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List of U.S. states by area

Here are three lists of the U.S. states in order of their area: total area, land area, and water area. All data is provided by the United States Census Bureau and is current as of 2000.

See also: states by population, states by unemployment rate, state capitals


Total area

  1. Alaska - 1,717,854 km2   (663,267 miles2)
  2. Texas - 695,621 km2   (268,581 miles2)
  3. California - 423,970 km2   (163,696 miles2)
  4. Montana - 380,838 km2   (147,042 miles2)
  5. New Mexico - 314,915 km2   (121,589 miles2)
  6. Arizona - 295,254 km2   (113,998 miles2)
  7. Nevada - 286,351 km2   (110,561 miles2)
  8. Colorado - 269,601 km2   (104,094 miles2)
  9. Oregon - 254,805 km2   (98,381 miles2)
  10. Wyoming - 253,336 km2   (97,814 miles2)
  11. Michigan - 250,494 km2   (96,716 miles2)
  12. Minnesota - 225,171 km2   (86,939 miles2)
  13. Utah - 219,887 km2   (84,899 miles2)
  14. Idaho - 216,446 km2   (83,570 miles2)
  15. Kansas - 213,096 km2   (82,277 miles2)
  16. Nebraska - 200,345 km2   (77,354 miles2)
  17. South Dakota - 199,731 km2   (77,116 miles2)
  18. Washington - 184,665 km2   (71,300 miles2)
  19. North Dakota - 183,112 km2   (70,700 miles2)
  20. Oklahoma - 181,035 km2   (69,898 miles2)
  21. Missouri - 180,533 km2   (69,704 miles2)
  22. Florida - 170,304 km2   (65,755 miles2)
  23. Wisconsin - 169,639 km2   (65,498 miles2)
  24. Georgia - 153,909 km2   (59,425 miles2)
  25. Illinois - 149,998 km2   (57,914 miles2)
  26. Iowa - 145,743 km2   (56,272 miles2)
  27. New York - 141,299 km2   (54,556 miles2)
  28. North Carolina - 139,389 km2   (53,819 miles2)
  29. Arkansas - 137,732 km2   (53,179 miles2)
  30. Alabama - 135,765 km2   (52,419 miles2)
  31. Louisiana - 134,264 km2   (51,840 miles2)
  32. Mississippi - 125,434 km2   (48,430 miles2)
  33. Pennsylvania - 119,283 km2   (46,055 miles2)
  34. Ohio - 116,096 km2   (44,825 miles2)
  35. Virginia - 110,785 km2   (42,774 miles2)
  36. Tennessee - 109,151 km2   (42,143 miles2)
  37. Kentucky - 104,659 km2   (40,409 miles2)
  38. Indiana - 94,321 km2   (36,418 miles2)
  39. Maine - 91,646 km2   (35,385 miles2)
  40. South Carolina - 82,932 km2   (32,020 miles2)
  41. West Virginia - 62,755 km2   (24,230 miles2)
  42. Maryland - 32,133 km2   (12,407 miles2)
  43. Hawaii - 28,311 km2   (10,931 miles2)
  44. Massachusetts - 27,336 km2   (10,555 miles2)
  45. Vermont - 24,901 km2   (9,614 miles2)
  46. New Hampshire - 24,216 km2   (9,350 miles2)
  47. New Jersey - 22,588 km2   (8,721 miles2)
  48. Connecticut - 14,357 km2   (5,543 miles2)
  49. Delaware - 6,447 km2   (2,489 miles2)
  50. Rhode Island - 4,002 km2   (1,545 miles2)

Land area

  1. Alaska - 1,481,347 km2   (571,951 miles2)
  2. Texas - 678,051 km2   (261,797 miles2)
  3. California - 403,933 km2   (155,959 miles2)
  4. Montana - 376,979 km2   (145,552 miles2)
  5. New Mexico - 314,309 km2   (121,356 miles2)
  6. Arizona - 294,312 km2   (113,635 miles2)
  7. Nevada - 284,448 km2   (109,826 miles2)
  8. Colorado - 268,627 km2   (103,718 miles2)
  9. Wyoming - 251,489 km2   (97,100 miles2)
  10. Oregon - 248,631 km2   (95,997 miles2)
  11. Idaho - 214,314 km2   (82,747 miles2)
  12. Utah - 212,751 km2   (82,144 miles2)
  13. Kansas - 211,900 km2   (81,815 miles2)
  14. Minnesota - 206,189 km2   (79,610 miles2)
  15. Nebraska - 199,099 km2   (76,872 miles2)
  16. South Dakota - 196,540 km2   (75,885 miles2)
  17. North Dakota - 178,647 km2   (68,976 miles2)
  18. Missouri - 178,414 km2   (68,886 miles2)
  19. Oklahoma - 177,847 km2   (68,667 miles2)
  20. Washington - 172,348 km2   (66,544 miles2)
  21. Georgia - 149,976 km2   (57,906 miles2)
  22. Michigan - 147,121 km2   (56,804 miles2)
  23. Iowa - 144,701 km2   (55,869 miles2)
  24. Illinois - 143,961 km2   (55,584 miles2)
  25. Wisconsin - 140,663 km2   (54,310 miles2)
  26. Florida - 139,670 km2   (53,927 miles2)
  27. Arkansas - 134,856 km2   (52,068 miles2)
  28. Alabama - 131,426 km2   (50,744 miles2)
  29. North Carolina - 126,161 km2   (48,711 miles2)
  30. New York - 122,283 km2   (47,214 miles2)
  31. Mississippi - 121,488 km2   (46,907 miles2)
  32. Pennsylvania - 116,074 km2   (44,817 miles2)
  33. Louisiana - 112,825 km2   (43,562 miles2)
  34. Tennessee - 106,752 km2   (41,217 miles2)
  35. Ohio - 106,056 km2   (40,948 miles2)
  36. Kentucky - 102,896 km2   (39,728 miles2)
  37. Virginia - 102,548 km2   (39,594 miles2)
  38. Indiana - 92,895 km2   (35,867 miles2)
  39. Maine - 79,931 km2   (30,862 miles2)
  40. South Carolina - 77,983 km2   (30,109 miles2)
  41. West Virginia - 62,361 km2   (24,078 miles2)
  42. Maryland - 25,314 km2   (9,774 miles2)
  43. Vermont - 23,956 km2   (9,250 miles2)
  44. New Hampshire - 23,227 km2   (8,968 miles2)
  45. Massachusetts - 20,306 km2   (7,840 miles2)
  46. New Jersey - 19,211 km2   (7,417 miles2)
  47. Hawaii - 16,635 km2   (6,423 miles2)
  48. Connecticut - 12,548 km2   (4,845 miles2)
  49. Delaware - 5,060 km2   (1,954 miles2)
  50. Rhode Island - 2,706 km2   (1,045 miles2)

Water area

Example: X StateName - x,xxx km2   (x,xxx miles2)   (x.xx% of state)

  1. Alaska - 236,507 km2   (91,316 miles2)   (13.77%)
  2. Michigan - 103,372 km2   (39,912 miles2)   (41.27%)
  3. Florida - 30,634 km2   (11,828 miles2)   (17.99%)
  4. Wisconsin - 28,976 km2   (11,188 miles2)   (17.08%)
  5. Louisiana - 21,440 km2   (8,278 miles2)   (15.97%)
  6. California - 20,037 km2   (7,736 miles2)   (4.73%)
  7. New York - 19,016 km2   (7,342 miles2)   (13.46%)
  8. Minnesota - 18,981 km2   (7,329 miles2)   (8.43%)
  9. Texas - 17,570 km2   (6,784 miles2)   (2.53%)
  10. North Carolina - 13,229 km2   (5,108 miles2)   (9.49%)
  11. Washington - 12,317 km2   (4,756 miles2)   (6.67%)
  12. Maine - 11,715 km2   (4,523 miles2)   (12.78%)
  13. Hawaii - 11,677 km2   (4,508 miles2)   (41.24%)
  14. Ohio - 10,040 km2   (3,877 miles2)   (8.65%)
  15. Virginia - 8,236 km2   (3,180 miles2)   (7.43%)
  16. Utah - 7,136 km2   (2,755 miles2)   (3.25%)
  17. Massachusetts - 7,031 km2   (2,715 miles2)   (25.72%)
  18. Maryland - 6,819 km2   (2,633 miles2)   (21.22%)
  19. Oregon - 6,174 km2   (2,384 miles2)   (2.42%)
  20. Illinois - 6,037 km2   (2,331 miles2)   (4.02%)
  21. South Carolina - 4,949 km2   (1,911 miles2)   (5.97%)
  22. North Dakota - 4,465 km2   (1,724 miles2)   (2.44%)
  23. Alabama - 4,338 km2   (1,675 miles2)   (3.20%)
  24. Mississippi - 3,945 km2   (1,523 miles2)   (3.15%)
  25. Georgia - 3,933 km2   (1,519 miles2)   (2.56%)
  26. Montana - 3,859 km2   (1,490 miles2)   (1.01%)
  27. New Jersey - 3,377 km2   (1,304 miles2)   (14.95%)
  28. Pennsylvania - 3,208 km2   (1,239 miles2)   (2.69%)
  29. South Dakota - 3,190 km2   (1,232 miles2)   (1.60%)
  30. Oklahoma - 3,189 km2   (1,231 miles2)   (1.76%)
  31. Arkansas - 2,876 km2   (1,110 miles2)   (2.09%)
  32. Tennessee - 2,399 km2   (926 miles2)   (2.20%)
  33. Idaho - 2,131 km2   (823 miles2)   (0.98%)
  34. Missouri - 2,120 km2   (818 miles2)   (1.17%)
  35. Nevada - 1,903 km2   (735 miles2)   (0.66%)
  36. Wyoming - 1,847 km2   (713 miles2)   (0.73%)
  37. Connecticut - 1,809 km2   (699 miles2)   (12.60%)
  38. Kentucky - 1,763 km2   (681 miles2)   (1.68%)
  39. Indiana - 1,427 km2   (551 miles2)   (1.51%)
  40. Delaware - 1,387 km2   (536 miles2)   (21.52%)
  41. Rhode Island - 1,295 km2   (500 miles2)   (32.37%)
  42. Nebraska - 1,247 km2   (481 miles2)   (0.62%)
  43. Kansas - 1,196 km2   (462 miles2)   (0.56%)
  44. Iowa - 1,042 km2   (402 miles2)   (0.71%)
  45. New Hampshire - 989 km2   (382 miles2)   (4.08%)
  46. Colorado - 974 km2   (376 miles2)   (0.36%)
  47. Vermont - 945 km2   (365 miles2)   (3.79%)
  48. Arizona - 942 km2   (364 miles2)   (0.32%)
  49. New Mexico - 606 km2   (234 miles2)   (0.19%)
  50. West Virginia - 394 km2   (152 miles2)   (0.63%)



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