Related formsdown·stat·er, noun
Examples from the Web for downstate
She was born in the downstate Illinois town of Blue Mound in 1972 and still carries traces of the Midwest in her voice.Could a Pro-Pot Lesbian Become the Next Governor of Maryland?|Jim Newell|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like the Korean Peninsula, Illinois is cleft into two parts: Chicagoland and “downstate.”Romney and Santorum Face Off: 5 Things To Watch For In Illinois|Ben Jacobs|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The downstate economy has always been shielded by finance and banking, the biggest players headquartered in New York City.