- Jan 2015
- Space Bat Lair
Futurist, only Washington & Oregon are in the "Pacific Northwest "One thing that I've noticed about the U.S. is that the northwestern U.S. contains very few people. For instance, in the U.S. House of Representatives (which is based on population), the southwestern U.S. has more than 100 seats (out of 435 total for the entire U.S.) while the northwestern U.S. has less than 20 seats (less than 25 seats if one includes the Dakotas and Nebraska):
Out of all of the U.S. states in the northwestern U.S., only Washington has a significant population (with its 10 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives reflecting this fact).]
Anyway, why exactly does the northwestern U.S. have so few people even right now?
Dakota's and Nebraska are never considered "Northwest", they are "Great Plains"
Montana, Wyoming & Colorado aren't Northwest either, they are Rocky Mountains