New York...Or Massachusetts?

Can you guess which of these states fits the questions answers?
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Last updated: September 13, 2020
First submittedSeptember 13, 2020
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1. This state's capital is Boston.
Massachusetts
New York
2. This state has a life expectancy of over 80 years.
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Massachusetts has aa life expectancy of 80.51 years while New York has a life expectancy of 81.27 years.
3. This state is home to the Finger Lakes.
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The Finger Lakes are a collection of 5 lakes which resemble the shape of fingers on a hand.
4. This state has the 4th biggest population in the U.S.
Massachusetts
New York
New York has a population of 19 million while Massachusetts has 6 million.
5. This state is famous for many unfair trials of witchcraft in the 1600s.
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The Salem Witch Trials
6. This state has a coast.
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New York barely edges out Massachusetts with 1,190 km of coast versus Massachusetts' 1,000.
7. This state used to own Maine.
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Massachusetts owned Maine from 1652 to 1820.
8. This state's city with its own name has a metro area population of over 20 million.
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New York City has a population of 20,320,876.
9. This state shares a border with Connecticut.
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10. This state has the Yankees.
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New York
The Yankees are a baseball team from New York that have a notable rivalry with Massachusetts' Red Sox. Go Yankees!
11. This state is located in the New England region.
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New England consists of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
12. This state is home to Cape Cod.
Massachusetts
New York
Cape Cod is a peninsula that juts out from Massachusetts.
13. This state borders the Great Lakes.
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New York borders two Great Lakes, Ontario and Erie.
14. This state is home to Niagara Falls.
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New York
15. This state is in the statistical North-Eastern region of the U.S.
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New York
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Apr 27, 2022
Why does people know about the finger lakes than LITERAL population here