The graph above shows the population densities of the 19 states in America that have at least 6 million people living in them. (Of the other 31 American states, 20 have fewer than 3 million inhabitants, 14 have fewer than 2 million inhabitants, and 6 have fewer than 1 million inhabitants). The graph below also shows the populations of these states. As you can see, New Jersey stands out for its high population density and high population size, while Texas and Arizona stand out for their low population densities and high population sizes.
On the other extreme, Alaska and Wyoming stand out for their low population densities and low population sizes, while Rhode Island stands out for its high population density and low population size. Even Rhode Island, however, which is the most densely populated state in the country apart from New Jersey (not counting Puerto Rico or Washington D.C.), is about 17 percent less densely populated than is New Jersey. Massachusetts is the third most densely populated, followed by Connecticut (not shown above) and Maryland.
Exceptional New Jersey…now that’s something you don’t hear every day.