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The States
Ranked by Population Density



Rank State People/Sq. Mile
[People/Sq. Km]
  Land Area
(sq. miles [sq. km])
2016
Population
 
1 New Jersey (NJ) 1,205 [465.6]   7,417 [19,209] 8,944,469
2 Rhode Island (RI) 1,010 [390.3]   1,045 [2,706] 1,056,426
3 Massachusetts (MA) 868 [335.5]   7,840 [20,305] 6,811,779
 
4 Connecticut (CT) 738 [285]   4,845 [12,548] 3,576,452
5 Maryland (MD) 615 [237.7]   9,774 [25,314] 6,016,447
6 Delaware (DE) 487.2 [188.1]   1,954 [5,060] 952,065
 
7 New York (NY) 418.2 [161.5]   47,214 [122,283] 19,745,289
8 Florida (FL) 382.2 [147.6]   53,927 [139,670] 20,612,439
9 Pennsylvania (PA) 285.3 [110.1]   44,817 [116,075] 12,784,227
 
10 Ohio (OH) 283.6 [109.5]   40,948 [106,054] 11,614,373
11 California (CA) 251.7 [97.2]   155,959 [403,931] 39,250,017
12 Illinois (IL) 230.3 [88.9]   55,584 [143,961] 12,801,539
 
13 Hawaii (HI) 222.4 [85.9]   6,423 [16,635] 1,428,557
14 Virginia (VA) 212.5 [82]   39,594 [102,547] 8,411,808
15 North Carolina (NC) 208.3 [80.4]   48,711 [126,160] 10,146,788
 
16 Indiana (IN) 184.9 [71.4]   35,867 [92,895] 6,633,053
17 Michigan (MI) 174.8 [67.5]   56,804 [147,121] 9,928,300
18 Georgia (GA) 178.1 [68.7]   57,906 [149,975] 10,310,371
 
19 South Carolina (SC) 164.8 [63.6]   30,109 [77,981] 4,961,119
20 Tennessee (TN) 161.4 [62.3]   41,217 [106,751] 6,651,194
21 New Hampshire (NH) 148.8 [57.5]   8,968 [23,227] 1,334,795
 
22 Kentucky (KY) 111.7 [43.12]   39,728 [102,895] 4,436,974
23 Louisiana (LA) 107.5 [41.49]   43,562 [112,825] 4,681,666
24 Washington (WA) 109.5 [42.29]   66,544 [172,348] 7,288,000
 
25 Wisconsin (WI) 106.4 [41.08]   54,310 [140,662] 5,778,708
26 Texas (TX) 106.4 [41.09]   261,797 [678,051] 27,862,596
27 Alabama (AL) 95.8 [37]   50,744 [131,426] 4,863,300
 
28 Missouri (MO) 88.5 [34.15]   68,886 [178,413] 6,093,000
29 West Virginia (WV) 76 [29.36]   24,078 [62,361] 1,831,102
30 Minnesota (MN) 69.3 [26.77]   79,610 [206,188] 5,519,952
 
31 Vermont (VT) 67.5 [26.07]   9,250 [23,957] 624,594
32 Mississippi (MS) 63.7 [24.6]   46,907 [121,488] 2,988,726
33 Arizona (AZ) 61 [23.55]   113,635 [294,313] 6,931,071
 
34 Arkansas (AR) 57.4 [22.16]   52,068 [134,855] 2,988,248
35 Oklahoma (OK) 57.1 [22.06]   68,667 [177,846] 3,923,561
36 Iowa (IA) 56.1 [21.66]   55,869 [144,700] 3,134,693
 
37 Colorado (CO) 53.4 [20.63]   103,718 [268,628] 5,540,545
38 Maine (ME) 43.14 [16.66]   30,862 [79,932] 1,331,479
39 Oregon (OR) 42.64 [16.46]   95,997 [248,631] 4,093,465
 
40 Utah (UT) 37.14 [14.34]   82,144 [212,751] 3,051,217
41 Kansas (KS) 35.53 [13.72]   81,815 [211,899] 2,907,289
42 Nevada (NV) 26.77 [10.34]   109,826 [284,448] 2,940,058
 
43 Nebraska (NE) 24.81 [9.58]   76,872 [199,097] 1,907,116
44 Idaho (ID) 20.34 [7.85]   82,747 [214,313] 1,683,140
45 New Mexico (NM) 17.15 [6.62]   121,356 [314,310] 2,081,015
 
46 South Dakota (SD) 11.4 [4.4]   75,885 [196,541] 865,454
47 North Dakota (ND) 10.99 [4.24]   68,976 [178,647] 757,952
48 Montana (MT) 7.16 [2.77]   145,552 [376,977] 1,042,520
 
49 Wyoming (WY) 6.03 [2.33]   97,100 [251,487] 585,501
50 Alaska (AK) 1.3 [0.5]   571,951 [1,481,346] 741,894

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