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Old 03-14-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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Big news. How did I miss this?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...013/b13-01.pdf

For example, the Atlanta metro area is now known as "Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell" and no longer "Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta"

(I think metro census-designated cities should be from different counties, IMHO.)
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:57 PM
 
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For example, the Atlanta metro area is now known as "Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell" and no longer "Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta"
Where in the heck did Marietta go? It's an extremely important part of this area!
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:02 PM
 
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Where in the heck did Marietta go? It's an extremely important part of this area!
I've been looking this up. They are going completely based on city-size now. Employment and unincorporated areas don't matter. So... it is the top 3 cities (proper) in terms of population.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...s-Complete.pdf
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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Marietta's population will always be limited by its independent school district. Otherwise, it could annex willy-nilly like Roswell and have a much larger population. God forbid when the "city" of Johns Creek enters the top 3, because with all of that territory, it will some day.

This is a shame because Marietta is really the only other Metro Atlanta city that holds its own. It has its own unique employment base, Dobbins ARB, colleges/universities and, most importantly, its own regional identity - a good portion of Cobb County has a Marietta mailing address. (I wonder what THAT number/population is? Any way to find out?) A very strong argument could be made for a Marietta "division" within the Atlanta metro area consisting of Cobb, Cherokee, Pickens, Paulding and Bartow counties.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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It's meaningless anyway.

It's Atlanta period. None of the cities after Atlanta are core cities of their own merit.
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