List of U.S. states by population density
This article includes a sortable table of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and territories ordered by population density. Population density is calculated as resident population divided by total land area. Resident population is from the United States Census Bureau estimates for July 1, 2011, and total land area is also from the Census Bureau.
The population density of the United States is relatively low compared to many other developed countries due to its size and the advent of modern transportation during its settlement. For example, the population density of the U.S. is one twelfth that of the Netherlands, and one fifteenth that of South Korea (as of 2010).
|Rank||State||Population density in inhabitants per square mile (2012)||Population density in inhabitants per square kilometre (2012)|
|—||District of Columbia||10,357||3,999|
|—||U.S. Virgin Islands||916.9||354.0|
|—||Northern Mariana Islands||63.8||24.6|
*Does not include territories
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- Resident Population Data - 2010 Census. United States Census Bureau. Last accessed January 10, 2011.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011" (CSV). 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. December 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
- "2010 Census State Area Measurements and Internal Point Coordinates". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. February 11, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
- United Nations World Population Prospects
- The District of Columbia is not a U.S. state, but is used in the calculation of the total average U.S. population density.
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