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.

Guns Per Capita 2020

*Registered guns per 1000 people
Rank State Registered Guns Per Capita Total Registered Guns 2020 Pop.
1Wyoming229.24132,806567,025
2District of Columbia68.0547,228720,687
3New Hampshire46.7664,1351,371,250
4New Mexico46.7397,5802,096,640
5Virginia36.34307,8228,626,210
6Alabama33.15161,6414,908,620
7Idaho28.8649,5661,826,160
8Arkansas26.5779,8413,039,000
9Nevada25.6476,8883,139,660
10Arizona25.61179,7387,378,490
11Louisiana24.94116,8314,645,180
12South Dakota24.2921,130903,027
13Utah23.4872,8563,282,120
14Connecticut22.9682,4003,563,080
15Alaska21.3815,824734,002
16Montana21.0622,1331,086,760
17South Carolina21.01105,6015,210,100
18Texas20.79588,69629,472,300
19West Virginia19.4235,2641,778,070
20Pennsylvania18.45236,37712,820,900
21Georgia18.22190,05010,736,100
22Kentucky18.281,0684,499,690
23Oklahoma18.1371,2693,954,820
24Kansas18.0652,6342,910,360
25North Dakota17.5613,272761,723
26Indiana17.1114,0196,745,350
27Maryland17.03103,1096,083,120
28Colorado16.4892,4355,845,530
29Florida16.35343,28821,993,000
30Ohio14.87173,40511,747,700
31North Carolina14.818152,23810,611,900
32Oregon14.81661,3834,301,090
33Tennessee14.7699,1596,897,580
34Minnesota14.2279,3075,700,670
35Washington12.491,8357,797,100
36Missouri11.9472,9966,169,270
37Mississippi11.8935,4942,989,260
38Nebraska11.5722,2341,952,570
39Maine11.515,3711,345,790
40Illinois11.44146,48712,659,700
41Wisconsin11.1964,8785,851,750
42Vermont9.415,872628,061
43Iowa9.0528,4943,179,850
44California8.71344,62239,937,500
45Michigan6.5965,74210,045,000
46New Jersey6.3857,5078,936,570
47Hawaii5.57,8591,412,690
48Massachusetts5.4137,1526,976,600
49Delaware5.044,852982,895
50Rhode Island3.9837,1521,056,160
51New York3.8376,20719,440,500