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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
Pictures of Northwestern United States
Pictures of Northwestern United States
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Dan Reynolds
Unreal 40 Secret Places Hidden In West, USA.
Unreal 40 Secret Places Hidden In West, USA.
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: Lost Places
NorthWest USA Road Trip 2015
NorthWest USA Road Trip 2015
Published: 2015/09/12
Channel: kundandesign
NorthWest America Road Trip - Canadian Rokies & Western America
NorthWest America Road Trip - Canadian Rokies & Western America
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: Vivre Vancouver
Northwestern United States
Northwestern United States
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Audiopedia
Visit Your Pacific Northwest National Forest
Visit Your Pacific Northwest National Forest
Published: 2012/06/14
Channel: Forest Service
INFORMUCATE COLLEGE GUIDE - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
INFORMUCATE COLLEGE GUIDE - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Published: 2015/08/19
Channel: INFORMUCATE
Northwestern Football Holds Promotional Activity with Navy SEALs
Northwestern Football Holds Promotional Activity with Navy SEALs
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: Northwestern Athletics
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
Accent Challenge NorthWestern United States
Accent Challenge NorthWestern United States
Published: 2012/07/31
Channel: Katia C
Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Published: 2016/05/14
Channel: Happy Traveler
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
Fun Tour of American Accents | Amy Walker
Fun Tour of American Accents | Amy Walker
Published: 2011/10/09
Channel: Amy Walker
Northwestern most point - Contiguous USA
Northwestern most point - Contiguous USA
Published: 2016/11/11
Channel: Canvaswater
The Northwestern States, 1942
The Northwestern States, 1942
Published: 2011/06/05
Channel: travelfilmarchive
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
Uncharted Territory: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau
Uncharted Territory: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau
Published: 2011/02/05
Channel: KSPS Public TV
Northwest United States
Northwest United States
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: Josh Brown
Inside the Collections: Pacific Northwest Coast Peoples
Inside the Collections: Pacific Northwest Coast Peoples
Published: 2013/05/09
Channel: American Museum of Natural History
President Obama Delivers Remarks at Northwestern University
President Obama Delivers Remarks at Northwestern University
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: James Parks
Northwestern Global
Northwestern Global
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: NorthwesternU
Amazing Northwestern Connecticut
Amazing Northwestern Connecticut
Published: 2014/08/31
Channel: Victoria Ledeneva
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Explained in 3 Minutes: US History Review
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Explained in 3 Minutes: US History Review
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: Keith Hughes
Native Americans  People of the Northwest Coast
Native Americans People of the Northwest Coast
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: ccarnelli09
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
Present Your Paper - Elisa J. Gordon, PhD, MPH, Northwestern University, United States
Present Your Paper - Elisa J. Gordon, PhD, MPH, Northwestern University, United States
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: Transplantation Journal
Illinois: Evanston, Northwestern University
Illinois: Evanston, Northwestern University
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Fenway Leo
What
What's It Made Of? US COINS! - Northwestern University
Published: 2013/11/01
Channel: NUANCE Center
Medical vocabulary: What does Northwestern United States mean
Medical vocabulary: What does Northwestern United States mean
Published: 2016/01/18
Channel: botcaster inc. bot
Northwestern United States Accent Tag
Northwestern United States Accent Tag
Published: 2012/08/07
Channel: Potoperson
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
Powerful storm to drench northwestern US
Powerful storm to drench northwestern US
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: AccuWeather
Motorhome trip 2015 - United States & Canada
Motorhome trip 2015 - United States & Canada
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: takly on tour
The LASAD Experiment 1967 Northwestern US
The LASAD Experiment 1967 Northwestern US
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: CNNRotatingSquare
Northwestern Bell in War circa 1943 Northwestern Bell Telephone Company; WWII
Northwestern Bell in War circa 1943 Northwestern Bell Telephone Company; WWII
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: Jeff Quitney
War of 1812 in the Old Northwest
War of 1812 in the Old Northwest
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: WGTE On Demand
Western Capitals & States
Western Capitals & States
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: My Travel Friends
Graduate Chemistry at Northwestern University - Laser Labs
Graduate Chemistry at Northwestern University - Laser Labs
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: Northwestern University Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University men
Northwestern University men's basketball team beats Wake Forest - November 28, 2016
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: Peter von Panda
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: 2013/10/06
Channel: cristiano ronaldo 2014
Cape Flattery...The northwestern most point of the contiguous United States
Cape Flattery...The northwestern most point of the contiguous United States
Published: 2014/09/21
Channel: Catalin Boboc
Week 1 - Northwestern 18, American 8
Week 1 - Northwestern 18, American 8
Published: 2015/08/29
Channel: HeraldHighSchools
2013 ACC Football Highlights | Syracuse vs Northwestern | ACCDigitalNetwork
2013 ACC Football Highlights | Syracuse vs Northwestern | ACCDigitalNetwork
Published: 2013/09/08
Channel: ACC Digital Network
NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL TEAM SURVIVES THE NAVY SEALS
NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL TEAM SURVIVES THE NAVY SEALS
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: Courtney Boroff
The NCAA Tournament referees screwed Northwestern against Gonzaga
The NCAA Tournament referees screwed Northwestern against Gonzaga
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: Peter von Panda
The Exploration of Northwest Coast Indian Art
The Exploration of Northwest Coast Indian Art
Published: 2013/11/27
Channel: UWTV
A September day at Northwestern University
A September day at Northwestern University
Published: 2011/05/25
Channel: AleksandraR2010
Kerry meets religious leaders in Nigeria
Kerry meets religious leaders in Nigeria's remote northwestern city, Sokoto
Published: 2016/08/23
Channel: News From World
Northwestern Anubhav | Bollywood America 2015
Northwestern Anubhav | Bollywood America 2015
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: Prianka
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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.

History of the term[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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