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Old 03-24-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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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.
but what about rural communties inside the triangle its alot of them. Numbers are deceiving.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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southerness doest add to how country a place is
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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Deffintly North Carolina! good old southerness
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Texas is a huge state look outside the urban triangle into true rural texas and i guarantee you folk will see texas is the most country i toured the south. bama is a close second behind texas in terms of most rural especially southern bama. and dont sleep on hill country amazing its as green as east tex.
The majority of Texans stay in urban cities though. Texas has a population of 26 million. 14 million live in the Houston and DFW areas. Add in San Antonio and Austin which has 4 million people. That's 18 million already there. Then you have metros around 850k each in El Paso and McAllen. Then you have several 400-500k metro areas in Brownsville, Killeen-Fort Hood, Corpus Christi, and Beaumont and this is where it starts to change over from semi-rural to semi-urban. I would say 21 million of Texans do not live in what people would say, the country. That honor would easily be Mississippi or South Carolina or Arkansas.

Yeah you have country areas in Deep East Texas. But those towns are small and hardly anyone lives in them. It's no different than rural Illinois where people use tractors for cars. By raw numbers, you may be right that Texans have the most people living in the country. But even inside the triangle, you have 19 million people that aren't in anyway living in the country.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Mississippi. No contest
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky and West Virginia.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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My vote is for South-Central Appalachia...now I know that isn't a state but the culture of this particular area permeats state lines and is VERY VERY "Country."

South-Central Appalachia entails:
Southern West Virginia
Southwestern Virginia
Eastern KY
Eastern Tennessee
Western North Carolina
Upstate SC
North Georgia

These areas are very "hillbilly." I grew up in Southwest Virginia and visited all of these places regularly because my family lives in most of them. They all feel stuck in time to some degree...The food is AMAZING...The people are great....and it is certainly country.

Thats my vote.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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All of them have their "country" aspects but for the most, I'd probably say Mississippi. It's certainly the most rural, the capital is the largest city and it's the only city in the state with a population about 100,000. Still, it's less than 200,000.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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southerness doest add to how country a place is
In the back of most peoples minds on here, that is REALLY what I think they think "southern" means.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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All of them have their "country" aspects but for the most, I'd probably say Mississippi. It's certainly the most rural, the capital is the largest city and it's the only city in the state with a population about 100,000. Still, it's less than 200,000.
Arkansas is the most rural southern state.
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