List of U.S. states and territories by area

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States by area. Alaska is depicted at a smaller scale in the inset. US States by Total Area.svg
States by area. Alaska is depicted at a smaller scale in the inset.

This is a complete list of the U.S. states, federal district, and its major territories ordered by total area, land area, and water area. The water area includes inland waters, coastal waters, the Great Lakes, and territorial waters. Glaciers and intermittent bodies of water are counted as land area. [1]

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Area by state, federal district, or territory

StateTotal area [2] Land area [2] Water [2]
Ranksq mikm²Ranksq mikm²% landRanksq mikm²% water
Flag of Alaska.svg  Alaska 1665,384.041,723,3371570,640.951,477,953194,743.10245,384
Flag of Texas.svg  Texas 2268,596.46695,6622261,231.71676,58787,364.7519,075
Flag of California.svg  California 3163,694.74423,9673155,779.22403,46667,915.5220,501
Flag of Montana.svg  Montana 4147,039.71380,8314145,545.80376,962261,493.913,869
Flag of New Mexico.svg  New Mexico 5121,590.30314,9175121,298.15314,16149292.15757
Flag of Arizona.svg  Arizona 6113,990.30295,2346113,594.08294,20748396.221,026
Flag of Nevada.svg  Nevada 7110,571.82286,3807109,781.18284,33236790.652,048
Flag of Colorado.svg  Colorado 8104,093.67269,6018103,641.89268,43144451.781,170
Flag of Oregon.svg  Oregon 998,378.54254,7991095,988.01248,608202,390.536,191
Flag of Wyoming.svg  Wyoming 1097,813.01253,335997,093.14251,47037719.871,864
Flag of Michigan.svg  Michigan 1196,713.51250,4872256,538.90146,435240,174.61104,052
Flag of Minnesota.svg  Minnesota 1286,935.83225,1631479,626.74206,23297,309.0918,930
Flag of Utah.svg  Utah 1384,896.88219,8821282,169.62212,818172,727.267,064
Flag of Idaho.svg  Idaho 1483,568.95216,4431182,643.12214,04533925.832,398
Flag of Kansas.svg  Kansas 1582,278.36213,1001381,758.72211,75442519.641,346
Flag of Nebraska.svg  Nebraska 1677,347.81200,3301576,824.17198,97441523.641,356
Flag of South Dakota.svg  South Dakota 1777,115.68199,7291675,811.00196,350291,304.683,379
Flag of Washington.svg  Washington 1871,297.95184,6612066,455.52172,119114,842.4312,542
Flag of North Dakota.svg  North Dakota 1970,698.32183,1081769,000.80178,711241,697.524,397
Flag of Oklahoma.svg  Oklahoma 2069,898.87181,0371968,594.92177,660301,303.953,377
Flag of Missouri.svg  Missouri 2169,706.99180,5401868,741.52178,04032965.472,501
Flag of Florida.svg  Florida 2265,757.70170,3122653,624.76138,887312,132.9431,424
Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin 2365,496.38169,6352554,157.80140,268411,338.5729,367
Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg  Georgia 2459,425.15153,9102157,513.49148,959221,911.664,951
Flag of Illinois.svg  Illinois 2557,913.55149,9952455,518.93143,793192,394.626,202
Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa 2656,272.81145,7462355,857.13144,66945415.681,077
Flag of New York.svg  New York 2754,554.98141,2973047,126.40122,05777,428.5819,240
Flag of North Carolina.svg  North Carolina 2853,819.16139,3912948,617.91125,920105,201.2513,471
Flag of Arkansas.svg  Arkansas 2953,178.55137,7322752,035.48134,771311,143.072,961
Flag of Alabama.svg  Alabama 3052,420.07135,7672850,645.33131,171231,774.744,597
Flag of Louisiana.svg  Louisiana 3152,378.13135,6593343,203.90111,89859,174.2323,761
Flag of Mississippi.svg  Mississippi 3248,431.78125,4383146,923.27121,531251,508.513,907
Flag of Pennsylvania.svg  Pennsylvania 3346,054.34119,2803244,742.70115,883281,311.643,397
Flag of Ohio.svg  Ohio 3444,825.58116,0983540,860.69105,829143,964.8910,269
Flag of Virginia.svg  Virginia 3542,774.93110,7873639,490.09102,279153,284.848,508
Flag of Tennessee.svg  Tennessee 3642,144.25109,1533441,234.90106,79835909.362,355
Flag of Kentucky.svg  Kentucky 3740,407.80104,6563739,486.34102,26934921.462,387
Flag of Indiana.svg  Indiana 3836,419.5594,3263835,826.1192,78939593.441,537
Flag of Maine.svg  Maine 3935,379.7491,6333930,842.9279,883124,536.8211,750
Flag of South Carolina.svg  South Carolina 4032,020.4982,9334030,060.7077,857211,959.795,076
Flag of West Virginia.svg  West Virginia 4124,230.0462,7564124,038.2162,25950191.83497
Flag of Maryland.svg  Maryland 4212,405.9332,131429,707.2425,142182,698.696,990
Flag of Hawaii.svg  Hawaii 4310,931.7228,313476,422.6316,635134,509.0911,678
Flag of Massachusetts.svg  Massachusetts 4410,554.3927,336457,800.0620,202162,754.337,134
Flag of Vermont.svg  Vermont 459,616.3624,906439,216.6623,87146399.711,035
Flag of New Hampshire.svg  New Hampshire 469,349.1624,214448,952.6523,18747396.511,027
Flag of New Jersey.svg  New Jersey 478,722.5822,591467,354.2219,047271,368.363,544
Flag of Connecticut.svg  Connecticut 485,543.4114,357484,842.3612,54238701.061,816
Flag of Delaware.svg  Delaware 492,488.726,446491,948.545,04740540.181,399
Flag of Rhode Island.svg  Rhode Island 501,544.894,001501,033.812,67843511.071,324
Flag of Washington, D.C..svg  District of Columbia 68.3417761.051587.2919
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 5,324.8413,7913,423.788,8681,901.074,924
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg  Northern Mariana Islands 1,975.575,117182.334721,793.244,644
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  United States Virgin Islands 732.931,898134.32348598.611,550
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 581.051,50576.46198504.601,307
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 570.621,478209.80543360.82935
Flag of the United States.svg Minor Outlying Islands [3] [lower-alpha 1] 16.004116.0041
Flag of the United States.svg Contiguous United States Total3,120,426.478,081,8672,954,841.427,653,004165,584.6428,862
Flag of the United States.svg 50 states and District of ColumbiaTotal3,796,742.239,833,5173,531,905.439,147,593264,836.79685,924
Flag of the United States.svg All U.S. territoryTotal3,805,943.269,857,3483,535,948.129,158,064269,995.13699,284

Area by division

All divisions presented below are as configured by the United States Census Bureau.

DivisionTotal area [2] Land area [2] Water [2]
Ranksq mikm²Ranksq mikm²% landRanksq mikm²% water
East North Central 5301,368.57780,5416242,902.44629,114258,466.13151,427
East South Central 7183,403.89475,0147178,289.83461,76995,114.6013,247
Middle Atlantic 8109,331.89283,168899,223.32256,987610,108.5726,181
Mountain 2863,564.632,236,6222855,766.982,216,42687,797.6520,196
New England 971,987.96186,448962,668.46162,31179,299.5024,086
Pacific 11,009,687.002,615,0771895,286.332,318,7811114,400.67296,296
South Atlantic 6292,990.46758,8425265,061.97686,507327,928.4972,334
West North Central 3520,355.801,347,7153507,620.081,314,730512,735.7232,985
West South Central 4444,052.011,150,0894425,066.011,100,916418,986.0049,174

Area by region

All regions presented below are as configured by the United States Census Bureau.

RegionTotal area [2] Land area [2] Water [2]
Ranksq mikm²Ranksq mikm²% landRanksq mikm²% water
Midwest 3821,724.382,128,2563750,522.521,943,844271,201.86184,412
Northeast 4181,319.85469,6164161,911.78419,350419,408.0750,267
South 2920,446.372,383,9452868,417.822,249,192352,028.55134,753
West 11,873,251.634,851,69911,751,053.314,535,2071122,198.32316,492

See also

Notes

  1. Areas were not published in the 2010 census, unlike previous years, as the U.S. Census Bureau no longer collects data on the Minor Outlying Islands. [2]

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References

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