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___ 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.

Map of Divisions of the United States (Census Regions)
Map of the main divisions of the United States (Census Regions)

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

State Area
Area (sq mi)
Census Region Geographic Notes
30 Alabama State Flag Alabama 135,767 52,420   East South Central Largest state in East South Central region
1 Alaska State Flag Alaska 1,723,336 665,384   Pacific Largest state in the US, not bordered by any other US state
6 Arizona State Flag Arizona 295,233 113,990   Mountain Home to the Grand Canyon
29 Arkansas State Flag Arkansas 137,730 53,178   West South Central  
3 California State Flag 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 State Flag Colorado 269,602 104,094   Mountain One of the two states that have straight borders which seem to form a rectangle.
48 Connecticut State Flag Connecticut 14,356 5,543   New England  
49 Delaware State Flag Delaware 6,446 2,489   South Atlantic  
22 Florida State Flag Florida 170,312 65,758   South Atlantic Largest state in South Atlantic region
24 Georgia State Flag Georgia 153,910 59,425   South Atlantic  
43 Hawai'i State Flag Hawaii 28,313 10,932   Pacific The only US state located on an archipelago
14 Idaho State Flag Idaho 216,443 83,569   Mountain  
25 Illinois State Flag Illinois 149,994 57,913   East North Central  
38 Indiana State Flag Indiana 94,327 36,420   East North Central  
26 Iowa State Flag Iowa 145,744 56,272   West North Central  
15 Kansas State Flag Kansas 213,099 82,278   West North Central  
37 Kentucky State Flag Kentucky 104,656 40,408   East South Central  
31 Louisiana State Flag Louisiana 135,658 52,378   West South Central  
39 Maine State Flag Maine 91,634 35,380   New England Largest state in New England
42 Maryland State Flag Maryland 32,131 12,406   South Atlantic Maryland has a water area of 2,698 sq mi (6,987 km²), 26.1 %
44 Massachusetts State Flag Massachusetts 27,335 10,554   New England  
11 Michigan State Flag 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 State Flag Minnesota 225,163 86,936   West North Central Largest state in West North Central
32 Mississippi State Flag Mississippi 125,438 48,432   East South Central The state is named after the Mississippi River, second longest river in the US.
21 Missouri State Flag Missouri 180,540 69,707   West North Central Named for the Missouri River, longest river in the US
4 Montana State Flag Montana 380,832 147,040   Mountain Largest state in Mountain Region
16 Nebraska State Flag Nebraska 200,330 77,348   West North Central  
7 Nevada State Flag Nevada 286,380 110,572   Mountain  
46 New Hampshire State Flag New Hampshire 24,214 9,349   New England  
47 New Jersey State Flag New Jersey 22,590 8,722   Middle Atlantic  
5 New Mexico State Flag 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 State Flag New York 141,297 54,555   Middle Atlantic Largest state in Middle Atlantic Region
28 North Carolina State Flag North Carolina 139,390 53,819   South Atlantic  
19 North Dakota State Flag North Dakota 183,107 70,698   West North Central  
34 Ohio State Flag Ohio 116,096 44,825   East North Central  
20 Oklahoma State Flag Oklahoma 181,038 69,899   West South Central  
9 Oregon State Flag Oregon 254,800 98,379   Pacific One of the three states in mainland US with a coastline at the Pacific Ocean
33 Pennsylvania State Flag Pennsylvania 119,279 46,054   Middle Atlantic  
50 Rhode Island State Flag Rhode Island 3,999 1,544   New England Rhode Island is the smallest US state
40 South Carolina State Flag South Carolina 82,931 32,020   South Atlantic  
17 South Dakota State Flag South Dakota 199,730 77,116   West North Central  
36 Tennessee State Flag Tennessee 109,152 42,144   East South Central  
2 Texas State Flag Texas 695,660 268,596   West South Central Largest state in US mainland, and the second largest in the United States
13 Utah State Flag Utah 219,882 84,897   Mountain  
45 Vermont State Flag Vermont 24,905 9,616   New England  
35 Virginia State Flag Virginia 110,787 42,775   South Atlantic  
18 Washington State Flag Washington 184,661 71,298   Pacific One of the three states in US mainland with a coastline at the Pacific Ocean
41 West Virginia State Flag West Virginia 62,755 24,230   South Atlantic  
23 Wisconsin State Flag Wisconsin 169,634 65,496   East North Central  
10 Wyoming State Flag Wyoming 253,334 97,813   Mountain One of the two states with straight state lines, seemingly forming a rectangular area.
    Country/Territory Area
(sq mi)
  Territory Notes
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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 Flag American Samoa 1,505 581   Polynesia American Samoa has a land area of 198 km² (76 sq mi)
  Guam Flag Guam 1,476 570   Micronesia Guam has a land area of 543 km² (209 sq mi)
  Northern Mariana Islands Flag Northern Mariana Islands 5,115 1,975   Micronesia Northern Mariana Islands have a land area of 472 km² (182 sq mi)
  Puerto Rico Flag Puerto Rico 13,792 5,325   Caribbean Puerto Rico has a land area of 8,867 km² (3,424 sq mi)
  US Virgin Islands Flag US Virgin Islands 1,898 733   Caribbean US Virgin Islands have a land area of 348 km² (134 sq mi)

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