There are 3,068 counties in the United States. Each county is unique in population and size. All but Connecticut and Rhode Island use county governments. Connecticut and Rhode Island have counties, but don't have actual operating governments. Two states have different names for thier counties, Alaska counties are called boroughs and Louisiana counties are called parishes.
|STATE OF||TERRITORY /
|Minnesota||March 3, 1849 /
May 11, 1858 (32nd)
|5,379,139 (21st)||St. Paul (290,770)||87|
|Rhode Island||May 29, 1790 (13th)||1,050,292 (43rd)||Providence (178,432)||5|