South Atlantic States

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The South Atlantic United States form one of the nine Census Bureau Divisions within the United States that are recognized by the United States Census Bureau.

The South Atlantic States, U.S. Census Bureau Region 3, Division 5, consisting of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the District of Columbia.

This division includes eight states and one district; Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C..[1] Together with the East South Central States (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee) and the West South Central States (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas), the South Atlantic States constitute the United States Census Bureau's broader Census Bureau Region of the South (the other three regions being the Northeast, Midwest, and West, all of which have two divisions).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the South Atlantic States had a combined population of 61,774,970. The South Atlantic States region covers 292,589 square miles.

States and Federal Districts in the South Atlantic States Region
State2010 CensusLand Area
Delaware917,0721,982
Florida19,552,86065,755
Georgia9,992,16759,425
Maryland5,928,81412,407
North Carolina9,848,06053,819
South Carolina4,774,83932,020
Virginia8,260,40542,774
West Virginia1,854,30424,230
Washington, D.C.646,449177
Top Ten Largest Cities by Population in the South Atlantic States Region
City2010 Pop.
1Jacksonville, Florida842,583
2Charlotte, North Carolina792,862
3Washington, D.C.646,449
4Baltimore, Maryland622,104
5Virginia Beach, Virginia448,479
6Atlanta, Georgia447,841
7Raleigh, North Carolina431,746
8Miami, Florida417,650
9Tampa, Florida352,957
10Orlando, Florida255,483

Politics in the Lower South Atlantic States[edit]

Parties
NonpartisanDemocratic-RepublicanDemocraticNullifierWhigRepublicanLiberal RepublicanDixiecratAmerican Independent
Presidential electoral votes in the Lower South Atlantic States since 1789
YearFloridaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaSouth Carolina
1789No electionWashingtonNo electionWashington
1792No electionWashingtonWashingtonWashington
1796No electionJeffersonJeffersonJefferson
1800No electionJeffersonJeffersonJefferson
1804No electionJeffersonJeffersonJefferson
1808No electionMadisonMadisonMadison
1812No electionMadisonMadisonMadison
1816No electionMonroeMonroeMonroe
1820No electionMonroeMonroeMonroe
1824No electionCrawfordJacksonJackson
1828No electionJacksonJacksonJackson
1832No electionJacksonJacksonFloyd
1836No electionWhiteVan BurenMagnum
1840No electionHarrisonHarrisonVan Buren
1844No electionPolkClayPolk
1848TaylorTaylorTaylorCass
1852PiercePiercePiercePierce
1856BuchananBuchananBuchananBuchanan
1860BreckinridgeBreckinridgeBreckinridgeBreckinridge
1864No electionNo electionNo electionNo election
1868GrantSeymourGrantGrant
1872GrantBrownGrantGrant
1876HayesTildenTildenHayes
1880HancockHancockHancockHancock
1884ClevelandClevelandClevelandCleveland
1888ClevelandClevelandClevelandCleveland
1892ClevelandClevelandClevelandCleveland
1896BryanBryanBryanBryan
1900BryanBryanBryanBryan
1904ParkerParkerParkerParker
1908BryanBryanBryanBryan
1912WilsonWilsonWilsonWilson
1916WilsonWilsonWilsonWilson
1920CoxCoxCoxCox
1924DavisDavisDavisDavis
1928HooverSmithHooverSmith
1932RooseveltRooseveltRooseveltRoosevelt
1936RooseveltRooseveltRooseveltRoosevelt
1940RooseveltRooseveltRooseveltRoosevelt
1944RooseveltRooseveltRooseveltRoosevelt
1948TrumanTrumanTrumanThurmond
1952EisenhowerStevensonStevensonStevenson
1956EisenhowerStevensonStevensonStevenson
1960NixonKennedyKennedyKennedy
1964JohnsonGoldwaterJohnsonGoldwater
1968NixonWallaceNixonNixon
1972NixonNixonNixonNixon
1976CarterCarterCarterCarter
1980ReaganCarterReaganReagan
1984ReaganReaganReaganReagan
1988BushBushBushBush
1992BushClintonBushBush
1996ClintonDoleDoleDole
2000BushBushBushBush
2004BushBushBushBush
2008ObamaMcCainObamaMcCain
2012ObamaRomneyRomneyRomney

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Coordinates: 35°N 80°W / 35°N 80°W / 35; -80