United States - total geographical area by state

This statistic shows the total land and water area of the United States by state and territory. Alabama covers an area of 52,420 square miles.

Total land and water area of the United States by state and territory

Total area in square miles
Alaska 664,988
Texas 268,597
California 163,694
Montana 147,039
New Mexico 121,590
Arizona 113,990
Nevada 110,572
Colorado 104,094
Oregon 98,379
Wyoming 97,812
Michigan 96,713
Minnesota 86,935
Utah 84,897
Idaho 83,568
Kansas 82,278
Nebraska 77,349
South Dakota 77,116
Washington 71,298
North Dakota 70,698
Oklahoma 69,899
Missouri 69,702
Florida 65,758
Wisconsin 65,496
Georgia 59,425
Illinois 57,916
Iowa 56,273
New York 54,555
North Carolina 53,819
Arkansas 53,178
Alabama 52,420
Louisiana 51,988
Mississippi 48,432
Pennsylvania 46,055
Ohio 44,825
Virginia 42,775
Tennessee 42,144
Kentucky 40,411
Indiana 36,417
Maine 35,384
South Carolina 32,021
West Virginia 24,230
Maryland 12,406
Hawaii 10,926
Massachusetts 10,554
Vermont 9,616
New Hampshire 9,348
New Jersey 8,723
Connecticut 5,544
Puerto Rico5,325
Delaware 2,489
No. Mariana Islands1,975
Rhode Island 1,545
U.S. Virgin Islands 738
American Samoa583
District of Columbia 68
U.S. minor outlying islands*16
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Release date

September 2011


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Supplementary notes

Total area: 3.805.142 square miles
U.S. area in total: 3.795.951 square miles
Island Area in total: 2.866 square miles
One square mile = 2.59 square kilometers. The area measurements were derived from the Census Bureau's Master Address File/ Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) geographic database. The boundaries of the states and equivalent areas are as of January 1, 2008. The land area, including its classification, reflect base feature updates made in the MAF/TIGER database through May 1, 2008
* Baker, Howland, and Jarvis Islands; Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island.

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