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This is a complete list of the states of the United States and its major territories ordered by total area, land area, and water area. The water area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial waters. Glaciers and intermittent water features are counted as land area.[1]

Rank state/territory total (sq mi) (km²) land (sq mi) (km²) water (sq mi) (km²) % water
1 Alaska 663,267 1,717,854 571,951 1,481,346 91,316 236,507 13.77
2 Texas 268,581 695,622 261,797 678,051 6,784 17,570 2.53
3 California 163,696 423,971 155,959 403,932 7,736 20,036 4.73
4 Montana 147,042 380,837 145,552 376,978 1,490 3,859 1.01
5 New Mexico 121,589 314,914 121,356 314,311 234 606 0.19
6 Arizona 113,998 295,253 113,635 294,313 364 943 0.32
7 Nevada 110,561 286,352 109,826 284,448 735 1,904 0.66
8 Colorado 104,094 269,602 103,718 268,628 376 974 0.36
9 Oregon 98,381 254,806 95,997 248,631 2,384 6,175 2.42
10 Wyoming 97,814 253,337 97,100 251,488 713 1,847 0.73
11 Michigan 96,716 250,493 56,804 147,122 39,912 103,372 41.27
12 Minnesota 86,939 225,171 79,610 206,189 7,329 18,982 8.43
13 Utah 84,899 219,887 82,144 212,752 2,755 7,135 3.25
14 Idaho 83,570 216,445 82,747 214,314 823 2,132 0.98
15 Kansas 82,277 213,096 81,815 211,900 462 1,197 0.56
16 Nebraska 77,354 200,346 76,872 199,098 481 1,246 0.62
17 South Dakota 77,116 199,730 75,885 196,541 1,232 3,191 1.60
18 Washington 71,300 184,666 66,544 172,348 4,756 12,318 6.67
19 North Dakota 70,700 183,112 68,976 178,647 1,724 4,465 2.44
20 Oklahoma 69,898 181,035 68,667 177,847 1,231 3,188 1.76
21 Missouri 69,704 180,533 68,886 178,414 818 2,119 1.17
22 Florida 65,755 170,305 53,927 139,670 11,828 30,634 17.99
23 Wisconsin 65,498 169,639 54,310 140,662 11,188 28,977 17.08
24 Georgia 59,425 153,910 57,906 149,976 1,519 3,934 2.56
25 Illinois 57,914 149,997 55,584 143,962 2,331 6,037 4.02
26 Iowa 56,272 145,744 55,869 144,700 402 1,041 0.71
27 New York 54,556 141,299 47,214 122,284 7,342 19,016 13.46
28 North Carolina 53,819 139,391 48,711 126,161 5,108 13,230 9.49
29 Arkansas 53,179 137,733 52,068 134,856 1,110 2,875 2.09
30 Alabama 52,419 135,765 50,744 131,426 1,675 4,338 3.20
31 Louisiana 51,840 134,265 43,562 112,825 8,278 21,440 15.97
32 Mississippi 48,430 125,433 46,907 121,489 1,523 3,945 3.15
33 Pennsylvania 46,055 119,282 44,817 116,075 1,239 3,209 2.69
34 Ohio 44,825 116,096 40,948 106,055 3,877 10,041 8.65
35 Virginia 42,774 110,784 39,594 102,548 3,180 8,236 7.43
36 Tennessee 42,143 109,150 41,217 106,752 926 2,398 2.20
37 Kentucky 40,409 104,659 39,728 102,895 681 1,764 1.68
38 Indiana 36,418 94,322 35,867 92,895 551 1,427 1.51
39 Maine 35,385 91,647 30,862 79,932 4,523 11,715 12.78
40 South Carolina 32,020 82,931 30,109 77,982 1,911 4,949 5.97
41 West Virginia 24,230 62,755 24,078 62,362 152 394 0.63
42 Maryland 12,407 32,134 9,774 25,315 2,633 6,819 21.22
43 Hawaii 10,931 28,311 6,423 16,635 4,508 11,676 41.24
44 Massachusetts 10,555 27,337 7,840 20,306 2,715 7,032 25.72
45 Vermont 9,614 24,900 9,250 23,957 365 945 3.79
46 New Hampshire 9,350 24,216 8,968 23,227 382 989 4.08
47 New Jersey 8,721 22,587 7,417 19,210 1,304 3,377 14.95
48 Connecticut 5,543 14,356 4,845 12,548 699 1,810 12.60
49 Delaware 2,489 6,446 1,954 5,061 536 1,388 21.52
50 Rhode Island 1,545 4,002 1,045 2,707 500 1,295 32.37
District of Columbia 68 176 61 158 7 18 10.16
Puerto Rico 5,325 13,792 3,425 8,871 1,900 4,921 35.68
Northern Mariana Islands 1,975 5,115 179 464 1,796 4,652 90.93
US Virgin Islands 737 1,909 134 347 604 1,564 81.87
American Samoa 584 1,513 77 199 506 1,311 86.75
Guam 571 1,479 210 544 361 935 63.22
US Minor Outlying Islands 16 41 16 41 0 0 0.00
50 states + DC 3,794,083 9,826,630 3,537,438 9,161,922 256,645 664,707 6.76
all US territory 3,803,290 9,850,476 3,541,479 9,172,389 261,811 678,087 6.88

See also

References

All data is provided by the United States Census Bureau (see Summary of 2000 Census – tables 1 and 17). This document notes that the values for the Minor Outlying Islands are only approximate.

  1. ^ Census 2000 Geographic Terms and Concepts, Census 2000 Geography Glossary, U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-07-10.
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This is a complete list of the states of the United States ordered by total area, land area, and water area.

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Total area

Rank State km² miles²
1 Alaska 1,717,854 663,267
2 Texas 696,621 268,581
3 California 423,970 163,696
4 Montana 380,838 147,042
5 New Mexico 314,915 121,589
6 Arizona 295,254 113,998
7 Nevada 286,351 110,561
8 Colorado 269,601 104,094
9 Oregon 254,805 98,381
10 Wyoming 253,348 97,818 [1]
11 Michigan 253,266 97,790
12 Minnesota 225,171 86,939
13 Utah 219,887 84,899
14 Idaho 216,446 83,570
15 Kansas 213,096 82,277
16 Nebraska 200,345 77,354
17 South Dakota 199,731 77,116
18 Washington 184,665 71,300
19 North Dakota 183,112 70,700
20 Oklahoma 181,035 69,898
21 Missouri 180,533 69,704
22 Florida 170,304 65,755
23 Wisconsin 169,639 65,498
24 Georgia 153,909 59,425
25 Illinois 149,998 57,914
26 Iowa 145,743 56,272
27 New York 141,299 54,556
28 North Carolina 139,389 53,819
29 Arkansas 137,732 53,179
30 Alabama 135,765 52,419
31 Louisiana 134,264 51,840
32 Mississippi 125,434 48,430
33 Pennsylvania 119,283 46,055
34 Ohio 116,096 44,825
35 Virginia 110,785 42,774
36 Tennessee 109,151 42,143
37 Kentucky 104,659 40,409
38 Indiana 94,321 36,418
39 Maine 91,646 35,385
40 South Carolina 82,932 32,020
41 West Virginia 62,755 24,230
42 Maryland 32,133 12,407
43 Hawaii 28,311 10,931
44 Massachusetts 27,336 10,555
45 Vermont 24,901 9,614
46 New Hampshire 24,216 9,350
47 New Jersey 22,588 8,721
48 Connecticut 14,357 5,543
49 Delaware 6,447 2,489
50 Rhode Island 4,002 1,545

Land area

Rank State km² miles²
1 Alaska 1,481,347 567,400
2 Texas 678,051 261,797
3 California 403,933 155,959
4 Montana 376,979 145,552
5 New Mexico 314,309 121,356
6 Arizona 294,312 113,635
7 Nevada 284,448 109,826
8 Colorado 268,627 103,718
9 Wyoming 251,489 97,105
10 Oregon 248,631 95,997
11 Idaho 214,314 82,747
12 Utah 212,751 82,144
13 Kansas 211,900 81,815
14 Minnesota 206,189 79,610
15 Nebraska 199,099 76,872
16 South Dakota 196,540 75,885
17 North Dakota 178,647 68,976
18 Missouri 178,414 68,886
19 Oklahoma 177,847 68,667
20 Washington 172,348 66,544
21 Michigan 150,504 58,110
22 Georgia 149,976 57,906
23 Iowa 144,701 55,869
24 Illinois 143,961 55,584
25 Wisconsin 140,663 54,310
26 Florida 139,670 53,927
27 Arkansas 134,856 52,068
28 Alabama 131,426 50,744
29 North Carolina 126,161 48,711
30 New York 122,283 47,214
31 Mississippi 121,488 46,907
32 Pennsylvania 116,074 44,817
33 Louisiana 112,825 43,562
34 Tennessee 106,752 41,217
35 Ohio 106,056 40,948
36 Kentucky 102,896 39,728
37 Virginia 102,548 39,594
38 Indiana 92,895 35,867
39 Maine 79,931 30,862
40 South Carolina 77,983 30,109
41 West Virginia 62,361 24,230
42 Maryland 25,314 9,774
43 Vermont 23,956 9,250
44 New Hampshire 23,227 8,968
45 Massachusetts 20,306 7,840
46 New Jersey 19,211 7,417
47 Hawaii 16,635 6,423
48 Connecticut 12,548 4,845
49 Delaware 6,030 1,954
50 Rhode Island 2,706 1,045

Water area

Rank State km² miles² Percentage
Water
1 Alaska 236,507 91,316 13.77
2 Michigan 103,289 39,881 41.27
3 Florida 30,634 11,828 17.99
4 Wisconsin 28,977 11,188 17.08
5 Louisiana 21,440 8,278 15.95
6 California 20,037 7,736 4.73
7 New York 19,016 7,342 13.46
8 Minnesota 18,981 7,329 8.43
9 Texas 17,570 6,784 2.53
10 North Carolina 13,229 5,108 9.49
11 Washington 12,317 4,756 6.67
12 Maine 11,715 4,523 12.78
13 Hawaii 11,677 4,508 41.24
14 Ohio 10,040 3,877 8.65
15 Virginia 8,236 3,180 7.43
16 Utah 7,136 2,755 3.25
17 Massachusetts 7,031 2,715 25.72
18 Maryland 6,819 2,633 21.22
19 Oregon 6,174 2,384 2.42
20 Illinois 6,037 2,331 4.02
21 South Carolina 4,949 1,911 5.97
22 North Dakota 4,465 1,724 2.44
23 Alabama 4,338 1,675 3.20
24 Mississippi 3,945 1,523 3.15
25 Georgia 3,933 1,519 2.56
26 Montana 3,859 1,490 1.01
27 New Jersey 3,377 1,304 14.95
28 Pennsylvania 3,208 1,239 2.69
29 South Dakota 3,190 1,232 1.60
30 Oklahoma 3,189 1,231 1.76
31 Arkansas 2,876 1,110 2.09
32 Tennessee 2,399 926 2.20
33 Idaho 2,131 823 0.98
34 Missouri 2,120 818 1.17
35 Nevada 1,903 735 0.66
36 Wyoming 1,847 713 0.73
37 Connecticut 1,809 699 12.60
38 Kentucky 1,763 681 1.68
39 Indiana 1,427 551 1.51
40 Delaware 1,387 536 21.52
41 Rhode Island 1,295 500 32.37
42 Nebraska 1,247 481 0.62
43 Kansas 1,196 462 0.56
44 Iowa 1,042 402 0.71
45 New Hampshire 989 382 4.08
46 Colorado 974 376 0.36
47 Vermont 945 365 3.79
48 Arizona 942 364 0.32
49 New Mexico 606 234 0.19
50 West Virginia 394 152 0.63

References

All data is provided by the United States Census Bureau and is current as of 2000 with the exception of two more recent state government sources.

State source updated 2005 Michigan.gov

State source updated 2001 Wyoming.gov


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