FACTOID # 1: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
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Geography Statistics > Percentage of area water (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: Percentage of total area which is water.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     Michigan: 41.27% 
# 2     Hawaii: 41.24% 
# 3     Rhode Island: 32.37% 
# 4     Massachusetts: 25.72% 
# 5     Delaware: 21.52% 
# 6     Maryland: 21.22% 
# 7     Florida: 17.99% 
# 8     Wisconsin: 17.08% 
# 9     New Jersey: 14.95% 
# 10     Alaska: 13.77% 
# 11     New York: 13.46% 
# 12     Maine: 12.78% 
# 13     Connecticut: 12.6% 
# 14     North Carolina: 9.49% 
# 15     Ohio: 8.65% 
# 16     Minnesota: 8.43% 
# 17     Virginia: 7.43% 
# 18     Washington: 6.67% 
# 19     Louisiana: 6% 
# 20     South Carolina: 5.97% 
# 21     California: 4.73% 
# 22     New Hampshire: 4.08% 
# 23     Illinois: 4.02% 
# 24     Vermont: 3.79% 
# 25     Utah: 3.25% 
# 26     Alabama: 3.2% 
# 27     Mississippi: 3.15% 
# 28     Pennsylvania: 2.69% 
# 29     Georgia: 2.56% 
# 30     Texas: 2.53% 
# 31     North Dakota: 2.44% 
# 32     Oregon: 2.42% 
# 33     Tennessee: 2.2% 
# 34     Arkansas: 2.09% 
# 35     Oklahoma: 1.76% 
# 36     Kentucky: 1.68% 
# 37     South Dakota: 1.6% 
# 38     Indiana: 1.51% 
# 39     Missouri: 1.17% 
# 40     Montana: 1.01% 
# 41     Idaho: 0.98% 
# 42     Wyoming: 0.73% 
# 43     Iowa: 0.71% 
# 44     Nevada: 0.66% 
# 45     West Virginia: 0.63% 
# 46     Nebraska: 0.62% 
# 47     Kansas: 0.56% 
# 48     Colorado: 0.36% 
# 49     Arizona: 0.32% 
# 50     New Mexico: 0.19% 
Weighted average: 7.9%  
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SOURCE: US Census Bureau, 2006.

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"Percentage of area water by state", US Census Bureau, 2006.. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/geo_per_of_are_wat-geography-percentage-of-area-water

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