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Which states have the most people?

Based on the latest population estimates (July 1, 1999) by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the five most populous states are:

  1. California - 33,145,121
  2. Texas - 20,044,141
  3. New York - 18,196,601
  4. Florida - 15,111,244
  5. Illinois - 12,128,370
At the time of the 1990 Census, New York was second, Texas was third, Florida was fourth, and Pennsylvania was fifth.


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