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This article lists the 50 states of the United States. It also lists their populations, date they became a state or agreed to the United States Declaration of Independence, their total area, land area, water area and the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives.

Washington D.C. is not one of the 50 states. It is a city inside the District of Columbia (a federal district that is not part of any state). The United States also has sovereignty over 14 other territories. These are not included in this list.

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List

States of the United States of America
Name &
postal abbs.
Cities Established Population
Total area Land area Water area Number
of Reps.
Capital Largest mi2 km2 mi2 km2 mi2 km2
 Alabama AL Montgomery Birmingham Dec 14, 1819
4,903,185
52,420 135,767 50,645 131,171 1,775 4,597
7
 Alaska AK Juneau Anchorage Jan 3, 1959
731,545
665,384 1,723,337 570,641 1,477,953 94,743 245,384
1
 Arizona AZ Phoenix Feb 14, 1912
7,278,717
113,990 295,234 113,594 294,207 396 1,026
9
 Arkansas AR Little Rock Jun 15, 1836
3,017,804
53,179 137,732 52,035 134,771 1,143 2,961
4
 California CA Sacramento Los Angeles Sep 9, 1850
39,512,223
163,695 423,967 155,779 403,466 7,916 20,501
53
 Colorado CO Denver Aug 1, 1876
5,758,736
104,094 269,601 103,642 268,431 452 1,170
7
 Connecticut CT Hartford Bridgeport Jan 9, 1788
3,565,278
5,543 14,357 4,842 12,542 701 1,816
5
 Delaware DE Dover Wilmington Dec 7, 1787
973,764
2,489 6,446 1,949 5,047 540 1,399
1
 Florida FL Tallahassee Jacksonville Mar 3, 1845
21,477,737
65,758 170,312 53,625 138,887 12,133 31,424
27
 Georgia GA Atlanta Jan 2, 1788
10,617,423
59,425 153,910 57,513 148,959 1,912 4,951
14
 Hawaiʻi HI Honolulu Aug 21, 1959
1,415,872
10,932 28,313 6,423 16,635 4,509 11,678
2
 Idaho ID Boise Jul 3, 1890
1,787,065
83,569 216,443 82,643 214,045 926 2,398
2
 Illinois IL Springfield Chicago Dec 3, 1818
12,671,821
57,914 149,995 55,519 143,793 2,395 6,202
18
 Indiana IN Indianapolis Dec 11, 1816
6,732,219
36,420 94,326 35,826 92,789 593 1,537
9
 Iowa IA Des Moines Dec 28, 1846
3,155,070
56,273 145,746 55,857 144,669 416 1,077
4
 Kansas KS Topeka Wichita Jan 29, 1861
2,913,314
82,278 213,100 81,759 211,754 520 1,346
4
 Kentucky KY Frankfort Louisville Jun 1, 1792
4,467,673
40,408 104,656 39,486 102,269 921 2,387
6
 Louisiana LA Baton Rouge New Orleans Apr 30, 1812
4,648,794
52,378 135,659 43,204 111,898 9,174 23,761
6
 Maine ME Augusta Portland Mar 15, 1820
1,344,212
35,380 91,633 30,843 79,883 4,537 11,750
2
 Maryland MD Annapolis Baltimore Apr 28, 1788
6,045,680
12,406 32,131 9,707 25,142 2,699 6,990
8
 Massachusetts MA Boston Feb 6, 1788
6,892,503
10,554 27,336 7,800 20,202 2,754 7,134
9
 Michigan MI Lansing Detroit Jan 26, 1837
9,986,857
96,714 250,487 56,539 146,435 40,175 104,052
14
 Minnesota MN St. Paul Minneapolis May 11, 1858
5,639,632
86,936 225,163 79,627 206,232 7,309 18,930
8
Mississippi MS Jackson Dec 10, 1817
2,976,149
48,432 125,438 46,923 121,531 1,508 3,907
4
 Missouri MO Jefferson City Kansas City Aug 10, 1821
6,137,428
69,707 180,540 68,742 178,040 965 2,501
8
 Montana MT Helena Billings Nov 8, 1889
1,068,778
147,040 380,831 145,546 376,962 1,494 3,869
1
 Nebraska NE Lincoln Omaha Mar 1, 1867
1,934,408
77,348 200,330 76,824 198,974 524 1,356
3
 Nevada NV Carson City Las Vegas Oct 31, 1864
3,080,156
110,572 286,380 109,781 284,332 791 2,048
4
 New Hampshire NH Concord Manchester Jun 21, 1788
1,359,711
9,349 24,214 8,953 23,187 397 1,027
2
 New Jersey NJ Trenton Newark Dec 18, 1787
8,882,190
8,723 22,591 7,354 19,047 1,368 3,544
12
 New Mexico NM Santa Fe Albuquerque Jan 6, 1912
2,096,829
121,590 314,917 121,298 314,161 292 757
3
 New York NY Albany New York Jul 26, 1788
19,453,561
54,555 141,297 47,126 122,057 7,429 19,240
27
 North Carolina NC Raleigh Charlotte Nov 21, 1789
10,488,084
53,819 139,391 48,618 125,920 5,201 13,471
13
 North Dakota ND Bismarck Fargo Nov 2, 1889
762,062
70,698 183,108 69,001 178,711 1,698 4,397
1
 Ohio OH Columbus Mar 1, 1803
11,689,100
44,826 116,098 40,861 105,829 3,965 10,269
16
 Oklahoma OK Oklahoma City Nov 16, 1907
3,956,971
69,899 181,037 68,595 177,660 1,304 3,377
5
 Oregon OR Salem Portland Feb 14, 1859
4,217,737
98,379 254,799 95,988 248,608 2,391 6,191
5
 Pennsylvania PA Harrisburg Philadelphia Dec 12, 1787
12,801,989
46,054 119,280 44,743 115,883 1,312 3,397
18
 Rhode Island RI Providence May 29, 1790
1,059,361
1,545 4,001 1,034 2,678 511 1,324
2
 South Carolina SC Columbia Charleston May 23, 1788
5,148,714
32,020 82,933 30,061 77,857 1,960 5,076
7
 South Dakota SD Pierre Sioux Falls Nov 2, 1889
884,659
77,116 199,729 75,811 196,350 1,305 3,379
1
 Tennessee TN Nashville Jun 1, 1796
6,829,174
42,144 109,153 41,235 106,798 909 2,355
9
 Texas TX Austin Houston Dec 29, 1845
28,995,881
268,596 695,662 261,232 676,587 7,365 19,075
36
 Utah UT Salt Lake City Jan 4, 1896
3,205,958
84,897 219,882 82,170 212,818 2,727 7,064
4
 Vermont VT Montpelier Burlington Mar 4, 1791
623,989
9,616 24,906 9,217 23,871 400 1,035
1
 Virginia VA Richmond Virginia Beach Jun 25, 1788
8,535,519
42,775 110,787 39,490 102,279 3,285 8,508
11
 Washington WA Olympia Seattle Nov 11, 1889
7,614,893
71,298 184,661 66,456 172,119 4,842 12,542
10
 West Virginia WV Charleston Jun 20, 1863
1,792,147
24,230 62,756 24,038 62,259 192 497
3
 Wisconsin WI Madison Milwaukee May 29, 1848
5,822,434
65,496 169,635 54,158 140,268 11,339 29,367
8
 Wyoming WY Cheyenne Jul 10, 1890
578,759
97,813 253,335 97,093 251,470 720 1,864
1
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