applying population across total acre in US is deceptive

I don't have numbers, but I wouldn't be surprised if 3/4 of the US population lived in a third of it's surface area.

Most other countries, other maybe the nonexistant USSR have the total land area of the US. First in skewing the numbers would be Alaska I suspect. And the huge farm and cattle ranges in the midwest with large desert areas in the southwest. Other countries have huge areas too, but I wonder where they rank on the scale you're using?

How do you think individual states in the US would stack up compared to other countries in terms of population density? particularly the coastal states of the east coast. I'll grant Main may not have that high a density, but then NY, NJ, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland?