U.S. States by Area

The Fifty United States Ranked by Area

Alaska, the largest state
Alaska is the largest state in the United States. Its 663,267 square milesis 429 times larger than Rhode Island, the country's smallest state. StockTrek/Getty Images

The United States is the world's third largest country by area. Its fifty states vary widely in area. The largest state, Alaska, is more than four hundred times larger than Rhode Island, the smallest state. Texas is the largest state of the 48 contiguous states. The U.S. states by area listed below include water features that are part of the state and are ranked in size by square miles.

U.S. States by Area

1.

Alaska - 663,267

2. Texas - 268,580

3. California - 163,695

4. Montana - 147,042

5. New Mexico - 121,589

6. Arizona - 113,998

7. Nevada - 110,560

8. Colorado - 104,093

9. Oregon - 98,380

10. Wyoming - 97,813

11. Michigan - 96,716

12. Minnesota - 86,938

13. Utah - 84,898

14. Idaho - 83,570

15. Kansas - 82,276

16. Nebraska - 77,353

17. South Dakota - 77,116

18. Washington - 71,299

19. North Dakota - 70,699

20. Oklahoma - 69,898

21. Missouri - 69,704

22. Florida - 65,754

23. Wisconsin - 65,497

24. Georgia - 59,424

25. Illinois - 57,914

26. Iowa - 56,271

27. New York - 54,556

28. North Carolina - 53,818

29. Arkansas - 53,178

30. Alabama - 52,419

31. Louisiana - 51,839

32. Mississippi - 48,430

33. Pennsylvania - 46,055

34. Ohio - 44,824

35. Virginia - 42,774

36. Tennessee - 42,143

37. Kentucky - 40,409

38. Indiana - 36,417

39. Maine - 35,384

40. South Carolina - 32,020

41. West Virginia - 24,229

42. Maryland - 12,406

43. Hawaii - 10,930

44. Massachusetts - 10,554

45. Vermont - 9,614

46. New Hampshire - 9,349

47. New Jersey - 8,721

48. Connecticut - 5,543

49. Delaware - 2,489

50. Rhode Island - 1,545

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