This article is missing information about total population of this Census Division from the 2010 Census.April 2012)(
The South Atlantic States, U.S. Census Bureau Region 3, Division 5, corresponds to the Old South with the addition of Florida.
The name of the census division does not refer to the South Atlantic Ocean, but rather to its location along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Farther north are the Mid-Atlantic states and the North Atlantic states.
This division includes eight states and one district; Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This division is also a recognized geographical division used by the United States Geological Survey.:2
All entities within the region apart from the District of Columbia and West Virginia border the North Atlantic Ocean.
Together with the East South Central States (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee) and the West South Central States (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas), the South Atlantic States constitute the United States Census Bureau's broader Census Bureau Region of the South (the other three regions being the Northeast, Midwest, and West, all of which have two divisions).
As of 2010, the South Atlantic States had a combined population of 61,774,970. The South Atlantic States region covers 292,589 square miles (757,800 km2). With the exception of West Virginia, the region has seen rapid population growth and economic development in recent decades.
|State||2010 Census||Land Area|
|2||Charlotte, North Carolina||792,862|
|5||Virginia Beach, Virginia||448,479|
|7||Raleigh, North Carolina||431,746|
|10||Greensboro, North Carolina||279,639|
Politics in the Lower South Atlantic States
|Nonpartisan||Democratic-Republican||Democratic||Nullifier||Whig||Republican||Liberal Republican||Dixiecrat||American Independent|
- Bold denotes election winner.
- Note: Election results for the Upper South Atlantic States (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.) are included in the table of the Mid-Atlantic states article.
- "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" Archived 2013-01-07 at the Library of Congress Web Archives, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved June 19, 2011
- "Circular - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2016-10-04.