States that Beat Massachusetts

For each selected category, name any of the U.S. states that ranks higher than Massachusetts.
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Last updated: October 7, 2023
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First submittedSeptember 29, 2019
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Smallest area
Rhode Island | Delaware | Connecticut |
New Jersey | New Hampshire | Vermont
Easternmost capital city
Birthplace of the most U.S. Presidents
Virginia | Ohio | New York
Lowest % of area is farm or ranch land
Alaska | Maine | New Hampshire | Nevada
Most "horizontal" shape
(average width / average height)
Tennessee | North Carolina | Kentucky
Highest population density
New Jersey | Rhode Island
Most populous capital city
Arizona | Texas | Indiana | Ohio | Colorado
Most populous city named Springfield
Highest median household income (2022)
New Jersey | Maryland
Most signers of the Declaration of Independence
Pennsylvania | Virginia
Oldest state capital by first date of
European settlement
New Mexico | New York
Earliest date of English settlement
Longest average commute time (2018)
Maryland | New York | New Jersey
Lowest obesity rate
Colorado | Hawaii | Vermont
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Highest number of Ivy League universities
New York
Level 65
Dec 12, 2019
Note that nobody beats MA in education or health care. We rock. :)
Level 85
Aug 19, 2021
North and South Carolina have the same number of letters as Massachusetts
Level 67
Oct 23, 2021
Idk, maybe the space counts.
Level 58
Oct 7, 2023
Wait, what does it mean by most populous capital city? Because if it by percentage wise new york city is most in new york and if it's the most populous city in that state which is also its capital then texas is not true because houston has a higher population than austin.
Level 78
Oct 7, 2023
It means that they have ranked every capital city of every state in America by population. It is not necessarily the most populous city in the state.
Level 85
Oct 8, 2023
On JetPunk, it's only about percentages if the clue explicitly says so.
Level 77
Oct 10, 2023
You do know that Albany is the capital of New York state, yes?
Level 79
Oct 8, 2023
The Ivy League question seems sort of dumb. NY has Columbia and Cornell, and MA is in a six-way tie for second with the rest of the Ivy League with just one.
Level 59
Oct 16, 2023
well yeah its just straight up incorrect, MA does not have 2 ivy league universities
Level 79
Oct 16, 2023
That's not what it says, it says it's rank is 2, not that it has 2 schools
Level 81
Oct 11, 2023
For the "smaller area" question, Vermont is larger in area than Massachusetts.
Level 79
Oct 12, 2023
Not if you include water area, which total area does
Level 66
Dec 8, 2023
Proud resident of the great state of Massachusetts! Not perfect of course but we do a lot of things right
Level 56
Dec 8, 2023
Florida and North Carolina were both settled before Virginia and Massachusetts. Florida by the Spanish and Roanoke (NC not VA) by the English.
Level 21
Dec 8, 2023
The answer for "earliest date of English settlement" should be North Carolina bc of the Roanoke Colony founded in 1585. It was found abandoned by 1590, but the hint doesn't mention that the English settlement has to be permanent.
Level 53
Dec 9, 2023
15/15 with 3 sec. left
Level 66
Jan 22, 2024
Anyone else get really mad that Augusta didn’t work and was super confused? I spent an entire minute thinking, before I finally realized that I needed to put in Maine…