Age Of Majority By State 2020

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.

Age Of Majority By State 2020

State Age of Majority 2020 Pop.
Alabama194,908,621
Alaska18734,002
Arizona187,378,494
Arkansas183,038,999
California1839,937,489
Colorado185,845,526
Connecticut183,563,077
Delaware18982,895
District of Columbia18720,687
Florida1821,992,985
Georgia1810,736,059
Hawaii181,412,687
Idaho181,826,156
Illinois1812,659,682
Indiana186,745,354
Iowa183,179,849
Kansas182,910,357
Kentucky184,499,692
Louisiana184,645,184
Maine181,345,790
Maryland186,083,116
Massachusetts186,976,597
Michigan1810,045,029
Minnesota185,700,671
Mississippi212,989,260
Missouri186,169,270
Montana181,086,759
Nebraska191,952,570
Nevada183,139,658
New Hampshire181,371,246
New Jersey188,936,574
New Mexico182,096,640
New York1819,440,469
North Carolina1810,611,862
North Dakota18761,723
Ohio1811,747,694
Oklahoma183,954,821
Oregon184,301,089
Pennsylvania1812,820,878
Rhode Island181,056,161
South Carolina185,210,095
South Dakota18903,027
Tennessee186,897,576
Texas1829,472,295
Utah183,282,115
Vermont18628,061
Virginia188,626,207
Washington187,797,095
West Virginia181,778,070
Wisconsin185,851,754
Wyoming18567,025