US Population Density by States [Report 2024]

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Population Density by States

The amount of people living in a given quantity of land is referred to as the population density. The District of Columbia has the highest population density of any state or territory in the United States. The population density in Alaska, which comes in at just 1.28 persons per square mile, is the lowest of any state.

Data of Population Density by States

Here are the US states ranked by population density:

1. New Jersey1260.15
2. Rhode Island1059.58
3. Massachusetts895.36
4. Connecticut744.96
5. Maryland635.25
6. Delaware514.82
7. New York420.91
8. Florida406.34
9. Pennsylvania289.32
10. California251.9
11. Illinois226.73
12. Hawaii218.89
13. North Carolina218.04
14. Vermont217.52
15. Indiana188.56
16. Georgia186.26
17. Michigan176.31
18. Ohio173.53
19. South Dakota167.01
20. New Hampshire152.62
21. Virginia115.78
22. Kentucky113.37
23. Tennessee112.4
24. West Virginia107.7
25. Louisiana107.53
26. Alabama97.18
27. Missouri89.52
28. Washington74.25
29. Minnesota71.07
30. Utah67.63
31. Arizona65.33
32. Mississippi63.23
33. Arkansas58.25
34. Oklahoma58.03
35. Iowa56.64
36. Colorado56.04
37. Oregon44.19
38. Maine43.78
39. Texas39.54
40. Kansas35.64
41. Nevada28.59
42. Nebraska25.22
43. Idaho22.11
44. New Mexico17.36
45. South Carolina11.78
46. North Dakota11.09
47. Montana7.42
48. Wisconsin6
49. Wyoming6
50. Alaska1.28

Mainly because of good living facilities, education, health care, a better work environment, people move towards certain states, and the population density becomes high. 

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