Top Ten Most Important U.S. States
The Top Ten
Largest economy, largest population, largest agricultural production, most important companies, Silicon Valley, Hollywood. Texas gets its value by virtue of having valuable resources in the ground, but it's California that puts those resources to work.
I have to agree... These are valid comments. Even if one is not fond of California, it's a major engine...
If California secedes, it would hurt America more than it would hurt California. California contributes a lot to the federal government, but California isn't very dependent on the federal government. America is also dependent on it's agriculture, and fruits, vegetables, dairy, wine, and nuts prices would go up in price. Many major companies such as Google, Apple, Disney, etc and if they stayed in California (which chances are likely) a]America would be hurt by that as well. And Hollywood is a major culture of America. If California secedes, then America would lose a major part of its identity. The only two ways California would be hurt is by our water supply (the price would shoot up) and tourism would decrease because 20% of the tourists in California would be from other American States. And since many people would be angry at California for seceding, tourism would drop. The fact of the matter is, California is very strong and independent. And it's a very diverse state.
California, definitely. You don't have to like it, but you can't deny that California is the most vital state in the Union. More industry, agriculture, people, and influence then most countries.
SavageV 42 Comments
New York and California are the top two - conehead722
I'd have to give New York the edge. Yes California may have the most resources and lots of companies are starting up there, but let's be real. New York is the city of the world. The city of all cities. I have lived in both states.
We got NYC, does California have NYC? No? New York is therefore better
Has New York, New York. The most important city in the world. Upstate it has the Appalachian Mountains, and other medium sized cities such as Buffalo.V 24 Comments
Everyone just needs to know Texas has by far the state most history. Without Texas the USA would probably just not be as awesome as it is as now. All the states are important but without Texas California which the creator listed number one would be just a state would very few oil and gas which I think every state needs oil. Also about Houston and don't forget about the state capital Austin and Dallas San Antonio and Fort Worth are also big. El Paso comes over when you hit sandy spots in the desert. Corpus Christi and Galveston are near the Gulf of Mexico and just forget about these cool cities Texas has a famous desert and low prices so you can have a good life. The schools are nice to so you and your family can have the best life hear in Texas. So you should no by now that Texas is by far the most important state.
I don't think Texas is the "worlds" leader in green energy "AKA Largest Producer of Oil". Yes, I admit they do have the highest output of wind energy, but that is about it when it comes to green Energy. Also there is a lot of oil being produced in Texas, but we also have North Dakota which has just recently had a influx in production of oil. Take this as you will, I have nothing against Texas. I am just correcting a couple of things, but all in all Texas is a great state, and should be in the top three; just not #1. SORRY
Texas is the worlds leader in green energy, it also is the one of the leaders in oil and natural gas production, it has many more natural resources. This alone would put it as the most valuable state, and that's not counting its agriculture, population or that it has the world 15th largest economy. Texas is also one of only 3 states that are not in debt and the only state out of the 3 that has a population over 5mill
I love Texas and all but has anyone ever heard of the District of Columbia? Kind of a place where the PRESIDENT of the US is...V 21 Comments
Texas is not the one with the most history, Pennsylvania is. The U.S would be nothing without Pennsylvania. PA created independence and the constitution. Those 2 things are what pretty much run this country. So Pennsylvania should be number 1 or at least number 2
Pennsylvania played a decisive role in the two most important events in US History: the war for independence and the civil war. Pennsylvania has the greatest museums in the US after New York. Texas is a cultural wasteland. PA has great symphonies, great universities, and great architecture. The entire state of Texas has two good universities, Rice and UT-Austin. PA has U Penn, Pitt, Penn State, Carnegie-Mellon, Swarthmore. Texas is a big fat...nothing. Also, it is ugly and a great place if you want to get skin cancer.
Was the second state. Contains the colleges, pitt Carnegie mellon university, Upenn, penn state and more. Philadelphia was the first capital of the US not to mention all the other incredibly important stuff that happened there (it would be too long to list) but most importantly the constitution and Declaration of Independence. Pittsburgh invented the first movie theatre, the first radio station. the oldest still currently published newspaper, YouTube, Heinz ketchup, the word ketchup, polio vaccine, the artificial heart valve, produced much of the steel used in WW2. Titusville is where oil was first founded. the battle of gettysburg. other inventions include; if you use glasses to see thank Pennsylvania, soda, bubble gum, pencils with erasers, slinkys, rootbeer, the lightning rod, bigmac, ferris wheel, revolving doors, again I would list all the stuff Philadelphia has done but I don't want to spend two years on my computer typing it
Californians just voted because it's the most populated and supplies... and blah blah blah. PENNSYLVANIA, however, has a very rich history, and, if you don't have PA, the U.S. would fall.V 18 Comments
Florida, the capital of the sun shine. Plenty of activities, best beaches in USA, cheaper boat prices to rent and to buy, great food (plenty of restaurants multicultural), great oranges, Orlando Disney, Cape Canaveral a must see place, Miami the greatest and most friendly city in US with its number one international ariport in the states and number one cruisses port on the planet, the gulf coast with the most relaxing beaches, and most lovely sunsets on the planet, lots and lots of water springs and camping sites, unnumbered diving activities, the great miami the third most populated area in US. The everglades national park with the slowest river on earth and the unique Florida panther that can be seen only here...Priceless state!
There are four major cities experiencing major job growth.
Beaches Miami Orlando
Florida a lot of historyV 7 Comments
This state has quite possibly the most important historic influence as well as an incredibly strong, in some cases the strongest, presence in the fields of education, medicine and science, finance, entrepreneurship, military, technology, and various industries. MA is also a leader in social movements towards a free-er America and is the home to several ideas that sparked social change, for example, being the first state to legalize gay marriage. We also have some of the strongest state pride (I am an example) and our leadership is strong, for example, Menino was the mayor of Boston for life and Walsh probably will be too. Great state and Go Sox!
To begin with, I'm a homer. I live in the Boston area. Few if any states can claim as many firsts as Massachusetts. Sure we have our problems but a short list would include, the first transatlantic phone call, the first use of anesthesia, basketball, volley ball, vulcanized rubber, first college, first public library, first constitution which the u.s. constitution is based, the industrial revolution...and oh yeah, the United States.
I am biased because I live here but besides being the birthplace of the country it was the birthplace of the industrial revolution in this country. Then there's a whole list of first that happened here. This small state punches above it's weight in many areas.
Massachusetts kicks butt. #Boston all the wayV 13 Comments
Home to the world's largest naval station as well as SEAL team Six. I'd say that makes Virginia pretty important.
Earliest permanent settlement in the New World, birthed the most presidents, and leads the nation in state independence with commonwealth laws and its influence in Washington.
When I hear Virginia I think MILITARY HEAVEN not to mention are capitol is basically in Virginia great state and I'm glad I live there.
Uh the pentagon is here, along with a lot of tech and historyV 12 Comments
I live in Ohio and if we didn't have it we barley have any corn
The state of Ohio has been the "Deciding" state for quite a long time which means they have power over whether the state goes for the Democratic or The Republican Party plus most astronauts have came from Ohio.
As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. You're not going to get to the Oval Office without Ohio.
hiV 15 Comments
I live in washington and I think it's a beautiful, amazing and a cool state
Some of the most important companies in the world are from washington, wuthout this state the economy might be even worse than now
Has some of the biggest company's in the world like Microsoft.
Best placeV 6 Comments
We are also the richest state in the united states
I am pure Maryland blood, so this is like a big celebration to me! Proves were better than a lot of other places!
Everybody from Maryland is true Marylander and will always be that way. We have a sense of pride that very few states have. So to see how we're in the top 10 only tells me who ever made this survey is a smart person
This is actually where Washington DC is - SoloPotatoV 17 Comments
I live in Illinois. Illinois is number one is selling our pumpkins, and we are not affected by things much. We hardly have any natural disasters and we are usually friendly. Plus, half of our food comes from hand grown farms. We have the freshest water, the most food, and we know how to survive.
5th or 6th largest population. Prominent in bringing about the nuclear age and leader in nuclear energy.
Birthplace of McDonalds Franchise.
4th largest producer of corn.
Illinois has produced some of the world most commonly used items out of the world fair, including the zipper!
Home to iconic companies like Boeing, McDonalds, Walgreens, Allstate, State Farm, Sears, Wrigley, Motorola, and United Airlines.V 5 Comments
California can say they are the best and have valid arguments, but they lack something that they can't live without: fresh water. If the Western states were not able to mooch fresh water from Michigan (and they do, just ask anyone who owns waterfront property on the Great Lakes), then they would be in huge trouble. We also provide most of the nation's cereal (both Post and Kellogg's are headquartered in Battle Creek). It's also a little-known fact that next to California, Michigan produces the most diverse amount of agriculture. It produces more fruit than any other state. The Big Three car companies are all headquartered here as well. Not to mention the presence of the University of Michigan, which is a well-respected university worldwide, not just nationally. Plus, there is a ridiculous amount of natural resources in the Upper Peninsula that have hardly been touched. That's not even including the fact that Michigan built Chicago twice (get your act together Illinois) with its vast ...more
Constantly underrated because of the stigma around Detroit. Never mind that this city was once one of the wealthiest in the world. The Detroit institute of Arts is also a national crown Jewel. But enough about Detroit, that is only one facet of this great state. This state is also home to the country's largest law school, Cooley Law School and two nationally recognized universities University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Then there is the true beauty of this land. Four out five of the Great Lakes surround these two peninsulas. With an unbelievable amount of sandy coastline. When so many states are suffering from water shortages this state is surrounded by one forth of the fresh water supplies in the world. No matter were you are located in this state you are never more than six miles from a body of water. Then there is the upper peninsula. This part of the state is virtually untouched. There is more residents in Ingham county (states capital Lansing) then there is in the ...more
Michigan is just amazing. We have a crappy government, but we have the most freshwater of any state, the second most amount of coast of any state, and one of the most diverse economies of any state.
Michigan is the best if u don't vote for it keys now the world doesn't need uV 12 Comments
North Carolina was the first state in the country to invent tar. Without tar we would not have gone to work with our favorite car. And north Carolina had a boat called the showboat and it was the most decorated battleship in world war 2.
North Carolina has invented tons of things that are popular today. Some examples include: Cheerwine, Pepsi, Harris Teeter, Krispy Kreme, Slim Jim, and Tobacco. We also were the first state visited by England therefore, if NC wasn't here, the country known as the United States wouldn't be here either. We also contributed some of the best soldiers in the Civil War, and a lot of soldiers in WW2. We are a home to an EXTREMELY large and important fort known as Fort Bragg. We were also a very large port state in the US and Wilmington was the key port city. North Carolina is also a very important state when it comes to trading goods and supplies. We were a key factor in the Civil War, We had Fort Fisher which was a fort allowing brigade runners in for the Confederacy. When it fell, the Civil War was pretty much over. It's also very cool to have both Mountains and Beach in our state, and a home to some of the best colleges and basketball teams in the US. Heck, we even have the Biltmore House ...more
I also commented for N.J. Regarding N.C. ; Outstanding Colleges and
Universities! ;Tourism, Outstanding Beaches and Mountains! ; Vibrant
Job friendly cities... Strong retiree economy. Many, many, things
Going for N.C. A very important asset to the country...
What people don't know when they say north Carolina is bad is how important it is ok if you want to be part of England because the battle at Guilford courthouse never happed - lbelle0527V 1 Comment
Last of the confederate states to fall, 4th us state, 13th and last colony (which was a war/buffer colony) Country, city, suburbs, 6th most important state in exports, highest migration rate of the south, top in business, chicken, watermelon, onions, peaches, peanuts, pecans, coca cola, worlds busiest airport, largest state east of Mississippi, largest aquarium, 2nd Hollywood, real southern hospitality, one of the most diverse states, exotic animals, we are the only fans of our sport teams because we don't just go for favorites or switch to top teams, Georgia pride
Olympics Hosts, Worlds Busiest Airport, Empire of the South
Home to one of the largest companies in the world:Coca Cola
GEORGIA IS OF BEST STATE!V 4 Comments
Minnesota has Mayo Clinic and The biggest mall in the US! And it's 18? Everyone vote!
Minnesota grows a lot of corn and has the mall of America, I love Minnesota
Home hockey bug forests land of 10,000 lakes and home of the Mississippi river
2nd largest economy in the midwest, with companies like best buy, target, buffalo wild wings, 3m, and many other major companiesV 6 Comments
Louisiana is an important economic region not just for the South, but the entire Midwest. Owning the largest port complex in the hemisphere and having the pleasure of having all major American rail lines passing through New Orleans. Louisiana is also pleased to be the major terminus for bulk leaving U.S. farmlands and major bulk good entering the country and towards are industrial and agricultural heartland via the Mississippi River. This is also to mention that the state is a major producer of crude and refined oil and natural gaselection, partnering along with Texas our state fuels the rest of the country and will soon help to keep the lights on Europe with the first U.S. LNG export facility in Shreveport. Overall while we aren't the most important state we can definitely say that at least we're way ahead of Mississippi.
Louisiana is a very important if not the most important state in the U.S. without this state the U.S. would not have bought the Louisiana Purchase and our country would never be able to expand past the Mississippi River. Louisiana also is a leader in lumber, fur, and minerals such as oil, natural gas, salt and sulfur. We have possibly the largest port in the country and hold many world records such as the tallest state capital building and the world's second-longest bridge. We are also known for Mardi Gras, our giant wetlands, jazz, and many other things. Louisiana is the best state ever!
Of course it is the best!
This should be #number 3, Virginia should be #1, and Massachusetts should be#2V 2 Comments
Haven't you heard of the Baltimore protests?
The best state ever
Well honestly Delaware is under rated! Delaware is the first state in the whole entire U. S! Delaware needs to have some credit for that! Also Delaware is rich, small but spacey and has many historical sights! Cm'on give Delaware a chance! - Grace Hite
This is where Washington D.C. of course it's important - SoloPotatoV 3 Comments
Geographic diversity including some of the highest mountains in North America, presence of microclimates allowing a variety of economic and recreational activities at a given time, large area, greater than average population, relatively high GDP, a strong federal and military presence including the US Mint and US Air Force Academy, Cannabis Legalization, and a sweet flag. Too many reasons to mention.
My opinion on colorado is that the best time to go there is in the winter saying that I live in texas we don't get much snow here so I wouldn't mind going there every winter.
Home of the Air Force. Relatively safe from natural disasters.
Colorado is #1 and everybody knows itV 2 Comments
Provides residency for two of the nations largest cities. The Port of Elizabeth, major railroad services, major highways, and one of the busiest airports (Newark) all converge in North Jersey. Culturally, NJ has produced incredible talents including Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Danny DeVito, Whitney Houston, and many countless others. Historically, NJ was an important battle ground during the Revolutionary War. Besides all the above, it's the most ethnically and culturally diverse epicenter in the US outside of NYC. It's the most densely populated state because people love it so much.
New Jersey is technically the backbone of New York in employment. NJ has a better education system and human development index than most of the nation which is a big plus too.
NJ is underrated. Yes, it's bad compared to other industrialized and northern states, but it's still more advanced than most of the country. - marmalade_skies
Like why is Kansas not on this list it produces the most wheat in America and it's my. home state New Jersey though has a large portion of America population in it so yeah basiclyV 5 Comments
A beautiful state that contributes things such as Nike, also having historical importance with things such as the Oregon trail.
Beautiful nature and one of the cleanest greenest parts of the world!
Iowa is important the state provides the U.S. with corn and it's nice a peaceful to me.
If your able to get a farm house in the country part of state it could feel like a luxury
Iowa is the leading producer of corn without it we wouldn't have to much corn
#1 producer of corn in the USV 5 Comments
Arizona is an amazing state, though (in my own opinion) way too hot!
I live in Indiana. Indiana is a farming state and has cities like Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Indiana is famous for people like Ryan White and Larry Bird. I live in the country and there are good views of sunsets, sunrises, and double rainbows
Northwest Indiana provides steel. It's near Chicago and has great beaches along southern lake Michigan.
Indiana is VERY useful because of supplies and is midwest state, midwest states are very important. - IndianaFan
I used to live in indiana now I live in texas good timesV 2 Comments
Without Tennessee there would be no Texas because it would be apart of Mexico. We have had three presidents and we always lead in people who sign up for the military hence the reason why we are called "The Volunteer State". We also have Jack Daniel's Whiskey and we are the country music capital of the world. Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, BB King, Justin Timberlake, and Garth Brooks are all people who live in Tennessee.
We are definitely better than Maryland we have better schools and more presidents
Without Oakridge,TN we would not have been able to make the atomic bomb.
With low house prices, cheap land, and a growing economy, I think Tennessee may not be the most important state to the U.S., but historically and presently it has encouraged decisions by the government from the sidelines; it's a piece of the puzzle, but a good representation of the South. Crime rates are high in Tennessee, especially around Memphis, but so are Chicago’s, NYC’s, Los Angeles’, etc., pretty much any large city. But with the present economy, I think Tennesse is a better place to live in the South then several other states.
South Carolina should be higher than it is. We have very strategic areas such as the Charleston harbor we also export a lot of timber that is used for houses and furniture and we are rich in history and beauty.
SC has a history of being one off the richest states from exporting rice, indigo, and cotton all those years ago and I believe that the US would not be what it is today without it.
Are you kidding, just about last in everything, especially education, come on people SC should be at least 49th
Bruh,as of what I learned in history,sc had so much in the past,why isn't this 1! - Nateawesomeness
Beautiful landscape for forest, prairies, and rivers. St. Louis has lot of fun sights. The City Museum, Forest Park, Art Hill, and Sugar Fire Barbecue are amazing. Tourist are able to go to the top of the highest man-made monument in the western hemisphere overlooking the great Mississippi. Hannibal is also a cool place to take a steam boat ride and see Mark Twain's house. Also Missouri is the 7th largest producer of soybeans of the states, 3rd largest producer of Turkey of the states, and largest producer of lead of the states.
Best damn pool bars. Roadhouse. Swaying factors of rascism since Ferguson. Hail satan.
The longest river in the US, the St. Louis Cardinals (duh) Kansas City Royals, Branson, and a beautiful, St. Louis ( not including East St. Louis) and Missouri is the Gateway to the West!
In our state Wisconsin we could stop growing corn and producing cheese and milk. Keep up with that. Thousands of acres of corn that we really don't need to share
Our football team wins unlike in Minnesota
Makes most of the cheese and dairy products in the USA and makes a lot of food for the USA. If Tthe USA didn't have Wisconsin the USA would need a ton more imports from other country's.
We are the dairy stateV 5 Comments
National Parks and outdoors.
"Come to Zion, come to Zion! "
Utah is just plain awesome!
I'm not a Mormon. need I say more?
Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states. Also, it has rich history and legend. Just read the Charter Oak legend! Connecticut manufactured 4.1 percent of total U.S. military armaments produced during World War II, ranking ninth among the 48 states, with major factories including Colt for firearms, Pratt & Whitney for aircraft engines, Chance Vought for fighter planes, Hamilton Standard for propellers, and Electric Boat for submarines and PT boats. In Bridgeport, General Electric would produce a significant new weapon to counter opposing tanks: the bazooka. THEY CREATED THE BAZOOKA!
The USS Nautilus - the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954. In 1705, copper was discovered in Simsbury. The Scoville Memorial Library is the United States oldest public library. Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764. Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948). The World Wrestling Federation or the WWF is headquartered in Stamford. PEZ® Candy is made in the city of Orange. Yale is the 5th best College (Ranked by Forbes). It also has produced the second most presidents. IT IS AWESOME!
Alabama is important because if ironV 2 Comments
Home to the worlds largest zoo, produces the most live stock in the US, also produces the most corn feed in the US. Host of the college world series. Has the most fortune 500 companies than any other states. Has the most billionaires per capita than any other state. It's the home and headquarters to the Union Pacific. Nebraska invented the Emergency 911 services we use nationwide. Nebraska also has invented laser technology that can craft tools in space for NASA. Nebraska also has the worlds largest aquafir and worlds largest animal fossils ever found. Nebraska also has the 2nd lowest unemployment rate. Nebraska is undeniablely important and powers the US financially and entertainmently.
Nebraska should be #1. It has all the food and meat. Also it has the largest and best zoo.
Wyoming has the best scenery anywhere, and is the least-changed by the hand of man.
We produce the most coal and have the most guns per personV 1 Comment
Oklahoma is pretty much just an underrated twin of Texas with more culture and resistance towards the United States. So yes Texas is important, as well as California, and Nevada, and Washington. But Oklahoma is well up there and okc is a very important city of trade in the west. On top of that we are surrounded by Kansas peoples, druggies, and rednecks. So for our placement in the us and multiple industries, we are quite important, but not the most
Oklahoma is great
It is a very beautiful state with a lot of history behind it. When you drive down the road you can enjoy a beautiful scenery.
THIS IS THE WORST STATE IN THE US! Have you ever driven on roads in Arkansas? Horrible!
Arkansas is the best
You can get DIAMONDS
I think this one should be a lot higher. We are the leading state that develops nuclear weapons
We got white sands...
We’re a smart bunch here in the Land of Enchantment. The state is home to more PhD holders per capita than any other state in the country. Why? The government. Albuquerque hosts Sandia National Laboratories and a number of other research facilities. Then there’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, Intel, and several land management agencies including the Forest Service and National Park Service. And don’t forget that Microsoft was famously established in an Albuquerque garage.V 1 Comment
Last stand of our constitution will take place in Mississippi. Will never bow down to socialism or any other ism. Takes pride in its rich history and sheds no tears for the past.
Great place to live!
Rebels for life
The ownly thing its good for is wood and firtile soil after that's gone, old yeller MississippiV 1 Comment
Bluegrass Music, Kentucky Bourbon, Louisville Slugger, Abe Lincoln, the finest Throughbred Horses in the world and some of the most beautiful terrain in the lower 48. It's not the economic engine of the nation. But, The Bluegrass State punches way above its weight class in cultural contributions!
Du/de it does have rednecks but it still is the birthplace of America's greatest president Abe Lincoln and was discovered bye an amazing Explorer, Daniel Boone it is also 1 of the biggest farming state in America providing about 10
Bourbon, Banjos & Fried Chicken! How you gonna beat that Silicon Valley?
We have great horseracing and we invented the fake heart, of course we are awesomeV 1 Comment
South Dakota is the better Dakota. East River is better than West River. One thing everyone in the state agrees on is that they wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
South Dakota is a major source for farming and poultry if we didn't have South Dakota, where would we get corn, meat, wheat and other crops?
Sunflowers are the only thing that would have to go back and I don't think that I have a great way of the day before I get a follow back on my way home from work to be the first one to compliment Kansas, and I was born in Kansas so I should know
Kansas produces over half of the entire nation's wheat. If you see bread in your supermarket, chances are it came in from Kansas. Texas and Kansas are huge in cattle trade and Kansas also is a major contender in corn.
You cannot believe Kansas. it is the most beautiful thing
Lots of wheat fields and sunflowers and tornadosV 3 Comments
Great state with all seasons and we have a huge agricultural economy.
Boise is a young city that is growing both in size and in population (all the Californians a and Oregonians are moving here in vast numbers).
The apitity of all four seasons. Great sking in the Winter, crisp, beautiful Springs, Green Mountains to hike in the Summer and one of the world's best places to see the leaf change in the Fall. People from all over New England and New York go to Vermont to 'get away.'
Let's Go Mountaineers! Meth Capital of the U.S.!
Best state in the union. Friendly southern hospatality one of the few states becoming redder rather than bluer
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