US Population Percentage By State, 2018

Created on February 22, 2020.
Updated on December 2, 2021.

The US Census Bureau estimated that there were 326,838,199 people living in the United States in 2018. The chart below shows each state's percentage share of the US population. California had the highest percentage of the US population (12.07%), followed by Texas (8.76%), and then Florida (6.50%). Wyoming was the least populated state with a population of 579,054 (0.18% of the US population).

Hover over the states to see the percentages and the actual numbers of the population. The data can also be found in a table below. You can use the table to sort, filter, and explore the data further.

Hover/Click on the states to see the details.
Source: US Census Bureau (2018 Estimate).
US Population Percentage By State, 2018
less than 1%
1 to 2%
2 to 5%
5 to 10%
Over 10%
Table of US Population by State
% US Population
State Population
Alabama 1.50% 4,891,628
Alaska 0.23% 736,624
Arizona 2.19% 7,164,228
Arkansas 0.92% 3,012,161
California 12.07% 39,437,463
Items per page:
1 – 5 of 51