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View Poll Results: Which states do you believe belong in the Mid-Atlantic region?
New York 75 61.48%
New Jersey 87 71.31%
Pennsylvania 88 72.13%
Delaware 92 75.41%
Maryland 92 75.41%
Virginia 60 49.18%
West Virginia 25 20.49%
North Carolina 15 12.30%
Other (please specify) 4 3.28%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 122. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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So if New York is not in the Mid-Atlantic and not in New England, do you have any thoughts as to how you would categorize it?
Ha ha. That is a good question. I tend to just think of New York as "Northeastern."

I think the issue (in my head) is really the geography. That little piece of New York that is on the coast and more southerly (including NYC and the Hamptons) seems like it could be called mid-atlantic, but the majority of the state almost seems like it should be included in New England b/c it is so far north (all of the area above Penn).
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:52 PM
 
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Ha ha. That is a good question. I tend to just think of New York as "Northeastern."

I think the issue (in my head) is really the geography. That little piece of New York that is on the coast and more southerly (including NYC and the Hamptons) seems like it could be called mid-atlantic, but the majority of the state almost seems like it should be included in New England b/c it is so far north (all of the area above Penn).
So then would you call NYC a Mid Atlantic city?

to me I always have thought of it that way but like many things lot is subjective I suppose

by and large I don't find any vast majority of NY state to be New Englandish so-to-speak
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Poor West Virginia. The South doesn't want to claim it. The Midwest doesn't want to claim it. And due to the fact that it is 100% landlocked and never touches a single drop of Atlantic water, it really doesn't make much sense to call it "Mid Atlantic" either.

New York (state) seems a bit awkward in the Mid-Atlantic category as well. The Southern third of the state is definitely part of that region, but far-North and far-Western NY just seem a bit too... far. I guess the same could be said for Western PA, but PA makes more sense than Upstate and Western New York.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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Mid- Atlantic is VA, DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, Southwestern 1/2 of CT*
Upper 4 are Northern Southern 4 are the Upper South

*Tolland, Windam, New London and then Hartford Co. Hartford City NE is New England
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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So then would you call NYC a Mid Atlantic city?

to me I always have thought of it that way but like many things lot is subjective I suppose

by and large I don't find any vast majority of NY state to be New Englandish so-to-speak
I strongly agree with this bolded statement. NY is a different animal compared to its neighbor Vermont, IMO. So it has me wondering if those who are choosing NY in this poll agree. Do folks who are selecting New York in this poll feel the state has more in common with other Mid-Atlantic states than with those in New England, and if so, why?
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:10 PM
 
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I strongly agree with this bolded statement. NY is a different animal compared to its neighbor Vermont, IMO. So it has me wondering if those who are choosing NY in this poll agree. Do folks who are selecting New York in this poll feel the state has more in common with other Mid-Atlantic states than with those in New England, and if so, why?
The only New England Part of NYS is the NY half of the Champlain Valley.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:46 PM
 
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I think more southerly when the word "Mid-Atlantic" pops up. There was the old wrestling territory that had mostly southern states in it - North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, etc. is just "East Coast" or "Northeast" to me.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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It's basically an administrative term for NY/NJ/PA.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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It's basically an administrative term for NY/NJ/PA.
Not sure I understand. An administrative term used by whom and for what purposes?
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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Well at least in NYS, where I've spent and still spend a lot of time (both NYC area and upstate) I've never heard anyone really identify as "mid-Atlantic." If they were to identify with a region, it's just the Northeast. I believe the Census Bureau came up with the "mid-Atlantic" subregion for NY/NJ/PA because they needed a term for Northeast outside New England. Thus the Northeast consists of two subregions: New England and Mid-Atlantic.
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