US States and Territories

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This dataset contains various codes and common abbreviations used to represent the states and territories of the United States.

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These codes and abbreviations are used for postal addresses, data processing, general abbreviations, and other purposes.

The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, a federal district (Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States), five major territories, and various minor islands. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico; the two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, are in the northwestern part of North America and an archipelago in the mid-Pacific, respectively, while the territories are scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

States are the primary subdivisions of the United States, and possess a number of powers and rights under the United States Constitution, such as regulating intrastate commerce, running elections, creating local governments, and ratifying constitutional amendments. Each state has its own constitution, grounded in republican principles, and government, consisting of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. All states and their residents are represented in the federal Congress, a bicameral legislature consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each state is represented by two Senators, while Representatives are distributed among the states in proportion to the most recent constitutionally mandated decennial census. Additionally, each state is entitled to select a number of electors to vote in the Electoral College, the body that elects the President of the United States, equal to the total of Representatives and Senators in Congress from that state.

Date Created

2015-01-01

Last Modified

2016-10-16

Version

2016-10-16

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Irregular

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Spatial Coverage

United States

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Keywords

US States, USA States, US Territories, USA Territories, US States Abbreviations, United States of America

Other Titles

US States and Territories, List of States and Territories

Name Description Type Constraints
CodeUnique string representation of State Codesstringunique : 1 required : 1
NameName of the US Statestring-
State_TypeSpecifies if it is a state or territorystringrequired : 1 enum : Array
State_Type_Code'S' for state and 'T' for territorystringrequired : 1 enum : Array
CodeNameState_TypeState_Type_Code
IAIowastateS
OHOhiostateS
UTUtahstateS
IDIdahostateS
MEMainestateS
TXTexasstateS
AKAlaskastateS
HIHawaiistateS
KSKansasstateS
NVNevadastateS