Change in the regional distribution of the U.S. population from 1790-2018

Share of the population in the United States from 1790 to 2018, by region

Change in the regional distribution of the U.S. population from 1790-2018 This statistic shows the change in the regional distribution of the U.S. population each decade from 1790 to 2018. In 2018, 17.2 percent of the population in the United States lived in the Northeast.
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Share of the population in the United States from 1790 to 2018, by region

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NortheastMidwestSouthWest
179050.1%0%49.9%0%
180049.6%1%49.4%0%
181048.2%4%47.8%0%
182045.2%8.9%45.9%0%
183043.1%12.5%44.4%0%
184039.6%19.6%40.7%0%
185037.2%23.3%38.7%0.8%
186033.7%28.9%35.4%2%
187031.9%33.7%31.9%2.6%
188028.9%34.6%32.9%3.6%
189027.6%35.6%31.8%5%
190027.6%34.6%31.8%5%
191028%32.4%31.9%7.7%
192028%32.1%31.2%8.7%
193027.9%31.3%30.7%10%
194027.2%30.4%31.5%10.9%
195026.1%29.4%31.2%13.3%
196024.9%28.8%30.7%15.6%
197024.1%27.8%30.9%17.1%
198021.7%26%33.3%19.1%
199020.4%24%34.4%21.2%
200019%22.9%35.6%22.5%
201017.9%21.7%37.1%23.3%
201517.5%21.1%37.7%23.6%
201617.4%21%37.9%23.7%
201717.2%21%38%23.8%
201817.2%20.9%38.1%23.8%
NortheastMidwestSouthWest
179050.1%0%49.9%0%
180049.6%1%49.4%0%
181048.2%4%47.8%0%
182045.2%8.9%45.9%0%
183043.1%12.5%44.4%0%
184039.6%19.6%40.7%0%
185037.2%23.3%38.7%0.8%
186033.7%28.9%35.4%2%
187031.9%33.7%31.9%2.6%
188028.9%34.6%32.9%3.6%
189027.6%35.6%31.8%5%
190027.6%34.6%31.8%5%
191028%32.4%31.9%7.7%
192028%32.1%31.2%8.7%
193027.9%31.3%30.7%10%
194027.2%30.4%31.5%10.9%
195026.1%29.4%31.2%13.3%
196024.9%28.8%30.7%15.6%
197024.1%27.8%30.9%17.1%
198021.7%26%33.3%19.1%
199020.4%24%34.4%21.2%
200019%22.9%35.6%22.5%
201017.9%21.7%37.1%23.3%
201517.5%21.1%37.7%23.6%
201617.4%21%37.9%23.7%
201717.2%21%38%23.8%
201817.2%20.9%38.1%23.8%
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This statistic shows the change in the regional distribution of the U.S. population each decade from 1790 to 2018. In 2018, 17.2 percent of the population in the United States lived in the Northeast.
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