | Washington | Connecticut | Rhode Island
10
Highest % Hispanic
New Mexico | Texas | California | Arizona | Nevada | Florida | Colorado | New Jersey | New York
8(t)*
Highest Tax Burden
New York | Hawaii | Vermont | Maine | Minnesota | Rhode Island | New Jersey | Connecticut(t)
8
Most International Tourists
New York | Florida | California | Nevada | Hawaii | Texas | Massachusetts
8
Slowest Growing
West Virginia | Pennsylvania | Iowa | New York | Ohio | North Dakota | Rhode Island
7(t)*
Highest % Catholic
Rhode Island | Massachusetts | New Jersey | New Mexico | Connecticut | New York | California(t)
7
Most Counties
Texas | Georgia | Virginia | Kentucky | Missouri | Kansas
7
Least Happy
New York | Connecticut | New Jersey | Michigan | Indiana | California
6
Least Forested
North Dakota | Nebraska | South Dakota | Kansas | Iowa
6
Highest Population
California | Texas | Florida | New York | Pennsylvania
6
Most Tornadoes
Texas | Kansas | Oklahoma | Nebraska | Florida
6
Longest Average Commute
New York | Maryland | New Jersey | Massachusetts | California
5
Largest East of the Mississippi River
Michigan | Florida | Wisconsin | Georgia
4
Most Coal Mining
Wyoming | West Virginia | Pennsylvania
4
Highest % of Residents Commuting on Public Transit
New York | New Jersey | Massachusetts
3
Most People Leaving
California | New York
3
Shortest Great Lakes Coastline
Indiana | Pennsylvania
2
Highest Corn Production
Iowa
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Level 28
Oct 14, 2021
Pennsylvania has a shorter great lakes coastline than Illinois. Please add that in.
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Level 57
Oct 14, 2021
The source I used says that Pennsylvania's coast is longer, I'm not quite sure what is going on with the data, but I will change the quiz to reflect what the more accurate data is. Thanks! (my personal theory is that the Delaware and/or Susquehanna rivers count as coastline, but I could be wrong.)