We offer indoor and outdoor varieties of each of the US State flags, all of which are proudly manufactured in the United States from durable, weather-resistant nylon. Each of the state flag's logos are reproduced authentically in vibrant beautiful colors to represent your state proudly.
Our outdoor state flags are are finished with a canvas heading and brass grommets and are offered in 2ft x 3ft, 3ft x 5ft, 4ft x 6ft, 5ft x 8ft, and 6ft x 10ft to meet the needs of any application. The most popular option is the 3ft x 5ft state flags which work well on 15ft and 20ft in-ground flagpoles and also work well on 6ft wall-mount flagpoles. If you are looking for an outdoor wall-mount flag set, consider our Build Your Own Outdoor State Flag Set program which allows you to select premium quality 6ft. poles, quality brackets, and a durable flag for display on the front porch of your home.
Our indoor state flags are also constructed from nylon, but are finished with a pole hem rather than grommets and are offered with your choice of with or without fringe. If you are seeking a high quality indoor flag presentation set, our Build Your Own Indoor State Flag Set program allows you to choose between top quality poles, ornaments, bases, tassel, your choice of a flag with or without fringe, and your choice of with or without a flag spreader.
Symbolism of State Flags
In the United States, our system of federalism dictates that the legislative powers are split between federal, state, and local governments. The federal government is the most powerful, followed by the state, followed by local. Each level of government is responsible for legislation which addresses the increasingly more specific needs and concerns of their constituents. In keeping with this system, the US Flag Code dictates the American Flag is always displayed in the most prominent position.
In outdoor presentations, the American Flag is always the largest and highest flag. State flag must be displayed beneath the American Flag. If the POW-MIA flag is on display, the state flag must be displayed beneath that as well.
In indoor presentations, the protocol is for the American Flag to be in the most prominent position as well. For example, when displayed on a stage, the American Flag is displayed to the right of the speaker, with the state flag and any other flags displayed to the left of the speaker. These measures are symbolic of the idea that our respect and loyalty is to our country first, before state and local associations.
It is the responsibility of each state's representatives to create a unique flag whose colors, symbols, and designs represent the people, history, animals, resources, and nature of that particular state. Interestingly, many of the state flags in use today remain relatively unchanged since they were first introduced and trace back to the American Revolution, while other flags are more recently developed to represent the modern-day features of the state. Those states who choose older flags are paying homage to the unique history of the state.
The most popular color used amongst the US State flags is dark blue, which ties-into the canton of the US Flag which features 50 stars. 46 of the fifty state flags include the color blue. The only state flags that do not include blue are Alabama, California, Washington DC., Maryland, & New Mexico.
The Most Attractive State Flag Designs
Periodically, the North American Vexillological Association conducts a poll of its members and of the public to determine the most attractive flags amongst the US State and the Canadian Province Flags. Respondents are asked to rank flags based solely upon visual attractiveness and to exclude any political, historical, or geographical biases.) The most recent poll conducted in 2001 garnered over 29,000 responses. The results indicated that respondents preferred simple, distinctive flags. Flag experts indicated that bold, simple designs which are easily recognizable as that state's flag yet distinctive were the most appealing flags. The top 10 US Flags by rating are listed below:
- New Mexico
- Washington, D.C.
- South Carolina
The results also indicated that designs which featured elaborate designs including crests or coat of Arms and literally spelled out the states names were amongst the least attractive. The survey indicated that the top ten most unattractive US State flags are as follows:
- South Dakota
- New Hampshire
Looking to Buy US State Flags?
We offer a complete selection of US State flags, all of which are constructed from quality materials and are offered at extremely competitive pricing. With Flagdom, we always seek to remove all unnecessary packaging and marketing costs to offer you premium quality flags at the absolutely lowest prices.
If you have any questions about the right flag or hardware for your application, we are always here to help. Please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat for assistance. We look forward to working with you!