50 US States in Alphabetical Order

Whether you need a list of all 50 states of the United States of America for a school project or a Sporcle quiz, we’ve got you covered. There are a lot of state lists out there, but we wanted to provide you with a list of state names organized in several common ways so that you can quickly get the answer to the question you are asking.

All 50 States List in Alphabetical Order

Below is a list of all 50 state names listed alphabetically in a column:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming

Here’s the same list without numbers so that you can easily copy and paste it:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Comma-Separated States List

Here is a comma-separated list of all 50 states listed alphabetically:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 

Alphabetical List of All 50 States Numbered

If you’re instead looking for a list of all 50 states listed by number, this is the list for you. For example, you can find that Iowa is the 15th alphabetical state.

1. Alabama
2. Alaska
3. Arizona
4. Arkansas
5. California
6. Colorado
7. Connecticut
8. Delaware
9. Florida
10. Georgia
11. Hawaii
12. Idaho
13. Illinois
14. Indiana
15. Iowa
16. Kansas
17. Kentucky
18. Louisiana
19. Maine
20. Maryland
21. Massachusetts
22. Michigan
23. Minnesota
24. Mississippi
25. Missouri
26. Montana
27. Nebraska
28. Nevada
29. New Hampshire
30. New Jersey
31. New Mexico
32. New York
33. North Carolina
34. North Dakota
35. Ohio
36. Oklahoma
37. Oregon
38. Pennsylvania
39. Rhode Island
40. South Carolina
41. South Dakota
42. Tennessee
43. Texas
44. Utah
45. Vermont
46. Virginia
47. Washington
48. West Virginia
49. Wisconsin
50. Wyoming

List of States by Year of Admission to the Union

Delaware (1787)
Pennsylvania (1787)
New Jersey (1787)
Georgia (1788)
Connecticut (1788)
Massachusetts (1788)
Maryland (1788)
South Carolina (1788)
New Hampshire (1788)
Virginia (1788)
New York (1788)
North Carolina (1789)
Rhode Island (1790)
Vermont (1791)
Kentucky (1792)
Tennessee (1796)
Ohio (1803)
Louisiana (1812)
Indiana (1816)
Mississippi (1817)
Illinois (1818)
Alabama (1819)
Maine (1820)
Missouri (1821)
Arkansas (1836)
Michigan (1837)
Florida (1845)
Texas (1845)
Iowa (1846)
Wisconsin (1848)
California (1850)
Minnesota (1858)
Oregon (1859)
Kansas (1861)
West Virginia (1863)
Nevada (1864)
Nebraska (1867)
Colorado (1876)
North Dakota (1889)
South Dakota (1889)
Montana (1889)
Washington (1889)
Idaho (1890)
Wyoming (1890)
Utah (1896)
Oklahoma (1907)
New Mexico (1912)
Arizona (1912)
Alaska (1959)
Hawaii (1959)

States by the Last Letter

If you’re playing a game that requires you to know the last letter of a state, here you go. States only end in a, d, e, g, h, i, j, n, o, s, t, or y.

States That End in “A”

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
California
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Minnesota
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Virginia
West Virginia

States That End in “D”

Maryland
Rhode Island

States That End in “E”

Delaware
Maine
New Hampshire
Tennessee

States That End in “G”

Wyoming

States That End in “H”

Utah

States That End in “I”

Hawaii
Mississippi
Missouri

States That End in “K”

New York

States That End in “N”

Michigan
Oregon
Washington
Wisconsin

States That End in “O”

Colorado
Idaho
New Mexico
Ohio

States That End in “S”

Arkansas
Illinois
Kansas
Massachusetts
Texas

States That End in “T”

Connecticut
Vermont

States That End in “Y”

Kentucky
New Jersey

State Abbreviations in Order

If you just want a list of the official state abbreviations in order that are used by the postal service, then this is what you need.

  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

State Capitals in Order

  • Albany (New York)
  • Annapolis (Maryland)
  • Atlanta (Georgia)
  • Augusta (Maine)
  • Austin (Texas)
  • Baton Rouge (Louisiana)
  • Bismarck (North Dakota)
  • Boise (Idaho)
  • Boston (Massachusetts)
  • Carson City (Nevada)
  • Charleston (West Virginia)
  • Cheyenne (Wyoming)
  • Columbia (South Carolina)
  • Columbus (Ohio)
  • Concord (New Hampshire)
  • Denver (Colorado)
  • Des Moines (Iowa)
  • Dover (Delaware)
  • Frankfort (Kentucky)
  • Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)
  • Hartford (Connecticut)
  • Helena (Montana)
  • Honolulu (Hawaii)
  • Indianapolis (Indiana)
  • Jackson (Mississippi)
  • Jefferson City (Missouri)
  • Juneau (Alaska)
  • Lansing (Michigan)
  • Lincoln (Nebraska)
  • Little Rock (Arkansas)
  • Madison (Wisconsin)
  • Montgomery (Alabama)
  • Montpelier (Vermont)
  • Nashville (Tennessee)
  • Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)
  • Olympia (Washington)
  • Phoenix (Arizona)
  • Pierre (South Dakota)
  • Providence (Rhode Island)
  • Raleigh (North Carolina)
  • Richmond (Virginia)
  • Sacramento (California)
  • Salem (Oregon)
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)
  • Santa Fe (New Mexico)
  • Springfield (Illinois)
  • St. Paul (Minnesota)
  • Tallahassee (Florida)
  • Topeka (Kansas)
  • Trenton (New Jersey)

Largest Cities in Alphabetical Order

The following list of the largest cities in each state is sorted alphabetically.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Billings, Montana
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Boston, Massachusetts[
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Burlington, Vermont
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Charleston, West Virginia
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Fargo, North Dakota
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Houston, Texas
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New York City, New York
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Portland, Maine
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Wilmington, Delaware

 

US Territories in Alphabetical Order

The US also owns a number of territories around the world located in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Here are the US territories in alphabetical order:

  • American Samoa
  • Baker Island
  • Guam
  • Howland Island
  • Jarvis Island
  • Johnston Atoll
  • Kingman Reef
  • Midway Atoll
  • Navassa Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palmyra Atoll
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Wake Island

Resources for Teachers

Fill-in-the-Blank State Worksheets

2
See on Teachers Pay Teachers

FAQs

Is Washington, D.C. Considered a State?

No, currently Washington, D.C. is not considered a state so we did not include it in the list of 50 states above.

What Is the Most Populous State?

California is the most populous state with an estimated 39.6MM people followed by Texas with an estimated 29.7MM people.

The top 5 most populous states according to World Population Review are:

  1. California (Population: 39,613,493)
  2. Texas (Population: 29,730,311)
  3. Florida (Population: 21,944,577)
  4. New York (Population: 19,299,981)
  5. Pennsylvania (Population: 12,804,123)

Is There a Song to Remember the States in Order?

Yes, there are several songs to help you remember the states in order, but our favorite is the Schoolhouse Rock version:

The License Plate Car Game

A fun game to play in the car involves keeping a lookout for license plates from each state. The easiest way to play this game is that everyone looks for license plates on cars and earns a point when they see a license plate from another state than the one they are in. Each state can only be counted once. Depending on how competitive the players are, some people prefer to award points only to the first player to see a particular license plate. The game ends at a predetermined time (end of the car ride, a set timeframe, or a break) and the player with the most points wins.

Conclusion

Hopefully, these lists are useful to you. Whether you need them for a class, project, or game, we are happy to share the lists of 50 US states with you.


This post was proofread by Grammarly. Try it - it's FREE!

Capitalize My Title is a dynamic title capitalization tool used to make sure your titles or headlines use proper capitalization rules according to various style guides include APA, AP, MLA, and Chicago. It also counts your words and checks for grammar issues.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here