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State Resident's Names

List of US state resident's names: ie. Inhabitant, Citizen, Denizen, Indweller, and Local

Profiles each of the 50 US states residents names. Also, access the meaning of the state's nicknames and the origin of the state name, as well as postal codes.

Residency is the act of establishing or maintaining a residence in a given place.

Resident is someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

ie. Resident, inhabitant, citizen, denizen, indweller, local

Do you know what to call people from each state? We've listed the names of state residents (demonyms) to help you figure it out! This is a list of terms used to designate the residents of specific US states, including officially recognized names, informal State Name, and slang terms

State Resident's Names

States
State Demonyms-Resident's Name
(U.S. GPO-Alternate)
Alabama
Resident's Name
Alabamian, Alabaman
Alaska
Resident's Name
Alaskan
Arizona
Resident's Name
Arizonan, Arizonian, Sand Cutter
Arkansas
Resident's Name
Arkansan, Arkansawyer, Arkie
California
Resident's Name
Californian
Colorado
Resident's Name
Coloradan, Coloradoan (archaic)
Connecticut
Resident's Name
Connecticuter; Nutmegger, Connecticotian, Connecticutensian, Connecticutian, Connetian
DC
Resident's
Names
Washingtonian
Delaware
Resident's Name
Delawarean, Blue Hen's Chicken, Muskrat
Florida
Resident's Name
Floridian, Floridan
Georgia
Resident's Name
Georgian, Buzzard, Cracker, Goober-grabber, Sand-hiller
Hawaii
Resident's Name
Hawaiian, Kamaina
(native-born nonethnic Hawaiian),
Malihini (newcomer),  Islander (Hawaii Resident)
Idaho
Resident's Name
Idahoan
Illinois
Resident's Name
Illinoisan, Illinoisian, Illinoian, Sucker, Sand-hiller, Egyptian
Indiana
Resident's Name
Indianian, Indianans, Hoosier
Iowa
Resident's Name
Iowan
Kansas
Resident's Name
Kansan, Sunflower, Grasshopper
Kentucky
Resident's Name
Kentuckian, Corncracker
Louisiana
Resident's Name
Louisianan, Louisianian
Maine
Resident's Name
Mainer, Down Easter or Downeaster, Mainiac, Pine Tree, Fox
Maryland
Resident's Name
Marylander
Massachusetts
Resident's Name
Massachusettsan, Bay Stater (official term used by state government), Massachusite (traditional)
Michigan
Resident's Name
Michiganian, Michigander, Mashugana, Michiganer, Michiganese, Michigine, Wolverine, Michiganite, Yooper/Troll (for residents of the Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula, respectively), Flatlander (for residents of the mid and southern portions of the Lower Peninsula)
Minnesota
Resident's Name
Minnesotan
Mississippi
Resident's Name
Mississippian
Missouri
Resident's Name
Missourian
Montana
Resident's Name
Montanan
Nebraska
Resident's Name
Nebraskan, Cornhusker
Nevada
Resident's Name
Nevadan, Nevadian
New Hampshire
Resident's Name
New Hampshirite, New Hampshireman or New Hampshirewoman
New Jersey
Resident's Name
New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
New Mexico
Resident's Name
New Mexican
New York
Resident's Name
New Yorker
North Carolina
Resident's Name
North Carolinian, Tar Boiler, Tar Heel
North Dakota
Resident's Name
North Dakotan
Ohio
Resident's Name
Ohioan, Buckeye
Oklahoma
Resident's Name
Oklahoman, Okie, Sooner
Oregon
Resident's Name
Oregonian
Pennsylvania
Resident's Name
Pennsylvanian, Pennamite
Rhode Island
Resident's Name
Rhode Islander, Rhodean, Swamp Yankee
South Carolina
Resident's Name
South Carolinian
South Dakota
Resident's Name
South Dakotan
Tennessee
Resident's Name
Tennessean, Volunteer, Big Bender, Butternut
Texas
Resident's Name
Texan, Texian (Anglo-Texan - historical), Tejano (Mexican-Texan), Texican (archaic)
Utah
Resident's Name
Utahn, Utahan
Vermont
Resident's Name
Vermonter
Virginia
Resident's Name
Virginian
Washington
Resident's Name
Washingtonian
West Virginia
Resident's Name
West Virginian
Wisconsin
Resident's Name
Wisconsinite, Cheesehead
Wyoming
Resident's Name
Wyomingite



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