Source: U.S. Census and Wikipedia
Another interesting tidbit that I found is that California has the most people of any state as of 2010. The state has 37.2 million residents. Despite the down economy and state budget really hurting for money, the population increased by 10% since 2000. I guess my Mom is right when she says that it is probably a good thing when people say that they are leaving the state for a job or better economy. The state is already pretty crowded.