States with the most endangered species

To determine the states with the most endangered species, Stacker consulted the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species database. States are ranked according to the total number of species (animals and plants) with endangered or threatened classifications that live within their borders.

Rural demographics in every state

While big trends tell one story, no two states are the same when it comes to the demographics of their rural communities. Stacker used data from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and U.S. Census to dig into these data.