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U.S. State Postal Abbreviations

  • Published: 2010-05-08 (Revised/Updated 2013-12-16) : Author: Disabled World
  • Synopsis: List of United States State abbreviations for postal services includes U.S. possessions and military states.

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These postal abbreviations are distinguished from traditional abbreviations such as Calif., Fla., or Tex.

The United States Postal Service has established a set of abbreviations to help process mail with optical character recognition and other automated equipment.[6] There are also official USPS abbreviations for other parts of the address, such as street designators (street, avenue, road, etc.).

The traditional abbreviations for U.S. states and territories, widely used in mailing addresses prior to the introduction of two-letter U.S. postal abbreviations, are still used for other purposes, and are still recognized by the U.S. Postal Service.

The table below shows the US Postal Service (USPS) abbreviation for each of the United States, districts, territories, and possessions.

U.S. StateU.S. State Abbreviations
ALABAMAAL
ALASKAAK
AMERICAN SAMOAAS
ARIZONAAZ
ARKANSASAR
CALIFORNIACA
COLORADOCO
CONNECTICUTCT
DELAWAREDE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIADC
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIAFM
FLORIDAFL
GEORGIAGA
GUAMGU
HAWAIIHI
IDAHOID
ILLINOISIL
INDIANAIN
IOWAIA
KANSASKS
KENTUCKYKY
LOUISIANALA
MAINEME
MARSHALL ISLANDSMH
MARYLANDMD
MASSACHUSETTSMA
MICHIGANMI
MINNESOTAMN
MISSISSIPPIMS
MISSOURIMO
MONTANAMT
NEBRASKANE
NEVADANV
NEW HAMPSHIRENH
NEW JERSEYNJ
NEW MEXICONM
NEW YORKNY
NORTH CAROLINANC
NORTH DAKOTAND
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDSMP
OHIOOH
OKLAHOMAOK
OREGONOR
PALAUPW
PENNSYLVANIAPA
PUERTO RICOPR
RHODE ISLANDRI
SOUTH CAROLINASC
SOUTH DAKOTASD
TENNESSEETN
TEXASTX
UTAHUT
VERMONTVT
VIRGIN ISLANDSVI
VIRGINIAVA
WASHINGTONWA
WEST VIRGINIAWV
WISCONSINWI
WYOMINGWY
Military StatesAbbreviation
Armed Forces AfricaAE
Armed Forces AmericasAA
Armed Forces CanadaAE
Armed Forces EuropeAE
Armed Forces Middle EastAE
Armed Forces PacificAP

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