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U.S. States By Size

An interactive list of U.S. States, arranged by land area. The top three largest states in size are Alaska, Texas, and California. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US by land area, while Delaware is the second smallest, and Connecticut is the third smallest. All state population figures are drawn from the latest census bureau data (2016 or 2017).


1. Alaska

  • Abbr: AK
  • Population: 741,894  
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 1,477,953
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 0.50
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 570,640.95
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 1.30

2. Texas

  • Abbr: TX
  • Population: 28,304,596
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 676,587
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 41.83
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 261,231.71
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 108.35

3. California

  • Abbr: CA
  • Population: 39,536,653
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 403,466
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 97.9
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 155,779.22
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 253.79

4. Montana

  • Abbr: MT
  • Population: 1,042,520
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 376,962
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 2.77
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 145,545.80
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 7.16

5. New Mexico

  • Abbr: NM
  • Population: 2,081,015
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 314,161
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 6.62  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 121,298.15
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 17.15

6. Arizona

  • Abbr: AZ
  • Population: 6,931,071
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 294,207
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 23.56
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 113,594.08
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 61.02

7. Nevada

  • Abbr: NV
  • Population: 2,940,058
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 284,332
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 10.3
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 113,594.08
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 25.8

8. Colorado

  • Abbr: CO
  • Population: 5,540,545
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 268,431  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 20.64
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 95,988.01
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 52

9. Wyoming

  • Abbr: WY
  • Population: 585,501
  • Land Area (sq. km.):  251,470
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 2.32
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 97,093.14
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 6.03

10. Oregon

  • Abbr: OR
  • Population: 4,142,776
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 248,608  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 16.6
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 95,988.01
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 43.16  

11. Idaho

  • Abbr: ID
  • Population: 1,716,943
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 214,045  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 8.02
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 82,643.12  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 20.77

12. Utah

  • Abbr: UT
  • Population: 3,101,833
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 212,818
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 14.57  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 82,169.62
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 37.75

13. Kansas

  • Abbr: KS
  • Population: 2,907,289
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 211,754
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 13.73   
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 81,758.72  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 35.56  

14. Minnesota

  • Abbr: MN
  • Population: 5,576,606
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 206,232
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 27.04   
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 79,626.74
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 70.03 

15. Nebraska

  • Abbr: NE
  • Population: 1,907,116
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 198,974
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 9.58   
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 76,824.17  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 24.8

16. South Dakota

  • Abbr: SD
  • Population: 865,454
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 196,350
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 4.41
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 75,811   
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 11.41

17. North Dakota

  • Abbr: ND
  • Population: 755,393
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 178,711
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 4.23  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 69,000.80   
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 10.95  

18. Missouri

  • Abbr: MO
  • Population: 6,093,000
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 178,040
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 34.22   
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 68,741.52  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 88.63  

19. Oklahoma

  • Abbr: OK
  • Population: 3,923,561
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 177,660
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 20.08
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 68,594.92   
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 57.12  

20. Washington

  • Abbr: WA
  • Population: 7,405,743
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 172,119
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 43.02  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 66,455.52  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 111.43  

21. Georgia

  • Abbr: GA
  • Population: 10,310,371
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 148,959
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 69.22
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 57,513.49
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 179.29

22. Michigan

  • Abbr: MI
  • Population: 9,962,311
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 146,435
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 68.03
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 56,538.90
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 176.20  

23. Iowa

  • Abbr: IA
  • Population: 3,074,186
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 144,669
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 21.2
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 55,867
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 55.03  

24. Illinois

  • Abbr: IL
  • Population: 12,802,023
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 143,793
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 89.03
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 55,518.93
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 230.60  

25. Wisconsin

  • Abbr: WI
  • Population: 5,778,708
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 140,268
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 41.19  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 54,157.80
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 106.7   

26. Florida

  • Abbr: FL
  • Population: 20,984,400
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 138,887
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 151.08  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 53,624.76
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 391.31  

27. Arkansas

  • Abbr: AR
  • Population: 2,949,131
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 134,771
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 21.8  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 52,035.48
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 56.67  

28. Alabama

  • Abbr: AL
  • Population: 4,863,300
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 131,171
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 37.0
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 50,645.33
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 96.02  

29. North Carolina

  • Abbr: NC
  • Population: 10,146,788
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 125,920
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 80.5  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 48,617.91
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 208.7

30. New York

  • Abbr: NY
  • Population: 19,849,399
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 122,057
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 162.62
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 47,126.40
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 421.19

31. Mississippi

  • Abbr: MS
  • Population: 2,988,726
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 121,531
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 24.5
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 46,923.27
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 63.69 

32. Pennsylvania

  • Abbr: PA
  • Population: 12,805,537
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 115,883
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 110.5
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 44,742.70
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 286.2

33. Louisiana

  • Abbr: LA
  • Population: 4,681,666
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 111,898
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 41.84  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 43,203.90
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 108.36

34. Tennessee

  • Abbr: TN
  • Population: 6,715,984
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 106,798
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 62.88  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 41,234.90  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 162.87

35. Ohio

  • Abbr: OH
  • Population: 11,614,373
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 105,829
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 109.7
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 40,860.69  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 284.24    

36. Virginia

  • Abbr: VA
  • Population: 8,411,808
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 102,279
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 82.24
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 39,594
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 212.45

37. Kentucky

  • Abbr: KY
  • Population: 4,454,189
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 102,269
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 43.55
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 39,486.34
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 112.80

38. Indiana

  • Abbr: IN
  • Population: 6,666,818
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 92,789
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 71.85  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 35,826.11
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 186.08

39. Maine

  • Abbr: ME
  • Population: 1,331,479
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 79,883
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 16.67
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 30,842.92
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 43.17 

40. South Carolina

  • Abbr: SC
  • Population: 5,024,369
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 77,857
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 64.5  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 30,060.70  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 167.14

41. West Virginia

  • Abbr: WV
  • Population: 1,831,102
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 62,259
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 29.41  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 24,038.21
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 76.17

42. Maryland

  • Abbr: MD
  • Population: 6,016,447
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 25,142
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 239.2  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 9,707.24
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 619.7 

43. Vermont

  • Abbr: VT
  • Population: 624,594
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 23,871
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 26.17
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 9,216.66  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 67.77

44. New Hampshire

  • Abbr: NH
  • Population: 1,342,795
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 23,187
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 57.91
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 8,952.65
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 19.98  

45. Massachusetts

  • Abbr: MA
  • Population: 6,859,819
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 20,202
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 339.56
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 7,800.06
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 879.46

46. New Jersey

  • Abbr: NJ
  • Population: 9,005,644
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 19,047
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 472.81
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 7,354.22
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 1224.55

47. Hawaii

  • Abbr: HI
  • Population: 1,428,557 =
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 16,635
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 85.88  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 6,422.63
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 222.43

48. Connecticut

  • Abbr: CT
  • Population: 3,576,452
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 12,542
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 285.16
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 4,842.36
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 738.58

49. Delaware

  • Abbr: DE
  • Population: 952,065
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 5,047
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 188.64  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 1,948.54  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 488.60

50. Rhode Island

  • Abbr: RI
  • Population: 1,056,426
  • Land Area (sq. km.): 2,678
  • Pop. Density (per sq. km.): 394.48  
  • Land Area (sq. mi.): 1,033.81  
  • Pop. Density (per sq. mi.): 1,021.88 

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