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STATE Abbr. Population Land Area Pop. Density Land Area Pop. Density
(Sq Kms) (Sq Kms) (Sq Miles) (Sq Miles)
1 New Jersey NJ 8,682,661 19,209.94             451.99 7,417          1,170.64
2 Rhode Island RI 1,050,788 2,706.54             388.24 1,045          1,005.54
3 Massachusetts MA 6,497,967 20,305.51             320.01 7,840             828.82
4 Connecticut CT 3,501,252 12,548.49             279.02 4,845             722.65
5 Maryland MD 5,633,597 25,314.54             222.54 9,774             576.39
6 Delaware DE 873,092 5,060.84             172.52 1,954             446.82
7 New York NY 19,490,297 122,283.70             159.39 47,214             412.81
8 Florida FL 18,328,340 139,760.29             131.14 53,927             339.87
9 Ohio OH 11,485,910 106,054.83             108.30 40,948             280.50
10 Pennsylvania PA 12,448,279 116,075.50             107.24 44,817             277.76
11 California CA 36,756,666 403,931.96               91.00 155,959             235.68
12 Illinois IL 12,901,563 143,961.90               89.62 55,584             232.11
13 Hawaii HI 1,288,198 16,635.49               77.44 6,423             200.56
14 Virginia VA 7,769,089 102,547.99               75.76 39,594             196.22
15 North Carolina NC 9,222,414 126,160.91               73.10 48,711             189.33
16 Indiana IN 6,376,792 92,895.10               68.65 35,867             177.79
17 Michigan MI 10,003,422 147,121.68               67.99 56,804             176.10
18 Georgia GA 9,685,744 149,975.85               64.58 57,906             167.27
19 Tennessee TN 6,214,888 106,751.54               58.22 41,217             150.78
20 South Carolina SC 4,479,800 77,981.95               57.45 30,109             148.79
21 New Hampshire NH 1,315,809 23,227.01               56.65 8,968             146.72
22 Kentucky KY 4,269,245 102,895.05               41.49 39,728             107.46
23 Wisconsin WI 5,627,967 140,662.25               40.01 54,310             103.63
24 Louisiana LA 4,410,796 112,825.06               39.09 43,562             101.25
25 Washington WA 6,549,224 172,348.17               38.00 66,544                98.42
26 Texas TX 24,326,974 678,051.12               35.88 261,797                  92.92
27 Alabama AL 4,661,900 131,426.36               35.47 50,744             91.87
28 Missouri MO 5,911,605 178,413.92               33.13 68,886                  85.82
29 West Virginia WV 1,814,468 62,361.73               29.10 24,078                75.36
30 Vermont VT 621,270 23,957.39               25.93 9,250                67.16
31 Minnesota MN 5,220,393 206,188.95               25.32 79,610                65.57
32 Mississippi MS 2,938,618 121,488.57               24.19 46,907             62.65
33 Arizona AZ 6,500,180 294,313.30               22.09 113,635                57.20
34 Arkansas AR 2,855,390 134,856.00               21.17 52,068             54.84
35 Iowa IA 3,002,555 144,700.05               20.75 55,869             53.74
36 Oklahoma OK 3,642,361 177,846.71               20.48 68,667                53.04
37 Colorado CO 4,939,456 268,628.39               18.39 103,718                47.62
38 Maine ME 1,316,456 79,932.21               16.47 30,862             42.66
39 Oregon OR 3,790,060 268,631.09               14.11 95,997                39.48
40 Kansas KS 2,802,134 211,899.88               13.22 81,815                34.25
41 Utah UT 2,736,424 212,751.98               12.86 82,144                33.31
42 Nevada NV 2,600,167 284,448.03                 9.14        109,826                23.68
43 Nebraska NE 1,783,432 199,097.57                 8.96 76,872                23.20
44 Idaho ID 1,523,816 214,313.75                 7.11 82,747                18.42
45 New Mexico NM 1,984,356 314,310.60                 6.31        121,356                16.35
46 South Dakota SD 804,194 196,541.25                 4.09 75,885                10.60
47 North Dakota ND 641,481 178,647.02                 3.59 68,976                  9.30
48 Montana MT 967,440 376,977.95                 2.57        145,552                  6.65
49 Wyoming WY 532,668 251,487.85                 2.12 97,100                  5.49
50 Alaska AK 686,293 1,481,346.00                 0.46 571,951                  1.20
TOTAL 303,467,891 9,181,859.76 36.92 3,537,379 95.66
Data Sources: Note: For a current (and more realistic view) of U.S. State populations
we use the latest 2012 projections for each state from the U.S. Census Bureau.