United States Map With States and Their Abbreviations

United States Map With States and Their Abbreviations

The United States Postal Service (USPS) standardizes state abbreviations. 

All two-letter state postal abbreviations are capitalized without periods. 

No State USPS Abbreviation State Capital Traditional Abbreviation
1 Alabama  AL Montgomery  Ala.
2 Alaska AK Juneau Alaska
3 Arizona AZ Phoenix Ariz.
4 Arkansas AR Little Rock Ark.
5 California  CA Sacramento Calif.
6 Colorado CO Denver Colo.
7 Connecticut  CT Hartford Conn.
8 Delaware DE Dover Del.
9 Florida FL Tallahassee  Fla.
10 Georgia GA Atlanta  Ga.
11 Hawaii HI Honolulu  Hawaii
12 Idaho ID Boise  Idaho
13 Illinois IL Springfield  III.
14 Indiana IN Indianapolis  Ind.
15 Iowa IA Des Moines  Iowa
16 Kansas KS Topeka Kans.
17 Kentucky KY Frankfort  Ky.
18 Louisiana LA Baton Rouge La.
19 Maine ME Augusta Maine
20 Maryland  MD Anapolis Md.
21 Massachusetts  MA Boston Mass.
22 Michigan  MI Lansing Mich.
23 Minnesota  MN Saint Paul Minn.
24 Mississippi  MS Jackson Miss.
25 Missouri MO Jefferson City Mo.
26 Montana MT Helena Mont.
27 Nebraska NE Lincoln Neb./Nebr.
28 Nevada NV Carson City  Nev.
29 New Hampshire  NH Concord N.H.
30 New Jersey NJ Trenton  N.J.
31 New Mexico  NM Santa Fe N.Mex.
32 New York NY Albany N.Y.
33 North Carolina  NC Raleigh  N.C.
34 North Dakota ND Bismarck  N.Dak
35 Ohio OH Columbus  Ohio
36 Oklahoma OK Oklahoma City Okla.
37 Oregon OR Salem Ore./Oreg.
38 Pennsylvania  PA Harrisburg  Pa.
39 Rhode Island  RI Providence  R.I.
40 South Carolina  SC Columbia S.C.
41 South Dakota SD Pierre S.Dak.
42 Tennessee  TN Nashville  tenn.
43 Texas TX Austin Tex./Texas
44 Utah UT Salt Lake City  Utah
45 Vermont VT Montpelier  Vt.
46 Virginia VA Richmond Va.
47 Washington WA Olympia Wash.
48 West Virginia WV Charleston  W.Va.
49 Wisconsin WI Madison Wis./Wisc.
50 Wyoming WY Cheyenne Wyo.

Outside of the union’s 50 states, the United States has several territories.

Although these territories are not official states, they use the same formula of two capital letters for their official abbreviations.

No Territory Name USPS Abbreviation Traditional Abbreviation
1 American Samao AS Amer. Samao
2 District of Columbia DC D.C.
3 Guam GU Guam
4 Northern Mariana Islands MP M.P.
5 Puerto Rico PR P.R.
6 Virgin Islands VI V.I.

 

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