Arizona is in the western region of the U.S. It is the sixth-largest and the fourteenth-most populous. The largest city, Phoenix, is also the capital. Sharing borders with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, it is designated the Four Corners region. It is the 48th state. Arizona is home to a diverse population of about 7,151,500 people.
California is in the Western United States. It shares borders with Nevada, Arizona, the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, and Baja California. There are more than 39,500,000 people in about 163,696 square miles, making it the third-largest state. The state capital is Sacramento, and Los Angeles is the most populous city.
Colorado is in the Mountain West subregion of the U.S. It spans 104,094 square miles, of which 376 square miles are water, and shares borders with Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah, and touches Arizona at the Four Corners. It is the 21st most populous, with about 5,773,700 residents. Denver is the capital and most populous city.
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the U.S. It shares borders with Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and the Long Island Sound. Though Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, it is the 29th most populous with about 3,565,200 residents and the fourth-most densely populated.
Florida is in the Southeastern region of the U.S. It shares borders with the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida and Cuba. Covering 65,758 square miles, it has more than 21,000,000 residents, making it is the third-most populous state. The capital is Tallahassee, and the most populous city is Jacksonville.
Georgia is in the Southeastern region of the U.S. and shares borders with Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean, Florida, and Alabama. It is the 24th-largest and eighth-most populous, with about 10,711,900 residents. Atlanta is the state capital and largest city. More than 6,000,000 people make it the ninth most populous metro area in the U.S.
Hawaii is the Pacific Ocean and the Western U.S. It is about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland and the only state outside North America. It is one of a small few U.S. states once an independent nation. The state spans about 1,500 miles, and its ocean coastline is the fourth-longest in the U.S. There are approximately 1,455,200 residents.
Illinois is in the Midwestern region of the U.S. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of Illinois’ boundaries. The state’s capital city is Springfield, but the largest concentration of population is in its northeast. Chicago is the largest city and the largest metro area. There are about 12,812,500 people living in 57,915 square miles.
Indiana is a state in the Midwest region of the U.S. It is 38th-largest by area and the 17th-most populous. Indiana is the capital and largest city. Lake Michigan, Michigan, Ohio, the Ohio River, Kentucky, the Wabash River, and Illinois share borders. Indiana has about 6,785,528 residents.
Louisiana in the South Central region of the U.S. It shares borders with Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico. Baton Rouge is the capital city and New Orleans is the largest. It has about 4,661,400 residents in 52,069.13 square miles, a large part of which is demarcated by the Mississippi River.
Maryland is in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. It shares borders with Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Atlantic Ocean. It covers about 12,400 square miles and is home to approximately 6,185,200 residents. Annapolis is the capital, and Baltimore is the largest city.
Massachusetts is in the New England region of the U.S. It shares borders with the Atlantic Ocean, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Boston is the capital and the most populous city, with about 7,033,469 residents. It is the seventh-smallest state spanning only 10,555 square miles, 25.7% of which is water.
Michigan is in the Great Lakes region of the upper Midwestern U.S. It has a population of nearly 10.1 million and spans nearly 97,000 square miles, It is the tenth-largest state by population, with the most residents in the Detroit Metro area.
Nevada is in the Western region of the United States. It shares borders with Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, and Utah. With just 3,104,614 residents, it is the 19th-least populous and ninth-least densely populated state. Three of the states’ four largest cities are in Clark County, which is home to nearly three-quarters of the residents.
New Jersey is in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the U.S. It shares borders with New York, the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware River, Pennsylvania, Delaware Bay, and Delaware. It spans 7,354 square miles, making it the fifth-smallest state, but it has about 9,300,000 residents, making it the 11th-most populous and most densely populated. The state capital is Trenton.
New York is in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the U.S. It spans more than 54,500 square miles, making it the 27th largest state. More than 20 million people live in New York, making it the fourth-most populous state. It shares borders with New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont and a maritime border with Rhode Island.
North Carolina, the 28th largest state in the U.S., is in the Southeastern region. Virginia, the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee share borders with this state. Its state capital is Raleigh and the largest city is Charlotte. The elevation falls from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont and Atlantic coastal plain. About 10,453,948 people live here.
Ohio is a state in the midwest U.S. with several large metropolitan areas including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, and Toledo. However, the capital is Columbus. Though it’s only the 34th largest state by area, covering 44,825 square miles, its 11,799,448 residents make it the 7th most populous state. It borders Lake Erie, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Oklahoma is a state in the United States' plains region. Known for its distinctive panhandle and the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical which bears its name, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico share its borders. Oklahoma covers 69,898 square feet of land and is home to about 3,963,516 residents.
Oregon is in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The Columbia River, Snake River, and 42° north parallel delineates the state’s borders. With a population of more than 4,000,000 people, it is the ninth-largest and 27th-most populous. Its capital, Salem, is second-most populous. The Portland metro area includes the city of Vancouver, Washington.
Pennsylvania is in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Appalachian regions of the U.S. It shares borders with Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Lake Erie, Ontario (Canada), New York, and New Jersey. It is the 33rd-largest state by area, the fifth-most populous state (about 13,011,844 residents), and the ninth-most densely populated. Its capital city is Harrisburg.
Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union, is in the New England region. With 1,098,163 residents, it is the seventh-least populous but the second-most densely populated. It has land borders with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the Atlantic Ocean and a short New York maritime border. The state capital is Providence.
South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands. Coastal Charleston is a historic city, defined by pastel-colored houses, Old South plantations and Fort Sumter, where the Civil War’s opening shots were fired.
Tennessee is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. It shares borders with Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city. The state covers about 42,143 square miles, of which 2.2% is water. There are about 6,916,800 residents.
Texas is in the south-central region of the U.S. By total area; it is the second largest with 268,596 square miles of land (Alaska is the largest). It has the second-largest economy after California and a population of about 29,000,000 people. There are several metro areas, including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, El Paso, and Austin, the state capital.
Utah is in the Mountain West region of the U.S. Landlocked, and a part of the famous Four Corners, Utah also borders Nevada to the west and Idaho and Wyoming to the north. Its capital (and largest city) is Salt Lake City. There are about 3,271,616 residents inhabiting 84,889 square miles of land, 3.25% of which is water.
Virginia is in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the U.S., situated between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. There are more than 8.65 million people, with over one-third living in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Richmond is the capital city, yet Virginia Beach is the most populous. It spans 42,774.2 square miles, including about 3,180 square miles of water.
Washington is in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. It shares borders with the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, Idaho, and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Its state capital is Olympia, and its largest city, Seattle. At 71,362 square miles, it is the 18th-largest state, and 7.7 million residents make it the 13th-most populous state.
Washington, D.C., is in the eastern region of the U.S. on the east bank of the Potomac River. It is the capital city of the U.S. and shares borders with Virginia and Maryland. With approximately 6.3 million residents, the metro area is the country’s sixth-largest and includes parts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Wisconsin is a state in the upper midwestern region of the U.S. With 5,822,434 residents; it is the 23rd-largest state by total area and the 20th-most populous. It shares borders with Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Lake Michigan, Michigan, and Lake Superior. Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Kenosha sit on the shores of Lake Michigan.