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The States & Provinces
Ranked by Population Density



This list combines the States of the United States and the Provinces & Territories of Canada and then ranks them based on their population density.

Since the United States and Canada take their census at different times, they can't be compared directly. For the purpose of this list, we have used the last census from Statistics Canada (performed in 2006) and compared it against the U.S. Census Bureau's Estimated Population counts for the same year.


Country People/Sq. Mile
[People/Sq. Km]
  Land Area
(sq. miles [sq. km])
2006
Population
 
United States 84.4 [32.59]   3,537,438 [9,161,922] 298,593,212
Canada 5.59 [2.16]   5,650,443 [14,634,580] 31,612,897




Rank State / Province People/Sq. Mile
[People/Sq. Km]
  Land Area
(sq. miles [sq. km])
2006
Population
 
1 New Jersey (NJ) 1,162 [448.9]   7,417 [19,209] 8,623,721
2 Rhode Island (RI) 1,014 [391.7]   1,045 [2,706] 1,060,196
3 Massachusetts (MA) 824 [318.5]   7,840 [20,305] 6,466,399
 
4 Connecticut (CT) 719 [277.7]   4,845 [12,548] 3,485,162
5 Maryland (MD) 574 [221.7]   9,774 [25,314] 5,612,196
6 Delaware (DE) 436.6 [168.6]   1,954 [5,060] 853,022
 
7 New York (NY) 410 [158.3]   47,214 [122,283] 19,356,564
8 Florida (FL) 335.4 [129.5]   53,927 [139,670] 18,088,505
9 Ohio (OH) 280.7 [108.4]   40,948 [106,054] 11,492,495
 
10 Pennsylvania (PA) 278.3 [107.4]   44,817 [116,075] 12,471,142
11 California (CA) 230.7 [89.1]   155,959 [403,931] 35,979,208
12 Illinois (IL) 228.8 [88.3]   55,584 [143,961] 12,718,011
 
13 Hawaii (HI) 198.6 [76.7]   6,423 [16,635] 1,275,599
14 Virginia (VA) 193.1 [74.6]   39,594 [102,547] 7,646,996
15 North Carolina (NC) 182 [70.3]   48,711 [126,160] 8,866,977
 
16 Michigan (MI) 177.5 [68.5]   56,804 [147,121] 10,082,438
17 Indiana (IN) 175.7 [67.8]   35,867 [92,895] 6,301,700
18 Georgia (GA) 161.1 [62.2]   57,906 [149,975] 9,330,086
 
19 Tennessee (TN) 147.7 [57]   41,217 [106,751] 6,089,453
20 New Hampshire (NH) 146.3 [56.5]   8,968 [23,227] 1,311,894
21 South Carolina (SC) 144.1 [55.6]   30,109 [77,981] 4,339,399
 
22 Kentucky (KY) 106.2 [41.01]   39,728 [102,895] 4,219,374
23 Wisconsin (WI) 102.6 [39.61]   54,310 [140,662] 5,571,680
24 Louisiana (LA) 97.3 [37.58]   43,562 [112,825] 4,240,327
 
25 Washington (WA) 95.8 [36.97]   66,544 [172,348] 6,372,243
26 Alabama (AL) 90.6 [34.98]   50,744 [131,426] 4,597,688
27 Texas (TX) 89.3 [34.46]   261,797 [678,051] 23,369,024
 
28 Missouri (MO) 85.1 [32.85]   68,886 [178,413] 5,861,572
29 West Virginia (WV) 75.1 [28.98]   24,078 [62,361] 1,807,237
30 Vermont (VT) 67 [25.88]   9,250 [23,957] 619,985
 
31 Minnesota (MN) 64.7 [24.97]   79,610 [206,188] 5,148,346
32 Mississippi (MS) 61.8 [23.85]   46,907 [121,488] 2,897,150
33 Arizona (AZ) 54.5 [21.04]   113,635 [294,313] 6,192,100
 
34 Arkansas (AR) 54.1 [20.87]   52,068 [134,855] 2,815,097
35 Iowa (IA) 53.1 [20.49]   55,869 [144,700] 2,964,391
36 Oklahoma (OK) 52.1 [20.1]   68,667 [177,846] 3,574,334
 
37 Colorado (CO) 45.83 [17.69]   103,718 [268,628] 4,753,044
38 Maine (ME) 42.61 [16.45]   30,862 [79,932] 1,314,963
39 Prince Edward Island (PE) 38.63 [14.91]   3,517 [9,108] 135,851
 
40 Oregon (OR) 38.31 [14.79]   95,997 [248,631] 3,677,545
41 Kansas (KS) 33.68 [13]   81,815 [211,899] 2,755,700
42 Utah (UT) 31.45 [12.14]   82,144 [212,751] 2,583,724
 
43 Nebraska (NE) 22.9 [8.84]   76,872 [199,097] 1,760,435
44 Nevada (NV) 22.7 [8.77]   109,826 [284,448] 2,493,405
45 Ontario (ON) 21.32 [8.23]   570,258 [1,476,961] 12,160,282
 
46 Idaho (ID) 17.7 [6.83]   82,747 [214,313] 1,464,413
47 New Brunswick (NB) 16.44 [6.35]   44,397 [114,987] 729,997
48 New Mexico (NM) 16.01 [6.18]   121,356 [314,310] 1,942,608
 
49 South Dakota (SD) 10.39 [4.01]   75,885 [196,541] 788,519
50 North Dakota (ND) 9.23 [3.56]   68,976 [178,647] 636,771
51 Quebec (QC) 8.9 [3.43]   848,251 [2,196,960] 7,546,131
 
52 Alberta (AB) 8.24 [3.18]   399,117 [1,033,708] 3,290,350
53 British Columbia (BC) 7.16 [2.76]   574,884 [1,488,942] 4,113,487
54 Montana (MT) 6.5 [2.51]   145,552 [376,977] 946,230
 
55 Wyoming (WY) 5.28 [2.04]   97,100 [251,487] 512,841
56 Manitoba (MB) 3.34 [1.29]   343,964 [890,862] 1,148,401
57 Saskatchewan (SK) 2.63 [1.02]   367,647 [952,201] 968,157
 
58 Newfoundland and
    Labrador (NL)
2.18 [0.84]   232,313 [601,687] 505,469
59 Nova Scotia (NS) 1.25 [0.48]   33,143 [85,839] 41,464
60 Northwest
    Territories (NT)
1.24 [0.48]   735,135 [1,903,990] 913,462
 
61 Alaska (AK) 1.18 [0.46]   571,951 [1,481,346] 677,325
62 Yukon (YT) 0.1 [0.04]   294,773 [763,458] 30,372
63 Nunavut (NU) 0.02 [> 0]   1,203,045 [3,115,872] 29,474

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