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Why Some People Choose Not to Reside in These States

Discovering the Unique Characteristics of the Least Populated States in the US

By Abdul Hannan SaifPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

The United States is a vast country with diverse landscapes, cultures, and lifestyles. From bustling metropolitan areas to quiet rural towns, every state has its unique characteristics that make it special. However, some states are less populated than others, which often means that they have their distinct qualities.


Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the US and bigger than the UK. However, it is the least populated state. With only 576,000 people living there, it's easy to drive through the state for hours without seeing anyone. Despite this, Wyoming is home to the famous Yellowstone, which is the first national park in the country, and it offers many outdoor activities.

Living in Wyoming can be challenging. It's one of the windiest and coldest states, and the weather can be unpredictable. Despite that, living in Wyoming has its perks, like its affordability and natural beauty. The locals are so used to living in a rural state that they don't even lock their doors.


Vermont is a muddy state that has its version of the Loch Ness Monster. In the 17th century, a European cartographer named Samuel D. Champlain claimed he saw a 20-foot monster in Lake Champlain, which was then named after him. Since then, others have claimed to have seen the creature too. Vermont is a beautiful state, perfect for those who want to start a farm. With a population of just over half a million people, it is relatively rural, and not well-suited for large cities. However, if you enjoy farms and maple syrup, Vermont is the place for you. In 2003, it produced more than 2 million gallons of maple syrup.


Alaska, the Last Frontier, is the largest state in America, so big that it could fit 19 other states. However, when it comes to population, Alaska could be doing a bit better. With a population of around 700,000 people, the cities are too far apart, making it at least a 6-hour drive from one city to another.

Alaska has stunning natural beauty, like huge forests and lakes, but there's also a lot of wildlife, which can sometimes be frustrating. Imagine sitting in your garden and getting visited by a grizzly bear or a wolf! Part of the problem is that Alaska is not connected to the rest of the US, so most goods have to travel a long way, making everything quite expensive. Also, one of the biggest reasons people don't like living there is that it's freezing. You must shovel tons of snow just to get outside and do simple tasks.

South Dakota

When you think of South Dakota, the first thing that comes to mind is Mount Rushmore, and that is it. The state has a population of a little under a million and is practically empty. It has harsh weather and is pretty far from everything, but the people of South Dakota are super friendly. If you go there, you'll feel welcome. Also, as with many other states, the beauty of nature might surprise you.

North Dakota

North Dakota is similar to South Dakota, but a little more challenging. The state has tough winters, hot and humid summers, and no big cities. If that wasn't enough, it also has a lot of floods. Despite Dakota being a beautiful state, it has a population of 780,000 people, making it the fourth least populated state in the US. When settlers were moving there, only a tiny number of people remained. In the end, many moved to Canada, where farmland is better, thanks to better weather and more fertile soil.


Delaware is a small state with an even smaller population. The biggest city in Delaware is Wilmington, which has a population of 70,500 people. As for the whole state, it has around 1, 31,8190 people. It also has 2 million corporations, but no big cities. The reason for this is that they don't pay income taxes there, and those corporations are not located in Delaware, meaning that the local people there really don't benefit from them.

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