The state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties in total; that amount is almost more than any other state except for Texas, which has 254 counties. The largest county, Jefferson County, shows a growth rate of 3.84%, which is close to the state’s overall growth rate from 2010 of 3.12%. Missouri does also have a higher rural population than average, with approximately a third of its inhabitants living in rural areas. Records from the 2010 census showed that Wyoming’s population was 563.626, showing an increase of over 14% from the census taken in 2000. Oregon covers 95,997 square miles of land, making it the 9th largest in the United States, though its population is sparsely distributed over its territory. After California and Texas comes Florida, with a population of about 21.5 million. Estimates taken in July of 2015 showed that West Virginia might be losing residents. The 5th is Vermont’s capital, Montpelier with 7,892 residents. The largest city in Puerto Rico is the island’s capital, San Juan. Located nearly in the center of the United States, Kansas is estimated to have a population of approximately 2.9 million people. Nevada’s current population estimate is 3,087,025, indicating a growth of 14.23% from 2010’s census numbers. The … Rhode Island has about one-sixth of the people as Maryland but is only about one-tenth of its size in landmass. This number represents an approximate growth of 3.12% from the 2010 census estimated population. This figure shows a decrease from the 1,805,832, and in 2018. South Carolina’s population was estimated to be approximately 5.15 million in 2019, up from 5.08 million in 2018, ranking it 18th in terms of growth in the nation and the 24th most populated state in the country. Mississippi’s population density of 64 people per square mile is below the national average of 87, as the state residents tend to be widely spread and live in mostly rural areas. This state saw immense growth throughout the 19th century, but despite its current decrease in population, Illinois remains the sixth most populated state in the U.S. Hawaii is also home to the smallest county in the US: Kalawao County. Montana, though it has a vastly larger land mass than Rhode Island, has 10,000 fewer residents. California has the highest population in the country, Alaska has the largest land area, and the District of Columbia has the smallest land area and highest population density in the country. The state of Indiana covers 36,418 square miles, making it the 38th largest state by land area; however, its population makes it the 16th most densely populated state in the country, with a population density of 181 people per square mile. The Largest Population: California 39,937,489. Population: 28,449,186. Puerto Rico, Spanish for “rich port” and officially the “Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,” is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. This low population density can be attributed to its geography, which is largely unsuitable to development. The reduction from 2018 to 2019 is a significant decline, measured at 2.55%. Montgomery, the state capital, has shown slow yet consistent growth in population and currently is home to approximately 205,000 people. Vermont, however, does make good use of its tiny surface area. Tennessee’s 2019 population is estimated to be 6,833,793, an increase from the 2010 Census which reported 6.34 million. Though Delaware is small, its population density is far above the 87 people per square mile; in this little state, there are 500 people every square mile. Next in line is Texas, which has about 29 million residents; however, Texas has a growth rate of 1.34% per year, while California’s growth rate is less than half of that at 0.48%. As far as counties, Laramie is the largest with 98,327 people and Natrona has a population of 79,547. Situated on the east coast of the United States, North Carolina is the ninth most populated state, with an estimated 10,497,741 people. Spokane is the second most populous, falling far behind Seattle with a population of just 213,272. The least populated city in Minnesota is Rush City, with a population of only 3,186 residents. The Illinois population is estimated to be about 12,700,381 people as of 2019, indicating a negative growth rate of 0.32% from 2018’s estimate of 12,741,080. The most populated county is Montgomery Country, with over a million people residing and a growth rate of 7.81% since 2010. The largest counties are Fairfax with 1,148,433 people and Prince William at just over 463,023. Its capital is Juneau … Though North Carolina’s total landmass places it in the lower middle half of the rankings, its population density is impressive: there is an average of 196 people for every square mile, making North Carolina the 15th most densely populated state in the nation. The state actually has over 6,000 ghost towns due to the migration from the countryside to the cities, also known as rural flight. Third-place Florida has around 7.5 million less than Texas and is much more diminutive in size than either. Most of New Jersey’s population lives in counties near New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore. This state is very sparsely filled; there are only eight states less densely populated than Nevada: Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota, New Mexico, Idaho, and Nebraska. Natural beauty abounds here too, with Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and Big Sur. In fact, New Mexico is the sixth most sparsely populated territory in the country. Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is home to 667,589 people and is the 26th most populated city in the United States. The latest census estimates the population of Arizona to be around 7,275,070 people in 2019, indicating a growth rate of about 1.44% from the 2018 population of 7,171,646 people. Out of a community of nearly 20 million, almost half of them reside in New York City, making it roughly equal to the entire population of New Jersey. Georgia’s least populated county is Taliferro County, with only 1608 people living in the entire 195 square miles. According to the 2018 census, Delaware’s population increased from 899,595 in 2010 to 967,171 in 2018, then to 975,033 based on the 2019 census. The drop is measured to be 0.23%, bringing the population down from 737, 438 in 2018. The Sunshine State is so loved that the census projections for 2020 place the Floridian population at over 22 million. The state has seven counties under 5,000 residents: Worth County, Mercer County, Knox County, and Holt County. The current population of the United States of America is 331,965,664 as of Wednesday, December 30, 2020, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. El Paso, Fort Worth and Austin -- the state capital, each have populations over 500,000. The total area of Illinois is over 57,900 square miles with a population density of 230 people per square mile, though most of the population is heavily concentrated in the northeastern area of the state, in the metropolitan area of Chicago. See all the states (and Washington D.C.) and their populations as of 2017 via the US Census Information. As the tenth-largest state in square miles, Wyoming has the smallest population at just 567,025. States Ranked by Population Density (people per square mile of land area) See the Area Measurement section of the U.S. Census’s Census 2000 Geographic Definitions page for definitions of Size, Land Area, and Water Area. In terms of landmass, however, Kansas is the 13th largest state, covering over 81,800 square miles. According to the Census Bureau, Washington’s population estimated at 6.72 million in 2010 increased to an estimated 7,170,351 in 2015. Many of the residents leaving the city do not actually leave the state; they move to the suburbs, though the figures do undeniably show some residents leaving the state altogether. It is currently the ninth most densely populated state in the country, with a density of 286 people per square mile. The smallest town in the state is Salley, with only 430 inhabitants. The 35th largest state in the union is Virginia. The states come in all different sizes and shapes. Little Rock serves as the state’s capital and is the state’s largest city in terms of population, with almost 200,000 residents. These current calculations equate to 108 people per square mile, which is higher than the US average of 87 people per square mile. This population is distributed unevenly across 50 states. The state’s population density is surprisingly below average at 71 people per square mile as opposed to the average of 87, though that may be attributed to the states large surface area: 79,610 square miles. The 36th largest state in the country is Tennessee, which sits in the southeastern part of the US. The low population density can be ascribed to the large farmland areas in the state. Every county in New Jersey is considered urban by the Census Bureau. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation’s 2nd and 5th most populated urban areas respectively, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents. The most recent estimates that Alabama’s 2019 population has grown an additional 0.21% to 4,898,246 people. The estimate represented an impressive 14.5% increase in the estimated population from a decade earlier. Montana, one of the “Big Sky Country” states, is one of the county’s top ten least populated states, with an approximate population of 1,074,532. By Ellen Kershner on June 12 2020 in Geography. What are the most populated states in the United States? This page features all the files containing Vintage 2019 state population totals and components of change. State Population Totals and Components of Change: 2010-2019. Because the state’s economy is mainly agriculture-based, Iowa’s farmlands are in high demand. It has 65,497.82 square miles of surface space; it is the 23rd largest state in the country and the 20th most populous in the US. When the United States was founded on July 4, 1776, there were: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts (included Maine at the time) New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia. There are approximately 101.2 people for every square mile. The main reason is the high cost of living, especially skyrocketing home costs. The estimated population in 2019 was 1.06 million, making it larger than seven other states in the country. Most states are currently experiencing population growth, the greatest of which can be seen in Idaho, at over 2%. Rhode Island follows New Jersey in terms of population density. Texas is also much larger. Wichita, for example, boasts a population of almost 400,000 residents and is home to the states’ largest airport: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. In recent years, news outlets have reported that more and more California residents are moving out to other states. It is located on the central-eastern tip of the country and, with a current growth rate of 1.15%, is ranked 13th in the country. Unfortunately, due to a failing automobile-based economy, Detroit has been experiencing urban decay at an exponential rate. Located in the Midwestern United States, Iowa shares its borders with Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Despite its size, it does have a high population density and is projected to continue its growth. The last official census results from 2010 indicated a population of 1.05, which means the community in Rhode Island has been increasing since, although the population did show a decrease of 0.05% from 2018 to 2019. Its population is estimated at 452,061, which is nearly twice that of the state’s capital, Lincoln. It sure is a melting pot, and also has some of the most famous cities in the world, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and San Francisco. New Jersey is one of the original thirteen colonies. However, the largest city in Alabama by population is Birmingham. This figure accounts for a population density of 625 people per square mile – over seven times the national average! Situated in the far northwestern corner of the United States is Washington State, a population of 7,666,343 and 7,299 square miles in terms of surface area, making Washington the 18th largest state in the US. Providence County’s population is estimated to be 646,084 people, and this county is the only one that has shown growth from 2018 to 2019. Rank State Name Population 2010; 1: California: 37,253,956: 2: Texas: 25,145,561: 3: New York California has the largest population in the United States followed by Texas and Florida. The population density in the state of Florida, which is 404 people per square mile, is over 4.5 times the national average. Although Dover is the capital, the largest city is Wilmington. Though the population rate for the state of Louisiana has increased by 2.38% since the nationwide census in 2010 from a population of approximately 4,544,532 to 4,659,978 in 2018, the growth did decrease slightly in 2019 by 0.159%. Half of the current population lives in the Anchorage metropolitan area. It has one of the lowest growth rates in the country, increasing at a rate of only 0.67%, placing it at 43rd in the country. The largest city in Michigan is Detroit, the Motor City, with a population of around 662,000 people. While the population’s growth rate is slow in Ohio, it still is higher than most of the country. Though it is the largest state in area, it is nearly the least populated state at 735,720 people. Albany, the state capital, has a population of 98,469 people, making it the sixth most populated city in the state. The 2010 population of Texas was 25.1 million; however, due to the current growth rate of 1.80%, (ranking 3rd in the country), the 2019 estimated population of Texas is 29,087,070. The United States is the third-most populous country in the world, with more than 330 million people (in 2020).About 78% of the US population speaks English, 13% Spanish, and 1% Chinese. Territories need to be organized, then request statehood from Congress. The census of 2015 estimated Vermont’s population to be 626,042; it is on this estimate that the 2019 population of Vermont is estimated to be 627,180, which is only slightly higher than the 625,741 population in 2010. Its estimated population in 2019 is 8,922,547, up 1.4% from 8,799,624 in 2010. ; the United States population is equivalent to 4.25% of the total world population. Alaska and Delaware are comparable in their population size: 0.22% and 0.29% of the U.S. respectively, though their population densities and the size of the states are wildly different. Most of Utah’s residents live in the Salt Lake City area, (80%), leaving many areas uninhabited. In fact, it has been called “a small town with a very long main street.” It is landlocked, with a landscape that is not as livable as other states. King and Pierce, with communities of 2,188,649 and 876,764 people, respectively, are the most populated counties in the state. Located in the northern Midwest of the United States, Minnesota’s population is estimated to be around 5,655,925 in 2019. With Vermont’s population being small, there is no surprise in the absence of major urban areas. The only states smaller than New Jersey are Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Hawaii in terms of landmass. Its growth rate is approximately 1.13%, ranked 14th in the nation. 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