U.S. State Flag U.S. States Populations, Land Area, and Population Density

Land area, population, and population density vary widely between states across the country. Average land area of each state is 63,142 square miles. The average population in each state is 5,763,868 people. Average population density 434.9 people per square mile.

California has the highest population in the country, Alaska has the largest land area, and the District of Columbia has the smallest land area and highest population density in the country.

Population Density Calculation

Population Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area

The table below is fully sortable by population, land area, and density. Click on the table headers to sort the table. Data used in this section is from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 population estimates — the most recent data available.

State Population Land Area (sq mi) Density (people per sq mi)
California flag California 38,803,000 (1st) 155,779.03 (3rd) 249.1 (17th)
Texas flag Texas 26,957,000 (2nd) 261,231.59 (2nd) 103.2 (32nd)
Florida flag Florida 19,893,000 (3rd) 53,624.55 (26th) 371.0 (13th)
New York flag New York 19,746,000 (4th) 47,126.45 (30th) 419.0 (12th)
Illinois flag Illinois 12,881,000 (5th) 55,518.76 (24th) 232.0 (18th)
Pennsylvania flag Pennsylvania 12,787,000 (6th) 44,742.66 (32nd) 285.8 (14th)
Ohio flag Ohio 11,594,000 (7th) 40,860.79 (35th) 283.7 (15th)
Georgia flag Georgia 10,097,000 (8th) 57,513.37 (21st) 175.6 (24th)
North Carolina flag North Carolina 9,944,000 (9th) 48,617.96 (29th) 204.5 (21st)
Michigan flag Michigan 9,910,000 (10th) 56,538.85 (22nd) 175.3 (23rd)
New Jersey flag New Jersey 8,938,000 (11th) 7,354.08 (46th) 1,215.4 (2nd)
Virginia flag Virginia 8,326,000 (12th) 39,490.13 (36th) 210.8 (20th)
Washington flag Washington 7,062,000 (13th) 66,455.49 (20th) 106.3 (31st)
Massachusetts flag Massachusetts 6,745,000 (14th) 7,800.03 (45th) 864.8 (5th)
Arizona flag Arizona 6,731,000 (15th) 113,593.91 (6th) 59.3 (39th)
Indiana flag Indiana 6,597,000 (16th) 35,826.02 (38th) 184.1 (22nd)
Tennessee flag Tennessee 6,549,000 (17th) 41,234.92 (34th) 158.8 (26th)
Missouri flag Missouri 6,064,000 (18th) 68,741.60 (18th) 88.2 (34th)
Maryland flag Maryland 5,976,000 (19th) 9,707.38 (42nd) 615.7 (10th)
Wisconsin flag Wisconsin 5,758,000 (20th) 54,157.76 (25th) 106.3 (30th)
Minnesota flag Minnesota 5,457,000 (21st) 79,626.59 (14th) 68.5 (37th)
Colorado flag Colorado 5,356,000 (22nd) 103,641.75 (8th) 51.7 (43rd)
Alabama flag Alabama 4,849,000 (23rd) 50,645.39 (28th) 95.8 (33rd)
South Carolina flag South Carolina 4,832,000 (24th) 30,060.74 (40th) 160.8 (25th)
Louisiana flag Louisiana 4,650,000 (25th) 43,204.04 (33rd) 107.6 (29th)
Kentucky flag Kentucky 4,413,000 (26th) 39,486.27 (37th) 111.8 (28th)
Oregon flag Oregon 3,970,000 (27th) 95,988.05 (10th) 41.4 (45th)
Oklahoma flag Oklahoma 3,878,000 (28th) 68,594.88 (19th) 56.5 (40th)
Connecticut flag Connecticut 3,597,000 (29th) 4,842.49 (48th) 742.7 (8th)
Puerto Rico flag Puerto Rico 3,548,000 (30th) 3,423.95 (49th) 1,036.3 (3rd)
Iowa flag Iowa 3,107,000 (31st) 55,856.99 (23rd) 55.6 (42nd)
Mississippi flag Mississippi 2,994,000 (32nd) 46,923.36 (31st) 63.8 (38th)
Arkansas flag Arkansas 2,966,000 (33rd) 52,035.35 (27th) 57.0 (41st)
Utah flag Utah 2,943,000 (34th) 82,169.46 (12th) 35.8 (47th)
Kansas flag Kansas 2,904,000 (35th) 81,758.64 (13th) 35.5 (46th)
Nevada flag Nevada 2,839,000 (36th) 109,781.15 (7th) 25.9 (48th)
New Mexico flag New Mexico 2,086,000 (37th) 121,298.19 (5th) 17.2 (51st)
Nebraska flag Nebraska 1,882,000 (38th) 76,824.26 (15th) 24.5 (49th)
West Virginia flag West Virginia 1,850,000 (39th) 24,038.32 (41st) 77.0 (35th)
Idaho flag Idaho 1,634,000 (40th) 82,643.20 (11th) 19.8 (50th)
Hawaii flag Hawaii 1,420,000 (41st) 6,422.81 (47th) 221.0 (19th)
Maine flag Maine 1,330,000 (42nd) 30,842.99 (39th) 43.1 (44th)
New Hampshire flag New Hampshire 1,327,000 (43rd) 8,952.55 (44th) 148.2 (27th)
Rhode Island flag Rhode Island 1,055,000 (44th) 1,033.98 (51st) 1,020.5 (4th)
Montana flag Montana 1,024,000 (45th) 145,545.78 (4th) 7.0 (54th)
Delaware flag Delaware 936,000 (46th) 1,948.66 (50th) 480.1 (11th)
South Dakota flag South Dakota 853,000 (47th) 75,811.13 (16th) 11.3 (53rd)
North Dakota flag North Dakota 739,000 (48th) 69,000.67 (17th) 10.7 (52nd)
Alaska flag Alaska 737,000 (49th) 570,640.61 (1st) 1.3 (56th)
District Of Columbia flag District Of Columbia 659,000 (50th) 61.00 (56th) 10,801.5 (1st)
Vermont flag Vermont 627,000 (51st) 9,216.64 (43rd) 68.0 (36th)
Wyoming flag Wyoming 584,000 (52nd) 97,093.07 (9th) 6.0 (55th)
Guam flag Guam 161,000 (53rd) 209.65 (52nd) 767.8 (7th)
Virgin Islands flag Virgin Islands 104,000 (54th) 134.36 (54th) 775.1 (6th)
American Samoa flag American Samoa 55,000 (55th) 76.45 (55th) 713.6 (9th)
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands 51,000 (56th) 182.24 (53rd) 282.6 (16th)
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