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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

Population
Population
Population in 2019
National Total = 328,239,523*

ALPHA ORDER

RANK ORDER

RANK

STATE

POPULATION

% of USA

RANK

STATE

POPULATION

% of USA

24

Alabama

4,903,185

1.5%

1

California

39,512,223

12.0%

48

Alaska

731,545

0.2%

2

Texas

28,995,881

8.8%

14

Arizona

7,278,717

2.2%

3

Florida

21,477,737

6.5%

33

Arkansas

3,017,804

0.9%

4

New York

19,453,561

5.9%

1

California

39,512,223

12.0%

5

Pennsylvania

12,801,989

3.9%

21

Colorado

5,758,736

1.8%

6

Illinois

12,671,821

3.9%

29

Connecticut

3,565,287

1.1%

7

Ohio

11,689,100

3.6%

45

Delaware

973,764

0.3%

8

Georgia

10,617,423

3.2%

3

Florida

21,477,737

6.5%

9

North Carolina

10,488,084

3.2%

8

Georgia

10,617,423

3.2%

10

Michigan

9,986,857

3.0%

40

Hawaii

1,415,872

0.4%

11

New Jersey

8,882,190

2.7%

39

Idaho

1,787,065

0.5%

12

Virginia

8,535,519

2.6%

6

Illinois

12,671,821

3.9%

13

Washington

7,614,893

2.3%

17

Indiana

6,732,219

2.1%

14

Arizona

7,278,717

2.2%

31

Iowa

3,155,070

1.0%

15

Massachusetts

6,892,503

2.1%

35

Kansas

2,913,314

0.9%

16

Tennessee

6,829,174

2.1%

26

Kentucky

4,467,673

1.4%

17

Indiana

6,732,219

2.1%

25

Louisiana

4,648,794

1.4%

18

Missouri

6,137,428

1.9%

42

Maine

1,344,212

0.4%

19

Maryland

6,045,680

1.8%

19

Maryland

6,045,680

1.8%

20

Wisconsin

5,822,434

1.8%

15

Massachusetts

6,892,503

2.1%

21

Colorado

5,758,736

1.8%

10

Michigan

9,986,857

3.0%

22

Minnesota

5,639,632

1.7%

22

Minnesota

5,639,632

1.7%

23

South Carolina

5,148,714

1.6%

34

Mississippi

2,976,149

0.9%

24

Alabama

4,903,185

1.5%

18

Missouri

6,137,428

1.9%

25

Louisiana

4,648,794

1.4%

43

Montana

1,068,778

0.3%

26

Kentucky

4,467,673

1.4%

37

Nebraska

1,934,408

0.6%

27

Oregon

4,217,737

1.3%

32

Nevada

3,080,156

0.9%

28

Oklahoma

3,956,971

1.2%

41

New Hampshire

1,359,711

0.4%

29

Connecticut

3,565,287

1.1%

11

New Jersey

8,882,190

2.7%

30

Utah

3,205,958

1.0%

36

New Mexico

2,096,829

0.6%

31

Iowa

3,155,070

1.0%

4

New York

19,453,561

5.9%

32

Nevada

3,080,156

0.9%

9

North Carolina

10,488,084

3.2%

33

Arkansas

3,017,804

0.9%

47

North Dakota

762,062

0.2%

34

Mississippi

2,976,149

0.9%

7

Ohio

11,689,100

3.6%

35

Kansas

2,913,314

0.9%

28

Oklahoma

3,956,971

1.2%

36

New Mexico

2,096,829

0.6%

27

Oregon

4,217,737

1.3%

37

Nebraska

1,934,408

0.6%

5

Pennsylvania

12,801,989

3.9%

38

West Virginia

1,792,147

0.5%

44

Rhode Island

1,059,361

0.3%

39

Idaho

1,787,065

0.5%

23

South Carolina

5,148,714

1.6%

40

Hawaii

1,415,872

0.4%

46

South Dakota

884,659

0.3%

41

New Hampshire

1,359,711

0.4%

16

Tennessee

6,829,174

2.1%

42

Maine

1,344,212

0.4%

2

Texas

28,995,881

8.8%

43

Montana

1,068,778

0.3%

30

Utah

3,205,958

1.0%

44

Rhode Island

1,059,361

0.3%

49

Vermont

623,989

0.2%

45

Delaware

973,764

0.3%

12

Virginia

8,535,519

2.6%

46

South Dakota

884,659

0.3%

13

Washington

7,614,893

2.3%

47

North Dakota

762,062

0.2%

38

West Virginia

1,792,147

0.5%

48

Alaska

731,545

0.2%

20

Wisconsin

5,822,434

1.8%

49

Vermont

623,989

0.2%

50

Wyoming

578,759

0.2%

50

Wyoming

578,759

0.2%

District of Columbia

705,749

0.2%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census “Population Estimates” (December 2019, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest.html)

*Resident population estimate as of July 1, 2019.

Population in 2018
National Total = 326,687,501*

ALPHA ORDER

RANK ORDER

RANK

STATE

POPULATION

% of USA

RANK

STATE

POPULATION

% of USA

24

Alabama

4,887,681

1.5%

1

California

39,461,588

12.1%

48

Alaska

735,139

0.2%

2

Texas

28,628,666

8.8%

14

Arizona

7,158,024

2.2%

3

Florida

21,244,317

6.5%

33

Arkansas

3,009,733

0.9%

4

New York

19,530,351

6.0%

1

California

39,461,588

12.1%

5

Pennsylvania

12,800,922

3.9%

21

Colorado

5,691,287

1.7%

6

Illinois

12,723,071

3.9%

29

Connecticut

3,571,520

1.1%

7

Ohio

11,676,341

3.6%

45

Delaware

965,479

0.3%

8

Georgia

10,511,131

3.2%

3

Florida

21,244,317

6.5%

9

North Carolina

10,381,615

3.2%

8

Georgia

10,511,131

3.2%

10

Michigan

9,984,072

3.1%

40

Hawaii

1,420,593

0.4%

11

New Jersey

8,886,025

2.7%

39

Idaho

1,750,536

0.5%

12

Virginia

8,501,286

2.6%

6

Illinois

12,723,071

3.9%

13

Washington

7,523,869

2.3%

17

Indiana

6,695,497

2.0%

14

Arizona

7,158,024

2.2%

31

Iowa

3,148,618

1.0%

15

Massachusetts

6,882,635

2.1%

35

Kansas

2,911,359

0.9%

16

Tennessee

6,771,631

2.1%

26

Kentucky

4,461,153

1.4%

17

Indiana

6,695,497

2.0%

25

Louisiana

4,659,690

1.4%

18

Missouri

6,121,623

1.9%

42

Maine

1,339,057

0.4%

19

Maryland

6,035,802

1.8%

19

Maryland

6,035,802

1.8%

20

Wisconsin

5,807,406

1.8%

15

Massachusetts

6,882,635

2.1%

21

Colorado

5,691,287

1.7%

10

Michigan

9,984,072

3.1%

22

Minnesota

5,606,249

1.7%

22

Minnesota

5,606,249

1.7%

23

South Carolina

5,084,156

1.6%

34

Mississippi

2,981,020

0.9%

24

Alabama

4,887,681

1.5%

18

Missouri

6,121,623

1.9%

25

Louisiana

4,659,690

1.4%

43

Montana

1,060,665

0.3%

26

Kentucky

4,461,153

1.4%

37

Nebraska

1,925,614

0.6%

27

Oregon

4,181,886

1.3%

32

Nevada

3,027,341

0.9%

28

Oklahoma

3,940,235

1.2%

41

New Hampshire

1,353,465

0.4%

29

Connecticut

3,571,520

1.1%

11

New Jersey

8,886,025

2.7%

30

Utah

3,153,550

1.0%

36

New Mexico

2,092,741

0.6%

31

Iowa

3,148,618

1.0%

4

New York

19,530,351

6.0%

32

Nevada

3,027,341

0.9%

9

North Carolina

10,381,615

3.2%

33

Arkansas

3,009,733

0.9%

47

North Dakota

758,080

0.2%

34

Mississippi

2,981,020

0.9%

7

Ohio

11,676,341

3.6%

35

Kansas

2,911,359

0.9%

28

Oklahoma

3,940,235

1.2%

36

New Mexico

2,092,741

0.6%

27

Oregon

4,181,886

1.3%

37

Nebraska

1,925,614

0.6%

5

Pennsylvania

12,800,922

3.9%

38

West Virginia

1,804,291

0.6%

44

Rhode Island

1,058,287

0.3%

39

Idaho

1,750,536

0.5%

23

South Carolina

5,084,156

1.6%

40

Hawaii

1,420,593

0.4%

46

South Dakota

878,698

0.3%

41

New Hampshire

1,353,465

0.4%

16

Tennessee

6,771,631

2.1%

42

Maine

1,339,057

0.4%

2

Texas

28,628,666

8.8%

43

Montana

1,060,665

0.3%

30

Utah

3,153,550

1.0%

44

Rhode Island

1,058,287

0.3%

49

Vermont

624,358

0.2%

45

Delaware

965,479

0.3%

12

Virginia

8,501,286

2.6%

46

South Dakota

878,698

0.3%

13

Washington

7,523,869

2.3%

47

North Dakota

758,080

0.2%

38

West Virginia

1,804,291

0.6%

48

Alaska

735,139

0.2%

20

Wisconsin

5,807,406

1.8%

49

Vermont

624,358

0.2%

50

Wyoming

577,601

0.2%

50

Wyoming

577,601

0.2%

District of Columbia

701,547

0.2%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census  “Population Estimates” (December 2019, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest.html)

*Resident population. Revised estimates of July 1, 2019.

Numerical Population Change: 2018 to 2019
National Total = 1,552,022 Increase*

ALPHA ORDER

RANK ORDER

RANK

STATE

GAIN/LOSS

RANK

STATE

GAIN/LOSS

20

Alabama

15,504

1

Texas

367,215

42

Alaska

(3,594)

2

Florida

233,420

3

Arizona

120,693

3

Arizona

120,693

28

Arkansas

8,071

4

North Carolina

106,469

12

California

50,635

5

Georgia

106,292

7

Colorado

67,449

6

Washington

91,024

46

Connecticut

(6,233)

7

Colorado

67,449

26

Delaware

8,285

8

South Carolina

64,558

2

Florida

233,420

9

Tennessee

57,543

5

Georgia

106,292

10

Nevada

52,815

44

Hawaii

(4,721)

11

Utah

52,408

14

Idaho

36,529

12

California

50,635

49

Illinois

(51,250)

13

Indiana

36,722

13

Indiana

36,722

14

Idaho

36,529

30

Iowa

6,452

15

Oregon

35,851

37

Kansas

1,955

16

Virginia

34,233

29

Kentucky

6,520

17

Minnesota

33,383

47

Louisiana

(10,896)

18

Oklahoma

16,736

33

Maine

5,155

19

Missouri

15,805

23

Maryland

9,878

20

Alabama

15,504

24

Massachusetts

9,868

21

Wisconsin

15,028

36

Michigan

2,785

22

Ohio

12,759

17

Minnesota

33,383

23

Maryland

9,878

45

Mississippi

(4,871)

24

Massachusetts

9,868

19

Missouri

15,805

25

Nebraska

8,794

27

Montana

8,113

26

Delaware

8,285

25

Nebraska

8,794

27

Montana

8,113

10

Nevada

52,815

28

Arkansas

8,071

31

New Hampshire

6,246

29

Kentucky

6,520

43

New Jersey

(3,835)

30

Iowa

6,452

34

New Mexico

4,088

31

New Hampshire

6,246

50

New York

(76,790)

32

South Dakota

5,961

4

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