25 Subcultures Within The United States That Are Truly Fascinating

Some Cultures are geographical or something you’re born into, like being Native American or from New England. Other sub-cultures are things we’re into by choice, hobbies that become a defining part of our personality and a way of life, and there’s a lot of overlap. Here we’ll list both. If you find something here that makes you go, “That’s just weird,” well, that’s kind of the point, too. To give you a taste of the fantastic, beautiful, sometimes really weird people we have here in these separate but United States, here’s a list of 25 Subcultures Within The United States That Are Truly Fascinating.



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Homesteading culture is really a resurgence or new version of the “back to the land” movements, which pop up every few decades or so. It’s people who want to produce as much of their own food as possible on their own land, and escape the urban life into a rural setting. These aren’t full factory farms, but homesteads, usually under 10 acres but some as small as 1/4 acre and in suburbia, and there’s even urban homesteading and gardening. The main focus is producing your own food and being connected to the process of where our food comes from.

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West Coast (California)

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The West Coast of the United States, particularly California, is definitely different culturally, than say, the mid-west or the south. Aside from being significantly more liberal than most of the East Cost, California has a strong mix of Mexican and Asian influences as well, due to both immigrants in the 20th century and its proximity to Mexico. Statistically, California is one of the most racially diverse states in the US. If sunshine, bright colors, a relaxed pace of life, strict gun control, and good food are your thing, maybe plan a visit to the Golden State. Also avocados – avocados everywhere.


Native Americans & Alaskan Natives

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There are over 4 million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives in the US today, and to be honest the differences between these cultures could probably be their own list. Beautiful traditional clothing and jewelry and making the most of using and preserving natural resources without destroying them, Native American culture is a catch all of many different tribes still alive in the US and far outside the mainstream.


Little Havana

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Little Havana in Miami is – as the name implies – Cuban culture alive and well in the US. A neighborhood located in Miami, Florida, Little Havana is a colorful and vibrant neighborhood mostly populated by immigrants from Cuba, South and Central America. It’s also worth a visit for the cortados alone.

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