World Population

US States by Population

The states and territories included in the US states by population for the United States include the recent entry of Washington DC of 51st state. The US census bureau taking into account of ethnicity, religion, and most other categories with the total population. The States was formed as a result of the American Revolution when the thirteen American colonies revolted against the rule of Great Britain, the U.S. States Constitution formed a new government after ending the war. At first, These thirteen colonies became the first 13 states as each ratified the Constitution. Delaware is the first state to ratify the Constitution in December 7, 1787. The United States is the third-most populous country in the world, with more than 332 million people by 2021. According to April 2020 Census data, Below are the 50 states in descending order of total population. California is the most populous US state with 37.25 million, followed by Texas is the most-second populous state in US with 29.14 million, Florida with 21.53 million and New York with 20 million. Other top states where the population crossed 10 million are Pennsylvania with 13 million and Illinois with 12.8 million, Ohio with 11.79 million, Georgia with 10.71 million, North Carolina with with 10.43 million and Michigan with 10 million. Wyoming is the least populous state with 576,851 people. The state with the largest population growth since the 2010 Census is Texas from 29,145,505 people to 3,999,944 people in 2020. The state with the fastest growing population since the 2010 Census is Utah with 3,271,616, an 18.4% of increase. Puerto Rico has a resident population of 3,285,874, down 11.8% from 3,725,789 in the 2010 Census. California accounts for 11.8% of the total U.S population in 2020, followed by Texas with 8.7%, Florida with 6.43% and New York with 6%. California's largest metropolitan area is Los Angeles Metro. The Texas largest metropolitan area is Dallas-Fort Worth, and Florida's Jacksonville, About a quarter of Florida population are Hispanics or Latinos and the New York City is the largest in New York State. The most densely populated state is New Jersey, followed by Puerto Rico (not a state) and Rhode Island.

State RankUS StatesPopulation 2020Population 2010US States by population percentage (2020)
1California39,538,22337,253,95611.80%
2Texas29,145,50525,145,5618.70%
3Florida21,538,18718,801,3106.43%
4New York20,201,24919,378,1026.03%
5Pennsylvania13,002,70012,702,3793.88%
6Illinois12,812,50812,830,6323.82%
7Ohio11,799,44811,536,5043.52%
8Georgia10,711,9089,687,6533.20%
9North Carolina10,439,3889,535,4833.12%
10Michigan10,077,3319,883,6403.01%
11New Jersey9,288,9948,791,8942.77%
12Virginia8,631,3938,001,0242.8%
13Washington7,705,2816,724,5402.30%
14Arizona7,151,5026,392,0172.13%
15Massachusetts7,029,9176,547,6292.10%
16Tennessee6,910,8406,346,1052.06%
17Indiana6,785,5286,483,8022.02%
18Maryland6,177,2245,773,5521.84%
19Missouri6,154,9135,988,9271.84%
20Wisconsin5,893,7185,686,9861.76%
21Colorado5,773,7145,029,1961.72%
22Minnesota5,706,4945,303,9251.70%
23South Carolina5,118,4254,625,3641.53%
24Alabama5,024,2794,779,7361.50%
25Louisiana4,657,7574,533,3721.39%
26Kentucky4,505,8364,339,3671.34%
27Oregon4,237,2563,831,0741.26%
28Oklahoma3,959,3533,751,3511.18%
29Connecticut3,605,9443,574,0971.08%
30Utah3,271,6162,763,8850.98%
31Iowa3,190,3693,046,3550.95%
32Nevada3,104,6142,700,5510.93%
33Arkansas3,011,5242,915,9180.90%
34Mississippi2,961,2792,967,2970.88%
35Kansas2,937,8802,853,1180.88%
36New Mexico2,117,5222,059,1790.63%
37Nebraska1,961,5041,826,3410.59%
38Idaho1,839,1061,567,5820.55%
39West Virginia1,793,7161,852,9940.54%
40Hawaii1,455,2711,360,3010.44%
41New Hampshire1,377,5291,316,4700.41%
42Maine1,362,3591,328,3610.41%
43Rhode Island1,097,3791,052,5670.33%
44Montana1,084,225989,4150.32%
45Delaware989,948897,9340.30%
46South Dakota886,667814,1800.26%
47North Dakota779,094672,5910.23%
48Alaska733,391710,2310.22%
49District of Columbia689,545601,7230.21%
50Vermont643,077625,7410.19%
51Wyoming576,851563,6260.17%
Total Resident Population331,449,281308,745,538
Puerto Rico3,285,8743,725,789
Total incl Puerto Rico334,735,155312,471,327

The U.S. Resident Population represents the total population living in the 50 states and District of Columbia (Washington, DC). The inhabitant population increased by 22,703,743 or 7.4% from 308,745,538 in 2010.

Regions of United States

There are four main regions,
Region 1: Northeast with New England and the Middle Atlantic region.
Region 2: Midwest with the East North Central and the West North Central region.
Region 3: South with 3 subdivisions: South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central.
Region 4: West with the Mountain and the Pacific regions.

Largest US state

Alaska is the largest state by area, located in pacific region with area 1,723,336 sq.km (665,384 sq. mi.), It's population is 733,391 in 2020, it is has the lowest population density of all of the states, with 1.3 persons per square mile. California is largest state in mainland US Pacific region and one of the three states in US mainland with a coastline at the Pacific Ocean. Florida is largest state in South Atlantic region. Maine is largest state in New England. Michigan is largest state in east north central. Minnesota is largest state in west north central. Montana is largest state in mountain region. New York is largest state in Middle Atlantic region. Texas is largest state in US mainland, and the second largest in the United States.

Population Change Data by States from 1910 to 2020

Population by States data from 1910 census to 2010 census are based on the resident population counts from each decennial census, which include all people living in the United States at the time of each census. Population change is the rate of change in population between decennial census years. While every census region grew considerably during the twentieth century, the South and West experienced the largest increases in population.
Census Year202020102000199019801970196019501940193019201910
United States331,449,281308,745,538281,421,906248,709,873226,545,805203,211,926179,323,175151,325,798132,165,129123,202,660106,021,56892,228,531
Percent Change7.4%9.7%13.2%9.8%11.5%13.3%18.5%14.5%7.3%16.2%15.0%21.0%
States by Population/Percent Change
Alabama5,024,2794,779,7364,447,1004,040,5873,893,8883,444,1653,266,7403,061,7432,832,9612,646,2482,348,1742,138,093
% Change5.1%7.5%10.1%3.8%13.1%5.4%6.7%8.1%7.1%12.7%9.8%16.9%
Alaska733,391710,231626,932550,043401,851300,382226,167128,64372,52459,27855,03664,356
% Change3.3%13.3%14.0%36.9%33.8%32.8%75.8%77.4%22.3%7.7%-14.5%1.2%
Arizona7,151,5026,392,0175,130,6323,665,2282,718,2151,770,9001,302,161749,587499,261435,573334,162204,354
% Change11.9%24.6%40.0%34.8%53.5%36.0%73.7%50.1%14.6%30.3%63.5%66.2%
Arkansas3,011,5242,915,9182,673,4002,350,7252,286,4351,923,2951,786,2721,909,5111,949,3871,854,4821,752,2041,574,449
% Change3.3%9.1%13.7%2.8%18.9%7.7%-6.5%-2.0%5.1%5.8%11.3%20.0%
California39,538,22337,253,95633,871,64829,760,02123,667,90219,953,13415,717,20410,586,2236,907,3875,677,2513,426,8612,377,549
% Change6.1%10.0%13.8%25.7%18.6%27.0%48.5%53.3%21.7%65.7%44.1%60.1%
Colorado5,773,7145,029,1964,301,2613,294,3942,889,9642,207,2591,753,9471,325,0891,123,2961,035,791939,629799,024
% Change14.8%16.9%30.6%14.0%30.9%25.8%32.4%18.0%8.4%10.2%17.6%48.0%
Connecticut3,605,9443,574,0973,405,5653,287,1163,107,5763,031,7092,535,2342,007,2801,709,2421,606,9031,380,6311,114,756
% Change0.9%4.9%3.6%5.8%2.5%19.6%26.3%17.4%6.4%16.4%23.9%22.7%
Delaware989,948897,934783,600666,168594,338548,104446,292318,085266,505238,380223,003202,322
% Change10.2%14.6%17.6%12.1%8.4%22.8%40.3%19.4%11.8%6.9%10.2%9.5%
District of Columbia689,545601,723572,059606,900638,333756,510763,956802,178663,091486,869437,571331,069
% Change14.6%5.2%-5.7%-4.9%-15.6%-1.0%-4.8%21.0%36.2%11.3%32.2%18.8%
Florida21,538,18718,801,31015,982,37812,937,9269,746,3246,789,4434,951,5602,771,3051,897,4141,468,211968,470752,619
% Change14.6%17.6%23.5%32.7%43.6%37.1%78.7%46.1%29.2%51.6%28.7%42.4%
Georgia10,711,9089,687,6538,186,4536,478,2165,463,1054,589,5753,943,1163,444,5783,123,7232,908,5062,895,8322,609,121
% Change10.6%18.3%26.4%18.6%19.0%16.4%14.5%10.3%7.4%0.4%11.0%17.7%
Hawaii1,455,2711,360,3011,211,5371,108,229964,691768,561632,772499,794423,330368,336255,912191,909
% Change7.0%12.3%9.3%14.9%25.5%21.5%26.6%18.1%14.9%43.9%33.4%24.6%
Idaho1,839,1061,567,5821,293,9531,006,749943,935712,567667,191588,637524,873445,032431,866325,594
% Change17.3%21.1%28.5%6.7%32.5%6.8%13.3%12.1%17.9%3.0%32.6%101.3%
Illinois12,812,50812,830,63212,419,29311,430,60211,426,51811,113,97610,081,1588,712,1767,897,2417,630,6546,485,2805,638,591
% Change-0.1%3.3%8.6%0.0%2.8%10.2%15.7%10.3%3.5%17.7%15.0%16.9%
Indiana6,785,5286,483,8026,080,4855,544,1595,490,2245,193,6694,662,4983,934,2243,427,7963,238,5032,930,3902,700,876
% Change4.7%6.6%9.7%1.0%5.7%11.4%18.5%14.8%5.8%10.5%8.5%7.3%
Iowa3,190,3693,046,3552,926,3242,776,7552,913,8082,824,3762,757,5372,621,0732,538,2682,470,9392,404,0212,224,771
% Change4.7%4.1%5.4%-4.7%3.2%2.4%5.2%3.3%2.7%2.8%8.1%-0.3%
Kansas2,937,8802,853,1182,688,4182,477,5742,363,6792,246,5782,178,6111,905,2991,801,0281,880,9991,769,2571,690,949
% Change3.0%6.1%8.5%4.8%5.2%3.1%14.3%5.8%-4.3%6.3%4.6%15.0%
Kentucky4,505,8364,339,3674,041,7693,685,2963,660,7773,218,7063,038,1562,944,8062,845,6272,614,5892,416,6302,289,905
% Change3.8%7.4%9.7%0.7%13.7%5.9%3.2%3.5%8.8%8.2%5.5%6.6%
Louisiana4,657,7574,533,3724,468,9764,219,9734,205,9003,641,3063,257,0222,683,5162,363,8802,101,5931,798,5091,656,388
% Change2.7%1.4%5.9%0.3%15.5%11.8%21.4%13.5%12.5%16.9%8.6%19.9%
Maine1,362,3591,328,3611,274,9231,227,9281,124,660992,048969,265913,774847,226797,423768,014742,371
% Change2.6%4.2%3.8%9.2%13.4%2.4%6.1%7.9%6.2%3.8%3.5%6.9%
Maryland6,177,2245,773,5525,296,4864,781,4684,216,9753,922,3993,100,6892,343,0011,821,2441,631,5261,449,6611,295,346
% Change7.0%9.0%10.8%13.4%7.5%26.5%32.3%28.6%11.6%12.5%11.9%9.0%
Massachusetts7,029,9176,547,6296,349,0976,016,4255,737,0375,689,1705,148,5784,690,5144,316,7214,249,6143,852,3563,366,416
% Change7.4%3.1%5.5%4.9%0.8%10.5%9.8%8.7%1.6%10.3%14.4%20.0%
Michigan10,077,3319,883,6409,938,4449,295,2979,262,0788,875,0837,823,1946,371,7665,256,1064,842,3253,668,4122,810,173
% Change2.0%-0.6%6.9%0.4%4.4%13.4%22.8%21.2%8.5%32.0%30.5%16.1%
Minnesota5,706,4945,303,9254,919,4794,375,0994,075,9703,804,9713,413,8642,982,4832,792,3002,563,9532,387,1252,075,708
% Change7.6%7.8%12.4%7.3%7.1%11.5%14.5%6.8%8.9%7.4%15.0%18.5%
Mississippi2,961,2792,967,2972,844,6582,573,2162,520,6382,216,9122,178,1412,178,9142,183,7962,009,8211,790,6181,797,114
% Change-0.2%4.3%10.5%2.1%13.7%1.8%0.0%-0.2%8.7%12.2%-0.4%15.8%
Missouri6,154,9135,988,9275,595,2115,117,0734,916,6864,676,5014,319,8133,954,6533,784,6643,629,3673,404,0553,293,335
% Change2.8%7.0%9.3%4.1%5.1%8.3%9.2%4.5%4.3%6.6%3.4%6.0%
Montana1,084,225989,415902,195799,065786,690694,409674,767591,024559,456537,606548,889376,053
% Change9.6%9.7%12.9%1.6%13.3%2.9%14.2%5.6%4.1%-2.1%46.0%54.5%
Nebraska1,961,5041,826,3411,711,2631,578,3851,569,8251,483,4931,411,3301,325,5101,315,8341,377,9631,296,3721,192,214
% Change7.4%6.7%8.4%0.5%5.8%5.1%6.5%0.7%-4.5%6.3%8.7%11.8%
Nevada3,104,6142,700,5511,998,2571,201,833800,493488,738285,278160,083110,24791,05877,40781,875
% Change15.0%35.1%66.3%50.1%63.8%71.3%78.2%45.2%21.1%17.6%-5.5%93.4%
New Hampshire1,377,5291,316,4701,235,7861,109,252920,610737,681606,921533,242491,524465,293443,083430,572
% Change4.6%6.5%11.4%20.5%24.8%21.5%13.8%8.5%5.6%5.0%2.9%4.6%
New Jersey9,288,9948,791,8948,414,3507,730,1887,364,8237,168,1646,066,7824,835,3294,160,1654,041,3343,155,9002,537,167
% Change5.7%4.5%8.9%5.0%2.7%18.2%25.5%16.2%2.9%28.1%24.4%34.7%
New Mexico2,117,5222,059,1791,819,0461,515,0691,302,8941,016,000951,023681,187531,818423,317360,350327,301
% Change2.8%13.2%20.1%16.3%28.2%6.8%39.6%28.1%25.6%17.5%10.1%67.6%
New York20,201,24919,378,10218,976,45717,990,45517,558,07218,236,96716,782,30414,830,19213,479,14212,588,06610,385,2279,113,614
% Change4.2%2.1%5.5%2.5%-3.7%8.7%13.2%10.0%7.1%21.2%14.0%25.4%
North Carolina10,439,3889,535,4838,049,3136,628,6375,881,7665,082,0594,556,1554,061,9293,571,6233,170,2762,559,1232,206,287
% Change9.5%18.5%21.4%12.7%15.7%11.5%12.2%13.7%12.7%23.9%16.0%16.5%
North Dakota779,094672,591642,200638,800652,717617,761632,446619,636641,935680,845646,872577,056
% Change15.8%4.7%0.5%-2.1%5.7%-2.3%2.1%-3.5%-5.7%5.3%12.1%80.8%
Ohio11,799,44811,536,50411,353,14010,847,11510,797,63010,652,0179,706,3977,946,6276,907,6126,646,6975,759,3944,767,121
% Change2.3%1.6%4.7%0.5%1.4%9.7%22.1%15.0%3.9%15.4%20.8%14.7%
Oklahoma3,959,3533,751,3513,450,6543,145,5853,025,2902,559,2292,328,2842,233,3512,336,4342,396,0402,028,2831,657,155
% Change5.5%8.7%9.7%4.0%18.2%9.9%4.3%-4.4%-2.5%18.1%22.4%109.7%
Oregon4,237,2563,831,0743,421,3992,842,3212,633,1052,091,3851,768,6871,521,3411,089,684953,786783,389672,765
% Change10.6%12.0%20.4%7.9%25.9%18.2%16.3%39.6%14.2%21.8%16.4%62.7%
Pennsylvania13,002,70012,702,37912,281,05411,881,64311,863,89511,793,90911,319,36610,498,0129,900,1809,631,3508,720,0177,665,111
% Change2.4%3.4%3.4%0.1%0.6%4.2%7.8%6.0%2.8%10.5%13.8%21.6%
Rhode Island1,097,3791,052,5671,048,3191,003,464947,154946,725859,488791,896713,346687,497604,397542,610
% Change4.3%0.4%4.5%5.9%0.0%10.1%8.5%11.0%3.8%13.7%11.4%26.6%
South Carolina5,118,4254,625,3644,012,0123,486,7033,121,8202,590,5162,382,5942,117,0271,899,8041,738,7651,683,7241,515,400
% Change10.7%15.3%15.1%11.7%20.5%8.7%12.5%11.4%9.3%3.3%11.1%13.1%
South Dakota886,667814,180754,844696,004690,768665,507680,514652,740642,961692,849636,547583,888
% Change8.9%7.9%8.5%0.8%3.8%-2.2%4.3%1.5%-7.2%8.8%9.0%45.4%
Tennessee6,910,8406,346,1055,689,2834,877,1854,591,1203,923,6873,567,0893,291,7182,915,8412,616,5562,337,8852,184,789
% Change8.9%11.5%16.7%6.2%17.0%10.0%8.4%12.9%11.4%11.9%7.0%8.1%
Texas29,145,50525,145,56120,851,82016,986,51014,229,19111,196,7309,579,6777,711,1946,414,8245,824,7154,663,2283,896,542
% Change15.9%20.6%22.8%19.4%27.1%16.9%24.2%20.2%10.1%24.9%19.7%27.8%
Utah3,271,6162,763,8852,233,1691,722,8501,461,0371,059,273890,627688,862550,310507,847449,396373,351
% Change18.4%23.8%29.6%17.9%37.9%18.9%29.3%25.2%8.4%13.0%20.4%34.9%
Vermont643,077625,741608,827562,758511,456444,330389,881377,747359,231359,611352,428355,956
% Change2.8%2.8%8.2%10.0%15.1%14.0%3.2%5.2%-0.1%2.0%-1.0%3.6%
Virginia8,631,3938,001,0247,078,5156,187,3585,346,8184,648,4943,966,9493,318,6802,677,7732,421,8512,309,1872,061,612
% Change7.9%13.0%14.4%15.7%15.0%17.2%19.5%23.9%10.6%4.9%12.0%11.2%
Washington7,705,2816,724,5405,894,1214,866,6924,132,1563,409,1692,853,2142,378,9631,736,1911,563,3961,356,6211,141,990
% Change14.6%14.1%21.1%17.8%21.2%19.5%19.9%37.0%11.1%15.2%18.8%120.4%
West Virginia1,793,7161,852,9941,808,3441,793,4771,949,6441,744,2371,860,4212,005,5521,901,9741,729,2051,463,7011,221,119
% Change-3.2%2.5%0.8%-8.0%11.8%-6.2%-7.2%5.4%10.0%18.1%19.9%27.4%
Wisconsin5,893,7185,686,9865,363,6754,891,7694,705,7674,417,7313,951,7773,434,5753,137,5872,939,0062,632,0672,333,860
% Change3.6%6.0%9.6%4.0%6.5%11.8%15.1%9.5%6.8%11.7%12.8%12.8%
Wyoming576,851563,626493,782453,588469,557332,416330,066290,529250,742225,565194,402145,965
% Change2.3%14.1%8.9%-3.4%41.3%0.7%13.6%15.9%11.2%16.0%33.2%57.7%
Puerto Rico3,285,8743,725,7893,808,6103,522,0373,196,5202,712,0332,349,5442,210,7031,869,2551,543,9131,299,8091,118,012
% Change-11.8%-2.2%8.1%10.2%17.9%15.4%6.3%18.3%21.1%18.8%16.3%17.3%
Source : census.gov

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