50 U.S. States - Highest Water Area Percentages
This dataset contains 50 entries. Scroll for more content  

  Interactive Chart

Chart 1: States with Most Water Areas
Preparing chart
Chart 2: States with Highest Water Area Percentage
Preparing chart


50 States of the USA. These are the 50 states of the United States of America, making the 327 million population and US$19 trillion GDP of the USA.

States with Highest Water Area Percentages.

Michigan (41.54% of land area are water bodies). The key reason why the state of Michigan has such high water area percentage is that it  is flanked by two Great Lakes - Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The name, Michigan, originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline.

Hawaii (41.25% of land area are water bodies). Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania, the only U.S. state located outside North America, and the only state completely surrounded by water and that is entirely an archipelago.

Rhode Island (33% of land area are water bodies).Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the large bays and inlets that carve into the state's land area.

  Data Table

Preparing data


No attribution sources specified.

Disclaimer :Please be advised that RList does not endorse nor guarantee the completeness, accuracy, reliability or validity of any information published by our member curators herein. For more details, please refer to our Website Terms of Use.