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Old 09-03-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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The lyme disease thing was something I found interesting. It seemed strange that it would be so densely concentrated in a particular area of the country (plus Wisconsin for some reason). I agree about the urban/rural split, but it stresses the densely populated characteristic of the NE. Apart from New York and Penn., most Northeastern states have a large proportion of their land that is urban/suburban. 14 out of Maryland's 24 counties (counting B'more as a county) are part of either the DC, Baltimore, or Philadelphia Metro Area.

This doesn't directly relate to your post but another thing to consider is that urban areas of the North aren't layed out the same as those in the South. For instance in most cities from DC to Boston you'll find row houses very prevalent, while they're very uncommon in the South. Population densities are also relatively low for Southern cities. Prominent Southern cities such as Charlotte, Richmond, Orlando, Charleston, New Orleans, and Atlanta all have population densities less than 4,000/sq. mi. while nearly all large Northeastern cities have densities of at least double that (8K-12K mostly; New York is 27,000/sq mi), even with the rapid population growth of Southern cities like Orlando and Atlanta, and the decline of NE cities such as Baltimore.
actually im not so sure about the rural/urban education divide.

think of places like vermont. I tend to think of Vermont as somewhat rural and prosperous. but I'm not too well versed on it.

 
Old 09-03-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Vermont is a weird one, demographically at least. I would interested to see whether the state's relative wealth is a product of the state economy, or people with money already moving there to get out of the rat race.

I am not sure there is any real unified "northern" culture the same way the South sees themselves. Maybe there was pre-1860, but my guess is that the institution of slavery and political affiliation of The Confederacy give the region an identity that has persisted.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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I recently moved from NY. Yes, Marylanders look like "Southerners" to me.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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I recently moved from NY. Yes, Marylanders look like "Southerners" to me.
How do you "look" southern? Just curious.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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Well, I went to college in Florida, and whenever I ran into a native floridian, texan or mississippian, I was considered a "Yankee", but whenever I ran into a new yorker or bostonian, I was a "southerner." So I guess us Marylanders are stuck in the middle. Hell, even most Virginians I know call me a yankee.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 03:43 AM
 
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Well, I went to college in Florida, and whenever I ran into a native floridian, texan or mississippian, I was considered a "Yankee", but whenever I ran into a new yorker or bostonian, I was a "southerner." So I guess us Marylanders are stuck in the middle. Hell, even most Virginians I know call me a yankee.
Well the Southerners need to get off that Civil War BS and accept that FACT that Maryland is and Always will be a Southern State.

If Virginia is a Southern Stated then so is Maryland.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Well the Southerners need to get off that Civil War BS and accept that FACT that Maryland is and Always will be a Southern State.

If Virginia is a Southern Stated then so is Maryland.
Umm, can't follow your logic. Why not "if Pennsylvania is a Northern Stated [sic] then so is Maryland"?

Anyway maybe we can put this issue to rest? Nobody is being swayed one way or the other, and it seems that most think that it's somewhere in between or mostly Northern. We had this same exact discussion (including Delaware) on an another thread in the US forum (//www.city-data.com/forum/general-u-s/439060-maryland-delaware-part-south-north-38.html) and came to the same conclusion.

Here's an interesting photo posted in the above thread, found at the MD/VA border on the Virginia side of the Eastern Shore (maryland's so-called "Southern" part):

 
Old 09-05-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Wow, look at those cheap cigarette prices! I could post plenty of pictures of Confederate flags being flown here in Allegany County and we are supposed be Maryland's "Northern part."
 
Old 09-05-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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Umm, can't follow your logic. Why not "if Pennsylvania is a Northern Stated [sic] then so is Maryland"?
Because The Mason-Dixon Line is along the Maryland/Pennsylvania Boarder not the Potomac River....

Again Southerners need to get off the Civil War BS and accept theFACT taht Maryland is a Southern State....
 
Old 09-05-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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You can easily tell the posters on here are from the South based on their Outright Denial of the FACT that Maryland is a Southern State.
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