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This article lists the 50 states of the United States. It also lists their populations, date they became a state or agreed to the United States Declaration of Independence, their total area, land area, water area and the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives.

Washington D.C. is not one of the 50 states. It is a city inside the District of Columbia (a federal district that is not part of any state). The United States also has sovereignty over 14 other territories. These are not included in this list.

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States of the United States of America
Name &
postal abbs.

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Total area[3] Land area[3] Water area[3] Number
of Reps.
Capital Largest[4] mi2 km2 mi2 km2 mi2 km2
 Alabama AL Montgomery Birmingham Dec 14, 1819
4,903,185
52,420.07 135,767 50,645.33 131,171 1,774.74 4,597
7
 Alaska AK Juneau Anchorage Jan 3, 1959
731,545
665,384.04 1,723,337 570,640.95 1,477,953 94,743.1 245,384
1
 Arizona AZ Phoenix Feb 14, 1912
7,278,717
113,990.3 295,234 113,594.08 294,207 396.22 1,026
9
 Arkansas AR Little Rock Jun 15, 1836
3,017,804
53,178.55 137,732 52,035.48 134,771 1,143.07 2,961
4
 California CA Sacramento Los Angeles Sep 9, 1850
39,512,223
163,694.74 423,967 155,779.22 403,466 7,915.52 20,501
53
 Colorado CO Denver Aug 1, 1876
5,758,736
104,093.67 269,601 103,641.89 268,431 451.78 1,170
7
 Connecticut CT Hartford Bridgeport Jan 9, 1788
3,565,278
5,543.41 14,357 4,842.36 12,542 701.06 1,816
5
 Delaware DE Dover Wilmington Dec 7, 1787
973,764
2,488.72 6,446 1,948.54 5,047 540.18 1,399
1
 Florida FL Tallahassee Jacksonville Mar 3, 1845
21,477,737
65,757.7 170,312 53,624.76 138,887 12,132.94 31,424
27
 Georgia GA Atlanta Jan 2, 1788
10,617,423
59,425.15 153,910 57,513.49 148,959 1,911.67 4,951
14
 Hawaii HI Honolulu Aug 21, 1959
1,415,872
10,931.72 28,313 6,422.63 16,635 4,509.09 11,678
2
 Idaho ID Boise Jul 3, 1890
1,787,065
83,568.95 216,443 82,643.12 214,045 925.83 2,398
2
 Illinois IL Springfield Chicago Dec 3, 1818
12,671,821
57,913.55 149,995 55,518.93 143,793 2,394.62 6,202
18
 Indiana IN Indianapolis Dec 11, 1816
6,732,219
36,419.55 94,326 35,826.11 92,789 593.44 1,537
9
 Iowa IA Des Moines Dec 28, 1846
3,155,070
56,272.81 145,746 55,857.13 144,669 415.68 1,077
4
 Kansas KS Topeka Wichita Jan 29, 1861
2,913,314
82,278.36 213,100 81,758.72 211,754 519.64 1,346
4
 Kentucky[a] KY Frankfort Louisville Jun 1, 1792
4,467,673
40,407.8 104,656 39,486.34 102,269 921.46 2,387
6
 Louisiana LA Baton Rouge New Orleans Apr 30, 1812
4,648,794
52,378.13 135,659 43,203.9 111,898 9,174.23 23,761
6
 Maine ME Augusta Portland Mar 15, 1820
1,344,212
35,379.74 91,633 30,842.92 79,883 4,536.82 11,750
2
 Maryland MD Annapolis Baltimore Apr 28, 1788
6,045,680
12,405.93 32,131 9,707.24 25,142 2,698.69 6,990
8
 Massachusetts[a] MA Boston Feb 6, 1788
6,892,503
10,554.39 27,336 7,800.06 20,202 2,754.33 7,134
9
 Michigan MI Lansing Detroit Jan 26, 1837
9,986,857
96,713.51 250,487 56,538.9 146,435 40,174.61 104,052
14
 Minnesota MN St. Paul Minneapolis May 11, 1858
5,639,632
86,935.83 225,163 79,626.74 206,232 7,309.09 18,930
8
Mississippi MS Jackson Dec 10, 1817
2,976,149
48,431.78 125,438 46,923.27 121,531 1,508.5 3,907
4
 Missouri MO Jefferson City Kansas City Aug 10, 1821
6,137,428
69,706.99 180,540 68,741.52 178,040 965.47 2,501
8
 Montana MT Helena Billings Nov 8, 1889
1,068,778
147,039.71 380,831 145,545.8 376,962 1,493.91 3,869
1
 Nebraska NE Lincoln Omaha Mar 1, 1867
1,934,408
77,347.81 200,330 76,824.17 198,974 523.64 1,356
3
 Nevada NV Carson City Las Vegas Oct 31, 1864
3,080,156
110,571.82 286,380 109,781.18 284,332 790.65 2,048
4
 New Hampshire NH Concord Manchester Jun 21, 1788
1,359,711
9,349.16 24,214 8,952.65 23,187 396.51 1,027
2
 New Jersey NJ Trenton Newark Dec 18, 1787
8,882,190
8,722.58 22,591 7,354.22 19,047 1,368.36 3,544
12
 New Mexico NM Santa Fe Albuquerque Jan 6, 1912
2,096,829
121,590.3 314,917 121,298.15 314,161 292.15 757
3
 New York NY Albany New York Jul 26, 1788
19,453,561
54,554.98 141,297 47,126.4 122,057 7,428.58 19,240
27
 North Carolina NC Raleigh Charlotte Nov 21, 1789
10,488,084
53,819.16 139,391 48,617.91 125,920 5,201.25 13,471
13
 North Dakota ND Bismarck Fargo Nov 2, 1889
762,062
70,698.32 183,108 69,000.8 178,711 1,697.52 4,397
1
 Ohio OH Columbus Mar 1, 1803
11,689,100
44,825.58 116,098 40,860.69 105,829 3,964.89 10,269
16
 Oklahoma OK Oklahoma City Nov 16, 1907
3,956,971
69,898.87 181,037 68,594.92 177,660 1,303.95 3,377
5
 Oregon OR Salem Portland Feb 14, 1859
4,217,737
98,378.54 254,799 95,988.01 248,608 2,390.53 6,191
5
 Pennsylvania[a] PA Harrisburg Philadelphia Dec 12, 1787
12,801,989
46,054.34 119,280 44,742.7 115,883 1,311.64 3,397
18
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RI Providence May 29, 1790
1,059,361
1,544.89 4,001 1,033.81 2,678 511.07 1,324
2
 South Carolina SC Columbia Charleston May 23, 1788
5,148,714
32,020.49 82,933 30,060.7 77,857 1,959.79 5,076
7
 South Dakota SD Pierre Sioux Falls Nov 2, 1889
884,659
77,115.68 199,729 75,811 196,350 1,304.68 3,379
1
 Tennessee TN Nashville Jun 1, 1796
6,829,174
42,144.25 109,153 41,234.9 106,798 909.36 2,355
9
 Texas TX Austin Houston Dec 29, 1845
28,995,881
268,596.46 695,662 261,231.71 676,587 7,364.75 19,075
36
 Utah UT Salt Lake City Jan 4, 1896
3,205,958
84,896.88 219,882 82,169.62 212,818 2,727.26 7,064
4
 Vermont VT Montpelier Burlington Mar 4, 1791
623,989
9,616.36 24,906 9,216.66 23,871 399.71 1,035
1
 Virginia[a] VA Richmond Virginia Beach Jun 25, 1788
8,535,519
42,774.93 110,787 39,490.09 102,279 3,284.84 8,508
11
 Washington WA Olympia Seattle Nov 11, 1889
7,614,893
71,297.95 184,661 66,455.52 172,119 4,842.43 12,542
10
 West Virginia WV Charleston Jun 20, 1863
1,792,147
24,230.04 62,756 24,038.21 62,259 191.83 497
3
 Wisconsin WI Madison Milwaukee May 29, 1848
5,822,434
65,496.38 169,635 54,157.8 140,268 11,338.57 29,367
8
 Wyoming WY Cheyenne Jul 10, 1890
578,759
97,813.01 253,335 97,093.14 251,470 719.87 1,864
1

Notes

References

  1. "Appendix B: Two–Letter State and possession Abbreviations". Postal Addressing Standards. Washington, D.C.: United States Postal Service. May 2015. https://pe.usps.com/text/pub28/28apb.htm. Retrieved March 3, 2018. 
  2. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. December 30, 2019. https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/tables/2010-2019/state/totals/nst-est2019-01.xlsx?#. Retrieved January 27, 2020. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "State Area Measurements and Internal Point Coordinates". Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/state-area.html. Retrieved March 3, 2018. "... provides land, water and total area measurements for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The area measurements were derived from the Census Bureau's Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER®) database. The land and water areas, ... reflect base feature updates made in the MAF/TIGER® database through August, 2010." 
  4. "State and Local Government Finances and Employment". United States Census Bureau. 2012. p. 284. https://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0448.pdf. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 


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