Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory1: 1998, 2001, and 2005

Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory1: 1998, 2001, and 2005

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  1998 2001 2005
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 6,092 28.1
California 2 5,972 25.2 3 4,847 22.2 2 4,791 22.1
Florida 1 6,067 25.6 1 5,262 24.1 3 4,379 20.2
Hawaii 4 2,796 11.8 4 2,205 10.1 4 2,255 10.4
Nevada 5 1,920 8.1 5 1,572 7.2 5 1,821 8.4
Illinois 6 1,256 5.3 7 1,113 5.1 6 1,149 5.3
Guam 9 1,043 4.4 7 1,113 5.1 7 1,127 5.2
New Jersey 10 853 3.6 10 808 3.7 8 997 4.6
Texas 8 1,114 4.7 9 939 4.3 9 954 4.4
Massachusetts 7 1,161 4.9 6 1,179 5.4 10 867 4.0
Georgia 12 664 2.8 11 786 3.6 11 650 3.0
Pennsylvania 13 592 2.5 12 699 3.2 12 629 2.9
Arizona 10 853 3.6 13 633 2.9 13 564 2.6
Ohio 18 379 1.6 17 393 1.8 14 369 1.7
Washington 14 521 2.2 17 393 1.8 14 369 1.7
Michigan 18 379 1.6 14 437 2.0 16 325 1.5
Colorado 15 450 1.9 14 437 2.0 17 303 1.4
North Carolina 20 355 1.5 20 306 1.4 18 282 1.3
Virginia 16 403 1.7 19 327 1.5 18 282 1.3
Connecticut 22 308 1.3 21 284 1.3 20 260 1.2
Tennessee 24 237 1.0 25 240 1.1 20 260 1.2
Utah 20 355 1.5 21 284 1.3 20 260 1.2
Maryland 25 213 0.9 24 262 1.2 23 238 1.1
Oregon 23 261 1.1 27 175 0.8 24 173 0.8
South Carolina 25 213 0.9 26 196 0.9 24 173 0.8
Indiana 30 142 0.6 31 109 0.5 26 152 0.7
Missouri 29 166 0.7 28 153 0.7 26 152 0.7
Wisconsin 28 190 0.8 28 153 0.7 26 152 0.7
Louisiana 16 403 1.7 14 437 2.0 29 108 0.5
Minnesota 25 213 0.9 21 284 1.3 29 108 0.5
Rhode Island 34 95 0.4 34 87 0.4 29 108 0.5
Maine 31 118 0.5 30 131 0.6 32 U U
Kentucky 37 71 0.3 U U U 32 U U
New Hampshire 31 118 0.5 31 109 0.5 32 U U
New Mexico 31 118 0.5 U U U 32 U U
Alabama 34 95 0.4 31 109 0.5 32 U U
Alaska 41 47 0.2 U U U 32 U U
United States, total2   23,698     21,833     21,679  

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 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. 5, 2006.