As you might have guessed, North Dakota is not a highly densely populated state.

We're a pretty big state for the total area (the 19th biggest in the country).  In comparison, tiny states on the east coast like Delaware, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are highly densely populated with small land masses.

I ran across an interesting article on Wise Voter that compared how densely populated our states are.

If I had to guess, I would have thought we are near the bottom of the list when it comes to population density in North Dakota.

As it turns out, I was correct.  North Dakota is the 4th least densely populated state in the United States.

We have a whopping 11.75 people per square mile in North Dakota.  Compare that to the state of New Jersey where they have 1,283.4 people per square mile.  YIKES.  Can you imagine living with that many people?  Just think what driving during road construction season would be like with that many individuals.  Keep that in perspective as your drive home on Expressway this afternoon.  What a nightmare.

I don't know about you, but I love North Dakota because of all that open space we have.

The least densely populated state in the United States is you guessed it.  Alaska.  Only 1.3 people per square mile.  Rounding out the top 5 least densely populated states include Wyoming at #2, followed by Montana at #3, North Dakota is #4, and South Dakota comes in at #5.

I love being able to go anywhere I want in Bismarck (with the exception of road construction season) in 10 minutes.  I hate lines and I so enjoy our wide-open country in North Dakota.  I hope it always stays that way.  Who's with me?

LOOK: Where people in North Dakota are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of states where people from North Dakota are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


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