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Old 06-12-2019, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Massachusetts.

Most: Boston
Least: Worcester or Springfield.
I don't know that I agree with this. I don't think Boston fits most of the stereotypes. The two big stereotypes out there are the "M*sshole" townies
like this guy. The others are the elitest preppy types.

So for Most, I'd say places like Worcester and other secondary cities have lots of the townie types. Any sort of working class community in Eastern MA will have a good deal of that. For the elitest/preppy types, Nantucket in the summer is an obvious choice, as are places like Dover, Sherborn and Wellesley. These places all fit the architectural/aesthetic stereotypes as well - dense urban layouts with 3 deckers for the cities, and quaint, colonial era New England architecture in the leafy affluent 'burbs.

For Least, I'd say places like Shelburne Falls, Great Barrington and Williamstown which look like they could be right at home in Vermont and don't have much of either the elitest or townie culture you'll find in Western Mass.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania:
Least: Erie- far away from most of the state, pretty isolated from the rest of PA, and it is the only city with a large water feature (Lake Erie). Geographically speaking Erie juts out. I guess Erie is closer to Cleveland than Pittsburgh which may be the reason why. Also the area from Erie to Bradford seems to be in a colder climate type than much of the rest of the state.
For the record, I am saying Erie is geographically different (outcast) from the rest of the state of PA. Culturally Erie obviously fits in. (:
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:00 PM
 
Location: WI
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Wisconsin-
Most: probably Green Bay - Packers and drunk people
Least: driftless area- LaCrosse, Platteville, etc. It's very, very hilly and scenic.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Illinois

Chicago dwarfs the rest of the state, and really when someone hears the word "Illinois", they either think of Chicago stereotypes or the rest of the state and those are very distinct stereotypes. So I'll exclude Chicagoland and focus on how the rest of the state is perceived.

Most: Springfield (flat, mostly white, Abe Lincoln, in close proximity to cornfields, a visual symbol of "big government")

Least: Peoria (large black population, somewhat hilly, industrial, dilapidated in many areas, on a river, sizable Lebanese community)
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:57 AM
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Illinois

Chicago dwarfs the rest of the state, and really when someone hears the word "Illinois", they either think of Chicago stereotypes or the rest of the state and those are very distinct stereotypes. So I'll exclude Chicagoland and focus on how the rest of the state is perceived.

Most: Springfield (flat, mostly white, Abe Lincoln, in close proximity to cornfields, a visual symbol of "big government")

Least: Peoria (large black population, somewhat hilly, industrial, dilapidated in many areas, on a river, sizable Lebanese community)
Springfield's Black population isn't THAT small, close to 21%. And Peoria has a decent-size Black population (and it's Richard Prior's hometown), but not as large as you think. About 28%.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Adding some more.

Arizona
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Most: Yuma (highly spread-out, contemporary desert city)
Least: Sedona (has a Native American feel to it)

Arkansas
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Most: Little Rock (noticeable Ozark culture)
Least: Hot Springs (inordinately touristy for the region)

California
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Most: Los Angeles (overwhelmingly auto-centric)
Least: San Diego (more tropical than Mediterranean)

Florida
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Most: Orlando (touristy and auto-centric)
Least: Key West (almost too free-spirited to be a US city)

Indiana
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Most: Indianapolis (city in the middle of a cornfield)
Least: Gary (like an extension of Chicago)

New York
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Most: Syracuse (nice balance of New York City and rural areas)
Least: Niagara Falls (essentially Canada, minus the flag)



????? Key West is one of the most iconic Florida cities. And what do you mean "too free spirited to be a US city"? Where does that put New Orleans, then?
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Most like Minnesota: Probably central/north central where bulk of the lakes are.



Least like Minnesota: Maybe the far southwest corner thats more like Nebraska than anything.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Massachusetts:

Towns/Cities

Most: Somerville

College educated liberal 72% white, good amount of Irish townie still around. RIGHT Near Boston

Least : Brockton

43% black 33% white, 25 miles from Boston, violent, not all that urbane, undereducated and no colleges in the city

Regions/Entities:

Most: Northern MetroWest.

The suburbs northwest of Boston are EXTREMELY WEALTHY, racially homogenous, politically moderate although vote democrat. Hyper educated with the best public schools in the country

Least: Massachusetts Gateway Cities

Extremely diverse with foreign born populations in the 20-35% range. Woefully under educated. Minimal business/commerce. Typically 20+ miles from Boston. Concerning levels of urban blight and no MBTA. City history that have very little or even no ties to Boston. Slightly different accents. Developed in different time periods and attracted different immigrant groups than Boston and still do till this day.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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In Alabama, Montgomery is probably the most aligned with the state's stereotype. It is a historically significant city with a large black population, gently rolling topography with cotton fields and pine forests in the surrounding countryside, and wide economic divisions with a high crime and poverty rate.

Huntsville is very different from the stereotype of Alabama. Much of the population are transplants who moved to the area for work in engineering and technology jobs with federal contractors, and have no pre-existing affiliations with anywhere else in the state. Huntsville ranks high for its socioeconomic status and is generally a clean, safe, fast growing city with semi-mountainous nearby terrain.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:35 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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LOUISIANA

Most - Pierre Part (the most French speaking town in America, AND in the swamps), Breaux Bridge, and I guess New Orleans

Least - South Baton Rouge, Central, Westwego, maybe some areas in the prairies in central Louisiana (people don't associate Louisiana with open, flat farmland)

TEXAS

Most - Panhandle, West Texas like Amarillo and Abilene
Least - some of the Dallas suburbs like Arlington or Plano

WEST VIRGINIA
Most - Logan, Mingo or McDowell Counties
Least - Wheeling or Morgantown

MISSISSIPPI
Most - some small town in the Delta
Least - Biloxi or Southaven
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