There are 50 states in the United States of America. The 49th and 50th states added to the Union, Alaska and Hawaii, both achieved statehood in 1959; Alaska became a state in January, and Hawaii in August.
Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Missouri and Florida are just five of the 50 states that make up the United States of America. With the exception of a few of the eastern states, none of the current 50 states were part of the United States when it first became a nation.
The vertical length of the continental United States is 1,582 miles, using point-to-point, straight-line measurements. There is a total land mass of 3,537,438 square miles, which includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The United States covers approximately 3,717,792 square miles. The country is the third largest when it comes to area, behind only Russia and Canada.
The three least populated U.S. states are Wyoming, Vermont and North Dakota, as of July 2009. These rankings are determined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
California is the most populated U.S. state, as of 2013, with 38,332,521 people. Wyoming is the least populated state, with 582,658 people. The second most populated state is Texas, with 26,448,193 people.
The top 10 most populated state capitals as of 2015 are Phoenix, Austin, Indianapolis, Columbus, Denver, Boston, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Sacramento and Atlanta. The top 5 most populated capitals are larger than the capital of the United States, Washington D.C. Phoenix, Arizona has a population of
Of the United States' 2014 population of 318,857,056 people, 77.4 percent identify as white, while 17.4 percent identify as Hispanic or Latino, making this the largest ethnic minority in the country. The next largest minority identifies as Black or African American, making up 13.2 percent of the nat
There are approximately 13,135 to 16,635 grey wolves and approximately 90 to 110 red wolves living in the United States. The biggest population of grey wolves is in Alaska, where approximately 7,700 to 11,200 wolves reside, according to the Wolf Conservation Center.
As of 2014, the United States is made up of 77.4 percent white people, 13.2 percent black or African-American people and 1.2 percent American Indian or Native Alaskan people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Asians make up 5.4 percent of the population, and .02 percent are Pacific Islander or Na