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Average isn't all that
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sapphirescarlet wrote in wva

Illinois is the "most average state" in America. It was given this distinction by the Associated Press, which analyzed data from the U.S. census, looking at things like income and age and race, as well as education, immigration, rural population percentages and more than a dozen other factors. The Associated Press concluded that Illinois mirrored the makeup of the country as a whole better than any other state. Second was Oregon, and then Michigan, and Washington, and Delaware.

The "least average state" in the Union: West Virginia.

We might be a lot of things, but at least we ain't average

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is there a link to this?

It was taken from The Writers Almanac. It starts "It was on this day in 1818 that the state of Illinois was admitted to the Union." About a third of the way down the page.

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