A list of states for an HTML select/option tag (drop-down list)

I can never find a list of states for an HTML select/option list (aka, combobox, drop-down list) when I need one, so I’m putting two versions here.

HTML select/option list of states: abbreviations only

The first select/option list shows a list of states, but only shows the abbreviations of the states:

<select name="state" size="1">
  <option value="AK">AK</option>
  <option value="AL">AL</option>
  <option value="AR">AR</option>
  <option value="AZ">AZ</option>
  <option value="CA">CA</option>
  <option value="CO">CO</option>
  <option value="CT">CT</option>
  <option value="DC">DC</option>
  <option value="DE">DE</option>
  <option value="FL">FL</option>
  <option value="GA">GA</option>
  <option value="HI">HI</option>
  <option value="IA">IA</option>
  <option value="ID">ID</option>
  <option value="IL">IL</option>
  <option value="IN">IN</option>
  <option value="KS">KS</option>
  <option value="KY">KY</option>
  <option value="LA">LA</option>
  <option value="MA">MA</option>
  <option value="MD">MD</option>
  <option value="ME">ME</option>
  <option value="MI">MI</option>
  <option value="MN">MN</option>
  <option value="MO">MO</option>
  <option value="MS">MS</option>
  <option value="MT">MT</option>
  <option value="NC">NC</option>
  <option value="ND">ND</option>
  <option value="NE">NE</option>
  <option value="NH">NH</option>
  <option value="NJ">NJ</option>
  <option value="NM">NM</option>
  <option value="NV">NV</option>
  <option value="NY">NY</option>
  <option value="OH">OH</option>
  <option value="OK">OK</option>
  <option value="OR">OR</option>
  <option value="PA">PA</option>
  <option value="RI">RI</option>
  <option value="SC">SC</option>
  <option value="SD">SD</option>
  <option value="TN">TN</option>
  <option value="TX">TX</option>
  <option value="UT">UT</option>
  <option value="VA">VA</option>
  <option value="VT">VT</option>
  <option value="WA">WA</option>
  <option value="WI">WI</option>
  <option value="WV">WV</option>
  <option value="WY">WY</option>
</select>

Version 2: Show the full name of each state

The second list shows the full name of each state to the user, but uses the unique state abbreviation code behind the scenes:

<select name="state" size="1">
  <option value="AL">Alabama</option>
  <option value="AK">Alaska</option>
  <option value="AZ">Arizona</option>
  <option value="AR">Arkansas</option>
  <option value="CA">California</option>
  <option value="CO">Colorado</option>
  <option value="CT">Connecticut</option>
  <option value="DE">Delaware</option>
  <option value="DC">Dist of Columbia</option>
  <option value="FL">Florida</option>
  <option value="GA">Georgia</option>
  <option value="HI">Hawaii</option>
  <option value="ID">Idaho</option>
  <option value="IL">Illinois</option>
  <option value="IN">Indiana</option>
  <option value="IA">Iowa</option>
  <option value="KS">Kansas</option>
  <option value="KY">Kentucky</option>
  <option value="LA">Louisiana</option>
  <option value="ME">Maine</option>
  <option value="MD">Maryland</option>
  <option value="MA">Massachusetts</option>
  <option value="MI">Michigan</option>
  <option value="MN">Minnesota</option>
  <option value="MS">Mississippi</option>
  <option value="MO">Missouri</option>
  <option value="MT">Montana</option>
  <option value="NE">Nebraska</option>
  <option value="NV">Nevada</option>
  <option value="NH">New Hampshire</option>
  <option value="NJ">New Jersey</option>
  <option value="NM">New Mexico</option>
  <option value="NY">New York</option>
  <option value="NC">North Carolina</option>
  <option value="ND">North Dakota</option>
  <option value="OH">Ohio</option>
  <option value="OK">Oklahoma</option>
  <option value="OR">Oregon</option>
  <option value="PA">Pennsylvania</option>
  <option value="RI">Rhode Island</option>
  <option value="SC">South Carolina</option>
  <option value="SD">South Dakota</option>
  <option value="TN">Tennessee</option>
  <option value="TX">Texas</option>
  <option value="UT">Utah</option>
  <option value="VT">Vermont</option>
  <option value="VA">Virginia</option>
  <option value="WA">Washington</option>
  <option value="WV">West Virginia</option>
  <option value="WI">Wisconsin</option>
  <option value="WY">Wyoming</option>
</select>

I’m not sure why it took me so long to do this, but at long last I can quit searching the internet and old applications whenever I need a list of states for a drop-down list.

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Thank you for this list. Very handy.

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I also found this list very helpful. Thanks!

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thanks for this, it was very helpful! :o)

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This list saved me a lot of time typing. Definitely helpful.

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Thanks a lot very helpful

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for enabling my own laziness ;)

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Thanks for saving me the time to type all this in. I appreciate individuals like you who take time to post stuff like this.

- Joe

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I've had this in my bookmarks for months now, tagged as "states," "select," and "dropdown." I've been using it every two weeks or so, and never posted a thank-you.

This is much appreciated.

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