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50 State Rankings for Size

The sizes of the 50 states in square miles. (Read across row for state rank in each category.)
Rank State Total sq miles State Land sq miles State Water sq miles
1 Alaska 656,424 Alaska 570,374 Alaska 86,051
2 Texas 268,601 Texas 261,914 Michigan 40,001
3 California 163,707 California 155,973 Florida 11,761
4 Montana 147,046 Montana 145,556 Wisconsin 11,190
5 New Mexico 121,598 New Mexico 121,365 Louisiana 8,277
6 Arizona 114,006 Arizona 113,642 California 7,734
7 Nevada 110,567 Nevada 109,806 Minnesota 7,326
8 Colorado 104,100 Colorado 103,730 New York 7,251
9 Oregon 98,386 Wyoming 97,105 Texas 6,687
10 Wyoming 97,818 Oregon 96,003 North Carolina 5,103
11 Michigan 96,810 Idaho 82,751 Washington 4,721
12 Minnesota 86,943 Utah 82,168 Maine 4,523
13 Utah 84,904 Kansas 81,823 Ohio 3,875
14 Idaho 83,574 Minnesota 79,617 Virginia 3,171
15 Kansas 82,282 Nebraska 76,878 Utah 2,736
16 Nebraska 77,358 South Dakota 75,898 Massachusetts 2,717
17 South Dakota 77,121 North Dakota 68,994 Marlyand 2,633
18 Washington 71,303 Missouri 68,898 Oregon 2,383
19 North Dakota 70,704 Oklahoma 68,679 Illinois 2,325
20 Oklahoma 69,903 Washington 66,582 South Carolina 1,896
21 Missouri 69,709 Georgia 57,919 North Dakota 1,710
22 Florida 65,758 Michigan 56,809 Alabama 1,673
23 Wisconsin 65,503 Iowa 55,875 Georgia 1,522
24 Georgia 59,441 Illinois 55,593 Mississippi 1,520
25 Illinois 57,918 Wisonsin 54,314 Montana 1,490
26 Iowa 56,276 Florida 52,997 New Jersey 1,303
27 New York 54,475 Arkansas 52,075 Pennsylvania 1,239
28 North Carolina 53,821 Alabama 50,750 South Dakota 1,224
29 Arkansas 53,182 North Carolina 48,708 Oklahoma 1,224
30 Alabama 52,423 New York 47,224 Arkansas 1,107
31 Louisiana 51,843 Mississippi 46,914 Tennessee 926
32 Mississippi 48,434 Pennsylvania 44,820 Idaho 823
33 Pennsylvania 46,058 Louisiana 43,566 Missouri 811
34 Ohio 44,828 Tennessee 41,220 Nevada 761
35 Virginia 42,769 Ohio 40,953 Wyoming 714
36 Tennessee 42,146 Kentucky 39,732 Connecticut 698
37 Kentucky 40,411 Virginia 39,598 Kentucky 679
38 Indiana 36,420 Indiana 35,870 Indiana 550
39 Maine 35,387 Maine 30,865 Delaware 535
40 South Carolina 32,007 South Carolina 30,111 Rhode Island 500
41 West Virginia 24,231 West Virginia 24,087 Nebraska 481
42 Maryland 12,407 Maryland 9,775 Kansas 459
43 Massachusetts 10,555 Vermont 9,249 Iowa 401
44 Vermont 9,615 New Hampshire 8,969 New Hampshire 382
45 New Hampshire 9,351 Massachusetts 7,838 Colorado 371
46 New Jersey 8,722 New Jersey 7,419 Vermont 366
47 Hawaii 6,549 Hawaii 6,423 Arizona 364
48 Connecticut 5,544 Connecticut 4,845 New Mexico 234
49 Delaware 2,489 Delaware 1,955 West Virginia 145
50 Rhode Island 1,545 Rhode Island 1,045 Hawaii 36

Information source: Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.