List of US states by Density and County Population



Density is defined here as the July 1, 2013 population estimate (U.S. Census Bureau) divided by the land area in square miles.

Total Density of the U.S. (50 states + DC): 89.4 ppl/mi2

  • Northeast: 345.5 ppl/mi2
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    • Mid-Atlantic: 416.5 ppl/mi2
      • 1. New Jersey
      • 7. New York
      • 9. Pennsylvania
    • New England: 233.2 ppl/mi2
      • 2. Rhode Island
      • 3. Massachusetts
      • 4. Connecticut
      • 21. New Hampshire
      • 31. Vermont
      • 38. Maine

  • South: 136.3 ppl/mi2
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    • South Atlantic: 233.1 ppl/mi2
      • –. District of Columbia
      • 5. Maryland
      • 6. Delaware
      • 8. Florida
      • 14. Virginia
      • 15. North Carolina
      • 18. Georgia
      • 19. South Carolina
      • 29. West Virginia
    • East South Central: 105.0 ppl/mi2
      • 20. Tennessee
      • 22. Kentucky
      • 27. Alabama
      • 32. Mississippi
    • West South Central: 89.1 ppl/mi2
      • 23. Louisiana
      • 26. Texas
      • 34. Arkansas
      • 35. Oklahoma

  • Midwest: 90.0 ppl/mi2
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    • East North Central: 192.1 ppl/mi2
      • 10. Ohio
      • 12. Illinois
      • 16. Indiana
      • 17. Michigan
      • 24. Wisconsin
    • West North Central: 41.1 ppl/mi2
      • 28. Missouri
      • 30. Minnesota
      • 36. Iowa
      • 40. Kansas
      • 43. Nebraska
      • 46. South Dakota
      • 47. North Dakota

  • West: 42.4 ppl/mi2
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    • Pacific: 57.4 ppl/mi2
      • 11. California
      • 13. Hawaii
      • 25. Washington
      • 39. Oregon
      • 50. Alaska
    • Mountain: 26.7 ppl/mi2
      • 33. Arizona
      • 37. Colorado
      • 41. Utah
      • 42. Nevada
      • 44. Idaho
      • 45. New Mexico
      • 48. Montana
      • 49. Wyoming

US map of urban areas

US Map of Urban areas

RankState/RegionDensity# counties over 200,000 ppl, 2010% counties over 200,000 ppl, 2010
-DC10,588.8--
01New Jersey1,210.11571%
02Rhode Island1,017.1120%
03Massachusetts858.0964%
04Connecticut742.6450%
05Maryland610.8833%
06Delaware475.1133%
07New York417.01931%
08Florida364.62334%
09Pennsylvania285.51827%
10Ohio283.21315%
11California246.12848%
12Illinois232.01010%
13Hawaii218.6120%
14Virginia209.266%
15North Carolina202.61010%
16Indiana183.455%
17Michigan175.01012%
18Georgia173.796%
19South Carolina158.8715%
20Tennessee157.555%
21New Hampshire147.8220%
22Kentucky111.322%
23Louisiana107.169%
24Wisconsin106.046%
25Washington104.9923%
26Texas101.2229%
27Alabama95.446%
28Missouri87.976%
29West Virginia77.100%
30Minnesota68.167%
31Vermont68.000%
32Mississippi63.711%
33Arizona58.3427%
34Arkansas56.934%
35Oklahoma56.134%
36Iowa55.322%
37Colorado50.846%
38Maine43.116%
39Oregon40.9617%
40Kansas35.422%
41Utah35.3414%
42Nevada25.4213%
43Nebraska24.322%
44Idaho19.512%
45New Mexico17.226%
46South Dakota11.100%
47North Dakota10.500%
48Montana7.000%
49Wyoming6.000%
50Alaska1.315%
Region TOTALNortheast345.56932%
Region TOTALSouth136.31107%
Region TOTALMidwest90.0616%
Region TOTALWest42.46214%
TOTAL50 STATES + DC89.43029%

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List of U.S. States and Territories by Population

List of U.S. States by Area

 

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