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View Poll Results: Which cities do you consider part of the midwest
Chicago 191 96.46%
Cleveland 152 76.77%
Pittsburgh 29 14.65%
Buffalo 12 6.06%
Omaha 133 67.17%
Detroit 163 82.32%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 198. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-15-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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There has been a great deal of discussion on the Pittsburgh forum over whether Pittsburgh is a midwestern city. I thought I'd ask some midwesterners.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Well then, I'm not from the Midwest, but I would say Chicago, Cleveland, Omaha and Detroit are all Midwestern cities. However, I would make a distinction between cities like Cleveland and Omaha. Cleveland should be part of the a Great Lakes Midwest, while Omaha should be part of the Great Plains Midwest. Hope I didn't bias your poll!
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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I am open to all opinions. There is some big brou-ha-ha about Omaha being midwest or Great Plains, too.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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In my opinion the Midwest consists of the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. So the cities within those states are Midwestern cities, otherwise, they're east coast or plains states cities. Conversely, one could argue Missouri a Midwestern state, but I think only northern Missouri should count (southern Missouri is too close to Arkansas).
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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The only city I consider midwest is Chicago, and the rest that is mentioned are in the East coast because they are in the East Coast Time Zone.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:01 PM
 
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The only city I consider midwest is Chicago, and the rest that is mentioned are in the East coast because they are in the East Coast Time Zone.

Omaha is Central!
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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Omaha is Central!
It is also 500 miles west of Chicago!
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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Chicago and Detroit. Thats it from the list. Imo.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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Definitely Chicago, Detroit and Omaha. West of Omaha gets into the plains within 100 miles. East of Detroit starts getting to the "East" before too long.

Growing up in Iowa, I can see how people think Omaha might be "plains", but it's certainly still the geographic, cultural and weather patterns that are still very much Midwest.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:26 PM
 
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I don't think Pittsburgh is in the midwest, but it certainly has a lot in common with many midwestern cities--as does Buffalo, which is really pretty far from the midwest. I think the great lakes cities like Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, etc. have more in common with each other than they do with places like Indianapolis or Minneapolis. Although Chicago definitely stands alone in that group as a cosmopolitain world-class metropolis!
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