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.

Rank State Guns Per Capita Total Registered Guns 2020 Pop.
51Wyoming229.24132,806567,025
50District of Columbia68.0547,228720,687
49New Hampshire46.7664,1351,371,246
48New Mexico46.7397,5802,096,640
47Virginia36.34307,8228,626,207
46Alabama33.15161,6414,908,621
45Idaho28.8649,5661,826,156
44Arkansas26.5779,8413,038,999
43Nevada25.6476,8883,139,658
42Arizona25.61179,7387,378,494
41Louisiana24.94116,8314,645,184
40South Dakota24.2921,130903,027
39Utah23.4872,8563,282,115
38Connecticut22.9682,4003,563,077
37Alaska21.3815,824734,002
36Montana21.0622,1331,086,759
35South Carolina21.01105,6015,210,095
34Texas20.79588,69629,472,295
33West Virginia19.4235,2641,778,070
32Pennsylvania18.45236,37712,820,878
31Georgia18.22190,05010,736,059
30Kentucky18.281,0684,499,692
29Oklahoma18.1371,2693,954,821
28Kansas18.0652,6342,910,357
27North Dakota17.5613,272761,723
26Indiana17.1114,0196,745,354
25Maryland17.03103,1096,083,116
24Colorado16.4892,4355,845,526
23Florida16.35343,28821,992,985
22Ohio14.87173,40511,747,694
21North Carolina14.818152,23810,611,862
20Oregon14.81661,3834,301,089
19Tennessee14.7699,1596,897,576
18Minnesota14.2279,3075,700,671
17Washington12.491,8357,797,095
16Missouri11.9472,9966,169,270
15Mississippi11.8935,4942,989,260
14Nebraska11.5722,2341,952,570
13Maine11.515,3711,345,790
12Illinois11.44146,48712,659,682
11Wisconsin11.1964,8785,851,754
10Vermont9.415,872628,061
9Iowa9.0528,4943,179,849
8California8.71344,62239,937,489
7Michigan6.5965,74210,045,029
6New Jersey6.3857,5078,936,574
5Hawaii5.57,8591,412,687
4Massachusetts5.4137,1526,976,597
3Delaware5.044,852982,895
2Rhode Island3.9837,1521,056,161
1New York3.8376,20719,440,469