The Midwest dissected

The history of the Midwest

The Midwest is sometimes called the 'heartland' of the US because it was originally Native Americans home. The natives used the characteristics of the area to their advantage to hunt and fish.

Midwest industries

  • Fur trade has been a huge part of the Midwest for over 200.
  • Timber industry has always done well because of the variety of forests in the Midwest.
  • Heavy mining business especially in Michigan and Minnesota. ( mining industry made a growth in population.


1990 - 59,668,632

2000 - 64,392,776

2012 - 65,377,684

Population has increased 7.9%

The population growth has seen all sorts of ethnicities.