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]

Area by state/territory[edit]

Total area[2] Land area[2] Water[2]
State/territory Rank sq mi km² Rank sq mi km²  % land Rank sq mi km²  % water
 Alaska 1 665,384.04 1,723,337 1 570,640.95 1,477,953 85.76% 1 94,743.10 245,384 14.24%
 Texas 2 268,596.46 695,662 2 261,231.71 676,587 97.26% 8 7,364.75 19,075 2.74%
 California 3 163,694.74 423,967 3 155,779.22 403,466 95.16% 6 7,915.52 20,501 4.84%
 Montana 4 147,039.71 380,831 4 145,545.80 376,962 98.98% 26 1,493.91 3,869 1.02%
 New Mexico 5 121,590.30 314,917 5 121,298.15 314,161 99.76% 49 292.15 757 0.24%
 Arizona 6 113,990.30 295,234 6 113,594.08 294,207 99.65% 48 396.22 1,026 0.35%
 Nevada 7 110,571.82 286,380 7 109,781.18 284,332 99.28% 36 790.65 2,048 0.72%
 Colorado 8 104,093.67 269,601 8 103,641.89 268,431 99.57% 44 451.78 1,170 0.43%
 Oregon 9 98,378.54 254,799 10 95,988.01 248,608 97.57% 20 2,390.53 6,191 2.43%
 Wyoming 10 97,813.01 253,335 9 97,093.14 251,470 99.26% 37 719.87 1,864 0.74%
 Michigan 11 96,713.51 250,487 22 56,538.90 146,435 58.46% 2 40,174.61 104,052 41.54%
 Minnesota 12 86,935.83 225,163 14 79,626.74 206,232 91.59% 9 7,309.09 18,930 8.41%
 Utah 13 84,896.88 219,882 12 82,169.62 212,818 96.79% 17 2,727.26 7,064 3.21%
 Idaho 14 83,568.95 216,443 11 82,643.12 214,045 98.89% 33 925.83 2,398 1.11%
 Kansas 15 82,278.36 213,100 13 81,758.72 211,754 99.37% 42 519.64 1,346 0.63%
 Nebraska 16 77,347.81 200,330 15 76,824.17 198,974 99.32% 41 523.64 1,356 0.68%
 South Dakota 17 77,115.68 199,729 16 75,811.00 196,350 98.31% 29 1,304.68 3,379 1.69%
 Washington 18 71,297.95 184,661 20 66,455.52 172,119 93.21% 11 4,842.43 12,542 6.79%
  North Dakota 19 70,698.32 183,108 17 69,000.80 178,711 97.60% 24 1,697.52 4,397 2.40%
 Oklahoma 20 69,898.87 181,037 19 68,594.92 177,660 98.13% 30 1,303.95 3,377 1.87%
 Missouri 21 69,706.99 180,540 18 68,741.52 178,040 98.61% 32 965.47 2,501 1.39%
 Florida 22 65,757.70 170,312 26 53,624.76 138,887 81.55% 3 12,132.94 31,424 18.45%
 Wisconsin 23 65,496.38 169,635 25 54,157.80 140,268 82.69% 4 11,338.57 29,367 17.31%
 Georgia 24 59,425.15 153,910 21 57,513.49 148,959 96.78% 22 1,911.66 4,951 3.22%
 Illinois 25 57,913.55 149,995 24 55,518.93 143,793 95.87% 19 2,394.62 6,202 4.13%
 Iowa 26 56,272.81 145,746 23 55,857.13 144,669 99.26% 45 415.68 1,077 0.74%
 New York 27 54,554.98 141,297 30 47,126.40 122,057 86.38% 7 7,428.58 19,240 13.62%
 North Carolina 28 53,819.16 139,391 29 48,617.91 125,920 90.34% 10 5,201.25 13,471 9.66%
 Arkansas 29 53,178.55 137,732 27 52,035.48 134,771 97.85% 31 1,143.07 2,961 2.15%
 Alabama 30 52,420.07 135,767 28 50,645.33 131,171 96.61% 23 1,774.74 4,597 3.39%
 Louisiana 31 52,378.13 135,659 33 43,203.90 111,898 82.48% 5 9,174.23 23,761 17.52%
 Mississippi 32 48,431.78 125,438 31 46,923.27 121,531 96.89% 25 1,508.51 3,907 3.11%
 Pennsylvania 33 46,054.35 119,280 32 44,742.70 115,883 97.15% 28 1,311.64 3,397 2.85%
 Ohio 34 44,825.58 116,098 35 40,860.69 105,829 91.15% 14 3,964.89 10,269 8.85%
 Virginia 35 42,774.93 110,787 36 39,490.09 102,279 92.32% 15 3,284.84 8,508 7.68%
 Tennessee 36 42,144.25 109,153 34 41,234.90 106,798 97.84% 35 909.36 2,355 2.16%
 Kentucky 37 40,407.80 104,656 37 39,486.34 102,269 97.72% 34 921.46 2,387 2.28%
 Indiana 38 36,419.55 94,326 38 35,826.11 92,789 98.37% 39 593.44 1,537 1.63%
 Maine 39 35,379.74 91,633 39 30,842.92 79,883 87.18% 12 4,536.82 11,750 12.82%
 South Carolina 40 32,020.49 82,933 40 30,060.70 77,857 93.88% 21 1,959.79 5,076 6.12%
 West Virginia 41 24,230.04 62,756 41 24,038.21 62,259 99.21% 50 191.83 497 0.79%
 Maryland 42 12,405.93 32,131 42 9,707.24 25,142 78.25% 18 2,698.69 6,990 21.75%
 Hawaii 43 10,931.72 28,313 47 6,422.63 16,635 58.75% 13 4,509.09 11,678 41.25%
 Massachusetts 44 10,554.39 27,336 45 7,800.06 20,202 73.90% 16 2,754.33 7,134 26.10%
 Vermont 45 9,616.36 24,906 43 9,216.66 23,871 95.84% 46 399.71 1,035 4.16%
 New Hampshire 46 9,349.16 24,214 44 8,952.65 23,187 95.76% 47 396.51 1,027 4.24%
 New Jersey 47 8,722.58 22,591 46 7,354.22 19,047 84.31% 27 1,368.36 3,544 15.69%
 Connecticut 48 5,543.41 14,357 48 4,842.36 12,542 87.35% 38 701.06 1,816 12.65%
 Delaware 49 2,488.72 6,446 49 1,948.54 5,047 78.29% 40 540.18 1,399 21.71%
 Rhode Island 50 1,544.89 4,001 50 1,033.81 2,678 66.92% 43 511.07 1,324 33.08%
 District of Columbia 68.34 177 61.05 158 89.33% 7.29 19 10.67%
 Puerto Rico 5,324.84 13,791 3,423.78 8,868 64.30% 1,901.07 4,924 35.70%
 Northern Mariana Islands 1,975.57 5,117 182.33 472 9.23% 1,793.24 4,644 90.77%
 United States Virgin Islands 732.93 1,898 134.32 348 18.33% 598.61 1,550 81.67%
 American Samoa 581.05 1,505 76.46 198 13.16% 504.60 1,307 86.84%
 Guam 570.62 1,478 209.80 543 36.77% 360.82 935 63.23%
United States Minor Outlying Islands[3][a] 16.00 41 16.00 41
United States Contiguous United States Total 3,120,426.47 8,081,867 2,954,841.42 7,653,004 94.69% 165,584.6 428,862 5.31%
United States 50 states and D.C. Total 3,796,742.23 9,833,517 3,531,905.43 9,147,593 93.02% 264,836.79 685,924 6.98%
United States All U.S. territory Total 3,805,943.26 9,857,348 3,535,948.12 9,158,064 92.91% 269,995.13 699,284 7.09%

Area by division[edit]

Total area[2] Land area[2] Water[2]
Division Rank sq mi km² Rank sq mi km²  % land Rank sq mi km²  % water
East North Central 5 301,368.57 780,541 6 242,902.44 629,114 2 58,466.13 151,427
East South Central 7 183,403.89 475,014 7 178,289.83 461,769 9 5,114.60 13,247
Middle Atlantic 8 109,331.89 283,168 8 99,223.32 256,987 6 10,108.57 26,181
Mountain 2 863,564.63 2,236,622 2 855,766.98 2,216,426 8 7,797.65 20,196
New England 9 71,987.96 186,448 9 62,668.46 162,311 7 9,299.50 24,086
Pacific 1 1,009,687.00 2,615,077 1 895,286.33 2,318,781 1 114,400.67 296,296
South Atlantic 6 292,990.46 758,842 5 265,061.97 686,507 3 27,928.49 72,334
West North Central 3 520,355.80 1,347,715 3 507,620.08 1,314,730 5 12,735.72 32,985
West South Central 4 444,052.01 1,150,089 4 425,066.01 1,100,916 4 18,986.00 49,174

Area by region[edit]

Total area[2] Land area[2] Water[2]
Region Rank sq mi km² Rank sq mi km²  % land Rank sq mi km²  % water
Midwest 3 821,724.38 2,128,256 3 750,522.52 1,943,844 2 71,201.86 184,412
Northeast 4 181,319.85 469,616 4 161,911.78 419,350 4 19,408.07 50,267
South 2 920,446.37 2,383,945 2 868,417.82 2,249,192 3 52,028.55 134,753
West 1 1,873,251.63 4,851,699 1 1,751,053.31 4,535,207 1 122,198.32 316,492

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census 2000 Geographic Terms and Concepts, Census 2000 Geography Glossary, U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-07-10
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "United States Summary: 2010, Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. September 2012. pp. V–2, 1 & 41 (Tables 1 & 18). Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "United States Summary: 2010, Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2000 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2004. p. 1 (Table 1). Retrieved February 10, 2014. 

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