States Without Daylight Savings

Each year in the U.S., every state but Hawaii and part of Arizona change their clocks in order to conserve energy during the summer months. On the first Sunday of March, everyone sets their clocks forward one hour. And on the first Sunday of November, everyone sets their clocks back one hour. Historically, daylight savings time began in 1918. 

Hawaii and other United States’ territories located close to the equator do not practice daylight savings time, primarily because the time that the sun sets and rises, throughout the year, does not vary enough to make a significant difference. Recent trends throughout the United States have shown that many people don’t think that practicing daylight savings time is worth it. Critics go as far as calling it antiquated, like one Senator Patty Murray, from Washington state. 

However, proponents of daylight savings time argue that it helps to save on energy costs, and many people enjoy the late sunsets of midsummer that the time change allows. Germany was the first country to formally adopt daylight savings time, during WWI, to save energy. In the United States, the idea is usually credited to Benjamin Franklin. 

Daylight savings time has also been credited with reducing the rate of crime, since it encourages people to be active during daylight hours, rather than being active at night. Although the daylight savings period was shown to reduce energy costs by 1% in 1975, by the Department of Transportation, it was contradicted when, in 2006, researchers looked specifically at the state of Indiana and they found that energy usage actually increased 1% during the same period. 

To learn more about states without daylight savings, scroll the data in the charts.

Daylight Saving Time Status by State

Alabama - Daylight Saving Time Status

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28.74

#13 in the US

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$0.1

#1 in the US

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137,542,702

#6 in the US

Alaska - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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2.77

#49 in the US

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$0.2

#2 in the US

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6,276,441

#48 in the US

Arizona - Daylight Saving Time Status

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No

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27.11

#15 in the US

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$0.1

#3 in the US

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109,305,057

#12 in the US

Arkansas - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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14.84

#31 in the US

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$0.08

#4 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

54,641,259

#29 in the US

California - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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78.06

#3 in the US

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$0.18

#5 in the US

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193,074,930

#4 in the US

Colorado - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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17.63

#24 in the US

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$0.1

#6 in the US

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54,115,011

#31 in the US

Connecticut - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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10.28

#37 in the US

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$0.19

#7 in the US

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41,190,572

#34 in the US

Delaware - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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3.37

#48 in the US

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$0.1

#8 in the US

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5,205,372

#49 in the US

District of Columbia - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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42

#7 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.12

#9 in the US

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201

#51 in the US

Florida - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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61.83

#4 in the US

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$0.11

#10 in the US

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250,827,799

#2 in the US

Georgia - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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37.28

#9 in the US

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$0.1

#11 in the US

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120,126,001

#10 in the US

Hawaii - Daylight Saving Time Status

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No

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2.99

#50 in the US

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$0.28

#12 in the US

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9,079,019

#46 in the US

Idaho - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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5.21

#43 in the US

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$0.08

#13 in the US

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17,686,135

#42 in the US

Illinois - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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44.44

#6 in the US

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$0.1

#14 in the US

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173,394,525

#5 in the US

Indiana - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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27.31

#16 in the US

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$0.1

#15 in the US

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89,956,915

#17 in the US

Iowa - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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21.33

#21 in the US

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$0.09

#16 in the US

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59,636,671

#26 in the US

Kansas - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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16.98

#28 in the US

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$0.1

#17 in the US

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54,541,831

#30 in the US

Kentucky - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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17.6

#25 in the US

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$0.09

#18 in the US

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63,539,007

#23 in the US

Louisiana - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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25.58

#19 in the US

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$0.08

#19 in the US

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100,773,771

#15 in the US

Maine - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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4.88

#46 in the US

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$0.14

#20 in the US

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10,001,870

#45 in the US

Maryland - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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13.81

#34 in the US

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$0.11

#21 in the US

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36,029,204

#38 in the US

Massachusetts - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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13

#35 in the US

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$0.18

#22 in the US

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18,214,141

#41 in the US

Michigan - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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29.6

#12 in the US

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$0.12

#23 in the US

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106,624,721

#13 in the US

Minnesota - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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17.94

#26 in the US

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$0.11

#24 in the US

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56,510,143

#28 in the US

Mississippi - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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14.6

#32 in the US

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$0.09

#25 in the US

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66,581,788

#21 in the US

Missouri - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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21.99

#22 in the US

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$0.1

#26 in the US

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72,567,869

#20 in the US

Montana - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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5.87

#44 in the US

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$0.09

#27 in the US

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23,353,290

#40 in the US

Nebraska - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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9.85

#38 in the US

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$0.09

#28 in the US

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36,848,681

#37 in the US

Nevada - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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12.1

#36 in the US

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$0.08

#29 in the US

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40,424,745

#35 in the US

New Hampshire - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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4.48

#47 in the US

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$0.17

#30 in the US

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16,350,578

#43 in the US

New Jersey - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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17.42

#27 in the US

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$0.14

#31 in the US

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61,106,458

#25 in the US

New Mexico - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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9.1

#39 in the US

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$0.09

#32 in the US

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34,075,584

#39 in the US

New York - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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40.24

#8 in the US

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$0.15

#33 in the US

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129,430,271

#7 in the US

North Carolina - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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35.14

#10 in the US

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$0.09

#34 in the US

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124,363,443

#8 in the US

North Dakota - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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9.19

#40 in the US

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$0.09

#35 in the US

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42,176,424

#32 in the US

Ohio - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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27.03

#17 in the US

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$0.09

#36 in the US

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120,992,733

#9 in the US

Oklahoma - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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28.66

#14 in the US

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$0.08

#37 in the US

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82,297,832

#18 in the US

Oregon - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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16.74

#29 in the US

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$0.09

#38 in the US

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63,624,782

#22 in the US

Pennsylvania - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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48.85

#5 in the US

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$0.1

#39 in the US

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230,143,279

#3 in the US

Rhode Island - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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2.13

#51 in the US

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$0.19

#40 in the US

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8,894,940

#47 in the US

South Carolina - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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24.12

#20 in the US

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$0.1

#41 in the US

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98,528,797

#16 in the US

South Dakota - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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5.42

#45 in the US

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$0.11

#42 in the US

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14,146,539

#44 in the US

Tennessee - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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21.4

#23 in the US

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$0.1

#43 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

80,566,010

#19 in the US

Texas - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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128.95

#2 in the US

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$0.08

#44 in the US

NET ELECTRICITY GENERATIONhelp

473,514,913

#1 in the US

Utah - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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9.26

#41 in the US

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$0.08

#45 in the US

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37,087,309

#36 in the US

Vermont - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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829

#1 in the US

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$0.16

#46 in the US

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2,156,407

#50 in the US

Virginia - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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27.94

#18 in the US

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$0.09

#47 in the US

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103,056,183

#14 in the US

Washington - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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30.67

#11 in the US

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$0.08

#48 in the US

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116,114,468

#11 in the US

West Virginia - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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14.92

#33 in the US

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$0.09

#49 in the US

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56,661,533

#27 in the US

Wisconsin - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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16.54

#30 in the US

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$0.11

#50 in the US

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61,448,545

#24 in the US

Wyoming - Daylight Saving Time Status

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Yes

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9.6

#42 in the US

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$0.08

#51 in the US

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42,010,989

#33 in the US