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List of U.S. states

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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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ListEdit

States of the United States of America
Name postal abbreviation[1] Cities Established[upper-alpha 1] Population
[upper-alpha 2][3]
Total area[4] Land area[4] Water area[4] Number
of Reps.
Capital Largest[5] mi2 km2 mi2 km2 mi2 km2
  Alabama AL Montgomery Birmingham Dec 14, 1819 4,874,747 52,420 135,767 50,645 131,171 1,775 4,597 7
  Alaska AK Juneau Anchorage Jan 3, 1959 739,795 665,384 1,723,337 570,641 1,477,953 94,743 245,384 1
  Arizona AZ Phoenix Feb 14, 1912 7,016,270 113,990 295,234 113,594 294,207 396 1,026 9
  Arkansas AR Little Rock Jun 15, 1836 3,004,279 53,179 137,732 52,035 134,771 1,143 2,961 4
  California CA Sacramento Los Angeles Sep 9, 1850 39,536,653 163,695 423,967 155,779 403,466 7,916 20,501 53
  Colorado CO Denver Aug 1, 1876 5,607,154 104,094 269,601 103,642 268,431 452 1,170 7
  Connecticut CT Hartford Bridgeport Jan 9, 1788 3,588,184 5,543 14,357 4,842 12,542 701 1,816 5
  Delaware DE Dover Wilmington Dec 7, 1787 961,939 2,489 6,446 1,949 5,047 540 1,399 1
  Florida FL Tallahassee Jacksonville Mar 3, 1845 20,984,400 65,758 170,312 53,625 138,887 12,133 31,424 27
  Georgia GA Atlanta Jan 2, 1788 10,429,379 59,425 153,910 57,513 148,959 1,912 4,951 14
  Hawaii HI Honolulu Aug 21, 1959 1,427,538 10,932 28,313 6,423 16,635 4,509 11,678 2
  Idaho ID Boise Jul 3, 1890 1,716,943 83,569 216,443 82,643 214,045 926 2,398 2
  Illinois IL Springfield Chicago Dec 3, 1818 12,802,023 57,914 149,995 55,519 143,793 2,395 6,202 18
  Indiana IN Indianapolis Dec 11, 1816 6,666,818 36,420 94,326 35,826 92,789 593 1,537 9
  Iowa IA Des Moines Dec 28, 1846 3,145,711 56,273 145,746 55,857 144,669 416 1,077 4
  Kansas KS Topeka Wichita Jan 29, 1861 2,913,123 82,278 213,100 81,759 211,754 520 1,346 4
  Kentucky[upper-alpha 3] KY Frankfort Louisville Jun 1, 1792 4,454,189 40,408 104,656 39,486 102,269 921 2,387 6
  Louisiana LA Baton Rouge New Orleans Apr 30, 1812 4,684,333 52,378 135,659 43,204 111,898 9,174 23,761 6
  Maine ME Augusta Portland Mar 15, 1820 1,335,907 35,380 91,633 30,843 79,883 4,537 11,750 2
  Maryland MD Annapolis Baltimore Apr 28, 1788 6,052,177 12,406 32,131 9,707 25,142 2,699 6,990 8
  Massachusetts[upper-alpha 3] MA Boston Feb 6, 1788 6,859,819 10,554 27,336 7,800 20,202 2,754 7,134 9
  Michigan MI Lansing Detroit Jan 26, 1837 9,962,311 96,714 250,487 56,539 146,435 40,175 104,052 14
  Minnesota MN St. Paul Minneapolis May 11, 1858 5,576,606 86,936 225,163 79,627 206,232 7,309 18,930 8
  Mississippi MS Jackson Dec 10, 1817 2,984,100 48,432 125,438 46,923 121,531 1,508 3,907 4
  Missouri MO Jefferson City Kansas City Aug 10, 1821 6,113,532 69,707 180,540 68,742 178,040 965 2,501 8
  Montana MT Helena Billings Nov 8, 1889 1,050,493 147,040 380,831 145,546 376,962 1,494 3,869 1
  Nebraska NE Lincoln Omaha Mar 1, 1867 1,920,076 77,348 200,330 76,824 198,974 524 1,356 3
  Nevada NV Carson City Las Vegas Oct 31, 1864 2,998,039 110,572 286,380 109,781 284,332 791 2,048 4
  New Hampshire NH Concord Manchester Jun 21, 1788 1,342,795 9,349 24,214 8,953 23,187 397 1,027 2
  New Jersey NJ Trenton Newark Dec 18, 1787 9,005,644 8,723 22,591 7,354 19,047 1,368 3,544 12
  New Mexico NM Santa Fe Albuquerque Jan 6, 1912 2,088,070 121,590 314,917 121,298 314,161 292 757 3
  New York NY Albany New York Jul 26, 1788 19,849,399 54,555 141,297 47,126 122,057 7,429 19,240 27
  North Carolina NC Raleigh Charlotte Nov 21, 1789 10,273,419 53,819 139,391 48,618 125,920 5,201 13,471 13
  North Dakota ND Bismarck Fargo Nov 2, 1889 755,393 70,698 183,108 69,001 178,711 1,698 4,397 1
  Ohio OH Columbus Mar 1, 1803 11,658,609 44,826 116,098 40,861 105,829 3,965 10,269 16
  Oklahoma OK Oklahoma City Nov 16, 1907 3,930,864 69,899 181,037 68,595 177,660 1,304 3,377 5
  Oregon OR Salem Portland Feb 14, 1859 4,142,776 98,379 254,799 95,988 248,608 2,391 6,191 5
  Pennsylvania[upper-alpha 3] PA Harrisburg Philadelphia Dec 12, 1787 12,805,537 46,054 119,280 44,743 115,883 1,312 3,397 18
  Rhode Island[upper-alpha 4] RI Providence May 29, 1790 1,059,639 1,545 4,001 1,034 2,678 511 1,324 2
  South Carolina SC Columbia Charleston May 23, 1788 5,024,369 32,020 82,933 30,061 77,857 1,960 5,076 7
  South Dakota SD Pierre Sioux Falls Nov 2, 1889 869,666 77,116 199,729 75,811 196,350 1,305 3,379 1
  Tennessee TN Nashville Jun 1, 1796 6,715,984 42,144 109,153 41,235 106,798 909 2,355 9
  Texas TX Austin Houston Dec 29, 1845 28,304,596 268,596 695,662 261,232 676,587 7,365 19,075 36
  Utah UT Salt Lake City Jan 4, 1896 3,101,833 84,897 219,882 82,170 212,818 2,727 7,064 4
  Vermont VT Montpelier Burlington Mar 4, 1791 623,657 9,616 24,906 9,217 23,871 400 1,035 1
  Virginia[upper-alpha 3] VA Richmond Virginia Beach Jun 25, 1788 8,470,020 42,775 110,787 39,490 102,279 3,285 8,508 11
  Washington WA Olympia Seattle Nov 11, 1889 7,405,743 71,298 184,661 66,456 172,119 4,842 12,542 10
  West Virginia WV Charleston Jun 20, 1863 1,815,857 24,230 62,756 24,038 62,259 192 497 3
  Wisconsin WI Madison Milwaukee May 29, 1848 5,795,483 65,496 169,635 54,158 140,268 11,339 29,367 8
  Wyoming WY Cheyenne Jul 10, 1890 579,315 97,813 253,335 97,093 251,470 720 1,864 1

NotesEdit

  1. The original 13 states became sovereign in July 1776 upon agreeing to the United States Declaration of Independence, and each joined the first Union of states between 1777 and 1781, upon ratifying the Articles of Confederation.[2] These states are presented in the order in which each ratified the 1787 Constitution, thus joining the present federal Union of states. Subsequent states are listed in the order of their admission to the Union, and the date given is the official establishment date set by Act of Congress. For further details, see List of U.S. states by date of admission to the Union
  2. 2017 estimate
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Uses the term "commonwealth" rather than "state" in its full official name.
  4. Officially the "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations".

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Appendix B: Two–Letter State and possession Abbreviations". Postal Addressing Standards. Washington, D.C.: United States Postal Service. May 2015. Archived from the original on March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. Jensen, Merrill (1959). The Articles of Confederation: An Interpretation of the Social-Constitutional History of the American Revolution, 1774–1781. University of Wisconsin Press. pp. xi, 184. ISBN 978-0-299-00204-6.
  3. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017". Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. December 2017. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "State Area Measurements and Internal Point Coordinates". Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on March 16, 2018. 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. "State and Local Government Finances and Employment" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2012. p. 284. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)