States with the Most Counties 

The United States is a vast land mass, with multiple states and numerous counties. A geographical area as large as the U.S. would otherwise be incredibly difficult to govern without the political subdivision, federal, state, and county. 

A county is a political subdivision that is one level below the state. Other words that are used in place of county are “parishes” (Louisiana) and “boroughs” (Alaska). There is no required size for a county: the smallest county in the United States being Arlington County, Virginia (25.87 square miles) and the largest is Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in Alaska (145,505 square miles). There is also no population requirement for counties, with the least populous county being Loving County, Texas (170 people) and the largest being Los Angeles County, California (10.04million people).

Counties, dating back to imperial England, served as administrative arms for the state (or the crown in pre-Revolution America), helping govern at a more local level than the state. 

Learn for yourself how many county divisions each state has by looking at the data in the charts.

Total Number of Counties by State

Alabama - Total Number of Counties

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67

#20 in the US

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52,420

#30 in the US

Alaska - Total Number of Counties

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30

#36 in the US

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665,384

#1 in the US

Arizona - Total Number of Counties

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15

#43 in the US

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113,990

#6 in the US

Arkansas - Total Number of Counties

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75

#18 in the US

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53,179

#29 in the US

California - Total Number of Counties

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58

#27 in the US

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163,695

#3 in the US

Colorado - Total Number of Counties

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64

#24 in the US

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104,094

#8 in the US

Connecticut - Total Number of Counties

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8

#47 in the US

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5,543

#48 in the US

Delaware - Total Number of Counties

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3

#50 in the US

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2,489

#49 in the US

District of Columbia - Total Number of Counties

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1

#51 in the US

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68

#51 in the US

Florida - Total Number of Counties

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67

#21 in the US

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65,758

#22 in the US

Georgia - Total Number of Counties

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159

#2 in the US

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59,425

#24 in the US

Hawaii - Total Number of Counties

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5

#48 in the US

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10,932

#43 in the US

Idaho - Total Number of Counties

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44

#32 in the US

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83,569

#14 in the US

Illinois - Total Number of Counties

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102

#7 in the US

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57,914

#25 in the US

Indiana - Total Number of Counties

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92

#12 in the US

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36,420

#38 in the US

Iowa - Total Number of Counties

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99

#9 in the US

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56,273

#26 in the US

Kansas - Total Number of Counties

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105

#6 in the US

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82,278

#15 in the US

Kentucky - Total Number of Counties

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120

#4 in the US

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40,408

#37 in the US

Louisiana - Total Number of Counties

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64

#25 in the US

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52,378

#31 in the US

Maine - Total Number of Counties

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16

#42 in the US

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35,380

#39 in the US

Maryland - Total Number of Counties

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24

#38 in the US

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12,406

#42 in the US

Massachusetts - Total Number of Counties

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14

#44 in the US

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10,554

#44 in the US

Michigan - Total Number of Counties

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83

#15 in the US

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96,714

#11 in the US

Minnesota - Total Number of Counties

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87

#14 in the US

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86,936

#12 in the US

Mississippi - Total Number of Counties

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82

#16 in the US

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48,432

#32 in the US

Missouri - Total Number of Counties

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115

#5 in the US

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69,707

#21 in the US

Montana - Total Number of Counties

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56

#28 in the US

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147,040

#4 in the US

Nebraska - Total Number of Counties

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93

#11 in the US

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77,348

#16 in the US

Nevada - Total Number of Counties

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17

#41 in the US

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110,572

#7 in the US

New Hampshire - Total Number of Counties

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10

#46 in the US

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9,349

#46 in the US

New Jersey - Total Number of Counties

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21

#40 in the US

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8,723

#47 in the US

New Mexico - Total Number of Counties

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33

#35 in the US

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121,590

#5 in the US

New York - Total Number of Counties

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62

#26 in the US

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54,555

#27 in the US

North Carolina - Total Number of Counties

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100

#8 in the US

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53,819

#28 in the US

North Dakota - Total Number of Counties

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53

#30 in the US

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70,698

#19 in the US

Ohio - Total Number of Counties

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88

#13 in the US

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44,826

#34 in the US

Oklahoma - Total Number of Counties

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77

#17 in the US

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69,899

#20 in the US

Oregon - Total Number of Counties

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36

#34 in the US

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98,379

#9 in the US

Pennsylvania - Total Number of Counties

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67

#22 in the US

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46,054

#33 in the US

Rhode Island - Total Number of Counties

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5

#49 in the US

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1,545

#50 in the US

South Carolina - Total Number of Counties

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46

#31 in the US

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32,020

#40 in the US

South Dakota - Total Number of Counties

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66

#23 in the US

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77,116

#17 in the US

Tennessee - Total Number of Counties

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95

#10 in the US

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42,144

#36 in the US

Texas - Total Number of Counties

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254

#1 in the US

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268,596

#2 in the US

Utah - Total Number of Counties

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29

#37 in the US

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84,897

#13 in the US

Vermont - Total Number of Counties

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14

#45 in the US

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9,616

#45 in the US

Virginia - Total Number of Counties

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133

#3 in the US

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42,775

#35 in the US

Washington - Total Number of Counties

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39

#33 in the US

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71,298

#18 in the US

West Virginia - Total Number of Counties

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55

#29 in the US

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24,230

#41 in the US

Wisconsin - Total Number of Counties

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72

#19 in the US

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65,496

#23 in the US

Wyoming - Total Number of Counties

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23

#39 in the US

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97,813

#10 in the US

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