The estimated population of the United States of America is 315,203,000 as of 2012.
The USA population map shows the population distribution of each state, represented on the color-coded map. States with the highest population include California at number one, followed by Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois. These states are also home to the most populous cities in the United States. The most populous cities in the United States are New York City, followed by Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. Over 80 percent of the population lives in one of the urban areas across the United States. Fifty-two metropolitan areas have populations of over a million.
The population of the United States is incredibly diverse. The racial breakdown of the United States includes white Americans of a variety of ancestral groups, the major ones being German, Irish, and English. The largest racial minority in the United States is black Americans, followed by Asian Americans. The largest Asian American ethnic groups are the Chinese and Filipinos. There are an estimated 50 million Americans of Hispanic descent, which is one of the fastest growing groups in the country.
Last Updated On : February 13, 2013
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