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Old 07-09-2012, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Originally Posted by knrstz View Post
Because of the trail of tears, some think Oklahoma is mostly native Americans. There are far more white, black and Hispanic people here than native Americans.
Actually, in Oklahoma there are more Native Americans than African Americans, and Hispanics barely outnumber Native Americans.

From the 2010 census:
White - 2,707,000
Hispanic - 332,000
Native American - 322,000
African American - 278,000
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Actually, in Oklahoma there are more Native Americans than African Americans, and Hispanics barely outnumber Native Americans.

From the 2010 census:
White - 2,707,000
Hispanic - 332,000
Native American - 322,000
African American - 278,000
Yup. Natives are a normal minority in most (or all) of Oklahoma, and not relegated to tiny far-flung reservations.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:59 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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California being hot and filled with attractive people. Out here on the East Coast, everyone thinks California is like 80-90 degrees all year round for some reason. California's weather, as a whole, is more mild than anything. In cities like San Francisco, it never really gets hot, ever.
Parts of California have snow on the ground all year, such as the Trinity Alps.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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When I left NY state, it was always, "Oh, you lived in NY." Don't people remember 3rd grade geography or don't they have a map that shows NYC and the rest of NY??
Lol I know right?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Yeah I believe that. Upstate is really rural.
Also, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland are all more densely populated than New York state.

This is why I think people's perception of "New York" would more closely match reality if New York state had an oblong shape along the east coast like California does on the west coast.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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It's not?
I have to say im surprised most people never think st.louis or kansas city when thinking about missouri. Missouri is more of a swing state than a republican state. We were only 1% off from turning blue in the 2008 elections
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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I always heard a ton growing up in Iowa. It's not quite what people have in their minds.

70% of the state is employed in hospitality/government/finance/healthcare/manufacturing/IT/professional services. Only 8% are employed in farming.

Less than 10% of the population lives on a farm. 66% live in urban/metro areas.

There are now over 300,000 minorities in the state

Not that farming isn't VERY important - just always laughed when everyone assumed that the whole state lives on a farm.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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I thought Phoenix overtook NYC in population late last year sometime? No? OK, carry on then...
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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It's probably a generational thing. It might've been true over 50 years ago, but only really old people who say 'Joisey' these days.
I heard a 10-year-old kid say it. He was announcing it to a crowd (MC: Where are you from? Kid: Joisey), so he could have been doing it for attention.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:31 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Tennessee isn't all backwoods country with banjo music being the main form of music. We have cities, suburbs, cosmopolitan areas as well.
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