West South Central States

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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.

Four states compose the division: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. 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).1

The unofficial term South Central States refers to approximately the same area.

Demographics

As of 2000, the West South Central States had a combined population of 31,444,850. This number was estimated to increase 7.21% to 33,710,634 by 2005. The West South Central region covers 426,094 square miles (1,103,580 km2) of land, and has an average population density of 73.80 people per square mile.

States in the West South Central Region
State 2005 Est. Land Area Density
Arkansas 2,779,154 (4th) 52,068 (3rd) 51.34 (3rd)
Louisiana 4,523,628 (2nd) 43,562 (4th) 102.59 (1st)
Oklahoma 3,547,884 (3rd) 68,667 (2nd) 50.25 (4th)
Texas 22,859,968 (1st) 261,797 (1st) 79.65 (2nd)
Largest Cities in the West South Central Region
City 2000 Pop.
1 Houston, Texas 2,144,491
2 San Antonio, Texas 1,296,682
3 Dallas, Texas 1,232,940
4 Austin, Texas 715,893
5 Fort Worth, Texas 653,320
6 El Paso, Texas 609,415
7 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 537,734
8 New Orleans, Louisiana 484,674
9 Tulsa, Oklahoma 393,050
10 Arlington, Texas 332,969
11 Corpus Christi, Texas 277,454
12 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 227,818
13 Plano, Texas 222,030
14 Garland, Texas 215,768
15 Shreveport, Louisiana 200,145
16 Lubbock, Texas 199,564
17 Irving, Texas 191,615
18 Little Rock, Arkansas 183,000
19 Laredo, Texas 176,576
20 Amarillo, Texas 173,627
21 Pasadena, Texas 141,674
22 Brownsville, Texas 139,722
23 Grand Prairie, Texas 127,427
24 Mesquite, Texas 124,523
25 Abilene, Texas 115,930
26 Beaumont, Texas 113,866
27 Waco, Texas 113,726
28 Lafayette, Louisiana 110,257
29 Carrollton, Texas 109,576
30 McAllen, Texas 109,576

References

Coordinates: 33°N 94°W / 33°N 94°W / 33; -94








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