List of U.S. states by population density

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Map of states showing population density

This is a list of the 50 U.S. states, ordered by population density. The data is from the 2000 U.S. Census.

Rank State Population density
(per sq. mi)
Population density
(per km²)
1 New Jersey 1134.4 438.00
2 Rhode Island 1003.2 387.35
3 Massachusetts 809.8 312.68
4 Connecticut 702.9 271.40
5 Maryland 541.9 209.23
6 New York 501.9 195.18
7 Delaware 401.1 154.87
8 Florida 296.4 114.43
9 Ohio 277.3 107.05
10 Pennsylvania 274.0 105.80
11 Illinois 223.4 86.27
12 California 217.1 83.85
13 Hawaii 188.6 72.83
14 Virginia 178.8 69.03
15 Michigan 175.0 67.55
16 Indiana 169.5 65.46
17 North Carolina 165.2 63.80
18 Georgia 141.4 54.59
19 Tennessee 138.0 53.29
20 New Hampshire 137.8 53.20
21 South Carolina 133.2 51.45
22 Louisiana 102.6 39.61
23 Kentucky 101.7 39.28
24 Wisconsin 98.8 38.13
25 Washington 88.6 34.20
26 Alabama 87.6 33.84
27 Missouri 81.2 31.36
U.S. Average 80.7 31.17
28 Texas 79.6 30.75
29 West Virginia 75.1 29.00
30 Vermont 65.8 25.41
31 Minnesota 61.8 23.86
32 Mississippi 60.6 23.42
33 Iowa 52.4 20.22
34 Arkansas 51.3 19.82
35 Oklahoma 50.3 19.40
36 Arizona 45.2 17.43
37 Colorado 41.5 16.01
38 Maine 41.3 15.95
39 Oregon 35.6 13.76
40 Kansas 32.9 12.69
41 Utah 27.2 10.50
42 Nebraska 22.3 8.60
43 Nevada 18.2 7.03
44 Idaho 15.6 6.04
45 New Mexico 15.0 5.79
46 South Dakota 9.9 3.84
47 North Dakota 9.3 3.59
48 Montana 6.2 2.39
49 Wyoming 5.1 1.96
50 Alaska 1.1 0.42

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