America's Least Populated Counties Ranked by Population
Stories and Statistics from America's Least Populated Rural Counties
Updated September 2014
The people who live in these remote, isolated places enjoy a lifestyle and individual freedoms that many thought vanished in the United States long ago.
With 22 isolated rural counties, Texas has the highest number of sparsely populated counties followed by Nebraska with 20 of the least populated and North Dakota with 17. Hawaii has only one county to make the list but Kalawao County became the least populated county in the country as of 2013.
Lake And Peninsula Borough in Alaska is the least densely populated county with 14.35 sq miles per person followed by Yakutat Borough with 11.91 and Loving County Texas with 7.04 sq miles per person.
Kalawao County isn't just the
least populated county in the country. With a
50,618 average per capita income, its residents
also enjoy the highest income for under
populated counties. It ranks above the second
highest income in Mineral County Colorado where
local residents earn $42,539 and Borden County
Texas with average earnings of $40,241 per year.