US Region Comparison Chart (Northeast, Midwest, West, and South)

Comparable traits North – East Midwest West South
Geographical position New England, Mid-Atlantic States North-East and North-West Center Mountain States, Pacific States South Atlantic States, South East and South West Center
Features of the resource base Stocks Reserves of coal, iron ores, water resources, fertile soils Non-ferrous metal ore reserves, forest resources of Alaska Oil and natural gas reserves,
Distinctive characteristics of the population High population density, the territory from which the colonization of the United States began, the largest cities are Philadelphia New York , Washington, etc. Megalopolis Priozerny from Miulok to Pittsburgh . Megalopolis “San San” (from San Francisco to San Diego), High proportion of black population
Industry development peculiarity The scientific and industrial complex near Boston, with high-tech industries, mechanical engineering Philadelphia and New York, the largest megalopolises. Old industries dominated, Appalachian coal mining, Chicago iron and steel industry, Detroit automotive industry. The rapid development of knowledge-intensive industries (Silicon Valley) of military production (air – rocket and space Los Angeles , S Ettle , San Diego Oil and gas production, petrochemicals (Texas), military complex and aerospace industries in Texas and Florida. There are also less ” prosperous ” states of Mississippi.
Agriculture Dairy farming, grass planting and vegetable growing Corn, wheat and dairy belts. Pasture meat and dairy farming Cotton belt, growing of peanuts, tobacco, gardening.


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