The United States in Order of Statehood

Order

State

Date Admitted

1st Census

First Settlements (Focus on English)
1 Delaware 1787-12-7 1790 1664-English Capture Dutch Territory; 1631-Lewes (Du)
2 Pennsylvania 1787-12-12 1790 1682-William Penn Settles Philadelphia; 1643-Swedes
3 New Jersey 1787-12-18 1790 1664-English Capture Dutch Territory; 1660-Bergen (Du)
4 Georgia 1788-1-2 1790 1733-Oglethorpe Settles Savannah; ~1600-Spanish Settle
5 Connecticut 1788-1-9 1790 1639-English Settle Wethersfield, Hartford, Windsor
6 Massachusettes 1788-2-6 1790 1620-Plymouth; 1630-Boston
7 Maryland 1788-4-28 1790 1634-St. Mary's River; 1649-Annapolis (from Virginia)
8 South Carolina 1788-5-23 1790 1670-Albemarle Point; 1680-Charles Towne; 1730s-Others
9 New Hampshire 1788-6-21 1790 1623-English Settle Portsmouth and Dover
10 Virginia 1788-6-25 1790 1607-English Settle Jamestown
11 New York 1788-7-26 1790 1664-English Capture Dutch Territory; 1614-Albany (Du)
12 North Carolina 1789-11-21 1790 1585-Roanoke (Vanishes in 1587); 1670-Settlement Begins
13 Rhode Island 1790-5-29 1790 1636-English Settle Providence
14 Vermont 1791-3-4 1790 1724-English Capture French Territory (Ft. Dummer)
15 Kentucky 1792-6-1 1790 1774-Harrodstown Settled (US)
16 Tennessee 1796-6-6 1790 1769-Watauga Valley Settled (NC & VA)
17 Ohio 1803-3-1 1790 1747-Virginians are Granted Charter in Ohio Valley
18 Louisiana 1812-4-30 1790 1714-Natchitoches (Fr); 1718-New Orleans (Fr); 1803 (US)
19 Indiana 1816-12-11 1790 1732-Vincennes (Fr); 1763-English Gain Control
20 Mississippi 1817-12-10 1790 1699-Ft. Mauripas (Fr); 1763-English Gain Control
21 Illinois 1818-12-3 1790 1680-Ft. Creve Coeur (Fr); 1763-English Gain Control
22 Alabama 1819-12-19 1790 1702-Mobile (Fr); 1763-English Gain Control
23 Maine 1820-3-15 1790 1607-Popham (1 Year); 1691-Part of Massachusettes
24 Missouri 1821-8-10 1790 1735-Ste. Genevieve (Fr); 1764-St. Louis (Fr); 1803
25 Arkansas 1836-6-15 1810 1686-Arkansas Post (Fr); 1803-US Purchases
26 Michigan 1837-1-26 1790 1668-Saule Ste. Marie (Fr); 1701-Detroit (Fr); 1763-Engl
27 Florida 1845-3-3 1820 1565-St. Augustine (Sp); 1763-English Gain Control
28 Texas 1845-12-29 1820 1682-El Paso (Sp); 1718-San Antonio (Sp); 1821-Rep
29 Iowa 1846-12-28 1830 1803-US Purchases; 1833-First Settlement by US
30 Wisconsin 1848-5-29 1820 1701-Green Bay (Fr); 1763-English Gain Control
31 California 1850-9-9 1830 1776-SF (Sp); 1781-LA (Sp); 1826-US Migration
32 Minnesota 1858-5-11 1830 1650-1680-French Exploration; 1784-US Gains Control
33 Oregon 1859-2-14 1850 1805-Lewis & Clark Explore; 1811-Astoria (US)
34 Kansas 1861-1-29 1850 1804-Lewis & Clark Explore; 1827-Ft. Leavenworth (US)
35 West Virginia 1863-6-20 1860 1726-Bunker Hill (Br); 1861-Secedes from Virginia
36 Nevada 1864-10-31 1860 1849-Mormon Station (US); 1859-Virginia City (US)
37 Nebraska 1867-3-1 1850 1804-Lewis & Clark Explore; 1819-Ft. Atkinson (US)
38 Colorado 1876-8-1 1860 1806-Zebulon Pike Explores; 1833-Bent's Old Fort (US)
39 North Dakota 1889-11-2 1870 1797-Pembina (Fr); 1812-Pembina (Br); 1818-US Control
40 South Dakota 1889-11-2 1870 1804-Lewis & Clark Explore; 1817-Ft. Pierre (US)
41 Montana 1889-11-8 1860 1806-Lewis & Clark Explore; 1841-Bitteroot Valley (US)
42 Washington 1889-11-11 1860 1805-Lewis & Clark Explore; 1811-Ft. Okanogan (US)
43 Idaho 1890-7-3 1860 1805-Lewis & Clark Explore; 1809-Pend Oreille Post (US)
44 Wyoming 1890-7-10 1870 1807-John Colter Explores; 1834-Ft. William (US)
45 Utah 1896-1-4 1850 1776-Franciscan Friars Explore; 1847-Salt Lake City (US)
46 Oklahoma 1907-11-16 1860 1803-US Acquires; 1811-Cherokee Reservations Established
47 New Mexico 1912-1-26 1840 1610-Santa Fe (Sp); 1848-US Gains Control
48 Arizona 1912-2-14 1830 1776-Ft. Tucson (Sp); 1848-US Gains Control
49 Alaska 1959-1-3 1800 1784-Kodiak (Ru); 1867-US Gains Control; 1896-Gold
50 Hawaii 1959-8-21 1840 1820-Missionaries (Br); 1898-US Annexes
  Puerto Rico 1889 ? 1508-Colony Established (Sp); 1898-US Gains Control
  Washington, DC 1800 1800 1791-Site Selected by George Washington (MD & VA)

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