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1940 Census Figures by State

The 1940 Census figures by state below show the 48 states plus the District of Columbia sorted by population (table at left) and also in an alphabetical list by state (at right). The top 10 most populous states in 1940 accounted for just over 52% of the total United States population. The top 20 states represented just over 75% of the national total.

RANKSTATEPOPULATION
1New York 13,479,142
2Pennsylvania 9,900,180
3Illinois 7,897,241
4Ohio 6,907,612
5California 6,907,387
6Texas 6,414,824
7Michigan 5,256,106
8Massachusetts 4,316,721
9New Jersey 4,160,165
10Missouri 3,784,664
11North Carolina 3,571,623
12Indiana 3,427,796
13Wisconsin 3,137,587
14Georgia 3,123,723
15Tennessee 2,915,841
16Kentucky 2,845,627
17Alabama 2,832,961
18Minnesota 2,792,300
19Virginia 2,677,773
20Iowa 2,538,268
21Louisiana 2,363,880
22Oklahoma 2,336,434
23Mississippi 2,183,796
24West Virginia 1,961,974
25Arkansas 1,949,387
26South Carolina 1,899,804
27Florida 1,897,414
28Maryland 1,821,244
29Kansas 1,801,028
30Washington 1,736,191
31Connecticut 1,709,242
32Nebraska 1,315,834
33Colorado 1,123,296
34Oregon 1,089,684
35Maine 847,226
36Rhode Island 713,346
..District of Columbia 663,091
37South Dakota 642,961
38North Dakota 641,935
39Montana 559,456
40Utah 550,310
41New Mexico 531,818
42Idaho 524,873
43Arizona 499,261
44New Hampshire 491,524
45Vermont 359,231
46Wyoming 250,742
47Delaware 206,505
48Nevada 110,247
RANKSTATEPOPULATION
17Alabama 2,832,961
43Arizona 499,261
25Arkansas 1,949,387
5California 6,907,387
33Colorado 1,123,296
31Connecticut 1,709,242
47Delaware 206,505
.District of Columbia 663,091
27Florida 1,897,414
14Georgia 3,123,723
42Idaho 524,873
3Illinois 7,897,241
12Indiana 3,427,796
20Iowa 2,538,268
29Kansas 1,801,028
16Kentucky 2,845,627
21Louisiana 2,363,880
35Maine 847,226
28Maryland 1,821,244
8Massachusetts 4,316,721
7Michigan 5,256,106
18Minnesota 2,792,300
23Mississippi 2,183,796
10Missouri 3,784,664
39Montana 559,456
32Nebraska 1,315,834
48Nevada 110,247
44New Hampshire 491,524
9New Jersey 4,160,165
41New Mexico 531,818
1New York 13,479,142
11North Carolina 3,571,623
38North Dakota 641,935
4Ohio 6,907,612
22Oklahoma 2,336,434
34Oregon 1,089,684
2Pennsylvania 9,900,180
36Rhode Island 713,346
26South Carolina 1,899,804
37South Dakota 642,961
15Tennessee 2,915,841
6Texas 6,414,824
40Utah 550,310
45Vermont 359,231
19Virginia 2,677,773
30Washington 1,736,191
24West Virginia 1,961,974
13Wisconsin 3,137,587
46Wyoming 250,742

1940 Census

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