3 Of The 8 Most Populated States Are In New England
With school back in session and fall commuting routines in full swing, it may feel like traffic has gotten worse. Well, in the Northeast, there may be an additional reason behind that. Daily Passport recently detailed that three of the eight most populated states in the country are in New England.
“While regions like the Great Plains are home to vast, open expanses of land, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are a much different story, as residents of these regions often find themselves packed inside major cities and towns with comparably small land areas,” Daily Passport explains.
But just how packed? Macrotrends reports there are approximately 339 million people in the United States. That is already a .05% increase from 2022. For perspective, Macrotrends reports there were 335 million people in 2020.
Daily Passport report on the most densely populated states shows that the top eight are all on the East Coast. In fact, six of them are north of Delaware.
Connecticut Is #4
The Constitution State has 3.6 million residents across a geography of just over 5,000 square miles. Connecticut Demographics reports the cities in the state with the most people are Bridgeport (148K), New Haven (138K), and Stamford (136K).
Massachusetts Is #3
“Encompassing 10,554 square miles of area, Massachusetts’ population density comes in at 901.2 people per square mile, with the majority of Massachusetts’ 7 million residents found in the capital city of Boston,” Daily Passport states. According to World Population Review, approximately 976,000 of those people are located in the top three cities of Boston, Worcester, and Springfield.
Rhode Island Is #2
The smallest state in the country is the second most densely populated. Approximately 1.1 million people live across the 1.5 million square miles in the Ocean State. Almost 1/3 of the state’s population is packed into the major metros of Providence, Warwick, and Cranston.
If you are wondering which state is the most populated, it is New Jersey.