Why do the states of Vermont and Delaware have under 1 million people in them?

2 of the only east coast states with under 1 million people. The other states I could see why they would have under 1 million (Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Alaska. But Vermont and Delaware for both being on the east coast you would think both states would have a higher population. Any reason as to why a... show more 2 of the only east coast states with under 1 million people. The other states I could see why they would have under 1 million (Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Alaska. But Vermont and Delaware for both being on the east coast you would think both states would have a higher population. Any reason as to why a lot of people don't live in both of these states?
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