List of highest United States cities by state or territory

This is an incomplete list of the highest cities in each state or territory in the United States, which includes officially-recognized settlements of any size, whether incorporated or not. The District of Columbia is also included. Only settlements that are permanently occupied year round are included.

ListEdit

Elevation Name State, district or territory Refs. Comments
1708 feet (521 m) Mentone   Alabama [1]
3396 feet (1035 m) Paxson   Alaska
1340 feet (408 m)[2] A'oloau village[3]   American Samoa [3] The highest village on Tutuila island (and American Samoa) is the village of A'oloau[3] — A'oloau is at an elevation of 1,340 feet (408 meters),[2] and had a population of 615 as of 2010.[4] The highest peak in American Samoa is Lata Mountain at an elevation of 3,163 feet (964 meters).[5] Lata Mountain is located in the Manu'a District on Ta‘ū island. There are no human settlements on the highest elevations of Lata Mountain. The population of the Manu'a Islands (which includes Ta'u) is 1,143 as of 2010.[6]
9071 feet (2765 m) Hannagan Meadow   Arizona [7] An unincorporated census-designated place in Greenlee County, in the White Mountains in the east central part of the state.
2339 feet (713 m) Deer   Arkansas Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Winslow at 1,729 feet (527 m)
8966 feet (2733 m) Lake Mary   California [8] Unincorporated; highest incorporated town is Mammoth Lakes at 7,920 feet (2414 m)
10,578 feet (3224 m) Alma   Colorado The town limits of Winter Park (9052 feet (2759 m)) extend to 12,060 feet (3676 m).[9] Alma is the highest incorporated city at 10,578 feet (3224 m).[10] Climax is at 11,362 feet (3463 m) and once was incorporated, but is no longer and doesn't have a permanent population.
1319 feet (402 m) Goshen   Connecticut
420 feet (128 m) Barkley   Delaware [11] The city is closest to Ebright Azimuth, the highest point in the state
409 feet (125 m) Washington DC   District of Columbia [12] Fort Reno Park has the highest point in the District of Columbia.[12]
345 feet (105 m) Lakewood   Florida [13] Lowest natural high point in any state
3297 feet (1005 m) Sky Valley   Georgia [14] The elevation of the valley floor is approximately 3100 feet above sea level, while areas within the city limits on the slopes of Rabun Bald exceed 4200 feet. [15]
1332 feet (406 m) Agat   Guam [16] Mount Lamlam is the highest mountain in Guam (1332 ft / 406 meters),[16] and it is located within the boundaries of the village of Agat.[17] However, most of the village's population lives near sea level. The village of Umatac is also at a high elevation.
3750 feet (1143 m) Volcano   Hawaii
6290 feet (1917 m) Island Park   Idaho [18]
994 feet (303 m) Stockton   Illinois
1211 feet (369 m) Bethel   Indiana [19]
1598 feet (487 m) Allendorf   Iowa [19] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city or town is Melvin at 1,581 feet (482 m).
3907 feet (1191 m) Kanorado   Kansas
1762 feet (537 m) Payne Gap   Kentucky [19]
384 feet (117 m) Arcadia   Louisiana [20] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city or town is Ruston at 332 feet (101 m)
1795 feet (547 m) Carrabassett Valley   Maine
2894 feet (882 m) Keysers Ridge   Maryland [21] Unincorporated; highest incorporated town is Deer Park.
2064 feet (629 m) Peru   Massachusetts
1473 feet (449 m) Iron River   Michigan [22]
2000 feet (610 m) Isabella   Minnesota [23] Unincorporated community
600 feet (183 m) Holly Springs   Mississippi
1694 feet (516 m) Cedar Gap   Missouri Unincorporated; highest incorporated town is Seymour at 1645 feet (501 m)[citation needed]
7608 feet (2319 m) Cooke City   Montana [24]
4876 feet (1486 m) Harrison   Nebraska
7510 feet (2289 m) Mount Charleston   Nevada [25] Unincorporated town
1980 feet (604 m) Clarksville   New Hampshire [26]
1066 feet (325 m) Montague   New Jersey High Point, the highest point in the state, is located within the Montague township
9321 feet (2841 m) Taos Ski Valley   New Mexico [27]
2349 feet (716 m) Knapp Creek   New York [28] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Olean at 1,447 feet (441 m).[29]
5506 feet (1678 m) Beech Mountain   North Carolina [30]
3192 feet (973 m) Rhame   North Dakota [31]
1627 feet (496 m) Rota municipality   Northern Mariana Islands [32] Rota is the highest municipality in the Northern Mariana Islands with a permanent human population.[32] An unnamed point on Agrihan island is higher (3,166 feet / 965 meters)[33] but Agrihan island has no permanent human population. Agrihan island is located within the Northern Islands Municipality, which also has no permanent human population. Rota had a population of 2,527 in 2010.[32]
1550 feet (472 m) Bellefontaine   Ohio Campbell Hill, the highest point in the state, is within the Bellefontaine city limits
4353 feet (1327 m) Kenton   Oklahoma [34] Unincorporated
6306 feet (1922 m) Greenhorn   Oregon No year round population, but there are a handful of cabins which are semi-permanently populated[35]
2530 feet (771 m) Seven Springs   Pennsylvania Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Hazleton at 1,886 feet (575 m),[36] one of the highest incorporated cities east of the Mississippi.
2401 feet (732 m) Aibonito   Puerto Rico [37]
812 feet (247 m) Foster   Rhode Island [38] Jerimoth Hill, the highest point in the state, is located in Foster
1750 feet (533 m) Rocky Bottom   South Carolina Unincorporated, Pickens is the highest incorporated town at 1,120 feet (341 m)
5315 feet (1620 m) Custer   South Dakota [39] Most of Lead surpasses Custer in elevation[citation needed]
3133 feet (955 m) Trade   Tennessee [40] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Mountain City, elevation 2,418 feet
4900 feet (1494 m) Fort Davis   Texas [41] Unincorporated; highest incorporated city is Marfa, elevation 4,685 feet
9800 feet (2987 m) Brian Head   Utah [42]
1555 feet (474 m) Northside subdistrict, Saint Thomas   U.S. Virgin Islands [43][44]

The highest point of the U.S. Virgin Islands is Crown Mountain, located in the Northside subdistrict on Saint Thomas island.[43][44] The population of the Northside subdistrict was 10,049 in 2010.[45] The settlement of Zambee is near the highest point. The population of Saint Thomas island in 2010 was 51,634 (about 48.5% of US Virgin Islands total).[46]

2215 feet (675 m) Woodford   Vermont [47]
3638 feet (1109 m) Whitetop   Virginia [48] Unincorporated. The Town of Tazewell, Virginia is an incorporated community with a population of 4,655 and an elevation of 2,503 feet.
2622 feet (799 m) Waterville   Washington [49] Highest settlement is Paradise at 5,400 feet (1646 m), but does not have any permanent population
3751 feet (1143 m) Flat Top   West Virginia Unincorporated. The highest incorporated town is Davis at 3100 feet (945 m) The Snowshoe Mountain resort village is the second-highest point in the state at 4848 feet (1478 m), but is neither incorporated nor permanently populated.
1736 feet (529 m) Star Lake   Wisconsin [11]
9728 feet (2965 m) Jay's Roost   Wyoming [50] Not a census-designated place; highest census-designated place is Fox Park at 9,062 feet (2,762 m).[citation needed]

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