States in the USA

The United States of America is composed of 50 states. Below is an alphabetical list of all the states:

States in USA

  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. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming

Each state has its own government, laws, and regulations but is also governed by federal laws and the U.S. Constitution. States can vary significantly in terms of size, population, and geographical features.


United States map and seal
United States map and seal


Quick Facts

Category Quick Facts
Geography Located in North America, Bordered by Canada and Mexico, Third-largest country by land area
History Founded on July 4, 1776, Civil War from 1861-1865, World War II participant
Economy World’s largest economy, Major industries include technology, healthcare, and finance, Currency is the U.S. Dollar
Politics Federal Republic, President is the head of state, Congress consists of the Senate and House of Representatives
Culture Melting pot of cultures, Influential in music, film, and fashion, Known for fast food and diverse cuisine
Natural Attractions Home to national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, Various climates from tropical in Hawaii to arctic in Alaska
Education Home to Ivy League schools, No. 1 destination for international students, STEM fields are highly emphasized
Miscellaneous National bird is the Bald Eagle, National anthem is “The Star-Spangled Banner”, Nickname is “Land of the Free”