List of Mexican states by population density

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Mexican states by population density, 2012.

This is a list of Mexican States by population density. Population density is calculated as the ratio of resident population divided by total land area.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.


StatePopulation(2010) [1] Area (km2) [2] Population
Density (/km2) [3] [4]
-- Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg  Mexico City 8,851,0801,4855,920
01. Flag of Mexico (state).svg  State of Mexico 15,175,86222,357679
02. Flag of Morelos.svg  Morelos 1,777,2274,893364
03. Flag of Tlaxcala.svg  Tlaxcala 1,169,9363,991293
04. Flag of Aguascalientes.svg  Aguascalientes 1,184,9965,618211
05. Guanajuato Flag.svg  Guanajuato 5,486,37230,608179
06. Flag of Puebla.svg  Puebla 5,779,82934,290168
07. Flag of Queretaro.svg  Querétaro 1,827,93711,684156
08. Flag of Hidalgo.svg  Hidalgo 2,665,01820,846128
09. Flag of Colima.svg  Colima 650,5555,625116
10. Flag of Veracruz.svg  Veracruz 7,643,19471,820106
11. Flag of Jalisco.svg  Jalisco 7,350,68278,59994
12. Flag of Tabasco.svg  Tabasco 2,238,60324,73891
13. Flag of Michoacan.svg  Michoacán 4,351,03758,64374
14. Flag of Nuevo Leon.svg  Nuevo León 4,653,45864,22073
15. Flag of Chiapas.svg  Chiapas 4,796,58073,28965
-- Flag of Mexico.svg  United Mexican States (México) 112,322,7571,972,55057
16. Flag of Guerrero.svg  Guerrero 3,388,76863,62153
17. Flag of Yucatan.svg  Yucatán 1,818,94839,61249
18. Flag of Sinaloa.svg  Sinaloa 2,767,76157,37748
19. Flag of Baja California.svg  Baja California 3,155,07071,44644
20. Flag of San Luis Potosi.svg  San Luis Potosí 2,585,51860,98342
21. Flag of Tamaulipas.svg  Tamaulipas 3,268,55480,17541
22. Flag of Oaxaca.svg  Oaxaca 3,801,96293,79341
23. Flag of Nayarit.svg  Nayarit 1,084,97927,81539
24. Flag of Quintana Roo.svg  Quintana Roo 1,325,57842,36130
25. Flag of Zacatecas.svg  Zacatecas 1,490,66875,53920
26. Flag of Coahuila.svg  Coahuila 2,748,391151,56318
27. Flag of Campeche.svg  Campeche 822,44157,92414.9
28. Flag of Chihuahua.svg  Chihuahua 3,406,465247,45513.2
29. Flag of Sonora.svg  Sonora 2,662,480179,50313
30. Flag of Durango.png  Durango 1,632,934123,45112
31. Flag of Baja California Sur.svg  Baja California Sur 637,02673,9227

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