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View Poll Results: What states do you consider Southwestern?
Arizona 96 96.97%
California 34 34.34%
Colorado 20 20.20%
Hawaii 1 1.01%
Kansas 1 1.01%
Nevada 47 47.47%
New Mexico 96 96.97%
Oklahoma 21 21.21%
Texas 36 36.36%
Utah 29 29.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-16-2016, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I would consider Southern California, Nevada, parts of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico to be Southwestern. Texas is Southern, Oklahoma is Midwest, Hawaii would be part of the West and/or Pacific, and Colorado could be both West and Midwest IMHO.
Okahoma is NOT Midwest and neither is Colorado.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:30 PM
 
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Why not Oklahoma? It makes no sense to include Texas but not Oklahoma when Oklahoma is within range. It goes as far east and south as Texas.
Fair enough. Texas, like California, is large and diverse enough that it should probably be divided. The western half, I would consider Southwest.

Most of Oklahoma doesn't seem Southwest to me at all.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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Oklahoma is the most geographically confused state in the nation, as no one really knows what region it's in. Culturally, it's a lot like Texas, but it's also a bit Midwestern at the same time. There's some southern flavor around Tulsa and areas further east, too.

Getting back to the original question, all of Arizona and New Mexico, southern California, southern Nevada (Las Vegas), west Texas, and I guess western Oklahoma.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Fair enough. Texas, like California, is large and diverse enough that it should probably be divided. The western half, I would consider Southwest.

Most of Oklahoma doesn't seem Southwest to me at all.
Most of Oklahoma looks pretty identical to Texas, though, and is extremely similar in culture. Actually, Oklahoma having more of a Native American identity further puts it Southwest.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Western Texas and possibly the desert parts of southern california
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Oklahoma is the most geographically confused state in the nation, as no one really knows what region it's in. Culturally, it's a lot like Texas, but it's also a bit Midwestern at the same time. There's some southern flavor around Tulsa and areas further east, too.

Getting back to the original question, all of Arizona and New Mexico, southern California, southern Nevada (Las Vegas), west Texas, and I guess western Oklahoma.
Couldn't agree more. Also I would like to add parts of Utah and Southwest part of Colorado as well. I'm actually surprised that people mention Oklahoma on here. Most people wouldn't know that there are mesa and a small arid desert out in the western part of the state.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Someone voted New Mexico but not Arizona.

Weird
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:58 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Someone voted New Mexico but not Arizona.

Weird
Someone probably missed it.

I voted for Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Arizona and New Mexico.

Almost Nevada.

Maybe Texas.

California is just "California".
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Why not Oklahoma? It makes no sense to include Texas but not Oklahoma when Oklahoma is within range. It goes as far east and south as Texas.
Oklahoma is nearly uniformly Southern in the most populated parts of the state. Given its geographical location and its native history, one would think it should be more Southwestern, but it was mostly settled by people from the Old South. As a result, it shares more in common with Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi than even west Texas. The parts that aren't as Southern are also sparsely populated. Also, most of the state is within the humid subtropical climate zone that covers most of the Southeastern United States.
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