States
Ranked by Size & Population

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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.

Source for Population and Population Density: Resident Population Data - 2010 Census

Source for Size, Land Area, and Water Area: United States -- States; and Puerto Rico - GCT-PH1. - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000 - Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data

Note that our rankings for population density do not match our source includes Puerto Rico.

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Population

 
Rank by Populations
Rank State Population
All United States308,745,538
1California37,253,956
2Texas25,145,561
3New York19,378,102
4Florida18,801,310
5Illinois12,830,632
6Pennsylvania12,702,379
7Ohio11,536,504
8Michigan9,883,640
9Georgia9,687,653
10North Carolina9,535,483
11New Jersey8,791,894
12Virginia8,001,024
13Washington6,724,540
14Massachusetts6,547,629
15Indiana6,483,802
16Arizona6,392,017
17Tennessee6,346,105
18Missouri5,988,927
19Maryland5,773,552
20Wisconsin5,686,986
21Minnesota5,303,925
22Colorado5,029,196
23Alabama4,779,736
24South Carolina4,625,364
25Louisiana4,533,372
26Kentucky4,339,367
27Oregon3,831,074
28Oklahoma3,751,351
29Connecticut3,574,097
30Iowa3,046,355
31Mississippi2,967,297
32Arkansas2,915,918
33Kansas2,853,118
34Utah2,763,885
35Nevada2,700,551
36New Mexico2,059,179
37West Virginia1,852,994
38Nebraska1,826,341
39Idaho1,567,582
40Hawaii1,360,301
41Maine1,328,361
42New Hampshire1,316,470
43Rhode Island1,052,567
44Montana989,415
45Delaware897,934
46South Dakota814,180
47Alaska710,231
48North Dakota672,591
49Vermont625,741
50Washington, D. C.601,723
51Wyoming563,626
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Size (Total Area)

 
Rank by Size (Total Area)
Rank State Size
(land & water)
(square miles)
All United States3,794,083.06
1Alaska663,267.26
2Texas268,580.82
3California163,695.57
4Montana147,042.40
5New Mexico121,589.48
6Arizona113,998.30
7Nevada110,560.71
8Colorado104,093.57
9Oregon98,380.64
10Wyoming97,813.56
11Michigan96,716.11
12Minnesota86,938.87
13Utah84,898.83
14Idaho83,570.08
15Kansas82,276.84
16Nebraska77,353.73
17South Dakota77,116.49
18Washington71,299.64
19North Dakota70,699.79
20Oklahoma69,898.19
21Missouri69,704.31
22Florida65,754.59
23Wisconsin65,497.82
24Georgia59,424.77
25Illinois57,914.38
26Iowa56,271.55
27New York54,556.00
28North Carolina53,818.51
29Arkansas53,178.62
30Alabama52,419.02
31Louisiana51,839.70
32Mississippi48,430.19
33Pennsylvania46,055.24
34Ohio44,824.90
35Virginia42,774.20
36Tennessee42,143.27
37Kentucky40,409.02
38Indiana36,417.73
39Maine35,384.65
40South Carolina32,020.20
41West Virginia24,229.76
42Maryland12,406.68
43Hawaii10,930.98
44Massachusetts10,554.57
45Vermont9,614.26
46New Hampshire9,349.94
47New Jersey8,721.30
48Connecticut5,543.33
49Delaware2,489.27
50Rhode Island1,545.05
51Washington, D. C.68.34
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Land Area

 
Rank by Land Area
RankStateLand Area
(square miles)
All United States3,537,438.44
1Alaska571,951.26
2Texas261,797.12
3California155,959.34
4Montana145,552.43
5New Mexico121,355.53
6Arizona113,634.57
7Nevada109,825.99
8Colorado103,717.53
9Wyoming97,100.40
10Oregon95,996.79
11Idaho82,747.21
12Utah82,143.65
13Kansas81,814.88
14Minnesota79,610.08
15Nebraska76,872.41
16South Dakota75,884.64
17North Dakota68,975.93
18Missouri68,885.93
19Oklahoma68,667.06
20Washington66,544.06
21Georgia57,906.14
22Michigan56,803.82
23Iowa55,869.36
24Illinois55,583.58
25Wisconsin54,310.10
26Florida53,926.82
27Arkansas52,068.17
28Alabama50,744.00
29North Carolina48,710.88
30New York47,213.79
31Mississippi46,906.96
32Pennsylvania44,816.61
33Louisiana43,561.85
34Tennessee41,217.12
35Ohio40,948.38
36Kentucky39,728.18
37Virginia39,594.07
38Indiana35,866.90
39Maine30,861.55
40South Carolina30,109.47
41West Virginia24,077.73
42Maryland9,773.82
43Vermont9,249.56
44New Hampshire8,968.10
45Massachusetts7,840.02
46New Jersey7,417.34
47Hawaii6,422.62
48Connecticut4,844.80
49Delaware1,953.56
50Rhode Island1,044.93
51Washington, D. C.61.4
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Water Area

 
Rank by Water Area
RankStateWater Area
(square miles)
All United States256,644.62
1Alaska91,316.00
2Michigan39,912.28
3Florida11,827.77
4Wisconsin11,187.72
5Louisiana8,277.85
6California7,736.23
7New York7,342.22
8Minnesota7,328.79
9Texas6,783.70
10North Carolina5,107.63
11Washington4,755.58
12Maine4,523.10
13Hawaii4,508.36
14Ohio3,876.53
15Virginia3,180.13
16Utah2,755.18
17Massachusetts2,714.55
18Maryland2,632.86
19Oregon2,383.85
20Illinois2,330.79
21South Carolina1,910.73
22North Dakota1,723.86
23Alabama1,675.01
24Mississippi1,523.24
25Georgia1,518.63
26Montana1,489.96
27New Jersey1,303.96
28Pennsylvania1,238.63
29South Dakota1,231.85
30Oklahoma1,231.13
31Arkansas1,110.45
32Tennessee926.15
33Idaho822.87
34Missouri818.39
35Nevada734.71
36Wyoming713.16
37Connecticut698.53
38Kentucky680.85
39Indiana550.83
40Delaware535.71
41Rhode Island500.12
42Nebraska481.31
43Kansas461.96
44Iowa402.2
45New Hampshire381.84
46Colorado376.04
47Vermont364.7
48Arizona363.73
49New Mexico233.96
50West Virginia152.03
51Washington, D. C.6.94
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Population Density

 
Rank by Population Density
(number of people
per square mile of land area)
RankStatePopulation Density
All United States79.6
1Washington, D. C.9,856.50
2New Jersey1,195.50
3Rhode Island1,018.10
4Massachusetts839.4
5Connecticut738.1
6Maryland594.8
8Delaware460.8
7New York411.2
9Florida350.6
11Pennsylvania283.9
10Ohio282.3
13California239.1
12Illinois231.1
14Hawaii211.8
15Virginia202.6
18North Carolina196.1
17Indiana181
16Michigan174.8
19Georgia168.4
20Tennessee153.9
22South Carolina153.9
21New Hampshire147
24Kentucky109.9
25Wisconsin105
23Louisiana104.9
26Washington101.2
29Texas96.3
27Alabama94.4
28Missouri87.1
30West Virginia77.1
31Vermont67.9
32Minnesota66.6
33Mississippi63.2
37Arizona56.3
35Arkansas56
36Oklahoma54.7
34Iowa54.5
38Colorado48.5
39Maine43.1
40Oregon39.9
41Kansas34.9
42Utah33.6
44Nevada24.6
43Nebraska23.8
45Idaho19
46New Mexico17
47South Dakota10.7
48North Dakota9.7
49Montana6.8
50Wyoming5.8
51Alaska1.2