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Geography Statistics of United States Of America

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Land Area 9,147,593 km2
Water Area 685,924 km2
Total Area 9,833,517km2 (#3)
Population 323,995,528 (#3)
Population Density 35.42/km2
Government Type Constitutional Federal Republic
GDP (PPP) $18,600.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $57,300
Currency Dollar (USD)
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Land Area:

  • Land: 3,537,436 sq. miles (9,161,923 sq km)
  • Water: 181,274 sq. miles (469,497 sq km)
  • Total: 3,718,710 sq. miles (9,631,420 sq km)
  • Land Area: (individual states)
  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Horizontal Width: 2,680 miles
  • Vertical Length: 1,582 miles
  • Geographic Center: In the continental 48 states, it is a point 2 miles to the northwest of Lebanon, Kansas; with Alaska and Hawaii included, that point is near Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
Note: Maximum lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections

  • Highest Point:
    Mt. McKinley, (Alaska) 20,320 ft. (6,194 m).
  • Highest Point: (continental 48 states)
    Mount Whitney, (California) is the highest point at 14,495ft (4,418 m)
  • Lowest Point:
    Death Valley, (California)(-282 ft.) (-86 m)
  • Mean Elevation: (average) 2,512 feet

Land Borders:
  • Alaska, USA - Canada 1,538 miles (2,475 km)
  • Canada - USA 3,145 miles (5,061 km)
  • Mexico - USA 1,951 miles (3,141 km)
  • Bordering Countries (2) Canada and Mexico

Land Divisions:
The U.S. is divided into 50 states and 1 district.
  • States:
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
  • District: District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

Land: (most northern-southern-eastern-western)
If you exclude Alaska and Hawaii...
  • Most Northern Pt: Angle, Minnesota, at 49º 23'N
  • Most Southern Pt: East Cape, Florida, at 25º 7'N
  • Most Eastern Pt: West Quoddy Head, ME,
    at 66º 57'W
  • Most Western Pt: Cape Alava, WA, at 124º 44

  • Coastlines: 12,383 miles (19,928 km)
  • Atlantic coastline: 2,069 miles (3,330 km)
  • Pacific coastline: + Hawaii: 7,623 miles (12,268 km)
  • Gulf of Mexico coastline: 1,631 miles (2,625 km)
  • Alaska coastline: 1,060 miles (1,706 km)

  • Counties in the U.S.: 3,066
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  • Largest County: (by population) Los Angeles,
    9.2 million

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United States Of America states, districts & their capitals

Region Capital Quick Reference
Alabama Montgomery Alabama
Alaska Juneau Alaska
Arizona Phoenix Arizona
Arkansas Little Rock Arkansas
California Sacramento California
Colorado Denver Colorado
Connecticut Hartford Connecticut
Delaware Dover Delaware
District of Columbia Washington, D.C. District of Columbia
Florida Tallahassee Florida
Georgia Atlanta Georgia
Hawaii Honolulu Hawaii
Idaho Boise Idaho
Illinois Springfield Illinois
Indiana Indianapolis Indiana
Iowa Des Moines Iowa
Kansas Topeka Kansas
Kentucky Frankfort Kentucky
Louisiana Baton Rouge Louisiana
Maine Augusta Maine
Maryland Annapolis Maryland
Massachusetts Boston Massachusetts
Michigan Lansing Michigan
Minnesota Saint Paul Minnesota
Mississippi Jackson Mississippi
Missouri Jefferson City Missouri
Montana Helena Montana
Nebraska Lincoln Nebraska
Nevada Carson City Nevada
New Hampshire Concord New Hampshire
New Jersey Trenton New Jersey
New Mexico Santa Fe New Mexico
New York Albany New York
North Carolina Raleigh North Carolina
North Dakota Bismarck North Dakota
Ohio Columbus Ohio
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Oregon Salem Oregon
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Rhode Island Providence Rhode Island
South Carolina Columbia South Carolina
South Dakota Pierre South Dakota
Tennessee Nashville Tennessee
Texas Austin Texas
Utah Salt Lake City Utah
Vermont Montpelier Vermont
Virginia Richmond Virginia
Washington Olympia Washington
West Virginia Charleston West Virginia
Wisconsin Madison Wisconsin
Wyoming Cheyenne Wyoming

United States Of America Trivia

What is the Least Densely Populated State?

Alaska is the least densely populated state in the United States, with only 1.3 people per square mile. Wyoming is the second least densely populated state with six people per every square mile.

The 50 US States Ranked By Population

What is the Least Populated State?

According to national census figures, Wyoming is the least populous state in the country with an estimated 578,759 residents spread out over the 10th largest state at 97,818 mi²

The 50 US States Ranked By Population

What is the Most Densely Populated State in the US?

New Jersey is the most densely populated state with 1,210 people per square mile.

The 50 US States Ranked By Population

What is the Most Populated State?

California is the most populated state in the US with a total population of 39,512,223. The state also happens to be one of the fastest growing in the country. California is the third largest state by land area.

The 50 US States Ranked By Population

What was the Largest at the Beginning of the 20th Century?

New York state was the most populated state in 1900 and it remained that way up until 1964 when California became the most populated state.

The 50 US States Ranked By Population

What are the Largest Ethnic Groups in the United States?

Some of the most common ethnicities in the United States include German, African American, Mexican, Irish, and English.

Largest Ethnic Groups And Nationalities In The United States

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This page was last updated on July 7, 2016.