Overpopulation in Your State

NPG Interactive U.S. Population Map

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NPG created this interactive U.S. population map to stimulate greater interest in population issues at the state level. It illustrates how population growth effects each state now, and – in many cases – how it will have an even more devastating effect in the future.

Visit our map often, as we will continually update it to reflect the most recent data available! Currently, our map reflects figures from the 2010 Census.

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Interactive U.S. Census Bureau Chart

This is an interactive chart from the U.S. Census Bureau showing population size, change, density, and representational apportionment.

Population Growth in the National News

Enforce Immigration Laws Across the United States – November 8, 2017

Preparing for Trump’s big wall? Illegal immigrant uses human ladder to sneak into US from Mexico – November 6, 2017

Researchers Explore Decline in Right Whale Population – Nov 2, 2017

How Water Agencies Are Tackling Inequity – November 2, 2017

Tyson Foods Linked to Largest Toxic Dead Zone in U.S. History – October 31, 2017

Here’s How Many People Die from Pollution Around the World – October 29, 2017

The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up—Now What? – October 26, 2017

Pollution kills nine million people a year – October 23, 2017

Global Pollution Is the World’s Biggest Killer But the U.S. Is Better Off Than Most, Study Finds – October 22, 2017

EPA yanks scientists’ conference presentations, including on climate change – October 22, 2017

Here’s the single worst spot for traffic congestion, and the 10 worst U.S. cities – October 20, 2017

TRAGEDY OF THE COMMON – The extinction crisis extends far beyond rare and endangered species. – October 17, 2017

US immigration population hits record 60 million, 1-of-5 in nation – October 16, 2017

The 25 U.S. Cities with the Worst Drinking Water – October 6, 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: The most traffic congested cities in the world – October 4, 2017

Access the U.S. Climate

Climate Change Indicators in the U.S.

Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

Air pollution: A threat to your heart and longevity? – October 2017

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker -September 20, 2017

Your Nutrition May Be at Risk Thanks to Climate Change – September 20, 2017

What the U.S. Military is Doing About Climate Change – September 20, 2017

How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord? – September 20, 2017

Water Quality is everyone’s business – September 19, 2017

New report shines spotlight on important wild lands that must be protected – September 19, 2017

Human-Caused Climate Change Could Doom Coastal Cities, Neil Tyson Says – September 18, 2017

Hurricanes pose especially big threat to growing coastal cities like Houston and Miami – September 12, 2017

How Can Cities Protect Against Hurricanes? – September 12, 2017

10 US states with the most crumbling infrastructure

Quakeland – how fracking earthquakes could make OK the next oil-driven eco-disaster – September 14, 2017

Trouble Water:  Millions Consumed Potentially Unsafe Water In Past 10 Years – September 4, 2017

Does data hold the key to a safer city? – September 4, 2017

What about that infrastructure plan – September 4, 2017

As flood waters rise, is urban sprawl as much to blame as climate change? – September 02, 2017

Climate change projected to significantly increase harmful algal blooms in US freshwaters – August, 15, 2017

Canary in a coal mine: Survey captures global picture of air pollution’s effects on birds – August 11, 2017

Plastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific – July 25, 2017

How noise pollution from humans is wreaking havoc on U.S. wildlife – July 18, 2017

Census Finds A More Diverse America, As Whites Lag Growth – June 22, 2017

Settlements for Company Sins Can No Longer Aid Other Projects, Sessions Says – June 9, 2017

The South Is Home to 10 of the 15 Fastest-Growing Large Cities – May 25, 2017

Seattle Climbs but Austin Sprawls: The Myth of the Return to Cities – May 22, 2017

Neuse, Cape Fear rivers listed as ‘most endangered’ – April 11, 2017

Lead In Our Water: The National Picture – May 2, 2017

Risk of fracking, pipelines makes renewables better – January 17, 2017

DOT: Growing population, freight volumes to challenge U.S. transportation systems – January 17, 2017

Climate change ominous for humans, wildlife alike – January 12, 2017

An Immigrant Is Added to US Population Every 33 Seconds – January 12, 2017

Senators reintroduce immigration bill named for Iowa woman – January 12, 2017

Joe Guzzardi: Population Clock Ringing Urgent Wake Up Alarm with Immigration – January 8, 2017

The Coming Water Crisis – January 5, 2017

Mass. population growing faster than New England, but slower than US – January 5, 2017

U.S. Population Up 0.7% on Year; World Grows by 1.07% – January 1, 2017

Forecast: Sunbelt population will continue its surge for years to come – December 30, 2016

A Not-So-Silent Issue With Fracking – December 28, 2016

CNN’s Vanishing: The extinction crisis far worse than you think.

Deforestation: Here’s what you need to know about ​the warming planet, ho​​w it’s affecting us, and what’s at stake.

Watch the Earth Breathe in Stunning 3-D – December 15, 2016

New ‘body of evidence’ unveils fracking threats to public health & safety – November 29, 2016

Drip Drop: America’s Crumbling Water Infrastructure – November 27, 2016

Physicians report: Evidence shows regulations not capable of preventing harm from fracking – November 25, 2016

Illegal immigrant border crossings reach highest number in two years – November 20, 2016

Amid higher global temperatures, sea ice at record lows at poles – November 19, 2016

How to Save 12.6 Million Lives A Year – November 14, 2016

Illegal immigrants surging to US-Mexico border in race against Election Day – November 3, 2016

Earth roasts through hottest summer ever recorded – September 21, 2016

St. Louis is key to nation’s freight issue – September 18, 2016

France’s Sarkozy Says Population Bigger Threat Than Climate Change – September 15, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Middle-America Hit with Staggering Immigration Surge – September 13, 2016

Illegal Immigration Surged in August, Illegal Families Set for Worst Year on Record – September 13, 2016

10 Cities with the Worst Traffic – September 5, 2015

Migration to South, Southwest could alter political landscape – August 28, 2016

The Elephant in the Classroom: Mass Immigration’s Impact on Public Education – August 20, 2016

The drought no one is talking about in the southeastern United States – August 8, 2016

Fracking wells may increase asthma attacks, study says – July 18, 2016

Fastest Growing Cities in US are ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’May 20, 2016

Census shows big U.S. cities continue to grow – May 19, 2016

Infrastructure’s death by a thousand cuts, its rebirth by bonds, ballots, and partnerships – May 12, 2016

Midland-Odessa CSA leads the nation in population growthMarch 29, 2016

Blair Horner: The Nation’s Growing Drinking Water CrisisMarch 28, 2016

These are the 17 fastest-growing cities in America – March 25, 2016

Obama says budget includes more money for water systems January 21, 2016

Americans are moving south, west again – January 21, 2016

Wildlife Feel Squeeze as 322 Million Americans Ring in New Year – December 30th, 2015

U.S. population nearly 323 million as of Jan. 1, Census says – December 30, 2015

Investors Want More Public Disclosure from Fracking Companies – December 30, 2015

Fracking Brings Steep Drops in Home Values in Some Neighborhoods – December 30, 2015

All Naughty, No Nice: 5 Worst Fracking Moments of 2015 -December 28, 2015

Migrants to drive 88% of US population growth – October 1st, 2015

Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065 – September 28, 2015

Share of Immigrants in U.S. Nears Highs of Early 20th Century, Report Finds – September 28, 2015

Old Age Adds To World Population Growth With Elderly Numbers Projected To Break A Billion By 2050March 31, 2015

Pew Research: Here come Asian immigrants, millennials, unaffiliated votersMarch 31, 2015

Experts foresee shortages as the nation’s freshwater supply dwindles – June 23, 2014

Where Cities Are Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs – June 23, 2014

Does Air Pollution Raise the Risk of Autism? – June 9, 2014

Among Climate Threats, Military Leaders See Population Growth, Natural Resources as Key Factors – May 22, 2014

As food demands rise, farmers struggle with water conservation – April 21, 2014

Overpopulation is killing the American Dream – April 21, 2014

America’s Fastest Growing Cities – January 23, 2014

Most Polluted Cities – 2014

ER crowding tied to higher in-hospital death rates – December 13, 2013

Crime in America: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000 – November 25, 2013

The 10 Most Polluted Cities in America – November 5, 2013

In Focus: Improving Patient Flow—In and Out of Hospitals and Beyond – October 23, 2013

Report: Polluted farm runoff linked to toxic green algae slime in U.S. waters – September 26, 2013

Drought Map – August 21, 2013

Success Stories – July 18, 2013

What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In – July 5, 2013

Important New Study: Autism Linked To Air Pollution – June 18, 2013

Does Air Pollution Raise the Risk of Autism? – June 9, 2014

About a third of US rivers contaminated with agricultural runoff – April 8, 2013

Emergency Department Overcrowding: A Forced Window of Opportunity – March 27, 2013

The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) To Congress – 2013

What You Need To Know About Coal Ash – 2013

Facts about Pollution from Livestock Farms – February 21st, 2013

What’s Happening to Our Farmland – 2013

America’s 10 Most Polluted States – September 6, 2012

Our Most Polluted States – May 17, 2010

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