State by State Coronavirus Deaths as Percentage of Population Tracker

This tracks coronavirus deaths as a percent of the population for each state in the USA.

States are listed in order by those with the highest percentage of the population that died of coronavirus COVID-19.

(To see the rate of increase for US deaths, see this, or rate of increase for confirmed COVID-19 cases, see this. Or see what percent of the population has been confirmed with coronavirus in each state, or more coronavirus trackers here.)

Below the bar chart, you will find the table of numbers in case you prefer to see the actual data. Jump down there. Or, jump down to see the source of this data.

Note: Data as of May 14, 2021.

STATE BY STATE COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENT OF POPULATION
STATE POPULATION # DEATHS # DEATHS AS PERCENT OF POPULATION
New Jersey 8,882,190 25,931 0.29194 %
New York 19,453,561 52,366 0.26918 %
Massachusetts 6,892,503 17,742 0.25741 %
Rhode Island 1,059,361 2,700 0.25487 %
Mississippi 2,976,149 7,254 0.24374 %
Arizona 7,278,717 17,447 0.23970 %
Connecticut 3,565,287 8,173 0.22924 %
Louisiana 4,648,794 10,478 0.22539 %
South Dakota 884,659 1,991 0.22506 %
Alabama 4,903,185 11,024 0.22483 %
Pennsylvania 12,801,989 26,780 0.20919 %
North Dakota 762,062 1,534 0.20130 %
Indiana 6,732,219 13,466 0.20002 %
Michigan 9,986,857 19,665 0.19691 %
New Mexico 2,096,829 4,115 0.19625 %
Illinois 12,671,821 24,725 0.19512 %
Arkansas 3,017,804 5,790 0.19186 %
Iowa 3,155,070 5,999 0.19014 %
South Carolina 5,148,714 9,627 0.18698 %
Georgia 10,617,423 19,837 0.18683 %
Nevada 3,080,156 5,530 0.17954 %
Tennessee 6,829,174 12,213 0.17884 %
Texas 28,995,881 51,068 0.17612 %
Kansas 2,913,314 5,079 0.17434 %
Oklahoma 3,956,971 6,878 0.17382 %
Delaware 973,764 1,651 0.16955 %
Florida 21,477,737 35,999 0.16761 %
Ohio 11,689,100 19,528 0.16706 %
California 39,512,223 62,625 0.15850 %
District of Columbia 705,749 1,116 0.15813 %
West Virginia 1,792,147 2,756 0.15378 %
Missouri 6,137,428 9,388 0.15296 %
Kentucky 4,467,673 6,744 0.15095 %
Montana 1,068,778 1,598 0.14952 %
Maryland 6,045,680 8,908 0.14734 %
Wisconsin 5,822,434 7,707 0.13237 %
Minnesota 5,639,632 7,376 0.13079 %
Virginia 8,535,519 10,991 0.12877 %
Wyoming 578,759 712 0.12302 %
Nebraska 1,934,408 2,378 0.12293 %
North Carolina 10,488,084 12,885 0.12285 %
Idaho 1,787,065 2,071 0.11589 %
Colorado 5,758,736 6,567 0.11404 %
New Hampshire 1,359,711 1,329 0.09774 %
Puerto Rico 3,193,694 2,421 0.07581 %
Washington 7,614,893 5,663 0.07437 %
Utah 3,205,958 2,256 0.07037 %
Oregon 4,217,737 2,598 0.06160 %
Maine 1,344,212 799 0.05944 %
Alaska 731,545 336 0.04593 %
Vermont 623,989 252 0.04039 %
Hawaii 1,415,872 487 0.03440 %

Sources:
COVID-19 death numbers from The New York Times data repository, based on reports from state and local health agencies.
Population numbers from the US Census Bureau Data API (2019)

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  1. May 8th, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Wow! You’ve done a lot of work and research. Thank you. Great job!

    Those of us not buying into the prevailing narrative need these stats and those who do need to realize these facts.

    Are you using John Hopkins COVID-19 tracker or the WHO tracker? I ask because the CDC, as you may already know, recently changed their numbers from 60K to 37K.

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  2. June 24th, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Do you retain historical data and can you graph it to show rate of increase? Thanks for this information it really helps put the data into perspective. Knowledge is only as good as the information considered.

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  3. July 5th, 2020 at 4:10 am

    Thank you so much for all your work! Is there also a graph that shows the proportion of cases in relation to tests?
    This would also probably help a lot to reduce the panic due to so many new cases…

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    • August 2nd, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      Sorry, I haven’t graphed the number of tests. That’s a good point. It’s good for everyone to remember that many cities, and even workplaces, are now testing A LOT more, and this is one reason for greater numbers of confirmed cases.

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      • August 8th, 2020 at 10:49 pm

        If you decide to graph tests, don’t forget that there are several issues you will need to address:
        1. People who test positive have multiple tests until they test negative. Not sure that is addressed in current total number of tests.
        2. There are several tests that are being used and they are not all consistently accurate.
        3. There are reports of people signing up to get tested, they do not take the test and they then get a notice they tested positive.
        4. There are reports that some labs have reported 100% positive tests.

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      • February 13th, 2021 at 10:21 am

        So my understanding based on your numbers that the survival rate for each state if one should get Covid 19 is above 99.5%. Why would we not consider a very excellent survival rate.

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  4. August 5th, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Can you show a state by state graph if just daily deaths? If by percentage of population, that’s fine too. Need this to see progress. Daily percent increase is based on a running total and really doesn’t capture daily progress.

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  5. August 29th, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Finally, got to your site after two weeks of looking! All I can say is WOW! You are now my go to for information. Please keep this data driven and not political. Thank you, for keeping it real!

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  6. September 17th, 2020 at 9:47 am

    I’m from Georgia and the percentage of deaths to population is 0.0005891%
    population=10,617,423*0.0005891=6255 covid deaths
    (it is not 0.05891 that is shown in your table above)
    It surprises most people how small the number of deaths are compared to how large our population is. In 2019 there were 38,800 deaths from car accidents.

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  7. October 2nd, 2020 at 7:33 am

    I’m looking for just pure daily case and death numbers. It’s the only way to see the trend. Percentage increase or decrease gets watered down by the increasing denominator.

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  8. December 1st, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Any chance you could show the population, number of positive cases, then the number of deaths associated along with the percentage of deaths as related to the number of positive cases?

    Thanks,

    Jim

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