List of Presidents of the United States by home state

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These lists give the states of primary affiliation, states of birth and places of birth of the Presidents of the United States.

Note: The flags presented for the states are the present day flags, which were not necessarily adopted in the times of the earliest presidents.

States of primary affiliation[edit]

States shown by number of US Presidents primarily affiliated with them.

States of primary affiliation by president[edit]

1George Washington Virginia
2John Adams Massachusetts
3Thomas Jefferson Virginia
4James Madison Virginia
5James Monroe Virginia
6John Quincy Adams Massachusetts
7Andrew Jackson Tennessee
8Martin Van Buren New York
9William Henry Harrison Ohio
10John Tyler Virginia
11James K. Polk Tennessee
12Zachary Taylor Louisiana
13Millard Fillmore New York
14Franklin Pierce New Hampshire
15James Buchanan Pennsylvania
16Abraham Lincoln Illinois
17Andrew Johnson Tennessee
18Ulysses S. Grant Illinois[1]
19Rutherford B. Hayes Ohio
20James A. Garfield Ohio
21Chester A. Arthur New York
22,24Grover Cleveland New York[2]
23Benjamin Harrison Indiana
25William McKinley Ohio
26Theodore Roosevelt New York
27William Howard Taft Ohio
28Woodrow Wilson New Jersey
29Warren G. Harding Ohio
30Calvin Coolidge Massachusetts
31Herbert Hoover California
32Franklin D. Roosevelt New York
33Harry S. Truman Missouri
34Dwight D. Eisenhower Kansas
35John F. Kennedy Massachusetts
36Lyndon B. Johnson Texas
37Richard Nixon California
38Gerald Ford Michigan
39Jimmy Carter Georgia
40Ronald Reagan California
41George H. W. Bush Texas
42Bill Clinton Arkansas
43George W. Bush Texas
44Barack Obama Illinois

Presidents by state of primary affiliation[edit]

A list of all 44 presidents based on residence and birth, with priority given to residence. Only 18 out of the 50 states are represented. Presidents with an asterisk (*) did not primarily reside in their respective birth states (they were not born in the state listed below).

StatePresidents per statePresidents#th President
 New York6Martin Van Buren8
Millard Fillmore13
Chester A. Arthur*21
Grover Cleveland*22
Theodore Roosevelt26
Franklin D. Roosevelt32
 Ohio6William Henry Harrison*9
Rutherford B. Hayes19
James A. Garfield20
William McKinley25
William Howard Taft27
Warren G. Harding29
 Virginia5George Washington1
Thomas Jefferson3
James Madison4
James Monroe5
John Tyler10
 Massachusetts4John Adams2
John Quincy Adams6
Calvin Coolidge*30
John F. Kennedy35
 California3Herbert Hoover*31
Richard Nixon37
Ronald Reagan*40
 Illinois3Abraham Lincoln*16
Ulysses S. Grant*18
Barack Obama*44
 Tennessee3Andrew Jackson*7
James K. Polk*11
Andrew Johnson*17
 Texas3Lyndon B. Johnson36
George H. W. Bush*41
George W. Bush*43
 Arkansas1Bill Clinton42
 Georgia1Jimmy Carter39
 Indiana1Benjamin Harrison*23
 Kansas1Dwight D. Eisenhower*34
 Louisiana1Zachary Taylor*12
 Michigan1Gerald Ford*38
 Missouri1Harry S. Truman33
 New Hampshire1Franklin Pierce14
 New Jersey1Woodrow Wilson*28
 Pennsylvania1James Buchanan15

Places of birth[edit]

States shown by number of US Presidents born there.

Presidents by state of birth[edit]

StateQuantityPresidentYear electedBirthplace
 Virginia8George Washington1788Popes Creek Plantation, Westmoreland County
Thomas Jefferson1800Shadwell, Albemarle County
James Madison1808Port Conway, King George County
James Monroe1816Monroe Hall, Westmoreland County
William Henry Harrison1840Berkeley Plantation, Charles City County
John Tyler1841Charles City County
Zachary Taylor1848Barboursville, Orange County
Woodrow Wilson1912House in Staunton
 Ohio7Ulysses S. Grant1868Point Pleasant, Clermont County
Rutherford B. Hayes1876Delaware, Delaware County
James A. Garfield1880Orange Township, Cuyahoga County
Benjamin Harrison1888North Bend, Hamilton County
William McKinley1896Niles, Trumbull County
William Howard Taft1908Cincinnati, Hamilton County
Warren G. Harding1920Near Blooming Grove, Morrow County
 Massachusetts4John Adams1796John Adams Birthplace, Quincy,[3] Norfolk County
John Quincy Adams1824John Quincy Adams Birthplace, Quincy,[4] Norfolk County
John F. Kennedy196083 Beals Street, Brookline, Norfolk County
George H. W. Bush1988173 Adams Street, Milton, Norfolk County
 New York4Martin Van Buren1836Kinderhook, Columbia County
Millard Fillmore1850Summerhill, Cayuga County
Theodore Roosevelt190128 East 20th Street, Manhattan, New York City
Franklin D. Roosevelt1932Hyde Park, Dutchess County
 North Carolina2James K. Polk1844Pineville, North Carolina
Andrew Johnson1865Casso's Inn, Raleigh
 Texas2Dwight D. Eisenhower1952208 East Day Street, Denison, Grayson County
Lyndon B. Johnson1963Near the Pedernales River in Stonewall, Gillespie County
 Vermont2Chester A. Arthur1881Fairfield, Vermont
Calvin Coolidge1923Plymouth, Vermont
 Arkansas1Bill Clinton1992Julia Chester Hospital, Hope, Arkansas[5]
 California1Richard Nixon1968A house in Yorba Linda
 Connecticut1George W. Bush2000Grace-New Haven Community Hospital,[6] New Haven
 Georgia1Jimmy Carter1976Wise Sanitarium[7] in Plains
 Hawaii1Barack Obama2008Kapiʻolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, Honolulu[8]
 Illinois1Ronald Reagan1980Graham Building, Tampico
 Iowa1Herbert Hoover1928West Branch
 Kentucky1Abraham Lincoln1860Sinking Spring Farm, near Hodgenville
 Missouri1Harry S. Truman19451009 Truman Street, Lamar
 Nebraska1Gerald Ford19743202 Woolworth Ave., Omaha
 New Hampshire1Franklin Pierce1852Hillsborough, New Hampshire
 New Jersey1Grover Cleveland1884First Presbyterian Church rectory, Caldwell
 Pennsylvania1James Buchanan1856Mercersburg
 South Carolina1Andrew Jackson1828Lancaster County[9]

Communities where presidents were born[edit]

Barboursville, VirginiaZachary Taylor
Blooming Grove, OhioWarren G. Harding
Braintree, MassachusettsJohn Quincy Adams
Brookline, MassachusettsJohn F. Kennedy
Caldwell, New JerseyGrover Cleveland
Charles City County, VirginiaWilliam Henry Harrison
John Tyler
Cincinnati, OhioWilliam Howard Taft
Cove Gap, PennsylvaniaJames Buchanan
Delaware, OhioRutherford B. Hayes
Denison, TexasDwight D. Eisenhower
Fairfield, VermontChester A. Arthur[10]
Hillsborough, New HampshireFranklin Pierce
Honolulu, HawaiiBarack Obama
Hope, ArkansasBill Clinton
Hyde Park, New YorkFranklin D. Roosevelt
Kinderhook, New YorkMartin Van Buren
Lamar, MissouriHarry S. Truman
Lancaster County, South CarolinaAndrew Jackson
Milton, MassachusettsGeorge H. W. Bush
Moreland Hills, OhioJames A. Garfield
New Haven, ConnecticutGeorge W. Bush
New York City, New YorkTheodore Roosevelt
Niles, OhioWilliam McKinley
Nolin Creek, Kentucky[11]Abraham Lincoln
North Bend, OhioBenjamin Harrison
Omaha, NebraskaGerald Ford
Pineville, North CarolinaJames K. Polk
Plains, GeorgiaJimmy Carter
Plymouth, VermontCalvin Coolidge
Point Pleasant, OhioUlysses S. Grant
Port Conway, VirginiaJames Madison
Braintree, MassachusettsJohn Adams
Raleigh, North CarolinaAndrew Johnson
Shadwell, VirginiaThomas Jefferson
Stonewall, TexasLyndon B. Johnson
Staunton, VirginiaWoodrow Wilson
Moravia, New YorkMillard Fillmore
Tampico, IllinoisRonald Reagan
West Branch, IowaHerbert Hoover
Westmoreland County, VirginiaGeorge Washington
James Monroe
Yorba Linda, CaliforniaRichard Nixon

Presidents who did not primarily reside in their respective birth states[edit]

As of 2012, 19 out of 43 individuals (44%) – accounting for Grover Cleveland's two non-consecutive terms—served as President after officially residing in a different place than their birth.

PresidentBirth stateHome state
Andrew Jackson South Carolina Tennessee
William Henry Harrison Virginia Ohio
James K. Polk North Carolina Tennessee
Zachary Taylor Virginia Louisiana
Abraham Lincoln Kentucky Illinois
Andrew Johnson North Carolina Tennessee
Ulysses S. Grant Ohio Illinois
Chester A. Arthur Vermont New York
Grover Cleveland New Jersey New York
Benjamin Harrison Ohio Indiana
Woodrow Wilson Virginia New Jersey
Calvin Coolidge Vermont Massachusetts
Herbert Hoover Iowa California
Dwight D. Eisenhower Texas Kansas
Gerald Ford Nebraska Michigan
Ronald Reagan Illinois California
George H. W. Bush Massachusetts Texas
George W. Bush Connecticut Texas
Barack Obama Hawaii Illinois

Presidents born as British subjects[edit]

The following Presidents were born British subjects before the establishment of the United States:

The following Presidents were born British subjects, as well as American citizens, after the establishment of the United States:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ While Grant's birth state was Ohio, his home prior to his election was in Galena, IL. The Library of Congress contains the official Senate record for the election, which states that Grant was elected from the state of Illinois, not Ohio. See A Century of Lawmaking. The official House record for the election, also preserved on the Library of Congress website, says the same thing.
  2. ^ Shortly after the election of James Garfield, the Democratic National Committee hired a New York attorney Arthur P. Hinman to dig up dirt on the vice president elect Chester Arthur. The Democrats did not believe that Chester was born in Fairfield, Vermont, nor did they believe he was even born in the United States of America. Hinman concluded that Arthur was born in Dunham, Quebec in Canada, not Fairfield, and was therefore not an American citizen. He accused Arthur of traveling to Canada following his election as vice president in 1880 to see if there were any records or evidence of his birth. Finding none, he chose Fairfield, Vermont as his birthplace. He claimed that Arthur knew nobody would be able to prove otherwise and he was supported by the fact that his father was a preacher there around the time of his birth. Hinman even went so far as to claim that the Arthurs did have a baby son while in Fairfield who had died as an infant and Chester Arthur had deviously appropriated his deceased younger brother’s birth records. In 1884, Hinman published his explosive allegations in his book How a British Subject became President of the United States. Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces by Louis L. Picone
  3. ^ John Adams Birthplace was then part of Braintree.
  4. ^ Then a part of Braintree.
  5. ^ Note: Bill Clinton's home in his first four years is sometimes called the Bill Clinton Birthplace, although the name is misleading.
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  9. ^ Born in the Waxhaw region on the North CarolinaSouth Carolina border. Exactly on which side of the border Jackson was born is in dispute. Jackson himself considered South Carolina as his birth state, and that is how it is most frequently listed.
  10. ^ There are some claims that Arthur was in fact born in Canada, not far from his official Vermont birthplace. His father was an Irish-born Canadian who was not naturalized as a U.S. citizen until some years after Arthur's birth. See here for details.
  11. ^ The modern county in which Lincoln's birthplace lies, LaRue County, was not created until 1843.
  12. ^ The Official Library of Congress Naturalization Record for William Arthur (father of Chester Arthur) states that William Arthur (who was born in Ireland and later emigrated to Canada) was not naturalized until 14 years after the birth of Chester Arthur. His father's British subjecthood, governed by English common law, was conferred via jus sanguinis; cf. William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England I.10 ("Of People, Whether Aliens, Denizens or Natives"), Oxford 1765-1769: […] all children, born out of the king’s ligeance, whose fathers were natural-born subjects, are now natural-born subjects themselves, to all intents and purposes, without any exception; […].
  13. ^ According to the British Nationality Act 1948, Obama was from birth a Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent (jus sanguinis) through his father, a native of Kenya, which was then a British colony. This status reverted to Kenyan citizenship upon Kenya's independence in 1963, and Obama lost his Kenyan citizenship upon turning 23 in 1984 because the Kenyan Constitution prohibits dual citizenship for adults. Does Barack Obama have Kenyan citizenship? See also: Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories