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Oregon, Idaho & Washington State: "Northwest USA" 1945 US Office of War Information
Oregon, Idaho & Washington State: "Northwest USA" 1945 US Office of War Information
Published: 2015/04/19
Channel: Jeff Quitney
NorthWest America Road Trip - Canadian Rokies & Western America
NorthWest America Road Trip - Canadian Rokies & Western America
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: Vivre Vancouver
Western Capitals & States
Western Capitals & States
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: My Travel Friends
Northeastern Capitals & States
Northeastern Capitals & States
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: My Travel Friends
Northwestern United States
Northwestern United States
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Audiopedia
Pictures of Northwestern United States
Pictures of Northwestern United States
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Dan Reynolds
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
Published: 2016/08/20
Channel: Elemotion Photo
Visit Your Pacific Northwest National Forest
Visit Your Pacific Northwest National Forest
Published: 2012/06/14
Channel: Forest Service
Big Storm to Hit Northwestern United States on Saturday November 12, 2011
Big Storm to Hit Northwestern United States on Saturday November 12, 2011
Published: 2011/11/08
Channel: Frankie MacDonald
America
America's small town in Canada
Published: 2016/05/01
Channel: CBS Sunday Morning
President Obama Supports Northwestern University Dance Marathon Students
President Obama Supports Northwestern University Dance Marathon Students
Published: 2014/03/07
Channel: NUdancemarathon
Northwestern Global Anthem
Northwestern Global Anthem
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: NorthwesternU
Northwestern University Wildcats Football beats Nevada on September 2, 2017
Northwestern University Wildcats Football beats Nevada on September 2, 2017
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: Peter von Panda
Unreal 40 Secret Places Hidden In West USA - launch sites, deep underground bases...
Unreal 40 Secret Places Hidden In West USA - launch sites, deep underground bases...
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: Lost Places
Northwestern most point - Contiguous USA
Northwestern most point - Contiguous USA
Published: 2016/11/11
Channel: Canvaswater
Native Americans  People of the Northwest Coast
Native Americans People of the Northwest Coast
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: ccarnelli09
Visual Recap: Northwestern vs. Naples in State Semis 🤘
Visual Recap: Northwestern vs. Naples in State Semis 🤘
Published: 2017/12/02
Channel: By Any Means Media
Uncharted Territory: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau
Uncharted Territory: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau
Published: 2011/02/05
Channel: KSPS Public TV
War of 1812 in the Old Northwest
War of 1812 in the Old Northwest
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: WGTE On Demand
Native American Regions: The Pacific Northwest
Native American Regions: The Pacific Northwest
Published: 2016/01/30
Channel: Jorge Santana
Strange vision of an earthquake in Oregon/Northwestern United States
Strange vision of an earthquake in Oregon/Northwestern United States
Published: 2013/02/03
Channel: Cataclys Mic
Americans Try Labeling Midwestern States
Americans Try Labeling Midwestern States
Published: 2015/05/06
Channel: BuzzFeedVideo
Big Questions Ep. 10: Northwestern @ Dillo Day
Big Questions Ep. 10: Northwestern @ Dillo Day
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: Crimson Education
American Road Trip study group — OLLI at Northwestern
American Road Trip study group — OLLI at Northwestern
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: OLLI at Northwestern
Native American Regions: The Pacific Northwest
Native American Regions: The Pacific Northwest
Published: 2016/01/30
Channel: Jorge Santana
Accent Tag - Northwestern American accent
Accent Tag - Northwestern American accent
Published: 2011/10/27
Channel: laurielmaranwe
Northwestern United States Accent Tag
Northwestern United States Accent Tag
Published: 2012/08/07
Channel: Potoperson
Accent Challenge NorthWestern United States
Accent Challenge NorthWestern United States
Published: 2012/07/31
Channel: Katia C
Regional Dialect (Pacific Northwest)
Regional Dialect (Pacific Northwest)
Published: 2011/01/07
Channel: erikolson100
The Northwestern States, 1942
The Northwestern States, 1942
Published: 2011/06/05
Channel: travelfilmarchive
Earth from Space: High desert of the northwestern United States #ESA
Earth from Space: High desert of the northwestern United States #ESA
Published: 2014/10/17
Channel: 10 MINUTES
Alert! Danger! 4 Storms w Hurricane Winds to hit N. California & Northwest Pacific USA Coast
Alert! Danger! 4 Storms w Hurricane Winds to hit N. California & Northwest Pacific USA Coast
Published: 2016/10/12
Channel: thornews
NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL TEAM SURVIVES THE NAVY SEALS
NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL TEAM SURVIVES THE NAVY SEALS
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: Courtney Boroff
First People of the Pacific Northwest: The Photography of Edward S. Curtis
First People of the Pacific Northwest: The Photography of Edward S. Curtis
Published: 2012/04/19
Channel: Cognocentrics
Kwakiutl- Native Americans of the Northwest
Kwakiutl- Native Americans of the Northwest
Published: 2014/09/29
Channel: Laura Herrmann
Hurling in the Northwest
Hurling in the Northwest
Published: 2011/12/30
Channel: redbranchwarriors
Inside the Collections: Pacific Northwest Coast Peoples
Inside the Collections: Pacific Northwest Coast Peoples
Published: 2013/05/09
Channel: American Museum of Natural History
Medical vocabulary: What does Northwestern United States mean
Medical vocabulary: What does Northwestern United States mean
Published: 2016/01/18
Channel: botcaster inc. bot
Motorhome trip 2015 - United States & Canada
Motorhome trip 2015 - United States & Canada
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Takly on tour • Der Reise- & Camping - Blog
A Walk Through History | Pacific Northwest | Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
A Walk Through History | Pacific Northwest | Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Tom Hruby - Navy SEAL tries to play Northwestern football
Tom Hruby - Navy SEAL tries to play Northwestern football
Published: 2014/08/08
Channel: Chicago Sun-Times
INFORMUCATE COLLEGE GUIDE - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
INFORMUCATE COLLEGE GUIDE - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Published: 2015/08/19
Channel: INFORMUCATE
The LASAD Experiment 1967 Northwestern US
The LASAD Experiment 1967 Northwestern US
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: CNNRotatingSquare
Northwestern Migrations 07-30-14
Northwestern Migrations 07-30-14
Published: 2014/07/31
Channel: Allie Knight
President Obama Delivers Remarks at Northwestern University
President Obama Delivers Remarks at Northwestern University
Published: 2014/10/02
Channel: The Obama White House
NorthWestern Energy: Butte, America Climate March
NorthWestern Energy: Butte, America Climate March
Published: 2016/10/12
Channel: 350 Montana
NORTHWEST ORIENT AIRLINES 1950s ASIA TRAVELOGUE High Road to the Orient 24870 HD
NORTHWEST ORIENT AIRLINES 1950s ASIA TRAVELOGUE High Road to the Orient 24870 HD
Published: 2014/08/15
Channel: PeriscopeFilm
Eskimo Hunters in Northwestern Alaska 1949; Hunting & Gathering at Point Hope, Alaska
Eskimo Hunters in Northwestern Alaska 1949; Hunting & Gathering at Point Hope, Alaska
Published: 2016/06/29
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Seattle, WA, USA, Tourism and leisure
Seattle, WA, USA, Tourism and leisure
Published: 2011/03/05
Channel: Horacio Arevalo
For DFA Northwestern - Gino Wang
For DFA Northwestern - Gino Wang
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: Gino Wang
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The dark red states are almost always included, while the striped states are usually considered part of the Northwestern United States as well.
Seattle, the largest metropolitan area in the Northwest
Portland, the second largest metropolitan area in the Northwest
Boise, the third largest metropolitan area in the Northwest

The Northwestern United States is an informal geographic region of the United States. The region consistently includes the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho—and usually Montana and Wyoming. Some sources include southeast Alaska in the Northwest. The related but distinct term "Pacific Northwest" generally excludes areas from the Rockies eastward.

The Northwestern United States is a subportion of the Western United States (which is, itself, even more ambiguous). In contrast, states included in the neighboring regions (Southwestern United States and Great Plains) and Utah are not simultaneously considered part of both regions.

Like the southwestern United States, the Northwest definition has moved westward over time. The current area includes the old Oregon Territory (created in 1848–Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and areas in Montana west of the Continental Divide).[1] The region is similar to Federal Region X, which comprises Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.

It is home to over 14.2 million citizens. Some of the fastest growing cities in this region and in the nation include Seattle, Spokane, Bellevue, Tacoma, Vancouver, Kennewick, Pasco, Yakima, Portland, Eugene, Salem, Boise, Missoula, and Billings.

Etymology[edit]

As the US' westward expansion, the country's western border also shifted westward, and consequently, so did the location of the Northwestern and Southwestern United States. In the early years of the United States, newly colonized lands lying immediately west of the Allegheny Mountains were detached from Virginia and given the name Northwest Territory. During the decades that followed, the Northwest Territory covered much of the Great Lakes region east of the Mississippi River.

Climate[edit]

Köppen climate types in the Northwestern United States

Population[edit]

Together, these states have a combined population of 14,273,965. The largest cities and metropolitan areas in the Northwest are:

Rank City State Population Metro Population
1 Seattle Washington 608,660 3,439,809
2 Portland Oregon 583,776 2,226,009
3 Spokane Washington 208,916 547,924
4 Boise Idaho 205,671 616,561
5 Tacoma Washington 198,397 3,439,809
6 Vancouver Washington 161,791 2,226,009
7 Eugene Oregon 156,185 351,715
8 Salem Oregon 154,637 390,738
9 Bellevue Washington 122,363 3,439,809
10 Gresham Oregon 105,594 2,226,009

The Northwestern states in presidential elections[edit]

Presidential electoral votes in the Northwestern States since 1952
Year Idaho Montana Oregon Washington Wyoming
1952 Eisenhower Eisenhower Eisenhower Eisenhower Eisenhower
1956 Eisenhower Eisenhower Eisenhower Eisenhower Eisenhower
1960 Nixon Nixon Nixon Nixon Nixon
1964 Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson
1968 Nixon Nixon Nixon Humphrey Nixon
1972 Nixon Nixon Nixon Nixon Nixon
1976 Ford Ford Ford Ford Ford
1980 Reagan Reagan Reagan Reagan Reagan
1984 Reagan Reagan Reagan Reagan Reagan
1988 Bush Bush Dukakis Dukakis Bush
1992 Bush Clinton Clinton Clinton Bush
1996 Dole Dole Clinton Clinton Dole
2000 Bush Bush Gore Gore Bush
2004 Bush Bush Kerry Kerry Bush
2008 McCain McCain Obama Obama McCain
2012 Romney Romney Obama Obama Romney
2016 Trump Trump Clinton Clinton Trump

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merriam-Webster (1997). Merriam-Webster's geographical dictionary. Merriam-Webster. p. 876. ISBN 978-0-87779-546-9. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Lavender, David. Land of Giants: The Drive to the Pacific Northwest, 1750- 1950 (1958) online
  • Schwantes, Carlos. The Pacific Northwest: An Interpretive History (1996) online
  • Warren, Sidney. Farthest Frontier: The Pacific Northwest (1949) online
  • Winther, Oscar Osburn. The great northwest: a history (Greenwood Press, 1981)

Coordinates: 46°N 117°W / 46°N 117°W / 46; -117

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