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Old 12-05-2016, 04:17 PM
 
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Every state has a nationwide stereotype. Many times these stereotypes have an element of truth but are exaggerated and/or do not apply to the entire state. What are places in states that you can think of that most closely match the image most people associate with that state? Also, what places within that same state is least like the stereotype? Here are some I can think of.

Texas
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Most: The corridor from Amarillo down to Midland-Odessa
Least: Austin

Oklahoma
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Most: Central Oklahoma south and west of Oklahoma City
Least: Southeast Oklahoma

Arkansas
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Most: The area in northern Arkansas running from Harrison through about Mountain Home
Least: Little Rock

Arizona
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Most: Sedona
Least: Lake Havasu City

New Mexico
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Most: Santa Fe
Least: Far northeastern New Mexico

Kansas
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Most: Dodge City
Least: Lawrence

California
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Most: The Bay Area
Least: Bakersfield

Mississippi
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Most: The Jackson metropolitan area
Least: Biloxi/Gulfport

Alabama
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Most: Tuscaloosa
Least: Gulf Shores/Mobile
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:14 PM
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Location: Miami
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Florida

(North Americans)

Most: North/Central Florida
Least: Miami

(Foreigners)

Most: Miami
Least: North/Central Florida

Alabama

Most: Montgomery/South Alabama
Least: Birmingham
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:11 PM
 
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Virginia

Most:
Richmond
Least:
Arlington

Tennessee

Most:
Nashville
Least:
Chattanooga
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Old 12-05-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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West Virginia

Most:
Poorer, isolated rural areas far from interstates & major roadways, smaller coal mining towns that have experienced a long, slow decline.

Least:
Morgantown (a prosperous college town) and many areas close to an interstate or major highway

South Carolina

Most
Older parts of Charleston (low country, the Old South)

Least
Upstate South Carolina in the mountains north of Greenville (people typically don't associate South Carolina with mountain scenery or culture)

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Old 12-05-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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New Jersey:

Most, probably Seaside Heights or Essex County in North Jersey.

Least, Princeton or Northwest NJ.
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Old 12-06-2016, 02:01 AM
 
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New York

Most: NYC

Least: Binghamton
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:42 AM
 
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Maryland

Most: the region around the Chespeake Bay, including Baltimore and Annapolis
Least: the suburban.urban areas close to DC

Delaware

Most: Probably the stretch between Dover and Rehoboth Beach
Least: Northern New Castle county (more like SE PA/South Jersey)

Pennsylvania

Most: The region that lies in the piedmont, including the Philly suburbs and Dutch country
Least: The area around Erie (feels more like northern Ohio)

Connecticut

(for those who view it as an integral part of New England)

Most: The Hartford to New Haven corridor
Least: Fairfield county

(for those who view it as an extension of the NYC region)

Most: Fairfield county
Least: Eastern Connecticut

Ohio

Most: NE Ohio (a mix of Rust belt, agricultural areas, and hills)
Least: SE Ohio (too hilly and too rural)

Indiana

Most: Central Indiana, in and around Indy
Least: NW Indiana (Chicago extension)

Michigan

Most: SE Michigan
Least: The western half of the UP

Kentucky

Most: The bluegrass region in and around Lexington
Least: The Cincinnati suburbs of KY

Illinois

(for those who view it as urban)

Most: Chicagoland
Least: The southernmost 25 miles

(for those who view it as a flat, rural prairie state)

Most: Central and parts of Southern Illinois
Least: Chicagoland
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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Alabama

Most: Montgomery/South Alabama
Least: Birmingham
For least, I'd go with Huntsville or the Gulf Coast.

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Maryland

Most: the region around the Chespeake Bay, including Baltimore and Annapolis
Least: the suburban.urban areas close to DC
I think western Maryland--mountainous, heavily White, rural, poorer--is least like the state stereotype. I think the Chesapeake Bay area and the major urban areas (Baltimore, DC 'burbs) together constitute what most people think of when they think of Maryland.
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Old 12-06-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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Texas

Most: Midland-Odessa, Fort Worth
Least: El Paso, San Antonio

I consider Austin, Dallas, and Houston to have some stereotypical Texan qualities, but it's diluted due to the number of transplants and the size and diversity of those cities. If anything, I'd consider Austin more Texan than Dallas and Houston.

Point blank, Austin IS Texas y'all. The Longhorns, UT, State Capital, THE EGO, THE PRIDE, claims of having the best BBQ, etc. etc. That's Texas to the T. The stereotypes of Dallas are mostly found in Fort Worth (cowboys, country music, rodeos, etc.) and you have to do a little digging to find "Texas" in Dallas. What I find Texan about it is the typical steak, bbq, TexMex cuisine, but also the State Fair of Texas and the "everything is bigger in Texas" mentality. Houston has a similar "big" mentality.
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:40 PM
 
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I think Midland,Odessa,Abilene,San Angelo are very stereotypical Texan due to high school football,oil/gas,Christianity, and red politics..People like to shoot guns,hunt,fish,camp and do outdoors things there.
I dont know what the least stereotypical would be....maybe El Paso.El Paso meets the stereotype of being desert but the culture there does not seem very Texan.I think San Antonio is very Texan.I think Austin has become less Texan and more Californian.I think Fort Worth is more stereotypically Texan than the Big D.I dont think Houston is very Texan at all anymore other than being the center of the state's most important industry.I think the Valley has less Texas culture.I dont know how stereotypical Corpus is.I think the Hill Country is very Texan.
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