Eastern States 2020

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 2020

State 2020 Pop.
Alabama4,908,620
Arkansas3,039,000
Connecticut3,563,080
Florida21,993,000
Georgia10,736,100
Illinois12,659,700
Indiana6,745,350
Iowa3,179,850
Kentucky4,499,690
Louisiana4,645,180
Maine1,345,790
Maryland6,083,120
Massachusetts6,976,600
Michigan10,045,000
Minnesota5,700,670
Mississippi2,989,260
New Hampshire1,371,250
New Jersey8,936,570
New York19,440,500
North Carolina10,611,900
Ohio11,747,700
Pennsylvania12,820,900
Rhode Island1,056,160
South Carolina5,210,100
Tennessee6,897,580
Vermont628,061
Virginia8,626,210
West Virginia1,778,070
Wisconsin5,851,750