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Old 12-31-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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The term "Midwest" is completely meaningless and needs to be retired from usage, IMO. I saw West Virginia mentioned....parts of WV are in the Washington D.C. MSA. If Ohio is "Midwest", then do we need to start calling Utah "Mideast"?
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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It is interesting

Okay, now that I see you are in North Dakota I have to ask you the same question--do you consider your state part of the Midwest?
I consider North Dakota to mostly be Midwest. For the most part it's pretty solidly Midwest and is quite similar to Minnesota. When you get further west (past the Missouri) it does become western. So really you have both regions in the same state.

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The term "Midwest" is completely meaningless and needs to be retired from usage, IMO. I saw West Virginia mentioned....parts of WV are in the Washington D.C. MSA. If Ohio is "Midwest", then do we need to start calling Utah "Mideast"?
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Old 01-01-2018, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey/NYC Metro
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The Midwest to me is the Great Lakes Region & The Great Plains Region

So these states imo:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Wisconsin
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The Midwest:
Indiana
Illinois
Ohio
Michigan
Wisconsin
Minnesota
North/South Dakota
Iowa
Kansas
Nebraska (Eastern section)
Missouri (Northern section)
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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The Midwest to me is the Great Lakes Region & The Great Plains Region

So these states imo:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Wisconsin
All but Oklahoma...not in the Midwest.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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This does it for me.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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I saw West Virginia mentioned....parts of WV are in the Washington D.C. MSA.
Only 1 small part of WV is in the Washington, DC MSA. A larger section of WV borders Ohio.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Indiana, Ohio, Illinois for certain.
Iowa is one of the boundary states for the western part of the Midwest and Missouri is the Southern boundary.

Michigan, Minnesota, and WI but they also fall into Great Lakes States. MN and MI in particular because they feel a bit different than the rest of the Midwest.

ND, SD, NE, & KS are Great Plains states to me.

Just my opinion

Curious but how is Minnesota different from the rest of the Midwest? I mean its unique but its not a regional outlier by any means, at least in my opinion. And the Great Plains are a natural geographic feature that isn't defined by state lines. Kansas is in the Midwest and GP, just like Oklahoma is in the South and GP. Part of Wyoming is in the Great Plains too, but its still a Rocky Mountain West state.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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Curious but how is Minnesota different from the rest of the Midwest? I mean its unique but its not a regional outlier by any means, at least in my opinion. And the Great Plains are a natural geographic feature that isn't defined by state lines. Kansas is in the Midwest and GP, just like Oklahoma is in the South and GP. Part of Wyoming is in the Great Plains too, but its still a Rocky Mountain West state.
Minnesota seems like a great plains states once you get to the central part of the state. Otherwise, I sure don't know what's different. Michigan and Wisconsin have the most miles of Great Lakes shoreline, by far, so that sets them apart, somewhat.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Only 1 small part of WV is in the Washington, DC MSA. A larger section of WV borders Ohio.
But the largest border is with Virginia.

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