Population By State

US State Populations


By the end of 2020 US population was approximately 331 million and counting. Below is a list of US states by population, ranked from the largest population to the smallest. Not all the biggest states by area have the most population, although some of the biggest states are home to the most people. Alaska is the US’s largest state per area but one of the lowest in terms of population.

Rank

State

State Population (2019)
1California39,512,223
2Texas28,995,881
3Florida21,477,737
4New York19,453,561
5Pennsylvania12,801,989
6Illinois12,671,821
7Ohio11,689,100
8Georgia10,617,423
9North Carolina10,488,084
10Michigan9,986,857
11New Jersey8,882,190
12Virginia8,535,519
13Washington7,614,893
14Arizona7,278,717
15Massachusetts6,892,503
16Tennessee6,829,174
17Indiana6,732,219
18Missouri6,137,428
19Maryland6,045,680
20Wisconsin5,822,434
21Colorado5,758,736
22Minnesota5,639,632
23South Carolina5,148,714
24Alabama4,903,185
25Louisiana4,648,794
26Kentucky4,467,673
27Oregon4,217,737
28Oklahoma3,956,971
29Connecticut3,565,287
30Utah3,205,958
31Iowa3,155,070
32Nevada3,080,156
33Arkansas3,017,804
34Mississippi2,976,149
35Kansas2,913,314
36New Mexico2,096,829
37Nebraska1,934,408
38West Virginia1,792,147
39Idaho1,787,065
40Hawaii1,415,872
41New Hampshire1,359,711
42Maine1,344,212
43Montana1,068,778
44Rhode Island1,059,361
45Delaware973,764
46South Dakota884,659
47North Dakota762,062
48Alaska731,545
49Vermont623,989
50Wyoming578,759

Below is a graph where you can easily see US population by state. You can easily see how many more people there are in California, Texas, and Florida as opposed to many of the other US states.

US population by state infographic