U.S. Population Density: People Per Square Mile U.S. Census 1930 to 2010

The following table details the U.S. population density, people per square mile, since 1930. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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                 1930   1940   1950   1960   1970   1980   1990   2000   2010
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United States      35     37     43     51     58     64     70     80   87.4
Alabama            52     56     61     65     68     77     80     88   94.4
Alaska              0      0      0      0      1      1      1      1    1.2
Arizona             4      4      7     12     16     24     32     45   56.3
Arkansas           36     38     37     34     37     44     45     51   56.0
California         36     44     68    101    128    152    191    217  239.1
Colorado           10     11     13     17     21     28     32     42   48.5
Connecticut       332    353    415    524    626    642    679    703  738.1
Delaware          122    137    163    229    281    305    342    402  460.8
DC              7,975 10,862 13,140 12,514 12,392 10,456  9,941  9,371  9,857
Florida            27     35     52     92    127    182    241    298  350.6
Georgia            51     54     60     69     80     95    113    142  168.4
Hawaii             57     66     78     99    120    150    173    189  211.8
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                 1930   1940   1950   1960   1970   1980   1990   2000   2010
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Idaho               5      6      7      8      9     11     12     16   19.0
Illinois          137    142    157    182    200    206    206    224  231.1
Indiana            90     96    110    130    145    153    155    170  181.0
Iowa               44     45     47     49     51     52     50     52   54.5
Kansas             23     22     23     27     28     29     30     33   34.9
Kentucky           66     72     75     77     82     93     93    102  109.9
Louisiana          49     55     62     75     84     97     98    103  104.9
Maine              26     28     30     31     32     37     40     41   43.1
Maryland          168    188    241    319    404    434    493    546  594.8
Massachusetts     545    553    601    660    729    736    771    814  839.4
Michigan           86     93    113    138    157    164    164    176  174.8
Minnesota          32     35     38     43     48     51     55     62   66.6
Mississippi        43     47     46     46     47     54     55     61   63.2
Missouri           53     55     58     63     68     72     74     81   87.1
Montana             4      4      4      5      5      5      6      6    6.8
Nebraska           18     17     17     18     19     20     21     22   23.8
Nevada              1      1      2      3      5      7     11     18   24.6
New Hampshire      52     55     60     68     82    103    124    138  147.0
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                 1930   1940   1950   1960   1970   1980   1990   2000   2010
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New Jersey        550    566    658    825    975  1,001  1,051  1,144  1,196
New Mexico          4      4      6      8      8     11     13     15   17.0
New York          267    286    315    356    387    373    382    403  411.2
North Carolina     65     74     84     94    105    121    136    166  196.1
North Dakota       10      9      9      9      9     10      9      9    9.7
Ohio              163    169    195    238    261    264    266    278  282.3
Oklahoma           35     34     33     34     37     44     46     50   54.7
Oregon             10     11     16     18     22     27     30     36   39.9
Pennsylvania      215    221    235    253    264    265    266    275  283.9
Puerto Rico       451    546    646    686    792    934  1,029  1,112  1,088
Rhode Island      665    690    766    831    916    916    971  1,014  1,018
South Carolina     58     63     70     79     86    104    116    134  153.9
South Dakota        9      9      9      9      9      9      9     10   10.7
Tennessee          64     71     80     87     95    111    118    138  153.9
Texas              22     25     30     37     43     55     65     80   96.3
Utah                6      7      8     11     13     18     21     27   33.6
Vermont            39     39     41     42     48     56     61     66   67.9
Virginia           61     68     84    101    118    135    157    179  202.6
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                 1930   1940   1950   1960   1970   1980   1990   2000   2010
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Washington         24     26     36     43     51     62     73     89  101.2
West Virginia      72     79     83     77     73     81     75     75   77.1
Wisconsin          54     58     63     73     82     87     90     99  105.0
Wyoming             2      3      3      3      3      5      5      5    5.8
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SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

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