Because of the huge numbers of migrants to NZ in the last few years, half of America’s 50 states and the District of Columbia have a lower population than NZ (4.7 million) according to 2013 census data. The population of Louisiana was reported to be about the same as NZ last year (4,682,000).

Louisiana  4,625,470
Kentucky  4,395,295
Oregon  3,930,065
Oklahoma  3,850,568
Connecticut  3,596,080
Iowa  3,090,416
Mississippi  2,991,207
Arkansas  2,959,373
Utah  2,900,872
Kansas  2,893,957
Nevada  2,790,136
New Mexico  2,085,287
Nebraska  1,868,516
West Virginia  1,854,304
Idaho  1,612,136
Hawaii  1,404,054
Maine  1,328,302
New Hampshire  1,323,459
Rhode Island  1,051,511
Montana  1,015,165
Delaware  925,749
South Dakota  844,877
Alaska  735,132
North Dakota  723,393
District of Columbia  646,449
Vermont  626,630
Wyoming  582,658

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