COVID-19 Death Rate by Density

May 6, 2020
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Updated: May 7, 2020
Source Data: May 7, 2020

I was curious if population density provides a different interpretation to COVID-19 severity especially in less populous states.

The table is sortable by clicking on the headers.

StateDeaths per 100kDeath per 100k (Adj)RankRank (Adj)
Alabama7.007.722430
Alaska1.0081.23471
Arizona6.0010.542824
Arkansas3.005.544037
California6.002.522947
Colorado16.0032.12137
Connecticut76.0010.83322
Delaware20.004.361138
Florida7.001.972549
Georgia12.007.181532
Hawaii1.000.474850
Idaho4.0021.123711
Illinois23.0010.501025
Indiana20.0011.441220
Iowa7.0013.222617
Kansas5.0014.833415
Kentucky6.005.693036
Louisiana47.0046.3053
Maine5.0012.253519
Maryland24.004.12940
Massachusetts64.007.80429
Michigan43.0025.9969
Minnesota9.0013.771816
Mississippi13.0021.521410
Missouri7.008.372728
Montana1.0014.874914
Nebraska4.0017.103813
Nevada9.0036.14195
New Hampshire8.005.692035
New Jersey96.008.39227
New Mexico8.0049.12212
New York133.0033.5016
North Carolina5.002.563646
North Dakota4.0038.40394
Ohio10.003.721743
Oklahoma6.0011.123121
Oregon3.007.544131
Pennsylvania26.009.61826
Rhode Island35.003.66744
South Carolina6.003.903242
South Dakota3.0028.04428
Tennessee3.001.984348
Texas3.003.024445
Utah2.005.794634
Vermont8.0012.482218
Virginia8.003.992341
Washington11.0010.781623
West Virginia3.004.144539
Wisconsin6.005.963333
Wyoming1.0017.605012

Full spreadsheet available for viewing at Google.

Sources:

  1. Population Density: https://state.1keydata.com/state-population-density.php
  2. COVID Breakdown by State: https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-USA/0100B5K8423/index.html

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