The seven most populated states in the United States, according to the 2020 US Census, are California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. California is the most populous state with 39.51 million people reported in the 2020 census. It is followed by Texas at 29 million people and Florida at 21.48 million people. New York has 19.45 million people while Illinois has 12.67 million and Pennsylvania has 12.8 million people. Ohio is the seventh most populous state with 11.69 million residents. Each of these states has a population large enough to make them the top seven most populated states in the US and together they contain nearly one fourth of the US population.
The populations of these states have grown significantly in recent years due to immigration, natural increase, and internal migration. The shift of people away from rural areas towards larger cities has also contributed to their population growth. As such, these seven states are often seen as key indicators of economic trends in the United States.
Thanks to their high populations, these states account for a large percentage of the US economy. They are home to some of the most important cities in the country and are hubs of business, culture, education, finance and industry. In addition, due to their size, they also play an important role in national politics. As such, these seven states are some of the most important and influential in the US.
As populations continue to grow, these seven most populated states will remain key players in the US economy and national politics. For these reasons, it is vital that we understand their economic trends and population dynamics in order to better manage our nation’s future.