Q:

What are the Heartland states?

A:

Quick Answer

The "heartland" is a term that refers to the states that constitute the American Midwest. The term generally refers to the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, but can also include the southern states close to the Mississippi river.

Know More

Full Answer

The heartland of America is home to the states where most of the nation's agriculture takes place. Some people who live on the coasts of America refer to the heartland states as "fly-over country" and unfairly stereotype those who live in the region as small-town farmers and country folk. While the heartland has more conservative values than the coastal regions of America, it is still a diverse place with many different cultures, religions and lifestyles merging together, especially in the larger cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Memphis and Milwaukee.

In politics, many of the states in the American heartland are swing states that can go to either the Republican or Democratic candidate for the presidency. States like Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio carry significant numbers in the electoral college, which means that both candidates for the presidency must spend time campaigning in the state and money on television advertisements.

Learn more about The Midwest

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What state is Kansas City in?

    A:

    Kansas City is in the state of Missouri in the American Midwest. The municipality spans four counties at the western border of Missouri. Downtown Kansas City is located near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What states make up the Great Plains?

    A:

    In the U.S., all or part of the states of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming make up the area known collectively as the Great Plains. In addition to the 10 U.S. states that make up the Great Plains, three Canadian provinces — Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan — are also part of the region.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is considered the Midwest?

    A:

    The states commonly considered part of the Midwest in the United States are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Smaller divisions of the Midwest are the East North Central Division, West North Central Division, Great Lakes and Great Plains.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some of the biggest cities in Michigan?

    A:

    Some of Michigan's largest cities include Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint, Lansing, Sterling Heights and Livonia. Detroit takes the lead as Michigan's largest city, containing the largest population, more than 1 million, and supports Michigan's economy with many jobs. Grand Rapids takes a close second, with a population just under 1 million and serving as a transportation center and central furniture manufacturing facility.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore