The Info List - Standard Federal Regions

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This is a list of some of the regions in the United States.


1 Interstate regions

1.1 Official regions of the United States

1.1.1 Census Bureau-designated regions and divisions 1.1.2 Standard federal regions 1.1.3 Federal Reserve banks 1.1.4 Time zones 1.1.5 Courts of Appeals circuits 1.1.6 Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis
regions 1.1.7 Energy Information Administration

1.2 Unofficial U.S. multi-state and multi-territory regions

1.2.1 The Belts 1.2.2 Interstate metropolitan areas 1.2.3 Interstate megalopolises

2 Intrastate and intraterritory regions

2.1 Alabama 2.2 Alaska 2.3 American Samoa 2.4 Arizona 2.5 Arkansas 2.6 California 2.7 Colorado 2.8 Connecticut 2.9 Delaware 2.10 District of Columbia 2.11 Florida 2.12 Georgia

2.12.1 Physiographic regions

2.13 Guam 2.14 Hawaii 2.15 Idaho 2.16 Illinois 2.17 Indiana 2.18 Iowa 2.19 Kansas 2.20 Kentucky 2.21 Louisiana 2.22 Maine 2.23 Maryland 2.24 Massachusetts 2.25 Michigan 2.26 Minnesota 2.27 Mississippi 2.28 Missouri 2.29 Montana 2.30 Nebraska 2.31 Nevada 2.32 New Hampshire 2.33 New Jersey 2.34 New Mexico 2.35 New York 2.36 North Carolina 2.37 North Dakota 2.38 Northern Mariana Islands 2.39 Ohio 2.40 Oklahoma 2.41 Oregon 2.42 Pennsylvania 2.43 Puerto Rico 2.44 Rhode Island 2.45 South Carolina 2.46 South Dakota 2.47 Tennessee 2.48 Texas 2.49 U.S. Minor Outlying Islands 2.50 Utah 2.51 Vermont 2.52 Virgin Islands 2.53 Virginia 2.54 Washington 2.55 West Virginia 2.56 Wisconsin 2.57 Wyoming

3 Other regional listings 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links

Interstate regions[edit] Official regions of the United States[edit] Many regions in the United States
United States
are defined in law or regulations by the federal government. Census Bureau-designated regions and divisions[edit]

U.S. Census Bureau Regions and Divisions.

The United States
United States
Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions.[1] The Census Bureau region definition is "widely used… for data collection and analysis,"[2] and is the most commonly used classification system.[3][4][5] Regional divisions used by the United States
United States
Census Bureau:[6]

Region 1: Northeast

Division 1: New England
New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) Division 2: Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania)

Region 2: Midwest
(Prior to June 1984, the Midwest
Region was designated as the North Central Region.)[6]

Division 3: East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin) Division 4: West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota)

Region 3: South

Division 5: South Atlantic (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, and West Virginia) Division 6: East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee) Division 7: West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas)

Region 4: West

Division 8: Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) Division 9: Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
and other US territories are not part of any census region or census division.[7] Standard federal regions[edit]

Standard federal regions.

The ten standard federal regions were established by OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Circular A-105, "Standard Federal Regions," in April, 1974, and required for all executive agencies. In recent years, some agencies have tailored their field structures to meet program needs and facilitate interaction with local, state and regional counterparts. However, the OMB must still approve any departures.

Region I: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Region II: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands Region III: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Region IV: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Region V: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Region VI: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Region VII: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Region VIII: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Region IX: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Region X: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Federal Reserve banks[edit]

Federal Reserve districts.

The Federal Reserve Act
Federal Reserve Act
of 1913 divided the country into twelve districts with a central Federal Reserve Bank
Federal Reserve Bank
in each district. These twelve Federal Reserve Banks together form a major part of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States. Missouri
is the only U.S. state
U.S. state
to have two Federal Reserve locations within its borders.

Boston New York Philadelphia Cleveland Richmond Atlanta Chicago St. Louis Minneapolis Kansas
City Dallas San Francisco

Time zones[edit] Main article: Time in the United States

U.S. time zones.

UTC−12:00 (Baker Island, Howland Island) Samoa Time Zone
Samoa Time Zone
(American Samoa, Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll) Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zone
Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zone
(Hawaii, Aleutian Islands
Aleutian Islands
(Alaska), Johnston Atoll) Alaska
Time Zone (Alaska, excluding Aleutian Islands) Pacific Time Zone Mountain Time Zone Central Time Zone Eastern Time Zone Atlantic Time Zone
Atlantic Time Zone
(Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) Chamorro Time Zone
Chamorro Time Zone
(Guam, Northern Mariana Islands) Wake Island Time Zone
Wake Island Time Zone
(Wake Island)

Courts of Appeals circuits[edit] Main article: United States
United States
courts of appeals

U.S. Courts of Appeals circuits.

First Circuit Second Circuit Third Circuit Fourth Circuit Fifth Circuit Sixth Circuit Seventh Circuit Eighth Circuit Ninth Circuit Tenth Circuit Eleventh Circuit DC Circuit

The Federal Circuit is not a regional circuit. Its jurisdiction is nationwide, but based on subject matter. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis
defines regions for comparison of economic data. [8]

New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont Mideast: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin Plains: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas Rocky Mountain: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming Far West: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

Energy Information Administration[edit] The Energy Information Administration
Energy Information Administration
currently uses the PADD system established by Petroleum Administration for War in World War II.[9] It is used for data collection on refining petroleum and its products. Each PADD is subdivided into refining districts.

PADD I: East Coast

East Coast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida; along with counties in New York east of, north of and including Cayuga, Tompkins, and Chemung; and counties in Pennsylvania
east of and including Bradford, Sullivan, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Dauphin and York. Appalachian No. 1: West Virginia
along with counties of Pennsylvania and New York State not mentioned above.

PADD II: Midwest

Indiana-Illinois-Kentucky: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio Minnesota-Wisconsin-North and South Dakota: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota Oklahoma-Kansas-Missouri: Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa

PADD III: Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast: The Texan counties of Newton, Orange, Jefferson, Jasper, Tyler, Hardin, Liberty, Chambers, Polk, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Harris, Galveston, Waller, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, Victoria, Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy and Cameron Texas
Inland: Texan counties not mentioned above. Louisiana
Gulf Coast: Parishes of Louisiana
south of, and including Vernon, Rapides, Avoyelles, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Saint Helena, Tangipahoa and Washington; along with Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson County of Mississippi; and Alabama's Mobile and Baldwin County. North Louisiana-Arkansas: Arkansas
and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
not mentioned above. New Mexico: New Mexico

PADD IV: Rocky Mountain: Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah PADD V: West Coast: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii[10]

PADD I can also be subdivided into 3 Subdistricts:

Sub-PAD 1A: New England
New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) Sub-PAD 1B: Central Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia) Sub-PAD 1C: Lower Atlantic (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia)[11]

PADD system was established in World War II
World War II
and therefore don't accurately reflect current trends. The EIA has updated the PADD system with a complimentary set of regions to reflect this and will change it to suite current needs. (Note: Region 9 includes countries not part of the USA but is included for the sake of completion since it contains Puerto Rico)

Region 1: PADD I Region 2: PADD II "Inland" (States of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Tennessee
and Kentucky) Region 3: PADD II "Lakes" (States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana
and Ohio) Region 4: PADD III "Gulf" (Refining districts of Texas
Gulf Coast
Gulf Coast
and Louisiana
Gulf Coast) Region 5: PADD III "Inland" (Refining districts of Texas
Inland, New Mexico and North Louisiana-Arkansas) Region 6: PADD IV Region 7: PADD V "California" (State of California) Region 8: PADD V "Other" (States of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon
and Washington) Region 9: "International"

Maritime Canada
Maritime Canada
(Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick) Caribbean
(Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago)[12]

Unofficial U.S. multi-state and multi-territory regions[edit]

Appalachia Ark-La-Tex Black Dirt Region Blackstone Valley Border states:

Civil War border states International border states

Calumet Region The Carolinas Central United States Champlain Valley Coastal states Colorado
Plateau Columbia Basin Contiguous United States The Dakotas Deep South Delaware
Valley Delmarva Peninsula Dixie Driftless Area East Coast Eastern United States Four Corners Great American Desert Great Appalachian Valley Great Basin Great Lakes Region Great North Woods Great Plains Gulf Coast Gulf South High Plains Inland Northwest Interior Plains Intermountain States Jefferson (proposed Pacific state) Lake Tahoe Lehigh Valley Llano Estacado Mid-Atlantic states Mississippi
Delta Mojave Desert Mormon Corridor Northern New England Ohio
Valley Ozarks Pacific Northwest Pacific States Palouse Piedmont Piney Woods Rocky Mountains Shawnee Hills Shenandoah Valley Siouxland South Shore Southeastern United States Southern New England Southern Rocky Mountains Southern United States Southwestern United States Old Southwest Susquehanna River Tennessee
Valley Tornado Alley Trans-Mississippi Twin Tiers Upland South Upper Midwest Virginias Waxhaws West Coast American Frontier Oregon
Trail Appalachian Trail

There are also multi-territory regions:

Mariana Islands
Mariana Islands
( Guam
and Northern Mariana Islands) Samoan Islands
Samoan Islands
( American Samoa
American Samoa
and independent Samoa) Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands
(U.S. Virgin Islands, eastern Puerto Rico, and British Virgin Islands)

The Belts[edit] For a more comprehensive list, see List of belt regions of the United States.

Bible Belt Black Belt Corn Belt Cotton Belt Frost Belt Pine Belt Rice Belt Rust Belt Snowbelt Sun Belt

Interstate metropolitan areas[edit] See also: Tri-state area

Central Savannah River Area
Central Savannah River Area
(part of Georgia and South Carolina) Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area
Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area
( District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania)

Washington metropolitan area
Washington metropolitan area
( District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and parts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia)

Greater Boston
Greater Boston
(parts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire) Charlotte metropolitan area
Charlotte metropolitan area
(parts of North Carolina
North Carolina
and South Carolina) Chattanooga Metropolitan Area Chicago metropolitan area
Chicago metropolitan area
(parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) Cincinnati metropolitan area
Cincinnati metropolitan area
(parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky) Columbus-Auburn-Opelika (GA-AL) Combined Statistical Area
Columbus-Auburn-Opelika (GA-AL) Combined Statistical Area
(parts of Georgia and Alabama) Delaware
Valley (Philadelphia metropolitan area) (parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland) Evansville, IN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
Evansville, IN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
(parts of Indiana and Kentucky) Fargo–Moorhead
(parts of North Dakota
North Dakota
and Minnesota) Fort Smith metropolitan area
Fort Smith metropolitan area
(parts of Arkansas
and Oklahoma) Front Range Urban Corridor
Front Range Urban Corridor
(parts of Colorado
and Wyoming) Greater Grand Forks
Greater Grand Forks
(part of Minnesota
and North Dakota) Kansas
City metropolitan area (parts of Missouri
and Kansas) Louisville metropolitan area
Louisville metropolitan area
(Kentuckiana) (parts of Kentucky
and Indiana) Memphis metropolitan area
Memphis metropolitan area
(parts of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi) Michiana
(parts of Michigan
and Indiana) Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Minneapolis–Saint Paul
(the Twin Cities) (parts of Minnesota
and Wisconsin) New York metropolitan area
New York metropolitan area
(parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania) Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area
Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area
(parts of Nebraska
and Iowa) Portland metropolitan area
Portland metropolitan area
(parts of Oregon
and Washington) Quad Cities
Quad Cities
(parts of Iowa
and Illinois) Sacramento metropolitan area
Sacramento metropolitan area
(parts of California
and Nevada) Greater St. Louis
Greater St. Louis
(parts of Missouri
and Illinois) Texarkana metropolitan area
Texarkana metropolitan area
(parts of Texas
and Arkansas) Tri-Cities (parts of Tennessee
and Virginia) Twin Ports
Twin Ports
(Duluth, Minnesota
and Superior, Wisconsin) Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads
region (parts of Virginia
and North Carolina) Youngstown–Warren–Boardman metropolitan statistical area
Youngstown–Warren–Boardman metropolitan statistical area
(parts of Ohio
and Pennsylvania)

Interstate megalopolises[edit] See also: Megaregions of the United States
United States
and Megalopolis (city type)

Sun Corridor California Cascadia Great Lakes Northeast megalopolis Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion
Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion

Intrastate and intraterritory regions[edit] Alabama[edit]

A map of Alabama

Gulf Coast Greater Birmingham Black Belt Central Alabama Lower Alabama Mobile Bay North Alabama Northeast Alabama Northwest Alabama South Alabama


The Alaska

Interior Alaska
North Slope Alaska
Panhandle Aleutian Islands Arctic
Alaska The Bush Kenai Peninsula Matanuska-Susitna Valley Seward Peninsula Southcentral Alaska Southwest Alaska Tanana Valley Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

American Samoa[edit]

American Samoa

Ofu-Olosega Rose Atoll Swains Island
Swains Island
(claimed by Tokelau) Ta‘ū Tutuila
& Aunu'u


The Arizona

For a more comprehensive list, see List of regions of Arizona.

Strip Grand Canyon North Central Arizona Northeast Arizona Northern Arizona Phoenix metropolitan area Southern Arizona


Delta Arkansas
River Valley Arkansas
Timberlands Central Arkansas Crowley's Ridge Northwest Arkansas South Arkansas

California[edit] For a more comprehensive list, see List of regions of California. Colorado[edit]

An enlargeable map of the Front Range Urban Corridor
Front Range Urban Corridor
of Colorado
and Wyoming

Central Colorado
(part of Southern Rocky Mountains) Colorado
Eastern Plains (part of High Plains and Great Plains) Colorado
Front Range (part of Front Range Urban Corridor) Colorado
Mineral Belt (part of Southern Rocky Mountains) Colorado
Piedmont (contains parts of the Front Range Urban Corridor and High Plains) Colorado
Western Slope (part of Southern Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains
and Colorado Plateau) Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area
Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area
(part of Front Range Urban Corridor) High Rockies
High Rockies
(part of Southern Rocky Mountains) Northwestern Colorado
(part of Southern Rocky Mountains) San Luis Valley South-Central Colorado
(part of Front Range Urban Corridor) Southwestern Colorado
(part of Southern Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains
and Colorado Plateau)


The Greater Bridgeport
Greater Bridgeport
Region in location to other officially recognized Connecticut
regions with regional governments.

The Connecticut
Panhandle and "The Oblong".

In Connecticut, there are 14 official regions, each with a regional government that serves for the absence of county government in Connecticut. There are also a fair number of unofficial regions in Connecticut
with no regional government.

Central Naugatuck Valley Coastal Connecticut Connecticut
panhandle Greater Bridgeport Greater New Haven Greater Hartford Housatonic Valley
Housatonic Valley
(shared with Massachusetts) Litchfield Hills Lower Connecticut
River Valley Naugatuck River Valley New York Metropolitan Area/Gold Coast Southeastern Connecticut Southwestern Connecticut

Delaware[edit] "Upstate" or "Up North"

Valley also known as "Above the Canal" (referring to the Chesapeake and Delaware

"Slower Lower"

Cape Region Central Kent Delaware

District of Columbia[edit] See Neighborhoods in the District of Columbia Florida[edit]

The First Coast.

The Florida

Directional regions

Central Florida North Florida Northwest Florida North Central Florida Northeast Florida South Florida Southwest Florida

Local vernacular regions

Big Bend Emerald Coast First Coast Florida
Heartland Florida
Keys Florida
Panhandle Forgotten Coast Glades Gold Coast Halifax area
Halifax area
(also Surf Coast and Fun Coast) Red Hills Nature Coast Space Coast Suncoast Tampa Bay Area Treasure Coast


Atlanta metropolitan area Central Georgia Central Savannah River Area Colonial Coast Golden Isles of Georgia Historic South North Georgia North Georgia mountains
North Georgia mountains
(Northeast Georgia) Southern Rivers Southeast Georgia Wiregrass Region

Physiographic regions[edit]

Appalachian Plateau Blue Ridge Mountains Coastal Plain Piedmont Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians


(main island)



Hawaiian archipelago

Main Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiʻi / Big Island

Hamakua Coast Kaʻū Desert Kohala Coast Kona Coast Mauna Kea Puna District Waiākea-Uka

Kahoʻolawe Kauaʻi

Nā Pali Coast

Kaʻula Lānai Maui

Haleakalā Molokini West Maui

Iao Valley


Kalaupapa Peninsula



Northwestern Hawaiian Islands[a]

(Moku Manu) Necker Island (Mokumanamana) French Frigate Shoals
French Frigate Shoals
(Kānemiloha) Gardner Pinnacles
Gardner Pinnacles
(Pūhāhonu) Maro Reef
Maro Reef
(Nalukākala) Laysan
(Kauō) Lisianski (Papaāpoho) Pearl and Hermes (Holoikauaua) Kure Atoll
Kure Atoll


Kaʻena Point Makapuʻu North Shore Waikīkī


The Idaho

Central Idaho Eastern Idaho Idaho
Panhandle Magic Valley North Central Idaho Palouse
Hills Southern Idaho Southwestern Idaho Treasure Valley

Illinois[edit] Main article: Regions of Illinois

Southern Illinois
is also known as "Little Egypt".

American Bottom Central Illinois Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area Chicago metropolitan area Driftless Area Forgottonia Fox Valley Metro-East Metro Lakeland Military Tract of 1812 Mississippi
Alluvial Plain North Shore Northern Illinois Northwestern Illinois Peoria, Illinois
metropolitan area Quad Cities River Bend Rock River Valley Shawnee Hills Southern Illinois
(sometimes, Little Egypt) Streatorland Tri-State Area Wabash Valley


Regions of Indiana.

Main article: Geography of Indiana

East Central Indiana Indianapolis metropolitan area Michiana Northern Indiana Northwest Indiana Southern Indiana Southwestern Indiana Wabash Valley


Regions of Iowa.

Coteau des Prairies Des Moines metropolitan area Dissected Till Plains Driftless Area Great River Road Honey Lands Iowa
Great Lakes Loess Hills Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area Quad Cities Siouxland


East-Central Kansas Flint Hills High Plains Kansas
City Metropolitan Area North Central Kansas Osage Plains Ozarks Red Hills Santa Fe Trail Smoky Hills Southeast Kansas


Kentucky's regions.

The Bluegrass Central Kentucky Cumberland Plateau Eastern Kentucky
Coalfield Kentucky
Bend The Knobs Northern Kentucky Pennyroyal Plateau South Central Kentucky The Purchase Western Coal Fields


A map of Louisiana's regions.


Cajun Heartland River Parishes

Central Louisiana
(Cen-La) Florida
Parishes "French Louisiana" ( Acadiana
+ Greater New Orleans) Greater New Orleans North Louisiana


Acadia Down East High Peaks / Maine
Highlands Kennebec Valley Maine
Highlands Maine
Lake Country Maine
North Woods Mid Coast Penobscot Bay Southern Maine
Coast Western Maine


Maryland's regions.

Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Capital region Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore of Maryland Patapsco Valley Southern Maryland Western Maryland Western Shore of Maryland

Regions shared with other states:

Allegheny Mountains Atlantic coastal plain Blue Ridge Mountains Cumberland Valley Delaware
Valley Delmarva Peninsula
Delmarva Peninsula
consists of Maryland's and Virginia's Eastern Shore and all of Delaware Piedmont (United States) Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians


The Berkshire region of Massachusetts.

Western Massachusetts

The Berkshires
The Berkshires
(map shown, right) Housatonic Valley Pioneer Valley Quabbin-Swift River Valley

Central Massachusetts

MetroWest Montachusett-North County South County Blackstone River Valley

Northeastern Massachusetts

North Shore

Merrimack Valley Cape Ann

Greater Boston

Southeastern Massachusetts

Cape Cod and Islands South Coast South Shore


Michigan's regions.

Main article: Geography of Michigan

Lower Peninsula

Northern Michigan

Leelanau Peninsula


The Thumb

West Michigan


Southeast Michigan

Metro Detroit

Upper Peninsula

Copper Country Keweenaw Peninsula

Minnesota[edit] Main article: Geography of Minnesota

Regions of Minnesota.

Arrowhead Region Boundary Waters Buffalo Ridge Central Minnesota Coulee Region Iron Range Minnesota
River Valley North Shore Northwest Angle Pipestone Region Red River Valley Southeast Minnesota Twin Cities Metro


Black Belt Mississippi
Alluvial Plain Mississippi
East Gulf Coast
Gulf Coast


The Missouri

Bootheel Dissected Till Plains Kansas
City Metropolitan Area Lead Belt Little Dixie Natchez Trace Ozarks St. Louis Metropolitan Area


Big Horn Mountains Eastern Montana The Flathead Glacier Country Glacier National Park Regional designations of Montana South Central Montana Southwestern Montana Two Medicine Western Montana Yellowstone National Park


The Nebraska

Panhandle Northwest Nebraska Pine Ridge Rainwater Basin Sand Hills Southeast Nebraska South Central Nebraska Wildcat Hills


Black Rock Desert Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Valley Mojave Desert Pahranagat Valley Sierra Nevada

New Hampshire[edit]

River Valley Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region (overlaps with Connecticut
River Valley) Great North Woods Region Lakes Region Merrimack Valley

Golden Triangle

Monadnock Region
Monadnock Region
(overlaps with Connecticut
River Valley) Seacoast Region White Mountains

New Jersey[edit]

North Jersey


Amwell Valley Black Dirt Region
Black Dirt Region
(shared with New York) Great Valley

Sussex County Snow Belt

Hunterdon Plateau Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians Highlands Somerset Hills The Sourlands


Chemical Coast/Soundshore Hudson Waterfront

North Hudson

Meadowlands Pascack Valley Raritan Bayshore West Hudson

Central Jersey

Bayshore Jersey Shore Shore Region

South Jersey

Shore Region

Northern Headlands

Irish Riviera

Pine Barrens


Pine Barrens The Sourlands

Southern Shore

Cape May The Glades Tri Cities (Bridgeton, Millville, Vineland) Tri-County Farm Belt

Greater Atlantic City

Pine Barrens Central Corridor Piedmont Region

New Mexico[edit]

Central New Mexico Eastern New Mexico New Mexico
New Mexico
Bootheel Northern New Mexico

New York[edit]

Regions of New York as defined by the New York State Department of Economic Development. 1. Western New York
Western New York
– counties : Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany 2. Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes
– counties : Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Seneca 3. Southern Tier
Southern Tier
– counties : Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Chenango, Broome, Delaware 4. Central New York
Central New York
– counties : Cortland, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison 5. North Country – counties : St. Lawrence, Lewis, Jefferson, Hamilton, Essex, Clinton, Franklin 6. Mohawk Valley
Mohawk Valley
– counties : Oneida, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery, Otsego, Schoharie 7. Capital District – counties : Albany, Columbia, Greene, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer 8. Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley
– counties : Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester 9. New York City
New York City
– counties (boroughs) : New York (Manhattan), Bronx (The Bronx), Queens
(Queens), Kings (Brooklyn), Richmond (Staten Island) 10. Long Island
Long Island
– counties : Nassau, Suffolk

Downstate New York

New York metropolitan area The Five Boroughs (New York City) Long Island

Nassau County Suffolk County The Hamptons North Shore (Gold Coast) South Shore

Westchester County Rockland County Putnam County

Upstate New York

Erie Canal
Erie Canal

New York State Canal System New York State Canalway Trail

Western New York

Holland Purchase Burned-over district

Finger Lakes former Leatherstocking Country
Leatherstocking Country
(now the Central New York
Central New York
Region) Central New York

Central New York
Central New York
Military Tract Phelps and Gorham Purchase Syracuse metropolitan area

Mohawk Valley Southern Tier Capital District North Country

Adirondack Mountains

Adirondack Park

Ski country Thousand Islands Tug Hill

Catskill Mountains

Borscht Belt

Hudson Valley

Shawangunk Ridge Black Dirt Region
Black Dirt Region
(shared with New Jersey)

North Carolina[edit]

Regions of North Carolina.

Western North Carolina

Foothills Region

South Mountains The Unifour
The Unifour
(Catawba Valley Area)

High Country (Boone Area) Land of the Sky

Asheville Metropolitan Area

Great Craggy Mountains

Blue Ridge Mountains

Black Mountains Brushy Mountains Great Balsam Mountains Unaka Mountains Unicoi Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains


Central North Carolina

Piedmont Crescent

Metropolitan Charlotte (Metrolina)

Lake Norman
Lake Norman

Metropolitan Piedmont Triad

Sauratown Mountains Uwharrie Mountains Yadkin Valley

The Research Triangle

New Hope Valley Triangle East

Eastern North Carolina

Fayetteville Metropolitan Area Inner Banks

Albemarle Global TransPark
Global TransPark
Economic Development Area Tidewater

Lower Cape Fear
Lower Cape Fear
(Wilmington Area) Outer Banks

Crystal Coast

Bogue Banks Down East


North Dakota[edit]

Badlands Missouri
Escarpment Missouri
River Corridor Red River Valley

Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

Northern Mariana Islands

Anatahan Agrihan Asuncion Island Farallon de Medinilla Farallon de Pajaros Guguan Maug Islands Pagan Rota Saipan Sarigan Tinian


  The area roughly covered by the Great Black Swamp

Allegheny Plateau Appalachian Ohio Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky
metropolitan area Columbus, Ohio
metropolitan area Connecticut
Western Reserve (historic, now defunct) Great Black Swamp
Great Black Swamp
(shared with Indiana) The Lake Erie Islands Miami Valley Northeast Ohio
(often used interchangeably with Greater Cleveland, but also includes the counties of Ashtabula, Portage, Summit, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana.) Northwest Ohio


The Oklahoma

Central Oklahoma Cherokee Outlet Green Country Kiamichi Country Little Dixie Northwestern Oklahoma Panhandle South Central Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma

Oregon[edit] Main article: List of regions of Oregon

Oregon's topography.

Oregon's High Desert.

Cascade Range Central Oregon Columbia Plateau Columbia River Columbia River
Columbia River
Gorge Eastern Oregon Goose Lake Valley Harney Basin High Desert Hood River Valley Mount Hood Corridor Northwest Oregon Oregon
Coast Palouse Portland metropolitan area Rogue Valley Southern Oregon Treasure Valley Tualatin Valley Warner Valley Western Oregon Willamette Valley


Allegheny National Forest Coal Region Cumberland Valley Delaware
Valley Dutch Country Endless Mountains Highlands Region Laurel Highlands Lehigh Valley Main Line Northern Tier Northeastern Pennsylvania Northwest Region Pittsburgh metropolitan area The Poconos South Central Pennsylvania Susquehanna Valley Western Pennsylvania Wyoming
Valley (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Area)

Puerto Rico[edit]

Puerto Rico

Caja de Muertos Culebra Desecheo Island Isla de Mona Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
(main island) Vieques

Rhode Island[edit]

Blackstone Valley Block Island East Bay West Bay South County

South Carolina[edit]

The Lowcountry The Midlands The Upstate

Travel/Tourism locations

Grand Strand Lake Murray Country The Lowcountry & Resort Islands Old 96 District Olde English District Pee Dee Santee Cooper Country

Other geographical distinctions

Blue Ridge Mountains Charleston metropolitan area Coastal South Carolina Columbia metropolitan area The Piedmont Rock Hill, South Carolina
South Carolina
Area The Sandhills Sea Islands West Ashley

South Dakota[edit]

South Dakota
South Dakota
East River West River

East River and West River, divided by the Missouri
River Badlands Black Hills Coteau des Prairies

Tennessee[edit] Main article: Grand Divisions of Tennessee

East Tennessee Middle Tennessee West Tennessee

Other geographical distinctions:

Highland Rim Nashville Basin Tennessee

Texas[edit] Main article: List of geographical regions in Texas

The Texas

Brazos Valley Central Texas

blackland prairies The Hill Country

Gulf Coast

Galveston Bay Greater Houston

East Texas

Piney Woods
Piney Woods
and Northeast Texas

North Texas

Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex Texoma

South Texas

Mission Country Rio Grande
Rio Grande

Southeast Texas

Golden Triangle Greater Houston

Midwest/West-Central Texas
(includes Abilene, San Angelo, Brownwood, Texas) Texas
Urban Triangle (Houston to San Antonio to Dallas-Fort Worth) West Texas

Concho Valley Edwards Plateau Llano Estacado
Llano Estacado
(a portion of northwest Texas) Permian Basin South Plains
South Plains
(includes 24 counties south of the Texas
Panhandle and north of the Permian Basin) Texas
Panhandle (pictured) Trans-Pecos Great Plains

U.S. Minor Outlying Islands[edit]

The United States
United States
Minor Outlying Islands ( Navassa Island
Navassa Island
not on map)

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Cache Valley Colorado
Plateau Dixie Great Salt Lake Desert Mojave Desert San Rafael Swell Southeastern Utah Southwestern Utah Uinta Mountains Wasatch Back Wasatch Front Wasatch Range


Burlington metropolitan area Champlain Valley Green Mountains Mount Mansfield Northeast Kingdom

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A map of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Wisconsin's Door Peninsula.

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See also[edit]

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^ Midway Atoll, part of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, is not politically part of Hawaii; it is one of the United States
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^ United States
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Census Bureau, Geography Division. "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-01-10.  ^ "The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2003" (Report #:DOE/EIA-0581, October 2009). United States
United States
Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration. ^ "The most widely used regional definitions follow those of the U.S. Bureau of the Census." Seymour Sudman and Norman M. Bradburn, Asking Questions: A Practical Guide to Questionnaire Design (1982). Jossey-Bass: p. 205. ^ "Perhaps the most widely used regional classification system is one developed by the U.S. Census Bureau." Dale M. Lewison, Retailing, Prentice Hall
Prentice Hall
(1997): p. 384. ISBN 978-0-13-461427-4 ^ "(M)ost demographic and food consumption data are presented in this four-region format." Pamela Goyan Kittler, Kathryn P. Sucher, Food and Culture, Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning
(2008): p.475. ISBN 9780495115410 ^ a b "Census Bureau Regions and Divisions with State FIPS Codes" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2010.  ^ "Geographic Terms and Concepts - Census Divisions and Census Regions". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 August 2015.  ^ "BEA Regions". Bureau of Economic Analysis. February 18, 2004. Retrieved December 27, 2012.  ^ "Records of Petroleum Administration for War". Retrieved January 3, 2012.  ^ "Appedix A: District Description and Maps" (PDF). Energy Information Administration. October 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2012.  ^ "PADD Definitions". Energy Information Administration. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2012.  ^ "Annual Energy Outlook 2012". Energy Information Administration. June 25, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 

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