Latest State Abbreviations of 50 States in USA

State abbreviations are much needed when you are filling up any form or writing any detailed address information. Abbreviations are the short form of the US state names which is standardized by the Postal Service of the United States of America. Though we know the abbreviations of common and popular states, for others we need to look for the list.

Postal abbreviations of the United States have gone through 5 stage changes. State abbreviations are introduced in 1831 for the first time and the latest change took place in 1963 which is currently being used everywhere.

Postal State Abbreviations of USA

US StateAbbreviation
AlabamaAL
AlaskaAK
ArizonaAZ
ArkansasAR
CaliforniaCA
ColoradoCO
ConnecticutCT
DelawareDE
FloridaFL
GeorgiaGA
HawaiiHI
IdahoID
IllinoisIL
IndianaIN
IowaIA
KansasKS
KentuckyKY
LouisianaLA
MaineME
MarylandMD
MassachusettsMA
MichiganMI
MinnesotaMN
MississippiMS
MissouriMO
MontanaMT
NebraskaNE
NevadaNV
New HampshireNH
New JerseyNJ
New MexicoNM
New YorkNY
North CarolinaNC
North DakotaND
OhioOH
OklahomaOK
OregonOR
PennsylvaniaPA
Rhode IslandRI
South CarolinaSC
South DakotaSD
TennesseeTN
TexasTX
UtahUT
VermontVT
VirginiaVA
WashingtonWA
West VirginiaWV
WisconsinWI
WyomingWY

Apart from the main 50 states of the USA, there are few commonwealth and territories which also own abbreviations that formed with the same method as the main states. Abbreviations of these territories are given below:

US TerritoryAbbreviation
American SamoaAS
District of ColumbiaDC
Federated States of MicronesiaFM
GuamGU
Marshall IslandsMH
Northern Mariana IslandsMP
PalauPW
Puerto RicoPR
Virgin IslandsVI

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