US Regions by Number of Subway Stations

Mar 8, 2019
Subway Stations in US Regions

The chart above shows the number of subway stations in each region.  The Northeast has more subway stations than all other regions combined.


  • The difference between the region with the most subway stations, the Northeast, and the region with the least, a tie between the West and the South, is 641 stations.
  • The Northeast has 11.51 times the subway stations that the West and the South each have.
  • The New York City Subway has more stations (424) than all other regions combined (285).
  • The Chicago L and the Washington Metro each have more stations than each of the South and the West.


  • Data is from 2017.
  • Hawaii is currently working on building a subway system for Honolulu which is slated to have 21 stations; this would bring the West up to third place.
  • The Northeastern US consists of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  • The Midwestern US consists of Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
  • The Southern US consists of Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia.
  • The Western US consists of California, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Hawaii, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming.
  • All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.


There are ten subway systems that have less stations than the South or the West, two are from the South, two from the West, one is from the Midwest, and five are from the Northeast.

The New York City Subway makes up 60.40% of the Northeast's total stations, the Chicago L makes up 88.96% of the Midwest's total, Atlanta's MARTA accounts for 62.30% of the South's total, and San Francisco's BART accounts for 73.77% of the West's total stations.


Wikipedia.  2019.  "List of Metro Systems."  Accessed February 24, 2019.

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