Alphabetical List of US States

alphabetical list of states

When searching for an alphabetical list of all 50 states of the United States, these lists are often displayed in a way that makes it difficult to copy for your own use. Many times they’re displayed in two to four columns so when it’s copied, the states aren’t in alphabetical order when pasted into a new document. For that reason, we have creates a list of all 50 states in alphabetical order in a single column so it can be used by others who need it for school, business or some other project.

Alphabetical List of All 50 States

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

There may also be times when you need an alphabetical list of states, but with them numbered. This allows you to easily see what number each stated is within the 50 states. This can be more helpful for certain projects compared to a list with no numbers. You can find the numbered list below.

Alphabetical List of All 50 States Numbered

1. Alabama
2. Alaska
3. Arizona
4. Arkansas
5. California
6. Colorado
7. Connecticut
8. Delaware
9. Florida
10. Georgia
11. Hawaii
12. Idaho
13. Illinois
14. Indiana
15. Iowa
16. Kansas
17. Kentucky
18. Louisiana
19. Maine
20. Maryland
21. Massachusetts
22. Michigan
23. Minnesota
24. Mississippi
25. Missouri
26. Montana
27. Nebraska
28. Nevada
29. New Hampshire
30. New Jersey
31. New Mexico
32. New York
33. North Carolina
34. North Dakota
35. Ohio
36. Oklahoma
37. Oregon
38. Pennsylvania
39. Rhode Island
40. South Carolina
41. South Dakota
42. Tennessee
43. Texas
44. Utah
45. Vermont
46. Virginia
47. Washington
48. West Virginia
49. Wisconsin
50. Wyoming

While these are the two most common alphabetical list of states people need, you may need one presented in a different way. Fortunately, the Alphabetical Order Tool will allow you to manipulate this 50 state list in a number of different ways, and it should allow you make it exactly like you desire. Simply copy the list and then paste it into the text area of the alphabetize tool. Once done, you can add any custom text needed to the list.

Another advantage of the alphabetize tool is that inputting the 50 state list will make it printable. Having a printable alphabetized list of states can be useful for a number of projects and is something people are often seeking when they are searching for these lists.

For teachers who need a list to use for giving tests, the following may be of use:

1. Alab
2. Alas
3. Ari
4. Ark
5. Ca
6. Col
7. Con
8. D
9. F
10. G
11. H
12. Id
13. Il
14. In
15. Io
16. Ka
17. Ke
18. L
19. Mai
20. Mar
21. Mas
22. Mic
23. Min
24. Missi
25. Misso
26. M
27. Neb
28. Nev
29. New H
30. New J
31. New M
32. New Y
33. North C
34. North D
35. Oh
36. Ok
37. Or
38. P
39. R
40. South C
41. South D
42. Ten
43. Tex
44. U
45. Ve
46. Vi
47. Wa
48. We
49. Wi
50. Wy

Again, teachers can use the Alphabetize Tool to manipulate the list to fit their exact needs, then print it out for their classes.

If you’re looking for an alphabetized list of the 50 states that isn’t listed above, but you feel a lot of others would benefit from having access to, please leave a comment and we can add it to this article.

15 comments

  1. This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for putting together a simple and clean list of all the states in the US. So many of these have extra stuff in them so that it’s impossible to use them for myself. I just wanted an easy list to copy and that’s exactly what you have provided here. This will make my school project one hundred times easier. Thank you.

  2. Why are the lists of US states always in alphabetic order and not in order from west to east? I’m trying to learn all the states and I need to know them from west to east, not in alphabetical order. That type of list would be much more helpful than this one!

    1. Because most people start with the states closest to them and then learn from there. No two lists would be the same. Listing the states in alphabetical order is the easiest way for everyone to be on the same page.

    2. I agree that it would be helpful if they were in a kind of order as to their location because it’s not the names I struggle with, but their location. It just depedns on what you are using the list for.

  3. What about Washington DC? Shouldn’t that be included on the list? I know it isn’t a state per say, but it’s part of the mainland USA, so it will be on maps. I think you should have included Washington DC as part of the alphabetical state list.

  4. This is so helpful. Thank you for posting it. It sure will be handy for my kids who will need to know these states next year at school. Now I can easily print out a list for them to help them study!

  5. Great, I needed this. I’m so happy someone posted this. It will definitely save a lot of time and effort. There really is no reason that all states shouldn’t be listed in alphabetical order to make it easier on students who need to list them.

  6. You should include the alphabetical order of the states abbreviations in your list. This would be helpful because a lot of times teachers just give us the abbreviations of each state and not the full name of the state. If you could do this I would like that because it would make my life much easier.

  7. Does anyone have an alphabetical list of all the countries in the world? This list if the states is helpful, but I also need a list of countries around the world.

  8. Do you have an alphabetical list of the capital cities of each state? That would also be useful to have for students like me. You should think about adding it to this list.

  9. This is perfect for students in the fourth and fifth grades because that’s when they study states and state capitals. If you’re a parent with a student in one of these grades, this list can help you help them study. That’s what I’ve been using it for.

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