States of the United States
ALPHABETICAL Order
State Date
Admit__No
Capital Pop (1)
As of 4/2010
Bird Flower Nick (3)
Name
Alabama 1819,   12/14 22 Montgomery 4,779,736 Yellow-
hammer
Camellia Yellow-
hammer
Alaska 1959,   01/03 49 Juneau 710,231 Willow
Ptarmigan
Forget-
Me-Not
The Last
Frontier
Arizona 1912,   02/14 48 Phoenix 6,392,017 Cactus
Wren
Saguaro
Cactus Flower
Grand
Canyon
Arkansas 1836,   06/15 25 Little Rock 2,915,918 Mockingbird Apple
Blossom
Land of
Opportunity
California 1850,   09/09 31 Sacramento 37,253,956 California
Valley Quail
Golden
Poppy
Golden
Colorado 1876,   08/01 38 Denver 5,029,196 Lark
Bunting
Rocky Mtn
Columbine
Centenial
Connecticut 1788,   01/09   5 Hartford 3,574,097 American
Robin
Mountain
Laurel
Nutmeg
Delaware 1787,   12/07   1 Dover 900,877 Blue Hen
Chichen
Peach
Blossom
First or
Diamond
Florida 1845,   03/03 27 Tallahassee 18,801,310 Mockingbird Orange
Blossom
Sunshine
Georgia 1788,   02/02   4 Atlanta 9,687,653 Brown
Thrasher
Cherokee
Rose
Peach
Hawaii 1959,   08/21 50 Honolulu 1,360,301 Nene Hibiscus
(Yellow)
Aloha
Idaho 1890,   07/03 43 Boise 1,567,582 Mountain
Bluebird
Syringa Gem
Illinois 1818,   12/03 21 Springfield 12,830,632 Cardinal Violet Prairie
Indiana 1816,   12/11 19 Indianapolis 6,483,802 Cardinal Peony Hoosier
Iowa 1846,   12/28 29 Des Moines 3,046,355 Eastern
Goldfinch
Wild Rose Hawkeye
Kansas 1861,   01/29 34 Topeka 2,853,118 Western
Meadowlark
Sunflower Sunflower
Kentucky 1792,   06/01 15 Frankfort 4,339,367 Kentucky
Cardinal
Goldenrod Bluegrass
Louisiana 1812,   04/30 18 Baton Rouge 4,533,372 Pelican Magnolia Pelican
Maine 1820,   03/15 23 Augusta 1,328,361 Chickadee White Pine
Cone Tassel
Pine Tree
Maryland 1788,   04/28   7 Annapolis 5,773,552 Baltimore
Oriole
Black-eyed
Susan
Free
Massachusetts 1788,   02/06   6 Boston 6,547,629 Chickadee Mayflower Bay
Michigan 1837,   01/26 26 Lansing 9,883,640 Robin Apple
Blossom
Wolverine
Minnesota 1858,   05/11 32 St. Paul 5,303,925 Common
Loon
Showy
Lady Slipper
North Star
Mississippi 1817,   12/10 20 Jackson 2,967,297 Mockingbird Evergreen
Magnolia
Magnolia
Missouri 1821,   08/10 24 Jefferson
City
5,988,927 Bluebird Hawthorn Show Me
Montana 1889,   11/08 41 Helena 989,415 Western
Meadowlark
Bitterroot Treasure
Nebraska 1867,   03/01 37 Lincoln 1,826,341 Western
Meadowlark
Goldenrod Cornhusker
Nevada 1864,   10/31 36 Carson City 2,700,551 Mountain
Bluebird
Sagebrush Sagebrush
New Hampshire 1788,   06/21   9 Concord 1,316,470 Purple
Finch
Purple
Lilac
Granite
New Jersey 1787,   12/18   3 Trenton 8,791,894 Eastern
Goldfinch
Purple
Violet
Garden
New Mexico 1912,   01/06 47 Santa Fe 2,059,179 Roadrunner Yucca Land of
Enchantment
New York 1788,   07/26 11 Albany 19,378,102 Bluebird Rose Empire
North Carolina 1789,   11/21 12 Raleigh 9,535,483 Cardinal Dogwood Tar Heel
North Dakota 1889,   11/02 39 Bismarck 672,591 Western
Meadowlark
Wild
Prairie Rose
Sioux
Ohio 1803,   03/01 17 Columbus 11,536,504 Cardinal Scarlet
Carnation
Buckeye
Oklahoma 1907,   11/16 46 Oklahoma
City
3,751,351 Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher
Mistletoe Sooner
Oregon 1859,   02/14 33 Salem 3,831,074 Western
Meadowlark
Oregon
Grape
Beaver
Pennsylvania 1787,   12/12   2 Harrisburg 12,702,379 Ruffed
Grouse
Mountain
Laurel
Keystone
Rhode Island 1790,   05/29 13 Providence 1,052,567 Rhode
Island Red
Violet Ocean
South Carolina 1788,   05/23   8 Columbia 4,625,364 Carolina
Wren
Carolina Yell
Jessamine
Palmetto
South Dakota 1889,   11/02 40 Pierre 814,180 Ringnecked
Pheasant
American
Pasqueflower
Coyote
Tennessee 1796,   06/01 16 Nashville 6,346,105 Mockingbird Iris Volunteer
Texas 1845,   12/29 28 Austin 25,145,561 Mockingbird Bluebonnet Lone Star
Utah 1896,   02/04 45 Salt Lake
City
2,763,885 Seagull Sego Lily Beehive
Vermont 1791,   04/04 14 Montpelier 625,741 Hermit
Thrush
Red Clover Green
Mountain
Virginia 1788,   06/25 10 Richmond 8,001,024 Cardinal American
Dogwood
Old
Dominion
Washington 1889,   11/11 42 Olympia 6,724,540 Willow
Goldfinch
Coast
Rhododendron
Evergreen
West Virginia 1863,   06/20 35 Charleston 1,852,994 Cardinal Rhododendron Mountain
Wisconsin 1848,   05/29 30 Madison 5,686,986 Robin Wood Violet Badger
Wyoming 1890,   07/10 44 Cheyenne 563,626 Meadowlark Indian
Paintbrush
Equality
 
District of Columbia - Note (4) 601,723 Wood Thrush American
Beauty Rose
-
 
Territories (2)
American Samoa Acquired 1899 - Pago Pago 65,628 - Paogo -
Guam Acquired 1898 - Agana 178,430 Fruit Dove Bougainvillea -
Northern Marianas Acquired 1947 - Saipan 88,662 - - -
Puerto Rico Acquired 1898 - San Juan 3,725,789 Reinita Maga -
Virgin Islands Acquired 1917 - Charlotte Amalie 109,825 Yellow Breast Yellow Elder or
Yellow Trumpet
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(1) Population counts from April, 2010 Census.
(2) Population counts of territories from April, 2010 Census.
(3) State nick names are generally used with the word "State", i.e., Florida is "The Sunshine State."
(4) - = Information not available or not applicable.

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