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The CENTRAL UNITED STATES is sometimes conceived as between the Eastern United States and Western United States as part of a three-region model, roughly coincident with the U.S. Census' definition of the Midwestern United States plus the western and central portions of the U.S. Census' definition of the Southern United States . The Central States are typically considered to consist of North Dakota
North Dakota
, South Dakota
South Dakota
, Nebraska
Nebraska
, Kansas
Kansas
, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
, Texas
Texas
, Minnesota
Minnesota
, Iowa
Iowa
, Missouri
Missouri
, Arkansas
Arkansas
, Louisiana
Louisiana
, Wisconsin
Wisconsin
, and Illinois
Illinois
. Sometimes Indiana
Indiana
, Ohio
Ohio
, Kentucky
Kentucky
, Tennessee
Tennessee
, West Virginia , Mississippi
Mississippi
, and Alabama
Alabama
are also considered to be Central States.

4 of 9 Census Bureau Divisions have names containing "Central", though they are not grouped as a region. They include 20 states and 39.45% of the US population as of July 1, 2007.

Almost all of the area is in the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico
drainage basin , and most of that is in the Mississippi
Mississippi
Basin . Small areas near the Great Lakes drain into the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and eventually the St. Lawrence River ; the Red River Basin is centered on the North Dakota
North Dakota
-Minnesota border and drains to Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay
.

The Central Time Zone is the same area plus the Florida Panhandle
Florida Panhandle
, minus Ohio
Ohio
, most of Michigan
Michigan
, most of Indiana
Indiana
, westernmost fringes of Great Plains states, eastern and northern Kentucky
Kentucky
, eastern Tennessee
Tennessee
, and El Paso , Texas
Texas
.

Floods have been a problem for the region during the 20th and early-21st century

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Census Bureau Divisions with CENTRAL in name. *

Map of U.S. time zones between April 2, 2006, and March 11, 2007. The current situation is different only in that Pulaski County, Indiana
Indiana
, is now in the Eastern Time Zone and no longer in the Central Time Zone . *

Continental divides in North America
North America
.

CENTRAL REGIONS DEFINED BY ORGANIZATIONS

Organizations that need to subdivide the US are free to define a "Central" region to fit their needs.

* YPO Only 6 central states of the Midwest, plus KY * CERI All of Midwest and South including MD, DE * NOAA Midwest minus OH, plus KY, CO, WY * HSUS Midwest minus ND, SD, KS, plus KY * USGS West North Central States , South Central United States , 4 eastern Mountain States * Adventure Camp Midwest plus South minus Atlantic states, AL, WV * Geography of the Interior United States * National League Central Division, members in PA, OH, WI, IL, MO; TX through 2012 * American League Central Division, members in OH, MI, IL, MN, MO * National Basketball Association Central Division , members in OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, former members from NC, FL, GA, LA, and Ontario (Canada) * National Hockey League Central Division , members in CO, MN, TN, TX, IL, MO and Manitoba (Canada), former members in MI, AZ, OH and Ontario (Canada) * Former National Football Conference Central Division , members in FL, MI, IL, WI, MN * Former American Football Conference Central Division , members in MD, PA, FL, OH, TN, former member from TX

NOTES

* ^ A B C D E See Census definition

REFERENCES

* ^ Detailed Tables - American FactFinder * ^ Iman Mallakpour & Gabriele Villarini (29 September 2014). "The changing nature of flooding across the central United States". Nature Climate Change. Nature. 5: 250–254. doi :10.1038/nclimate2516 . Retrieved 8 November 2015.

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Regions of the United States

Administrative (political)

UNITS

* U.S. state * District of Columbia
District of Columbia
* Insular area * Minor Outlying Island * Maritime territory

TIME ZONES

* Hawaii–Aleutian * Alaska * Pacific * Mountain * Central * Eastern

CENSUS

* West

* Pacific * Mountain

* Midwest

* E N Central * W N Central

* Northeast

* New England
New England
* Middle Atlantic

* South

* S Atlantic * E S Central * W S Central

Courts of appeals

* 1st * 2nd * 3rd * 4th * 5th * 6th * 7th * 8th * 9th * 10th * 11th

PHYSICAL

PHYSIOGRAPHIC

* Pacific Mountain * Intermontane Plateaus * Rocky Mountain * Superior Upland * Interior Plains * Interior Highlands * Appalachian * Atlantic Plain

COASTAL

* Arctic
Arctic
* West * Great Lakes
Great Lakes
* Gulf * East

HISTORICAL

ACQUISITIONS

* Thirteen Colonies * Northwest Territory
Northwest Territory
* Southwest Territory
Southwest Territory
* Louisiana
Louisiana
Purchase * Gadsden Purchase * Texas
Texas
annexation * Oregon Treaty * Mexican Cession
Mexican Cession
* Alaska Purchase * Newlands Resolution

CIVIL WAR

* Union

* Border states

* Confederacy

* Old South
Old South
* Dixie
Dixie

* Slave and free states

Theaters Pacific Western Trans- Mississippi
Mississippi
Lower Seaboard Eastern

DIVIDED

* Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
* Atlantic Northeast * Prairie Pothole * Columbia * Oregon

OTHER

* Appalachia * Border states * Red states and blue states * Central * Eastern * Four Corners
Four Corners
* Great Plains * High Plains * Intermountain * Interior * Northern * Northwest * South Central

* Southern

* Deep * New * Upland

* Southeast * Southwest

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