List of U.S. states by coastline

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Grey states have no ocean coastline. The other colors indicate states with coastline; the different colors have no significance except to visually distinguish each state.

This is a list of U.S. states having an ocean coastline, ranked by coastline length.

Two methods are used; the main difference between them is whether to count tidal areas as coastline – for example, method 2 counts the Great Bay as part of New Hampshire's coastline, but method 1 does not. The figures suffer from the inaccuracy inherent in all attempts at measuring coastlines but are nevertheless useful for comparison.

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State Coastline (method 1) Rank Coastline (method 1) / total area [3] Coastline (method 2) Rank Coastline (method 2) / total area [3]
 Alaska 70036640000000000006,640 miles (10,690 km) 1 1% 700433904000000000033,904 miles (54,563 km) 1 5%
 Florida 70031350000000000001,350 miles (2,170 km) 2 2% 70038436000000000008,436 miles (13,576 km) 2 13%
 California 7002840000000000000840 miles (1,350 km) 3 1% 70033427000000000003,427 miles (5,515 km) 5 2%
 Hawaii 7002750000000000000750 miles (1,210 km) 4 7% 70031052000000000001,052 miles (1,693 km) 18 10%
 Louisiana 7002397000000000000397 miles (639 km) 5 1% 70037721000000000007,721 miles (12,426 km) 3 15%
 Texas 7002367000000000000367 miles (591 km) 6 0% 70033359000000000003,359 miles (5,406 km) 7 1%
 North Carolina 7002301000000000000301 miles (484 km) 7 1% 70033375000000000003,375 miles (5,432 km) 6 6%
 Oregon 7002296000000000000296 miles (476 km) 8 0% 70031410000000000001,410 miles (2,270 km) 17 1%
 Maine 7002228000000000000228 miles (367 km) 9 1% 70033478000000000003,478 miles (5,597 km) 4 10%
 Massachusetts 7002192000000000000192 miles (309 km) 10 2% 70031519000000000001,519 miles (2,445 km) 16 14%
 South Carolina 7002187000000000000187 miles (301 km) 11 1% 70032876000000000002,876 miles (4,628 km) 12 9%
 Washington 7002157000000000000157 miles (253 km) 12 0% 70033026000000000003,026 miles (4,870 km) 11 4%
 New Jersey 7002130000000000000130 miles (210 km) 13 1% 70031792000000000001,792 miles (2,884 km) 15 21%
 New York 7002127000000000000127 miles (204 km) 14 0% 70032625000000000002,625 miles (4,225 km) 13 5%
 Virginia 7002112000000000000112 miles (180 km) 15 0% 70033315000000000003,315 miles (5,335 km) 8 8%
 Georgia 7002100000000000000100 miles (160 km) 16 0% 70032344000000000002,344 miles (3,772 km) 14 4%
 Connecticut 700196000000000000096 miles (154 km) 17 2% 7002618000000000000618 miles (995 km) 20 11%
 Alabama 700153000000000000053 miles (85 km) 18 0% 7002607000000000000607 miles (977 km) 21 1%
 Mississippi 700144000000000000044 miles (71 km) 19 0% 7002359000000000000359 miles (578 km) 24 1%
 Rhode Island 700140000000000000040 miles (64 km) 20 3% 7002384000000000000384 miles (618 km) 22 25%
 Maryland 700131000000000000031 miles (50 km) 21 0% 70033190000000000003,190 miles (5,130 km) 10 26%
 Delaware 700128000000000000028 miles (45 km) 22 1% 7002381000000000000381 miles (613 km) 23 15%
 New Hampshire 700113000000000000013 miles (21 km) 23 0% 7002131000000000000131 miles (211 km) 28 1%
 Michigan - 70033224000000000003,224 miles (5,189 km) 9 3%
 Wisconsin - 7002820000000000000820 miles (1,320 km) 19 1%
 Ohio - 7002312000000000000312 miles (502 km) 25 1%
 Minnesota - 7002189000000000000189 miles (304 km) 26 0%
 Pennsylvania - 7002140000000000000140 miles (230 km) 27 0%
 Illinois - 700163000000000000063 miles (101 km) 29 0%
 Indiana - 700145000000000000045 miles (72 km) 30 0%
Total 700412479000000000012,479 miles (20,083 km) 700494122000000000094,122 miles (151,475 km)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. International Borders: Brief Facts", Congressional Research Service, November 9, 2006
  2. ^ "States and Territories Working With NOAA on Ocean and Coastal Management", Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, February 03, 2011
  3. ^ a b "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 March 22, 2014. 

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