State of Flux

Can Missouri be both Midwestern and Southern?

By Elizabeth Enochs

“So, where is Missouri?” my Uber driver asked as we drove through New York.

“Well, we’re bordered by Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.” I replied.

“That sounds like the South.”

“Yes, but we’re also bordered by Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa.”

“That sounds like the Midwest.”

“Yep.”

“So, which one is it?”

The United States Census Bureau considers…

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