U.S. States and Capitals List

See the States and Capitals List depicted on the map shown here. 

Also notice state abbreviations and state borders for all fifty U.S. states.

Scroll down for a list of states, along with the name and estimated population of each state's capital city. 

Colorful images are included. 

Population info pertains to the year 2018, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau. 

States and Capitals List

state                          capital                   pop.

ALABAMA                       Montgomery              198,232

ALASKA                         Juneau                        32,198

ARIZONA                       Phoenix                  1,679,243

ARKANSAS                     Little Rock                 199,233

CALIFORNIA                   Sacramento               507,298

COLORADO                    Denver                       719,116

Below: The Colorado state Capitol Building in Denver.

CONNECTICUT                Hartford                    121,991

DELAWARE                     Dover                         38,414

FLORIDA                        Tallahassee                193,078 

GEORGIA                       Atlanta                      491,626

HAWAII                          Honolulu                   351,280

IDAHO                            Boise                        228,900

ILLINOIS                        Springfield                 114,219

Below: The Illinois state Capitol Building in Springfield.

INDIANA                        Indianapolis               860,902

IOWA                             Des Moines                216,788

KANSAS                         Topeka                      125,838

KENTUCKY                      Frankfort                    28,105

LOUISIANA                     Baton Rouge              226,505

Below: The Louisiana state Capitol Building in Baton Rouge.

MAINE                            Augusta                     18,534

MARYLAND                     Annapolis                    39,342

MASSACHUSETTS            Boston                      687,584

MICHIGAN                      Lansing                     118,242

MINNESOTA                    Saint Paul                  308,138

MISSISSIPPI                   Jackson                     165,608

MISSOURI                      Jefferson City               42,623

Below: The Missouri state Capitol Building in Jefferson City.

MONTANA                      Helena                        32,285

NEBRASKA                     Lincoln                      287,870

NEVADA                         Carson City                 55,416

NEW HAMPSHIRE            Concord                      43,428

NEW JERSEY                   Trenton                       83,798

NEW MEXICO                  Santa Fe                     85,053

Below: The New Mexico state Capitol Building in Santa Fe.

NEW YORK                     Albany                       97,797

NORTH CAROLINA           Raleigh                    476,746

NORTH DAKOTA              Bismarck                    74,711

OHIO                             Columbus                 880,182

OKLAHOMA                    Oklahoma City           653,865

Below: The Oklahoma state Capitol Building in Oklahoma City.

OREGON                        Salem                       173,819

PENNSYLVANIA               Harrisburg                  48,572

RHODE ISLAND               Providence                179,653

SOUTH CAROLINA           Columbia                   134,969

SOUTH DAKOTA              Pierre                          14,070

TENNESSEE                    Nashville                   673,008

TEXAS                            Austin                       983,366

Below: The Texas state Capitol Building in Austin.

UTAH                             Salt Lake City             198,356

VERMONT                       Montpelier                     7,413

VIRGINIA                        Richmond                  230,254

WASHINGTON                 Olympia                       53,144

WEST VIRGINIA              Charleston                    47,908

WISCONSIN                    Madison                     260,427

WYOMING                       Cheyenne                    65,249

Below: The Wyoming state Capitol Building in Cheyenne.

More about the States and Capitals List -


The state CAPITAL refers to a city. The state CAPITOL refers to a building within the city where government functions take place.

The capital of the United States is Washington DC. Washington DC has been the U.S. Capital since 1800.

In the U.S. states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming (find them on your states and capitals list), the state capital is ALSO the state's most populous city. 

Nineteen State Capitol buildings - Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming - are officially protected as National Historic Landmarks.

For more facts about U.S. states and cities, as well as maps, calendars and other assorted free printable items, visit any of the links shown on this page.

related links

States and Capitals List: Postal Abbreviations

States and Capitals List: America's Largest Cities

States and Capitals List: America's Smallest Towns

States and Capitals List: Driving Distances Between Cities

States and Capitals List: Population by State

States and Capitals List: States Listed by Land Area

States and Capitals List: State Maps

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