List of U.S. states and territories by area

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This is a complete list of the states of the United States and its major territories ordered by total area, land area, and water area. The water area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial waters. Glaciers and intermittent water features are counted as land area.[1]

Table of Areas

Rank state/territory total (sq mi) (km²) land (sq mi) (km²) water (sq mi) (km²) % water
1 Alaska 663,267 1,717,854 571,951 1,481,346 91,316 236,507 13.77
2 Texas 268,581 695,622 261,797 678,051 6,784 17,570 2.53
3 California 163,696 423,971 155,959 403,932 7,736 20,036 4.73
4 Montana 147,042 380,837 145,552 376,978 1,490 3,859 1.01
5 New Mexico 121,589 314,914 121,356 314,311 234 606 0.19
6 Arizona 113,998 295,253 113,635 294,313 364 943 0.32
7 Nevada 110,561 286,352 109,826 284,448 735 1,904 0.66
8 Colorado 104,094 269,602 103,718 268,628 376 974 0.36
9 Oregon 98,381 254,806 95,997 248,631 2,384 6,175 2.42
10 Wyoming 97,814 253,337 97,100 251,488 713 1,847 0.73
11 Michigan 96,716 250,493 56,804 147,122 39,912 103,372 41.27
12 Minnesota 86,939 225,171 79,610 206,189 7,329 18,982 8.43
13 Utah 84,899 219,887 82,144 212,752 2,755 7,135 3.25
14 Idaho 83,570 216,445 82,747 214,314 823 2,132 0.98
15 Kansas 82,277 213,096 81,815 211,900 462 1,197 0.56
16 Nebraska 77,354 200,346 76,872 199,098 481 1,246 0.62
17 South Dakota 77,116 199,730 75,885 196,541 1,232 3,191 1.60
18 Washington 71,300 184,666 66,544 172,348 4,756 12,318 6.67
19 North Dakota 70,700 183,112 68,976 178,647 1,724 4,465 2.44
20 Oklahoma 69,898 181,035 68,667 177,847 1,231 3,188 1.76
21 Missouri 69,704 180,533 68,886 178,414 818 2,119 1.17
22 Florida 65,755 170,305 53,927 139,670 11,828 30,634 17.99
23 Wisconsin 65,498 169,639 54,310 140,662 11,188 28,977 17.08
24 Georgia 59,425 153,910 57,906 149,976 1,519 3,934 2.56
25 Illinois 57,914 149,997 55,584 143,962 2,331 6,037 4.02
26 Iowa 56,272 145,744 55,869 144,700 402 1,041 0.71
27 New York 54,556 141,299 47,214 122,284 7,342 19,016 13.46
28 North Carolina 53,819 139,391 48,711 126,161 5,108 13,230 9.49
29 Arkansas 53,179 137,733 52,068 134,856 1,110 2,875 2.09
30 Alabama 52,419 135,765 50,744 131,426 1,675 4,338 3.20
31 Louisiana 51,840 134,265 43,562 112,825 8,278 21,440 15.97
32 Mississippi 48,430 125,433 46,907 121,489 1,523 3,945 3.15
33 Pennsylvania 46,055 119,282 44,817 116,075 1,239 3,209 2.69
34 Ohio 44,825 116,096 40,948 106,055 3,877 10,041 8.65
35 Virginia 42,774 110,784 39,594 102,548 3,180 8,236 7.43
36 Tennessee 42,143 109,150 41,217 106,752 926 2,398 2.20
37 Kentucky 40,409 104,659 39,728 102,895 681 1,764 1.68
38 Indiana 36,418 94,322 35,867 92,895 551 1,427 1.51
39 Maine 35,385 91,647 30,862 79,932 4,523 11,715 12.78
40 South Carolina 32,020 82,931 30,109 77,982 1,911 4,949 5.97
41 West Virginia 24,230 62,755 24,078 62,362 152 394 0.63
42 Maryland 12,407 32,134 9,774 25,315 2,633 6,819 21.22
43 Hawaii 10,931 28,311 6,423 16,635 4,508 11,676 41.24
44 Massachusetts 10,555 27,337 7,840 20,306 2,715 7,032 25.72
45 Vermont 9,614 24,900 9,250 23,957 365 945 3.79
46 New Hampshire 9,350 24,216 8,968 23,227 382 989 4.08
47 New Jersey 8,721 22,587 7,417 19,210 1,304 3,377 14.95
48 Connecticut 5,543 14,356 4,845 12,548 699 1,810 12.60
49 Delaware 2,489 6,446 1,954 5,061 536 1,388 21.52
50 Rhode Island 1,545 4,002 1,045 2,707 500 1,295 32.37
51 District of Columbia 68 176 61 158 7 18 10.16
52 Puerto Rico 5,325 13,792 3,425 8,871 1,900 4,921 35.68
53 Northern Mariana Islands 1,975 5,115 179 464 1,796 4,652 90.93
54 US Virgin Islands 737 1,909 134 347 604 1,564 81.87
55 American Samoa 584 1,513 77 199 506 1,311 86.75
56 Guam 571 1,479 210 544 361 935 63.22
US Minor Outlying Islands 16 41 16 41 0 0 0.00
50 states + DC 3,794,083 9,826,630 3,537,438 9,161,922 256,645 664,707 6.76
all US territory 3,803,290 9,850,476 3,541,479 9,172,389 261,811 678,087 6.88


References

All data is provided by the United States Census Bureau (see Summary of 2000 Census – tables 1 and 17). This document notes that the values for the Minor Outlying Islands are only approximate.

  1. Census 2000 Geographic Terms and Concepts, Census 2000 Geography Glossary, U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-07-10.

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