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16 Things Midwesterners Are Tired Of Hearing

No, we don't go cow tipping.

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3. County fairs are the highlight of the year.

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Yes, we all love a good lemon shake-up. But going to the fair is certainly not the highlight of our year. Unless you win Grand Champion Alfalfa...then it's the highlight of your year.

8. We are all incredibly conservative.

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Sure there are many conservative viewpoints, but there are just as many liberal viewpoints. It varies each year just like any other place.

11. And our constant consumption of fast food is making us fat.

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According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, about 30% of the midwest is considered obese. But that means 70% aren't considered obese. It's not great, but it could be worse.

13. We're poor.

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According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, most midwest states are very close to average in terms of the national rate of disposable income. But Illinois, Minnesota, and North Dakota are above average.

14. And we're uneducated.

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High School Graduates:

South: 30%

Midwest: 32%

Northeast: 31%

West: 24%

College Graduates (Bachelor's degree):

South: 16%

Midwest: 17%

Northeast: 19%

West: 19%