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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Resident Population 2000

Table 3
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 California 33,871,648   27 Oklahoma 3,450,654
2 Texas 20,851,820   28 Oregon 3,421,399
3 NEW YORK 18,976,457   29 Connecticut 3,405,565
4 Florida 15,982,378   30 Iowa 2,926,324
5 Illinois 12,419,293   31 Mississippi 2,844,658
6 Pennsylvania 12,281,054   32 Kansas 2,688,418
7 Ohio 11,353,140   33 Arkansas 2,673,400
8 Michigan 9,938,444   34 Utah 2,233,169
9 New Jersey 8,414,350   35 Nevada 1,998,257
10 Georgia 8,186,453   36 New Mexico 1,819,046
11 North Carolina 8,049,313   37 West Virginia 1,808,344
12 Virginia 7,078,515   38 Nebraska 1,711,263
13 Massachusetts 6,349,097   39 Idaho 1,293,953
14 Indiana 6,080,485   40 Maine 1,274,923
15 Washington 5,894,121   41 New Hampshire 1,235,786
16 Tennessee 5,689,283   42 Hawaii 1,211,537
17 Missouri 5,595,211   43 Rhode Island 1,048,319
18 Wisconsin 5,363,675   44 Montana 902,195
19 Maryland 5,296,486   45 Delaware 783,600
20 Arizona 5,130,632   46 South Dakota 754,844
21 Minnesota 4,919,479   47 North Dakota 642,200
22 Louisiana 4,468,976   48 Alaska 626,932
23 Alabama 4,447,100   49 Vermont 608,827
24 Colorado 4,301,261   50 Wyoming 493,782
25 Kentucky 4,041,769   U.S. total 285,230,516
26 South Carolina 4,012,012   N.Y.S. % of U.S. total 6.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; total includes Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html
As recently as 1993, New York State was the second-largest state in the nation, ahead of Texas.