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List of U.S. states by population

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This is a list of United States of America states by population as of 2019. The list was made using the 2019 Census estimates taken by the United States Census Bureau. The total population of the United States was 330,150,668 at the December 2019 Census.

Population by state, including Puerto Rico (2015)
     550k–2.8M      2.8M–5.28M      5.28M–8.26M      8.26M–11.6M      11.6M–19.6M      19.6M–26.5M      26.5M–38.4M      38.4M+

These numbers include all people other than people just visiting: These include citizens, non-citizen permanent residents and non-citizen long-term visitors. People in the military who are working in other countries and their families are counted in their home state.[1] The United States of America is the third most populous country in the world, behind China and India.

Map of population change in U.S. states from April 5, 2010 to July 1, 2017
Rank in states & territories, 2019 Rank in states & territories, 2010 State Population estimate, July 1, 2019
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Census population, April 1, 2010
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Percent change, 2010–2019
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Absolute change, 2010-2019 Total seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, 2013–2023 Estimated population per electoral vote, 2019
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Estimated population per House seat, 2019 Census population per House seat, 2010 Percent of the total U.S. population, 2018
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1 1  California 39,512,223 37,254,523 6.1% +2,257,700 53 718,404 745,514 702,885 11.96%
2 2  Texas 28,995,881 25,145,561 15.3% +3,850,320 36 763,050 805,441 698,503 8.68%
3 4  Florida 21,477,737 18,801,310 14.2% +2,676,427 27 740,611 795,472 696,468 6.44%
4 3  New York 19,453,561 19,378,102 0.4% +75,459 27 670,812 720,502 717,707 5.91%
5 6  Pennsylvania 12,801,989 12,702,379 0.8% +99,610 18 640,099 711,222 705,715 3.87%
6 5  Illinois 12,671,821 12,830,632 -1.2% −158,811 18 633,591 703,990 712,864 3.85%
7 7  Ohio 11,689,100 11,536,504 1.3% +152,596 16 649,394 730,569 721,032 3.53%
8 9  Georgia 10,617,423 9,687,653 9.6% +929,770 14 663,589 758,387 691,975 3.18%
9 10  North Carolina 10,488,084 9,535,483 10.0% +952,601 13 699,206 806,776 733,498 3.14%
10 8  Michigan 9,986,857 9,883,640 1.0% +103,217 14 624,179 713,347 705,974 3.02%
11 11  New Jersey 8,882,190 8,791,894 1.0% +90,296 12 634,442 740,183 732,658 2.69%
12 12  Virginia 8,535,519 8,001,024 6.7% +534,495 11 656,578 775,956 727,366 2.58%
13 13  Washington 7,614,893 6,724,540 13.2% +890,353 10 634,574 751,489 672,454 2.28%
14 16  Arizona 7,278,717 6,392,017 13.9% +886,700 9 661,702 808,746 710,224 2.17%
15 14  Massachusetts 6,949,503 6,547,629 5.3% +344,874 9 626,591 765,834 727,514 2.09%
16 17  Tennessee 6,833,174 6,346,105 7.6% +483,069 9 620,834 758,797 705,123 2.05%
17 15  Indiana 6,732,219 6,483,802 3.8% +248,417 9 612,020 748,024 720,422 2.02%
18 18  Missouri 6,137,428 5,988,927 2.5% +148,501 8 613,743 767,179 748,615 1.85%
19 19  Maryland 6,045,680 5,773,552 4.7% +272,128 8 604,568 755,710 721,694 1.83%
20 20  Wisconsin 5,822,434 5,686,986 2.4% +135,448 8 582,243 727,804 710,873 1.76%
21 22  Colorado 5,758,736 5,029,196 14.5% +729,540 7 639,860 822,677 720,704 1.72%
22 21  Minnesota 5,639,632 5,303,925 6.3% +335,707 8 563,963 704,954 662,991 1.70%
23 24  South Carolina 5,148,714 4,625,364 11.3% +523,350 7 572,079 735,531 660,766 1.54%
24 23  Alabama 4,903,185 4,779,736 2.6% +123,449 7 544,798 700,455 682,819 1.48%
25 25  Louisiana 4,648,794 4,533,372 2.5% +115,422 6 581,099 774,799 755,562 1.41%
26 26  Kentucky 4,467,673 4,339,367 3.0% +128,306 6 558,459 744,612 723,228 1.35%
27 27  Oregon 4,217,737 3,831,074 10.1% +386,663 5 602,534 843,547 766,215 1.27%
28 28  Oklahoma 3,956,971 3,751,351 5.5% +205,620 5 565,282 791,394 750,270 1.19%
29 30  Connecticut 3,565,287 3,574,097 -0.2% −8,810 5 509,327 713,057 714,824 1.08%
30 35  Utah 3,205,958 2,763,885 16.0% +442,073 4 534,326 801,490 690,972 0.96%
31 29  Puerto Rico 3,193,694 3,725,789 -14.3% −532,095 1 (non-voting) 3,193,694 3,725,789 0.97%
32 31  Iowa 3,155,070 3,046,355 3.6% +108,715 4 525,845 788,768 761,717 0.95%
33 36  Nevada 3,080,156 2,700,551 14.1% +379,605 4 513,359 770,039 675,173 0.92%
34 33  Arkansas 3,017,825 2,915,918 3.5% +101,886 4 502,967 754,451 728,990 0.91%
35 32 Mississippi 2,976,149 2,967,297 0.3% +8,852 4 496,024 744,037 742,026 0.90%
36 34  Kansas 2,913,314 2,853,118 2.1% +60,196 4 485,552 728,329 713,280 0.88%
37 37  New Mexico 2,096,829 2,059,179 1.8% +37,650 3 419,366 698,943 686,393 0.63%
38 39  Nebraska 1,934,408 1,826,341 5.9% +108,067 3 386,882 644,803 608,780 0.58%
39 40  Idaho 1,787,065 1,567,582 14.0% +219,483 2 446,516 893,033 783,826 0.53%
40 38  West Virginia 1,792,147 1,852,994 -3.3% −60,847 3 358,435 597,391 617,670 0.55%
41 41  Hawaii 1,415,872 1,360,301 4.1% +55,571 2 353,968 707,936 680,151 0.43%
42 43  New Hampshire 1,359,711 1,316,470 3.3% +43,241 2 339,928 679,856 658,233 0.41%
43 42  Maine 1,344,212 1,328,361 1.2% +15,851 2 336,053 672,106 664,181 0.40%
44 45  Montana 1,068,778 989,415 8.0% +79,363 1 356,259 1,068,778 989,417 0.32%
45 44  Rhode Island 1,059,361 1,052,567 0.6% +6,794 2 264,840 529,681 526,466 0.32%
46 46  Delaware 973,764 897,934 8.4% +75,830 1 324,588 973,764 897,934 0.29%
47 47  South Dakota 884,659 814,180 8.7% +70,479 1 294,886 884,659 814,180 0.27%
48 49  North Dakota 762,062 672,591 13.3% +89,471 1 254,021 762,062 672,591 0.23%
49 48  Alaska 731,545 710,231 3.0% +21,314 1 243,848 731,545 710,231 0.22%
50 51  District of Columbia 705,749 601,723 17.3% +104,026 1 (non-voting) 235,250 0.21%
51 50  Vermont 623,989 625,741 -0.3% -1,752 1 207,996 623,989 625,741 0.19%
52 52  Wyoming 578,759 563,626 2.7% +15,133 1 192,920 578,759 563,626 0.17%
53 53  Guam 165,718 159,358[4] 4.0% +6,360 1 (non-voting) 0.05%
54 54  U.S. Virgin Islands 104,914 106,405[5] -1.4% −1,491 1 (non-voting) 0.03%
55 55  American Samoa 55,641 55,519[6] 0.22% +122 1 (non-voting) 0.02%
56 56  Northern Mariana Islands 55,194 53,883[7] 2.4% +1,311 1 (non-voting) 0.02%
Contiguous United States 325,386,357 306,675,006 6.2% +19,011,351 432 616,262 753,209 708,285 98.38%
The fifty states 327,533,795 308,143,836 6.3% +19,389,959 435 612,213 752,951 708,405 99.02%
Fifty states + D.C. 328,300,544 308,745,538 6.3% +19,493,985 435 (+ 1 non-voting) 610,111 99.24%
Total U.S. (including D.C. and territories) 331,814,684 312,846,492 5.7% +17,897,562 435 (+ 6 non-voting) 100.00%
  1. This figure for each state compares to a national increase of 5.97%.
  2. Each state has a number of votes in the Electoral College equal to two more than its number of representatives in the U.S. House, while DC is granted 3 electoral votes. The Electoral College is used to elect the President and Vice President of the United States.
  3. Because of rounding of the individual percentages, the entries in this column may not sum to 100%.

ReferencesEdit

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