List of U.S. states by population density

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This is a list of the 50 U.S. states, territories, and U.S. Census Bureau divisions and regions ordered by population density. The data is from the 2013 estimate of population by the United States Census Bureau.

Population density for states, divisions, regions and territories[change | change source]

Legend
Division totals – 9 divisions for 50 States and DC
Region totals – 4 regions ( 2 or 3 divisions each)
Individual territories
Total U.S. Territorries
50 States + DC and District of Colombia
Divisions & regions as defined by U.S. Census Bureau
Last col. shows larger region which contains entity in col. 2
Population density for states, divisions, regions and territories
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n
k
State/Territory/
Division/Region
Dens.
/sqmi
Dens.
/sqkm
Geog.
sort
--  District of Columbia 10,588.8 4,088.4 SAtl
1  New Jersey 1,210.1 467.2 MdAtl
1  Puerto Rico 1,055.9 407.7 Terr.
2  Rhode Island 1,017.1 392.7 NEng
--     Territories 991.0 382.6 USA
3  Massachusetts 858.0 331.3 NEng
2  U.S. Virgin Islands 792.2 305.9 Terr.
3  Guam 759.6 293.3 Terr.
4  Connecticut 742.6 286.7 NEng
4  American Samoa 726.1 280.4 Terr.
5  Maryland 610.8 235.8 SAtl
6  Delaware 475.1 183.4 SAtl
7  New York 417.0 161.0 MdAtl
1     Mid-Atlantic 416.5 160.8 NEast
8  Florida 364.6 140.8 SAtl
1     Northeast 345.5 133.4 USA
5  Northern Mariana Islands 295.5 114.1 Terr.
9  Pennsylvania 285.5 110.2 MdAtl
10  Ohio 283.2 109.3 ENC
11  California 246.1 95.0 Pac
2     New England 233.2 90.0 NEast
3     South Atlantic 233.1 90.0 South
12  Illinois 232.0 89.6 ENC
13  Hawaii 218.6 84.4 Pac
14  Virginia 209.2 80.8 SAtl
15  North Carolina 202.6 78.2 SAtl
4     East North Central 192.1 74.2 MWest
16  Indiana 183.4 70.8 ENC
17  Michigan 175.0 67.6 ENC
18  Georgia 173.7 67.1 SAtl
19  South Carolina 158.8 61.3 SAtl
20  Tennessee 157.5 60.8 ESC
21  New Hampshire 147.8 57.1 NEng
2     South 136.3 52.6 USA
22  Kentucky 111.3 43.0 ESC
23  Louisiana 107.1 41.3 WSC
24  Wisconsin 106.0 40.9 ENC
5     East South Central 105.0 40.5 South
25  Washington 104.9 40.5 Pac
26  Texas 101.2 39.1 WSC
27  Alabama 95.4 36.9 ESC
3     Midwest 90.0 34.7 USA
--  50 States + DC 89.5 34.6 NAmer
6     West South Central 89.1 34.4 South
28  Missouri 87.9 33.9 WNC
29  West Virginia 77.1 29.8 SAtl
30  Minnesota 68.1 26.3 WNC
31  Vermont 68.0 26.3 NEng
32  Mississippi 63.7 24.6 ESC
33  Arizona 58.3 22.5 Mtn
7     Pacific 57.4 22.2 West
34  Arkansas 56.9 22.0 WSC
35  Oklahoma 56.1 21.7 WSC
36  Iowa 55.3 21.4 WNC
37  Colorado 50.8 19.6 Mtn
38  Maine 43.1 16.6 NEng
4     West 42.4 16.4 USA
8     West North Central 41.1 15.9 MWest
39  Oregon 40.9 15.8 Pac
40  Kansas 35.4 13.7 WNC
41  Utah 35.3 13.6 Mtn
9     Mountain 26.7 10.3 West
42  Nevada 25.4 9.8 Mtn
43  Nebraska 24.3 9.4 WNC
44  Idaho 19.5 7.5 Mtn
45  New Mexico 17.2 6.6 Mtn
46  South Dakota 11.1 4.3 WNC
47  North Dakota 10.5 4.0 WNC
48  Montana 7.0 2.7 Mtn
49  Wyoming 6.0 2.3 Mtn
50  Alaska 1.3 0.5 Pac

Population density - showing population and land area in square miles[change | change source]

Legend
Division totals – 9 divisions for 50 States and DC
Region totals – 4 regions ( 2 or 3 divisions each)
Individual territories
Total U.S. Territorries
50 States + DC and District of Colombia
Divisions & regions as defined by U.S. Census Bureau
Last col. shows larger region which contains entity in col. 2
Population, land area and population density /sqmi
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State/Territory/
Division/Region
2013
est.
pop.
Land
area
sqmi
Dens.
/sqmi
Geog.
sort
1  New Jersey 8,899,339 7,354 1,210.1 MdAtl
2  Rhode Island 1,051,511 1,034 1,017.1 NEng
3  Massachusetts 6,692,824 7,800 858.0 NEng
4  Connecticut 3,596,080 4,842 742.6 NEng
5  Maryland 5,928,814 9,707 610.8 SAtl
6  Delaware 925,749 1,949 475.1 SAtl
7  New York 19,651,127 47,126 417.0 MdAtl
8  Florida 19,552,860 53,625 364.6 SAtl
9  Pennsylvania 12,773,801 44,743 285.5 MdAtl
10  Ohio 11,570,808 40,861 283.2 ENC
11  California 38,332,521 155,779 246.1 Pac
12  Illinois 12,882,135 55,519 232.0 ENC
13  Hawaii 1,404,054 6,423 218.6 Pac
14  Virginia 8,260,405 39,490 209.2 SAtl
15  North Carolina 9,848,060 48,618 202.6 SAtl
16  Indiana 6,570,902 35,826 183.4 ENC
17  Michigan 9,895,622 56,539 175.0 ENC
18  Georgia 9,992,167 57,513 173.7 SAtl
19  South Carolina 4,774,839 30,061 158.8 SAtl
20  Tennessee 6,495,978 41,235 157.5 ESC
21  New Hampshire 1,323,459 8,953 147.8 NEng
22  Kentucky 4,395,295 39,486 111.3 ESC
23  Louisiana 4,625,470 43,204 107.1 WSC
24  Wisconsin 5,742,713 54,158 106.0 ENC
25  Washington 6,971,406 66,456 104.9 Pac
26  Texas 26,448,193 261,232 101.2 WSC
27  Alabama 4,833,722 50,645 95.4 ESC
28  Missouri 6,044,171 68,742 87.9 WNC
29  West Virginia 1,854,304 24,038 77.1 SAtl
30  Minnesota 5,420,380 79,627 68.1 WNC
31  Vermont 626,630 9,217 68.0 NEng
32  Mississippi 2,991,207 46,923 63.7 ESC
33  Arizona 6,626,624 113,594 58.3 Mtn
34  Arkansas 2,959,373 52,035 56.9 WSC
35  Oklahoma 3,850,568 68,595 56.1 WSC
36  Iowa 3,090,416 55,857 55.3 WNC
37  Colorado 5,268,367 103,642 50.8 Mtn
38  Maine 1,328,302 30,843 43.1 NEng
39  Oregon 3,930,065 95,988 40.9 Pac
40  Kansas 2,893,957 81,759 35.4 WNC
41  Utah 2,900,872 82,170 35.3 Mtn
42  Nevada 2,790,136 109,781 25.4 Mtn
43  Nebraska 1,868,516 76,824 24.3 WNC
44  Idaho 1,612,136 82,643 19.5 Mtn
45  New Mexico 2,085,287 121,298 17.2 Mtn
46  South Dakota 844,877 75,811 11.1 WNC
47  North Dakota 723,393 69,001 10.5 WNC
48  Montana 1,015,165 145,546 7.0 Mtn
49  Wyoming 582,658 97,093 6.0 Mtn
50  Alaska 735,132 570,641 1.3 Pac
1     Mid-Atlantic 41,324,267 99,223 416.5 NEast
2     New England 14,618,806 62,688 233.2 NEast
3     South Atlantic 61,783,647 265,062 233.1 South
4     East North Central 46,662,180 242,902 192.1 MWest
5     East South Central 18,716,202 178,290 105.0 South
6     West South Central 37,883,604 425,066 89.1 South
7     Pacific 51,373,178 895,286 57.4 West
8     West North Central 20,885,710 507,620 41.1 MWest
9     Mountain 22,881,245 855,767 26.7 West
1     Northeast 55,943,073 161,912 345.5 USA
2     South 118,383,453 868,418 136.3 USA
3     Midwest 67,547,890 750,523 90.0 USA
4     West 74,254,423 1,751,053 42.4 USA
--  District of Columbia 646,449 61 10,588.8 SAtl
--  50 States + DC 316,128,839 3,531,905 89.5 NAmer
1  Puerto Rico 3,615,086 3,424 1,055.9 Terr.
2  U.S. Virgin Islands 106,405 134 792.2 Terr.
3  Guam 159,358 210 759.6 Terr.
4  American Samoa 55,519 76 726.1 Terr.
5  Northern Mariana
     Islands
53,883 182 295.5 Terr.
--     Territories 3,990,251 4,027 991.0 USA

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