Age of Majority by State

The age of majority is when one becomes an adult under the law. When someone reaches the age of majority, they attain certain rights and responsibilities they were not able to enjoy before, such as voting, jury duty, and joining the military. In most countries around the world the age of majority is 18, in some nations however there is an exception like in Albania where the age of majority is 19. 

In the U.S. however, states also impose additional limits on rights before the age of majority, such as consenting to medical treatment, forming contracts, and possessing an unrestricted driver’s license.

In almost every state, the age of majority is 18. Alabama and Nebraska have an age of majority of 19, and in Mississippi the age of majority is 21. 

See for yourself how the age of majority varies by state by browsing the data in the charts.

Age of Majority by State

Alabama - Age of Majority

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#2 in the US

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#10 in the US

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#9 in the US

Alaska - Age of Majority

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#43 in the US

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#10 in the US

Arizona - Age of Majority

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#5 in the US

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#11 in the US

Arkansas - Age of Majority

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#6 in the US

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#4 in the US

California - Age of Majority

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#7 in the US

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#12 in the US

Colorado - Age of Majority

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#8 in the US

THE LEGAL AGE A CHILD CAN BE LEFT ALONEhelp

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#2 in the US

MINIMUM DRIVING AGEhelp

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#13 in the US

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#12 in the US

Connecticut - Age of Majority

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#9 in the US

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#1 in the US

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#13 in the US

Delaware - Age of Majority

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#3 in the US

MINIMUM DRIVING AGEhelp

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#2 in the US

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#14 in the US

Florida - Age of Majority

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#11 in the US

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#14 in the US

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#15 in the US

Georgia - Age of Majority

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#11 in the US

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#16 in the US

Hawaii - Age of Majority

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#13 in the US

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#45 in the US

Idaho - Age of Majority

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#14 in the US

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#17 in the US

Illinois - Age of Majority

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#15 in the US

THE LEGAL AGE A CHILD CAN BE LEFT ALONEhelp

14

#1 in the US

MINIMUM DRIVING AGEhelp

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#17 in the US

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#18 in the US

Indiana - Age of Majority

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#16 in the US

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#18 in the US

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#5 in the US

Iowa - Age of Majority

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#17 in the US

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#19 in the US

Kansas - Age of Majority

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#18 in the US

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#14 in the US

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#47 in the US

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#20 in the US

Kentucky - Age of Majority

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#19 in the US

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#4 in the US

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#1 in the US

Louisiana - Age of Majority

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#20 in the US

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#19 in the US

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#2 in the US

Maine - Age of Majority

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#21 in the US

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#20 in the US

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#21 in the US

Maryland - Age of Majority

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#22 in the US

THE LEGAL AGE A CHILD CAN BE LEFT ALONEhelp

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#12 in the US

MINIMUM DRIVING AGEhelp

15.75

#21 in the US

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#22 in the US

Massachusetts - Age of Majority

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#23 in the US

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Michigan - Age of Majority

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#24 in the US

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#5 in the US

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#23 in the US

Minnesota - Age of Majority

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#24 in the US

Mississippi - Age of Majority

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#4 in the US

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#23 in the US

Missouri - Age of Majority

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#26 in the US

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Montana - Age of Majority

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#25 in the US

Nebraska - Age of Majority

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Nevada - Age of Majority

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New Hampshire - Age of Majority

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New Jersey - Age of Majority

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New Mexico - Age of Majority

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New York - Age of Majority

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North Carolina - Age of Majority

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MINIMUM DRIVING AGEhelp

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#30 in the US

North Dakota - Age of Majority

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#34 in the US

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#10 in the US

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#31 in the US

Ohio - Age of Majority

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Oklahoma - Age of Majority

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#33 in the US

Oregon - Age of Majority

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#7 in the US

Pennsylvania - Age of Majority

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#34 in the US

Rhode Island - Age of Majority

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South Carolina - Age of Majority

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South Dakota - Age of Majority

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#41 in the US

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#51 in the US

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#37 in the US

Tennessee - Age of Majority

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#8 in the US

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#34 in the US

MINIMUM MARRIAGE AGEhelp

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#38 in the US

Texas - Age of Majority

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Utah - Age of Majority

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Vermont - Age of Majority

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Virginia - Age of Majority

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#42 in the US

Washington - Age of Majority

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#9 in the US

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#8 in the US

West Virginia - Age of Majority

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Wisconsin - Age of Majority

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Wyoming - Age of Majority

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