Regional definitions vary from source
East Coast of the United States, also known as the
"Eastern Seaboard" or "Atlantic
Seaboard", refers to the easternmost coastal states in the
central and northern United States, which touch the Atlantic Ocean and stretch up to Canada.
The states shown in dark red are usually included, while all
or portions of the striped states may or may not be considered part
of the East Coast.
geographical sense, the term Eastern Seaboard
used; in popular usage, the term "East Coast" is most often used to
specifically refer to the northern half of this region, which is
also known as the Northeastern U.S.
half of this region is frequently considered to belong more
strongly to the South
. Major cities include
Washington, New York
City, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Baltimore, Richmond, Norfolk, Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Miami.
population of this region, extending from Florida to Maine, is
approximately 111,508,688 (about 36% of the country's total
Inclusion of states
The term East Coast
is often associated with the Northeastern
United States, particularly
for cultural concepts such as an "Eastern college" or "East-coast
liberal" or the "I-95 Corridor" (referring to Interstate 95
). The states usually
included are Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, and New
York, the states of New England, and the District of Columbia. The Southeastern portion of the coast
from southern Virginia to Georgia is more typically associated culturally with the
larger American South.
Florida is not typically referred to as "The South" due to its
large demographic of residents from the Northeastern states, most
commonly New York and New Jersey, as well as its large Hispanic
populations from surrounding islands, as well as Central and South
America. "East Coast" also refers even more to
the highly urbanized strip along
the coast from Boston, to Washington,
D.C., which is also known as the "Northeast Corridor", a definition which
excludes the less densely populated areas of Upstate New York, Western Pennsylvania and northern New