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State Rankings features comprehensive state statistics across key measures in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. The editors compile useful statistics that otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research, making it a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world. Overall state rankings are provided as well as a complete list of all sources used to compile the tables. The rankings have been updated using specific methodology explained in the introduction with the most current available data at publication. Explanatory notes on the source and data are also included to provide context to each statistical table. State Rankings compares every state and Washington, D.C. in the following areas:  • Agriculture  • Population  • Economy  • Environment  • Government finance  • Crime  • Education  • Geography  • Social welfare  • Defense

Agriculture
Agriculture
Number of Farms in 2018
National Total = 2,029,200 Farms*

ALPHA ORDER

RANK ORDER

RANK

STATE

FARMS

% of USA

RANK

STATE

FARMS

% of USA

22

Alabama

39,700

2.0%

1

Texas

247,000

12.2%

50

Alaska

1,000

0.0%

2

Missouri

95,000

4.7%

36

Arizona

19,200

0.9%

3

Iowa

86,000

4.2%

19

Arkansas

42,500

2.1%

4

Ohio

77,800

3.8%

9

California

69,400

3.4%

5

Oklahoma

77,300

3.8%

23

Colorado

38,900

1.9%

6

Kentucky

75,100

3.7%

45

Connecticut

5,500

0.3%

7

Illinois

72,000

3.5%

48

Delaware

2,300

0.1%

8

Tennessee

70,000

3.4%

15

Florida

47,500

2.3%

9

California

69,400

3.4%

21

Georgia

41,600

2.1%

10

Minnesota

68,500

3.4%

42

Hawaii

7,300

0.4%

11

Wisconsin

64,800

3.2%

32

Idaho

24,800

1.2%

12

Kansas

58,900

2.9%

7

Illinois

72,000

3.5%

13

Indiana

56,100

2.8%

13

Indiana

56,100

2.8%

14

Pennsylvania

53,000

2.6%

3

Iowa

86,000

4.2%

15

Florida

47,500

2.3%

12

Kansas

58,900

2.9%

16

Michigan

47,000

2.3%

6

Kentucky

75,100

3.7%

17

North Carolina

46,400

2.3%

29

Louisiana

27,400

1.4%

18

Nebraska

45,900

2.3%

41

Maine

7,600

0.4%

19

Arkansas

42,500

2.1%

38

Maryland

12,400

0.6%

19

Virginia

42,500

2.1%

43

Massachusetts

7,200

0.4%

21

Georgia

41,600

2.1%

16

Michigan

47,000

2.3%

22

Alabama

39,700

2.0%

10

Minnesota

68,500

3.4%

23

Colorado

38,900

1.9%

26

Mississippi

34,700

1.7%

24

Oregon

37,200

1.8%

2

Missouri

95,000

4.7%

25

Washington

35,700

1.8%

30

Montana

26,900

1.3%

26

Mississippi

34,700

1.7%

18

Nebraska

45,900

2.3%

27

New York

33,400

1.6%

47

Nevada

3,400

0.2%

28

South Dakota

29,600

1.5%

46

New Hampshire

4,100

0.2%

29

Louisiana

27,400

1.4%

40

New Jersey

9,900

0.5%

30

Montana

26,900

1.3%

33

New Mexico

24,700

1.2%

31

North Dakota

26,100

1.3%

27

New York

33,400

1.6%

32

Idaho

24,800

1.2%

17

North Carolina

46,400

2.3%

33

New Mexico

24,700

1.2%

31

North Dakota

26,100

1.3%

34

South Carolina

24,600

1.2%

4

Ohio

77,800

3.8%

35

West Virginia

23,400

1.2%

5

Oklahoma

77,300

3.8%

36

Arizona

19,200

0.9%

24

Oregon

37,200

1.8%

37

Utah

18,100

0.9%

14

Pennsylvania

53,000

2.6%

38

Maryland

12,400

0.6%

49

Rhode Island

1,100

0.1%

39

Wyoming

11,900

0.6%

34

South Carolina

24,600

1.2%

40

New Jersey

9,900

0.5%

28

South Dakota

29,600

1.5%

41

Maine

7,600

0.4%

8

Tennessee

70,000

3.4%

42

Hawaii

7,300

0.4%

1

Texas

247,000

12.2%

43

Massachusetts

7,200

0.4%

37

Utah

18,100

0.9%

44

Vermont

6,800

0.3%

44

Vermont

6,800

0.3%

45

Connecticut

5,500

0.3%

19

Virginia

42,500

2.1%

46

New Hampshire

4,100

0.2%

25

Washington

35,700

1.8%

47

Nevada

3,400

0.2%

35

West Virginia

23,400

1.2%

48

Delaware

2,300

0.1%

11

Wisconsin

64,800

3.2%

49

Rhode Island

1,100

0.1%

39

Wyoming

11,900

0.6%

50

Alaska

1,000

0.0%

District of Columbia

0

0.0%

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service “Farms and Land in Farms” (https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/5712m6524)

*A farm is any establishment from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold or would normally be sold during the year. This includes places with five or more horses, except horses in boarding stables or racetracks.

Land in Farms in 2018
National Total = 899,500,000 Acres*

ALPHA ORDER

RANK ORDER

RANK

STATE

ACRES

% of USA

RANK

STATE

ACRES

% of USA

31

Alabama

8,500,000

0.9%

1

Texas

127,000,000

14.1%

44

Alaska

850,000

0.1%

2

Montana

58,000,000

6.4%

14

Arizona

26,200,000

2.9%

3

Kansas

45,800,000

5.1%

21

Arkansas

13,900,000

1.5%

4

Nebraska

45,000,000

5.0%

16

California

24,300,000

2.7%

5

South Dakota

43,200,000

4.8%

9

Colorado

31,800,000

3.5%

6

New Mexico

40,500,000

4.5%

49

Connecticut

380,000

0.0%

7

North Dakota

39,300,000

4.4%

46

Delaware

530,000

0.1%

8

Oklahoma

34,200,000

3.8%

30

Florida

9,700,000

1.1%

9

Colorado

31,800,000

3.5%

28

Georgia

10,100,000

1.1%

10

Iowa

30,600,000

3.4%

43

Hawaii

1,100,000

0.1%

11

Wyoming

29,000,000

3.2%

24

Idaho

11,600,000

1.3%

12

Missouri

27,700,000

3.1%

13

Illinois

27,000,000

3.0%

13

Illinois

27,000,000

3.0%

18

Indiana

15,000,000

1.7%

14

Arizona

26,200,000

2.9%

10

Iowa

30,600,000

3.4%

15

Minnesota

25,500,000

2.8%

3

Kansas

45,800,000

5.1%

16

California

24,300,000

2.7%

23

Kentucky

12,900,000

1.4%

17

Oregon

16,000,000

1.8%

33

Louisiana

8,000,000

0.9%

18

Indiana

15,000,000

1.7%

41

Maine

1,300,000

0.1%

19

Washington

14,700,000

1.6%

40

Maryland

2,000,000

0.2%

20

Wisconsin

14,300,000

1.6%

47

Massachusetts

500,000

0.1%

21

Arkansas

13,900,000

1.5%

29

Michigan

9,800,000

1.1%

21

Ohio

13,900,000

1.5%

15

Minnesota

25,500,000

2.8%

23

Kentucky

12,900,000

1.4%

27

Mississippi

10,400,000

1.2%

24

Idaho

11,600,000

1.3%

12

Missouri

27,700,000

3.1%

25

Tennessee

10,900,000

1.2%

2

Montana

58,000,000

6.4%

26

Utah

10,700,000

1.2%

4

Nebraska

45,000,000

5.0%

27

Mississippi

10,400,000

1.2%

37

Nevada

6,100,000

0.7%

28

Georgia

10,100,000

1.1%

48

New Hampshire

430,000

0.0%

29

Michigan

9,800,000

1.1%

45

New Jersey

750,000

00.1%

30

Florida

9,700,000

1.1%

6

New Mexico

40,500,000

4.5%

31

Alabama

8,500,000

0.9%

36

New York

6,900,000

0.8%

32

North Carolina

8,400,000

0.9%

32

North Carolina

8,400,000

0.9%

33

Louisiana

8,000,000

0.9%

7

North Dakota

39,300,000

4.4%

34

Virginia

7,800,000

0.9%

21

Ohio

13,900,000

1.5%

35

Pennsylvania

7,300,000

0.8%

8

Oklahoma

34,200,000

3.8%

36

New York

6,900,000

0.8%

17

Oregon

16,000,000

1.8%

37

Nevada

6,100,000

0.7%

35

Pennsylvania

7,300,000

0.8%

38

South Carolina

4,800,000

0.5%

50

Rhode Island

60,000

0.0%

39

West Virginia

3,600,000

0.4%

38

South Carolina

4,800,000

0.5%

40

Maryland

2,000,000

0.2%

5

South Dakota

43,200,000

4.8%

41

Maine

1,300,000

0.1%

25

Tennessee

10,900,000

1.2%

42

Vermont

1,200,000

0.1%

1

Texas

127,000,000

14.1%

43

Hawaii

1,100,000

0.1%

26

Utah

10,700,000

1.2%

44

Alaska

850,000

0.1%

42

Vermont

1,200,000

0.1%

45

New Jersey

750,000

0.1%

34

Virginia

7,800,000

0.9%

46

Delaware

530,000

0.1%

19

Washington

14,700,000

1.6%

47

Massachusetts

500,000

0.1%

39

West Virginia

3,600,000

0.4%

48

New Hampshire

430,000

0.0%

20

Wisconsin

14,300,000

1.6%

49

Connecticut

380,000

0.0%

11

Wyoming

29,000,000

3.2%

50

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