South

Facts about the region

Social Population

114,555,744 people occupy the southern region

Alabama

Florida

Georgia

Kentucky

Mississippi

North Carolina

South Carolina

Tennessee

Virginia

Education Stats

✐72% graduation rate; national rate is 73%

✐Mississippi is the lowest scoring state in tests

✐4th-8th graders perform better than average in reading and math

Quick Facts

Recent issues

Political Involvment

- 1994 Southern politician Newt Gingrich held 12 years of GOP control in the house. In 1995 he became speaker of the house up until 1999.

-During the election in 2008, Obama won the votes of 5 southern states, which was unusual for the region that is typically republican voters.