United States Age of Consent Map

What is the legal Age of Consent in the United States?

In the United States, the Age of Consent is the legal age at which an individual is considered mature enough to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape, even (in some jurisdictions), if both partners are themselves younger than the Age of Consent.

Age Of Consent:

16 years old
17 years old
18 years old

Age of Consent across the United States

The legal age of consent varies from 16 to 18 years old from state to state across the United States. In some states, a "close in age exemption" exists to decriminalize consensual sex between two individuals who are both under the age of consent.

State Age Of Consent Has Close-In-Age Exemption
Alabama 16 Yes
Alaska 16 Yes
Arizona 18 Yes
Arkansas 16 Yes
California 18 No
Colorado 17 Yes
Connecticut 16 Yes
Delaware 18 Yes
District of Columbia 16 Yes
Florida 18 Yes
Georgia 16 No
Hawaii 16 Yes
Idaho 18 No
Illinois 17 No
Indiana 16 Yes
Iowa 16 Yes
Kansas 16 No
Kentucky 16 No
Louisiana 17 No
Maine 16 Yes
Maryland 16 No
Massachusetts 16 No
Michigan 16 No
Minnesota 16 No
Mississippi 16 Yes
Missouri 17 No
Montana 16 No
Nebraska 16 No
Nevada 16 No
New Hampshire 16 Yes
New Jersey 16 Yes
New Mexico 17 Yes
New York 17 No
North Carolina 16 Yes
North Dakota 18 No
Ohio 16 Yes
Oklahoma 16 Yes
Oregon 18 No
Pennsylvania 16 Yes
Rhode Island 16 Yes
South Carolina 16 No
South Dakota 16 No
Tennessee 18 Yes
Texas 17 No
Utah 18 Yes
Vermont 16 Yes
Virginia 18 Yes
Washington 16 No
West Virginia 16 No
Wisconsin 18 No
Wyoming 17 No
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