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Old 05-17-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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What are the main cities that dominate the most parts of the U.S.?
(Combination of Culture,historically,financially,politically, Business)


These are the MAIN CITIES with influence beyond the border of their states:
on a percentage basis how much of these cities influences your city.If you feel your city influenced LESS than 49% just put how much you feel your city influence others outside its city limits.

For example:
Atlanta I feel it does more influencing than it receives influencing So I rate ATL as 80% outwardly influencing.
Atlanta is 5%influenced by NYC 5%LA and 10%D.C.

Lets say I lived in Gary Indiana.Then I would say Gary is influenced 90% by Chicago
The rest of my list goes
CHI 78%
NYC,90% outwardly
LA,90% outwardly
D.C.75 Outwardly
CHI,70% Outwardly
DAL,65%
ATL,80%Outwardly
San Fran 80%
Boston 70%
Philly 55%
Charlotte 20% outwardly. but influenced 60% Atlanta,20% D.C.,10%NYC,10%L.A.
Does NYC have more influence than L.A.?Chicago?Is NYC influenced felt in L.A. and vice versa?


When I lived in Delaware ,Philly had a greater influence on Northern Delaware but in Southern Delaware it was all Baltimore.In fact most of Maryland seem to be influenced more so by Baltimore more than D.C.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Pittsburgh influences a tri-state area and a good portion of PA. The nearest other large city is Cleveland which has 0% influence. I doubt that we are influenced much by any other major cities.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:13 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Denver is the largest city for a fairly large area. Atlanta looks to be pretty major for the Southeast.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:28 AM
 
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Pittsburgh influences a tri-state area and a good portion of PA. The nearest other large city is Cleveland which has 0% influence. I doubt that we are influenced much by any other major cities.
Actually the Burgh influences quad-state region...PA, OH, WV, MD....some might even say parts of WNY.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia Pa
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I would say all of the major northeastern cities have an equal influence on eachother and the surrounding areas, New York more so than the others.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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Pittsburgh influences a tri-state area and a good portion of PA. The nearest other large city is Cleveland which has 0% influence. I doubt that we are influenced much by any other major cities.
Cleveland has 0% influence? So northern half of Ohio isn't influenced by Cleveland? Maybe I'm not grasping this whole idea?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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In fact most of Maryland seem to be influenced more so by Baltimore more than D.C.
I would say it is split. I think areas like Howard County, Fredrick, Annapolis take influence from both. Eastern Shore seems more Baltimore influenced. Obviously southern Maryland wouldn't have much Baltimore influence.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Detroit influences nearly all of Michigan, NW Ohio, and to a lesser extent NE Indiana and SW Ontario.

It is influenced by Chicago the most and to a lesser extent New York and maybe Toronto. Of course Washington and Lansing have political/regulatory influence.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Here is a 'sphere of influence' map I found. It was created based on the opinions of participants (i.e., not official) and subject to change with new updates, but some of the outcomes are interesting.

http://www.commoncensus.org/maps/national_1280.gif
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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I'm sure this has been done before, just not worded this poorly.
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