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Appendix A: Regional Classifications The Census Bureau divides the country into four regions: North- east, Midwest, South, and West, each of which has two or three divi- sions. The Northeast, for example, consists of the New England and Middle Atlantic divisions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), however, divides the country into eight regions and lists Alaska and Hawaii separately. Three Census Bureau divisions New England, East North Central, and West North Central correspond to BEA regions New England, Great Lakes, and Plains, respectively. But the remainder of the divisions and regions diverge in varying ways. For example, BEA's Mideast region combines the Census Bureau's Middle Atlantic region New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania- with some of the states from the bureau's South Atlantic region- Delaware, District of Columbia, and Maryland. Figure 1 lists and compares the Census Bureau and BEA classification schemes for the reader's convenience. BUREAU OF THE CENSUS (Regions and Divisions) New England Conn. ~ Maine I Mass. N.H. R.I. | Vt. ~ East North Central Ill. x, Ind. l Mich. Ohio wis. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS (Regions) New England ~ Conn. | Maine Mass. N.H. | R.I. Vt. Great Lakes f Ill. | Ind. Mich. Ohio ~ wis. West North Central Plains Iowa ~ r Iowa Kans. ~ ~ Kans. Minn. | | Minn. Mo. ~ ~ Mo. ' Nebr. N.D. S.D. Nebr. N.D. | S.D. ) FIGURE 1 59

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60 URBAN CHANGE AND POVERTY BUREAU OF THE CENSUS (Regions and Divisions) Middle Atlantic N.J. N.Y. Pa. South Atlantic Ga. N.C. S.C. Va. W.Va. Fast Sleuth Central Ala. Y: y Miss. Tenn. West South (gentry Ark. La. Okla. Tex. ~ Mountain Ariz. Colo. Idaho Mont. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS (Regions) Mideast N.J. N.Y. Pa. _ Del. D.C. Md. Del. D.C. Md. Fla. Fla. Ga. N.C. S.C. Va. W.Va. Ala. Ky. Miss. Tenn. Ark. La. Southeast //Southwest Okla. Tex. Ariz. N.M. / Rocky Mountain / Colo. / Idaho ' Mont. Utah Nev. _/ / Wyo. N.M. ~ ~ Utah Wyo. - Pacific Alaska Calif. Hawaii Oreg. Wash. Far West Calif. - Nev. Oreg. Wash. Alaska Hawaii FIGURE 1 Corded