Depending on where you look, there are different states in different regions. We are going to be looking at the 8 different regions that make up the United States of America. Due to the Census not yet being updated for the year 2010. Our population is going off of the Census Bureau's collection from 2000.
New England States The New England region of the United States is located in the upper northeastern corner of the country. New England is perhaps the best-defined region of the United States, with more uniformity and more of a shared heritage than other regions of the country. Population (2000): 13,922,517 Together, the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions are generally referred to as the Northeastern region of the United States. Fun Fact: New England has been known for its more liberal politics. The region abolished the death penalty for crimes like robbery and burglary before most of the country. Today, only New Hampshire and Connecticut allow executions at all. In 2005, Connecticut carried out an execution which was the first in New England since 1960. Connecticut (CT) 3,405,565 Maine (ME) 1,274,923 Massachusetts (MA) 6,349,097 New Hampshire (NH) 1,235,786 Rhode Island (RI) 1,048,319 Vermont (VT) 608,827
Delaware (DE) 783,600 Maryland (MD) 5,600,388 New Jersey (MD) 8,414,350 New York (NY) 18,976,457 Pennsylvania (PA) 12,281,054 Virginia (VA) 7,567,465 West Virginia (WV) 1,808,344 Mid-Atlantic States The Mid-Atlantic States (also called Middle Atlantic States) of the United States traditionally refers to that section of the Atlantic Seaboard between New England and the South. The definition always includes New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and usually includes Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. Virginia and West Virginia are sometimes included as well. Population (2000): 55,431,658 Fun Fact: Six of the First ten presidents hailed from the Mid-Atlantic region. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Jr were all born in the same state – Virginia
Southern States Alabama (AL) 4,447,100 Arkansas (AR) 2,673,400 Florida (FLA) 15,982,378 Georgia (GA) 8,186,453 Kentucky (KY) 4,173,405 Louisiana (LA) 4,468,976 Mississippi (MS) 2,844,658 North Carolina (NC) 8,049,313 South Carolina (SC) 4,012,012 Tennessee (TN) 5,689,283 The Southern United States - commonly referred to as the American South or simply The South Population (2000): 60, 546, 978 The South was the first region in the United States to promote state funded universities. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the country Constitutes a large distinctive region in the southeastern and south-central United States. Because of the region's unique cultural and historic heritage,the South has developed its own customs, literature, musical styles, and more.
Great Lake States Illinois (IL) 12,419,293 Indiana (IN) 6,080,517 Michigan (MI) 9,938,445 Ohio (OH) 11,353,140 Wisconsin (WI) 5,363,675 Border states of Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior Referred to as the “third coast” opposed to the East and West Coast Population in 2000 = 45,155,070 Fun Fact: Chicago, Illinois “The Windy City” is the largest city in the Great Lakes Region
Midwestern States Iowa (IA) 2,926,324 Kansas (KS) 2,688,418 Minnesota (MN) 4,919,479 Missouri (MO) 5,595,211 Nebraska (NE) 1,711,263 North Dakota (ND) 642,200 South Dakota (SD) 754,844 The north central states of the U.S. Relatively flat- Urbanized/ pastoral agriculture area Population in 2000 = 19,237,739 Fun Fact: Midwest is home to the famous monument Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota
Southwestern States Arizona (AZ) 5,130,632 Nevada (NV) 1,988,258 New Mexico (NM) 1,928,384 Oklahoma (OK) 3,450,654 Texas (TX) 20,851,820 Warmer than the north & drier than the east High American Indian, Spanish American and Mexican American population U.S. won ownership of the southwest after the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848- Fun Fact: Although the Southwest is less densely populated than neighboring areas it still holds some large cities. Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Dallas are all in the top ten most populated U.S. cities
Mountain States Colorado (CO) 4,301,261 Idaho (ID) 1,293,953 Montana (MT) 902,195 Utah (UT) 2,233,169 Wyoming (WY) 493,782 It’s called the Mountain states because it refers to the Rocky Mountains, which runs north south throughout the division. Fun Fact: The Mountains States Region is home to the 'Niagara of the West.' Shoshone Falls has a drop of 212 feet, which is higher than Niagara Falls. Population (2000): 9,224,360 Since the late 1960s, the Mountain States have moved to challenge the Southern States for the distinction of being the nation's most politically Republican geographical entity
All have coastlines that are on the Pacific Ocean Population (2000): 45,025,637 The Northwest Coast of the Early and Middle Holocene of prehistory consists of the Pacific coastline from the mouth of Copper River in Alaska to the Klamath River in northern California. Fun Fact: The Pacific region is home to the largest waterfall in North America. Yosemite Falls in California drops a total of 2425 feet, making it the 6th largest waterfall in the world. Pacific States Alaska (AK) 626,932 California (CA) 33,871,648 Hawaii (HI) 1,211,537 Oregon (OR) 3,421,399 Washington (WA) 5,894,121
Directions First, find the state that matches the name at the top of the map. Then click on that state and find an interesting fact about each state to share with your classmates. Table 1 New England States Table 2 Mid-Atlantic States Table 3 Southwestern States Table 4 Great Lakes States Table 5 Midwestern States Table 6 Southwestern States Table 7 Mountain States Table 8 Pacific States