10 Largest States By Population

We already listed the largest states by area, so here are the largest states in the United States by population

1. California – 38 million – The Golden State with it’s metropolis of San Francisco and metropolis of Los Angeles, has the largest population in the United States with almost 12% of the total population of the USA. California is also the 3rd largest state by area

Los Angeles metropolitan

Los Angeles metropolitan

 

2. Texas – 26 million – The second largest state is also the second largest by population. The largest city in Texas is Houston.

Austin, texas - Texas is the 2nd largest state by population

Austin, texas – Texas is the 2nd largest state by population

 

3. New York – 19.6 million – New York is only ranked 27 by area, but it has a dense population ranking it as the third largest state by population, with NYC of course being the major metropolitan of the state

Manhattan, NYC, NY - New York is the 3rd largest state by population

Manhattan, NYC, NY – New York is the 3rd largest state by population

4. Florida – 19.5 million – The Sunshine State has almost the same population as New York. Jacksonville is the largest city while Miami is the main metropolitan

Miami, Florida - Florida is the 4th largest state by population

Miami, Florida – Florida is the 4th largest state by population

 

5. Illinois – 12.8 million – 5th largest population in the USA with Chicago being the largest city and metropolitan

Chicago, Illinois - Illinois is the 5th largest state by population

Chicago, Illinois – Illinois is the 5th largest state by population

 

6. Pennsylvania – 12.7 million – The largest city in the state of Pennsylvania is Philadelphia, home of  the Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

7. Ohio – 11.5 million – Columbus is the capital and largest city in the state of Ohio

The skyline of Columbus, Ohio

The skyline of Columbus, Ohio

 

8. Georgia – 10 million – Atlanta is the capital and the most populous city in the Peach State

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

9. Michigan – 9.9 million – The largest city in The Great Lake State is Detroit

Michigan, Detroit

Michigan, Detroit

 

10. North Carolina – 9.85 million – Charlotte is the largest city in the Old North State

Charlotte, North Carolina. North Carolina is the 10th largest state by population

Charlotte, North Carolina. North Carolina is the 10th largest state by population

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