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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 2023 census estimates
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Population
State
584,057
Wyoming
647,464
Vermont
733,406
Alaska
783,926
North Dakota
919,318
South Dakota
Population
State
1,031,890
Delaware
1,095,962
Rhode Island
1,132,812
Montana
1,395,722
Maine
1,402,054
New Hampshire
58 Comments
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Level 43
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 39
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 67
Feb 3, 2017
Whoever realized that fact needs a free dinner.
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Level 89
Jul 8, 2018
Prairie oysters on the house.
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2020
Wrong, and it's 'its', not 'it's'
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Level 64
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 78
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 78
Jan 9, 2024
Wrong, and it's 'its', not 'it's' :)
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2024
lol he did
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Level 34
Jan 6, 2022
lol
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Level 34
Feb 7, 2022
I'm from 2022!
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Level 50
Mar 1, 2023
I'm from 2023!
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Level 44
May 7, 2020
Hey, that's joincidence with a c
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Level 68
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 29
Jul 29, 2020
NOPE. South dakota is the only one. GET WRECKT
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Level 59
May 9, 2023
Really got em there
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Level 68
Aug 16, 2023
Conversely Oklahoma is the only state that has every letter in its name in its capital's name.
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Level 77
Jun 10, 2016
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2020
Cool I ll check em out
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Level 60
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 54
Jun 15, 2017
Austin Texas has more people than Alaska
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Level 53
Aug 25, 2021
Boston also has more people than Vermont.
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Level 54
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 68
Dec 2, 2018
perfect score with one minute left and I am from Armenia!
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Level 29
Jul 29, 2020
Good Job dude
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Level 76
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 69
Aug 15, 2023
Delaware's set for a second come 2030.
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Level 93
Aug 18, 2023
If they had actually done the census correctly, Rhode Island would've lost one yes. (For those who don't know what I'm referring to, read more with the link below:

https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2022/05/2020-census-undercount-overcount-rates-by-state.html

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Level 51
Jul 9, 2020
Got all of them with 6 seconds left!
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Level 29
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 56
Jan 26, 2022
That's a pretty funny portmanteau.
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Level 56
Apr 11, 2024
Same with Oklahoma City
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Level 56
Apr 11, 2024
Or Topekansas
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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 85
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 66
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 34
Feb 7, 2022
It is dude
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Level 69
Aug 15, 2023
Wyoming is a government pysop made to paint the region as empty plains, whilst in reality most of it is a gaping hole that leads into the center of the Earth, wherein the martians, Hitler, and George Soros work on flipping Earth's magnetic poles and encouraging the production of peanuts in order to provide a bigfoot-suitable snack when they come from behind the moon to start the New World Order, after which the Roman Empire will come from Bouvet Island to wage war against the Order for nineteen years, during which scientists will reveal the six hidden human organs in order to make supersoldiers to blow up telecommand wires being used to harvest the souls of men to make oil, where the oil is powering the mass encryption and encoding of water service records to help cover up the tap water blacklists and poisoned oxygen pumped into the supply, which causes sheeple to hallucinate their reality. Also, 2–4 demons from Hell are reading my mind.
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Level 62
Apr 5, 2022
My life is Missouri...
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Level 61
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 36
Jul 5, 2022
Barely enough time on this to think, let alone type.
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Level 82
Aug 22, 2022
But there is enough time, if only barely.
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Level 19
Apr 26, 2023
good all done!!!!