# 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

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

67

#20 in the US

TOTAL AREA

52,420

#30 in the US

### Alaska - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

30

#36 in the US

TOTAL AREA

665,384

#1 in the US

### Arizona - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

15

#43 in the US

TOTAL AREA

113,990

#6 in the US

### Arkansas - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

75

#18 in the US

TOTAL AREA

53,179

#29 in the US

### California - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

58

#27 in the US

TOTAL AREA

163,695

#3 in the US

### Colorado - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

64

#24 in the US

TOTAL AREA

104,094

#8 in the US

### Connecticut - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

8

#47 in the US

TOTAL AREA

5,543

#48 in the US

### Delaware - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

3

#50 in the US

TOTAL AREA

2,489

#49 in the US

### District of Columbia - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

1

#51 in the US

TOTAL AREA

68

#51 in the US

### Florida - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

67

#21 in the US

TOTAL AREA

65,758

#22 in the US

### Georgia - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

159

#2 in the US

TOTAL AREA

59,425

#24 in the US

### Hawaii - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

5

#48 in the US

TOTAL AREA

10,932

#43 in the US

### Idaho - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

44

#32 in the US

TOTAL AREA

83,569

#14 in the US

### Illinois - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

102

#7 in the US

TOTAL AREA

57,914

#25 in the US

### Indiana - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

92

#12 in the US

TOTAL AREA

36,420

#38 in the US

### Iowa - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

99

#9 in the US

TOTAL AREA

56,273

#26 in the US

### Kansas - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

105

#6 in the US

TOTAL AREA

82,278

#15 in the US

### Kentucky - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

120

#4 in the US

TOTAL AREA

40,408

#37 in the US

### Louisiana - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

64

#25 in the US

TOTAL AREA

52,378

#31 in the US

### Maine - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

16

#42 in the US

TOTAL AREA

35,380

#39 in the US

### Maryland - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

24

#38 in the US

TOTAL AREA

12,406

#42 in the US

### Massachusetts - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

14

#44 in the US

TOTAL AREA

10,554

#44 in the US

### Michigan - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

83

#15 in the US

TOTAL AREA

96,714

#11 in the US

### Minnesota - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

87

#14 in the US

TOTAL AREA

86,936

#12 in the US

### Mississippi - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

82

#16 in the US

TOTAL AREA

48,432

#32 in the US

### Missouri - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

115

#5 in the US

TOTAL AREA

69,707

#21 in the US

### Montana - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

56

#28 in the US

TOTAL AREA

147,040

#4 in the US

### Nebraska - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

93

#11 in the US

TOTAL AREA

77,348

#16 in the US

### Nevada - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

17

#41 in the US

TOTAL AREA

110,572

#7 in the US

### New Hampshire - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

10

#46 in the US

TOTAL AREA

9,349

#46 in the US

### New Jersey - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

21

#40 in the US

TOTAL AREA

8,723

#47 in the US

### New Mexico - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

33

#35 in the US

TOTAL AREA

121,590

#5 in the US

### New York - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

62

#26 in the US

TOTAL AREA

54,555

#27 in the US

### North Carolina - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

100

#8 in the US

TOTAL AREA

53,819

#28 in the US

### North Dakota - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

53

#30 in the US

TOTAL AREA

70,698

#19 in the US

### Ohio - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

88

#13 in the US

TOTAL AREA

44,826

#34 in the US

### Oklahoma - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

77

#17 in the US

TOTAL AREA

69,899

#20 in the US

### Oregon - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

36

#34 in the US

TOTAL AREA

98,379

#9 in the US

### Pennsylvania - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

67

#22 in the US

TOTAL AREA

46,054

#33 in the US

### Rhode Island - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

5

#49 in the US

TOTAL AREA

1,545

#50 in the US

### South Carolina - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

46

#31 in the US

TOTAL AREA

32,020

#40 in the US

### South Dakota - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

66

#23 in the US

TOTAL AREA

77,116

#17 in the US

### Tennessee - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

95

#10 in the US

TOTAL AREA

42,144

#36 in the US

### Texas - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

254

#1 in the US

TOTAL AREA

268,596

#2 in the US

### Utah - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

29

#37 in the US

TOTAL AREA

84,897

#13 in the US

### Vermont - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

14

#45 in the US

TOTAL AREA

9,616

#45 in the US

### Virginia - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

133

#3 in the US

TOTAL AREA

42,775

#35 in the US

### Washington - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

39

#33 in the US

TOTAL AREA

71,298

#18 in the US

### West Virginia - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

55

#29 in the US

TOTAL AREA

24,230

#41 in the US

### Wisconsin - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

72

#19 in the US

TOTAL AREA

65,496

#23 in the US

### Wyoming - Total Number of Counties

TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTIES

23

#39 in the US

TOTAL AREA

97,813

#10 in the US

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0

#52 in the US

0

#52 in the US