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Eastern States

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. The 26 states that make up the Eastern U.S. 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. 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

New England is made up of:

Finally, part of the Midwest region is also considered part of the Eastern U.S. Those states are:

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

State 2022 Pop.
Alabama4,949,697
Arkansas3,042,017
Connecticut3,546,588
Florida22,177,997
Georgia10,936,299
Illinois12,518,071
Indiana6,842,385
Iowa3,174,426
Kentucky4,487,233
Louisiana4,616,106
Maine1,359,677
Maryland6,075,314
Massachusetts6,922,107
Michigan9,995,212
Minnesota5,739,781
Mississippi2,961,536
New Hampshire1,378,449
New Jersey8,870,685
New York19,223,191
North Carolina10,807,491
Ohio11,727,377
Pennsylvania12,805,190
Rhode Island1,062,583
South Carolina5,342,388
Tennessee7,001,803
Vermont622,882
West Virginia1,755,715
Wisconsin5,867,518

Eastern States

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