U.S. States with the Lowest Population Density

Can you guess the states of the U.S.A. with the lowest population density?
Based on land area, not total area
Population from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 estimates
Quiz by longdays2
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Last updated: April 4, 2021
First submittedJuly 26, 2014
Times taken53,522
Average score80.0%
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per mi2
State
1.3
Alaska
6.0
Wyoming
7.4
Montana
11.1
North Dakota
11.8
South Dakota
per mi2
State
17.4
New Mexico
22.1
Idaho
25.2
Nebraska
28.6
Nevada
35.6
Kansas
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Level 54
Jul 26, 2014
Nice Quiz! Suprised Not To See Oregon...
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Level 38
Apr 21, 2020
True. It is super dense in the valleys, but when you go to the desert, it's a much different story. It's basically half of Oregon, so quite a surprise it's not on here
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Level 47
Feb 11, 2021
Oregon has a pop. density of 41. Source
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Level 64
Dec 4, 2016
I'm more surprised to not see Utah.
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Level 64
Dec 4, 2016
Which Wikipedia says is 11th after Kansas.
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Level 47
Dec 6, 2016
Salt Lake City, Provo, didn't even try Utah
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2020
agreed
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Level 64
Dec 4, 2016
I couldn't get the last one and then I typed new mexic... Then the timer ran out
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Level 47
Jan 12, 2018
i feel stupid forgot nevada
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Level 87
May 2, 2019
Oh
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Level 67
Dec 4, 2016
Forgot Nebraska.
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Level 22
Dec 6, 2016
No Oregon, woah.
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Level 50
Jan 1, 2017
2 seconds to spare!
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Level 68
Dec 16, 2017
38 seconds to spare!
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Level 45
May 2, 2019
1:04 to spare :)
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Level 46
Mar 29, 2020
08 seconds to spare eek
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Level 53
Aug 16, 2017
I've been taking too many quizzes. I thought I had already typed in Montana and didn't realize that I hadn't until the time ran out.... *rolls eyes at self*
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Level 48
Jan 28, 2018
Sometimes I sit down to do my homework, and then an hour or so later I start.
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Level 22
Jan 16, 2020
Sometimes I sit down to do my homework, and just leave and never do it
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Level 58
Jul 25, 2019
Coincidentally I got here randomly after completing the "top 10 most dense U.S. states"
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Level 44
Oct 14, 2019
I’v never been to Maine but I know several people who have and some other people from there. The way they talk about it it sounds pretty, well, empty.

I have also heard people jokingly say that “There are more moose than people.”

Anyway, I thought it would definitely be there.

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Level 66
Jan 16, 2020
Maine isn't that big. There are probably places in most states that have an equally low population density, but people don't go there because there isn't much reason to do so.
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Level 66
Jan 16, 2020
Actually Maine is the 13th least densely populated state. So it was actually fairly close to getting on the list.
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Level 87
Jan 16, 2020
The northern numbered townships take up an expanse of over 10,000 square miles and a population of 200 to 300 people. From the northern tip to the midpoint of the state you can drive through timberland on washboarded dirt tote roads for 170 miles and go through the micro summer settlement of Clayton Lake which consists of a few seaplanes, a few cabins and a very, very bare bones store. Then you've arrived at Kokadjo with about 10 more people than Clayton Lake, another 30 minutes you finally hit the whopping metropolis of Greenville with a few hundred people. Another hour and a half and you hit a town with a few thousand people, a MacDonald's and a handful of chain stores and fast food which is a first all day. That takes 8 hours if you hot road it on those roads. There's definitely nowhere nearly as empty as that east of the Rockies.
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Level 87
Jan 16, 2020
The vast bulk of the people live in the southern and western part of the state. The other 150,000 people live in narrow population corridors in the remaining 20,000 square miles, hemmed in by land the timber companies have always owned and hence have never been developed like the rest of the Eastern U.S. or as in directly across the border in Québec.
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Level 22
Feb 5, 2020
Good quiz
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Level 20
Mar 10, 2020
cool
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Level 46
Mar 29, 2020
I always look in the comments if I cannot find the answer myself. smh
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Level 38
Apr 21, 2020
Feel so stupid forgetting Alaska and Nevada
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2020
those were the first ones I got
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2020
I was surprised about kansas
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Level 51
Sep 3, 2020
Wow! 33 seconds left and 100%!
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
I almost forgot ALASKA
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Level 67
May 19, 2021
It's in the geographical region of "except-Alaska-and-Hawaii."
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
That is... very few people per square mile.
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Level 53
May 19, 2021
I got them in order, so I'm pretty impressed with myself.
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Level 25
May 19, 2021
forgot idaho
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Level 70
May 19, 2021
I think Quizmaster forgot to include our 51st state, Canada :)
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Level 17
May 19, 2021
100% wth 1:04 let to spare sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh
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Level 30
May 19, 2021
I don't know how I forgot Alaska.
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Level 45
Aug 9, 2022
I forgor Alaska :(
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Level 48
Sep 7, 2022
I guessed New Mexico and then almost guessed South Mexico.