Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory1: 1998, 2002, and 2006

Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory1: 1998, 2002, and 2006

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State 1998 2002 2006
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 1 4,492 23.5 1 6,414 29.6
California 2 5,972 25.2 3 4,053 21.2 2 4,615 21.3
Florida 1 6,067 25.6 2 4,416 23.1 3 4,117 19.0
Hawaii 4 2,796 11.8 4 1,950 10.2 4 2,058 9.5
Nevada 5 1,920 8.1 5 1,281 6.7 5 1,690 7.8
Guam 9 1,043 4.4 6 1,071 5.6 6 1,170 5.4
Massachusetts 7 1,161 4.9 8 937 4.9 7 1,105 5.1
Illinois 6 1,256 5.3 6 1,071 5.6 8 1,083 5.0
Texas 8 1,114 4.7 9 822 4.3 9 975 4.5
New Jersey 10 853 3.6 10 707 3.7 10 845 3.9
Pennsylvania 13 592 2.5 11 669 3.5 11 672 3.1
Arizona 10 853 3.6 13 554 2.9 12 563 2.6
Georgia 12 664 2.8 12 593 3.1 13 520 2.4
Ohio 18 379 1.6 16 325 1.7 14 390 1.8
Washington 14 521 2.2 15 363 1.9 14 390 1.8
Colorado 15 450 1.9 14 382 2.0 U U U
Michigan 18 379 1.6 15 363 1.9 U U U
North Carolina 20 355 1.5 18 306 1.6 U U U
Utah 20 355 1.5 19 287 1.5 U U U
Virginia 16 403 1.7 19 287 1.5 U U U
Connecticut 22 308 1.3 21 268 1.4 U U U
Louisiana 16 403 1.7 21 268 1.4 U U U
Maryland 25 213 0.9 23 229 1.2 U U U
Tennessee 24 237 1.0 24 191 1.0 U U U
Minnesota 25 213 0.9 25 172 0.9 U U U
Oregon 23 261 1.1 25 172 0.9 U U U
South Carolina 25 213 0.9 25 172 0.9 U U U
Indiana 30 142 0.6 28 134 0.7 U U U
New Hampshire 31 118 0.5 28 134 0.7 U U U
Wisconsin 28 190 0.8 28 134 0.7 U U U
Maine 31 118 0.5 31 115 0.6 U U U
Kentucky 37 71 0.3 32 96 0.5 U U U
Missouri 29 166 0.7 32 96 0.5 U U U
New Mexico 31 118 0.5 32 96 0.5 U U U
Vermont 37 71 0.3 32 96 0.5 U U U
Alabama 34 95 0.4 36 76 0.4 U U U
Rhode Island 34 95 0.4 36 76 0.4 U U U
Wyoming 34 95 0.4 38 57 0.3 U U U
Oklahoma 37 71 0.3 39 38 0.2 U U U
Iowa 37 71 0.3 U U U U U U
Alaska 41 47 0.2 U U U U U U
United States, total2   23,698     19,117     21,668  

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 OTTI instituted a new policy for data quality in 2006. As a result, data is published for fewer states in 2006 than in previous 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 Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. States and Territories, Washington, DC: Annual Issues, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of Nov. 23, 2007.