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 > Water area (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: Total water area in square miles.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     Alaska: 91,316 sq mi 
# 2     Michigan: 39,912 sq mi 
# 3     Florida: 11,828 sq mi 
# 4     Wisconsin: 11,188 sq mi 
# 5     Louisiana: 8,278 sq mi 
# 6     California: 7,736 sq mi 
# 7     New York: 7,342 sq mi 
# 8     Minnesota: 7,329 sq mi 
# 9     Texas: 6,784 sq mi 
# 10     North Carolina: 5,108 sq mi 
# 11     Washington: 4,756 sq mi 
# 12     Maine: 4,523 sq mi 
# 13     Hawaii: 4,508 sq mi 
# 14     Ohio: 3,877 sq mi 
# 15     Virginia: 3,180 sq mi 
# 16     Utah: 2,755 sq mi 
# 17     Massachusetts: 2,715 sq mi 
# 18     Maryland: 2,633 sq mi 
# 19     Oregon: 2,384 sq mi 
# 20     Illinois: 2,331 sq mi 
# 21     South Carolina: 1,911 sq mi 
# 22     North Dakota: 1,724 sq mi 
# 23     Alabama: 1,675 sq mi 
# 24     Mississippi: 1,523 sq mi 
# 25     Georgia: 1,519 sq mi 
# 26     Montana: 1,490 sq mi 
# 27     New Jersey: 1,304 sq mi 
# 28     Pennsylvania: 1,239 sq mi 
# 29     South Dakota: 1,232 sq mi 
# 30     Oklahoma: 1,231 sq mi 
# 31     Arkansas: 1,110 sq mi 
# 32     Tennessee: 926 sq mi 
# 33     Idaho: 823 sq mi 
# 34     Missouri: 818 sq mi 
# 35     Nevada: 735 sq mi 
# 36     Wyoming: 713 sq mi 
# 37     Connecticut: 699 sq mi 
# 38     Kentucky: 681 sq mi 
# 39     Indiana: 551 sq mi 
# 40     Delaware: 536 sq mi 
# 41     Rhode Island: 500 sq mi 
# 42     Nebraska: 481 sq mi 
# 43     Kansas: 462 sq mi 
# 44     Iowa: 402 sq mi 
# 45     New Hampshire: 382 sq mi 
# 46     Colorado: 376 sq mi 
# 47     Vermont: 365 sq mi 
# 48     Arizona: 364 sq mi 
# 49     New Mexico: 234 sq mi 
# 50     West Virginia: 152 sq mi 
Total: 256,641 sq mi  
Weighted average: 5,132.8 sq mi  

SOURCE: US Census Bureau, 2006.

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"Water area by state", US Census Bureau, 2006.. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/red/graph/geo_wat_are-geography-water-area

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