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U.S. States With the Highest Average Elevation

Name the states of the U.S. that have the highest mean elevation according to Wikipedia.
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Last updated: October 28, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 11, 2018
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State
Meters
6800
Colorado
2073
6700
Wyoming
2042
6100
Utah
1859
5700
New Mexico
1737
5500
Nevada
1676
Feet
State
Meters
5000
Idaho
1524
4100
Arizona
1250
3400
Montana
1036
3300
Oregon
1006
3030
Hawaii
924
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Level 88
Oct 28, 2021
The title says "U.S. States with the highest average elevation," but the description says, "Name the states of the U.S. with the lowest mean elevation..."
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Level ∞
Oct 28, 2021
Fixed, thank you.
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Level 77
Oct 28, 2021
I had a feeling that the last one would be tricky. I started doing Appalachian states until it dawned on me at the last minute.
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Level 86
Oct 28, 2021
Same. This quiz is your regular reminder that the Appalachians ain't got nothing on the Rockies, elevation-wise.
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Level 86
Oct 28, 2021
For comparison, the highest Appalachian state is West Virginia, all the way down at 1500 feet (460 m).
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2023
I think I can give a better example... The tallest peak in the Appalachians is Mount Mitchell with an elevation of 2,037 metres (6,684 ft), which is lower than the average elevation of both Colorado and Wyoming as a whole.
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Level 87
Nov 1, 2021
The last one DID surprise me a bit.
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Level 67
Nov 8, 2021
The fact that #10 is ranked 6th for highest point in the state is crazy to me!
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Level 64
Nov 9, 2021
When Montana doesn't have the highest average elevation: My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined
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Level 49
Nov 11, 2021
It's a big state and the Rockies are all the way at the west end of it.
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Level 63
Jan 1, 2023
Yeah, but it's called MONTana!
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Level 71
Feb 21, 2023
My appointment is measurable and my day is made.
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Level 78
Nov 9, 2021
Somehow I was expecting West Virginia here. Surprised that the average elevation of WV is around half of the 'lowest' state in this quiz!
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Level 30
Nov 9, 2021
all with 4 seconds left
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Level 29
Nov 9, 2021
almost all of the top 10 highest united states peaks are in alaska how is it not up here
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Level 63
Nov 9, 2021
because a lot of alaska is low
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Level 63
Jan 1, 2023
And there is a lot of Alaska.
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Level 20
Nov 18, 2021
No West Virginia?
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Level 66
Jun 2, 2022
highest point in wv is
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Level 77
Jun 9, 2022
I guessed WV too, but I guess the Appalachians are just too tiny for it to make the cut.
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Level 47
Nov 24, 2023
No Alaska?