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List of U.S. states by date of statehood

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This is a list of U.S. states by order of admission into the Union.

(* Date ratified United States Constitution to join United States of America or date admitted to Union.)

# State Ratification or Admission* Preceding Entity
1 Delaware July 4, 1776
December 7, 1787
Delaware Colony, then sovereign state in Confederation
2 Pennsylvania July 4, 1776
December 12, 1787
Province of Pennsylvania, then sovereign state in Confederation
3 New Jersey July 4, 1776
December 18, 1787
Province of New Jersey, then sovereign state in Confederation
4 Georgia July 4, 1776
January 2, 1788
Province of Georgia, then sovereign state in Confederation
5 Connecticut July 4, 1776
January 9, 1788
Connecticut Colony, then sovereign state in Confederation
6 Massachusetts July 4, 1776
February 6, 1788
Province of Massachusetts Bay, then sovereign state in Confederation
7 Maryland July 4, 1776
April 28, 1788
Province of Maryland, then sovereign state in Confederation
8 South Carolina July 4, 1776
May 23, 1788
Province of South Carolina, then sovereign state in Confederation
9 New Hampshire July 4, 1776
June 21, 1788
Province of New Hampshire, then sovereign state in Confederation
10 Virginia July 4, 1776
June 25, 1788
Virginia Colony, then sovereign state in Confederation
11 New York July 4, 1776
July 26, 1788
Province of New York, then sovereign state in Confederation
12 North Carolina July 4, 1776
November 21, 1789
Province of North Carolina, then sovereign state in Confederation
13 Rhode Island July 4, 1776
May 29, 1790
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, then sovereign state in Confederation
14 Vermont March 4, 1791 Province of New York, Vermont Republic
15 Kentucky June 1, 1792 Virginia
16 Tennessee June 1, 1796 North Carolina
17 Ohio March 1, 1803 Northwest Territory The date of admission was declared retroactively on August 7, 1953.
18 Louisiana April 30, 1812 Louisiana Territory
19 Indiana December 11, 1816 Indiana Territory
20 Mississippi December 10, 1817 Mississippi Territory
21 Illinois December 3, 1818 Illinois Territory
22 Alabama December 14, 1819 Alabama Territory
23 Maine March 15, 1820 Massachusetts
24 Missouri August 10, 1821 Missouri Territory
25 Arkansas June 15, 1836 Arkansas Territory
26 Michigan January 26, 1837 Michigan Territory
27 Florida March 3, 1845 Florida Territory
28 Texas December 29, 1845 Republic of Texas
29 Iowa December 28, 1846 Iowa Territory
30 Wisconsin May 29, 1848 Wisconsin Territory
31 California September 9, 1850 Mexican Cession
32 Minnesota May 11, 1858 Minnesota Territory
33 Oregon February 14, 1859 Oregon Territory
34 Kansas January 29, 1861 Kansas Territory
35 West Virginia June 20, 1863 Virginia
36 Nevada October 31, 1864 Nevada Territory
37 Nebraska March 1, 1867 Nebraska Territory
38 Colorado August 1, 1876 Colorado Territory
39/40 South Dakota November 2, 1889 Dakota Territory
39/40 North Dakota November 2, 1889 Dakota Territory
41 Montana November 8, 1889 Montana Territory
42 Washington November 11, 1889 Washington Territory
43 Idaho July 3, 1890 Idaho Territory
44 Wyoming July 10, 1890 Wyoming Territory
45 Utah January 4, 1896 Utah Territory
46 Oklahoma November 16, 1907 Oklahoma Territory
47 New Mexico January 6, 1912 New Mexico Territory
48 Arizona February 14, 1912 Arizona Territory
49 Alaska January 3, 1959 Alaska Territory
50 Hawaii August 21, 1959 Hawaii Territory


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