Cultural Regions of the U.S., the fourth and final map.
Now with FIFTY sub-regions, a new & improved color scheme, and the inclusion of the unincorporated territories!
Beneath the borders of the 50 states lay 50 “other” states. This map takes a shot at mapping the ambiguous phenomenon of “culture” and answering the question “Does the US have it?” Well of course it does, we have tons of yogurt!“ Waitno,notthattypeofculture!
This map shows the U.S. as 6 major cultural regions divided between 50 sub-regions. Of course trying to define a concept as slippery and abstract as culture, then plot it onto a discrete visual medium is impossible to do perfectly, or at all really. So consider this map as more of a summary reference with limited granularity– aka sorry if you’re favorite hometown sports bar in a small suburb outside Cleveland didn’t get it’s own cultural sub-region on the map.