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State Rankings features comprehensive state statistics across key measures in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. The editors compile useful statistics that otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research, making it a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world. Overall state rankings are provided as well as a complete list of all sources used to compile the tables. The rankings have been updated using specific methodology explained in the introduction with the most current available data at publication. Explanatory notes on the source and data are also included to provide context to each statistical table. State Rankings compares every state and Washington, D.C. in the following areas:  • Agriculture  • Population  • Economy  • Environment  • Government finance  • Crime  • Education  • Geography  • Social welfare  • Defense

Households and Housing
Households and Housing
Households in 2018
National Total = 121,520,180 Households*

ALPHA ORDER

RANK ORDER

RANK

STATE

HOUSEHOLDS

% of USA

RANK

STATE

HOUSEHOLDS

% of USA

24

Alabama

1,855,184

1.5%

1

California

13,072,122

10.8%

49

Alaska

254,551

0.2%

2

Texas

9,776,083

8.0%

15

Arizona

2,614,298

2.2%

3

Florida

7,809,358

6.4%

31

Arkansas

1,156,347

1.0%

4

New York

7,367,015

6.1%

1

California

13,072,122

10.8%

5

Pennsylvania

5,070,931

4.2%

22

Colorado

2,176,757

1.8%

6

Illinois

4,864,864

4.0%

29

Connecticut

1,378,091

1.1%

7

Ohio

4,685,447

3.9%

45

Delaware

367,671

0.3%

8

North Carolina

4,011,462

3.3%

3

Florida

7,809,358

6.4%

9

Michigan

3,957,466

3.3%

10

Georgia

3,803,012

3.1%

10

Georgia

3,803,012

3.1%

42

Hawaii

455,309

0.4%

11

New Jersey

3,249,567

2.7%

39

Idaho

640,270

0.5%

12

Virginia

3,175,524

2.6%

6

Illinois

4,864,864

4.0%

13

Washington

2,895,575

2.4%

17

Indiana

2,599,169

2.1%

14

Massachusetts

2,624,294

2.2%

30

Iowa

1,267,873

1.0%

15

Arizona

2,614,298

2.2%

32

Kansas

1,133,408

0.9%

16

Tennessee

2,603,140

2.1%

26

Kentucky

1,732,713

1.4%

17

Indiana

2,599,169

2.1%

25

Louisiana

1,737,220

1.4%

18

Missouri

2,434,806

2.0%

40

Maine

570,307

0.5%

19

Wisconsin

2,371,960

2.0%

20

Maryland

2,215,935

1.8%

20

Maryland

2,215,935

1.8%

14

Massachusetts

2,624,294

2.2%

21

Minnesota

2,194,452

1.8%

9

Michigan

3,957,466

3.3%

22

Colorado

2,176,757

1.8%

21

Minnesota

2,194,452

1.8%

23

South Carolina

1,927,991

1.6%

34

Mississippi

1,108,630

0.9%

24

Alabama

1,855,184

1.5%

18

Missouri

2,434,806

2.0%

25

Louisiana

1,737,220

1.4%

43

Montana

431,421

0.4%

26

Kentucky

1,732,713

1.4%

37

Nebraska

765,490

0.6%

27

Oregon

1,639,970

1.3%

33

Nevada

1,129,810

0.9%

28

Oklahoma

1,485,310

1.2%

41

New Hampshire

531,212

0.4%

29

Connecticut

1,378,091

1.1%

11

New Jersey

3,249,567

2.7%

30

Iowa

1,267,873

1.0%

36

New Mexico

794,093

0.7%

31

Arkansas

1,156,347

1.0%

4

New York

7,367,015

6.1%

32

Kansas

1,133,408

0.9%

8

North Carolina

4,011,462

3.3%

33

Nevada

1,129,810

0.9%

47

North Dakota

319,355

0.3%

34

Mississippi

1,108,630

0.9%

7

Ohio

4,685,447

3.9%

35

Utah

998,891

0.8%

28

Oklahoma

1,485,310

1.2%

36

New Mexico

794,093

0.7%

27

Oregon

1,639,970

1.3%

37

Nebraska

765,490

0.6%

5

Pennsylvania

5,070,931

4.2%

38

West Virginia

734,703

0.6%

44

Rhode Island

406,573

0.3%

39

Idaho

640,270

0.5%

23

South Carolina

1,927,991

1.6%

40

Maine

570,307

0.5%

46

South Dakota

345,449

0.3%

41

New Hampshire

531,212

0.4%

16

Tennessee

2,603,140

2.1%

42

Hawaii

455,309

0.4%

2

Texas

9,776,083

8.0%

43

Montana

431,421

0.4%

35

Utah

998,891

0.8%

44

Rhode Island

406,573

0.3%

48

Vermont

261,373

0.2%

45

Delaware

367,671

0.3%

12

Virginia

3,175,524

2.6%

46

South Dakota

345,449

0.3%

13

Washington

2,895,575

2.4%

47

North Dakota

319,355

0.3%

38

West Virginia

734,703

0.6%

48

Vermont

261,373

0.2%

19

Wisconsin

2,371,960

2.0%

49

Alaska

254,551

0.2%

50

Wyoming

230,252

0.2%

50

Wyoming

230,252

0.2%

District of Columbia

287,476

0.2%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census “2018 American Community Survey-Table CP02” (https://data.census.gov/cedsci/)

*A household includes all persons who occupy a housing unit. A household consists of a single family, one person living alone, two or more families living together, or any other group of related or unrelated persons who share living arrangements.

Persons per Household in 2018
National Rate = 2.63 Persons per Household*

ALPHA ORDER

RANK ORDER

RANK

STATE

PERSONS

RANK

STATE

PERSONS

18

Alabama

2.57

1

Utah

3.12

5

Alaska

2.79

2

Hawaii

3.02

9

Arizona

2.68

3

California

2.96

27

Arkansas

2.53

4

Texas

2.87

3

California

2.96

5

Alaska

2.79

21

Colorado

2.56

6

Georgia

2.70

29

Connecticut

2.51

7

Idaho

2.69

21

Delaware

2.56

7

New Jersey

2.69

10

Florida

2.67

9

Arizona

2.68

6

Georgia

2.70

10

Florida

2.67

2

Hawaii

3.02

11

Maryland

2.66

7

Idaho

2.69

12

Nevada

2.65

21

Illinois

2.56

13

Louisiana

2.61

30

Indiana

2.50

13

Mississippi

2.61

44

Iowa

2.41

13

Virginia

2.61

30

Kansas

2.50

16

New Mexico

2.58

30

Kentucky

2.50

16

Oklahoma

2.58

13

Louisiana

2.61

18

Alabama

2.57

50

Maine

2.28

18

New York

2.57

11

Maryland

2.66

18

South Carolina

2.57

25

Massachusetts

2.54

21

Colorado

2.56

36

Michigan

2.47

21

Delaware

2.56

30

Minnesota

2.50

21

Illinois

2.56

13

Mississippi

2.61

24

Washington

2.55

41

Missouri

2.44

25

Massachusetts

2.54

45

Montana

2.40

25

Tennessee

2.54

39

Nebraska

2.45

27

Arkansas

2.53

12

Nevada

2.65

28

North Carolina

2.52

36

New Hampshire

2.47

29

Connecticut

2.51

7

New Jersey

2.69

30

Indiana

2.50

16

New Mexico

2.58

30

Kansas

2.50

18

New York

2.57

30

Kentucky

2.50

28

North Carolina

2.52

30

Minnesota

2.50

48

North Dakota

2.30

30

Oregon

2.50

43

Ohio

2.43

30

Rhode Island

2.50

16

Oklahoma

2.58

36

Michigan

2.47

30

Oregon

2.50

36

New Hampshire

2.47

41

Pennsylvania

2.44

38

South Dakota

2.46

30

Rhode Island

2.50

39

Nebraska

2.45

18

South Carolina

2.57

39

Wyoming

2.45

38

South Dakota

2.46

41

Missouri

2.44

25

Tennessee

2.54

41

Pennsylvania

2.44

4

Texas

2.87

43

Ohio

2.43

1

Utah

3.12

44

Iowa

2.41

48

Vermont

2.30

45

Montana

2.40

13

Virginia

2.61

46

West Virginia

2.39

24

Washington

2.55

46

Wisconsin

2.39

46

West Virginia

2.39

48

North Dakota

2.30

46

Wisconsin

2.39

48

Vermont

2.30

39

Wyoming

2.45

50

Maine

2.28

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