___ Size of US States by Area
List of the 50 US States by area size. From the largest to the smallest state of the United States.
List of states and territories in total area in square kilometers (km²) and square miles.
Regions and Divisions
The most commonly used area classification system in the U.S. is the Census Bureau-designated regions and divisions.
There are four main regions:
Region 1: Northeast with New England and the Middle Atlantic region.
Region 2: Midwest with the East North Central and the West North Central region.
Region 3: South with 3 subdivisions: South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central.
Region 4: West with the Mountain and the Pacific regions.
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Keywords: largest US state by area, smallest US state by area, US state area in square kilometers, square miles
US States by Area
|Area (sq mi)||Census Region||Geographic Notes|
|30||Alabama||135,767||52,420||East South Central||Largest state in East South Central region|
|1||Alaska||1,723,336||665,384||Pacific||Largest state in the US, not bordered by any other US state|
|6||Arizona||295,233||113,990||Mountain||Home to the Grand Canyon|
|29||Arkansas||137,730||53,178||West South Central|
|3||California||423,968||163,695||Pacific||Largest state in mainland US Pacific Region and one of the three states in US mainland with a coastline at the Pacific Ocean|
|8||Colorado||269,602||104,094||Mountain||One of the two states that have straight borders which seem to form a rectangle.|
|22||Florida||170,312||65,758||South Atlantic||Largest state in South Atlantic region|
|43||Hawaii||28,313||10,932||Pacific||The only US state located on an archipelago|
|25||Illinois||149,994||57,913||East North Central|
|38||Indiana||94,327||36,420||East North Central|
|26||Iowa||145,744||56,272||West North Central|
|15||Kansas||213,099||82,278||West North Central|
|37||Kentucky||104,656||40,408||East South Central|
|31||Louisiana||135,658||52,378||West South Central|
|39||Maine||91,634||35,380||New England||Largest state in New England|
|42||Maryland||32,131||12,406||South Atlantic||Maryland has a water area of 2,698 sq mi (6,987 km²), 26.1 %|
|11||Michigan||250,485||96,713||East North Central||Largest state in East North Central, but 40,175 sq mi (104,052 km²) are water area, 41.5% of the state is 'liquid'|
|12||Minnesota||225,163||86,936||West North Central||Largest state in West North Central|
|32||Mississippi||125,438||48,432||East South Central||The state is named after the Mississippi River, second longest river in the US.|
|21||Missouri||180,540||69,707||West North Central||Named for the Missouri River, longest river in the US|
|4||Montana||380,832||147,040||Mountain||Largest state in Mountain Region|
|16||Nebraska||200,330||77,348||West North Central|
|46||New Hampshire||24,214||9,349||New England|
|47||New Jersey||22,590||8,722||Middle Atlantic|
|5||New Mexico||314,917||121,590||Mountain||Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico, it is the highest capital city in the United States at 2194 m (7198 ft))|
|27||New York||141,297||54,555||Middle Atlantic||Largest state in Middle Atlantic Region|
|28||North Carolina||139,390||53,819||South Atlantic|
|19||North Dakota||183,107||70,698||West North Central|
|34||Ohio||116,096||44,825||East North Central|
|20||Oklahoma||181,038||69,899||West South Central|
|9||Oregon||254,800||98,379||Pacific||One of the three states in mainland US with a coastline at the Pacific Ocean|
|50||Rhode Island||3,999||1,544||New England||Rhode Island is the smallest US state|
|40||South Carolina||82,931||32,020||South Atlantic|
|17||South Dakota||199,730||77,116||West North Central|
|36||Tennessee||109,152||42,144||East South Central|
|2||Texas||695,660||268,596||West South Central||Largest state in US mainland, and the second largest in the United States|
|18||Washington||184,661||71,298||Pacific||One of the three states in US mainland with a coastline at the Pacific Ocean|
|41||West Virginia||62,755||24,230||South Atlantic|
|23||Wisconsin||169,634||65,496||East North Central|
|10||Wyoming||253,334||97,813||Mountain||One of the two states with straight state lines, seemingly forming a rectangular area.|
| United States
Contiguous United States
|North America||Third largest country in the world by area. The US area is about half the size of Russia or more than twice the size of the European Union. The nation state consists of 50 states and one capital district (District of Columbia).
|District of Columbia||177||68.34||South Atlantic||Capital district of the United States, generally known as Washington D.C.|
|Sources: U.S. Census Bureau - Area Measurements; and U.S. Geological Survey
|Territories of the United States|
|American Samoa||1,505||581||Polynesia||American Samoa has a land area of 198 km² (76 sq mi)|
|Guam||1,476||570||Micronesia||Guam has a land area of 543 km² (209 sq mi)|
|Northern Mariana Islands||5,115||1,975||Micronesia||Northern Mariana Islands have a land area of 472 km² (182 sq mi)|
|Puerto Rico||13,792||5,325||Caribbean||Puerto Rico has a land area of 8,867 km² (3,424 sq mi)|
|US Virgin Islands||1,898||733||Caribbean||US Virgin Islands have a land area of 348 km² (134 sq mi)|
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