Age Of Majority By State 2019

The age of majority is defined as the age that a person is considered a legal adult. A person that has reached the age of majority is legally held responsible for their own actions, such as signing a contract or committing a crime. Before reaching this age, a person is considered a minor child.

The age of majority is different from the age of consent, which is when a person can legally consent to a sexual relationship. The age of majority also differs from other legal ages, including voting age, driving age, and marriage age.

In most states in the United States, the age of majority is 18 years old. However, this is not the case for every state. A total of 47 states plus Washington, D.C., have laws that set the age of majority at 18 years old. Remember, this is different from the age at which a person can consent to sexual relations, get married, vote, drive, or gamble. These ages vary by state and jurisdiction.

For the age of majority, only three states have ages that differ from 18. Alabama is the first state. In Alabama, the age of majority is 19 years old. Another state with an age of majority higher than 18 is Nebraska. Like Alabama, the age of majority in Nebraska is 19.

Mississippi is the final state that has a higher age of majority. In fact, this state has the highest in the entire nation. In the state of Mississippi, the age of majority is 21 years old.

State Age of Majority 2019 Pop.
Alabama194,898,246
Alaska18735,720
Arizona187,275,070
Arkansas183,026,412
California1839,747,267
Colorado185,770,545
Connecticut183,567,871
Delaware18975,033
District of Columbia18711,571
Florida1821,646,155
Georgia1810,627,767
Hawaii181,416,589
Idaho181,790,182
Illinois1812,700,381
Indiana186,718,616
Iowa183,167,997
Kansas182,910,931
Kentucky184,484,047
Louisiana184,652,581
Maine181,342,097
Maryland186,062,917
Massachusetts186,939,373
Michigan1810,020,472
Minnesota185,655,925
Mississippi212,987,895
Missouri186,147,861
Montana181,074,532
Nebraska191,940,919
Nevada183,087,025
New Hampshire181,363,852
New Jersey188,922,547
New Mexico182,096,034
New York1819,491,339
North Carolina1810,497,741
North Dakota18760,900
Ohio1811,718,568
Oklahoma183,948,950
Oregon184,245,901
Pennsylvania1812,813,969
Rhode Island181,056,738
South Carolina185,147,111
South Dakota18892,631
Tennessee186,833,793
Texas1829,087,070
Utah183,221,610
Vermont18627,180
Virginia188,571,946
Washington187,666,343
West Virginia181,791,951
Wisconsin185,832,661
Wyoming18572,381