(When states share the same rank, the next lower  rank is omitted.  States may share the same value  but have different ranks due to rounding)

Persons per square mile of land area

 

Ranking State Persons per
Square Mile
of Land Area
1 Alaska 1.1
2 Wyoming 4.9
3 Montana 6.0
4 North Dakota 9.3
5 South Dakota 9.7
6 New Mexico 14.3
7 Idaho 14.6
8 Nevada 15.3
9 Nebraska 21.6
10 Utah 25.1
11 Kansas 31.7
12 Oregon 33.8
13 Colorado 37.5
14 Arizona 40.1
15 Maine 40.2
16 Oklahoma 48.3
17 Arkansas 48.4
18 Iowa 51.1
19 Mississippi 58.2
20 Minnesota 58.9
21 Vermont 63.7
22 Texas 74.2
23 West Virginia 75.4
24 Missouri 78.4
25 Washington 84.3
26 Alabama 85.1
27 Wisconsin 95.2
28 Kentucky 98.4
29 Louisiana 99.9
30 South Carolina 124.9
31 Georgia 129.3
32 Tennessee 130.2
33 New Hampshire 130.8
34 North Carolina 152.4
35 Indiana 163.5
36 Virginia 170.1
37 Michigan 172.0
38 Hawaii 184.7
39 California 206.9
40 Illinois 214.0
41 Pennsylvania 268.2
42 Florida 271.7
43 Ohio 273.2
44 Delaware 374.2
45 New York 384.1
46 Maryland 521.2
47 Connecticut 674.9
48 Massachusetts 780.5
49 Rhode Island 944.9
50 New Jersey 1085.4
X District of Columbia 8615.0

 

X Not applicable.
 
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 1997-98, table A-1.

The original article was available at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/state02.prn on October 3, 2009.