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The CENTRAL UNITED STATES is sometimes conceived as between the Eastern United States
Eastern United States
and Western United States
Western United States
as part of a three-region model, roughly coincident with the U.S. Census' definition of the Midwestern United States
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
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
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
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
West North Central States
, South Central United States
South Central United States
, 4 eastern Mountain States
Mountain States
* Adventure Camp Midwest plus South minus Atlantic states, AL, WV * Geography of the Interior United States
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
U.S. state
* District of Columbia
District of Columbia
* Insular area
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
Intermontane Plateaus
* Rocky Mountain * Superior Upland * Interior Plains * Interior Highlands * Appalachian * Atlantic Plain
Atlantic Plain

COASTAL

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

HISTORICAL

ACQUISITIONS

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

CIVIL WAR

* Union

* Border states

* Confederacy

* Old South
Old South
* Dixie
Dixie

* Slave and free states
Slave and free states

Theaters Pacific Western Trans- Mississippi
Mississippi
Lower Seaboard Eastern

DIVIDED

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

OTHER

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

* Southern

* Deep * New * Upland

* Southeast * Southwest

* List * Category
Category

Coordinates : 38°31′N 92°35′W / 38.51°N 92.59°W

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