from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The north-central and northeast United States.


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  • The Republican nominee could gain about a half-dozen net electors from the transfer of House seats—and thus electoral votes—from the northern Frostbelt to the southern and western Sunbelt.

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  • All that upholds the Frostbelt-to-Sunbelt trend, but it reveals slight but significant shifts in the population just since the summer of 2009.

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  • Already, a handful of Frostbelt states have taken extraordinary measures to help people pay for spiraling energy costs. RSS - stories

  • (a) the westward movement, especially from the Northeast and subsequently from the Midwest and South regions; (b) southward movement from ‘Frostbelt’ to the ‘Sunbelt’ states, and especially the coastal segments of the Sunbelt; and (c) the flow to urban (particularly metropolitan) areas from rural and small-town communities throughout the nation.

    The Population of the United States


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