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State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States

RESIDENT POPULATION--JULY 2008

[When states share the same rank, the next lower rank is omitted. Because of rounded data, states may have identical values shown, but different ranks. Cautionary note]

State Number Rank
    United States 304,059,724 (X)
Alabama 4,661,900 23
Alaska 686,293 47
Arizona 6,500,180 16
Arkansas 2,855,390 32
California 36,756,666 1
Colorado 4,939,456 22
Connecticut 3,501,252 29
Delaware 873,092 45
District of Columbia 591,833 (X)
Florida 18,328,340 4
Georgia 9,685,744 9
Hawaii 1,288,198 42
Idaho 1,523,816 39
Illinois 12,901,563 5
Indiana 6,376,792 15
Iowa 3,002,555 30
Kansas 2,802,134 33
Kentucky 4,269,245 26
Louisiana 4,410,796 25
Maine 1,316,456 40
Maryland 5,633,597 19
Massachusetts 6,497,967 14
Michigan 10,003,422 8
Minnesota 5,220,393 21
Mississippi 2,938,618 31
Missouri 5,911,605 18
Montana 967,440 44
Nebraska 1,783,432 38
Nevada 2,600,167 35
New Hampshire 1,315,809 41
New Jersey 8,682,661 11
New Mexico 1,984,356 36
New York 19,490,297 3
North Carolina 9,222,414 10
North Dakota 641,481 48
Ohio 11,485,910 7
Oklahoma 3,642,361 28
Oregon 3,790,060 27
Pennsylvania 12,488,279 6
Rhode Island 1,050,788 43
South Carolina 4,479,800 24
South Dakota 804,194 46
Tennessee 6,214,888 17
Texas 24,326,974 2
Utah 2,736,424 34
Vermont 621,270 49
Virginia 7,769,089 12
Washington 6,549,224 13
West Virginia 1,814,468 37
Wisconsin 5,627,967 20
Wyoming 532,668 50

Symbol
X Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau,
"Table 2: Cumulative Estimates of Resident Population Change for the United States,
Regions, States and Puerto Rico and Region and State Rankings: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008 (NST-EST2007-02)";
published 22 December 2008; <http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2000s/vintage_2007/index.html>.

For more information:
Population Estimates