What Are Some of the Most Populated States?


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The most populated states are California, Texas and Florida, according to a 2014 Census Bureau report. California has nearly 39 million residents, while Texas has 27 million people and Florida contains nearly 20 million residents.

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What Are Some of the Most Populated States?
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Florida has the eighth-highest population density with nearly 365 people per square mile. California ranks 11th with 246 people per square mile. Despite Texas' high population, it has a significantly lower population density. Texas has about 101 people per square mile, making it the 26th most densely populated state.

California and Texas each contain three of the most populated cities in the country: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose for California, and Houston, San Antonio and Dallas in Texas. Populations range from nearly 4 million in Los Angeles to slightly less than 950,000 in San Jose.

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