Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from - Seasons 33-36 aggregated

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The tables include all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! between September 12, 2016 and June 12, 2020. As such, the following events are excluded:

Contestants in the 2017, 2018, and 2020 College Championships are credited in the main table according to their given hometowns, not the location of their schools.

What's here:

The total number of players first appearing in these four seasons is 1,647. (1,497 in regular play, 45 in College Championships, 60 in Teachers Tournaments, and 45 in Teen Tournaments.)

Aggregated, the percentage of contestants from the ten largest United States media markets is 50.5% (831/1647) overall, and 51.2% (766/1497) for regular play only. For the "media center" markets of New York, Washington, and Los Angeles, the percentages are 29.8% (490/1647) overall, and 30.7% (460/1497) in regular play.

A side-by-side comparison of players by media market data for Seasons 33, 34, 35, and 36.

(Credits: Zap2it & TitanTV for TV schedules for each market; John Coryat (yes, that's actually the last name) for ZIP code maps; ThinkTV for a listing of Canadian market sizes, enabling me to rank them properly with the U.S. markets; and Ads for Carts for the lookup tools I use for both American and Canadian DMAs.)

Market size ranks are based on 2019-20 Nielsen estimates.

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayersRegularCollegeTeachersTeen
1New YorkWABC211195259
2Los AngelesKABC13613222
3ChicagoWLS7671131
Toronto / Hamilton / Niagara Falls1616
4PhiladelphiaWPVI6054321
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA1411111
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO6557431
7Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA143133451
8HoustonKTRK211821
9Boston (Manchester)WBZ7166131
10AtlantaWXIA342932
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK1212
12Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP532
13Seattle-TacomaKOMO454131
14DetroitWDIV25232
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE22211
16Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG128211
17DenverKDVR454311
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV1613111
Vancouver / Victoria88
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO13121
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV55
21CharlotteWCNC871
22Portland, ORKATU201811
23St. LouisKSDK1616
24PittsburghWPXI1414
25IndianapolisWTHR141211
26BaltimoreWBFF221822
27Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD1212
28NashvilleWZTV1192
29San DiegoKNSD221912
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ11101
31San AntonioKENS44
32Kansas CityKSHB431
33Hartford & New HavenWTNH2020
34Columbus, OHWBNS1414
35MilwaukeeWDJT7421
36West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF871
37CincinnatiWXIX99
38Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS33
39Las VegasKLAS33
40AustinKXAN2017111
Kitchener / Waterloo11
41JacksonvilleWTLV532
42Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC33
43Oklahoma CityKFOR55
44Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT871
45Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT44
46Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE981
47Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-YorkWHP44
48LouisvilleWLKY10811
49Greensboro-High Point-Winston-SalemWFMY431
50New OrleansWVUE88
Ottawa / Gatineau1111
51MemphisWREG6411
Calgary / Lethbridge44
52BuffaloWIVB321
53Fort Myers-NaplesWBBH211
54Richmond-PetersburgWRIC66
55Fresno-VisaliaKFSN11
56Providence-New BedfordWPRI66
57Mobile-Pensacola (Fort Walton)WALA321
58TulsaKTUL981
Winnipeg / Brandon11
59Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN541
60Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE871
61KnoxvilleWBIR33
62Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV431
63DaytonWDTN
64LexingtonWKYT3111
65Tucson (Sierra Vista)KGUN761
66HonoluluKGMB22
67Green Bay-AppletonWLUK211
68Des Moines-AmesWHO11
69Roanoke-LynchburgWDBJ431
70SpokaneKHQ55
71OmahaWOWT33
72Wichita-Hutchinson PlusKSNW
73Springfield, MOKSPR-LD211
74Charleston-HuntingtonWSAZ431
75Columbia, SCWOLO55
76Rochester, NYWROC44
77Flint-Saginaw-Bay CityWNEM11
78Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)WAAY541
79Portland-AuburnWMTW99
80ToledoWTOL33
81MadisonWMTV22
82Waco-Temple-BryanKCEN11
83Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllenKGBT
84Paducah-Cape Girardeau-HarrisburgWPSD431
85Colorado Springs-PuebloKKTV22
86ShreveportKTBS11
87SyracuseWSYT541
88Champaign & Springfield-DecaturWAND4211
89SavannahWSAV22
90Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & DubuqueKWWL22
91Charleston, SCWCBD22
92ChattanoogaWTVC22
93El Paso (Las Cruces)KDBC
94Baton RougeWBRZ431
95Jackson, MSWLBT33
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ13121
97Myrtle Beach-FlorenceWBTW33
98South Bend-ElkhartWSBT321
99Tri-Cities, TN-VAWCYB
100Greenville-New Bern-WashingtonWITN
101Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-RogersKFSM312
Barrie / Orillia11
102BoiseKBOI22
103Davenport-Rock Island-MolineKWQC11
104RenoKOLO22
105EvansvilleWFIE
106Johnstown-Altoona-State CollegeWATM33
107Lincoln & Hastings-KearneyKOLN33
108Augusta-AikenWRDW
109Tallahassee-ThomasvilleWCTV22
110Fort WayneWANE33
111Springfield-HolyokeWWLP66
112LansingWILX66
113Sioux Falls (Mitchell)KSFY11
114Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)KLTV11
115YoungstownWKBN11
116Fargo-Valley CityKVLY-DT2
117EugeneKVAL22
118Yakima-Pasco-Richland-KennewickKNDO
119MaconWMAZ211
120Peoria-BloomingtonWMBD
121Traverse City-CadillacWPBN11
122Montgomery-SelmaWAKA
St. John's / Corner Brook11
123Lafayette, LAKATC22
124Monterey-SalinasKSBW11
125BakersfieldKBAK321
126Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY55
Saint John / Fredericton / Moncton11
127WilmingtonWECT11
128Corpus ChristiKZTV
129La Crosse-Eau ClaireWEAU
130Columbus, GA (Opelika, AL)WRBL
131Chico-ReddingKNVN
132AmarilloKFDA
133Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-HoustonWTVA
134Wausau-RhinelanderWJFW
135Medford-Klamath FallsKDRV11
136SalisburyWBOC-DT2
137Columbia-Jefferson CityKOMU
138RockfordWREX22
139Duluth-Superior, WIKBJR-DT2
140Monroe-El DoradoKNOE
141Palm SpringsKMIR
142LubbockKCBD11
143Beaumont-Port ArthurKBTV
144TopekaKTKA
145Odessa-MidlandKMID11
146Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson (Williston)KFYR11
147Wichita Falls & LawtonKAUZ22
148Sioux CityKMEG
149Panama CityWJHG
150Rochester-Mason City-AustinKIMT
151AnchorageKYUR22
152ErieWSEE
153Joplin-PittsburgKSNF11
154Albany, GAWSWG
155Biloxi-GulfportWLOX-DT2
156GainesvilleWGFL44
157Wheeling-Steubenville, OHWTOV
158Sherman-AdaKTEN-DT3
159BangorWVII11
160Terre HauteWTWO22
161BinghamtonWIVT22
162Idaho Falls-Pocatello (Jackson)KPVI11
163MissoulaKPAX11
164Abilene-SweetwaterKTAB
165Yuma-El Centro, CAKYMA
166Bluefield-Beckley-Oak HillWVNS
167Hattiesburg-LaurelWDAM
168BillingsKTVQ
169Rapid CityKOTA11
170Lake CharlesKVHP
171DothanWRGX11
172UticaWKTV
173Clarksburg-WestonWBOY
174Quincy-Hannibal-KeokukKHQA
175HarrisonburgWHSV11
176Jackson, TNWBBJ11
177Bowling GreenWNKY
178Alexandria, LAKALB
178Elmira (Corning)WETM
180MarquetteWLUC-DT211
181WatertownWWNY
182CharlottesvilleWVIR77
183JonesboroKAIT-DT2
184LaredoKYLX-LD
185Bend, ORKOHD11
186Butte-BozemanKXLF22
187Lafayette, INWLFI44
188Grand Junction-MontroseKKCO
189LimaWLIO
190MeridianWTOK
191Twin FallsKMVT11
Charlottetown11
192Great FallsKRTV
193ParkersburgWTAP11
194Greenwood-GreenvilleWXVT-LD11
195San AngeloKLST
196Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, NEKGWN211
197EurekaKAEF
198MankatoKEYC-DT2
199Casper-RivertonKCWY22
200St. JosephKQTV
201Ottumwa-KirksvilleKTVO11
202VictoriaKXTS-LD
203FairbanksKATN
204Zanesville
205HelenaKXLH-LD
206Presque IsleWAGM
207JuneauKJUD
208AlpenaWBKB
209North PlatteKNPL-LD
210Glendive

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayersRegularCollegeTeachersTeen
Alabama1513002
Alaska22000
Alberta44000
Arizona1918010
Arkansas95130
British Columbia88000
California238221764
Colorado4644110
Connecticut2924023
Delaware97101
District of Columbia5858000
Florida5541734
Georgia3933303
Hawaii22000
Idaho55000
Illinois8376142
Indiana2725101
Iowa55000
Kansas22000
Kentucky1511121
Louisiana1514100
Maine1010000
Manitoba11000
Maryland6352443
Massachusetts7370120
Michigan4137031
Minnesota2120100
Mississippi65010
Missouri1714111
Montana33000
Nebraska77000
Nevada55000
New Brunswick11000
New Hampshire97011
New Jersey6153314
New Mexico98010
New York176168152
Newfoundland and Labrador11000
North Carolina2725002
North Dakota11000
Northwest Territories00000
Nova Scotia00000
Nunavut00000
Ohio3937002
Oklahoma1413100
Ontario2929000
Oregon2118021
Pennsylvania6461210
Prince Edward Island11000
Quebec00000
Rhode Island66000
Saskatchewan00000
South Carolina1111000
South Dakota21001
Tennessee2218121
Texas6555253
Utah1110010
Vermont98010
Virginia6460220
Washington5248031
West Virginia55000
Wisconsin117211
Wyoming43010
Yukon00000

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