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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.

StateRank
(total
area)
Land1
area
Water
area
Total
area
Alabama 3050,6441,77652,420
Alaska 1570,66594,343664,988
Arizona 6113,595396113,990
Arkansas 2952,0301,14953,178
California 3155,7667,928163,694
Colorado 8103,641454104,094
Connecticut 484,8407035,544
Delaware 491,9495392,489
Dist. of
Columbia
61768
Florida 2253,60312,15465,758
Georgia 2457,5011,92459,425
Hawaii 436,4284,49910,926
Idaho 1482,64392683,568
Illinois 2555,5182,39857,916
Indiana 3835,82359436,417
Iowa 2655,85841556,273
Kansas 1581,76251682,278
Kentucky 3739,49291940,411
Louisiana 3143,1998,78951,988
Maine 3930,8414,54335,384
Maryland 429,7052,70012,406
Massachusetts 447,8012,75410,554
Michigan 1156,52840,18596,713
Minnesota 1279,6077,32886,935
Mississippi 3246,9201,51248,432
Missouri 2168,71698769,702
Montana 4145,5411,498147,039
Nebraska 1676,82552477,349
Nevada 7109,780792110,572
New
Hampshire
468,9523969,348
New Jersey 477,354/td >1,3698,723
New Mexico 5121,297293121,590
New York 2747,1267,42954,555
North Carolina 2848,6195,20053,819
North Dakota 1969,0011,69770,698
Ohio 3440,8583,96744,825
Oklahoma 2068,6031,29669,899
Oregon 995,9852,39498,379
Pennsylvania 3344,7391,31646,055
Rhode Island 501,0345111,545
South Carolina 4030,0701,95132,021
South Dakota 1775,8111,30577,116
Tennessee 3641,23591042,144
Texas 2261,2267,371268,597
Utah 1382,1912,70684,897
Vermont 459,2174009,616
Virginia 3539,4933,28242,775
Washington 1866,4494,84971,298
West Virginia 4124,03819224,230
Wisconsin 2354,15411,34265,496
Wyoming 1097,08872497,812
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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