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Old 06-21-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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I am just curious. Is there anyway to find out which parts of the Southeast are comprised of what some may call "yankees and other outsiders"? The "born in state" stats may not be good because some people may be more "southern" than others who are merely the offspring of out of staters. Also, some parts of some states are more southern than others, thus eskewing the entire figure. In other words, I am looking for how many transplants there are from more liberal or secular parts of the country in the more conservative South. From what I understand, Atlanta metro area, Charlottee, Florida, parts of South Carolina (esp. along the coast) northern Virginia, parts of New Orleans are not comprised of many traditional southern that speak with a regional accent. Does anyone have any idea exactly what percentage (guess because there are no stats on accents) of each part of the South is not really "southern." For example, it is safe to say that almost everyone in South Florida is not southern. Gainesville, Florida too can be labeled as a majority "non-southern." On the other hand, it is safe to say that rural areas and small towns in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennesse, etc. are mostly "southern" still. What about the rest? How "southern" (You all know what I mean by this) is your part of the South? I am just curious because I just a number of posts on transplants in the South on CD. Cheers.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:29 AM
 
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Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia seem to get a fair amount of immigration from "the North." So possibly look for cities in those states with high "out of state" residents.

The following map shows immigration by county for 2008 so might give you some sense.

Map: Where Americans Are Moving - Forbes.com

Going by that and what I'd heard Cary, North Carolina might have substantial Northern populations.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Twinsburg, OH
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Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia seem to get a fair amount of immigration from "the North." So possibly look for cities in those states with high "out of state" residents.

The following map shows immigration by county for 2008 so might give you some sense.

Map: Where Americans Are Moving - Forbes.com

Going by that and what I'd heard Cary, North Carolina might have substantial Northern populations.
Cary is known as "Centralized Area of Relocated Yankees"
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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while its true that many inmigrants are southerners and more "southern" than many natives (this is quite true in parts of Florida where many in migrants are from Georgia or Alabama, while the old floridians are not quite as southern) you should also not assume that all "southerners" are conservative or fundie, or that all northern inmigrants are liberal or secular.

Native born will be people whose lives take them in all directions. In migrants, otoh, are self selected for people who preferred to move. In my three years in Jacksonville FL my impression was that northern inmigrants tended to be quite as conservative as locals, and liberals were as often found among locals (and I am here excluding the african american population) as among inmigrants.

Northern Virginia is rather different from Florida, as most yankee in migrants are coming for jobs, not for lifestyle choices. Most southern inmigrants here are from southern Virginia, or North Carolina, or the central to north appalachians, rather than from the deep South.
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