What are the 5 most populous US states?

America has a population of 327,167,439 people spread across its 50 states, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2018.

But which are the five most populous U.S. states?

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5. Pennsylvania

There are 10,155,998 citizens aged 18 to 64 in Pennsylvania.

There are 10,155,998 citizens aged 18 to 64 in Pennsylvania.

The Keystone State ranks fifth in terms of population, with 12,807,060 citizens across about 43,000 square miles of land. It is the 32nd-largest state by area.

4. New York

There are 859,857 veterans living in the state of New York – or 4.4 percent of the population.

There are 859,857 veterans living in the state of New York – or 4.4 percent of the population.

The Empire State is the nation’s fourth most populous state, with 19,542,209 residents. New York is the 30th-largest state with a total area of 47,112.5 square miles, including 7,427.8 square miles of water.

3. Florida

Residents aged 65 or older make up 20.5 percent of the populous – or 4,366,361 people.

Residents aged 65 or older make up 20.5 percent of the populous – or 4,366,361 people.

Florida has the third-largest population in America, with 21,299,325 making their homes in the Sunshine State. With a total area of 53,624.7 square miles, including 12,115 square miles of water, it is the 26th-largest state by area.

2. Texas

There are 1,951,725 veterans living in the state of Texas – which is 6.8 percent of the total populous.

There are 1,951,725 veterans living in the state of Texas – which is 6.8 percent of the total populous.

The Lone Star State is anything but lonely, ranking as the second most populous state in the nation with 28,701,845 people spread across about 253,000 square miles of land. It is the second-largest state by area.

1. California

California is the third-largest state by area, behind Texas and Alaska, which is the largest.

California is the third-largest state by area, behind Texas and Alaska, which is the largest.

America’s most populous state is The Golden State, with 39,557,045 citizens – about 10 million more than Texas – spread across about 148,000 square miles of land.

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It is the nation’s 3rd-largest state by area.