What is the Population Density of the United States?

Excellent question. The population density of the United States in 2010 is 87.4 people per square mile. This figure comes from US Census 2010 data.

Click on the blue Population Density button below, and scroll down. You’ll see an interactive infographic and a map of US population density data.

What is the Population Density of the United States?

Click on the year in the blue boxes at the bottom of the infographic (i.e. 2010, 2000, 1990). By changing the year, you’ll get historic data on both the infographic and the map. For example, the population density of the United States in 2000 was 79.7 people per square mile, and in 1990, it was 70.4 people per square mile. The population density for the United States is increasing over time.

Also, try hovering your mouse over your state, and you’ll get population density data for that state. This is a really interesting infographic produced by the US Census Bureau.

What do you think about the infographic above? Please leave me a comment below. Or let me know what you think about the US population density figure increasing from 26 people per square mile in 1910 to 87.4 people per square mile in 2010.

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3 Responses to What is the Population Density of the United States?

  1. Dell Shipes February 4, 2011 at 1:02 am #

    Great info, just sucking it all in, I’m a new blogger with a lot to learn.

  2. Jared September 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Wow, this is really stunning work! Searched it up just for curiosity but seams like curiosity didn’t kill the cat this time! Just what I was looking for! Very interesting. Seams like D.C. has been ranked first for some long time now! Thinking of going over there next summer! Very interesting website. Thanks a bunch!

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