This is a very interesting question because every state is different. I live in Texas. Houston to be exact, which is the most diverse city in America. We are very proud to say we are from Texas. So a poll was taken to find out just how long do you have to live in a state to say you are from that state.
I’ve lived in places where I was accepted as one of their own very quickly and I’ve lived places where I was always going to be from Texas no matter what. According to the survey 30% of people say they’re FROM a state ONLY if they were born there. 20% say they’re from a state if they’ve lived there one to 10 years and another 18% only say it if they’ve been in a state for MORE than 10 years.
I will say it’s been my experience that you can say you are a Texan, if you act like a Texan. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been here. If you represent that Texas spirit, you are from Texas!
What’s it like in your state?
— Doug O’Brien