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.

StateJuly 2015
pop.
California39,144,818
Texas27,469,114
Florida20,271,272
New York19,795,791
Illinois12,859,995
Pennsylvania12,802,503
Ohio11,613,423
Georgia10,214,860
North Carolina10,042,802
Michigan9,922,576
New Jersey8,958,013
Virginia8,382,993
Washington7,170,351
Arizona6,828,065
Massachusetts6,794,422
Indiana6,619,680
Tennessee6,600,299
Missouri6,083,672
Maryland6,006,401
Wisconsin5,771,337
Minnesota5,489,594
Colorado5,456,574
South Carolina4,896,146
Alabama4,858,979
Louisiana4,670,724
Kentucky4,425,092
Oregon4,028,977
Oklahoma3,911,338
Connecticut3,590,886
Iowa3,123,899
Utah2,995,919
Mississippi2,992,333
Arkansas2,978,204
Kansas2,911,641
Nevada2,890,845
New Mexico2,085,109
Nebraska1,896,190
West Virginia1,844,128
Idaho1,654,930
Hawaii1,431,603
New Hampshire1,330,608
Maine1,329,328
Rhode Island1,056,298
Montana1,032,949
Delaware945,934
South Dakota858,469
North Dakota756,927
Alaska738,432
DC672,228
Vermont626,042
Wyoming586,107
Total U.S.321,418,820
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.