Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations in the United States

State Elevation
(ft.)1
Highest point Elevation
(ft.)
Lowest point Elevation
(ft.)
Alabama 500 Cheaha Mountain 2,405 Gulf of Mexico Sea level
Alaska 1,900 Mt. McKinley 20,320 Pacific Ocean Sea level
Arizona 4,100 Humphreys Peak 12,633 Colorado River 70
Arkansas 650 Magazine Mountain 2,753 Ouachita River 55
California 2,900 Mt. Whitney14,494 Death Valley –2822
Colorado 6,800 Mt. Elbert 14,433 Arkansas River 3,350
Connecticut 500 Mt. Frissell,
 on south slope
2,380 Long Island Sound Sea level
Delaware 60 Ebright Road,
 Del.–Pa. state line
448 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
D.C. 150 Tenleytown,
 at Reno Reservoir
410 Potomac River 1
Florida 100 Sec. 30, T6N, R20W,
 Walton County
345 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Georgia 600 Brasstown Bald 4,784 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Hawaii 3,030 Puu Wekiu, Mauna Kea 13,796 Pacific Ocean Sea level
Idaho 5,000 Borah Peak 12,662 Snake River 710
Illinois 600 Charles Mound 1,235 Mississippi River 279
Indiana 700 Franklin Township,
 Wayne County
1,257 Ohio River 320
Iowa 1,100 Sec. 29, T100N, R41W,
 Osceola County
1,670 Mississippi River 480
Kansas 2,000 Mt. Sunflower 4,039 Verdigris River 679
Kentucky 750 Black Mountain 4,139 Mississippi River 257
Louisiana 100 Driskill Mountain 535 New Orleans –82
Maine 600 Mt. Katahdin 5,267 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Maryland 350 Backbone Mountain 3,360 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Massachusetts 500 Mt. Greylock 3,487 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Michigan 900 Mt. Arvon 1,979 Lake Erie 572
Minnesota 1,200 Eagle Mountain 2,301 Lake Superior 600
Mississippi 300 Woodall Mountain 806 Gulf of Mexico Sea level
Missouri 800 Taum Sauk Mountain 1,772 St. Francis River 230
Montana 3,400 Granite Peak 12,799 Kootenai River 1,800
Nebraska 2,600 Johnson Township,
 Kimball County
5,424 Missouri River 840
Nevada 5,500 Boundary Peak 13,140 Colorado River 479
New Hampshire 1,000 Mt. Washington6,288 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
New Jersey 250 High Point 1,803 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
New Mexico 5,700 Wheeler Peak 13,161 Red Bluff Reservoir 2,842
New York 1,000 Mt. Marcy 5,344 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
North Carolina 700 Mt. Mitchell 6,684 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
North Dakota 1,900 White Butte 3,506 Red River 750
Ohio 850 Campbell Hill 1,549 Ohio River 455
Oklahoma 1,300 Black Mesa 4,973 Little River 289
Oregon 3,300 Mt. Hood 11,239 Pacific Ocean Sea level
Pennsylvania 1,100 Mt. Davis 3,213 Delaware River Sea level
Rhode Island 200 Jerimoth Hill 812 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
South Carolina 350 Sassafras Mountain 3,560 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
South Dakota 2,200 Harney Peak 7,242 Big Stone Lake 966
Tennessee 900 Clingmans Dome 6,643 Mississippi River 178
Texas 1,700 Guadalupe Peak 8,749 Gulf of Mexico Sea level
Utah 6,100 Kings Peak 13,528 Beaverdam Wash 2,000
Vermont 1,000 Mt. Mansfield 4,393 Lake Champlain 95
Virginia 950 Mt. Rogers 5,729 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Washington 1,700 Mt. Rainier 14,410 Pacific Ocean Sea level
West Virginia 1,500 Spruce Knob 4,861 Potomac River 240
Wisconsin 1,050 Timms Hill 1,951 Lake Michigan 579
Wyoming 6,700 Gannett Peak 13,804 Belle Fourche River 3,099
United States 2,500 Mt. McKinley (Alaska) 20,320 Death Valley (California) –2822
1. Approximate mean elevation.
2. Below sea level.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey.

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