Health United States 2020-2021

Geographic division or region

The U.S. Census Bureau groups the 50 states and the District of Columbia, for statistical purposes, into four geographic regions and nine divisions based on geographic proximity (see Figure).

 

Geographic division

The nine divisions are:

  • New England: Includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
  • Middle Atlantic: Includes New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
  • East North Central: Includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin
  • West North Central: Includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  • South Atlantic: Includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia
  • East South Central: Includes Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee
  • West South Central: Includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas
  • Mountain: Includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Pacific: Includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington

 

Geographic region

The four regions are:

  • Northeast: Includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
  • Midwest: Includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
  • South: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia
  • West: Includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
Figure is a map of the United States showing the U.S. Census Bureau’s four geographic regions (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West) and nine divisions (New England, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic, East South Central, West South Central, East North Central, West North Central, Mountain, and Pacific).
Page last reviewed: August 12, 2022