Frost Belt is a region of the
United States generally considered
to most of the northern
United States from the intermountain West, to
the Midwest, Great Lakes, and New England. The region is known for its
cold, frost-producing winters and heavy snowfall.
For many years, the
Frost Belt was the center of American economic
activity and the most populous part of the United States. However, a
shift away from domestic manufacturing beginning in the 1970s dealt a
heavy blow to the region's economy. For most of the latter 20th
Frost Belt's population declined as Americans and people
seeking to retire relocated to the warm climates of the sun belt
across the southern United States. As the population of the sun belt
area increased, economic and investment opportunities followed as
well, and much of the frost belt was no longer the leading economic
region of the United States. Census results for the past several
decades have indicated a population shift from the
Frost Belt to the
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"Belt" regions of the United States
Coordinates: 43°N 84°W / 43°N