The South is still the South. It stands as the last vestige of traditional western civilization in that its ties are to the faith, kin and land.
If this is the measure then there are many places in the western states that this holds true.
When I was growing up there were so many small and family farms that seems for the most part to have passed. It looks to me more and more that people are moving out of small towns to suburbs and cities. Will small towns and communities go the way of the small farm or will they serve as bed and breakfast for the commuters. Are most young people staying or leaving. Are small towns turning into retirement communities?