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List of U.S. states by population density

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Map of states showing population density (2013)

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.

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Population density for states, divisions, regions and territoriesEdit

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
R
a
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 milesEdit

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
R
a
n
k
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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