States by Area

Much like its diverse landscapes, the United States is made up of states of vastly different sizes. This dates back to the founding of the country, when the differences in size and population were considered in the ratification of the Constitution. Even now, there are great size differences between states, like California and Delaware for example. 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the total area of the United States (including land and water) was 3,796,742 square miles.The state with the largest area is Alaska at 665,384 sq. mi. Distantly following, the next largest states in square miles are Texas (268,596), California (163,695), Montana (121,590), and New Mexico (121,590). On the other hand, the state with the smallest area is Rhode Island, at 1,545 sq. mi. The next smallest states by square mile are Delaware (2,489), Connecticut (5,543), New Jersey (8,723), and New Hampshire (9,349).

Learn for yourself the differences in area by state by browsing the data in the charts.

Total Area by State

Alabama - Total Area

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52,420

#30 in the US

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2.7%

#36 in the US

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2.7%

#36 in the US

Alaska - Total Area

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665,384

#1 in the US

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60.9%

#4 in the US

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60.9%

#4 in the US

Arizona - Total Area

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113,990

#6 in the US

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38.6%

#8 in the US

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38.6%

#8 in the US

Arkansas - Total Area

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53,179

#29 in the US

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9.4%

#19 in the US

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9.4%

#19 in the US

California - Total Area

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163,695

#3 in the US

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45.4%

#7 in the US

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45.4%

#7 in the US

Colorado - Total Area

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104,094

#8 in the US

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36.2%

#9 in the US

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36.2%

#9 in the US

Connecticut - Total Area

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5,543

#48 in the US

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0.3%

#47 in the US

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0.3%

#47 in the US

Delaware - Total Area

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2,489

#49 in the US

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2.4%

#37 in the US

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2.4%

#37 in the US

District of Columbia - Total Area

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68

#51 in the US

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24.7%

#13 in the US

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24.7%

#13 in the US

Florida - Total Area

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65,758

#22 in the US

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12.9%

#16 in the US

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12.9%

#16 in the US

Georgia - Total Area

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59,425

#24 in the US

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12.9%

#17 in the US

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12.9%

#17 in the US

Hawaii - Total Area

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10,932

#43 in the US

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20.2%

#14 in the US

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20.2%

#14 in the US

Idaho - Total Area

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83,569

#14 in the US

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61.9%

#3 in the US

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61.9%

#3 in the US

Illinois - Total Area

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57,914

#25 in the US

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1.2%

#39 in the US

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1.2%

#39 in the US

Indiana - Total Area

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36,420

#38 in the US

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1.7%

#40 in the US

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1.7%

#40 in the US

Iowa - Total Area

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56,273

#26 in the US

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0.3%

#48 in the US

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0.3%

#48 in the US

Kansas - Total Area

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82,278

#15 in the US

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0.5%

#49 in the US

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0.5%

#49 in the US

Kentucky - Total Area

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40,408

#37 in the US

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4.3%

#28 in the US

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4.3%

#28 in the US

Louisiana - Total Area

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52,378

#31 in the US

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4.7%

#29 in the US

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4.7%

#29 in the US

Maine - Total Area

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35,380

#39 in the US

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1.5%

#41 in the US

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1.5%

#41 in the US

Maryland - Total Area

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12,406

#42 in the US

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3.2%

#32 in the US

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3.2%

#32 in the US

Massachusetts - Total Area

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10,554

#44 in the US

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1.2%

#42 in the US

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1.2%

#42 in the US

Michigan - Total Area

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96,714

#11 in the US

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10%

#18 in the US

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10%

#18 in the US

Minnesota - Total Area

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86,936

#12 in the US

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6.8%

#24 in the US

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6.8%

#24 in the US

Mississippi - Total Area

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48,432

#32 in the US

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5.1%

#25 in the US

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5.1%

#25 in the US

Missouri - Total Area

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69,707

#21 in the US

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3.8%

#33 in the US

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3.8%

#33 in the US

Montana - Total Area

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147,040

#4 in the US

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29%

#11 in the US

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29%

#11 in the US

Nebraska - Total Area

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77,348

#16 in the US

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1.1%

#43 in the US

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1.1%

#43 in the US

Nevada - Total Area

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110,572

#7 in the US

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80.1%

#1 in the US

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80.1%

#1 in the US

New Hampshire - Total Area

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9,349

#46 in the US

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14%

#15 in the US

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14%

#15 in the US

New Jersey - Total Area

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8,723

#47 in the US

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3.6%

#34 in the US

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3.6%

#34 in the US

New Mexico - Total Area

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121,590

#5 in the US

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31.7%

#10 in the US

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31.7%

#10 in the US

New York - Total Area

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54,555

#27 in the US

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0.8%

#50 in the US

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0.8%

#50 in the US

North Carolina - Total Area

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53,819

#28 in the US

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7.8%

#21 in the US

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7.8%

#21 in the US

North Dakota - Total Area

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70,698

#19 in the US

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3.9%

#35 in the US

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3.9%

#35 in the US

Ohio - Total Area

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44,826

#34 in the US

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1.2%

#44 in the US

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1.2%

#44 in the US

Oklahoma - Total Area

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69,899

#20 in the US

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1.5%

#45 in the US

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1.5%

#45 in the US

Oregon - Total Area

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98,379

#9 in the US

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52.3%

#5 in the US

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52.3%

#5 in the US

Pennsylvania - Total Area

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46,054

#33 in the US

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2.2%

#38 in the US

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2.2%

#38 in the US

Rhode Island - Total Area

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1,545

#50 in the US

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0.7%

#51 in the US

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0.7%

#51 in the US

South Carolina - Total Area

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32,020

#40 in the US

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4.5%

#30 in the US

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4.5%

#30 in the US

South Dakota - Total Area

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77,116

#17 in the US

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5.4%

#26 in the US

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5.4%

#26 in the US

Tennessee - Total Area

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42,144

#36 in the US

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4.8%

#31 in the US

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4.8%

#31 in the US

Texas - Total Area

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268,596

#2 in the US

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1.9%

#46 in the US

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1.9%

#46 in the US

Utah - Total Area

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84,897

#13 in the US

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63.1%

#2 in the US

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63.1%

#2 in the US

Vermont - Total Area

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9,616

#45 in the US

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7.8%

#22 in the US

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7.8%

#22 in the US

Virginia - Total Area

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42,775

#35 in the US

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9.3%

#20 in the US

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9.3%

#20 in the US

Washington - Total Area

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71,298

#18 in the US

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28.6%

#12 in the US

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28.6%

#12 in the US

West Virginia - Total Area

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24,230

#41 in the US

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7.4%

#23 in the US

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7.4%

#23 in the US

Wisconsin - Total Area

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65,496

#23 in the US

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5.3%

#27 in the US

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5.3%

#27 in the US

Wyoming - Total Area

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97,813

#10 in the US

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46.7%

#6 in the US

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46.7%

#6 in the US

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#52 in the US