How people in US States are called

It’s common knowledge that people living in Florida are called Floridians and that, on the West Coast, the people living in California are straightforwadly called Californians.

Those two States have made it easy on us but some other ones, like Massachussetts have generally unknown demonyms like Massachusites which merely has a few hundred hits in the Google Search engine!

So in order to help everybody make sense of how people are called in the 50 US States, here’s the updated list, straight from the Wikipedia but with a few adjustments, here and there.

Now, you’ll be able to impress your “Mississippian” friends by merely knowing how they’re called.

State/territoryAdjectiveDemonym
colloquial
AlabamaAlabamianAlabamians
AlaskaAlaskanAlaskans
ArizonaArizonanArizonans
ArkansasArkansanArkansans
CaliforniaCalifornianCalifornians
ColoradoColoradanColoradans, Coloradoans
ConnecticutConnecticuters“Nutmeggers”
DelawareDelawareanDelawareans
FloridaFloridianFloridians
GeorgiaGeorgianGeorgians
HawaiiHawaiianHawaiians“Islanders”Hawaiian:“Kamaʻāina” (natives)

“Malihini” (non-natives)

IdahoIdahoanIdahoans
IndianaHoosier“Hoosiers”
IllinoisIllinoisanIllinoisans
IowaIowanIowans“Hawkeyes”
KansasKansanKansans
KentuckyKentuckianKentuckians
LouisianaLouisiananLouisianans, Louisianians
MaineMainers“Down Easters”
MarylandMarylandersFree-Staters“”Old Liners
MassachusettsBay Staters (official), Massachusites (traditional)
MichiganMichiganders, Michiganians
MinnesotaMinnesotanMinnesotans
MississippiMississippianMississippians
MissouriMissourianMissourians
MontanaMontananMontanans
NebraskaNebraskanNebraskans
NevadaNevadanNevadans
New HampshireNew HampshiriteNew Hampshirites
New JerseyNew Jerseyans, New Jerseyites
New MexicoNew MexicanNew Mexicans
New YorkNew Yorkers
North CarolinaNorth CarolinianNorth CaroliniansTar Heels
North DakotaNorth DakotanNorth Dakotans
OhioOhioans“Buckeyes”
OklahomaOklahomanOklahomans“Sooners”
OregonOregonianOregonians
PennsylvaniaPennsylvanianPennsylvanians
Rhode IslandRhode Islanders
South CarolinaSouth CarolinianSouth Carolinians
South DakotaSouth DakotanSouth Dakotans
TennesseeTennesseanTennessean, volunteers
TexasTexanTexans
UtahUtahn, UtahanUtahns, Utahans
VermontVermonters
VirginiaVirginianVirginians
WashingtonWashingtonianWashingtonians
West VirginiaWest VirginianWest Virginians
WisconsinWisconsinites
WyomingWyomes

US Constitution

Most of these names come from way back so if you do some research on them, you’re sure to learn a thing or two as to how they came about.

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