This article is missing information about total population of this Census Division from the 2010 Census.(April 2012)
The South Atlantic States, U.S. Census Bureau Region 3, Division 5, consisting of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the District of Columbia. When discussing climate, New Jersey is often included with these states.[ citation needed]
This division includes eight states and one district; Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C..  This division is also a recognized geographical division used by the United States Geological Survey. :2
Together with the East South Central States ( Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee) and the West South Central States ( Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas), the South Atlantic States constitute the United States Census Bureau's broader Census Bureau Region of the South (the other three regions being the Northeast, Midwest, and West, all of which have two divisions).
As of 2010, the South Atlantic States had a combined population of 61,774,970. The South Atlantic States region covers 292,589 square miles. With the exception of West Virginia, the region has seen rapid population growth and economic development in recent decades.
|State||2010 Census||Land Area|
|2||Charlotte, North Carolina||792,862|
|5||Virginia Beach, Virginia||448,479|
|7||Raleigh, North Carolina||431,746|
|10||Greensboro, North Carolina||279,639|
|Nonpartisan||Democratic-Republican||Democratic||Nullifier||Whig||Republican||Liberal Republican||Dixiecrat||American Independent|
- Bold denotes election winner.
- Note: Election results for the Upper South Atlantic States (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.) are included in the table of the Mid-Atlantic states article.
- "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" Archived 2013-01-07 at the Library of Congress Web Archives, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved June 19, 2011
- "Circular - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2016-10-04.