Table 4-18: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory

Table 4-18: Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State and Territory

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  1997 2000 2002
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 5,274 21.8 3 5,922 22.8 1 4,492 23.5
Florida 2 6,073 25.1 2 6,026 23.2 2 4,416 23.1
California 1 6,436 26.6 1 6,364 24.5 3 4,053 21.2
Hawaii 4 3,073 12.7 4 2,727 11.2 4 1,950 10.2
Nevada 5 2,202 9.1 5 2,364 9.1 5 1,281 6.7
Guam 6 1,355 5.6 8 1,325 5.1 6 1,071 5.6
Illinois 8 1,137 4.7 7 1,377 5.3 6 1,071 5.6
Massachusetts 7 1,210 5.0 6 1,429 5.5 8 937 4.9
Texas 9 1,040 4.3 9 1,169 4.5 9 822 4.3
New Jersey 11 726 3.0 10 909 3.5 10 707 3.7
Pennsylvania 13 629 2.6 13 649 2.5 11 669 3.5
Georgia 12 653 2.7 12 805 3.1 12 593 3.1
Arizona 10 968 4.0 11 883 3.4 13 554 2.9
Colorado 15 532 2.2 14 519 2.0 14 382 2.0
Michigan 21 339 1.4 15 494 1.9 15 363 1.9
Washington 14 581 2.4 16 468 1.8 15 363 1.9
Ohio 17 436 1.8 19 390 1.5 17 325 1.7
North Carolina 16 484 2.0 17 416 1.6 18 306 1.6
Utah 18 411 1.7 17 416 1.6 19 287 1.5
Virginia 19 363 1.5 21 364 1.4 19 287 1.5
Connecticut 23 290 1.2 25 260 1.0 21 268 1.4
Louisiana 19 363 1.5 19 390 1.5 21 268 1.4
Maryland 24 266 1.1 23 312 1.2 23 229 1.2
Tennessee 24 266 1.1 24 286 1.1 24 191 1.0
Minnesota 24 266 1.1 21 364 1.4 25 172 0.9
Oregon 22 315 1.3 26 234 0.9 25 172 0.9
South Carolina 27 242 1.0 28 156 0.6 25 172 0.9
Indiana 30 169 0.7 28 156 0.6 28 134 0.7
New Hampshire 33 121 0.5 31 130 0.5 28 134 0.7
Wisconsin 27 242 1.0 27 208 0.8 28 134 0.7
Maine 31 145 0.6 32 104 0.4 31 115 0.6
Kentucky 36 97 0.4 34 78 0.3 32 96 0.5
Missouri 29 194 0.8 28 156 0.6 32 96 0.5
New Mexico 33 121 0.5 32 104 0.4 32 96 0.5
Vermont 36 97 0.4 U U U 32 96 0.5
Alabama 33 121 0.5 34 78 0.3 36 76 0.4
Rhode Island 36 97 0.4 U U U 36 76 0.4
Wyoming 31 145 0.6 U U U 38 57 0.3
Oklahoma 41 73 0.3 U U U 39 38 0.2
United States, total   24,194     25,974     19,117  

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

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: A visitor may visit more than one state. "Share 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 4-19.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Tourism Industries, Overseas Visitors to Select U.S. States and Territories, annual issues, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/ as of Oct. 8, 2003.