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State Abbreviations and State Postal Codes

Learn the abbreviations used for the U.S. states, both as postal codes and general abbreviations. This table is a handy tool for students, business people, and letter-writers alike. Hang it next to your desk, and you'll never again confuse the postal code AL for Alaska (it's Alabama)!

State Abbreviation Postal Code
Alabama Ala. AL
Alaska Alaska AK
American Samoa   AS
Arizona Ariz. AZ
Arkansas Ark. AR
California Calif. CA
Colorado Colo. CO
Connecticut Conn. CT
Delaware Del. DE
Dist. of Columbia D.C. DC
Florida Fla. FL
Georgia Ga. GA
Guam Guam GU
Hawaii Hawaii HI
Idaho Idaho ID
Illinois Ill. IL
Indiana Ind. IN
Iowa Iowa IA
Kansas Kans. KS
Kentucky Ky. KY
Louisiana La. LA
Maine Maine ME
Maryland Md. MD
Marshall Islands   MH
Massachusetts Mass. MA
Michigan Mich. MI
Micronesia   FM
Minnesota Minn. MN
Mississippi Miss. MS
Missouri Mo. MO
Montana Mont. MT
Nebraska Nebr. NE
Nevada Nev. NV
New Hampshire N.H. NH
New Jersey N.J. NJ
New Mexico N.M. NM
New York N.Y. NY
North Carolina N.C. NC
North Dakota N.D. ND
Northern Marianas   MP
Ohio Ohio OH
Oklahoma Okla. OK
Oregon Ore. OR
Palau   PW
Pennsylvania Pa. PA
Puerto Rico P.R. PR
Rhode Island R.I. RI
South Carolina S.C. SC
South Dakota S.D. SD
Tennessee Tenn. TN
Texas Tex. TX
Utah Utah UT
Vermont Vt. VT
Virginia Va. VA
Virgin Islands V.I. VI
Washington Wash. WA
West Virginia W.Va. WV
Wisconsin Wis. WI
Wyoming Wyo. WY

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