5 Most Populous US States Through History

From 1790-2050 (every 10 years), can you name the 5 most populous American states?
The past and future years are just projections, meaning they aren't exact.
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Year
Population (Estimated)
State
1790
697,000
Virginia
1790
443,000
Pennsylvania
1790
398,100
North Carolina
1790
381,000
Massachusetts
1790
353,100
New York
1800
809,000
Virginia
1800
608,000
Pennsylvania
1800
599,400
North Carolina
1800
480,000
New York
1800
424,000
Massachusetts
1810
978,000
New York
1810
880,670
Virginia
1810
821,000
Pennsylvania
1810
560,400
North Carolina
1810
474,300
Massachusetts
1820
1,381,000
New York
1820
1,054,000
Pennsylvania
1820
940,000
Virginia
1820
640,000
North Carolina
1820
587,400
Ohio
1830
1,962,000
New York
1830
1,382,000
Pennsylvania
1830
1,042,000
Virginia
1830
987,000
Ohio
1830
739,000
North Carolina
1840
2,453,000
New York
1840
1,745,000
Pennsylvania
1840
1,536,000
Ohio
1840
1,028,000
Virginia
1840
835,000
Tennessee
1850
3,117,000
New York
1850
2,327,000
Pennsylvania
1850
1,989,000
Ohio
1850
1,121,000
Virginia
1850
1,055,000
Tennessee
1860
3,926,000
New York
1860
2,962,000
Pennsylvania
1860
2,369,000
Ohio
1860
1,787,000
Illinois
1860
1,380,000
Indiana
1870
4,403,000
New York
1870
3,544,000
Pennsylvania
1870
2,680,000
Ohio
1870
2,555,000
Illinois
1870
1,734,000
Missouri
1880
5,147,000
New York
1880
4,351,000
Pennsylvania
1880
3,231,000
Ohio
1880
3,204,000
Missouri
1880
3,130,000
Illinois
1890
5,048,000
New York
1890
5,295,000
Pennsylvania
1890
3,962,000
Illinois
1890
3,682,000
Ohio
1890
2,694,000
Missouri
1900
7,388,000
New York
1900
6,300,000
Pennsylvania
1900
4,874,000
Illinois
1900
4,197,000
Ohio
1900
3,118,000
Missouri
1910
9,138,000
New York
1910
7,663,000
Pennsylvania
1910
4,874,000
Ohio
1910
3,910,000
Texas
1910
3,654,000
Illinois
1920
10,511,000
New York
1920
8,722,000
Pennsylvania
1920
6,550,000
Illinois
Year
Population (Estimated)
State
1920
5,810,000
Ohio
1920
4,728,000
Texas
1930
12,639,000
New York
1930
9,649,000
Pennsylvania
1930
7,646,000
Illinois
1930
6,661,000
Ohio
1930
5,858,000
Texas
1940
13,587,000
New York
1940
9,947,000
Pennsylvania
1940
7,062,000
Illinois
1940
7,251,000
California
1940
6,900,000
Ohio
1950
15,021,000
New York
1950
11,089,000
California
1950
10,575,000
Pennsylvania
1950
8,846,000
Illinois
1950
8,119,000
Ohio
1960
18,826,000
New York
1960
15,851,000
California
1960
11,344,000
Pennsylvania
1960
10,113,000
Illinois
1960
9,738,000
Ohio
1970
20,183,000
California
1970
18,198,000
New York
1970
11,797,000
Pennsylvania
1970
11,368,000
Texas
1970
11,131,000
Illinois
1980
24,632,000
California
1980
17,543,000
New York
1980
14,493,000
Texas
1980
11,864,000
Pennsylvania
1980
11,426,000
Illinois
1990
29,974,000
California
 
18,041,000
New York
 
17,187,000
Texas
 
13,096,000
Florida
 
11,902,000
Pennsylvania
2000
34,067,000
California
 
21,100,000
Texas
 
19,099,000
New York
 
16,145,000
Florida
 
12,433,000
Illinois
2010
37,275,000
California
 
25,175,000
Texas
 
19,382,000
New York
 
18,821,000
Florida
 
12,830,000
Illinois
2020
40,453,000
California
 
26,628,000
Texas
 
21,777,000
Florida
 
20,034,000
New York
 
12,848,000
Pennsylvania
2030
43,430,000
California
 
33,175,000
Texas
 
24,470,000
Florida
 
20,508,000
New York
 
13,241,000
Illinois
2040
45,921,000
California
 
37,055,000
Texas
 
27,187,000
Florida
 
20,662,000
New York
 
13,362,000
Illinois
2050
48,429,000
California
 
40,971,000
Texas
 
28,923,000
Florida
 
20,817,000
New York
 
14,286,000
Georgia
6 Comments
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Level 34
Feb 16, 2021
Without the yellow box, 17 minutes is a crazy amount of time. All 50 states could be typed in less than two.

Great quiz though.

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Level 55
Feb 16, 2021
That's why I added the yellow box..because New York ruled the past. However, it could be added back. And thanks!
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Level 85
Feb 16, 2021
Love the quiz. Nommed.
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2021
Thanks, and double thanks for the nomination!!
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Level 90
Feb 17, 2021
I really like the yellow box. It would be better if you added a small blank space between each block of 5, and make sure the columns break between decades. Thanks for the quiz!
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2021
I will see what I can do. I have already tampered with this quiz many times, and somehow, the newest changes don't seem to work. I will try my best though. Thanks though!