List of U.S. states by area

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This is a complete list of the states of the United States ordered by total area, land area, and water area.

Total area[change | change source]

US states by total area sq. miles
Rank State km² miles²
1  Alaska 1,717,854 663,267
2  Texas 696,621 268,581
3  California 423,970 163,696
4  Montana 380,838 147,042
5  New Mexico 314,915 121,589
6  Arizona 295,254 113,998
7  Nevada 286,351 110,561
8  Colorado 269,601 104,094
9  Oregon 254,805 98,381
10  Wyoming 253,348 97,818
11  Minnesota 253,266 97,790
12  Kansas 225,171 86,939
13  Idaho 219,887 84,899
14  Utah 216,446 83,570
15  Michigan 213,096 82,277
16  Nebraska 200,345 77,354
17  South Dakota 199,731 77,116
18  Washington 184,665 71,300
19  North Dakota 183,112 70,700
20  Florida 181,035 69,898
21  Oklahoma 180,533 69,704
22  Missouri 170,304 65,755
23  Georgia 169,639 65,498
24  Wisconsin 153,909 59,425
25  Illinois 149,998 57,914
26  Iowa 145,743 56,272
27  New York 141,299 54,556
28  North Carolina 139,389 53,819
29  Virginia 137,732 53,179
30  Arkansas 135,765 52,419
31  Alabama 134,264 51,840
32  Louisiana 125,434 48,430
33  Mississippi 119,283 46,055
34  Pennsylvania 116,096 44,825
35  Ohio 110,785 42,774
36  Tennessee 109,151 42,143
37  Kentucky 104,659 40,409
38  Maine 94,321 36,418
39  Indiana 91,646 35,385
40  South Carolina 82,932 32,020
41  West Virginia 62,755 24,230
42  Maryland 32,133 12,407
43  Hawaii 28,311 10,931
44  Massachusetts 27,336 10,555
45  Vermont 24,901 9,614
46  New Hampshire 24,216 9,350
47  New Jersey 22,588 8,721
48  Connecticut 14,357 5,543
49  Delaware 6,447 2,489
50  Rhode Island 4,002 1,545

Land area[change | change source]

Rank State sq.km sq.miles
1  Alaska 1,481,347 567,400
2  Texas 678,051 261,797
3  California 403,933 155,959
4  Montana 376,979 145,552
5  New Mexico 314,309 121,356
6  Arizona 294,312 113,635
7  Nevada 284,448 109,826
8  Colorado 268,627 103,718
9  Wyoming 251,489 97,105
10  Oregon 248,631 95,997
11  Idaho 214,314 82,747
12  Utah 212,751 82,144
13  Kansas 211,900 81,815
14  Minnesota 206,189 79,610
15  Nebraska 199,099 76,872
16  South Dakota 196,540 75,885
17  North Dakota 178,647 68,976
18  Missouri 178,414 68,886
19  Oklahoma 177,847 68,667
20  Washington 172,348 66,544
21  Michigan 150,504 58,110
22  Georgia 149,976 57,906
23  Iowa 144,701 55,869
24  Illinois 143,961 55,584
25  Wisconsin 140,663 54,310
26  Florida 139,670 53,927
27  Arkansas 134,856 52,068
28  Alabama 131,426 50,744
29  North Carolina 126,161 48,711
30  New York 122,283 47,214
31  Mississippi 121,488 46,907
32  Pennsylvania 116,074 44,817
33  Louisiana 112,825 43,562
34  Tennessee 106,752 41,217
35  Ohio 106,056 40,948
36  Kentucky 102,896 39,728
37  Virginia 102,548 39,594
38  Indiana 92,895 35,867
39  Maine 79,931 30,862
40  South Carolina 77,983 30,109
41  West Virginia 62,361 24,230
42  Maryland 25,314 9,774
43  Vermont 23,956 9,250
44  New Hampshire 23,227 8,968
45  Massachusetts 20,306 7,840
46  New Jersey 19,211 7,417
47  Hawaii 16,635 6,423
48  Connecticut 12,548 4,845
49  Delaware 6,030 1,954
50  Rhode Island 2,706 1,045

Water area[change | change source]

US states by water area
Rank State km² miles²  %
Water
1  Alaska 236,507 91,316 13.77%
2  Michigan 103,289 39,881 41.27%
3  Florida 30,634 11,828 17.99%
4  Wisconsin 28,977 11,188 17.08%
5  Louisiana 21,440 8,278 15.95%
6  California 20,037 7,736 4.73%
7  New York 19,016 7,342 13.46%
8  Minnesota 18,981 7,329 8.43%
9  Texas 17,570 6,784 2.53%
10  North Carolina 13,229 5,108 9.49%
11  Washington 12,317 4,756 6.67%
12  Maine 11,715 4,523 12.78%
13  Hawaii 11,677 4,508 41.24%
14  Ohio 10,040 3,877 8.65%
15  Virginia 8,236 3,180 7.43%
16  Utah 7,136 2,755 3.25%
17  Massachusetts 7,031 2,715 25.72%
18  Maryland 6,819 2,633 21.22%
19  Oregon 6,174 2,384 2.42%
20  Illinois 6,037 2,331 4.02%
21  South Carolina 4,949 1,911 5.97%
22  North Dakota 4,465 1,724 2.44%
23  Alabama 4,338 1,675 3.20%
24  Mississippi 3,945 1,523 3.15%
25  Georgia 3,933 1,519 2.56%
26  Montana 3,859 1,490 1.01%
27  New Jersey 3,377 1,304 14.95%
28  Pennsylvania 3,208 1,239 2.69%
29  South Dakota 3,190 1,232 1.60%
30  Oklahoma 3,189 1,231 1.76%
31  Arkansas 2,876 1,110 2.09%
32  Tennessee 2,399 926 2.20%
33  Idaho 2,131 823 0.98%
34  Missouri 2,120 818 1.17%
35  Nevada 1,903 735 0.66%
36  Wyoming 1,847 713 0.73%
37  Connecticut 1,809 699 12.60%
38  Kentucky 1,763 681 1.68%
39  Indiana 1,427 551 1.51%
40  Delaware 1,387 536 21.52%
41  Rhode Island 1,295 500 32.37%
42  Nebraska 1,247 481 0.62%
43  Kansas 1,196 462 0.56%
44  Iowa 1,042 402 0.71%
45  New Hampshire 989 382 4.08%
46  Colorado 974 376 0.36%
47  Vermont 945 365 3.79%
48  Arizona 942 364 0.32%
49  New Mexico 606 234 0.19%
50  West Virginia 394 152 0.63%

References[change | change source]

All data is provided by the United States Census Bureau and is current as of 2000 with the exception of two more recent state government sources.

State source updated 2005 Michigan.gov

State source updated 2001 Wyoming.gov