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PostRanking the US States by Population (Michael Sullivan, USA, 09/01/17 3:55 am)
Wikipedia gives 2016 state populations as:
California 39.25 million
Texas 27.86 million
Florida 20.61 million
New York 19.75 million
JE comments: Thank you, General! This is a good example of why you shouldn't trust everything you Google. Enter "US population by state" and New York comes up third. At this same source (link below), it appears that Michael Sullivan's North Carolina is poised to take over the #9 spot from Michigan. You Tar Heels are only 50,000 away, Michael! It's probably already happened.
Get with the times, Enchanted Learning!