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Old 03-22-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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This is how the government classifies the different states. I suppose this is the only thing that really counts, now doesn't it?
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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US State Census & City Census Resources :: City Census :: State Census

This is how the government classifies the different states. I suppose this is the only thing that really counts, now doesn't it?
I don't know, they have Arkansas and Louisiana as Southwest.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I don't know, they have Arkansas and Louisiana as Southwest.
It is west of the Southeast, but Southwest doesn't seem the most apt name or description. I like South Central.

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Old 03-26-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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This is how the government classifies the different states. I suppose this is the only thing that really counts, now doesn't it?
Wow, nice! Virginia and Maryland made the Mid-Atlantic region..And this is the US census, final say right here..So the South officially starts at North Carolina now, and the confederate crazy people of VA and MD, you guys arent even true southerners anymore, consider the move down south, I encourage it
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Actually this is how the census classifies the regions:

File:Census Regions and Divisions.PNG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are the Midatlantic, and its a subregion of the Northeast.

But the fact is that there are lots of definitions for the Mid-Atlantic. Depends on your source. Mid-Atlantic States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I've always thought of Maryland and Delaware as part of the Mid-Atlantic and Virginia being the start of the South but thats just me. DC is its own thing, not even a state.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I consider the Mid-Atlantic its own region because it has a very different character than the Northeast, which I consider as two "subregions" -- NewYork/NewJersey and New England. The Mid-Atlantic region, which defintely includes Virginia (at least the coastal half) along with MD, DE, DC and even the northeastern NC coast (IMO), has a slightly southern flavor but with much of the culture and affluence that you find in the Northeast. It also has a strong maritime history, traces of which are still apparent today in port cities like Baltimore and Norfolk.
North Carolina and Virginia are not Northeastern, they are definitely Southern. There is very strong Southern culture and dialect in both of these states. They have a very different feel from Maryland and Delaware at least to me. I would say the Mid-Atlantic is composed of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, D.C., Northern Virginia, and New York. To me it is the southern Northeast. The Northeast can be broken up into two regions...the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Both noticeably different regions, but with more similarities than differences.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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That census classified NY as Northeast. If you really think about it, that does make sense. The state of NY is not just the NYC area. It's a big state. Northern NY borders Canada, so how could it be a Mid-Atlantic state?
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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That census classified NY as Northeast. If you really think about it, that does make sense. The state of NY is not just the NYC area. It's a big state. Northern NY borders Canada, so how could it be a Mid-Atlantic state?
exactly..these people are idiots..
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Does the MID-Atlantic really touch Canada?

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That census classified NY as Northeast. If you really think about it, that does make sense. The state of NY is not just the NYC area. It's a big state. Northern NY borders Canada, so how could it be a Mid-Atlantic state?
Its hard for me to think of most of New York as part of the Mid-Atlantic. As I said before on other threads we mostly use Northeast to describe NY. Different parts of New York look more like parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maine or even Ontario than warmer Delaware or Virginia. Still I don't mind a connection to Virginia - one of my top 5 favorite states.
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