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Population of USA States

Here is an interactive list of U.S. States, including their (2012) populations and population densities, as well as land sizes and densities.

Alabama

  • Abbr: AL
  • Population: 4,822,023
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 131,426.36
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 35.47
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 50,744
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 91.87

Alaska

  • Abbr: AK
  • Population: 731,449
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 1,481,346.00
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 0.46
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 571,951
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 1.20

Arizona

  • Abbr: AZ
  • Population: 6,553,255
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 294,313.30
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 22.09
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 113,635
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 57.20

Arkansas

  • Abbr: AR
  • Population: 2,949,131
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 134,856.00
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 21.17
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 52,068
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 54.84

California

  • Abbr: CA
  • Population: 38,041,430
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 403,931.96
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 91.00
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 155,959
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 235.68

Colorado

  • Abbr: CO
  • Population: 5,187,582
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 268,628.39
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 18.39
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 103,718
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 47.62

Connecticut

  • Abbr: CT
  • Population: 3,590,347
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 12,548.49
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 279.02
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 4,845
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 722.65

Delaware

  • Abbr: DE
  • Population: 917,092
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 5,060.84
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 172.52
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 1,954
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 446.82

Florida

  • Abbr: FL
  • Population: 19,317,568
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 139,760.29
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 131.14
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 53,927
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 339.87

Georgia

  • Abbr: GA
  • Population: 9,919,945
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 149,975.85
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 64.58
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 57,906
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 167.27

Hawaii

  • Abbr: HI
  • Population: 1,392,313
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 16,635.49
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 77.44
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 6,423
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 200.56

Idaho

  • Abbr: ID
  • Population: 1,595,728
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 214,313.75
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 7.11
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 82,747
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 18.42

Illinois

  • Abbr: IL
  • Population: 12,875,255
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 143,961.90
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 89.62
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 55,584
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 232.11

Indiana

  • Abbr: IN
  • Population: 6,537,334
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 92,895.10
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 68.65
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 35,867
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 177.79

Iowa

  • Abbr: IA
  • Population: 3,074,186
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 144,700.05
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 20.75
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 55,869
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 53.74

Kansas

  • Abbr: KS
  • Population: 2,885,905
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 211,899.88
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 13.22
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 81,815
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 34.25

Kentucky

  • Abbr: KY
  • Population: 4,380,415
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 102,895.05
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 41.49
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 39,728
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 107.46

Louisiana

  • Abbr: LA
  • Population: 4,601,893
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 112,825.06
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 39.09
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 43,562
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 101.25

Maine

  • Abbr: ME
  • Population: 1,329,192
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 79,932.21
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 16.47
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 30,862
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 42.66

Maryland

  • Abbr: MD
  • Population: 5,884,563
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 25,314.54
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 222.54
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 9,774
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 576.39

Massachusetts

  • Abbr: MA
  • Population: 6,646,144
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 20,305.51
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 320.01
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 7,840
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 828.82

Michigan

  • Abbr: MI
  • Population: 9,883,360
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 147,121.68
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 67.99
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 56,804
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 176.10

Minnesota

  • Abbr: MN
  • Population: 5,379,139
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 206,188.95
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 25.32
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 79,610
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 65.57

Mississippi

  • Abbr: MS
  • Population: 2,984,926
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 121,488.57
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 24.19
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 46,907
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 62.65

Missouri

  • Abbr: MO
  • Population: 6,021,988
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 178,413.92
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 33.13
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 68,886
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 85.82

Montana

  • Abbr: MT
  • Population: 1,005,141
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 376,977.95
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 2.57
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 145,552
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 6.65

Nebraska

  • Abbr: NE
  • Population: 1,855,525
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 199,097.57
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 8.96
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 76,872
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 23.20

Nevada

  • Abbr: NV
  • Population: 2,758,931
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 284,448.03
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 9.14
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 109,826
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 23.68

New Hampshire

  • Abbr: NH
  • Population: 1,320,718
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 23,227.01
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 56.65
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 8,968
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 146.72

New Jersey

  • Abbr: NJ
  • Population: 8,864,590
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 19,209.94
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 451.99
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 7,417
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 1,170.64

New Mexico

  • Abbr: NM
  • Population: 2,085,538
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 314,310.60
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 6.31
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 121,356
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 16.35

New York

  • Abbr: NY
  • Population: 19,570,261
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 122,283.70
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 159.39
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 47,214
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 412.81

North Carolina

  • Abbr: NC
  • Population: 9,752,073
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 126,160.91
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 73.10
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 48,711
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 189.33

North Dakota

  • Abbr: ND
  • Population: 699,628
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 178,647.02
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 3.59
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 68,976
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 9.30

Ohio

  • Abbr: OH
  • Population: 11,544,225
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 106,054.83
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 108.30
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 40,948
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 280.50

Oklahoma

  • Abbr: OK
  • Population: 3,814,820
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 177,846.71
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 20.48
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 68,667
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 53.04

Oregon

  • Abbr: OR
  • Population: 3,899,353
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 268,631.09
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 14.11
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 95,997
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 39.48

Pennsylvania

  • Abbr: PA
  • Population: 12,763,536
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 116,075.50
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 107.24
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 44,817
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 277.76

Rhode Island

  • Abbr: RI
  • Population: 1,050,292
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 2,706.54
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 388.24
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 1,045
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 1,005.54

South Carolina

  • Abbr: SC
  • Population: 4,723,723
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 77,981.95
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 57.45
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 30,109
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 148.79

South Dakota

  • Abbr: SD
  • Population: 833,354
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 196,541.25
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 4.09
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 75,885
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 10.60

Tennessee

  • Abbr: TN
  • Population: 6,456,243
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 106,751.54<
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 58.22
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 41,217
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 150.78

Texas

  • Abbr: TX
  • Population: 26,059,203
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 678,051.12
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 35.88
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 261,797
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 92.92

Utah

  • Abbr: UT
  • Population: 2,855,287
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 212,751.98
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 12.86
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 82,144
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 33.31

Vermont

  • Abbr: VT
  • Population: 626,011
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 23,957.39
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 25.93
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 9,250
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 67.16

Virginia

  • Abbr: VA
  • Population: 8,185,867
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 102,547.99
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 75.76
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 39,594
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 196.22

Washington

  • Abbr: WA
  • Population: 6,897,012
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 172,348.17
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 38.00
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 66,544
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 98.42

West Virginia

  • Abbr: WV
  • Population: 1,855,413
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 62,361.73
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 29.10
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 24,078
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 75.36

Wisconsin

  • Abbr: WI
  • Population: 5,726,398
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 140,662.25
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 40.01
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 54,310
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 103.63

Wyoming

  • Abbr: WY
  • Population: 576,412
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 251,487.85
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 2.12
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 97,100
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 5.49

TOTAL

  • Population: 313,281,717
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 9,181,859.76
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 36.92
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 3,537,379
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 95.66

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