Talk:List of regions of the United States

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Hey! Talk! Who knew? Is anybody out there from Florida? Whaddya think of the regions listed? Chamber of Commerce propaganda or actually used? And is "Florabama" or "Floribama" a place or just a honky-tonk? jengod 00:00, Jan 31, 2004 (UTC)

Historical regions[edit]

This page has very successful, so much so that it has grown quite long. Does anyone else think we should remove the historic regions to a page of their own? jengod 21:48, Mar 3, 2004 (UTC) I think we should increase the "List of regions of the United States" more so we can actually help other people of the list of the regions. You know? We should also find more information in Google or something as that. What do you think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by SomeWorld (talkcontribs) 18:54, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Burnt-over district[edit]

Contemporary or historic? I'm from Cali so I have no idea. jengod 03:17, Mar 31, 2004 (UTC)

It is definitely historical. It might still have some contemporary usage in upstate NY. I haven't been out that way since I was 7 or so.Bkonrad | Talk 03:36, 31 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Unofficial U.S. regions[edit]

There is also a Midcontinent (or Mid Continent) region, which is e. g. referred by the oil industry. Does anyone know more about it and can add it to the list? (joqa)

Unofficial U.S. regions seems like an odd term for these-- I suspect that a number of them see some official useage. What really seems to categorize them best is that they are all Multi-State Regions. After all, many of the regions listed under the state entries are equally unofficial (try Acadiana for example). If no one objects, I'll make the change. -- Mwanner 14:52, September 6, 2005 (UTC)
Would "Tornado Alley" be appropriate here? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:54, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

West Virginia regions[edit]

I remember from West Virginia History in the fourth and eighth grades that the regions of West Virginia are the Ohio River Valley, the Allegheny Plateau, the Allegheny Highlands, and the Potomac Section. See here for numerous references, and here for an "official" one. It would be more accurate to list the "official" (more geographic) regions, with the more cultural regions falling as secondary bullets, with an appropriate introduction like the Tennessee section... West Virginia is primarily separated into four geographic regions. Each of these geographic regions can be further divided into cultural regions. From west to east, the regions of West Virginia are:

  • Ohio Valley, sometimes also referred to as the Ohio River Valley
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Allegheny Highlands
    • Greenbrier Valley
  • Potomac Section
    • Potomac Highlands

Any thoughts? Justen Deal 01:18, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

North Atlantic states?[edit]

Is this term used much - or can it be redirected somewhere? [1] uses it, and thus I link to it on United States Numbered Highways. --SPUI (T - C) 22:54, 16 June 2006 (UTC) New England is the North Atlantic

Moved geographic regions of U.S. to the top[edit]

I think that these are the most commonly identified regions, and should be the first thing seen on the page. I was searching for "Midwest States" and had to spend a few minutes looking for it before finding the definition. I hope everyone agrees that this move makes sense.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Soul scanner (talkcontribs) 18:04, 9 November 2006 (UTC).

Various interpretations of U.S. regions possible. After a recent residence in Newton county SW Missouri near Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, my mind is swimming with new ideas about where are the definitive borders for the North, South, East, and West in the 48 continuous states. Also is there really a definitive area for such places as Midwest, Midsouth, Northcentral, and Southcentral.
I have discovered that the U.S. Census divisions, and regions, for the 48 continuous states have changed over the years. The results are confusing as Northeast is a region, while Southeast has been divided and left unlabeled, while Southwest, and Northwest, are divisions used less often than Moutain and Pacific. Time zones and census divisions with matching names do not match.
Also, Missouri and Kansas are placed North, while Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Kentucky, Colorado, Utah, and all of Neveda, and California, are placed South. 19:17, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Department of Education/NCES regions[edit]

Can someone please offer comment on the disparity between the regions already listed throughout Wikipedia and those used by the Department of Education (a quick summary can be gleaned here)? It appears to me that these regions should, at a minimum, be included in List of regions of the United States. I'm new to this part of Wikipedia so I'm asking for some gentle guidance and advice. Thanks! --ElKevbo 16:52, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Since I've been meaning to try an image upload, I uploaded the map. Although NCES is a federal statistical agency, it's hard to pin down just how significant this regionalisation is. If we can find a snippet of content to go with the map and list, it should be worth adding a section to the article. — X ile 23:42, 15 July 2007 (UTC) - Talk
I can't seem to find anything on their website. It's a very large website so it's entirely possible that I'm just missing it or looking in the wrong place. I'll also ask around this week as I work in a higher ed research center. Surely someone with whom I work can point me in the right direction if I can just figure out the right person to ask... --ElKevbo 23:56, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Sacramento is not an interstate metropolitan area[edit]

Washington State region dispute[edit]

There is a dispute at Template talk: Washington about whether or not the Tri-Cities should be considered a region in the Washington State template. Please view the arguments for and against and help us reach a consensus. Thank you. QuirkyAndSuch (talk) 02:16, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Order of intrastate regions[edit]

I see the Intrastate Regions are variously ordered alphabetically, randomly, and west to east, north to south, I think. Should an effort be made to specify a protocol? Perhaps on a state-by-state basis, since different schemes might work better for different states? (I can't see the value of a random ordering, though.) I rarely log into Wikipedia, so don't reply to me. I just thought I'd throw that out there.Gusuku (talk) 22:09, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Multi-state vs. Intrastate[edit]

Is it redundant to have regions in both the Multi-State and Intrastate sections (and perhaps a bit ungrammatical)? I actually have no problem with it. I think it's better to cover all bases; people will be referring to lists for different reasons. The Black Dirt Region of NY/NJ was already in both the Multi-State and NJ Intrastate lists, and I have added it to NY, since that is where the bulk of it is. Please don't reply to me specifically, as I almost never log in.Gusuku (talk) 22:20, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Discussion about the regions in South Carolina and Tennessee[edit]

The different sections in the SC and TN regions are confusing. I wish to remove some of the confusion by removing several division in SC and leaving only the Major Region division. Other divisions are either multi state divisions or non-specific or simply metropolitan cities. In the Tennessee section, I want to keep the Grand Division while removing the geographic division or somehow incorporating it to the other regions, Any thuoghts?Drorzm (talk) 22:32, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Coloring of the US Census Bureau Regions[edit]

When I first read the article, I was slightly confused because the description of that first image on the page lists nine regions of the US, but the picture only looks like eight. After a lot of squinting and comparing (of the "bot" coloring and the "updated human entered" coloring, I can see that "The South" is actually 3 regions. However, I also recognize that it is exceptionally difficult to actually see the three regions because the shades of red are so minutely different. Is there any way we can contract the colors more, especially for this region? (I would do it but I am terrible at photo editing) biancasimone (talk) 22:16, 2 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:23, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

What about the seven regions?[edit]

Hey Maybe I'm blind or it's because I'm german, but I'm missing the so called seven regions of the US including New England States, Mid-Atlantic States, Southern States, Midwestern States, Southwestern States, Mountain States, Pacific States and Great Lakes States. Found it here/here and on many other sites. (Had to censor the ehow-link) --Sagehorn (talk) 12:36, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

I have never heard of the U.S. having seven regions. We usually divide the U.S. multiple ways depending on the purpose. For example, the coarsest is East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, and South. Oregon (where I live) belongs to several regions: Pacific Northwest, U.S. Northwest, West Coast, Cascadia, and states that don't suck so much™. Of course, Oregon being quite diverse geologically and climatewise also contains a multitude of regions: Pacific coast, temperate rainforest, western valleys, Cascades, Columbia River Gorge, high desert, and Eastern Oregon. —EncMstr (talk) 18:48, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Is There Objective Basis for List of Intrastate Regions[edit]

Different analysts, writers, and organizations within states have different divisions of their states into regions (not always by the word "region"). How are we deciding which divisions to use? The layout of the page makes it seem more official or at least consensus-based than I think is possible, and is therefore (if the preceding is right) is misleading. Dvd Avins (talk) 16:23, 22 September 2015 (UTC)