Talk:List of U.S. states and territories by population

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Remove comparable country[edit]

I would suggest removing the comparable country column on the table. It really doesn't provide any useful information (California is comparable to Poland?). Thanks for you consideration. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fliestoomuch310 (talkcontribs) 17:41, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Pinging @MB298:, who added the column. As this is a relatively recent and undiscussed addition, please add your input here. kennethaw88talk 21:46, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
@Kennethaw88: @Fliestoomuch310: I added it several months ago to give readers a key on population (for example, perhaps a reader is from Ireland and knows how many people reside in his/her country, and can then have a more descriptive view of the population of Louisiana). MB298 (talk) 23:42, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
I totally agree, this column doesn't make any sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.9.37.76 (talk) 15:24, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
I support removing it. It's a little much to expect Wikipedia to explain every single number, and to try to do so makes things unwieldy. –Fitnr 19:25, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
This is an extremely unpopular column. I want to see it removed as well, but I have no idea how to petition to remove a single column from a table, and due to my lack of history, such a major revision would be surely targeted as terrorism, coming from me. Does anyone have the authority to remove the column without instant reversal and ignorance? — Preceding unsigned comment added by HinataSoul (talkcontribs) 04:06, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Proposed merge with List of U.S. states by historical population[edit]

Topics are very similar, but List of U.S. states by historical population is data-centric and List of U.S. states and territories by population is prose-centric. cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 00:17, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

P.S. Perhaps even Demographic history of the United States?
Demographic history of the United States is probably more appropriate, since there's already a small table there of historical populations between 1620 and 1780, and List of U.S. states and territories by population documents the current population. Alcherin (talk) 18:35, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Arkansas and Kansas[edit]

there is something wrong in the article that is that Arkansas has more people than Kansas.174.44.64.225 (talk) 01:58, 24 July 2016 (UTC)Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).

Northern Mariana Islands, italics?[edit]

The Northern Mariana Islands is the only entry on the list in italics. Why the italics? No reason is given. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.177.195.123 (talk) 01:58, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Fixed. Station1 (talk) 06:06, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Rare thing found in article![edit]

This is impossible and untrue, possibly Rare thing. First of all, Arkansas has fewer people than Kansas 20 times less population. Second of all, Arkansas does not have bigger cities than Kansas. Wichita, Dodge City, and Overland Park, and Topeka and Manhattan a massive population in all but only one big city in Arkansas, Little Rock. Please edit this rare stuff. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). Census.gov. 2010 174.44.64.225 (talk) 19:29, 4 August 2016 (UTC)(EDT) |answered=