List of highest United States cities by state or territory

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This is an incomplete list of the highest cities in each state or territory in the United States, which includes officially-recognized settlements of any size, whether incorporated or not. The District of Columbia is also included. Only settlements that are permanently occupied all year long are included, and only the highest in each state or territory is listed.

List[edit]

Altitude Name State, district or territory Refs. Comments
1708 feet (521 m) Mentone  Alabama [1]
3396 feet (1035 m) Paxson  Alaska
1340 feet (408 m)[2] A'oloau village[3]  American Samoa [3] The highest village on Tutuila island (and American Samoa) is the village of A'oloau[3] — A'oloau is at an elevation of 1,340 feet (408 meters),[2] and had a population of 615 as of 2010.[4] The highest peak in American Samoa is Lata Mountain at an elevation of 3,163 feet (964 meters).[5] Lata Mountain is located in the Manu'a District on Ta‘ū island. There are no human settlements on the highest elevations of Lata Mountain. The population of the Manu'a Islands (which includes Ta'u) is 1,143 as of 2010.[6]
9071 feet (2765 m) Hannagan Meadow  Arizona [7] An unincorporated census-designated place in Greenlee County, in the White Mountains in the east central part of the state.
2162 feet (659 m) Compton  Arkansas Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Winslow at 1,729 feet (527 m)
8966 feet (2733 m) Lake Mary  California [8] Unincorporated; highest incorporated town is Mammoth Lakes at 7,920 feet (2414 m)
10,355 feet (3156 m) Alma  Colorado The town limits of Winter Park (9052 feet (2759 m)) extend to 12,060 feet (3676 m).[9] Leadville is the highest incorporated town at 10,152 feet (3094 m).[citation needed] Climax is at 11,362 feet (3463 m) and once was incorporated, but is no longer and doesn't have a permanent population.
1319 feet (402 m) Goshen  Connecticut
420 feet (128 m) Barkley  Delaware [10] The city is closest to Ebright Azimuth, the highest point in the state
409 feet (125 m) Washington DC  District of Columbia [11] Fort Reno Park has the highest point in the District of Columbia.[11]
345 feet (105 m) Lakewood  Florida [12] Lowest natural high point in any state
3297 feet (1005 m) Sky Valley  Georgia [13] The elevation of the valley floor is approximately 3100 feet above sea level, while areas within the city limits on the slopes of Rabun Bald exceed 4200 feet. [14]
1332 feet (406 m) Agat  Guam [15] Mount Lamlam is the highest mountain in Guam (1332 ft / 406 meters),[15] and it is located within the boundaries of the village of Agat.[16] However, most of the village's population lives near sea level. The village of Umatac is also at a high elevation.
3750 feet (1143 m) Volcano  Hawaii
6290 feet (1917 m) Island Park  Idaho [17]
994 feet (303 m) Stockton  Illinois
1211 feet (369 m) Bethel  Indiana [18]
1598 feet (487 m) Allendorf  Iowa [18] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city or town is Melvin at 1,581 feet (482 m).
3907 feet (1191 m) Kanorado  Kansas
1762 feet (537 m) Payne Gap  Kentucky [18]
384 feet (117 m) Arcadia  Louisiana [19] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city or town is Ruston at 332 feet (101 m)
1795 feet (547 m) Carrabassett Valley  Maine
2894 feet (882 m) Keysers Ridge  Maryland [20] Unincorporated; highest incorporated town is Deer Park.
2064 feet (629 m) Peru  Massachusetts
1473 feet (449 m) Iron River  Michigan [21]
2000 feet (610 m) Isabella  Minnesota [22] Unincorporated community
561 feet (171 m) Iuka  Mississippi
1694 feet (516 m) Cedar Gap  Missouri Unincorporated; highest incorporated town is Seymour at 1645 feet (501 m)[citation needed]
7608 feet (2319 m) Cooke City  Montana [23]
4876 feet (1486 m) Harrison  Nebraska
7510 feet (2289 m) Mount Charleston  Nevada [24] Unincorporated town
1980 feet (604 m) Clarksville  New Hampshire [25]
1066 feet (325 m) Montague  New Jersey High Point, the highest point in the state, is located within the Montague township
9321 feet (2841 m) Taos Ski Valley  New Mexico [26]
2349 feet (716 m) Knapp Creek  New York [27] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Olean at 1,447 feet (441 m).[28]
5506 feet (1678 m) Beech Mountain  North Carolina [29]
3192 feet (973 m) Rhame  North Dakota [30]
1627 feet (496 m) Rota municipality  Northern Mariana Islands [31] Rota is the highest municipality in the Northern Mariana Islands with a permanent human population.[31] An unnamed point on Agrihan island is higher (3,166 feet / 965 meters)[32] but Agrihan island has no permanent human population. Agrihan island is located within the Northern Islands Municipality, which also has no permanent human population. Rota had a population of 2,527 in 2010.[31]
1550 feet (472 m) Bellefontaine  Ohio Campbell Hill, the highest point in the state, is within the Bellefontaine city limits
4353 feet (1327 m) Kenton  Oklahoma [33] Unincorporated
6306 feet (1922 m) Greenhorn  Oregon No year round population, but there are a handful of cabins which are semi-permanently populated[34]
2530 feet (771 m) Seven Springs  Pennsylvania Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Hazleton at 1,886 feet (575 m),[35] one of the highest incorporated cities east of the Mississippi.
2401 feet (732 m) Aibonito  Puerto Rico [36]
812 feet (247 m) Foster  Rhode Island [37] Jerimoth Hill, the highest point in the state, is located in Foster
1750 feet (533 m) Rocky Bottom  South Carolina Unincorporated, Pickens is the highest incorporated town at 1,120 feet (341 m)
5315 feet (1620 m) Custer  South Dakota [38] Most of Lead surpasses Custer in elevation[citation needed]
3133 feet (955 m) Trade  Tennessee [39] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Mountain City, elevation 2,418 feet
4900 feet (1494 m) Fort Davis  Texas [40] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Marfa, elevation 4,685 feet
9800 feet (2987 m) Brian Head  Utah [41]
1555 feet (474 m) Northside subdistrict, Saint Thomas  U.S. Virgin Islands [42][43]

The highest point of the U.S. Virgin Islands is Crown Mountain, located in the Northside subdistrict on Saint Thomas island.[42][43] The population of the Northside subdistrict was 10,049 in 2010.[44] The settlement of Zambee is near the highest point. The population of Saint Thomas island in 2010 was 51,634 (about 48.5% of US Virgin Islands total).[45]

2215 feet (675 m) Woodford  Vermont [46]
3638 feet (1109 m) Whitetop  Virginia [47] Unincorporated
2622 feet (799 m) Waterville  Washington [48] Highest settlement is Paradise at 5,400 feet (1646 m), but does not have any permanent population
3100 feet (945 m) Davis  West Virginia The Snowshoe Mountain resort village is the second-highest point in the state at 4848 feet (1478 m), but is neither incorporated nor permanently populated.
1736 feet (529 m) Star Lake  Wisconsin [10]
9062 feet (2762 m) Fox Park  Wyoming Unincorporated; highest incorporated city or town is Encampment at 7,277 feet (2,218 m).[citation needed]

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