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Relative population ranking of US state capitals

09/27/15

Here is a map on how US state capitals are ranked by population in each state.

US state capitals by population

Check this Wikipedia entry for the source of data.

Separate maps of each group of US state capitals

States with most populous city as state capital:

Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Rhode Island.

Most populous city as state capital

States with 2nd most populous city as state capital:

Oregon, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Delaware.

2nd most populous city as state capital

States with 3rd most populous city as state capital:

Alaska, New Hampshire.

3rd most populous city as state capital

States with 4th most populous city as state capital:

New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Virginia, Rhode Island.

4th most populous city as state capital

States with capitals not among the top four cities by population:

Washington, Nevada, California, Montana, South Dakota, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine.

US state capitals not among the top 4