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Old 11-03-2011, 03:28 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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U.S. states ranked by population density (2010)
1,196 - New Jersey
1,018 - Rhode Island

839 - Massachusetts
738 - Connecticut
595 - Maryland

461 - Delaware
411 - New York
351 - Florida
284 - Pennsylvania
282 - Ohio


239 - California
231 - Illinois
212 - Hawaii
203 - Virginia
196 - North Carolina
181 - Indiana
175 - Michigan
168 - Georgia
154 - South Carolina*
154 - Tennessee*

147 - New Hampshire
110 - Kentucky
105 - Wisconsin*
105 - Louisiana*
101 - Washington

96 - Texas
94 - Alabama
87 - Missouri
77 - West Virginia
68 - Vermont

67 - Minnesota
63 - Mississippi
56 - Arizona*
56 - Arkansas*
55 - Oklahoma*
55 - Iowa*

49 - Colorado
43 - Maine
40 - Oregon
35 - Kansas

34 - Utah
25 - Nevada
24 - Nebraska
19 - Idaho
17 - New Mexico
11 - South Dakota
10 - North Dakota

7 - Montana
6 - Wyoming
1 - Alaska

Key
PURPLE - States with 1,000 or more people per square mile.
BLUE - States with 500 to 999 people per square mile.
GREEN - States with 250 to 499 people per square mile.
YELLOW - States with 100 to 249 people per square mile.
ORANGE - States with 50 to 99 people per square mile.
RED - States with 10 to 49 people per square mile.
BROWN - States with less than 10 people per square mile.
* - Denotes that ties between states are broken by decimal points.

Notes
Numbers on the map are each state's ranking in population density.

Numbers on the list are people per square mile rounded to the nearest whole number.

The population density of Washington DC is 9,857 people per square mile.

The population density of the United States is 87 people per square mile.

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Old 11-03-2011, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Texas does pretty good considering its size. If the state was just confined to the Texas Triangle; we'd be at number 9.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: North
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I prefer low-density states, no surprise there. None of my favorites are above #25.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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As expected, the population density of the northeast is greater than that of any other region.

If the entire U.S. had the population density of New Jersey, then it would have more than 3 times the population of China!
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Cool post. Very interesting to see the numbers (and thanks for including DC for comparison).

I tend to like the feel of the states ranking around 10-20. There are plenty of people and urban developments, but you can also find some wide open spaces when you want.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: NJ
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As expected, the population density of the northeast is greater than that of any other region.

If the entire U.S. had the population density of New Jersey, then it would have more than 3 times the population of China!
or, my favorite - if texas had NJ's density, the entire population of the US would be living there!
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: IN
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I prefer low-density states, no surprise there. None of my favorites are above #25.
NH is fairly low density outside of a few areas.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: North America
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New Jersey is too crowded and unique... they have Bergen County with only county that still has blue laws in North America where everything is closed on Sundays by law... also plenty of malls with no sales tax on shoes and clothes. I love NJ !
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Missouri right at the national average once again
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: At the local Wawa
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Removing NYC from NY State, you'd have 201 people per square mile. Puts NY State smack in the middle of the population density of Virginia and North Carolina.

NJ is interesting too- Guttenberg, NJ is the most densely populated place in the US (beats NYC by a landslide): 56,000 people per square mile. While Washington Township, in Burlington County, has 6 people per square mile. The "downtown" so to speak can only be reached via sugar sand roads through a stunted tree forest.
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