For this post, we will have the top 10 smallest states of the United States of America, measured via Total Area. Total area is the combined measurements of total land and water areas. If you are looking for the largest states also by total area, then you can read the top 10 list here.

Table of Contents
👉 West Virginia
👉 Maryland
👉 Hawaii
👉 Massachusetts
👉 Vermont
👉 New Hampshire
👉 New Jersey
👉 Connecticut
👉 Delaware
👉 Rhode Island

Top 10 USA Smallest States by Total Area

👉 Number 10 - State of West Virginia
Its capital is Charleston. It has a population of over 1.7 million people. Its total land area is 24,038 sq. mi (62,259 sq. km) and its total water area is 192 sq. mi (497 sq. km). Combining its land and water areas, its total area is 24,230 sq. m (62,756 sq. km).
New River Gorge, image source: planetware

👉 Number 9 - State of Maryland
Its capital is Annapolis with a total population of over 6.1 million people. Its total area is 12,406 sq. mi (32,131 sq. km), with a total land area of 9,707 sq. mi (25,142 sq. km) and total water area of 2,699 sq. mi (6,990 sq. km).
National Harbor at night, image source: visitmaryland

👉 Number 8 - State of Hawaii
Its capital is Honolulu and has the population of over 1.4 million people. Its total area is 10,932 sq. mi (28,313 sq. km). Its total land area is 6,423 sq. mi (16,635 sq. km) while its total water area is 4,509 sq. mi (11,678 sq. km).
Diamond Head, image source: Norbert Turi/Shutterstock

👉 Number 7 - States of Massachusetts
It is the 7th on the list of the most smallest US states with the total area of 10,554 sq. mi (27,336 sq. km). Its capital is Boston and has the population of over 7 million. Its total land area is 7,800 sq. mi (20,202 sq. km) and its total water area is 2,754 sq. mi (7,134 sq. km).
Harvard Square and Museums, image source: planetware

👉 Number 6 - Vermont State
Its capital is Montpelier and has the population of over 643 thousand. Its total land area is 9,217 sq. mi (23,871 sq. km) while its total water area is 400 sq. mi (1,035 sq. km). Its total area combining the land and water areas is 9,616 sq. mi (24,906 sq. km).
Stowe, image source: planetware

👉 Number 5 - State of New Hampshire
New Hampshire is 5th on the list with a total area of 9,349 sq. mi (24,214 sq. km). Its capital is Concord with the total population of over 1.3 million people. Its total land area is 8,953 sq. mi (23,187 sq. km) and its total water area is 397 sq. mi (1,027 sq. km).
White Mountain, image source: Hilary McCoy

👉 Number 4 - State of New Jersey
Its capital is Trenton and has the population of over 9.2 million. Its total land area is 7,354 sq. mi (19,047sq. km) while its total water area is 1,368 sq. mi (3,544 sq. km). Combining the two, New Jersey has the total area of 8,723 sq. mi (22,591 sq. km).
Princeton Battlefield State Park & Institute for Advanced Study, image source: Harshil Shah / photo modified

👉 Number 3 - State of Connecticut
Its capital is Hartford and has the population of over 3.6 million. It is the 3rd smallest US state with the total area of 5,543 sq. mi (14,357 sq. km). Its total land area is 4,842 sq. mi (12,542 sq. km) and water area of 701 sq. mi (1,816 sq. km).
Gillette Castle in East Haddam, image source: Kindra Clineff

👉 Number 2 - Delaware State
It is the second most smallest US state with only 2,489 sq. mi (6,446 sq. km) total area. Its capital is Dover but has the population of almost a million people. Its total land area is 1,949 sq. mi (5,047 sq. km) and water area of 540 sq. mi (1,399 sq. km).
Nemours Mansion and Gardens, image source: Robert Lyle Bolton / photo modified

👉 Number 1 - State of Rhode Island
And the smallest state of all, the Rhode Island. Its capital is Providence and only has a total area of 1,545 sq. mi (4,001 sq. km). But its population is big with over 1 million people. Its total land area is 1,034 sq. mi (2,678 sq. km) and water area of 511 sq. mi (1,324 sq. mi).
Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, iSTOCK

References:
👉 List of states and territories of the United States, Wikipedia.org
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