Western United States

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The Western United States (also called the American West, the Far West, and the West) is the [[List of regions of the United States#Census Bureau-designated regions and divisions|region]] comprising the westernmost states of the United States.wikipedia
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American frontier

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Before about 1800, the crest of the Appalachian Mountains was seen as the western frontier.
In 19th- and early 20th-century media, enormous popular attention was focused on the Western United States in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century, from the 1850s to the 1910s, a period sometimes called the "Old West" or the "Wild West".

Midwestern United States

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To the east of the Western United States is the Midwestern United States and the Southern United States, with Canada to the north or east, and Mexico generally to the south.
It is located between the Northeastern United States and the Western United States, with Canada to its north and the Southern United States to its south.

List of regions of the United States

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The Western United States (also called the American West, the Far West, and the West) is the [[List of regions of the United States#Census Bureau-designated regions and divisions|region]] comprising the westernmost states of the United States.

Southern United States

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To the east of the Western United States is the Midwestern United States and the Southern United States, with Canada to the north or east, and Mexico generally to the south.
It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Western United States, with the Midwestern United States and Northeastern United States to its north and the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to its south.

West Coast of the United States

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The U.S. Census Bureau's definition of the 13 westernmost states includes the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin to the Pacific Coast, and the mid-Pacific islands state, Hawaii. The West contains several major biomes, including arid and semi-arid plateaus and plains, particularly in the American Southwest; forested mountains, including two major ranges, the American Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains; the massive coastal shoreline of the American Pacific Coast; and the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the coastline along which the continental Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean.

Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

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The West contains several major biomes, including arid and semi-arid plateaus and plains, particularly in the American Southwest; forested mountains, including two major ranges, the American Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains; the massive coastal shoreline of the American Pacific Coast; and the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
The Sierra Nevada (, snowy range ) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.

Arizona

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Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah are typically considered to be part of the Southwest, though Texas and Oklahoma are less frequently considered part of the Southwest as well.
It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

Nevada

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Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah are typically considered to be part of the Southwest, though Texas and Oklahoma are less frequently considered part of the Southwest as well.
Nevada ( or ) is a state in the Western United States.

Colorado

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Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah are typically considered to be part of the Southwest, though Texas and Oklahoma are less frequently considered part of the Southwest as well.
Colorado (, other variants) is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

Wyoming

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Historically, the West was the first region to see widespread women's suffrage, with women casting votes in Utah and Wyoming as early as 1870, five decades before the 19th Amendment was ratified by the nation.
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States.

Washington (state)

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Meanwhile, the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington can be considered part of the Northwest or Pacific Northwest.
Washington is the second most populous state on the West Coast and in the Western United States, after California.

Montana

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Meanwhile, the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington can be considered part of the Northwest or Pacific Northwest.
Montana is one of the nine Mountain States, located in the north of the region known as the Western United States.

Northwestern United States

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Other classifications distinguish between Southwest and Northwest.
The Northwestern United States is a subportion of the Western United States (which is, itself, even more ambiguous).

Pacific states

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While the Pacific states are the most volcanically active areas, extinct volcanoes and lava flows are found throughout most of the West.
The Pacific States division is one of two divisions of the United States Census Bureau's Western region, the other being the Mountain States.

Mountain states

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The West also contains much of the Native American population in the U.S., particularly in the large reservations in the Mountain and Desert States.
It is a subregion of the Western United States.

Native Americans in the United States

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The West also contains much of the Native American population in the U.S., particularly in the large reservations in the Mountain and Desert States. The entire Western region has also been strongly influenced by European, Hispanic or Latino, Asian and Native Americans; it contains the largest number of minorities in the U.S. While most of the studies of racial dynamics in America such as riots in Los Angeles have been written about European and African Americans, in many cities in the West and California, Whites and Blacks together are less than half the population because of the preference for the region by Hispanics and Asians.
As American expansion reached into the West, settler and miner migrants came into increasing conflict with the Great Basin, Great Plains, and other Western tribes.

Hispanic Americans

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The entire Western region has also been strongly influenced by European, Hispanic or Latino, Asian and Native Americans; it contains the largest number of minorities in the U.S. While most of the studies of racial dynamics in America such as riots in Los Angeles have been written about European and African Americans, in many cities in the West and California, Whites and Blacks together are less than half the population because of the preference for the region by Hispanics and Asians.
Mexicans dominate in the rest of the country, including the Western United States, South Central United States and Great Plains states.

Utah

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Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah are typically considered to be part of the Southwest, though Texas and Oklahoma are less frequently considered part of the Southwest as well. Historically, the West was the first region to see widespread women's suffrage, with women casting votes in Utah and Wyoming as early as 1870, five decades before the 19th Amendment was ratified by the nation.
Utah is a state in the western United States.

Bureau of Land Management

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(The most important among these are the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management within the Interior Department, and the U.S. Forest Service within the Agriculture Department.) National parks are reserved for recreational activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, and boating, but other government lands also allow commercial activities like ranching, logging, and mining.
Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

United States

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The Western United States (also called the American West, the Far West, and the West) is the [[List of regions of the United States#Census Bureau-designated regions and divisions|region]] comprising the westernmost states of the United States. The entire Western region has also been strongly influenced by European, Hispanic or Latino, Asian and Native Americans; it contains the largest number of minorities in the U.S. While most of the studies of racial dynamics in America such as riots in Los Angeles have been written about European and African Americans, in many cities in the West and California, Whites and Blacks together are less than half the population because of the preference for the region by Hispanics and Asians.
By contrast, religion plays the least important role in New England and in the Western United States.

Ranch

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(The most important among these are the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management within the Interior Department, and the U.S. Forest Service within the Agriculture Department.) National parks are reserved for recreational activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, and boating, but other government lands also allow commercial activities like ranching, logging, and mining.
The word most often applies to livestock-raising operations in Mexico, the Western United States and Western Canada, though there are ranches in other areas.

African Americans

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The entire Western region has also been strongly influenced by European, Hispanic or Latino, Asian and Native Americans; it contains the largest number of minorities in the U.S. While most of the studies of racial dynamics in America such as riots in Los Angeles have been written about European and African Americans, in many cities in the West and California, Whites and Blacks together are less than half the population because of the preference for the region by Hispanics and Asians. The largest concentrations for African Americans in the West can be found in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, and Colorado Springs.
The desperate conditions of African Americans in the South sparked the Great Migration during the first half of the 20th century which led to a growing African-American community in Northern and Western United States.

European Americans

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The entire Western region has also been strongly influenced by European, Hispanic or Latino, Asian and Native Americans; it contains the largest number of minorities in the U.S. While most of the studies of racial dynamics in America such as riots in Los Angeles have been written about European and African Americans, in many cities in the West and California, Whites and Blacks together are less than half the population because of the preference for the region by Hispanics and Asians.
Descendants of the first wave are dominant in the Midwest and West, although German descent is extremely common in Pennsylvania, and Irish descent is also common in urban centers in the Northeast.

Race and ethnicity in the United States

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A plurality or majority of the other official groups reside in the West.

Denver

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The largest concentrations for African Americans in the West can be found in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, and Colorado Springs.
Because Denver is the largest city within 500 mi, it has become a natural location for storage and distribution of goods and services to the Mountain States, Southwest states, as well as all western states.