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States That Beat Iowa

For each category, name any U.S. State that ranks higher than Iowa, Have Fun!
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Last updated: June 11, 2022
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First submittedMarch 30, 2021
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Category
Answer
10
Highest Tax Burden as a Percent of Personal Income
New York | Hawaii | Vermont | Maine | Minnesota | Connecticut | New Jersey | Rhode Island | Illinois
9
Most Counties or County-Equivalents
Texas | Georgia | Virginia | Kentucky | Missouri | Kansas | Illinois | North Carolina
9
Smallest Span Between Highest and Lowest Points
Florida | Delaware | Louisiana | Mississippi | Rhode Island | Indiana | Illinois | Ohio
8
Most Tornadoes
Texas | Kansas | Oklahoma | Nebraska | Florida | Illinois | Colorado
7
Highest % Born in State
Louisiana | Michigan | Ohio | Mississippi | Pennsylvania | Wisconsin
7
Largest by Area Without a National Park
Kansas | Nebraska | Oklahoma | Wisconsin | Georgia | Illinois
7
Highest % Obese
Mississippi | West Virginia | Arkansas | Louisiana | Kentucky | Alabama
6
Highest % White
Maine | Vermont | West Virginia | New Hampshire | Montana
5
Least % Forested
North Dakota | Nebraska | South Dakota | Kansas
5
Lowest Median Home Price
West Virginia | Mississippi | Oklahoma | Arkansas
5
First Date of Admission (West of the Mississippi River)
Louisiana | Missouri | Arkansas | Texas
4
Westernmost State with No National Parks
Nebraska | Oklahoma | Kansas
4
Highest % Manufacturing Employment
Indiana | Michigan | Wisconsin
4
Highest % German
Wisconsin | North Dakota | South Dakota
3
Slowest Population Growth (1960-2019)
West Virginia | Pennsylvania
2
Closest to the Great Lakes Without Bordering the Great Lakes
West Virginia
2
Closest in Recent Presidential Elections
Florida
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2021
you say 'most recent date of admission west of the Mississippi', but the states you list as answers are all east of the mississippi
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Level 59
Apr 1, 2021
I can assure you that all of those states are west of the Mississippi River.
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Level 59
Apr 1, 2021
Oh, is this an April Fool’s Joke ;)
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Level 87
Apr 8, 2021
Oon the "most recent date of admission", you omit a lot of western states that were admitted more recently than Iowa -- Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii, to name a few.
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Level 59
Apr 8, 2021
There was a typo, I meant to say "first date of admission", my bad.