U.S. State Superlatives #2

For each category, name the U.S. state that ranks either #1 or #2.
Answer must correspond to highlighted box
Some states used more than once
Capital city population refers to the city proper population
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Last updated: June 18, 2021
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First submittedApril 3, 2017
Times taken24,654
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Shortest name
Iowa | Ohio | Utah
Lowest population
Wyoming | Vermont
Highest average elevation
Colorado | Wyoming
Highest capital city population
Arizona | Texas
Lowest capital city population
Vermont | South Dakota
Highest Amish population
Pennsylvania | Ohio
Most recent date of statehood
Hawaii | Alaska
Most other states bordered
Missouri | Tennessee
Highest % African-American
Mississippi | Louisiana
Highest % of land owned by the
federal government
Nevada | Utah
Lowest rate of obesity
(CDC, 2018)
Colorado | Hawaii
Lowest average elevation
Delaware | Florida
Highest % Hispanic
New Mexico | Texas
Highest maize production
Iowa | Illinois
Highest milk production
California | Wisconsin
Highest coal production
Wyoming | West Virginia
Greatest population loss
since peak
New York | Illinois
Highest population growth
since 1960
Nevada | Arizona
Most tornadoes per square mile
1961–1990 [source]
Oklahoma | Iowa
Highest % of workers in the
manufacturing sector
Indiana | Michigan
Level 71
Apr 3, 2017
Domination station right here.
Level 69
Apr 11, 2017
Could use a bit more time on this one.
Level 79
Jun 12, 2017
I'm a Canadian and finished with 26 seconds to go!
Level 42
Jul 4, 2017
0:02 on my first try. From Denmark if anyone cares.
Level 84
Jul 4, 2017
Impressive! If I were to take a quiz on Denmark, unless all of the answers were Copenhagen, the Little Mermaid or Daniel Agger, I'd be in trouble. :-)
Level 66
Jul 10, 2017
Or the great Victor Borge if anyone else remembers.
Level 77
May 4, 2021
Or Hans Christian Andersen!
Level 73
Jun 28, 2021
Level 67
Jul 4, 2017
Nice quiz! Got 100% after apparently getting like 75 a while back
Level 85
Dec 19, 2018
49 of the 50 tallest mountains in the U.S. are in those 3 most elevated states.
Level 75
Sep 19, 2021
I'd have done better if I'd read "most tornadoes" rather than "most tomatoes".
Level 74
Sep 19, 2021
The population growth question should probably say "rate" or "percentage" or something like that. I tried California, Texas, Florida, and then switched gears.
Level 88
Sep 20, 2021
Lowest and Highest capital city questions threw me for quite a loop didn't understand why Denver and Annapolis weren't being taken. Then I realized I was missing the last word, POPULATION not ELEVATION.
Level 65
Sep 22, 2021
I tried Santa Fe first thinking elevation then Phoenix and it took that even though they want the state not the capital city.
Level 60
Nov 11, 2021
Yes brain. That famous high elevation state, Denver. What is wrong with me?