Overpopulation in Your State


NPG Interactive U.S. Population Map

Hover over a state to see information. Click on a state for access to that state’s Overpopulation page – news, fact sheets, and more detailed information!


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.


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

Fastest Growing Cities


Air Pollution Rankings By City/State

Drought by State

Endangered Species & Urban Sprawl


Pollution from Agricultural & Farm Animals’ Waste Runoff

Unemployment – States Comparison

Unemployment – States with Highest Crime

Population Growth in Metro Areas – States Comparison

Population Growth

Population Growth and Fresh Water Shortage

Homelessness – States Comparison

Hospitals – Overcrowding


Water Pollution by State

Water Shortage by State – Agriculture