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The states and territories included in the United States Census Bureau's statistics include the fifty states, the District of Columbia and five permanently inhabited unincorporated island territories, including Puerto Rico.

This is a list of U.S. states by population (with inhabited non-state jurisdictions included for comparison) as of April 1, 2010, the date of the 2010 United States Census. The nine most populous states contain slightly more than half of the total population. The 25 least populous states contain less than one-sixth of the total population. California, the most populous state, contains more people than the 21 least populous states combined. __TOC__

Methodology

Electoral apportionment

Based on data from the decennial census, each state is allocated a proportion of the 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, although each state is guaranteed a minimum of one seat, regardless of population. This apportionment is based on the proportion of each state's population to that of the Fifty States together (without regard to the populations of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or other U.S. dependencies). The Electoral College is the body that, every four years, elects the president and vice president of the United States. Each state's representation in the Electoral College is equal to that state's total number of members in both houses of the United States Congress. The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution grants the District of Columbia, which is separate from any state, three votes. More precisely, it gets as many votes in the Electoral College as it would have if it were a state, but no more votes than the state with the fewest votes, which is currently three (e.g. Wyoming). Thus, the total representation in the College is 538 members (equal to 100 senators plus 435 representatives, plus 3 members for the District of Columbia).<ref>

</ref> The 11 most populous states, representing 56% of the population, have a majority of the Electoral College votes, enough to elect the president.

States and territories

Rank in<br>the Fifty<br> States,<br> 2013<br> Rank in all<br>states<br> & terri-<br>tories,<br>2010<br> State or territory<br> Population estimate for<br> July 1, 2013<br> Census population,<br> April 1, 2010<br> Census population,<br> April 1, 2000<br> Seats in<br>U.S. House,<br>2013–2023<br> Presi-<br>dential<br> Electors<br>2012–<br>2020<br> 2010 Census Pop.<br> per<br> House<br> seat<ref>For simplicity's sake, these are the 2010 Resident Populations per 2003–2013 House seat; the seats for 2013–2023 will, however, be apportioned on the slightly different basis of “Apportionment Population” which can be found at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-data-text.php and http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/apportionment/apport.html</ref> <br> 2000 Census Pop.<br> per<br> House<br> seat<br> 2000 Census Pop. <br> per<br>Pres. Elector<br> Percent<br> of total<br> U.S. pop.,<br> 2010<ref>Because of rounding of the individual percentages, the entries in this column may not sum to 100%.</ref> <br>

38,332,521 37,253,956 33,871,648

702,905 639,088 615,848 11.91%

26,448,193 25,145,561 20,851,820

785,799 651,619 613,289 8.04%

19,651,127 19,378,102 18,976,457

668,210 654,361 612,144 6.19%

19,552,860 18,801,310 15,982,378

752,052 639,295 591,940 6.01%

12,882,135 12,830,632 12,419,293

675,296 653,647 591,395 4.10%

12,773,801 12,702,379 12,281,054

668,546 646,371 584,812 4.06%

11,570,808 11,536,504 11,353,140

640,917 630,730 567,657 3.69%

9,992,167 9,687,653 8,186,453

745,204 629,727 545,764 3.10%

9,895,622 9,883,640 9,938,444

658,909 662,563 584,614 3.16%

9,848,060 9,535,483 8,049,313

733,499 619,178 536,621 3.05%

8,899,339 8,791,894 8,414,350

676,300 647,258 560,957 2.81%

8,260,405 8,001,024 7,078,515

727,366 643,501 544,501 2.56%

6,971,406 6,724,540 5,894,121

747,171 654,902 535,829 2.15%

6,692,824 6,547,629 6,349,097

654,763 634,910 529,091 2.09%

6,626,624 6,392,017 5,130,632

799,002 641,329 513,063 2.04%

6,570,902 6,483,802 6,080,485

720,422 675,609 552,771 2.07%

6,495,978 6,346,105 5,689,283

705,123 632,143 517,208 2.03%

6,044,171 5,988,927 5,595,211

665,436 621,690 508,656 1.91%

5,928,814 5,773,552 5,296,486

721,694 662,061 529,649 1.85%

5,742,713 5,686,986 5,363,675

710,873 670,459 536,368 1.82%

5,420,380 5,303,925 4,919,479

662,991 614,935 491,948 1.70%

5,268,367 5,029,196 4,301,261

720,704 614,466 477,918 1.61%

4,833,722 4,779,736 4,447,100

682,819 635,300 494,122 1.53%

4,774,839 4,625,364 4,012,012

770,894 668,669 501,502 1.48%

4,625,470 4,533,372 4,468,976

647,625 638,425 496,553 1.45%

4,395,295 4,339,367 4,041,769

723,228 673,628 505,221 1.39%

3,930,065 3,831,074 3,421,399

766,215 684,280 488,771 1.22%

3,850,568 3,751,351 3,450,654

750,270 690,131 492,951 1.20%

3,615,086 3,725,789 3,808,610 <ref name=i/>

1.19%

3,596,080 3,574,097 3,405,565

714,819 681,113 486,509 1.14%

3,090,416 3,046,355 2,926,324

609,271 585,265 418,046 0.97%

2,991,207 2,967,297 2,844,658

741,824 711,165 474,110 0.95%

2,959,373 2,915,918 2,673,400

728,980 668,350 445,567 0.93%

2,900,872 2,763,885 2,233,169

921,295 744,390 446,634 0.88%

2,893,957 2,853,118 2,688,418

713,280 672,105 448,070 0.91%

2,790,136 2,700,551 1,998,257

900,184 666,086 399,651 0.86%

2,085,287 2,059,179 1,819,046

686,393 606,349 363,809 0.66%

1,868,516 1,826,341 1,711,263

608,780 570,421 342,253 0.58%

1,854,304 1,852,994 1,808,344

617,665 602,781 361,669 0.59%

1,612,136 1,567,582 1,293,953

783,791 646,977 323,488 0.51%

1,404,054 1,360,301 1,211,537

680,151 605,769 302,884 0.43%

1,328,302 1,328,361 1,274,923

664,181 637,462 318,731 0.42%

1,323,459 1,316,470 1,235,786

658,235 617,893 308,947 0.42%

1,051,511 1,052,567 1,048,319

526,284 524,160 262,080 0.34%

1,015,165 989,415 902,195

999,243 902,195 300,732 0.32%

925,749 897,934 783,600

900,877 783,600 261,200 0.29%

844,877 814,180 754,844

814,180 754,844 251,615 0.26%

735,132 710,231 626,932

710,231 626,932 208,977 0.23%

723,393 672,591 642,200

672,591 642,200 214,067 0.21%

646,449 601,723 572,059 <ref name=i>The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands are each represented by one non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives.</ref>

190,686 0.19%

626,630 625,741 608,827

625,741 608,827 202,942 0.20%

582,658 563,626 493,782

563,626 493,782 164,594 0.18%

159,358 ://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn179.html 154,805 <ref name=i/>

0.06%

106,405 ://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn180.html 108,612 <ref name=i/>

0.04%

55,519 ://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn177.html 57,291 <ref name=i/>

0.02%

53,883 ://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn178.html 69,221 <ref name=i/>

0.02%

The Fifty States 315,482,390 308,143,815 280,849,847 435 535 709,760 645,632 524,953 98.48%

50 States + D.C. 316,128,839 308,745,538 281,421,906 435 538 523,089 98.67%

Total U.S. territory 312,913,872 285,620,445 435 538 100.00%

See also

References

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