West Coast of the United States

term for the westernmost coastal states of the United States, located near the North Pacific Ocean

The West Coast of the United States is a term that generally refers to the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. Depending on the context, it can also include Alaska and/or the state of Hawaii. Almost 50 million people live in these five states. The region includes the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Anchorage, Portland and San Diego.

Location of the West Coast in the United States as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.