So I was having a conversation with my partner who is from one of the Northern Midwest states. She claimed that Kansas, where I am from, is not Midwest. She said that there was a set group of Midwest states and that Kansas was Great Plains. Several other people from the state agreed with them.
So, first, is Kansas in the Midwest?
Secondly, on a more serious question, what makes a region? The census defines Kansas as in the Midwest but is that the end all? Or is it conventional wisdom? Or, is it based by feel? To me the state I’m in now and Kansas feel very similar, like they have the same vibe. I also jokingly suggested that if you heard a country song and 75% of the time it could take place in your state, it’s the Midwest. (Which would exclude most of the Great Lakes Midwest states.)
I’m interested in your thoughts!
Where is Kansas?
- The Midwest
- Great Plains
- The South (???)