Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory1: 1998, 2001, and 2004

Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory1: 1998, 2001, and 2004

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  1998 2001 2004
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 3 5,285 22.3 2 5,043 23.1 1 5,426 26.7
Florida 1 6,067 25.6 1 5,262 24.1 2 4,430 21.8
California 2 5,972 25.2 3 4,847 22.2 3 4,207 20.7
Hawaii 4 2,796 11.8 4 2,205 10.1 4 2,215 10.9
Nevada 5 1,920 8.1 5 1,572 7.2 5 1,626 8.0
Guam 9 1,043 4.4 7 1,113 5.1 6 1,036 5.1
Illinois 6 1,256 5.3 7 1,113 5.1 7 975 4.8
Massachusetts 7 1,161 4.9 6 1,179 5.4 8 935 4.6
Texas 8 1,114 4.7 9 939 4.3 9 874 4.3
New Jersey 10 853 3.6 10 808 3.7 10 833 4.1
Pennsylvania 13 592 2.5 12 699 3.2 11 691 3.4
Arizona 10 853 3.6 13 633 2.9 12 630 3.1
Georgia 12 664 2.8 11 786 3.6 13 427 2.1
Michigan 18 379 1.6 14 437 2.0 14 366 1.8
Washington 14 521 2.2 17 393 1.8 14 366 1.8
Colorado 15 450 1.9 14 437 2.0 16 345 1.7
Ohio 18 379 1.6 17 393 1.8 17 325 1.6
Utah 20 355 1.5 21 284 1.3 17 325 1.6
North Carolina 20 355 1.5 20 306 1.4 19 305 1.5
Virginia 16 403 1.7 19 327 1.5 19 305 1.5
Louisiana 16 403 1.7 14 437 2.0 21 285 1.4
Connecticut 22 308 1.3 21 284 1.3 22 264 1.3
Maryland 25 213 0.9 24 262 1.2 23 203 1.0
Oregon 23 261 1.1 27 175 0.8 23 203 1.0
Minnesota 25 213 0.9 21 284 1.3 25 183 0.9
Tennessee 24 237 1.0 25 240 1.1 25 183 0.9
South Carolina 25 213 0.9 26 196 0.9 27 163 0.8
Missouri 29 166 0.7 28 153 0.7 28 142 0.7
Indiana 30 142 0.6 31 109 0.5 29 122 0.6
Wisconsin 28 190 0.8 28 153 0.7 29 122 0.6
Kentucky 37 71 0.3 U U U 31 81 0.4
Maine 31 118 0.5 30 131 0.6 31 81 0.4
New Hampshire 31 118 0.5 31 109 0.5 31 81 0.4
New Mexico 31 118 0.5 U U U 31 81 0.4
Rhode Island 34 95 0.4 34 87 0.4 31 81 0.4
Alabama 34 95 0.4 31 109 0.5 36 61 0.3
Alaska 41 47 0.2 U U U 36 61 0.3
United States, total2   23,698     21,833     20,322  

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

2 Includes 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 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 Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. States and Territories, Washington, DC: Annual Issues, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of Oct. 24, 2005.