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Top 10 Least Populous U.S. States

Can you name the 10 states of the U.S. that have the smallest populations?
July 2022 census estimates
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Last updated: December 29, 2022
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First submittedMarch 28, 2016
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Population
State
581,381
Wyoming
647,064
Vermont
733,583
Alaska
779,261
North Dakota
909,824
South Dakota
Population
State
1,018,396
Delaware
1,093,734
Rhode Island
1,122,867
Montana
1,385,340
Maine
1,395,231
New Hampshire
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Level 44
Jun 9, 2016
Fun Fact: North Dakota is the only state that shares no common letters with it's capital city.
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Level 38
Jun 9, 2016
Bismarck? They share an A, R, and K...
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2016
*South
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2016
That is a fun fact, but it's South Dakota, not North Dakota, that is the only state with no common letters with its capital.
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Level 68
Feb 3, 2017
Whoever realized that fact needs a free dinner.
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Level 87
Jul 8, 2018
Prairie oysters on the house.
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Level 77
Feb 2, 2020
Wrong, and it's 'its', not 'it's'
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Level 61
Feb 2, 2020
We needed to read that.
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Level 61
May 7, 2020
Thanks, Jack. Only four years after it was already corrected. Please remind us again in 2024.
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Level 77
May 7, 2020
@howard38 My pleasure.
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Level 20
Apr 2, 2021
Im from 2021!
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Level 47
Jan 6, 2022
waiting for jack to say it again in 2024
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Level 30
Jan 6, 2022
lol
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Level 33
Feb 7, 2022
I'm from 2022!
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Level 45
May 7, 2020
Hey, that's joincidence with a c
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Level 67
May 7, 2020
Just like Ohio is the only state that doesn't share a letter with the word mackerel
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Level 20
Sep 10, 2020
lol
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Level 30
Jul 29, 2020
NOPE. South dakota is the only one. GET WRECKT
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Level 75
Jun 10, 2016
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2020
Cool I ll check em out
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Level 59
Jun 28, 2016
Delaware will surpass Montana someday.
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Level 56
Aug 1, 2016
I understand that's printed on their license plates.
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Level 20
Mar 19, 2017
done with 59 seconds
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Level 50
Jun 15, 2017
Austin Texas has more people than Alaska
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Level 55
Aug 25, 2021
Boston also has more people than Vermont.
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Level 50
Jun 15, 2017
Delaware was by far the hardest for me to do
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Level 45
Dec 23, 2017
had 1 minute lef4t
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Level 56
Jan 16, 2018
Got 'em all with 2 secs remaining. Thank God! Lol
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Level 64
Dec 2, 2018
perfect score with one minute left and I am from Armenia!
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Level 30
Jul 29, 2020
Good Job dude
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Level 75
Jan 23, 2020
Interesting, cos it looks like Montana will have two congressional districts after the 2020 census - and Rhode Island down to only one?
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Level 51
Jul 9, 2020
Got all of them with 6 seconds left!
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Level 30
Jul 29, 2020
Wow, I thought Maine was the least.
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Level 20
Feb 27, 2021
Fun Fact: If you connect Vermont and its capital cities name you get Vermontpelier
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Level 45
Apr 2, 2021
cool
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Level 57
Jan 26, 2022
That's a pretty funny portmanteau.
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Level 28
Jun 20, 2021
all of them with 5 seconds remaining
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Level 47
Sep 2, 2021
Okay what West Virginia's Population
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Level 83
Jan 6, 2022
It would be number 12 on the list - at 1.7 million. Hawaii comes in at 11th.
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Level 64
Jan 10, 2022
The population density difference between the least populated states is a very stark contrast.
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Level 49
Jan 18, 2022
wyoming isnt real
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Level 33
Feb 7, 2022
It is dude
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Level 47
Apr 5, 2022
My life is Missouri...
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Level 54
May 10, 2022
as an American, i can indeed confirm that there is a black hole where the government claims Wyoming is
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Level 35
Jul 5, 2022
Barely enough time on this to think, let alone type.
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Level 84
Aug 22, 2022
But there is enough time, if only barely.