thumbnail

U.S. States with the Highest Population Density

Can you guess the states of the United States which have the highest population density?
Based on land area, not total area
Population from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2022 estimates
Opposite quiz here
Quiz by longdays2
Rate:
Last updated: December 29, 2022
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedJuly 26, 2014
Times taken49,685
Average score80.0%
Rating4.50
1:30
Enter answer here
0
 / 10 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
per mi2
State
1259
New Jersey
1058
Rhode Island
895
Massachusetts
749
Connecticut
635
Maryland
per mi2
State
523
Delaware
418
New York
415
Florida
290
Pennsylvania
288
Ohio
+14
Level 54
Jul 26, 2014
100% Guessed nearly the entire eastern US. Fast typer here. :)
+2
Level 46
Jan 12, 2018
forgot about miami....
+3
Level 50
Aug 22, 2022
Miami? As in Florida?
+10
Level 14
Jul 26, 2014
Thanks you for stopping by
+14
Level 84
Oct 24, 2016
As a NJ resident, I can confirm that this state has far too many people.
+25
Level 48
Jan 28, 2018
As an SD resident, I do not have such problem
+4
Level 71
Sep 1, 2019
Unfortunately, they each have two senators. Unfair!
+11
Level 58
Mar 10, 2020
There’s a reason why the house exists
+3
Level 56
Aug 18, 2021
We're not going back to the 1780's are we? This was decided back then, and it still make so much sense. The Great Compromise was a great solution.
+2
Level 57
Aug 19, 2021
It's not unfair at all, since we have the House to represent the people. What's unfair is that the Senate is supposed to represent the states themselves, not the people, and yet they don't do that nowadays. The states are just not represented at the federal level anymore.
+1
Level 57
Jan 9, 2023
the concept of "states" have more voting rights than people 💀
+7
Level 83
Nov 24, 2019
As a NJ resident, I can confirm that we are, indeed, very dense here. :-P
+2
Level 51
Sep 3, 2020
Yeah
+1
Level 50
Aug 22, 2022
I can not confirm that, probably because I never been to New Jersey, it’s neighboring city NYC is pretty dense too
+1
Level 73
Dec 29, 2022
@YouLoveEagle I’m really curious how you can live in Brooklyn but have never been to New Jersey, or any other state for that matter. You must not travel very far.
+3
Level 73
Oct 25, 2016
The first 7 I got right away. Then I started with the "swing states" and the last 3 came quickly after that ☺
+3
Level 76
Jan 25, 2017
I thought this was going to be a quiz on the stupidest states...
+9
Level 63
Jan 25, 2017
Given who the president is, you'd have needed to guess 50 answers
+8
Level 84
Jan 25, 2017
Not every state voted for him. Most of the people in the country didn't vote for him, either. Lowest approval ratings of any just-inaugurated president. Not to say that Americans don't have a lot to answer for right now... but I don't think the "50 answers" comment is really accurate.
+2
Level 57
Jan 25, 2017
In every country where this opinion polling (or actual election) has been held, Clinton is more popular than Trump. The only exception is Russia.
+5
Level 48
Jan 25, 2017
Given who both the Democrats and Republicans put up, I think all 50 is accurate.
+4
Level 67
Jan 25, 2017
The Democrats and Republicans are private political parties. Although they are (by far) the two biggest parties, their nominees for president do not necessarily correlate to the will of the American people, particularly with regard to the Democrats. The DNC made it known from the outset that it wanted Clinton to win, and that it would do what it could to help her beat Sanders. The DNC also uses "superdelegates" to counter the popular vote so that the party can nominate who it wants. Many actual voters wanted Sanders to be the candidate, but the DNC machine aligned against him. A lot of people knew it, which is part of why there was so little enthusiasm for Clinton. And look what happened as a result.
+1
Level 88
Jan 25, 2017
There were quite a number of Bernie supporters who voted for Trump because of this.
+3
Level 84
Jan 25, 2017
jmellor, Trump hardly correlated with what many people wanted, either.
+4
Level 64
May 12, 2019
MacZidane: Hi everybody! I hate Donald Trump so much that I constantly think about him and I force him into conversation every chance I get!
+1
Level 84
May 12, 2019
^ seems reasonable. Complacency is the ally of evil. but the 50 states comment was still inaccurate.
+1
Level 74
May 12, 2019
Loser snowflakes again have to bring politics into a quiz
+1
Level 84
May 12, 2019
^and imbeciles again feel compelled to advertise their own deplorable ignorance.
+1
Level 44
Aug 17, 2021
That would be fun
+1
Level 84
Jan 25, 2017
Ohio > Hawaii?
+3
Level 57
Jan 26, 2017
I tried Hawaii way before Ohio!!
+3
Level 84
Aug 12, 2018
Having lived in Ohio for 8 years, I didn't guess it until there were 6 seconds left on the timer (and after I had guessed at least 10 states that didn't make the list).
+1
Level 58
Aug 18, 2021
I guessed Ohio early because it’s a smaller state with a ton of major cities in it. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Canton.
+1
Level 56
Aug 18, 2021
Canton isn't close to being major, Toledo & Akron would be more accurate
+1
Level 50
Aug 22, 2022
There were no way for any western states to make it here except for Hawaii probably because they are freakin’ large as f*ck, and the middle states, if Hawaii wasn’t here, then just guess eastern states, they have more people then the rest of the United States, despite only having 1/3 of the U.S land or less, I would say a range from 1/3-1/4
+1
Level 33
Jan 26, 2017
How is Hawaii not on here?
+2
Level 36
Jan 26, 2017
Hawaii only has a population of roughly 1 million people
+2
Level 62
Jan 28, 2017
Hawaii is ranked 13th, behind California and Illinois. For it to be on this list, Hawaii should have another city the size of Honolulu.
+1
Level 84
Aug 12, 2018
Hawaii's not big, but--to take one example--it has more than six times the land area of Rhode Island (Source), while their populations are not that different.
+1
Level 59
Aug 17, 2021
I think that the big island is bigger than most people realize.
+3
Level 28
Mar 22, 2017
Gotta admit, I was really surprised to see PA, FL, and OH on this list.
+1
Level 50
Aug 22, 2022
Gotta admit too, I was really surprised to see California the 11th most dense state when I checked the top most dense U.S states list, ahead of Hawaii
+2
Level 48
Jan 30, 2019
Got it with 2 seconds left... also surprised Hawaii wasn't here
+1
Level 41
May 12, 2019
i misunderstud the question and started wirting cities instead
+3
Level 67
May 12, 2019
Oh I misread the intro. I thought it said the most dense states, so I typed in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana.
+2
Level 59
May 14, 2019
19 seconds remaining LET'S GOOO
+1
Level 62
Oct 13, 2019
What about dense in the other sense?
+1
Level 64
Aug 17, 2021
US has data for standardized tests broken down by state, wouldn't be too tough to make. The usual suspects, Mississippi, Alabama, etc. The military brats living on base are broken out too, and I was mildly surprised to find they beat every state.
+1
Level 51
Sep 3, 2020
Got Ohio with 15 seconds left.
+4
Level 75
Nov 2, 2020
Well done. Just nine more to get. Better luck next time :)
+2
Level 61
Aug 17, 2021
I expected Hawaii to be on here
+1
Level 29
Aug 18, 2021
Me too
+1
Level 28
Aug 19, 2021
me too
+1
Level 39
Mar 29, 2022
OHIO?????
+1
Level 50
Aug 22, 2022
Oh? hi? oh?

(I completely don’t know why I wrote that)

+1
Level 50
Oct 25, 2022
I never would've guessed Pennsylvania had the same density as Ohio. And within 5% physical size.

Ohio- 44,825 sq mi.

colombus- 905k

cleveland, cincinnati, toledo- 383-275k

Akron, Dayton- 200-140k

parma- 80k

PA- 46,054 sq mi.

philadelphia- 1.6m

pittsburgh- 302k

allentown, reading, erie, bethlehem, scranton - 125-77k

+1
Level 55
Jan 9, 2023
fun fun fun