Being the most industrialized and a vast country regarding area and economics, it is obvious for a huge number of people to settle down in America. People from all over the world come here to make their dreams come true. The progress of America and the power that it controls the global economy is also the reason why there are some of the most populated states in the US.
As a country, USA ranks third after China and India, when it comes to population. Within the fifty states that form the USA, there are few states that the populated more than the others. These most populated states provide man force that is essential for the progress of the country. Human beings can only provide services. Even though machines have taken over a lot of the work than humans used to do at one point in time, today man is needed to control those devices. In this article, today we explore to you some of the most populous states in our country:
To top our list of the most populated state in the US, California bags the gold medal, with a whopping 38.8 million people living in this state as per the 2014 census. The current governor of this state is Jerry Brown.
The state is spread across 423, 970 sq km and is flanked by Oregon toward the north, Nevada and Arizona toward the east, Mexico toward the south and the North Pacific Ocean which stretches for nearly 900 miles to the west. Mexico is a major reason of influx into the state of California. The capital of this state is Sacramento.
The second name on our list is Texas, again very close to Mexico and with a lot of Mexicans. This state recorded a population of 26.96 million as per the 2014 census. Greg Abbott is the Governor of this state and Austin is the capital of Texas.
Texas has spread across 695, 662 square km and it is bordered by Oklahoma to the North, to the east is Arkansas and Louisiana, to the south is Mexico and to the west is the state of New Mexico.
Following Texas, is Florida with a population of 19.89 million as per the 2014 census. It is the southernmost state USA surging into the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Rick Scott serves as the Governor of this state and the capital of this state is Tallahassee. The total area of this state is about 170, 304 square km. Water surrounds it on all the three sides and to the north are two US states, Alabama and Georgia.
With a close fourth rank, New York State has made it to our list but with a much lesser area to survive on. The total area of New York State is 141,300 square kilometers which is much less than Florida but with 19.75 million people living here, the difference in population of the two states is not much.
New York is an essential state and a much developed one in that and so with such little space and a higher population, real estate is booming and every inch is very expensive. The Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo and the capital of the state is Albany. To the north of New York is Canada and the Canadian provinces Ontario and Quebec, to the South are Pennsylvania and New Jersey while to the east are four states Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Islands across the Long Island and to the west is Lake Erie.
The population of this state is about 12.88 million and the Governor is Bruce Rauner. The capital of this state is Springfield and the total area of the state is 149, 998 square kilometers.
The bordering states are Wisconsin to the north, Iowa and Missouri to the west, Kentucky to the south and Indiana to the east.
The total population of this state is 12.79 million and the total area is 119, 283 square kilometers. The capital city of the state is Harrisburg and Tom Wolf is the Governor of this state.
The bordering states are New York to the north, New Jersey to the west, Ohio to the east and Virginia, West Virginia and Washington to the south.
With a population of 11.59 million spread across 116, 096 square kilometers, this state ranks seventh on our list of the most populated states in the US. The capital of the state is Columbus and the Governor is John Kasich.
The bordering states include Michigan to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky to the South and West Virginia and Pennsylvania to the east.
The capital of the state with 10.1 million people is Atlanta. The total area of Georgia is 153, 909 square kilometers.
The Governor of the state is Nathan Deal and the States to its borders are Tennessee and North Carolina to the North, South Carolina to the east, Florida to the south and Alabama to the west.
Close to Georgia is North Carolina with a population of 9.944 million and the capital city is Raleigh. The total area of the state is 139, 390 square km and Pat McCrory is the Governor over here.
The bordering states are Virginia to the north, Tennessee to the west, Georgia and South Carolina to the south and the North Atlantic Ocean to the east.
With a population of over 9.91 million, Michigan grabs the last spot in our list of record of the most populous states in the USA. The capital city of the state is Lansing and the Governor is Rick Snyder.
The bordering states of the Michigan are, to the South are Indiana and Ohio and to the three sides are the four great lakes of USA that border the state from east to west, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.