Texas is also much larger. The District of Columbia, or informally known as Washington, D.C., is the capital of the United States. Oklahoma City, the state capital, is the largest city in the state, with a population of 661,614, while Tulsa is the second-largest, with a population of 403,045. The 35th largest state in the union is Virginia. Idahoâs sparse population can be attributed to the Rocky Mountains and expansive lakes, as well as Hellâs Canyon, which is deeper than the Grand Canyon at 7,900 feet. Montana is the only US state to share borders with three Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. They have all seen decreases in population since 2010, with Holt County seeing the most dramatic decline at -10.4%. This estimate actually represents a 0.27% decrease from the 2018 estimate of 1,420,491. Arkansas, with a name derived from the Siouan Quapaw Indians, is a landlocked state with diverse geography spanning the mountainous regions of the Ozarks to the forests of the Arkansas Timberlands, to the lowlands of the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. One resident who was interviewed said that the median home price in Santa Cruz was $827,000; she was planning a move to upstate New York’s Niagara County, where median home prices were in the neighborhood of $150 to $155K. The next largest is Nashville, with 654,610 residents. In 2019, Washington, D.C. had the highest population density in the United States, with 11,570 people per square mile. Las Vegas is the 28th most populated city in the United States and is famous for its hotels, casinos, shopping centers, and fine dining. KSBW News reported that from 2007 to 2016, around one million decided to relocate. Delaware, the smallest state second only to Rhode Island, is home to less than one million individuals. The estimated population in 2019 was 1.06 million, making it larger than seven other states in the country. This figure reveals that Wisconsin had a growth rate of 1.5% in the last census in the US in 2010 and the 2019 census. Since 2010, the population of Texas has increased by over 15%! As such, even the areas with populations below 100 inhabitants are considered cities in North Dakota. The main reason is the high cost of living, especially skyrocketing home costs. Oklahoma is the 19th largest state in land area, covering 68,667 square miles, and for every square mile in the state, there is an average of 55 people. By population, it is the 49th largest and the 45th largest by area size. Though Pennsylvania has a small land surface area, its population density is relatively high, as most of the Eastern states. Many of the residents leaving the city do not actually leave the state; they move to the suburbs, though the figures do undeniably show some residents leaving the state altogether. The last confirmed population numbers were in 2010âs census, with a population of 5,310,843, indicating a population growth of 6.5%. It is bordered by Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Lake Erie, and Ontario. Other states with negative population growths include Louisiana, Connecticut, Kansas, West Virginia, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Alaska. These are Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. Most of New Jerseyâs population lives in counties near New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore. Massachusetts alone makes up for about 2.09% of the U.S. population, making it the most populous of the New England states and the fastest growing one as well. If California were a country, it would have the eighth largest economy in the world and the 36th highest population! Kansas City, Missouriâs largest city, is the sixth-largest city in the Midwest and has an estimated population of about 501,094. Only three of Vermontâs nine incorporated cities have more than 10,000, the largest being Burlington with over 42,000 residents, followed by South Burlington with 18,791 people. Population density: According to U.S. Census Bureau data, Floridaâs population density is a whopping 400.52 people per square mile, making it the eighth most densely populated state. States that have a lot of tech jobs that employ young people, such as Washington State and California, are experiencing higher-than-average population growth. There are eight major islands in Hawaii: Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe. Tennesseeâs 2019 population is estimated to be 6,833,793, an increase from the 2010 Census which reported 6.34 million. Many citing high taxes and an unfriendly attitude towards businesses from the government. Arizona has seen significant growth since the 2010 census, with figures demonstrating a 13.54% growth rate. It is the eighth-most populated state in the US with a current estimate of 10.63 million residents, surpassing Michiganâs rank as number eight and representing approximately 3.2% of the American populace. California accounts for 12% of the population of the United States. The smallest town in the state is Salley, with only 430 inhabitants. A small number of the population lives in rural areas, and the rural culture of Nevada is incredibly different from that of the metropolitan areas such as Reno and Las Vegas. Estimates taken in July of 2015 showed that West Virginia might be losing residents. The â¦ Connecticutâs decrease in growth rate has been gradual, though the population has shrunk from 3,579,125 in 2010 to 3,567,871 in 2019. It is the 25th largest state in the United States in terms of population. The 36th largest state in the country is Tennessee, which sits in the southeastern part of the US. Wyoming is the least populated state in the United States followed by Vermont & Alaska. New Jersey is one of the original thirteen colonies. Puerto Rico, Spanish for ârich portâ and officially the âCommonwealth of Puerto Rico,â is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. California is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Baja California and is on the Western coast of the US, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. King and Pierce, with communities of 2,188,649 and 876,764 people, respectively, are the most populated counties in the state. The census of 2010 showed a community of 5,686,986, and the population for 2019 is 5.83 million. The state covers just 1,545 square miles, which means the population density is an impressive 1,022 people per square mile. The only area more densely populated in the country is the District of Columbia, which is not technically a state. ; the United States population is equivalent to 4.25% of the total world population. Vermont, however, does make good use of its tiny surface area. Its population density is above average at around 185 people per square mile, with the average being around 87. The remaining four counties have shown declines in population of 1.31%, 0.73%, 0.76%, and 2.34% respectively. Though Memphis is the largest city, Nashville has a metropolitan area population of 1,757,912, compared to the Memphis metropolitan areaâs population of 1,341,746. Like most states on the East coast, South Carolina is densely populated in comparison to its size. Out of a community of nearly 20 million, almost half of them reside in New York City, making it roughly equal to the entire population of New Jersey. However, Casper is close behind with 60,285 people while Laramie is the third most populated city in Wyoming with 32,158 people. As the tenth-largest state in square miles, Wyoming has the smallest population at just 567,025. Alaska is called “The Last Frontier,” and with good reason: Though it is the largest, almost half of it is also unpopulated. The only states smaller than New Jersey are Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Hawaii in terms of landmass. See all the states (and Washington D.C.) and their populations as of 2017 via the US Census Information. Areas with populations of up to 300 are classified as villages, and Mississippi has one named Satartia with only 55 inhabitants. It is currently the ninth most densely populated state in the country, with a density of 286 people per square mile. Alaska is the fourth least-populated state, with a population of 710,231. The total area of Illinois is over 57,900 square miles with a population density of 230 people per square mile, though most of the population is heavily concentrated in the northeastern area of the state, in the metropolitan area of Chicago. It is actually the most populated state on the East Coast and the fourth most populated state in the country. 39% of California state residents are Latino, Less than 1% are Pacific Islander or American Indian. The demographics of the state reflect 64.1% as non-Hispanic white and 14.8% as Native American. As of 2011, with an estimated population of 1.2 billion, India is the world's second most populous country after the People's Republic of China.India occupies 2.4% of the world's area and is home to 17.5% of the world's population. The largest city is Charleston, which is also state capital, with 49,736 residents; following Charleston is Huntington with 48,638 people and Parkersburg at a count of 30,991. By far, the most populous state in the United States is California. States in South and West Growing the Fastest The U.S. population grew by 0.6 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018 and the five fastest-growing states were all in the South and West. Next in line is Texas, which has about 29 million residents; however, Texas has a growth rate of 1.34% per year, while Californiaâs growth rate is less than half of that at 0.48%. The population density in the state of Florida, which is 404 people per square mile, is over 4.5 times the national average. The U.S. Government owns a lot of the state’s land, meaning that they control its mining, logging, and grazing. The United States, which is home to a population of over 300 million people, has many large cities with populations in excess of a million. The 2019 estimated population in the state is approximately 12.81 million residents, making it the sixth most populated state in the country. Hawaii is the fourth-fastest shrinking state with a population growth of -0.55%. When the United States was founded on July 4, 1776, there were 13 original colonies. At the start of the 1900s, there were only two million people here. Nevadaâs current population estimate is 3,087,025, indicating a growth of 14.23% from 2010âs census numbers. When the United States was founded on July 4, 1776, there were: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts (included Maine at the time) New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia. However, the county with the most significant decline was Martin County with a decrease of 12.31%, though its population is only 11,323 and not likely to profoundly impact the overall state population. Missouri does also have a higher rural population than average, with approximately a third of its inhabitants living in rural areas. The largest city by population is Seattle, which has an estimated population of 684,451 people. The state of Alaska is one of 11 that have seen a decline in its growth in its 2019 population, though its overall growth since the 2010 census indicates an increase of approximately 3.06% from 713,906 people. This is more than any other state in the country; New York was second at 23 percent. The U.S. States are all quite different from each other. The states come in all different sizes and shapes. It may not have the size, but it makes up for it in population size and density. It has sparse rainfall, wide valleys and plans, flat, treeless basins, and rugged, high terrains. The natural geography of the state plays a significant role in this; the mountain ranges and vast forest areas make the area unsuitable for major settlement. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina with a population of 827,097 residents, making it almost exactly the same population size as South Dakota. The latest census estimates the population of Arizona to be around 7,275,070 people in 2019, indicating a growth rate of about 1.44% from the 2018 population of 7,171,646 people. Floridaâs many beaches and warm climate make it the state a trendy spot for vacations and those who want to live in that matter all year long. The state is bordered by Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and the Gulf of Mexico. The main factor contributing to this is that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the United States. Because the stateâs economy is mainly agriculture-based, Iowaâs farmlands are in high demand. The largest city in the state is Manchester, which is also the largest city in northern New England, with a population of 111,826. It has just over 1,200 residents and consists almost entirely of islands connected by causeways. In 2010, the last nationwide census revealed that, for the first time in the state of Virginiaâs history, it had exceeded 8 million in population, Virginiaâs 2019 estimated population of 8.57 million, is a 380,000 increase over that number. Though its economic development has led to population growth and reduced unemployment, its population is estimated only to be 760,900 people. Counties with 6 or fewer people per square mile are designated as frontier counties, and forty-six of Montanaâs fifty-six counties fall into this category. States Ranked by Population Density (people per square mile of land area) See the Area Measurement section of the U.S. Censusâs Census 2000 Geographic Definitions page for definitions of Size, Land Area, and Water Area. Although the rate of growth has slowed, it certainly has not stopped. The census of 2015 estimated Vermontâs population to be 626,042; it is on this estimate that the 2019 population of Vermont is estimated to be 627,180, which is only slightly higher than the 625,741 population in 2010. New Jersey is bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean and is situated on the northeastern edge of the United States. Though Hawaii is small, it is a beautiful and desirable land, which accounts for its high population density: 221 people per square mile across its 10,931 square miles. The state has seven counties under 5,000 residents: Worth County, Mercer County, Knox County, and Holt County. This figure is surprising considering the state is ranked 48th out of 50 for smallest area. The Sunshine State is so loved that the census projections for 2020 place the Floridian population at over 22 million. Unfortunately, due to a failing automobile-based economy, Detroit has been experiencing urban decay at an exponential rate. As the U.S. Constitution specifies, the way to become a state is to first become a territory. Located nearly in the center of the United States, Kansas is estimated to have a population of approximately 2.9 million people. Though North Carolinaâs total landmass places it in the lower middle half of the rankings, its population density is impressive: there is an average of 196 people for every square mile, making North Carolina the 15th most densely populated state in the nation. This figure indicates over 15% growth since the 2010 census estimate of 18,845,785 people. Although the decennial census collects a variety of information that has been used in demographic studies, marketing, and other enterprises, the purpose of the census as stated in the Constitution is to produce an "actual enumeration" of the number of persons in the states in order to calâ¦ The most recent estimates that Alabamaâs 2019 population has grown an additional 0.21% to 4,898,246 people. New Hampshire is one of the six New England states in the northeastern United States. Wyoming sits in the central, northwestern sector of the U.S., it is the 10th largest state in the U.S. due to its 97,813 square miles of surface space, and however, its population of 572,381 is the lowest of any state in the union. It is also the seventh smallest state by landmass and the tenth least populated state. Providence Countyâs population is estimated to be 646,084 people, and this county is the only one that has shown growth from 2018 to 2019. The largest city in South Carolina is Charleston, with a population of 140,178, followed closely by the capital, Columbia, with a population of 135,299. Thatâs a larger population than the entire state of Hawaii! [As you might know, the United States is divided into 50 States. Situated in the far northwestern corner of the United States is Washington State, a population of 7,666,343 and 7,299 square miles in terms of surface area, making Washington the 18th largest state in the US. Despite the capital being Baton Rouge, the city of New Orleans is the largest regarding both population and area size. 65% of Oklahoma residents live within the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas, with both being among the largest cities in the United States. This figure makes Oklahoma the 35th most densely populated state in the country. Surrounded by the Great Lakes, Michigan is a Midwestern state and the only U.S. state to consist of two peninsulas. Sitting along the US-Mexico border in the South Central part of the country is the largest of the 48 states, Texas. Montgomery, the state capital, has shown slow yet consistent growth in population and currently is home to approximately 205,000 people. With an estimated 6.06 million people, Maryland is the 19th most populated state in the U.S. over a mere 9,774 square miles. The population of Maine is estimated to be 1,342,097 people, up about 1.09% from the 2010 census estimate. Largest Cities: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas. The state does have an extremely high population density for its size, however; its 737 people per square mile are far above the average 87 per square mile. Michiganâs population is somewhat dense, with an average of 177 people per square mile, making it the 20th most densely populated state. Harris County has a whopping 4,652,980 people while Dallas County is close behind with 2,618,148 residents. It covers 68,886 square miles and has an estimated population of 6,147,861 people, providing an approximate population density near the national average of 87 people per square mile. South Carolina, located on the southeastern tip of the United States, is one of the smallest states in the country. Spokane is the second most populous, falling far behind Seattle with a population of just 213,272. New York City, the nationâs most populated city, is actually over 33 times larger than the second-largest city in New York, Buffalo. Third-place Florida has around 7.5 million less than Texas and is much more diminutive in size than either. The state has 99 counties and is the 31st most populated state in the U.S, though it is the 23rd largest state by landmass. The harsh terrain and climate as well as the vast Rocky Mountain range are most likely the rationale for this figure. This page features all the files containing Vintage 2019 state population totals and components of change. Utahâs estimated population for 2019 is 3.22 million, a significant increase from the 2.76 million residents that were counted in 2010. 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