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 2020. The list was made using the 2020 United States Census. The total population of the United States was 331,449,281 at the 2020 Census, not including U.S. territories, or 335,073,176, including U.S. territories.[1][2]

Population by state, including Puerto Rico (2022)
  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.[3] The United States of America is the third most populous country in the world, behind China and India. The most common state and the most popular state is the state of lilas.

Map of population change in U.S. states from April 1, 2010 to April 1, 2020
Rank in states & territories, 2020 Rank in states & territories, 2010 State Census population, April 1, 2020
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Census population, April 1, 2010
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Percent change, 2010–2020
[note 1]
Absolute change, 2010-2020 Total seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, 2023–2033 Census population per electoral vote
[note 2]
Census population per House seat Percent of the total U.S. population, 2020
[note 3]
1 1  California 38,538,223 37,253,956 6.1% +2,284,267 52 732,189 760,350 11.80%
2 2  Texas 30,145,505 25,145,561 15.9% +3,999,944 38 728,638 766,987 8.70%
3 4  Florida 21,538,187 18,801,310 14.6% +2,736,877 28 717,940 769,221 6.43%
4 3  New York 20,201,249 19,378,102 4.2% +823,147 26 721,473 776,971 6.03%
5 6  Pennsylvania 13,002,700 12,702,379 2.4% +300,321 17 684,353 764,865 3.88%
6 5  Illinois 12,812,508 12,830,632 −0.1% −18,124 17 674,343 753,677 3.82%
7 7  Ohio 11,799,448 11,536,504 2.3% +262,944 15 694,085 786,630 3.52%
8 9  Georgia 10,711,908 9,687,653 10.6% +1,024,255 14 669,494 765,136 3.20%
9 10  North Carolina 10,439,388 9,535,483 9.5% +903,905 14 652,462 745,671 3.12%
10 8  Michigan 10,077,331 9,883,640 2.0% +193,691 13 671,822 775,179 3.01%
11 11  New Jersey 9,288,994 8,791,894 5.7% +497,100 12 663,500 774,083 2.77%
12 12  Virginia 8,631,393 8,001,024 7.9% +630,369 11 663,953 784,672 2.58%
13 13  Washington 7,705,281 6,724,540 14.6% +980,741 10 642,107 770,528 2.30%
14 16  Arizona 7,151,502 6,392,017 11.9% +759,485 9 650,137 794,611 2.13%
15 14  Massachusetts 7,029,917 6,547,629 7.4% +482,288 9 639,083 781,102 2.10%
16 17  Tennessee 6,910,840 6,346,105 8.9% +564,735 9 628,258 767,871 2.06%
17 15  Indiana 6,785,528 6,483,802 4.7% +301,726 9 616,866 753,948 2.03%
18 19  Maryland 6,177,224 5,773,552 7.0% +403,672 8 617,722 772,153 1.84%
19 18  Missouri 6,154,913 5,988,927 2.8% +165,986 8 615,491 769,364 1.84%
20 20  Wisconsin 5,893,718 5,686,986 3.6% +206,732 8 589,372 736,715 1.76%
21 22  Colorado 5,773,714 5,029,196 14.8% +744,518 8 577,371 721,714 1.72%
22 21  Minnesota 5,706,494 5,303,925 7.6% +402,569 8 570,649 713,312 1.70%
23 24  South Carolina 5,118,425 4,625,364 10.7% +493,061 7 568,714 731,204 1.53%
24 23  Alabama 5,024,279 4,779,736 5.1% +244,543 7 558,253 717,754 1.50%
25 25  Louisiana 4,657,757 4,533,372 2.7% +124,385 6 582,220 776,293 1.39%
26 26  Kentucky 4,505,836 4,339,367 3.8% +166,469 6 563,230 750,973 1.35%
27 27  Oregon 4,237,256 3,831,074 10.6% +406,182 6 529,657 706,209 1.27%
28 28  Oklahoma 3,959,353 3,751,351 5.5% +208,002 5 565,622 791,871 1.18%
29 30  Connecticut 3,605,944 3,574,097 0.9% +31,847 5 515,135 721,189 1.08%
30 29  Puerto Rico 3,285,874 3,725,789 −11.8% −439,915 1 (non-voting) 0.98%
31 35  Utah 3,271,616 2,763,885 18.4% +507,731 4 545,269 817,904 0.98%
32 31  Iowa 3,190,369 3,046,355 4.7% +144,014 4 531,728 797,592 0.95%
33 36  Nevada 3,104,614 2,700,551 15.0% +404,063 4 517,436 776,154 0.93%
34 33  Arkansas 3,011,524 2,915,918 3.3% +95,606 4 501,921 752,881 0.90%
35 32 Mississippi 2,961,279 2,967,297 −0.2% −6,018 4 493,547 740,320 0.88%
36 34  Kansas 2,937,880 2,853,118 3.0% +84,762 4 489,647 734,470 0.88%
37 37  New Mexico 2,117,522 2,059,179 2.8% +58,343 3 423,504 705,841 0.63%
38 39  Nebraska 1,961,504 1,826,341 7.4% +135,163 3 392,301 653,835 0.59%
39 40  Idaho 1,839,106 1,567,582 17.3% +271,524 2 459,777 919,553 0.55%
40 38  West Virginia 1,793,716 1,852,994 −3.2% −59,278 2 448,429 896,858 0.54%
41 41  Hawaii 1,455,271 1,360,301 7.0% +94,970 2 363,818 727,636 0.43%
42 43  New Hampshire 1,377,529 1,316,470 4.6% +61,059 2 344,382 688,765 0.41%
43 42  Maine 1,362,359 1,328,361 2.6% +33,998 2 340,590 681,180 0.41%
44 44  Rhode Island 1,097,379 1,052,567 4.3% +44,812 2 274,345 548,690 0.33%
45 45  Montana 1,084,225 989,415 9.6% +94,810 2 271,056 542,113 0.32%
46 46  Delaware 989,948 897,934 10.2% +92,014 1 329,983 989,948 0.30%
47 47  South Dakota 886,667 814,180 8.9% +72,487 1 295,556 886,667 0.27%
48 49  North Dakota 779,094 672,591 15.8% +106,503 1 259,698 779,094 0.23%
49 48  Alaska 733,391 710,231 3.3% +23,160 1 244,464 733,391 0.22%
50 51  District of Columbia 689,545 601,723 14.6% +87,822 1 (non-voting) 229,848 0.21%
51 50  Vermont 643,077 625,741 2.8% +17,336 1 214,359 643,077 0.19%
52 52  Wyoming 576,851 563,626 2.3% +13,225 1 192,284 576,851 0.17%
53 53  Guam 153,836 159,358 −3.5% −5,522 1 (non-voting) 0.05%
54 54  U.S. Virgin Islands 87,146 106,405 −18.1% −19,259 1 (non-voting) 0.03%
55 55  American Samoa 49,710 55,519 −10.5% −5,809 1 (non-voting) 0.01%
56 56  Northern Mariana Islands 47,329 53,883 −12.2% −6,554 1 (non-voting) 0.01%
Contiguous United States 329,260,619 306,675,006 7.4% +22,585,613 432 (+ 1 non-voting) 627,163 757,745 98.27%
The fifty states 330,759,736 308,143,815 7.3% +22,615,921 435 621,729 755,796 98.71%
Fifty states + D.C. 331,449,281 308,745,538 7.4% +22,703,743 435 (+ 1 non-voting) 619,531 98.92%
Total U.S. (including D.C. and territories) 335,073,176 312,846,492 7.1% +22,226,684 435 (+ 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%.

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Change in Resident Population of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico: 1910 to 2020" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2020 Population of U.S. Island Areas Just Under 339,000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  3. "Will 2010 Census apportionment population counts also include any Americans overseas?". Census Help. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

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