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View Poll Results: Which US city has the greatest degree of regional domination?
Atlanta (S) 63 33.16%
Austin (S) 0 0%
Baltimore (E) 2 1.05%
Boston (NE) 20 10.53%
Buffalo (NE) 1 0.53%
Charlotte (S) 2 1.05%
Chicago (MW) 83 43.68%
Cincinnati (MW) 1 0.53%
Cleveland (MW) 1 0.53%
Columbus (MW) 1 0.53%
Dallas (S) 24 12.63%
Denver (W) 18 9.47%
Detroit (MW) 2 1.05%
Houston (S) 7 3.68%
Indianapolis (MW) 3 1.58%
Jacksonville (S) 1 0.53%
Kansas City (MW) 4 2.11%
Las Vegas (W) 1 0.53%
Los Angeles (W) 43 22.63%
Louisville (S) 1 0.53%
Memphis (S) 1 0.53%
Miami (S) 9 4.74%
Milwaukee (MW) 2 1.05%
Minneapolis (MW) 3 1.58%
Nashville (S) 4 2.11%
New Orleans (S) 5 2.63%
New York (NE) 67 35.26%
Orlando (S) 2 1.05%
Philadelphia (NE) 4 2.11%
Phoenix (W) 3 1.58%
Pittsburgh (NE) 3 1.58%
Portland (W) 0 0%
Sacramento (W) 1 0.53%
St. Louis (MW) 2 1.05%
Salt Lake (W) 1 0.53%
San Antonio (S) 1 0.53%
San Diego (W) 2 1.05%
San Francisco (W) 16 8.42%
San Jose (W) 3 1.58%
Seattle (W) 11 5.79%
Tampa (S) 1 0.53%
Washington (NE) 7 3.68%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 190. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-18-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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Disagree with 4 regions.

There is the Coastal West and the Rocky Mountain West. They are two very different regions.
Well that didn't take long
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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Atlanta.
(of the South)


Atlanta: Capital of the American South
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:39 PM
 
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For the 4 regions described I guess I just have to default to New York.

Otherwise I might say Denver Mountain West or Boston New England.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I am in no position to change the parameters of this poll.

But if I could, I would break it down like this:

Pacific Northwest: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska
Pacific Southwest: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii
Mountain: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado
Great Plains: North and South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma
West Texas: no definition required
Gulf Coast: East Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida Panhandle
Southeast: Georgia, Florida (outside the panhandle), North and South Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee
Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky
Appalachia: West Virginia, Western North Carolina, Western Maryland
Mid-Atlantic: Virginia, DC, Maryland
Northeast: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
New England: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, (and Maine as an outlier)

I can't place Missouri in any region as it shares too many characteristics of surrounding regions.

So my regionally dominant cities from these are:

Pacific Northwest: Seattle
Pacifc Southwest: Los Angeles
Mountain: Denver
Great Plains: Kansas City
West Texas: San Antonio, but not sure
Gulf Coast: Houston
Southeast: Atlanta
Midwest: Chicago
Appalachia: (???)
Mid-Atlantic: Washington DC
Northeast: New York City
New England: Boston
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:49 PM
 
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Appalachia - Pittsburgh
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I am in no position to change the parameters of this poll.

But if I could, I would break it down like this:

Pacific Northwest: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska
Pacific Southwest: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii
Mountain: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado
Great Plains: North and South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma
West Texas: no definition required
Gulf Coast: East Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida Panhandle
Southeast: Georgia, Florida (outside the panhandle), North and South Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee
Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky
Appalachia: West Virginia, Western North Carolina, Western Maryland
Mid-Atlantic: Virginia, DC, Maryland
Northeast: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
New England: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, (and Maine as an outlier)

I can't place Missouri in any region as it shares too many characteristics of surrounding regions.

So my regionally dominant cities from these are:

Pacific Northwest: Seattle
Pacifc Southwest: Los Angeles
Mountain: Denver
Great Plains: Kansas City
West Texas: San Antonio, but not sure
Gulf Coast: Houston
Southeast: Atlanta
Midwest: Chicago
Appalachia: (???)
Mid-Atlantic: Washington DC
Northeast: New York City
New England: Boston
Right because New Mexico has got a lot of that Pacific Rim culture going on. Desert Southwest, yes, Pacific Southwest, uh... NO. We get a lot more influence from Denver as a dominant player in the region.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Right because New Mexico got a lot of that Pacific Rim culture going on. Desert Southwest, yes, Pacific Southwest, uh... NO. We get a lot more influence from Denver as a dominant player in the region.
Fair enough, but I don't think of New Mexico as a Rocky Mountain State, though there may be an argument there. It is one of those states, like Missouri, that can't exactly be classified as part of any region, IMO.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:17 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Fair enough, but I don't think of New Mexico as a Rocky Mountain State, though there may be an argument there. It is one of those states, like Missouri, that can't exactly be classified as part of any region, IMO.
Well we either go to Phoenix or Denver when we need to make a break and head to a major city, just depends on the time of year. When people think of the Southwest itself, NM and AZ immediately come to mind and the whole states fit perfectly within that region, and lines get blurred extending into NV, UT, and west Texas. But yeah, there's a link to Colorado too, and overall I'd say Denver is the go to big city pretty much. Most of NM has higher altitudes like Colorado and in the same time zone. California is a stretch too far to be in the same region as NM.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:30 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Southeast: Georgia, Florida (outside the panhandle), North and South Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee
Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky
Appalachia: West Virginia, Western North Carolina, Western Maryland


I can't place Missouri in any region as it shares too many characteristics of surrounding regions.
I don't mean to nit-pick, but why did you put Kentucky in the Midwest and not the Southeast or Appalachia?

And, why would you not categorize Missouri as a Midwestern State?It's physically located smack-dab in the middle of the lower 48. You can't get much more Middle West than Missouri. I understand it was a Border State during the Civil War, but physically Missouri is not located in the South, even though it was half-way aligned with the Confederacy. If Ohio or Indiana or Kansas or Nebraska had decided to seceede from the Union and join the Confederacy, they would have been Confederate States, but not Southern States, or states located in the South.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:31 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Why do so many people think that Los Angeles has regional dominance over the entire west coast? LA has 7 votes and SF 0? LA is not that important. I’m not sure it even has dominance over the state of California. The Bay Area definitely gives it a run for its money. And here in Seattle, lol, LA isn’t even a thought. We couldn’t care less about Los Angeles. Its sphere of influence does not come anywhere near here, at all.
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