Table 4-21: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory(1): 2001, 2006, 2010, and 2011

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State 2001 2006 2010 2011
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 2 5,043 23.1 1 6,414 29.6 1 8,647 32.8 1 9,508 34.1
California 3 4,847 22.2 2 4,615 21.3 3 5,615 21.3 2 6,134 22.0
Florida 1 5,262 24.1 3 4,117 19.0 2 5,826 22.1 3 5,688 20.4
Nevada 5 1,572 7.2 5 1,690 7.8 4 2,504 9.5 4 2,872 10.3
Hawaiian Islands 4 2,205 10.1 4 2,058 9.5 5 2,135 8.1 5 2,286 8.2
Massachusetts 6 1,179 5.4 7 1,105 5.1 7 1,292 4.9 6 1,422 5.1
Texas 9 939 4.3 9 975 4.5 9 1,028 3.9 7 1,283 4.6
Illinois 7 1,113 5.1 8 1,083 5.0 8 1,186 4.5 8 1,255 4.5
Guam 7 1,113 5.1 6 1,170 5.4 6 1,318 5.0 9 1,227 4.4
New Jersey 10 808 3.7 10 845 3.9 10 975 3.7 10 976 3.5
Pennsylvania 12 699 3.2 11 672 3.1 11 923 3.5 11 920 3.3
Arizona 13 633 2.9 12 563 2.6 13 765 2.9 12 864 3.1
Georgia 11 786 3.6 13 520 2.4 12 817 3.1 13 669 2.4
Utah 21 284 1.3 U U U 15 475 1.8 14 502 1.8
Washington 17 393 1.8 14 390 1.8 14 501 1.9 14 502 1.8
Colorado 14 437 2.0 U U U 17 343 1.3 16 446 1.6
Virginia 19 327 1.5 U U U 16 369 1.4 17 362 1.3
North Carolina 20 306 1.4 U U U 17 343 1.3 18 335 1.2
Maryland 24 262 1.2 U U U U U U 18 335 1.2
Connecticut 21 284 1.3 U U U 20 290 1.1 20 307 1.1
Ohio 17 393 1.8 14 390 1.8 19 316 1.2 21 279 1.0
Louisiana 14 437 2.0 U U U U U U U U U
Michigan 14 437 2.0 U U U U U U U U U
Minnesota 21 284 1.3 U U U U U U U U U
Tennessee 25 240 1.1 U U U U U U U U U
South Carolina 26 196 0.9 U U U U U U U U U
Oregon 27 175 0.8 U U U U U U U U U
Missouri 28 153 0.7 U U U U U U U U U
Wisconsin 28 153 0.7 U U U U U U U U U
Maine 30 131 0.6 U U U U U U U U U
Alabama 31 109 0.5 U U U U U U U U U
Indiana 31 109 0.5 U U U U U U U U U
New Hampshire 31 109 0.5 U U U U U U U U U
Rhode Island 34 87 0.4 U U U U U U U U U
United States, total2   21,833     21,668     26,363     27,883  

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, Cities, and Census Regions available at tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/inbound.general_information.inbound_overview.html as of June 2013.