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Old 08-02-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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If you look for it, census.gov gives you a break down of every single ethnicity recorded during estimates; they just have it hidden out of the way.
They do, I just don't trust it much.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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My take on Northern Ohio. I would divide it into three sections (Northwest, North Central, Northeast).

Northwest Ohio: more rural in nature and heavily agricultural, with smaller industrial cities/towns. Big city is Toledo.

North Central Ohio: transitioning from agricultural & flat NW Ohio to industrial & hilly NE Ohio; a melting pot for all of Northern Ohio with the tourist stuff along Lake Erie; residents have Cleveland & Toledo for their "big city" amenities

Northeast Ohio: Industrial with more population and density; more woodlands than farmlands; big city is Cleveland (but can't forget Akron and Youngstown)

But Northern Ohio as a whole is very similar; the area is in the middle of reinventing itself and regionalism/working together is becoming more prevalent (thank goodness)
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:06 AM
 
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Many cities have similar ways especially if they are in the same geographic region. Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh are siminar. The 1-85 corridor has transplanted Atlanta all the way to Raleigh. It's the piedmont crescent. The rolling red clay piedmont is the high tech, business, and banking capital
of the southeast. Cities along the coastal area are different. For instance Savannah is in Georgia
but much more like Charleston or even New Orleans than the piedmont cities.

Birmingham , Nashville also have some similar demographics with Atlanta,and Charlotte. They are
not considered to be in the piedmont region but still have same weather and plant life. Birmingham
is more in the mountains. The city lies in Jones valley and is on the Appalachian foothills. Nashville
is the surprise. On the map the Cumberland mountains are 70-80 miles east of Nashville. But most
of Nashville is hilly ,more so than Atlanta or Charlotte. The 1-65 corridor from southern Kentucky
to Birmingham may also develop into another 1-85 as Nashville, to Birmingham grows.

Farther west Memphis, Little Rock and Shreveport are similiar in their reginal ways. This is the slow
growing area of the south. It's an area that has never seen the boom like SE piedmont or Florida
cities. This area is more flat and was more part of the cotton belt. Only in N.West Arkansas was different because of the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains.

Texas is yet another region. Dallas in no way like Memphis, Little Rock, or Jackson. Texas is huge.
The midwest, south and wesy converge in Texas. Dallas is the gatewat to the south, but also
to the midwest and west. Dallas has some southern ways about it'self like Atanta. Dallas has other
ways like Oklahoma city, Wichita, and Kansas City yet also the western ways of Denver.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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California can be mainly split up culturally between NorCAL and SoCAL

Within SoCAL, there is cultural division between LA and OC; LA/ OC and SD; LA and Inland Empire; LA and Ventura/ Santa Barbara counties

there is of course Central CA with their own cultural quirks too
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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Texas is yet another region. Dallas in no way like Memphis, Little Rock, or Jackson. Texas is huge.
The midwest, south and wesy converge in Texas. Dallas is the gatewat to the south, but also
to the midwest and west. Dallas has some southern ways about it'self like Atanta. Dallas has other
ways like Oklahoma city, Wichita, and Kansas City yet also the western ways of Denver.
Texas is Texas, to be sure. No true Texan would disagree with that. BUT as a whole, taken in entirity, Texas is a Southern state. The basic traits/characteristics that shaped the state in an historical/cultural sense (which are the real indicators of a coherent region) are overwhelmingly of the American South.

Are there certain areas that go against this general rule? Of course. The upper-panhandle might fairly be classified as "Plains Midwest", and the "trans-pecos" area of far west Texas is truly desert/interior Southwest.

But those are anamolies. The vast majority of Texas has not much in common with the true Midwest or West (i.e. Interior SW or Mountain States). On the other hand, in terms of history/culture and things related (settlement patterns, dialect, church memberhip, cooking and folk traditions, etc) it is clearly the western duality of its southeastern first cousins.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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South of Dallas; the cultural boundaries end somewhere south of Waco.
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