The West South Central States form one of the nine Census Bureau Divisions of the United States that are officially designated by the United States Census Bureau.
A map of the United States Census Bureau Region 3, Division 7, "West South Central", consisting of the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Four states compose the division: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and the state that dominates the region, Texas, which contains around 80% of the population of the entire region, and is larger in area than the three others combined. The division is one of the three that together make up the broader Census Bureau Region known as the South (the other two being the South Atlantic States and the East South Central States).
The unofficial term South Central States refers to approximately the same area.
As of 2013, the West South Central States had a combined population of 37,849,785. The West South Central region covers 443,501 square miles.
States in the West South Central Region
Top Ten Largest Cities by Population in the West South Central Region
||San Antonio, Texas
||Fort Worth, Texas
||El Paso, Texas
||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
||New Orleans, Louisiana
Politics in the West South Central States
- Bold denotes election winner.
Coordinates: 33°N 94°W / 33°N 94°W