List of State Abbreviations

As you know, there are 50 states in the United States of America. Many times the state abbreviations are simply the first and last letter of that state such as California – CA or Maryland – MD, these are fairly easy to remember.

Other times the 2 letters that make up the state abbreviation such as Michigan – MI, Mississippi – MS don’t work this way making it hard to remember the state abbreviation for all of the states.

If the state is 2 words like North Dakota, West Virginia, Rhode Island, or New Hampshire, it’s always the first letter of each word.

One thing they always have in common is the first letter is the first letter of the state. As I mentioned, with the one word states, the second letter is not always the last as you can see from the list of state abbreviations below.

Use this handy list of U.S. state abbreviations to quickly find the abbreviation for all 50 states!

U. S. state abbreviations in alphabetical order

  1. AL – Alabama
  2. AK – Alaska
  3. AZ – Arizona
  4. AR – Arizona
  5. CA – California
  6. CO – Colorado
  7. CT – Connecticut
  8. DE – Delaware
  9. FL – Florida
  10. GA – Georgia
  11. HI – Hawaii
  12. ID – Idaho
  13. IL – Illinois
  14. IN – Indiana
  15. IA – Iowa
  16. KS – Kansas
  17. KY – Kentucky
  18. LA – Louisiana
  19. ME – Maine
  20. MD – Maryland
  21. MA – Massachusetts
  22. MI – Michigan
  23. MN – Minnesota
  24. MS – Mississippi
  25. MO – Missouri
  26. MT – Montana
  27. NE – Nebraska
  28. NV – Nevada
  29. NH – New Hampshire
  30. NJ – New Jersey
  31. NM – New Mexico
  32. NY – New York
  33. NC – North Carolina
  34. ND – North Dakota
  35. OH – Ohio
  36. OK – Oklahoma
  37. OR – Oregon
  38. PA – Pennsylvania
  39. RI – Rhode Island
  40. SC – South Carolina
  41. SD – South Dakota
  42. TN – Tennessee
  43. TX – Texas
  44. UT – Utah
  45. VT – Vermont
  46. VA – Virginia
  47. WA – Washington
  48. WV – West Virginia
  49. WI – Wisconsin
  50. WY – Wyoming