We believe the likely answer to this clue is OHIO. The states are all very different from one another. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that they have very different population estimates. And as the resident population of the United States has continued to grow, the state’s population is constantly changing.
This is important for citizens of different states, as the population determines how much representation a state gets in the federal government (and thus affects the funding of programs and initiatives). To see how your state is performing, we’ve created a table of the fifty states in order of their most recent population estimates. California has the largest population in the United States, followed by Texas, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania. Alaska has the largest land area in the United States, followed by Texas and California.
Alaska has more land area than Texas, California% 26 Montana combined. Although Delaware is small, its population density is well above 87 people per square mile. In this small state, 500 people live every square mile. It makes sense that all of the 10 most populated states have a border that meets a body of water, including lakes and oceans. Puerto Rico is one of the most densely populated areas in the country, with an average of 900 people per square mile.
Although Pennsylvania has a small land area, its population density is relatively high, as in most eastern states. Although Massachusetts is the sixth smallest state in the country, Massachusetts is one of the most populous states in the USA. The most populous state is Wyoming, with fewer than 600,000 inhabitants and a negative growth rate of 0.60% per year. Countries that are more inland, such as those in the Great Plains and the Midwest, tend to be less populous.
However, the county with the strongest decline was Martin County, with a 12.31% decline, although its population is only 11,323 and is unlikely to have a profound impact on the state’s overall population. The allocation is based on each state’s share of the total population of the fifty states (excluding the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands). Kentucky, which was previously part of Virginia, became its own territory and has now grown to become the 26th most populous state in the USA. The population density is below average at 58 people per square mile, making Arkansas the 34th most populous state in the country.
Surprisingly, both New York and Illinois are experiencing negative population growth despite the presence of the huge cities of New York City and Chicago. The US Census Office considers ethnicity, religion, and most other categories with the total population. Montana, one of the “Big Sky Country” states, is one of the county’s ten least populated states, with an approximate population of 1,074,532.