Geek Trivia

Which Of These U.S. States Has The Largest Water To Land Ratio?

Michigan
Hawaii
Florida
Maryland
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Answer: Michigan

When it comes to land-to-water ratio, it’s tough to beat Michigan. Not only does the state have an incredible number of inland lakes (more than 11,000 scattered across the state), but it’s surrounded by some of the largest fresh water bodies in the world, the Great Lakes.

As such, Michigan has the largest ratio of land to water area among all U.S. states. The state is 58.46 percent land and 41.54 percent water. On the opposite end of things, you’ve got the incredibly dry state of New Mexico which is a parched 99.76 percent land and 0.24 percent water.