Independent self-feeders live where they want.
Urban areas originally spawned social welfare programs. Unfortunately, many consider the entitlement mentality to have evolved from these programs. Out in the rural areas, our forefathers weren't bickering or complaining that government owed them something. Problems were solved by hard work and little dependency on government (not to say that government has never helped).
Not quite so ...
Make an ordered list of the states which net plus of their federal tax dollar, and it will (I suspect) strongly mesh with the percentage Bush won. That is the BLUE areas are the burdened dolers, the RED are the lighter burdened dolees.
Bingo ! I could not have said it more accurately nor more succiently. Those who can't or won't, live in the city. Those who can and will live where they want.