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Old 04-24-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I've never thought of Oklahoma as the Midwest. I don't see why people think this. It seems very Southern to me. Missouri on the other hand seems split between the Midwest and the South.
It's not split, not nearly to the degree you might think. St. Louis, Kansas City, and the Northern half of the state lean solidly Midwestern. The rest of the state is split but the Mississippi Delta is the only region that truly leans Southern. Missouri overall is more Midwestern than it is Southern.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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It's not split, not nearly to the degree you might think. St. Louis, Kansas City, and the Northern half of the state lean solidly Midwestern. The rest of the state is split but the Mississippi Delta is the only region that truly leans Southern. Missouri overall is more Midwestern than it is Southern.
I totally agree with you AJF.

And although I love the South-Central (OK, AR, TX), I will say that the time that I have spent in Missouri has been great. It is a beautiful state and is underrated in this regard IMO.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:59 AM
 
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1. Upper Midwest - near Canada/Great Lakes, has Canadian and Nordic cultural influence. More liberal and urban.

2. Midland - the heart of the Midwest. Very flat, lots of corn and soybeans, neutral accent.

3. Lower Midwest - more hills and trees, Southern drawl in some areas, more conservative.
Please explain how you arrived at these generalizations.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Please explain how you arrived at these generalizations.
They're just that, generalizations. There are exceptions to the rule.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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I agree with many of them, as you relate them geographically.

The main exceptions are combining Eastern and Western Lake metro areas, and why W. Dakotas are off the map.

Last edited by Geechie North; 04-25-2009 at 11:14 AM..
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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Minot ND is generally thought of as the dividing line (by North Dakotans in their own forum here) between Midwest and West. A friend of mine from Bismark (just south of Minot) moved recently and he never even considered the Minnesota/Wiscosin/Iowa area, he was totally focused on Denver & Wyoming. Another friend from Jamestown further east, his sole focus was the Twin Cities, 20 years ago, and most of his classmates also moved generally east (TC, Chicago, New York, etc).
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I've never thought of Oklahoma as the Midwest. I don't see why people think this. It seems very Southern to me. Missouri on the other hand seems split between the Midwest and the South.
Oklahoma doesnt seem southern at all to me except the far SE corner. The NE corner of OK definitely feels Midwestern to me, as does parts of central OK. SW OK and the Panhandle feel different than the Midwest.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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Minot ND is generally thought of as the dividing line (by North Dakotans in their own forum here) between Midwest and West. A friend of mine from Bismark (just south of Minot) moved recently and he never even considered the Minnesota/Wiscosin/Iowa area, he was totally focused on Denver & Wyoming. Another friend from Jamestown further east, his sole focus was the Twin Cities, 20 years ago, and most of his classmates also moved generally east (TC, Chicago, New York, etc).
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Thank you. Did not know this.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Minot ND is generally thought of as the dividing line (by North Dakotans in their own forum here) between Midwest and West. A friend of mine from Bismark (just south of Minot) moved recently and he never even considered the Minnesota/Wiscosin/Iowa area, he was totally focused on Denver & Wyoming. Another friend from Jamestown further east, his sole focus was the Twin Cities, 20 years ago, and most of his classmates also moved generally east (TC, Chicago, New York, etc).
Interesting. So ND is about 2/3 eastern and 1/3 western?
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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Oklahoma doesnt seem southern at all to me except the far SE corner. The NE corner of OK definitely feels Midwestern to me, as does parts of central OK. SW OK and the Panhandle feel different than the Midwest.
OK is too far south in latitude to be in the Midwest IMO, and mostly identifies with the Plains states.
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