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Pacific States

Location of Pacific states
States in the U.S. Census Bureau's Pacific Division
States in the U.S. Census Bureau's Pacific Division
Area
• Total
2,318,781[1] km2 (895,286 sq mi) (11th)
Population
• Estimate
52,801,933[2] (27th)
• Density
22.8[2][1]/km2 (59.1/sq mi) (194th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$4.1 trillion[3]
• Per capita
$77,000[3][2]

The West Pacific States form one of the nine geographic divisions within the United States that are officially recognized by that country's census bureau.[4] There are five states in this division – Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington – and, as its name suggests, they all have coastlines on the Pacific Ocean (and are the only US states that border that ocean). The Pacific States division is one of two divisions of the United States Census Bureau's Western region, the other being the Mountain States.

Despite being slotted into the same region by the Census Bureau, the Pacific, and Mountain divisions are vastly different from one another in many vital respects, most notably in the arena of politics; while nearly all of the Mountain states are regarded as being conservative "red states", four out of five of the Pacific states (all except Alaska) are clearly counted among the liberal "blue states".

Territories

Although not states, the three inhabited pacific U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands) and the pacific U.S. Minor Outlying Islands (excluding Navassa Island) are sometimes grouped with Pacific states in statistics.[5]

Major Cities
City City Population
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Los Angeles
3,990,456
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San Francisco
883,305
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Seattle
744,955
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San Diego
1,425,976
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San Jose
1,030,119
OAKLAND, CA, USA - Skyline and Bridge.JPG
Oakland
428,827
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Portland
653,115
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Sacramento
501,529
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Fresno
530,093
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Long Beach
467,354

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Geography, US Census Bureau. "State Area Measurements and Internal Point Coordinates". Census.gov.
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 26, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Gross Domestic Product by State:SecondQuarter 2018" (PDF). Bea.gov. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Geographic Terms and Concepts - Census Divisions and Census Regions". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Underground Storage Tank: Information Request Letters, Pacific Southwest Region (Region IX); EPA ICR No. 2405.01, OMB Control No. 2009-NEW". Federal Register. September 24, 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census Region Map". web.archive.org. August 17, 2000. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  8. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Search". factfinder.census.gov. Archived from the original on May 26, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "California Cities by Population". www.california-demographics.com. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  10. ^ "Oregon Cities by Population". www.oregon-demographics.com. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  11. ^ "Washington Cities by Population". www.washington-demographics.com. Retrieved March 16, 2020.

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