Eastern United States


Eastern United States

The Eastern Half of The United States, the American East, or simply the East is traditionally defined as the states east of the Mississippi River. The first two tiers of states west of the Mississippi have traditionally been considered part of the West, but can be included in the East today; usually in regional models that exclude a Central region. As of July 1, 2007, the estimated population of the 26 states east of the Mississippi (not including the small portions of Minnesota and Louisiana that are east of the river) plus the District of Columbia totals 171,222,291 out of 305,986,357 in the whole nation (including Puerto Rico and insular areas in the US but not in the East), or 55.95% of the US population. Sub-regions of the East include the Northeastern United States and the Southeastern United States.

Major population centers

The following is a list of the 24 largest cities in the East in alphabetical order; it does not reflect any preferential treatment to any city not listed:

ee also

* East Coast of the United States


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