The Midwest Region

In the middle of everything


The Midwest is a region in the USA that includes the states North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. The Midwest has a population of 66,217,736 and is the kindest region in the USA.


The Midwest is very flat land used for agriculture and farming. Surrounding the Midwest is the Mississippi River, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Great Lakes. The five Great Lakes are Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Eerie, and Superior. The climate types in the Midwest is the subarctic area (MI, WI, MN, ND), semi arid (ND, SD, NE, KS), and continental cool summer (OH, IN, IL, MO, IA, NE, KS, SD).

Natural Resources

The Natural Resources of the Midwest are rich fertile soil, cool and hot climate, full forests, various minerals such as iron and copper, and the Great Lakes provide water for transportation for people and goods, and they also provide water.


Food in the Midwest is produced in the corn belt, the wheat belt, and the dairy belt. The Midwest is the center for all grain production and locally grown foods (breadbasket of America). The Midwest is very well known for Chicago style deep dish pizza, fresh water fish such as catfish and trout, and locally raised farm animals.

Famous People

Michael Jackson- Musician (Thriller, Beat it)

Henry Ford- Auto-industry (Model T)

Jeff Daniels- Actor (The Martian, Dumb and Dumber)

Robin Williams- Actor/Comedian (Genie in Aladin, Jumanji, Night at the Museum)


There are many great tourist attractions in the Midwest like, natural stuff (trail hiking, kayaking, etc), the Midwest museum of American art (IN). There are also natural features such as, Mt Rushmore (SD), The Great Lakes (MI), Black Hills (SD). There are also man made features like, Gateway Arch (MO), Mackinac Bridge (MI), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (OH), International Peace Garden (ND), Henry Ford Museum (MI).

Jobs and Industry

Jobs people usually have in the Midwest is farming/production, engineering, truck driving, medical, and restaurant jobs. Industry in the Midwest involves a lot of mining and metal working.


Writers: Michael Struk, Rowan Ward

Pictures: Eliza Delwiche, Zach Byerly

Info: Zach Byerly, Eliza Delwiche, Michael Struk, Rowan Ward