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Land and Water Area of States, 2008

(in square miles)

These 2008 figures show that there have been increases in total water area and decreases in land area in almost every state.

State Rank
(total
area)
Land1
area
Water
area
Total
area
Alabama 30 50,6441,77652,420
Alaska 1 570,66594,343664,988
Arizona 6 113,595396113,990
Arkansas 29 52,0301,14953,178
California 3 155,7667,928163,694
Colorado 8 103,641454104,094
Connecticut 48 4,8407035,544
Delaware 49 1,9495392,489
Dist. of
 Columbia
61768
Florida 22 53,60312,15465,758
Georgia 24 57,5011,92459,425
Hawaii 43 6,4284,49910,926
Idaho 14 82,64392683,568
Illinois 25 55,5182,39857,916
Indiana 38 35,82359436,417
Iowa 26 55,85841556,273
Kansas 15 81,76251682,278
Kentucky 37 39,49291940,411
Louisiana 31 43,1998,78951,988
Maine 39 30,8414,54335,384
Maryland 42 9,7052,70012,406
Massachusetts 44 7,8012,75410,554
Michigan 11 56,52840,18596,713
Minnesota 12 79,6077,32886,935
Mississippi 32 46,9201,51248,432
Missouri 21 68,71698769,702
Montana 4 145,5411,498147,039
Nebraska 16 76,82552477,349
Nevada 7 109,780792110,572
New
 Hampshire
46 8,9523969,348
New Jersey 47 7,354/td >1,3698,723
New Mexico 5 121,297293121,590
New York 27 47,1267,42954,555
North Carolina 28 48,6195,20053,819
North Dakota 19 69,0011,69770,698
Ohio 34 40,8583,96744,825
Oklahoma 20 68,6031,29669,899
Oregon 9 95,9852,39498,379
Pennsylvania 33 44,7391,31646,055
Rhode Island 50 1,0345111,545
South Carolina 40 30,0701,95132,021
South Dakota 17 75,8111,30577,116
Tennessee 36 41,23591042,144
Texas 2 261,2267,371268,597
Utah 13 82,1912,70684,897
Vermont 45 9,2174009,616
Virginia 35 39,4933,28242,775
Washington 18 66,4494,84971,298
West Virginia 41 24,03819224,230
Wisconsin 23 54,15411,34265,496
Wyoming 10 97,08872497,812
U.S. total 3,531,822264,1293,795,951

1. Dry land and land temporarily or partially covered by water, such as marshland, swamps, etc.; streams and canals under one-eighth statute mile wide; and lakes, reservoirs, and ponds under 40 acres.

Source: 2011 U.S. Census Bureau

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