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)!

StateAbbreviationPostal Code
Alabama Ala.AL
Alaska AlaskaAK
American Samoa AS
Arizona Ariz.AZ
Arkansas Ark.AR
California Calif.CA
Colorado Colo.CO
Connecticut Conn.CT
Delaware Del.DE
Dist. of ColumbiaD.C.DC
Florida Fla.FL
Georgia Ga.GA
Guam GuamGU
Hawaii HawaiiHI
Idaho IdahoID
Illinois Ill.IL
Indiana Ind.IN
Iowa IowaIA
Kansas Kans.KS
Kentucky Ky.KY
Louisiana La.LA
Maine MaineME
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 OhioOH
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 UtahUT
Vermont Vt.VT
Virginia Va.VA
Virgin IslandsV.I.VI
Washington Wash.WA
West Virginia W.Va.WV
Wisconsin Wis.WI
Wyoming Wyo.WY