Percentage of U.S. state population living in state capital metropolitan area and its Most Populous City

In some cases, a U.S. state’s most populous city is not its capital. For instance, California’s most populous city is Los Angeles, not the capital Sacramento. Furthermore, Florida’s most populous city is Jacksonville, not Tallahassee. It is interesting to know more about each U.S. state’s population distribution; what percentage of its inhabitants live in the capital city?

According to Wikipedia, Phoenix in Arizona has the highest percentage of the state population residing there. Approximately 1.7 million people live in Phoenix or about 23 percent of the total Arizona population. By difference, Sacramento in California, Tallahassee in Florida, and Albany in New York all have less than 2 percent of the state population.

Percentage of U.S. state population living in the state capital

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