What Are The Abbreviations For The 50 States?

United States postal abbreviations for states and territories.

Also included is a fact for each state. You can click on the abbreviation to explore facts and trivia about the state.

Also read:

List Of 50 U.S. States And Their Capitals

List Of U.S. States And Number of Counties In Each

SerialStatePostal abbreviation
1.Delaware
(In 1610, Delaware was named after the first governor of Virginia, Sir Thomas West, Lord De La Warr.)
DE
2.Pennsylvania
(The first computer in the world–The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer–was invented at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946.)
PA
3.New Jersey
(The world’s first dinosaur statue was discovered in Haddonfield, New Jersey in October 1858. It was the first complete dinosaur skeleton to be found and the first to be publicly displayed as well.)
NJ
4.Georgia
(Georgia has more soil types than any other state.)
GA
5.Connecticut
(Lollipops were invented by George Smith of New Haven, Connecticut in 1908. He had this idea of putting candy on a stick so that it is easier to consume. Lollipops were originally soft rather than hard.)
CT
6.Massachusetts
(Did you know that the first post office in America opened in Boston in 1639?)
MA
7.Maryland
(MD has the narrowest width of any U.S. state – less than 2 miles in the Hancock area.)
MD
8.South CarolinaSC
9.New Hampshire
(The first potato grown in the United States was planted in New Hampshire in 1719.)
NH
10.Virginia
(In the Civil War, more battles were fought on Virginia soil than in any other state.)
VA
11.New York
(New York is the only state that borders both the Atlantic and the Great Lakes.)
NY
12.North Carolina
(Pepsi was invented here)
NC
13.Rhode IslandRI
14.VermontVT
15.Kentucky
(A lot of states have cities named Washington in honor of the first president of the United States, but Washington, Kentucky was the first.)
KT
16.Tennessee
(Elvis Presley’s (the “King of Rock and Roll”) house, Graceland, Tennessee is the second most visited house museum in the U.S. after the White House.)
TN
17.Ohio
(Seven U.S. Presidents were born in Ohio.)
OH
18.Louisiana
(The Conrad Rice Mill located in New Iberia, Louisiana, is the oldest independently owned rice mill in the United States still in operation.)
LA
19.Indiana
(Wabash, Indiana, is the world’s first electrically lighted city.)
IN
20.Mississippi
(Mississippi is the poorest state in the U.S. The state has the lowest average income among the 50 U.S. states. However, the state has some of the nicest and most generous people in the country.)
MS
21.Illinois
(The tallest man in the world was born in Alton, Illinois, on 22 February 1918.)
IL
22.Alabama
(Mary Anderson, born in Greene County, Alabama, is credited with the invention of windshield wipers.)
AL
23.Maine
(About 90% of Maine is forested, the highest percentage of any state.)
ME
24.Missouri
(Ice cream cones made from waffles were first invented in Missouri in the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.)
MO
25.Arkansas
(Did you know that the first WalMart was opened in 1962 by Sam Walton in Rogers, Arkansas?)
AR
26.Michigan
(Michigan and Oregon are the only two states in the U.S. that offer 10 cents back for recycling a can.)
MI
27.Florida
(There is no personal income tax in Florida.)
FL
28.Texas
(The Chilean flag looks very similar to the Texas flag.)
TX
29.Iowa
(Iowa is the only state name that starts with two vowels! You can hardly pronounce it on your first trial.)
IA
30.Wisconsin
(Produced the first-ever Ice Cream Sundae.)
WI
31.California
(California’s Death Valley is North America’s hottest desert and driest place. It is the lowest point in the western hemisphere.)
CA
32.Minnesota
(It is also the only state with the source of three main rivers – the Mississippi, the St. Lawrence and the Red River of the North.)
MN
33.Oregon
(The famous Nike logo was designed by Carolyn Davidson (in 1971), a student at Portland State University.)
OR
34.Kansas
(Amelia Earhart from Kansas was the first woman to be granted a pilot’s license and the first woman to fly over the Atlantic Ocean solo.)
KS
35.West VirginiaWV
36.Nevada
(The name of the state, Nevada, is an old Spanish word meaning “snow-covered.”)
NV
37.Nebraska
(Nebraska is the only triply land-locked U.S. state.)
NE
38.Colorado
(It is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1000 meters’ elevation. Thus, it is also the nation’s highest state.)
CO
39.North Dakota
(The only National Park named after a U.S. president is the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Actually, the National Park is dedicated on a piece of land once owned by the former president.)
ND
40.South DakotaSD
41.Montana
(Montana has two popular nicknames. It is called the “Big Sky Country” and it is also called “The Treasure State”.)
MT
42.WashingtonWA
43.Idaho
(This region is home to the highest navigable river in the world. The river is called St. Joe River, and it flows from an elevation of nearly 7,000 feet.)
ID
44.Wyoming
(The first female governor in American history was elected in Wyoming.)
WY
45.Utah
(Utah is home to the largest independent film festival in the country, the Sundance Film Festival.)
UT
46.Oklahoma
(Shopping carts were first invented and used in Oklahoma before they were used anywhere else in the world.)
OK
47.New Mexico
(The state ranks first in alcohol-related deaths.)
NM
48.Arizona
(Phoenix, Arizona is the hottest city in the U.S.)
AZ
49.Alaska
(Alaska is home to the largest remaining population of gray wolves in the United States.)
AK
50.Hawaii
(Hawaii is the only state with an official native/second language, Hawaiian.)
HI
US Commonwealth and TerritoriesPostal Abbreviation
1.American SamoaAS
2.District of ColumbiaDC
3.Federated States of MicronesiaFM
4.GuamGU
5.Marshall IslandsMH
6.Northern Mariana IslandsMP
7.PalauPW
8.Puerto RicoPR
9.Virgin IslandsVI