Average Temperatures by State

The U.S. is a large country, stretching across an entire continent and even a little beyond. As such, it is home to multiple weather phenomena and varying temperatures across the 50 states. 

The U.S has several different climate zones which affect the average temperatures of states as well as the effects of the seasons. If you go from north to south, you would find that the temperature gradually increases. If you go from east to west, one would notice that the air gradually gets drier until you hit the arid plains and deserts along the west coast, beyond the rocky mountains. These temperature patterns can be explained by proximity to the equator or by geographic features/topography. 

The highest recorded temperature in the U.S. was 134F in Death Valley, California. This is due to the arid nature of the region as well as the effects of climate change. However, this result by itself doesn’t make California the hottest state in the U.S. The average temperatures of a state are measured by tabulating recorded temperatures over a period of time. 

To see which states rank highest and lowest in average temperatures, take a look at the data in the charts.

Average Temperature by State

Alabama - Average Temperature

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64.3

#4 in the US

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#37 in the US

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110

#41 in the US

Arizona - Average Temperature

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62.1

#8 in the US

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2.8

#20 in the US

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122

#21 in the US

Arkansas - Average Temperature

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61.2

#9 in the US

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0.8

#48 in the US

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96

#48 in the US

California - Average Temperature

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60.4

#10 in the US

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3

#5 in the US

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124

#9 in the US

Colorado - Average Temperature

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47.5

#37 in the US

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2.9

#21 in the US

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124

#10 in the US

Connecticut - Average Temperature

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51.4

#28 in the US

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3.3

#6 in the US

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123

#16 in the US

Delaware - Average Temperature

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57.4

#14 in the US

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3.2

#7 in the US

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123

#17 in the US

Florida - Average Temperature

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72.2

#1 in the US

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2.1

#22 in the US

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119

#30 in the US

Georgia - Average Temperature

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64.6

#5 in the US

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1.2

#38 in the US

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110

#42 in the US

Idaho - Average Temperature

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45.4

#41 in the US

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2.8

#23 in the US

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125

#3 in the US

Illinois - Average Temperature

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53.8

#22 in the US

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2.1

#24 in the US

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118

#33 in the US

Indiana - Average Temperature

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53.5

#23 in the US

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2.2

#25 in the US

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120

#29 in the US

Iowa - Average Temperature

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50

#31 in the US

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2.5

#26 in the US

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119

#31 in the US

Kansas - Average Temperature

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56.1

#17 in the US

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2

#27 in the US

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111

#40 in the US

Kentucky - Average Temperature

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57

#15 in the US

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1.5

#39 in the US

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108

#44 in the US

Louisiana - Average Temperature

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67.5

#2 in the US

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1.1

#40 in the US

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109

#43 in the US

Maine - Average Temperature

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44.3

#44 in the US

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4.2

#1 in the US

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126

#1 in the US

Maryland - Average Temperature

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56.8

#18 in the US

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3.1

#8 in the US

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124

#11 in the US

Massachusetts - Average Temperature

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50.8

#32 in the US

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3.8

#9 in the US

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125

#4 in the US

Michigan - Average Temperature

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47.4

#38 in the US

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3.8

#10 in the US

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125

#5 in the US

Minnesota - Average Temperature

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44.3

#45 in the US

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4.2

#2 in the US

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121

#24 in the US

Mississippi - Average Temperature

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64.8

#6 in the US

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1.2

#41 in the US

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108

#45 in the US

Missouri - Average Temperature

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56.3

#19 in the US

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1.8

#42 in the US

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112

#37 in the US

Montana - Average Temperature

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43.9

#46 in the US

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2.8

#28 in the US

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117

#34 in the US

Nebraska - Average Temperature

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51

#29 in the US

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2.7

#29 in the US

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122

#22 in the US

Nevada - Average Temperature

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52.5

#26 in the US

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3

#11 in the US

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124

#12 in the US

New Hampshire - Average Temperature

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46.1

#40 in the US

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3.8

#12 in the US

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126

#2 in the US

New Jersey - Average Temperature

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55.1

#20 in the US

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3.7

#13 in the US

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124

#13 in the US

New Mexico - Average Temperature

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55.4

#21 in the US

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2.5

#30 in the US

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121

#25 in the US

New York - Average Temperature

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47.7

#39 in the US

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3.2

#14 in the US

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124

#14 in the US

North Carolina - Average Temperature

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60.1

#11 in the US

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1.6

#43 in the US

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112

#38 in the US

North Dakota - Average Temperature

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43.8

#47 in the US

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4.1

#3 in the US

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123

#18 in the US

Ohio - Average Temperature

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53.2

#24 in the US

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2.8

#31 in the US

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123

#19 in the US

Oklahoma - Average Temperature

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60.8

#12 in the US

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1.1

#44 in the US

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108

#46 in the US

Oregon - Average Temperature

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49.2

#34 in the US

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2.7

#32 in the US

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123

#20 in the US

Pennsylvania - Average Temperature

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51.2

#30 in the US

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3.1

#15 in the US

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125

#6 in the US

Rhode Island - Average Temperature

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52.6

#27 in the US

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4

#4 in the US

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125

#7 in the US

South Carolina - Average Temperature

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63.8

#7 in the US

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1.4

#45 in the US

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112

#39 in the US

South Dakota - Average Temperature

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48

#35 in the US

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3.5

#16 in the US

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121

#26 in the US

Tennessee - Average Temperature

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59

#13 in the US

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1.4

#46 in the US

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108

#47 in the US

Texas - Average Temperature

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66.2

#3 in the US

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1.5

#47 in the US

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113

#36 in the US

Utah - Average Temperature

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50.7

#33 in the US

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3.2

#17 in the US

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125

#8 in the US

Vermont - Average Temperature

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45

#42 in the US

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3.7

#18 in the US

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124

#15 in the US

Virginia - Average Temperature

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57.1

#16 in the US

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2.3

#33 in the US

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121

#27 in the US

Washington - Average Temperature

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48.3

#36 in the US

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2.1

#34 in the US

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119

#32 in the US

West Virginia - Average Temperature

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53.6

#25 in the US

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2

#35 in the US

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117

#35 in the US

Wisconsin - Average Temperature

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45.7

#43 in the US

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3.3

#19 in the US

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121

#28 in the US

Wyoming - Average Temperature

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43.6

#48 in the US

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2.9

#36 in the US

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122

#23 in the US