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Is Your State Hard-to-Count?

States Ranked by Number of People Living in Hard-to-Count Areas*
Rank State State Population
in HTC Areas*
Total Population
in State
% of Population
in HTC Areas*
51 California 10,393,982 33,870,923 30.7%
50 Texas 5,661,540 20,851,377 27.2%
49 New York 5,559,642 18,974,875 29.3%
48 Florida 2,981,402 15,982,265 18.7%
47 Illinois 2,400,355 12,418,799 19.3%
46 New Jersey 1,583,306 8,414,036 18.8%
45 Arizona 1,395,113 5,130,309 27.2%
44 Georgia 1,257,940 8,186,435 15.4%
43 Michigan 1,236,057 9,938,119 12.4%
42 Ohio 1,225,207 11,352,636 10.8%
41 Pennsylvania 1,194,589 12,280,771 9.7%
40 Massachusetts 988,281 6,348,960 15.6%
39 Louisiana 874,388 4,468,809 19.6%
38 Washington 833,276 5,894,002 14.1%
37 North Carolina 816,393 8,049,313 10.1%
36 Tennessee 630,157 5,689,277 11.1%
35 New Mexico 622,260 1,818,918 34.2%
34 Indiana 607,778 6,080,485 10.0%
33 Missouri 603,329 5,595,116 10.8%
32 Maryland 557,910 5,296,388 10.5%
31 Virginia 530,209 7,078,486 7.5%
30 Mississippi 528,289 2,844,623 18.6%
29 Oklahoma 522,964 3,450,505 15.2%
28 Nevada 517,378 1,998,155 25.9%
27 Connecticut 513,369 3,405,516 15.1%
26 Alabama 505,834 4,447,081 11.4%
25 Colorado 476,062 4,301,257 11.1%
24 Wisconsin 446,763 5,363,670 8.3%
23 Oregon 424,442 3,421,399 12.4%
22 South Carolina 380,810 4,012,012 9.5%
21 Kentucky 371,814 4,041,744 9.2%
20 Arkansas 364,721 2,673,400 13.6%
19 Minnesota 338,862 4,919,479 6.9%
18 DC 313,884 571,898 54.9%
17 Hawaii 287,574 1,211,491 23.7%
16 Kansas 256,600 2,688,395 9.5%
15 Rhode Island 250,646 1,048,319 23.9%
14 Utah 244,346 2,233,111 10.9%
13 Alaska 150,762 626,924 24.0%
12 Nebraska 147,850 1,711,202 8.6%
11 Iowa 122,656 2,926,273 4.2%
10 West Virginia 96,991 1,808,344 5.4%
9 Idaho 92,949 1,293,896 7.2%
8 South Dakota 73,624 754,755 9.8%
7 Montana 72,160 901,934 8.0%
6 Delaware 57,784 783,600 7.4%
5 Maine 56,311 1,274,848 4.4%
4 New Hampshire 55,956 1,235,786 4.5%
3 North Dakota 26,268 641,993 4.1%
2 Vermont 20,950 608,827 3.4%
1 Wyoming 12,456 493,688 2.5%
  United States Total  49,684,189 281,414,424 17.7%

More detailed information can be found in "Hard-to-Count" Populations by State (Percent of Population in HTC Areas, by Race and Hispanic Origin) (pdf) - The Census Project - April 2009.