New Socioeconomic Map of the U.S. Defines “Jell-O Belt” and More

You’ve probably heard of the Rust Belt, but what about the Jell-O belt?

The United States can be divided and subdivided into countless regions, each sharing a unique set of characteristics that set it apart from the country as a whole.

You’ve probably heard of the Rust Belt, the region in the Midwest and Northeast where once-booming economies are on the decline. You may also be familiar with the Bible Belt, a stretch in the South where religion plays an outsize role in the region’s culture and politics.

But what about the Jell-O Belt? Or the Stroke Belt? As it turns out, there are more than a dozen regions in the US that go by a “belt” moniker.

Here are the most prominent “belt” regions in the United States…

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