Monday Trivia, No. 155 [Michael Cain wins!]
In descending order:
Texas, Louisiana, California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, Michigan, New York, West Virginia, Ohio, Alaska, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, Minnesota, Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Hawai’i, Oregon, Maine, Georgia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Missouri, Connecticut, Delaware, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Kansas.
three four instances, I was required to split elements between two states, affecting the data for a total of seven states. Data current as of 2004, which was the most recent apples-to-apples data I could readily locate. No data was available for the 14 states and other USA possessions not listed.
UPDATE: With this win, the top of our all-time leaderboard welcome Michael Cain as joining the ranks of those who have won more puzzle contests than have gone to default:
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