Eastern States 2021

The Eastern United States – also known just as the East – is a region that is located on the eastern side of the nation. More specifically, this region is made up of the states that are east of the Mississippi River.

Washington, D.C., is also considered part of the Eastern United States, although it isn’t an official state.

The Eastern states can further be subdivided into specific regions. The Southern United States – or the South – is made up of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

New England is made up of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Finally, part of the Midwest region is also considered part of the Eastern U.S. Those states are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

The 26 states that make up the Eastern U.S. (as well as Washington, D.C) is home to over 58% of the nation’s total population. Per 2011 estimates, these states had a total population of nearly 180 million inhabitants.

The largest city in the Eastern U.S. is New York City, which has a population of over 8.6 million inhabitants. New York City is also the most populous city in the entire nation. Chicago, Illinois, is also a populous city in the East with a population of over 2.6 million. Philadelphia has a population of over 1.5 million and is the last city of the Eastern states with a population exceeding 1 million.

Eastern States 2021

State 2021 Pop.
Alabama4,934,190
Arkansas3,033,950
Connecticut3,552,820
Florida21,944,600
Georgia10,830,000
Illinois12,569,300
Indiana6,805,660
Iowa3,167,970
Kentucky4,480,710
Louisiana4,627,000
Maine1,354,520
Maryland6,065,440
Massachusetts6,912,240
Michigan9,992,430
Minnesota5,706,400
Mississippi2,966,410
New Hampshire1,372,200
New Jersey8,874,520
New York19,300,000
North Carolina10,701,000
Ohio11,714,600
Pennsylvania12,804,100
Rhode Island1,061,510
South Carolina5,277,830
Tennessee6,944,260
Vermont623,251
West Virginia1,767,860
Wisconsin5,852,490

Eastern States 2021