How Many States are in the United States 2020

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:

How Many States are in the United States 2020

State Region 2020 Pop.
CaliforniaWest39,937,489
TexasSouth29,472,295
FloridaSouth21,992,985
New YorkNorth East19,440,469
PennsylvaniaNorth East12,820,878
IllinoisMidwest12,659,682
OhioMidwest11,747,694
GeorgiaSouth10,736,059
North CarolinaSouth10,611,862
MichiganMidwest10,045,029
New JerseyNorth East8,936,574
VirginiaSouth8,626,207
WashingtonWest7,797,095
ArizonaWest7,378,494
MassachusettsNorth East6,976,597
TennesseeSouth6,897,576
IndianaMidwest6,745,354
MissouriMidwest6,169,270
MarylandSouth6,083,116
WisconsinMidwest5,851,754
ColoradoWest5,845,526
MinnesotaMidwest5,700,671
South CarolinaSouth5,210,095
AlabamaSouth4,908,621
LouisianaSouth4,645,184
KentuckySouth4,499,692
OregonWest4,301,089
OklahomaSouth3,954,821
ConnecticutNorth East3,563,077
UtahWest3,282,115
IowaMidwest3,179,849
NevadaWest3,139,658
ArkansasSouth3,038,999
MississippiSouth2,989,260
KansasMidwest2,910,357
New MexicoWest2,096,640
NebraskaMidwest1,952,570
IdahoWest1,826,156
West VirginiaSouth1,778,070
HawaiiWest1,412,687
New HampshireNorth East1,371,246
MaineNorth East1,345,790
MontanaWest1,086,759
Rhode IslandNorth East1,056,161
DelawareSouth982,895
South DakotaMidwest903,027
North DakotaMidwest761,723
AlaskaWest734,002
District of ColumbiaSouth720,687
VermontNorth East628,061
WyomingWest567,025