The midwestern United States is one of the four geographic regions within the United States of America.
The region consist of 12 states in the north-central United States:
A 2006 Census Bureau estimate the population at 66.217.736
Religiously is mostly Christian.
Because of 20th century migration form the south, a large African-American urban population lives in most of the region's major cities, although the concetration is not generally as large as that of the Southern United States.
European settlement of the area began in the 17th century following French exploration of the region.