Facts about the west region
There are 13 states in the West region. There is an estimated 71995553 people living in the west region. The literacy rates are 99% for male and females ages 15 and over can read and write. As of 2010 only 15% are living below the poverty line. - 24.3% Hispanic
-4.9% black or African American
-4.3% two or more races
-12.1% of some other race
1.8% American Indian and American native
-.5% native Hawaiian and native islander
The average earnings of the west region is $74,000. The unemployment rate is 11.3 percent, which is above the national average. Most of the jobs around the west are agricultural such as logging in oregon, growing potatoes in Idaho, oranges in California, and the famous Walla Walla onions. Although in bigger cities such as LA, there are many factories and outlets.