Two-Letter State Abbreviations

Generally, the U.S. has 50 states, a national capital along with commonwealths, and other territories. Each state has its own unique shortened name codes used in mailing addresses and written documents. These state abbreviations contain two uppercase letters and no periods or spaces between each letter. This format is the official USPS postal abbreviation.

Given a list of state abbreviations for all of the 50 US states and other territories

US STATE ABBREVIATION
Alabama AL
Alaska AK
Arizona AZ
Arkansas AR
California CA
Colorado CO
Connecticut CT
Delaware DE
Florida FL
Georgia GA
Hawaii HI
Idaho ID
Illinois IL
Indiana IN
Iowa IA
Kansas KS
Kentucky KY
Louisiana LA
Maine ME
Maryland MD
Massachusetts MA
Michigan MI
Minnesota MN
Mississippi MS
Missouri MO
Montana MT
Nebraska NE
Nevada NV
New Hampshire NH
New Jersey NJ
New Mexico NM
New York NY
North Carolina NC
North Dakota ND
Ohio OH
Oklahoma OK
Oregon OR
Pennsylvania PA
Rhode Island RI
South Carolina SC
South Dakota SD
Tennessee TN
Texas TX
Utah UT
Vermont VT
Virginia VA
Washington WA
West Virginia WV
Wisconsin WI
Wyoming WY
Territory/Commonwealth Abbreviation
American Samoa AS
District of Columbia DC
Guam GU
Marshall Islands MH
Northern Mariana Island MP
Puerto Rico PR
Virgin Islands VI
Military State Abbreviation
Armed Forces Africa AE
Armed Forces Americas AA
Armed Forces Canada AE
Armed Forces Europe AE
Armed Forces Pacific AP
Armed Forces Middle East AE

You may also see State Nicknames