Guns Per Capita 2019

According to the Small Arms Survey of 2017, the United States had a population size of around 326,474,000 people. Of the country's total population, there were far more guns than there are people. This fact still rings true, with the only major difference being that the population of the United States and the number of guns in the nation have grown in size.

Back in 2017, for every one hundred people in the United States, there were one hundred twenty firearms in the hands of the general public. There were far more unregistered weapons circulating around the country, especially in comparison to the number of registered firearms. The number of registered weapons in 2017 was around 1,073,743 guns, while the number of unregistered weapons surpassed three hundred and two million firearms.

Rank State Guns Per Capita Total Registered Guns 2019 Pop.
1Wyoming229.24132,806572,381
2District of Columbia68.0547,228711,571
3New Hampshire46.7664,1351,363,852
4New Mexico46.7397,5802,096,034
5Virginia36.34307,8228,571,946
6Alabama33.15161,6414,898,246
7Idaho28.8649,5661,790,182
8Arkansas26.5779,8413,026,412
9Nevada25.6476,8883,087,025
10Arizona25.61179,7387,275,070
11Louisiana24.94116,8314,652,581
12South Dakota24.2921,130892,631
13Utah23.4872,8563,221,610
14Connecticut22.9682,4003,567,871
15Alaska21.3815,824735,720
16Montana21.0622,1331,074,532
17South Carolina21.01105,6015,147,111
18Texas20.79588,69629,087,070
19West Virginia19.4235,2641,791,951
20Pennsylvania18.45236,37712,813,969
21Georgia18.22190,05010,627,767
22Kentucky18.281,0684,484,047
23Oklahoma18.1371,2693,948,950
24Kansas18.0652,6342,910,931
25North Dakota17.5613,272760,900
26Indiana17.1114,0196,718,616
27Maryland17.03103,1096,062,917
28Colorado16.4892,4355,770,545
29Florida16.35343,28821,646,155
30Ohio14.87173,40511,718,568
31North Carolina14.818152,23810,497,741
32Oregon14.81661,3834,245,901
33Tennessee14.7699,1596,833,793
34Minnesota14.2279,3075,655,925
35Washington12.491,8357,666,343
36Missouri11.9472,9966,147,861
37Mississippi11.8935,4942,987,895
38Nebraska11.5722,2341,940,919
39Maine11.515,3711,342,097
40Illinois11.44146,48712,700,381
41Wisconsin11.1964,8785,832,661
42Vermont9.415,872627,180
43Iowa9.0528,4943,167,997
44California8.71344,62239,747,267
45Michigan6.5965,74210,020,472
46New Jersey6.3857,5078,922,547
47Hawaii5.57,8591,416,589
48Massachusetts5.4137,1526,939,373
49Delaware5.044,852975,033
50Rhode Island3.9837,1521,056,738
51New York3.8376,20719,491,339