List of U.S. states by population

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Map of each state's population as of 2013
Map of states' populations (2010)

This is a list of United States of America states by population as of 2016. The list was made using the 2016 Census estimates taken by the United States Census Bureau. The total population of the United States was 308,745,538 at the 2010 Census, and was estimated to be 318,857,056 in July 2014.

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. The United States of America is the third most populous country in the world, behind China and India.

Rank in the fifty states, 2018 Rank in all states, federal district, and territories, 2010 State, federal district, or territory Population estimate, July 1, 2018[1] Census population, April 1, 2010 Percent increase from 2010-2018[note 1] Absolute change from 2010-2018 Total seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, 2013–2023 Estimated population per Senate Seat 2018 Estimated population per electoral vote, 2018[note 2] Estimated population per House seat, 2018 Census population per House seat, 2010 Percent of the total U.S. population, 2018[note 3]
1 1  California 39,557,045 37,252,895 6.19% 2,304,150 53 19,778,523 719,219 746,359 702,885 11.96%
2 2  Texas 28,701,845 25,146,105 14.14% 3,555,740 36 14,350,923 755,312 797,273 698,503 8.68%
3 4  Florida 21,299,325 18,804,623 13.27% 2,494,702 27 10,649,663 734,459 788,864 696,468 6.44%
4 3  New York 19,542,209 19,378,087 0.85% 164,122 27 9,771,105 673,869 723,786 717,707 5.91%
5 6  Pennsylvania 12,807,060 12,702,887 0.82% 104,173 18 6,403,530 640,353 711,503 705,715 3.87%
6 5  Illinois 12,741,080 12,831,549 -0.71% -90,469 18 6,370,540 637,054 707,838 712,864 3.85%
7 7  Ohio 11,689,442 11,536,725 1.32% 152,717 16 5,844,721 649,413 730,590 721,032 3.53%
8 9  Georgia 10,519,475 9,688,681 8.57% 830,794 14 5,259,738 657,467 751,391 691,975 3.18%
9 10  North Carolina 10,383,620 9,535,692 8.89% 847,928 13 5,191,810 692,241 798,740 733,498 3.14%
10 8  Michigan 9,998,915 9,884,129 1.13% 114,786 14 4,999,458 624,735 713,994 705,974 3.02%
11 11  New Jersey 9,032,873 8,791,936 2.74% 240,937 12 4,516,437 636,323 742,377 732,658 2.69%
12 12  Virginia 8,517,685 8,001,045 6.46% 516,640 11 4,258,843 655,207 774,335 727,366 2.58%
13 13  Washington 7,535,591 6,724,543 12.06% 811,048 10 3,767,796 627,966 753,559 672,454 2.28%
14 16  Arizona 7,171,646 6,392,307 12.19% 779,339 9 3,585,823 651,968 796,850 710,224 2.17%
15 14  Massachusetts 6,902,149 6,547,817 5.41% 354,332 9 3,451,075 627,468 766,905 727,514 2.09%
16 17  Tennessee 6,770,010 6,346,275 6.68% 423,735 9 3,385,005 615,455 752,223 705,123 2.05%
17 15  Indiana 6,691,878 6,484,229 3.20% 207,649 9 3,345,939 608,353 743,542 720,422 2.02%
18 18  Missouri 6,126,452 5,988,927 2.30% 137,525 8 3,063,226 612,645 765,807 748,615 1.85%
19 19  Maryland 6,042,718 5,773,785 4.66% 268,933 8 3,021,359 604,272 755,340 721,694 1.83%
20 20  Wisconsin 5,813,568 5,687,289 2.22% 126,279 8 2,906,784 581,357 726,696 710,873 1.76%
21 22  Colorado 5,695,564 5,029,324 13.25% 666,240 7 2,847,782 632,840 813,652 720,704 1.72%
22 21  Minnesota 5,611,179 5,303,925 5.79% 307,254 8 2,805,590 561,118 701,397 662,991 1.70%
23 24  South Carolina 5,084,127 4,625,401 9.92% 458,726 7 2,542,064 564,903 726,304 660,766 1.54%
24 23  Alabama 4,887,871 4,780,127 2.25% 107,744 7 2,443,936 543,097 698,267 682,819 1.48%
25 25  Louisiana 4,659,978 4,533,479 2.79% 126,499 6 2,329,989 582,497 776,663 755,562 1.41%
26 26  Kentucky 4,468,402 4,339,349 2.97% 129,008 6 2,234,201 558,550 744,734 723,228 1.35%
27 27  Oregon 4,190,713 3,831,073 9.39% 359,640 5 2,095,357 598,673 838,143 766,215 1.27%
28 28  Oklahoma 3,943,079 3,751,616 5.10% 191,463 5 1,971,540 563,297 788,616 750,270 1.19%
29 30  Connecticut 3,572,665 3,574,118 -0.04% -1,453 5 1,786,333 510,381 714,533 714,824 1.08%
29  Puerto Rico 3,195,153 3,726,157 -14.25% -531,004 1 (non-voting) 1,597,577 3,195,153 3,726,157 0.97%
30 35  Utah 3,161,105 2,763,888 14.37% 397,217 4 1,580,553 526,851 790,276 690,972 0.96%
31 31  Iowa 3,156,145 3,046,869 3.59% 109,276 4 1,578,073 526,024 789,036 761,717 0.95%
32 36  Nevada 3,034,392 2,700,691 12.36% 333,701 4 1,517,196 505,732 758,598 675,173 0.92%
33 33  Arkansas 3,013,825 2,915,958 3.36% 97,867 4 1,506,913 502,304 753,456 728,990 0.91%
34 32  Mississippi 2,986,530 2,968,103 0.62% 18,427 4 1,493,265 497,755 746,633 742,026 0.90%
35 34  Kansas 2,911,505 2,853,132 2.05% 58,373 4 1,455,753 485,251 727,876 713,280 0.88%
36 37  New Mexico 2,095,428 2,059,192 1.76% 36,236 3 1,047,714 419,086 698,476 686,393 0.63%
37 39  Nebraska 1,929,268 1,826,341 5.64% 102,927 3 964,634 385,854 643,089 608,780 0.58%
38 38  West Virginia 1,805,832 1,853,011 -2.55% -47,179 3 902,916 361,166 601,944 617,670 0.55%
39 40  Idaho 1,754,208 1,567,652 11.90% 186,556 2 877,104 438,552 877,104 783,826 0.53%
40 41  Hawaii 1,420,491 1,360,301 4.42% 60,190 2 710,246 355,123 710,246 680,151 0.43%
41 43  New Hampshire 1,356,458 1,316,466 3.04% 39,992 2 678,229 339,115 678,229 658,233 0.41%
42 42  Maine 1,338,404 1,328,361 0.76% 10,043 2 669,202 334,601 669,202 664,181 0.40%
43 45  Montana 1,062,305 989,417 7.37% 72,888 1 528,658 354,102 1,062,305 989,417 0.32%
44 44  Rhode Island 1,057,315 1,052,931 0.42% 4,384 2 531,153 264,329 528,658 526,466 0.32%
45 46  Delaware 967,171 897,936 7.71% 68,253 1 483,586 322,390 967,171 897,936 0.29%
46 47  South Dakota 882,235 814,191 8.36% 68,044 1 441,118 294,078 882,235 814,191 0.27%
47 49  North Dakota 760,077 672,591 13.01% 87,486 1 380,039 253,359 760,077 672,591 0.23%
48 48  Alaska 737,438 710,249 3.83% 27,189 1 368,719 245,813 737,438 710,249 0.22%
51  District of Columbia 702,455 601,767 16.73% 100,688 1 (non-voting) 234,152 0.21%
49 50  Vermont 626,299 625,745 0.09% 554 1 313,150 208,766 626,299 625,745 0.19%
50 52  Wyoming 577,737 563,767 2.48% 13,970 1 288,869 192,579 577,737 563,767 0.17%
53  Guam 165,718[2] 159,358[3] 3.99% 6,360 1 (non-voting) 0.05%
54  U.S. Virgin Islands 104,914[4] 106,405[5] -1.40% -1,491 1 (non-voting) 0.03%
55  American Samoa 55,641[6] 55,519[7] 0.22% 122 1 (non-voting) 0.02%
56  Northern Mariana Islands 55,194[8] 53,883[9] 2.43% 1,311 1 (non-voting) 0.02%
57  Wake Island 100 188 -46.81% -88 0 0.00%
58  Palmyra Atoll 20 20 0.00% 0 0 0.00%
59  Midway Atoll 40 0 inf - 0 0.00%
 Johnston Atoll 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%
 Baker Island 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%
 Howland Island 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%
 Jarvis Island 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%
 Kingman Reef 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%
Navassa Island 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00%
Contiguous United States 324,307,050 306,687,555 5.75% 17,619,495 432 (+ 1 non-voting) 748,977 708,285 98.05%
The fifty states 326,464,979 308,156,338 5.94% 18,308,641 435 747,184 708,376 98.71%
Fifty states + District of Columbia 327,167,434 308,758,105 5.96% 18,409,329 435 (+ 1 non-voting) 608,118 98.92%
Total U.S. (including District of Columbia and territories) 330,744,214 312,913,872 5.70% 17,830,342 435 (+ 6 non-voting) 100.00%
  1. This figure for each state compares to a national increase of 5.50%.
  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%.

References[change | change source]

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