The population of the United States varies significantly from state to state. California is the most populous U.S. state, with a population of 39,512,223 as of 2019 estimates, followed by Texas (28,995,881), Florida (21,477,737), and New York (19,453,561). These four states make up over 40% of the U.S. population. Other populous states include Illinois (12,671,821), Pennsylvania (12,807,060), and Ohio (11,689,100). Alaska is the least populous state with a population of 731,545 according to 2019 estimates.
Additionally, the U.S. population has grown significantly over time, with the most recent census reporting a population of 328.2 million in 2018, an increase of 7.4% since 2010. The most significant growth occurred in the South and West regions of the country which saw a 10% and 13% growth respectively from 2010-2018. This was followed by a 5% increase in the Midwest, and a 3.2% growth in the Northeast.
Overall, population numbers continue to be an important indicator of economic health as well as quality of life in each U.S. state. To learn more about U.S. state populations, consult the official website of the United States Census Bureau.