Season 37 Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from

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The main table includes all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! in 2020-21. Thus, they don't take into account:

Beginning in Week 3, Jeopardy! revived the practice of allowing contestants to be introduced as "originally from" a location other than their current residence, which had been ended in 2016. At least for now, this table will not separate out based on the style of introduction; wherever a player is billed as being from, that's what ends up in the table.

What's here:

(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 Randy Majors for a Google Maps adaptation containing county lines.)

The tables below reflect updated market size estimates for 2020–21; those figures are larger for all markets on account of Nielsen updating its methodology to account for broadband-only (BBO) homes.

Updated through Week 34 of Season 37 (2021-05-07).

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayers
2Los AngelesKABC86
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO37
1New YorkWABC24
3ChicagoWLS11
9Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA9
27San DiegoKNSD9
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ8
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK8
21Portland, ORKATU8
4PhiladelphiaWPVI7
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE6
15DetroitWDIV6
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV6
40Las VegasKLAS5
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO4
Toronto / Hamilton3
7AtlantaWXIA3
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO3
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD3
33Columbus, OHWBNS3
46Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC3
121Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY3
16DenverKDVR2
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH2
49LouisvilleWLKY2
65DaytonWDTN2
78Portland-AuburnWMTW2
81MadisonWMTV2
87SyracuseWSYT2
115LansingWILX2
124Monterey-SalinasKSBW2
125BakersfieldKBAK2
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA1
8HoustonKTRK1
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP1
17Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV1
18Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG1
Puerto Rico1
26PittsburghWPXI1
29NashvilleWZTV1
31San AntonioKENS1
35Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS1
38AustinKXAN1
39West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF1
41Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT1
42Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-YorkWHP1
48Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE1
50New OrleansWVUE1
London / Waterloo / Wingham1
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI1
53BuffaloWIVB1
56Richmond-PetersburgWRIC1
59Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV1
61TulsaKTUL1
63LexingtonWKYT1
66SpokaneKHQ1
80ToledoWTOL1
82Colorado Springs-PuebloKKTV1
93El Paso (Las Cruces)KDBC1
94Baton RougeWBRZ1
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ1
110Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)KLTV1
113EugeneKVAL1
123Peoria-BloomingtonWMBD1
135Columbia-Jefferson CityKOMU1
141Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson (Williston)KFYR1
142TopekaKTKA1
146Palm SpringsKMIR1
149Wichita Falls & LawtonKAUZ1
160GainesvilleWGFL1
161MissoulaKPAX1
167BillingsKTVQ1
171UticaWKTV1
176HarrisonburgWHSV1
183MarquetteWLUC-DT21
184Bend, ORKOHD1
188Lafayette, INWLFI1

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayers
California146
New York19
Illinois11
Michigan11
New Jersey11
Virginia11
Oregon9
Arizona8
Massachusetts8
Ohio8
Pennsylvania7
Texas7
Minnesota6
Florida5
Nevada5
Washington5
North Carolina4
Ontario4
Colorado3
Georgia3
Kentucky3
Connecticut2
Indiana2
Louisiana2
Maine2
Maryland2
Montana2
Wisconsin2
Arkansas1
District of Columbia1
Idaho1
Kansas1
Missouri1
New Mexico1
North Dakota1
Oklahoma1
Puerto Rico1
Rhode Island1
Tennessee1
Vermont1

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