East South Central States


East South Central States

The East South Central States constitute one of the nine Census Bureau Divisions of the United States.

Four states make up the division: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The division is one of the three that together make up the larger Census Bureau Region known as the South (the other two of which are the South Atlantic States and the West South Central States).

The East South Central States form the core of Old Dixie, one of the nine "moral regions" identified by James Patterson and Peter Kim in their acclaimed 1991 geopolitical best-seller, "The Day America Told The Truth".

Demographics

As of 2000, the East South Central States had a combined population of 17,022,810. This number was estimated to increase 3.48% to 17,615,260 by 2005. The West North Central region covers convert|178596|sqmi|km2 of land, and has an average population density of 95.31 people per square mile.


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