What Are The US States’ Abbreviations With Two Letters?

Last updated on December 19th, 2022 at 06:25 am

In October 1963, two-letter state abbreviations became effective in the U.S, thanks to the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Postal services globally recognized the state abbreviations around the world. For instance, MO is the state of Missouri abbreviation; WY is for Wyoming, while Pennsylvania uses PA as its 2-letter abbreviation.

Until 1969, the abbreviation for the state of Nebraska was NB, but at the request of the Canadian postal administration, they changed it to NE to avoid confusion with New Brunswick in Canada because the Canadian province also uses NB

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Atlanta, GA, USA. Credit: Brad Huchteman

In most cases too, government agencies use abbreviations of the states in data classification and analysis.

Below is the alphabetical list of abbreviations for states in the U.S:

StatesTwo-Letter State AbbreviationsState Capital
AlabamaALMontgomery 
AlaskaAKJuneau 
ArizonaAZPhoenix 
ArkansasARLittle Rock
CaliforniaCASacramento
ColoradoCODenver
ConnecticutCTHartford
DelawareDEDover
FloridaFLTallahassee
GeorgiaGAAtlanta
HawaiiHIHonolulu
IdahoIDBoise
IllinoisILSpringfield
IndianaINIndianapolis
IowaIADes Moines
KansasKSTopeka
KentuckyKYFrankfort 
LouisianaLABaton Rouge
MaineMEAugusta
MarylandMDAnnapolis
MassachusettsMABoston
MichiganMILansing
MinnesotaMNSaint Paul
MississippiMSJackson
MissouriMOJefferson City
MontanaMTHelena
NebraskaNELincoln
NevadaNVCarson City
New HampshireNHConcord
New JerseyNJTrenton
New MexicoNMSanta Fe
New YorkNYAlbany
North CarolinaNCRaleigh
North DakotaNDBismarck
OhioOHColumbus
OklahomaOKOklahoma City
OregonORSalem
PennsylvaniaPAHarrisburg
Rhode IslandRIProvidence
South CarolinaSCColumbia
South DakotaSDPierre
TennesseeTNNashville
TexasTXAustin
UtahUTSalt Lake City
VermontVTMontpelier
VirginiaVARichmond
WashingtonWAOlympia
West VirginiaWVCharleston
WisconsinWIMadison
WyomingWYCheyenne

Note: The two-letter abbreviation for the United States is US

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