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Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory(1): 2003, 2008, 2012, and 2013

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State 2003 2008 2012 2013
Rank Visitors (thousands) Percent of U.S. total Rank Visitors (thousands) Percent of U.S. total Rank Visitors (thousands) Percent of U.S. total Rank Visitors (thousands) Percent of U.S. total
New York 1 4,200 23.3 1 8,413 33.2 1 9,315 31.3 1 9,804 30.6
Florida 1 4,200 23.3 3 5,246 20.7 2 6,577 22.1 2 7,209 22.5
California 3 3,984 22.1 2 5,296 20.9 3 6,012 20.2 3 6,472 20.2
Hawaii 4 1,947 10.8 5 1,825 7.2 4 2,827 9.5 4 3,172 9.9
Nevada 5 1,370 7.6 4 2,103 8.3 5 2,768 9.3 5 2,915 9.1
Texas 7 829 4.6 9 1,090 4.3 6 1,339 4.5 6 1,570 4.9
Guam 6 847 4.7 8 1,191 4.7 7 1,399 4.7 7 1,474 4.6
Illinois 7 829 4.6 6 1,419 5.6 8 1,399 4.7 8 1,442 4.5
Massachusetts 7 829 4.6 7 1,267 5.0 9 1,339 4.5 9 1,378 4.3
Pennsylvania 11 613 3.4 11 1,014 4.0 10 952 3.2 10 993 3.1
New Jersey 10 685 3.8 10 1,039 4.1 11 863 2.9 11 929 2.9
Arizona 12 487 2.7 12 710 2.8 12 804 2.7 12 833 2.6
Georgia 13 451 2.5 13 634 2.5 13 744 2.5 13 705 2.2
Washington 14 342 1.9 14 456 1.8 14 446 1.5 14 513 1.6
Utah 18 252 1.4 15 380 1.5 15 476 1.6 15 481 1.5
North Carolina 18 252 1.4 17 355 1.4 16 387 1.3 16 384 1.2
Colorado 17 288 1.6 15 380 1.5 17 446 1.5 17 384 1.2
Ohio 16 324 1.8 20 304 1.2 18 357 1.2 18 352 1.1
Virginia 21 234 1.3 18 329 1.3 19 387 1.3 19 352 1.1
Louisiana 22 216 1.2 U U U 21 298 1.0 20 352 1.1
Maryland 23 198 1.1 21 253 1.0 20 298 1.0 21 320 1.0
Connecticut 18 252 1.4 18 329 1.3 22 268 0.9 U U U
Michigan 14 361 2.0 U U U U U U U U U
Tennessee 24 162 0.9 U U U U U U U U U
Minnesota 29 90 0.5 U U U U U U U U U
Oregon 24 162 0.9 U U U U U U U U U
South Carolina 26 144 0.8 U U U U U U U U U
Indiana 26 144 0.8 U U U U U U U U U
New Hampshire 29 90 0.5 U U U U U U U U U
Wisconsin 28 108 0.6 U U U U U U U U U
Kentucky 34 72 0.4 U U U U U U U U U
Missouri 29 90 0.5 U U U U U U U U U
New Mexico 29 90 0.5 U U U U U U U U U
Alabama 29 72 0.4 U U U U U U U U U
Rhode Island 34 72 0.4 U U U U U U U U U
United States, total2   18,026     25,341     29,761     32,038  

1International travelers to the United States from Canada and Mexico are not included.

2Includes U.S. territories.

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: A visitor may visit more than one state. Percent of U.S. total represents the percent of overseas visitors visiting the state. These columns, therefore, do not sum to 100. Some states are not shown due to low sampling size of overseas visitors. The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries instituted a new policy for data quality in 2006. As a result, data is published for fewer states in subsequent years. The District of Columbia is included, together with the rest of its metropolitan area, in table 4-22.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors Estimates for U.S. States, July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017