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The United States Project: Rocky Mountains/ Basin States and the Southwest

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Basin States:
Montana- 7 people per square mile
Idaho- 20 people per square mile
Colorado- 50 people per square mile
Wyoming- 6 people per square mile
Utah- 35 people per square mile

The Southwest:
Texas- 99 people per square mile
Oklahoma- 57 people per square mile
New Mexico- 18 people per square mile
Arizona- 56 people per square mile Ileana Gamillo, Cristian Ondarza, Valerie Velazquez, Erin Clark, and John Mitchell The Rocky Mountains/ Basin States, and the Southwest Population Geography Cultural Geography Our region runs north to south from central New Mexico to Canada. Historical Geography Religion Southwest: The primary religion in the Southwest is Southern Baptist, Catholic, and Latter Day Saints Economic Geography The Economy of Texas Rocky Mountains/Basin States: The religion is the Latter Day Saints Cuisine Southwest: The southwest cuisine is based
heavily on the American Indian Culture, known for
their unique tortillas, beans, and chiles. Most
dishes are hot and spicy! Dialect Southwest: Southern American
English. Rocky Mountains/Basin States: This region does not have a specific dialect. Sports and Recreation Southwest

Sports: Activities such as: soccer, football, hockey, and other various activities.

Recreational Activities: Include golf, fishing, hunting , etc. Rocky Mountains/ Basin States: Also a wide variety of sports, plus winter and snow sports(skiing, snowboarding) Rocky Mountains/Basin States: The people of this region use very natural ingredients. The food is based on Canadian cuisine. Ethnicity POPULATION OF STATE

Basin States:
Montana- 902,200
Idaho- 1,294,000
Colorado- 4,301,300
Wyoming- 493,800
Utah- 2,233,200

The Southwest:
Texas- 20,851,800
Oklahoma- 3,450,700
New Mexico- 1,819,00
Arizona- 5,130,600 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Basin States:
Montana- 6.1%
Idaho- 7.1%
Colorado- 8%
Wyoming- 5.4%
Utah- 5.4%

The Southwest:
Texas- 6.8%
Oklahoma- 5.2%
New Mexico- 6.5%
Arizona- 8.2% Physical Geography Southwest: Hispanic,
African American, Asian American The Economy of Texas is one of the largest and most rapidly growing economies in the United States. Texas is home to six of the top fifty companies on the Fortune 500 list and fifty-one companies overall. The four major business enterprises in Texas, are: cattle and bison, cotton, timber, and oil. Rocky Mountains/Basin States: Caucasian, African American, Native American, Asian, and Hispanic The Economy of Oklahoma The major industries of Oklahoma are aviation, energy, transportation, equipment, food processing, electronics, and telecommunications. Four Fortune 500 companies and six Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in Oklahoma. The Economy of New Mexico 262,000 acres is a formal recognition as a national presentation. Valley lows measure to 8,000ft. Highest Point: Longs Peak , 14,259 Oil and gas production, tourism, and federal government spending are important drivers of New Mexico's economy. State government has an elaborate system of tax credits and technical assistance to promote job growth and business investment, especially in new technologies. This region is covered with pine and spruce trees. Grassy meadows can also be found throughout this region. The Economy of Arizona The total gross state product for Arizona was $259 billion. This figure gives Arizona a larger economy than such countries as Ireland, Finland, and New Zealand. The composition of the state's economy is moderately diverse; although health care, transportation, and the government remain the largest sectors. Most of the grasses and pines are in the lower elevations; due to the lack of oxygen in higher elevations. PER CAPITA INCOME (USD $)

Basin States:
Montana- 21,337
Idaho- 22,418
Colorado- 30,291
Wyoming- 24,864
Utah- 22,333

The Southwest:
Texas- 25,363
Oklahoma- 21,802
New Mexico- 21,097
Arizona- 24,199 Our region also has many lakes and streams; with a staggering 150 lakes and 450 miles of streams covering the region. The Economy of Colorado The economy of Colorado according to The Bureau of Economic Analysis gross state product estimates for 2008 was $248.6 billion. The Colorado economy ranked 20th largest in the United States in 2008. Early industry was based on the extraction and processing of minerals and agricultural products. Current agricultural products are: cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, and hay. Sweiter
Grand
Sylvan
Barr
Ramona Vallecito
Steamboat
Red Feather Largest Lakes Rocky Mountains Southwest Region Basin States The Economy of Utah Utah has a largely mixed economy covering industries like tourism, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, information technology, finance, and petroleum production. The majority of Utah's gross state product is produced along the Wasatch Front, containing the state capital Salt Lake City. The Economy of Idaho Important industries in Idaho are food processing, lumber, and wood products, machinery, chemical products, paper products, electronics manufacturing, silver and other mining, and tourism. A number of Fortune 500 companies started in or trace their roots to Idaho, including JC Penney, Safeway, Albertson's, JR Simplot, and Potlatch Corp. The Economy of Wyoming The mineral extraction industry and travel and tourism sector are the main drivers behind Wyoming's economy. Total taxable values of mining production in Wyoming for 2011 was over $6.7 billion. The tourism industry accounts for over $2 billion in revenue for the state. The Economy of Montana Agriculture is a major employer in Montana. Approximately 66% of the total land are dedicated to farmland or agriculture. In 2009, all field crops harvested in the state were valued at $1.8 billion. The same year, the state ranked third for total wheat production. Montana's most valuable crop is wheat, followed by hay, and then barley. Montana raises many sheep and goats on its rangeland. The state ranks 10th nationally for sheep and goat production and their products, like wool. Tourism is also important to the economy with millions of visitors a year to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, the Missouri River headwaters, and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone national Park. POPULATION PER SQUARE MILE American indians immigrated to North America from Asia by crossing via the Bering Strait. These indians hunted big game such as mammoths, bison etc. and this period of time was called the Paleo-Indian period and lasted from 12,000 BC- 9,000 BC. Then as the hunting patterns changed due to lakes drying up and big game dying off, the Indians entered into the Archaic Period between 9,000 BC- 500 AD. Then these indians started to live in small villages and planted crops and lived a more civilized life style. They also made pottery and made rock art and other types of art. This era was called the Fremont Period that lasted from 500 AD- 1300 AD. The vegetation in our region includes: mid latitude grasslands and scrub lands, and coniferous forests. The climates in our region are: Humid Subtropical, Semiarid Steppe, and a Highland (Alpine) Climates
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