List of the 50 US States, Including Their Alphabetical Order

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We've got you covered if you need a list of the 50 states of the United States of America for a research paper or a Sporcle quiz.

If you need a complete list of the fifty states in the United States of America for any reason, be it a school assignment or a Sporcle trivia question, you've come to the right place. There are plenty of state lists online, but we created this one to help you find what you need as quickly as possible.

All 50 states are listed in a single column down below, in alphabetical order:

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  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. This New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. Carolina del Norte
  34. There's a lot of room in North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. The Ocean State: Rhode Island
  40. Colony State of South Carolina
  41. That Part of the Country Known as South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. Appalachia's West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming

Alphabetical List of Countries and Continents

If you'd like to copy and paste a list of the 50 United States of America without the numbers, you'll find it below:

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For the full list, click here: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaO VirginiaWisconsin

Wyoming

US State List (Separated by Comma)

The 50 states are listed below in alphabetical order, separated by commas:

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States of 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. The states of South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

A List of States and Quotations, Separated by Comma

Quotations around the states may be necessary in certain contexts (such as programming or database queries):

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“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,' 'Pennsylvania,' 'Rhode Island,' 'South Carolina,' 'South Dakota,' 'Tennessee,' 'Texas,' 'Utah,' 'Vermont,'

All 50 States, Ranked Alphabetically

Instead, if you'd prefer to see a complete list of the 50 states ordered numerically, you've come to the right place. The state of Iowa, for instance, is located 15th in the list of states in alphabetical order.

Number One: Alabama2 Alaska3 Arizona4 Arkansas5 California6 Colorado7 Connecticut8 Delaware9 Florida10 Georgia11 Hawaii12 Idaho13 Illinois14 Indiana15 Iowa16 Kansas17 Kentucky18 Louisiana19 Maine20 Maryland21 Massachusetts22 Michigan23 Minnesota24 Mississippi25 Missouri26 Montana27 Nebraska28 Nevada29 The 30th State of America: New Hampshire 31 New Jersey Albuquerque, New Mexico, 32 New York33 34 North Carolina To the North 35 Degrees Ohio36 Oklahoma37 Oregon38 Pennsylvania39 40 Rhode Island The 41st State: South Carolina Dakota (South) Tennessee43 Texas44 Utah45 Vermont46 Virginia47 Washington48 I-49, W.Va. Wisconsin

Number 50: Wyoming

This is a list of the states that joined the United States in each year.

Each of the following states entered the Union in the years following their creation: Delaware (1787), Pennsylvania (1787), New Jersey (1787), Georgia (1788), Connecticut (1788), Massachusetts (1788), Maryland (1788), South Carolina (1788), New Hampshire (1788), Virginia (1788), New York (1788), North Carolina (1789), Rhode Island (1790), Vermont (1791), Kentucky (1792), Tennessee (1796), Ohio (1803), Louisiana (1812), Indiana (1816), Mississippi (1817), Illinois (1818), Alabama (1819), and Missouri (1821 1836 - Michigan - 1837 - Florida - 1845 - Texas - 1845 - Iowa - 1846 - Wisconsin - 1848 - California - 1850 - Minnesota - 1858 - Oregon - 1859 - Kansas - 1861 - West Virginia - 1863 - Nevada - 1864 - Nebraska - 1867 - Colorado - 1876 - North Dakota - 1889 - South Dakota - 1889 - Montana

(Hawaii, 1959)

Alphabetical Order of the States

Here you go if you need to know the initial letter of each state for a game.

U.S. Regions Beginning with "A"

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas

U.S. Regions Beginning with "C"

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut

Where Did The Letter "D" Come From State?

Places Where "F" Is the First Letter

The 50 States Beginning with "G"

The U.S. States That Begin With "H"

Where to Find an "I" State

The 50 States Beginning with "K"

U.S. Regions Beginning with "L"

The 50 U.S. states beginning with "M"

  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana

The U.S. States Beginning with "N"

  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • This New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • It's in the Tar Heel State, or North
  • The Great Land of North Dakota

Where to Find an "O" State

Locations Within The United States That Begin With "P"

Those States Where the State Name Begins with "R"

All the States That Begin With "S"

  • In the state of South Carolina
  • It's in the Badlands of South Dakota.

The U.S. States That Begin With "T"

The United States's Initial "U" States

U.S. Regions Beginning with "V"

The 50 States Beginning with "W"

  • Washington
  • The state of West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

State Names in Alphabetic Order

Here is the list of state names sorted by their final letters in case you need them for a game. Each state's name must end in either an a, d, e, g, h, i, j, n, o, s, t, or y.

A-Z Countdown of States

AlabamAlaskaCaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaIndianaIowaLouisianaMississippiMontanaNevadaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOklahomaPennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaVirginiaSouth DakotaOklahoma

The Mountain State, or West Virginia

Locations in the United States Where the State Names End in "D"

Maryland
Specifically, the state of Rhode Island

The 50 States That End in "E"

New HampshireDelaware

Tennessee

In other words, the G-States.

Wyoming

A List of the "H" State Finalists

Utah

Places Where "I" Is the Last Letter

HawaiiMississippi

Missouri

A List of the "K"-Complete States

New York

All the States That End in "N"

MichiganOregonWashington

Wisconsin

The 50 States That Contain an "O"

Situated in the Mountain West, alongside Idaho and New Mexico

Ohio

In other words, states whose names end in "S."

ArkansasIllinoisKansasMassachusetts

Texas

Where the State Names End in "T"

Connecticut
Vermont

The 50 U.S. States That Contain The Letter "Y"

Kentucky
New Jersey

Rank the Acronyms

What you need is this simple list of the authorized postal service abbreviations for each state.

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  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

A comma-separated version of that earlier list follows.

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AK,AL,AR,AZ,CA,CO,CT,DE,FL,GA,HI,IA,ID,IL,IN,KS,KY,LA,MA,MD,ME,MI,MN,MO,MS,MT,NC,ND,NE,NH,NJ,NM,NV,NY,OH,OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VA,VT,WA,WI,WV,WY

Order of State Capitals

  • Albany, New York
  • Maryland's Annapolis
  • The Atlanta, Georgia
  • (Maine's) Augusta
  • Capital of Texas' Capital City of Austin
  • Louisiana's Baton Rouge
  • North Dakota's Bismarck
  • The Boise, Idaho, area
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • In the state of Nevada, in the city of Carson.
  • The West Virginia City of Charleston
  • City of Cheyenne (Wyoming)
  • City of Columbia (South Carolina)
  • That city in Ohio's central region is called Columbus.
  • New Hampshire's Concord
  • (Colorado) Denver
  • City of Des Moines, Iowa
  • New Castle County, Delaware's Dover
  • Kentucky's Frankfort
  • Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • "Hartford" (in Connecticut)
  • This is Helena, Montana.
  • The Hawaiian city of Honolulu.
  • City of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mississippi's Jackson
  • It's located in Missouri, so it's called "Jefferson City."
  • (Alaska's) Juneau
  • City of Lansing, Michigan
  • Town of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • That little rock in Arkansas.
  • City of Madison (Wisconsin)
  • Alabama's Montgomery county
  • The Vermont capital of Montpelier.
  • Nauvoo (in Nauvoo, Illinois)
  • The city of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Washington's Olympia
  • The Arizona city of Phoenix.
  • St. Pierre (South Dakota)
  • The Rhode Island city of Providence
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • You're in the lovely city of Richmond, Virginia.
  • City of Sacramento in California
  • This is Salem, Oregon.
  • City of Salt in Utah
  • New Mexico's Santa Fe
  • The Illinois city of Springfield.
  • St The city of St. Paul, Minnesota
  • The Florida capital of Tallahassee.
  • Topeka, Kansas.
  • New Jersey's Trenton

Here is a list of state capitals organized alphabetically.

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

City Sizes, Listed by Name

The following is an alphabetical list of the largest cities in each state.

  • It's in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • The Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska
  • It's in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Montana's Billings
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
  • City of Boise, Idaho
  • Where: Boston, MA
  • Location: Bridgeport, CT
  • It's located in Burlington, Vermont.
  • It's located in Charleston, South Carolina
  • West Virginia's Charleston city
  • North Carolina's Charlotte
  • The capital and largest city of Wyoming is Cheyenne.
  • The Windy City, Chicago
  • Locale: Ohio's Capital City, Columbus
  • The Mile High City: Denver, Colorado
  • Locale: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Michigan's Detroit
  • North Dakota's Fargo
  • City of Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Texas; Houston
  • That place in Indiana where they play baseball is called Indianapolis.
  • Location: Jackson, Mississippi
  • Florida's Jacksonville
  • Missouri's Kansas City
  • The City of Las Vegas in Nevada
  • The Capital of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • Southern California; specifically, the Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • A city in New Hampshire named Manchester
  • Wisconsin's Milwaukee
  • City of Minneapolis, MN
  • City of Music and the Arts
  • Louisiana's New Orleans
  • U.S.A., New York, NYC
  • Where: Newark, New Jersey
  • The City of Oklahoma City
  • Location: Omaha, NE
  • City of Brotherly Love: Philly
  • Located in the middle of Arizona
  • Where: In the state of Maine, specifically Portland
  • Port Town, Ore.
  • A city in Rhode Island bearing this name
  • Utah's Salt Lake City
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Where: In the city of Virginia Beach
  • A city in Kansas called Wichita
  • Place Name: Wilmington, Delaware

The United States' Territories, Listed by Name

The United States also holds sovereignty over a number of islands in the Pacific and Caribbean. Listed in alphabetical order below are the United States' overseas possessions:

  • North American Indians in American Samoa
  • Location: Baker Island
  • Guam
  • Island of Howland
  • The Isle of Jarvis
  • Atoll of Johnston
  • It's time to snorkel the Kingman Reef
  • Island of Midway
  • Island of Navassa
  • Marianas, Northern
  • Island of Palmyra
  • Island of Puerto Rico
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Island of Wake

Tools for Educators

Worksheets with Blank States to Be Filled In

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FAQs

Washington, DC, a C Indicated as a State

As of right now, however, the nation's capital is not C We did not include it in the list of 50 states because it does not meet the criteria to be called a state.

Which state has the most people?

In terms of population, California easily wins, with an estimated 39 Texas is the second-most populous state, with an estimated 29. 7MM people

According to the World Population Review, the five most populous countries are:

  1. The population of California is 39,613,493.
  2. It's estimated that there are 29,730,311 people living in Texas.
  3. The population of Florida is 21,944,477.
  4. Up to 19,299,981 people call New York home.
  5. There are 12,804,123 people living in Pennsylvania.

Is There a Song That Helps You Recall the Order of the States?

There are a number of songs that can help you remember the order of the states, but we recommend the one from Schoolhouse Rock:

The Car License Plate Game

It's fun to play a game in the car where you try to spot license plates from all 50 states. The simplest way to play is for everyone to go outside and look for license plates on cars, with players scoring points whenever they spot a plate from a state other than the one they are currently in. Only one instance of a given state can be considered. Some people prefer to give points only to the first player to spot a particular license plate, depending on how competitive the group is. At the end of the game (or when the car ride, or a set timeframe, or a break comes), the player with the most points wins.

Conclusion

With any luck, these compiled lists will prove to be of assistance. We are happy to provide you with a list of all 50 states in the United States, whether you need it for a study aid, research, or a fun little game.

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