List of US States (Excel, csv, text)

This page contains a complete list of US states, as well as downloadable Excel, csv and text files that are ready-made to block unwanted US states from your AdWords campaigns.

List of US States and Territories

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Samoa
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Marianas Islands
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

How to use this list of US States

This list of us states and territories has been cleaned and prepared for use in search marketing campaigns. I mostly use it to block any searches related to US states where my clients don’t provide services - even if they’re not based in the US.

For example, if your organization doesn’t offer services in all US states and territories, you can use this list to create a negative keyword list where you don’t offer services. This way you can block targeting people looking for services in Hawaii, Puerto Rico or Samoa and avoid unnecessary spending and keep the CTR and Quality Score high.

Comments on this list

  • Always have a quick look at the keywords in your list, to make sure that you’re not blocking or targeting any keywords you’d like to avoid (e.g. if you are selling Hawaii shirts, you don’t want to use “Hawaii” as a negative keyword);
  • When using this list as negative keywords, make sure that your brand isn’t accidentally blocked (e.g. “Ohio Outfitters”);
  • If you find this list useful, you probably can also benefit from using our countries of the world list.

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