Table 2.2A Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State or Territory: 2000–2004

Table 2.2A
Overseas Visitors to the United States by Destination State or Territory: 2000–2004

(Thousands of visitors1)

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2004 Rank State/Territory 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Percent change, 2000–2004
1 New York 5,922 5,043 4,492 4,200 5,426 –8.4
2 Florida 6,026 5,262 4,416 4,200 4,430 –26.5
3 California 6,364 4,847 4,053 3,984 4,207 –33.9
4 Hawaii 2,727 2,205 1,950 1,947 2,215 –18.8
5 Nevada 2,364 1,572 1,281 1,370 1,626 –31.2
6 Guam 1,325 1,113 1,071 847 1,036 –21.8
7 Illinois 1,377 1,113 1,071 829 975 –29.2
8 Massachusetts 1,429 1,179 937 829 935 –34.6
9 Texas 1,169 939 822 829 874 –25.2
10 New Jersey 909 808 707 685 833 –8.4
11 Pennsylvania 649 699 669 613 691 6.5
12 Arizona 883 633 554 487 630 –28.7
13 Georgia 805 786 593 451 427 –47.0
14 Michigan 494 437 363 361 366 –25.9
14 Washington 468 393 363 342 366 –21.8
16 Colorado 519 437 382 288 345 –33.5
17 Ohio 390 393 325 324 325 –16.7
17 Utah 416 284 287 252 325 –21.9
19 Virginia 364 327 287 234 305 –16.2
19 North Carolina 416 306 306 252 305 –26.7

1 Excludes visitors from Canada and Mexico.

NOTES: Some states not shown due to low sampling size of overseas visitors (i.e., less than 100 respondents for 2002-2004). Numbers are based on an estimation procedure. Identical or similar rankings are the result of the source estimation methodology. Overseas visitors idenitfy their main destination while in the United States.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Information on Inbound Travel to the United States available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/f-2004-45-540/index.html as of June 2005.