US state codes

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Several sets of codes and abbreviations are used to represent the political divisions of the United States of America for postal addresses, data processing, general abbreviations, and other purposes.

Table

This table includes abbreviations for three independent countries related to the United States through Compacts of Free Association, and other comparable postal abbreviations.

Name and status of region ANSI
 
United States of America Federal state US 00
Alabama
State AL 01
Alaska
State AK 02
Arizona
State AZ 04
Arkansas
State AR 05
California
State CA 06
Colorado
State CO 08
Connecticut
State CT 09
Delaware
State DE 10
District of Columbia
Federal district DC 11
Florida
State FL 12
Georgia (U.S. state)
State GA 13
Hawaii
State HI 15
Idaho
State ID 16
Illinois
State IL 17
Indiana
State IN 18
Iowa
State IA 19
Kansas
State KS 20
Kentucky
State KY 21
Louisiana
State LA 22
Maine
State ME 23
Maryland
State MD 24
Massachusetts
State MA 25
Michigan
State MI 26
Minnesota
State MN 27
Mississippi
State MS 28
Missouri
State MO 29
Montana
State MT 30
Nebraska
State NE 31
Nevada
State NV 32
New Hampshire
State NH 33
New Jersey
State NJ 34
New Mexico
State NM 35
New York
State NY 36
North Carolina
State NC 37
North Dakota
State ND 38
Ohio
State OH 39
Oklahoma
State OK 40
Oregon
State OR 41
Pennsylvania
State PA 42
Rhode Island
State RI 44
South Carolina
State SC 45
South Dakota
State SD 46
Tennessee
State TN 47
Texas
State TX 48
Utah
State UT 49
Vermont
State VT 50
Virginia
State VA 51
Washington
State WA 53
West Virginia
State WV 54
Wisconsin
State WI 55
Wyoming
State WY 56
American Samoa Insular area (Territory) AS 60
Guam Insular area (Territory) GU 66
Northern Mariana Islands Insular area (Commonwealth) MP 69
Puerto Rico Insular area (Commonwealth) PR 72
U.S. Virgin Islands Insular area (Territory) VI 78
U.S. Minor Outlying Islands Insular areas UM 74
   Baker Island Island 81
   Howland Island Island 84
   Jarvis Island Island 86
   Johnston Atoll Atoll 67
   Kingman Reef Atoll 89
   Midway Islands Atoll 71
   Navassa Island Island 76
   Palmyra Atoll Atoll 95
   Wake Island Atoll 79
Marshall Islands Freely associated state MH 68
Micronesia Freely associated state FM 64
Palau Freely associated state PW 70

The two-letter postal abbreviation system is complicated by the fact that several state names begin with the same letter (e.g., eight state names begin with M and eight begin with N, four "New" and two "North"). To avoid duplications, some abbreviations are not intuitive.

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