List of U.S. states by elevation

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This is a list of United States states by elevation. Elevation means the height of something above sea level. The highest point in the U.S. is Mount McKinley at 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level. The lowest point on land in the U.S. is Badwater in Death Valley at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level.

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State Highest point Lowest point Average elevation Elevation difference
Location ft m Location ft m ft m ft m
Alabama Cheaha Mountain 2405 733 Gulf of Mexico 0 0 500 150 2405 733
Alaska Mount McKinley (Denali) 20320 6198 Pacific Ocean 0 0 1900 580 20320 6198
Arizona Humphreys Peak 12633 3853 Colorado River 70 21 4100 1300 12563 3832
Arkansas Magazine Mountain 2753 840 Ouachita River 55 17 650 200 2698 823
California Mount Whitney[1] 14505 4421 Death Valley -282 -86 2900 880 14776 4505
Colorado Mount Elbert 14440 4401 Arikaree River 3315 1010 6800 2100 11125 3391
Connecticut Mount Frissell 2380 726 Long Island Sound 0 0 500 150 2380 726
Delaware Ebright Azimuth 448 137 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 60 20 448 137
District of Columbia Tenleytown 410 125 Potomac River 1 0 150 50 409 125
Florida Britton Hill 345 105 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 100 30 345 105
Georgia Brasstown Bald 4784 1459 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 600 180 4784 1459
Hawaii Mauna Kea 13796 4208 Pacific Ocean 0 0 3030 920 13796 4208
Idaho Borah Peak 12662 3862 Snake River 710 217 5000 1500 11952 3645
Illinois Charles Mound 1235 377 Mississippi River 279 85 600 180 956 292
Indiana Hoosier Hill 1257 383 Ohio River 320 98 700 210 937 285
Iowa Hawkeye Point 1670 509 Mississippi River 480 146 1100 340 1190 363
Kansas Mount Sunflower 4039 1232 Verdigris River 679 207 2000 610 3360 1025
Kentucky Black Mountain[1] 4145 1263 Mississippi River 257 78 750 230 3888 1185 m
Louisiana Driskill Mountain 535 163 New Orleans -8 -2 100 30 543 165
Maine Mount Katahdin 5267 1606 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 600 180 5267 1606
Maryland Backbone Mountain 3360 1025 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 350 110 3360 1025
Massachusetts Mount Greylock 3487 1064 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 500 150 3487 1064
Michigan Mount Arvon 1979 604 Lake Erie 571 174 900 280 1408 430
Minnesota Eagle Mountain 2301 702 Lake Superior 601 183 1200 366 1700 519
Mississippi Woodall Mountain 806 246 Gulf of Mexico 0 0 300 90 806 246
Missouri Taum Sauk Mountain 1772 540 Saint Francis River 230 70 800 240 1542 470
Montana Granite Peak 12799 3904 Kootenai River 1800 549 3400 1000 10999 3355
Nebraska Panorama Point 5424 1654 Missouri River 840 256 2600 790 4584 1398
Nevada Boundary Peak 13140 4007 Colorado River 479 146 5500 1700 12661 3861
New Hampshire Mount Washington 6288 1918 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 1000 300 6288 1918
New Jersey High Point 1803 550 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 250 80 1803 550
New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13161 4014 Red Bluff Reservoir 2842 867 5700 1700 10319 3147
New York Mount Marcy 5344 1630 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 1000 300 5344 1630
North Carolina Mount Mitchell 6684 2039 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 700 210 6684 2039
North Dakota White Butte 3506 1069 Red River 750 229 1900 580 2756 840
Ohio Campbell Hill 1549 472 Ohio River 455 139 850 260 1094 333
Oklahoma Black Mesa 4973 1517 Little River 289 88 1300 400 4684 1429
Oregon Mount Hood 11239 3428 Pacific Ocean 0 0 3300 1000 11239 3428
Pennsylvania Mount Davis 3213 980 Delaware River 0 0 1100 340 3213 980
Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 812 248 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 350 110 812 248
South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 3560 1086 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 350 110 3560 1086
South Dakota Harney Peak 7242 2209 Big Stone Lake 966 295 2200 670 6276 1914
Tennessee Clingmans Dome 6643 2026 Mississippi River 178 54 900 280 6465 1972
Texas Guadalupe Peak 8749 2668 Gulf of Mexico 0 0 1700 520 8749 2668
Utah Kings Peak 13528 4126 Beaver Dam Wash 2000 610 6100 1860 11528 3516
Vermont Mount Mansfield 4393 1340 Lake Champlain 95 29 1000 300 4298 1311
Virginia Mount Rogers 5729 1747 Atlantic Ocean 0 0 950 290 5729 1747
Washington Mount Rainier 14410 4395 Pacific Ocean 0 0 1700 520 14410 4395
West Virginia Spruce Knob 4861 1483 Potomac River 240 73 1500 460 4621 1410
Wisconsin Timms Hill 1951 595 Lake Michigan 579 177 1050 320 1372 418
Wyoming Gannett Peak 13804 4210 Belle Fourche River 3099 945 6700 2044 10705 3265

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