The East South Central States form the core of Old Dixie, one of the nine moral regions identified by James Patterson and Peter Kim in their acclaimed 1991 geopolitical best-seller, The Day America Told The Truth.
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As of 2000, the East South Central States had a combined population of 17,022,810. This number was estimated to increase 3.48% to 17,615,260 by 2005. The East South Central region covers 178,596 square miles (462,560 km2) of land, and has an average population density of 95.31 people per square mile.