United States Population distribution

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Population distribution: large urban clusters are spread throughout the eastern half of the US (particularly the Great Lakes area, northeast, east, and southeast) and the western tier states; mountainous areas, principally the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian chain, deserts in the southwest, the dense boreal forests in the extreme north, and the central prarie states are less densely populated; Alaska's population is concentrated along its southern coast - with particular emphasis on the city of Anchorage - and Hawaii's is centered on the island of Oahu

Definition: This entry provides a summary description of the population dispersion within a country. While it may suggest population density, it does not provide density figures.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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