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Old 03-23-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Carolina, Mississippi.. All pretty country
I'd say that North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Louisiana all fit that profile as well..so does West Virginia.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: IN
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texas has the highest rural population outside the urban triangle. and even inside the triangle there is a decent amount of rural communities.
I am referring to the total percentage of the state's population that does not reside in metropolitan or micropolitan counties. Texas does not have a high rural population in percentage terms.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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Texas by sheer size might be the most country AND the most urban. There's just so many large swaths of rural space all around the state. But on the flip side, I don't think there's another area of the South that can touch the urban conglomerate of the Texas Triangle. Geographically, the Texas Triangle is about the size of Georgia, but it has a total population of 18million(almost the size of Florida). It's GA's size with Florida's population. So in that sense, there's no other Southern state as urban as Texas. Florida's as close as it gets to Texas. Than NC, than VA/GA. If we're going by the percentage of people in the state that actually lives in the rural areas, than maybe Mississippi?
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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Texas by sheer size might be the most country AND the most urban. There's just so many large swaths of rural space all around the state. But on the flip side, I don't think there's another area of the South that can touch the urban conglomerate of the Texas Triangle. Geographically, the Texas Triangle is about the size of Georgia, but it has a total population of 18million(almost the size of Florida). It's GA's size with Florida's population. So in that sense, there's no other Southern state as urban as Texas. Florida's as close as it gets to Texas. Than NC, than VA/GA. If we're going by the percentage of people in the state that actually lives in the rural areas, than maybe Mississippi?
Texas has a higher percentage than the US average that lives IN metropolitan and micropolitan counties. Its rural areas are vast, but the total percentage of the state's population that lives in those areas is quite small, on the order of 10% or less. In contrast, 25-30% of the population in Kentucky lives in rural counties that are not metropolitan or micropolitan counties.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Its getting hard to find alot of truly rural areas in the south anymore. I agree with most posters however that say Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi. These states are least urbanized of the south. The largest rural areas east of the rockies are the great plains states, the northern areas of Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Maine in the northeast is very rural too. The south has just gotten too built up in the last 20 years.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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Maybe Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky?
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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ALABAMA, without question.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Texas by sheer size might be the most country AND the most urban. There's just so many large swaths of rural space all around the state. But on the flip side, I don't think there's another area of the South that can touch the urban conglomerate of the Texas Triangle. Geographically, the Texas Triangle is about the size of Georgia, but it has a total population of 18million(almost the size of Florida). It's GA's size with Florida's population. So in that sense, there's no other Southern state as urban as Texas. Florida's as close as it gets to Texas. Than NC, than VA/GA. If we're going by the percentage of people in the state that actually lives in the rural areas, than maybe Mississippi?
I'd argue that the most populated areas of the south outside of parts of Florida are the northern half of Georgia and the North Carolina Piedmont.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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Texas by sheer size might be the most country AND the most urban. There's just so many large swaths of rural space all around the state. But on the flip side, I don't think there's another area of the South that can touch the urban conglomerate of the Texas Triangle. Geographically, the Texas Triangle is about the size of Georgia, but it has a total population of 18million(almost the size of Florida). It's GA's size with Florida's population. So in that sense, there's no other Southern state as urban as Texas. Florida's as close as it gets to Texas. Than NC, than VA/GA. If we're going by the percentage of people in the state that actually lives in the rural areas, than maybe Mississippi?
nice post agree ppl get thrown off because of the triangle but at the end atleast for now texas is most rural with southern bama close behind
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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just to add to the countryness deep rural texas has a ton of animals walking loose even on private highways
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