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There are three levels in the administrative divisions of the United States. The first one is states, the second one is county, and the third level is cities, towns, and villages. At present, there are 3,143 counties in USA. San Bernardino County in California is the biggest county in the country.

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A county is an administrative subdivision in the United States of America. The expression 'county' is applied in 48 out of the 50 U.S. states. USA County Map correctly show the location of the counties on the map of U.S.

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There are no counties in Alaska and Louisiana. Alaska is made up of boroughs and Louisiana consists of parishes. At present, the United States houses 3,143 counties and county equivalent areas.

The average number of counties in each state of the country is 62. Texas is home to the maximum number of counties - 254. On the other hand, Delaware has the lowest number of counties - 3. The center of the government of a county is known as the county seat. In the northeastern United States, many counties utilize the expression 'shire town' to represent the county seat. The county with the lowest population in the U.S. is Loving County in Texas, home to just 82 people (2010 estimate).

The most densely populated county in the United States is the Los Angeles County in California. The county houses a population of around 9,880,000 (according to 2009 Census), which is higher than almost eight states in the U.S. The mean population of the U.S. counties was approximately 100,000 (as of 2000 Census). The biggest county in the country is the San Bernardino County in California, which covers 20,105 sq miles. In terms of size, the smallest county is the Kalawao County in Hawaii. It covers an area of 13 square miles.

Consolidated City-Counties in the United States


There are consolidated city-counties in the country such as Indianapolis, Indiana. A consolidated city-county is a county and city or municipal corporation at the same time. These areas have the authorities and functions of both categories of establishments.

The counties in the U.S. are ruled by county commission, board of administrators, county council, county landowners, or county government. On certain occasions, they are administered by a county executive.


List showing states with number of Counties and Equivalents



State or District2013 PopulationLand Area (Sq Mi)Land Area (Sq Km)Number of CountiesNumber of Equivalents*Total Number#
Alabama4,833,72250,645131,17167067
Alaska735,132570,6411,477,95303030
Arizona6,626,624113,594294,20715015
Arkansas2,959,37352,035134,77175075
California38,332,521155,779403,46658058
Colorado5,268,367103,642268,43164064
Connecticut3,596,0804,84212,542808
Delaware925,7491,9495,047303
District of Columbia646,44961158011
Florida19,552,86053,625138,88767067
Georgia9,992,16757,513148,9591590159
Hawaii1,404,0546,42316,635505
Idaho1,612,13682,643214,04544044
Illinois12,882,13555,519143,7931020102
Indiana6,570,90235,82692,78992092
Iowa3,090,41655,857144,66999099
Kansas2,893,95781,759211,7541050105
Kentucky4,380,41539,486102,2691200120
Louisiana4,625,47043,204111,89806464
Maine1,328,30230,84379,88316016
Maryland5,928,8149,70725,14223124
Massachusetts6,692,8247,80020,20214014
Michigan9,895,62256,539146,43583083
Minnesota5,420,38079,627206,23287087
Mississippi2,991,20746,923121,53182082
Missouri6,044,17168,742178,0401141115
Montana1,015,165145,546376,96256056
Nebraska1,868,51676,824198,97493093
Nevada2,790,136109,781284,33216117
New Hampshire1,323,4598,95323,18710010
New Jersey8,899,3397,35419,04721021
New Mexico2,085,287121,298314,16133033
New York19,651,12747,126122,05762062
North Carolina9,848,06048,618125,9201000100
North Dakota723,39369,001178,71153053
Ohio11,570,80840,861105,82988088
Oklahoma3,850,56868,595177,66077077
Oregon3,930,06595,988248,60836036
Pennsylvania12,773,80144,743115,88367067
Rhode Island1,051,5111,0342,678505
South Carolina4,774,83930,06177,85746046
South Dakota844,87775,811196,35066066
Tennessee6,495,97841,235106,79895095
Texas26,448,193261,232676,5872540254
Utah2,900,87282,170212,81829029
Vermont626,6309,21723,87114014
Virginia8,260,40539,490102,2799538133
Washington6,971,40666,456172,11939039
West Virginia1,854,30424,03862,25955055
Wisconsin5,742,71354,158140,26872072
Wyoming582,65897,093251,47023023
Total 316,128,8393,531,9059,147,5923,0071363,143

*: County-Equivalent: A city or an area in a state with no county-level government
#: Total number of Counties and Equivalents in a state

Last Updated on : May 17, 2016

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