State Size in Square Miles

50 US States Ranking by Size in Square Miles

Here is the list of 50 U.S states ordered by total area, land area, and water area. Alaska is the biggest state in U.S.

U.S States by Size Ordered by Total Area in Square Miles

RankStatesTotal Square Miles% Of U.S.
1Alaska665,384.0417.53%
2Texas268,596.467.07%
3California163,694.744.31%
4Montana147,039.713.87%
5New Mexico121,590.303.20%
6Arizona113,990.303.00%
7Nevada110,571.822.91%
8Colorado104,093.672.74%
9Oregon98,378.542.59%
10Wyoming97,813.012.58%
11Michigan96,713.512.55%
12Minnesota86,935.832.29%
13Utah84,896.882.24%
14Idaho83,568.952.20%
15Kansas82,278.362.17%
16Nebraska77,347.812.04%
17South Dakota77,115.682.03%
18Washington71,297.951.88%
19North Dakota70,698.321.86%
20Oklahoma69,898.871.84%
21Missouri69,706.991.84%
22Florida65,757.701.73%
23Wisconsin65,496.381.73%
24Georgia59,425.151.57%
25Illinois57,913.551.53%
26Iowa56,272.811.48%
27New York54,554.981.44%
28North Carolina53,819.161.42%
29Arkansas53,178.551.40%
30Alabama52,420.071.38%
31Louisiana52,378.131.38%
32Mississippi48,431.781.28%
33Pennsylvania46,054.341.21%
34 Ohio44,825.581.18%
35Virginia42,774.931.13%
36Tennessee42,144.251.11%
37Kentucky40,407.801.06%
38Indiana36,419.550.96%
39Maine35,379.740.93%
40South Carolina32,020.490.84%
41West Virginia24,230.040.64%
42Maryland12,405.930.33%
43Hawaii10,931.720.29%
44Massachusetts10,554.390.28%
45Vermont9,616.360.25%
46New Hampshire9,349.160.25%
47New Jersey8,722.580.23%
48Connecticut5,543.410.15%
49Delaware2,488.720.07%
50Rhode Island1,544.890.04%

U.S States by Size Ordered by Land Area in Square Miles

RankStatesLand sq miles
1Alaska570,640.95
2Texas261,231.71
3California155,779.22
4Montana145,545.80
5New Mexico121,298.15
6Arizona113,594.08
7Nevada109,781.18
8Colorado103,641.89
9Wyoming97,093.14
10Oregon95,988.01
11Idaho82,643.12
12Utah82,169.62
13Kansas81,758.72
14Minnesota79,626.74
15Nebraska76,824.17
16South Dakota75,811.00
17North Dakota69,000.80
18Missouri68,741.52
19Oklahoma68,594.92
20Washington66,455.52
21Georgia57,513.49
22 Michigan56,538.90
23Iowa55,857.13
24Illinois55,518.93
25Wisconsin54,157.80
26Florida53,624.76
27Arkansas52,035.48
28Alabama50,645.33
29North Carolina48,617.91
30New York47,126.40
31Mississippi46,923.27
32Pennsylvania44,742.70
33Louisiana43,203.90
34 Tennessee41,234.90
35Ohio40,860.69
36Virginia39,490.09
37Kentucky39,486.34
38Indiana35,826.11
39Maine30,842.92
40South Carolina30,060.70
41West Virginia24,038.21
42Maryland9,707.24
43Hawaii6,422.63
44Massachusetts7,800.06
45Vermont9,216.66
46New Hampshire8,952.65
47New Jersey7,354.22
48Connecticut4,842.36
49Delaware1,948.54
50Rhode Island1,033.81

U.S States by Size Ordered by Water Area in Square Miles

RankStatesWater Square Miles
1Alaska94,743.10
2Michigan40,174.61
3Florida12,132.94
4Wisconsin11,338.57
5Louisiana9,174.23
6California7,915.52
7New York7,428.58
8Texas7,364.75
9Minnesota7,309.09
10North Carolina5,201.25
11Washington4,842.43
12 Maine4,536.82
13Hawaii4,509.09
14Ohio3,964.89
15Virginia3,284.84
16Massachusetts2,754.33
17Utah2,727.26
18Maryland2,698.69
19Illinois2,394.62
20Oregon2,390.53
21South Carolina1,959.79
22Georgia1,911.66
23Alabama1,774.74
24North Dakota1,697.52
25Mississippi1,508.51
26Montana1,493.91
27New Jersey1,368.36
28Pennsylvania1,311.64
29South Dakota1,304.68
30Oklahoma1,303.95
31Arkansas1,143.07
32Missouri965.47
33Idaho925.83
34Kentucky921.46
35Tennessee909.36
36Nevada790.65
37Wyoming719.87
38Connecticut701.06
39Indiana593.44
40Delaware540.18
41Nebraska523.64
42Kansas519.64
43Rhode Island511.07
44Colorado451.78
45Iowa415.68
46Vermont399.71
47New Hampshire396.51
48Arizona396.22
49New Mexico292.15
50West Virginia191.83
Reference: United States Census Bureau. September 2012. pp. V–2, 1 & 41 (Tables 1 & 18). Retrieved February 7, 2014

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