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State Population by Rank, 2015

Here are the 50 states in descending order of total population.

In 2015, Arizona overtook Massachusetts; New Hampshire surpassed Maine; South Carolina grew larger than Alabama; and Utah jumped two spots, beating Arkansas and Mississippi in terms of total population.

State July 2015
pop.
California 39,144,818
Texas 27,469,114
Florida 20,271,272
New York 19,795,791
Illinois 12,859,995
Pennsylvania 12,802,503
Ohio 11,613,423
Georgia 10,214,860
North Carolina 10,042,802
Michigan 9,922,576
New Jersey 8,958,013
Virginia 8,382,993
Washington 7,170,351
Arizona 6,828,065
Massachusetts 6,794,422
Indiana 6,619,680
Tennessee 6,600,299
Missouri 6,083,672
Maryland 6,006,401
Wisconsin 5,771,337
Minnesota 5,489,594
Colorado 5,456,574
South Carolina 4,896,146
Alabama 4,858,979
Louisiana 4,670,724
Kentucky 4,425,092
Oregon 4,028,977
Oklahoma 3,911,338
Connecticut 3,590,886
Iowa 3,123,899
Utah 2,995,919
Mississippi 2,992,333
Arkansas 2,978,204
Kansas 2,911,641
Nevada 2,890,845
New Mexico 2,085,109
Nebraska 1,896,190
West Virginia 1,844,128
Idaho 1,654,930
Hawaii 1,431,603
New Hampshire 1,330,608
Maine 1,329,328
Rhode Island 1,056,298
Montana 1,032,949
Delaware 945,934
South Dakota 858,469
North Dakota 756,927
Alaska 738,432
DC 672,228
Vermont 626,042
Wyoming 586,107
Total U.S. 321,418,820
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.

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