Historical Population Density (States only)

Summary: Historical population density in U.S. states based on land area

This database estimates population density (persons per square mile) based on total resident population.  Population density for all years is based on current land area reported by the U.S. Census.

  • 1790 population estimates reflect the population on August 2.
  • 1800 estimates reflect August 4.

  • more

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Geographic Coverage: U.S., States

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1801 - 2016

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

Updated:  Jan. 30, 2017 Next update: Oct. 20, 2018

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