Census II : Map Graph!


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    San Francisco Bay Area, California.Report

  2. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    I should probably add: PDX, ORReport

  3. Avatar Brion Emde says:

    Redmond, WA, USA


  4. Avatar E.C. Gach says:

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.Report

  5. Avatar Meaghan says:

    Rainier, ORReport

  6. Avatar Suusan says:

    Long-time lurker in Silver Spring, MD.Report

  7. Avatar George A. Chien says:

    Hartford, CTReport

  8. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:


  9. Avatar AJW says:

    Auckland, New ZealandReport

  10. Avatar North says:

    Minneapolis Minnesota.Report

  11. Avatar Roger says:

    My official address is Chicago, but I am a surfer trying to live the life of the Endless Summer in retirement. So, I tend to be where the waves are (and there are not good waves in Chicago). The most accurate response is Chicago, SoCal and Hawaii.Report

  12. Avatar greginak says:

    Anchorage, AKReport

  13. Avatar Nathan Gaber says:

    Houston, TXReport

  14. Avatar Daniel says:

    Lisbon, PortugalReport

  15. Avatar aaron warfield says:

    Lurker, SacramentoReport

  16. Avatar Mike says:

    Lawrence, KSReport

  17. Avatar dexter says:

    Ten miles north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Report

  18. Avatar trizzlor says:

    new york, ny, usaReport

  19. Avatar BSK says:

    Yonkers, NY though moving very soon to Monroe, NY.Report

  20. Avatar Tom Van Dyke says:

    La La LandReport

  21. Hull/Cambridge, Massachusetts, but for most of my tenure here I commented from Fukushima, Japan.Report

  22. Avatar Dan Miller says:

    San Francisco, CA, but I used to live in Washington DC.Report

  23. Avatar wardsmith says:

    WA state, but I hate giving Patrick more clues…Report

  24. Avatar karl says:

    Reading, not lurking, in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.Report

  25. Avatar kenB says:

    South-central Connecticut.Report

  26. Avatar krogerfoot says:

    Mostly lurking from Tokyo Japan, and occasionally from the in-laws’ in Fukushima. Small world, wouldn’t want to paint it.Report

  27. Avatar Jesse Ewiak says:

    Seattle, WashingtonReport

  28. Avatar mark boggs says:

    Mostly lurker, occasional smart-ass drive by commenter.

    St. George, UT via Salt Lake City, UT, via Des Moines, Ames, and Iowa City, IA.


  29. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Colorado Springs, CO. (You can see Pike’s Peak from my porch!)Report

  30. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. of f’n A.Report

  31. Avatar Murali says:

    Singapore (Which is its own city name as well)Report

  32. Avatar mike shupp says:

    El Sobrante, California  (east SF Bay area)Report

  33. Avatar Chris says:

    Austin, TX, live music capital of the… oh man, I almost got that out with a straight face.Report

    • Avatar ktward says:

      From afar, admittedly, the goodness of Austin doesn’t quite make up for the rest of TX which seems to me, in the main, hard to come to love.

      But Austin does have some serious goodness.


      • Avatar JG New says:

        I hate to have to admit it, but I could have an affair with Texas.  I mean, I know she’s all wrong for me, with the cowboy boots, and too much makeup, and the capital punishment and all.  She’d never love me. She’d probably wreck my life.  But still…..Report

      • Avatar Chris says:

        I like Austin just fine. I can get good bbq within a mile of my work in pretty much every direction, there’s a lot of green space for a city its size, and the Bible thumping is minimal given where the city is located, but it’s not as great as it likes to pretend. The people are distinctly impolite for a city this far south, the great music scene is really only legend at this point (sure, there are a lot of musicians, but for the most part the quality musicians realized that in order to make a living at this stuff, you have to move to Nashville, L.A., New York, or New Orleans, and so they did), the city’s racism has become more and more palpable over the years, and the homeless population is growing (conservative estimates put it at 2300 or so, but more accurate surveys put it at closer to 5 digits) and underserved despite the fact that all of the west Austin liberal well-to-do’s run a charity 5k 3 times a week. Aside from the BBQ and a few South American restaurants, the food kinda sucks, too. Plus, as the city has become more wealthy, its political makeup has changed. It’s no longer any more liberal, and perhaps less so, than Houston proper or San Antonio. Really, San Antonio is the new Austin, but with a shittier bus system and no major university.Report

        • Avatar Chris says:

          I should note that Austin’s live music scene does return to real, from legendary, status 3 times a year: SxSW, ACL music festival, and the one I just spent the weekend attending, Fun Fun Fun Fest. This reminds me, if you have a moment, everyone who reads this should look for Soul Kahn’s battles on YouTube.Report

          • Avatar ktward says:

            I’m long familiar with SxSW (hence, my yt link), I don’t recognize the other two.

            You’ve certainly made a convincing argument. I guess Austin sucks only marginally less than the rest of TX. 😉Report

            • Avatar dexter says:

              My problem with Texas is that it keeps giving America presidents that start wars and is between me the Rockies.  Long live Jemez Springs N.M.Report

  34. Avatar Jaybird says:

    So my quick perusal of the above tells me that the best place for GentFest’13 would be Las Vegas?Report

  35. Avatar Dand says:

    Chicago IL



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    • Avatar Tod Kelly says:

      Got it!  I’ll mark you down for “Chile.”Report

      • Avatar Kolohe says:

        He’s the real Dread Pirate Roberts!Report

      • Avatar Chris says:

        Hah… Deep south almost always means Alabama or Mississippi. People from Georgia aren’t embarrassed enough to avoid naming their state.

        I kid, Farmer, I kid. I’m from Tennessee (originally), so I have a biological urge to mock Alabama.Report

        • Avatar Plinko says:

          Louisiana (ex-N’awlins) tends to use the term, too. I hear it from Georgia folks who live sufficiently south of Atlanta as well.Report

          • Avatar Chris says:

            Oh, sure. My Dad’s from Macon, and he’s said it on occasion.  I’ve heard people from northern Florida use it as well, and I’m sure someone from South Carolina has said it at some point. I was mostly just making a joke about Alabama and Mississippi for the hell of it.

            I remember getting an email many years ago with alternative state mottos. Alabama’s was “At least we’re not Mississippi.” That wasn’t as good as Iowa’s, though: “Iowa: Gateway to Illinois!”Report

            • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

              The cliché is that we nothern libruls disdain the deep south, but I have fond memories.  I used to go to Pascagoula on business about twice a year, and the food was good and the people amazing. The second time you’d go to a restaurant, you were an old friend..

              Jaybird might appreciate this: one of the fellows I worked with was tall and rather heavy-set, and one night after he’d left and the rest of us were finishing our desserts, the waitress came up and asked, shyly, “Was that Tiny Frazier?”Report

      • Avatar MFarmer says:

        “Got it! I’ll mark you down for “Chile.””

        There’s only one deep south, Cuz, and it ain’t got nuthin’ to do with hamburger meat and beans.Report

      • Avatar Will Truman says:

        I used to think that Argentina was a southern state. It sounds like a state (Georgia, Carolina, Argentina) and I was introduced to the existence of the state during the Olympics and they referred to it as being in South America.Report

  36. Avatar Alan Scott says:

    Can We Use Will Truman’s pseudotoponyms?Report

  37. Avatar Plinko says:

    So, I notice nearly everyone lists a large city, does pretty much everyone live in the main metro or are they reporting the nearest city to them? I feel like the only small-town hick in the big city here. Honestly I could see it either way.Report

    • I listed the actual small town where I live plus the city where I spend usually about three days a week. Both are in the greater Boston metropolitan area.Report

    • Avatar dexter says:

      I live in the middle of an eighty acres that my wife’s grandfather bought around 1927 for the unheard of price of 3.00 an acre.  There are two towns between me and Baton Rouge that, unless you are from here, nobody has ever heard of.   That is the reason I said Baton Rouge instead of Central.  I can see three other houses from my front porch so I guess one might say I live in the country.Report

    • Our city and county governments merged in 2003 so I live in the city proper. I live in the exurbs though and I can see the county line from my house.Report

    • Avatar Chris says:

      I actually live in the city, and as someone who grew up in the country, it drives me crazy on a regular basis.Report

    • Avatar Jesse Ewiak says:

      In Seattle proper. Of course, since it’s Seattle, my neighborhood looks like a suburb.Report

  38. Avatar Ryan Davidson says:

    Fort Wayne, INReport

    • Avatar James Hanley says:

      Hey, my home town! (Not that I’ve lived there in the past two decades, but I still go down regularly to see my mom.  Double bonus if you’re a Komets fan.)Report

      • Avatar Ryan says:

        I’ve lived here since 2009, but I am not, I’m afraid, a Komets fan. My hometown is Hershey, PA, home of the Bears, who have the most Calder Cup victories in the AHL. So even though they don’t actually compete with the Komets, my minor-league hockey loyalties lie elsewhere.Report

  39. Avatar bluntobject says:

    Subsuburban Vancouver, BC, Canada.Report

  40. Avatar Noah says:

    San Francisco, California, USAReport

  41. Avatar Montanareddog says:

    Zaandijk, Netherlands

    It’s about 15km north of Amsterdam, which I thought of using. But why not use the the dreary suburb where I live instead of the romantic capital a 20min train-ride away?

    And to answer the previous census question, I got here fairly recently via Google Reader’s Recommended Sources, liked it and stayed (as a lurker until now because I do not have anything interesting to say).Report

  42. Avatar James K says:

    Wellington, New Zealand.Report

  43. Avatar Gingerbugjones says:

    Lurker from Toronto Canada.Report

  44. Avatar J. Otto Pohl says:

    I currently live in Legon, Ghana.Report

  45. Avatar ktward says:

    As of about 6 months ago, my body resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My heart, however, forever remains in Chicago. Still looking for my mind.Report

  46. Avatar Kimmi says:

    Pittsburgh, PA Squirrel Hill to be precise (that’s a neighborhood in the city…)

    “I open my door and the world walks in” (Russian/Polish/Chinese/Sudanese/Israeli etc.)Report

  47. Avatar Ryan Bonneville says:

    Washington, DC.Report

  48. Avatar James Hanley says:

    Adrian, Michigan.  For a challenge, try to find it on the map w/o using Mapquest, Googlemaps, etc.Report

  49. Avatar Anne Murray says:

    Oklahoma City, OKReport

  50. Avatar JG New says:

    Accokeek, MD (outside of DC, wherein I work, and just across the river from G Washington’s house) and New York City.  I go back and forth.  So I guess that makes me one of them East Coast elites that hates real Americans.

    I like living in Accokeek because it’s fun to say out loud

    And I’m a Gentleman novitiateReport

  51. Avatar St.John McCloskey says:

    Storrs CT, USAReport

  52. Avatar Jay Daniel says:

    San Francisco, CAReport

  53. Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

    Originally from the Bay Area, California, currently by way of Pasadena, CA.

    Spent the first 18 up there, the last 22 down here.  I’ve lived just about everywhere in the Los Angeles basin except the Inland Empire, and I had a long stretch where I commuted out there every weekend ’cause that was the buddy hangout.Report

  54. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Shout-out from the fictitious city of Callie in the fictitious state of Arapaho. Yeah, I don’t think you’re going to be able to put that on the map.

    It seems that a number of people here live in places that I used to. A shame to learn that too late.


  55. Avatar jamie_2002 says:

    Sioux Falls South Dakota