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Guns Per Capita 2020

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.

Here are the 10 states with the highest numbers of guns:

  1. Texas (588,696)
  2. California (344,622)
  3. Florida (343,288)
  4. Virginia (307,822)
  5. Pennsylvania (236,377)
  6. Georgia (190,050)
  7. Arizona (179,738)
  8. Ohio (173,405)
  9. Alabama (161,641)
  10. North Carolina (152,238)

Guns Per Capita 2020

*Registered guns per 1000 people
State Total Registered Guns 2020 Pop.
Texas588,69629,363,100
California344,62239,562,900
Florida343,28821,711,200
Virginia307,8228,569,750
Pennsylvania236,37712,803,100
Georgia190,05010,723,700
Arizona179,7387,399,410
Ohio173,40511,701,900
Alabama161,6414,918,690
North Carolina152,23810,594,600
Illinois146,48712,620,600
Wyoming132,806579,917
Louisiana116,8314,637,900
Indiana114,0196,768,940
South Carolina105,6015,213,270
Maryland103,1096,055,560
Tennessee99,1596,886,720
New Mexico97,5802,100,920
Colorado92,4355,826,180
Washington91,8357,705,920
Connecticut82,4003,559,050
Kentucky81,0684,474,190
Arkansas79,8413,025,880
Minnesota79,3075,673,020
Nevada76,8883,132,970
New York76,20719,376,800
Missouri72,9966,153,230
Utah72,8563,258,370
Oklahoma71,2693,973,710
Michigan65,7429,989,640
Wisconsin64,8785,837,460
New Hampshire64,1351,365,960
Oregon61,3834,253,590
New Jersey57,5078,878,360
Kansas52,6342,915,270
Idaho49,5661,823,590
Rhode Island37,1521,060,440
Massachusetts37,1526,902,370
Mississippi35,4942,971,280
West Virginia35,2641,780,000
Iowa28,4943,161,520
Nebraska22,2341,943,200
Montana22,1331,076,890
South Dakota21,130890,620
Alaska15,824727,951
Maine15,3711,349,370
North Dakota13,272766,044
Hawaii7,8591,411,150
Vermont5,872623,620
Delaware4,852982,049

Guns Per Capita 2020