How Many States are in the United States 2019

The United States is made up of a total of 50 states, plus the District of Columbia – or Washington D.C. There are 48 contiguous states plus Alaska located in the far northwestern part of North America and Hawaii located in the mid-Pacific. The United States also has five major territories and various islands.

The United States of America – also known as the USA or the US – is a nation located on the continent of North America. Mexico borders it to the south and Canada to the north.

Unsurprisingly, the thirteen colonies were the first thirteen states to be ratified. The first states to be ratified were Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in 1787. Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia and New York were ratified in 1788, followed by North Carolina in 1789 and Rhode Island in 1790. Alaska and Hawaii, the only states that are not part of the mainland United States, were the last states to be admitted in 1959.

Alaska is the largest state in the United States, spanning over 663,300 square miles. On the opposite end, Rhode Island is the smallest state with an area of just 1,212 square miles. California is the most populous state with over 39 million residents and Wyoming is least population with only 577,000 residents.

There are four statistical regions of the United States as defined by the US Census Bureau. Each area contains multiple states. The first region is the Northeast. The states in this region include:

Region 2 is the Midwest. The states in this region include:

Region 3 is the South. The southern states are:

Region 4 – the final region – is the West. The western states include:

State Region 2019 Pop.
AlabamaSouth4,898,246
AlaskaWest735,720
ArizonaWest7,275,070
ArkansasSouth3,026,412
CaliforniaWest39,747,267
ColoradoWest5,770,545
ConnecticutNorth East3,567,871
DelawareSouth975,033
FloridaSouth21,646,155
GeorgiaSouth10,627,767
HawaiiWest1,416,589
IdahoWest1,790,182
IllinoisMidwest12,700,381
IndianaMidwest6,718,616
IowaMidwest3,167,997
KansasMidwest2,910,931
KentuckySouth4,484,047
LouisianaSouth4,652,581
MaineNorth East1,342,097
MarylandSouth6,062,917
MassachusettsNorth East6,939,373
MichiganMidwest10,020,472
MinnesotaMidwest5,655,925
MississippiSouth2,987,895
MissouriMidwest6,147,861
MontanaWest1,074,532
NebraskaMidwest1,940,919
NevadaWest3,087,025
New HampshireNorth East1,363,852
New JerseyNorth East8,922,547
New MexicoWest2,096,034
New YorkNorth East19,491,339
North CarolinaSouth10,497,741
North DakotaMidwest760,900
OhioMidwest11,718,568
OklahomaSouth3,948,950
OregonWest4,245,901
PennsylvaniaNorth East12,813,969
Rhode IslandNorth East1,056,738
South CarolinaSouth5,147,111
South DakotaMidwest892,631
TennesseeSouth6,833,793
TexasSouth29,087,070
UtahWest3,221,610
VermontNorth East627,180
VirginiaSouth8,571,946
WashingtonWest7,666,343
West VirginiaSouth1,791,951
WisconsinMidwest5,832,661
WyomingWest572,381