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Old 05-12-2010, 05:41 AM   #41
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I checked 'other' - which includes the southwest outskirts of Chicago where I've lived my entire life. But according to the map I'm in northeast Texas
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I suppose there are reasons to live west of the Rocky Mountains, but I can't think of any.
I have actually been to 48 states and lived in 14 of them, most west of the Hudson (CT, MA, RI, NY, MD, VA, SC, FL, OH, IL, MO, TX, WA and HI).
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My home is California...but I live in an apt in Tokyo...for the next 950 or so days.

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Kinda the same as Rambler. I lived the first 23 years or so in WA (not DC....always have to clarify for most of the world) and have lived most of the last 30 out of the US. Thought I was retiring in the UK (married to a Yorkshire lady)....then we decided on Spokane....then changed our minds.........then changed our minds......then changed our minds..... currently it is Spokane in another year (unless we change our minds) so I voted for WA instead of Other. It is the closest thing to home I guess.
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I would have put it, but I am never sure what or where it is; other than it definitely includes Iowa and Illinois.

Choose "other", as it is also other.

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Yep...left out Nebraska again.... That's ok...getting pretty used to it now after 59 years.
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It seems that a lot of people from WA post here, especially considering that it is not a very large population.
So far, less than 7%. However, that is larger than it sounds. If our members were distributed equally among the 50 states, then one would expect 2% in each state.
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The map isn't real big, but I don't see the Guadalupe River, the world's most hyped creek....

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So far, less than 7%. However, that is larger than it sounds. If our members were distributed equally among the 50 states, then one would expect 2% in each state.
Then again, maybe the people living in the dozen or so states not included here (except for "other" just said screw it and didn't bother voting.
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I always love how distorted people see the country based on where they live. Washington and Oregon get separate selections, while nearly the entire rust belt and midwest are lumped into "Other". Anybody else does this, WA and OR would either be included with CA or if they're lucky, be in Pacific NW. If anyone would remember to include them.

If a NYer did it, you'd probably see New York City, upstate NY, Boston, other New England, Florida, midwest, west coast, other.
Yep. Many years ago, when I lived in Ithaca, NY, I was visiting friends and family in Utah (where I now live). A friend commented to me, "Oh, my son also lives back east, in Missouri."
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So far, less than 7%. However, that is larger than it sounds. If our members were distributed equally among the 50 states, then one would expect 2% in each state.
My addled analytical brain wonders how it would have turned out if we had processed the data on the basis of members/state divided by state population. THAT would be revealing in terms of where we have all ended up.

I'm guessing it wouldn't come out evenly distributed, but I have no SWAG on the actual distribution we would get.

Another geographical question I always puzzle over is how many of us (me, for instance) made changing states a major part of our retirement plans. I'm guessing that it would be a higher percentage than the general population. The stats I've seen indicate that most people retire in place. I'm guessing that's less true for us but have nothing to back it up.
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I'm from RI, lived in Providence and Boston (mostly Providence) for 38 years and have lived in Kansas City, MO for 24 years. Still think of myself as a New England person - but checked "other" since "flyover state" wasn't a choice

Culturally it is very different here...
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One of the two states to which I have never been. Louisiana is the other.
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Then again, maybe the people living in the dozen or so states not included here (except for "other" just said screw it and didn't bother voting.
I didn't vote--"other" covers most of the country, so it didn't seem like it would be very helpful to be lumped into it. But it did show Ha the numbers for his area, so it gave him the information he was looking for, so that's good.
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Being in the "other" category isn't so bad. About 10 or 15 years ago one of the major atlas makers (I think Rand McNally) brought out a new version and forgot North Dakota.
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I didn't vote--"other" covers most of the country, so it didn't seem like it would be very helpful to be lumped into it. But it did show Ha the numbers for his area, so it gave him the information he was looking for, so that's good.
Well...it wasn't meant to be so speicalized, and actually I don't think it was. I didn't want categories so small that almost no one would be present. And after all, so far California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon are have not many fewer than the entire "other" category- which after all includes the entire world outside of the named states and regions.

Also, I didn't want to answer a million questions- like is Oklahoma Southwest or Plains, or is it part of North Texas? I did have a college roomate from Oklahoma City who seemed to consider it an outer suburb of Dallas.

Anyway, if anyone wants to make another poll with a finer granularity, I will be happy to vote in it. Or even 2 choices- Kansas, and Other.

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Anyway, if anyone wants to make another poll with a finer granularity, I will be happy to vote in it. Or even 2 choices- Kansas, and Other.
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One of the two states to which I have never been. Louisiana is the other.
My wife and I made a special trip about 4 years ago to North Dakota, for the sole purpose of completing our goal to visit all 50 states. (Landing in airports did not count, not that we ever landed in a ND airport! )
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