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Old 08-16-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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No part of KY has anything to do with the Atlantic, does KY even have any Atlantic ocean watershed?
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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But the fact is that the only other metro areas in the eastern U.S. which happen to have a comparable level of widespread affluence as the Washington DC metro area are also in the northeast - namely, New York City and Boston. This is a fascinating coincidence to me, and yet it's something that nobody seems to want to talk about. I wonder why.
Yes, the Northeast on average is more affluent than the rest of the country. But plenty of places in the country are also affluent. Here's the list of metro areas by median household income:

http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr12-02.pdf [page 7]

The Northeast tends to be higher, but plenty of other metros also make the list. Washington, DC is an outlier: there's a big jump from DC (#1) to #2. The next ones don't have as big a gap.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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No part of KY has anything to do with the Atlantic, does KY even have any Atlantic ocean watershed?
I couldn't put Eastern KY in the Eastern Great Lakes or Eastern Gulf Coast regions so I just placed Eastern KY in the Southern Mid-Atlantic region. KY used to be part of VA.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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Not all of the northeast has to be rich. That is not the argument and is beside the point.

But the fact is that the only other metro areas in the eastern U.S. which happen to have a comparable level of widespread affluence as the Washington DC metro area are also in the northeast - namely, New York City and Boston. This is a fascinating coincidence to me, and yet it's something that nobody seems to want to talk about. I wonder why.

That's the thing, though. As has already been noted, it's not the entire story and really has nothing to do with regional identity:

1. Affluence is not a Northeastern-only phenomenon.

2. High incomes are, without exception, a function of cost-of-living. "Real income," which adjusts income to cost-of-living, is actually not remarkably high in the Northeast (especially in the NYC area. Even DC's real income, while still relatively high, is not dramatically high as of late). Essentially all major metros offer a very similar standard-of-living.

We really need to stop propping up certain areas as "wealthy" when it's disingenuous to neglect to consider "earning power" that becomes severely limited by the cost of housing and goods/services. This NPR calculator on median income adjusted for cost-of-living in 365 metro areas is a great tool that illustrates this: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/...356-u-s-cities
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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There are also no metro areas outside the South that are more than 25% Black. The Baltimore metro is 29% Black and the Washington area is 26% Black.

BlackDemographics.com | Black City Population

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Old 08-16-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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I couldn't put Eastern KY in the Eastern Great Lakes or Eastern Gulf Coast regions so I just placed Eastern KY in the Southern Mid-Atlantic region. KY used to be part of VA.
So did Wisconsin and Minnesota, come on Muppet tighten up.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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Also, the 12 states with the highest percentage of Blacks, and all states that are more than 20% Black, are in the South:

List of U.S. states by African-American population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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Also, the 12 states with the highest percentage of Blacks, and all states that are more than 20% Black, are in the South:

List of U.S. states by African-American population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Except Maryland and Delaware.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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Except Maryland and Delaware.
Which aren't part of the northeast
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Which aren't part of the northeast
It has to be part of one region or the other.
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