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View Poll Results: With out census numbers which city feels larger in Population?
Dallas 13 8.90%
Los Angeles 66 45.21%
Chicago 44 30.14%
Houston 10 6.85%
Atlanta 10 6.85%
Miami 3 2.05%
Voters: 146. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-23-2014, 03:19 AM
 
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I would say if census numbers where not around this is how I would list the cities as far population goes.
I going to list from which city feels the largest to least in populaton.

1.Chicago
2.L.A.
3.Dallas
4.Houston
5.Miami
6.Atlanta
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: The City
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In the core Chicago - from a metro LA
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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In the core Chicago - from a metro LA
Agreed with this
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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You always try to find a way to bash Atlanta. What is your obsession with Atlanta anyway? You seem jealous that Atlanta is more recognized both nationally and internationally than Dallas is despite being smaller.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I'd go with what kidphilly said. In the core, Chicago. Overall area, its Los Angeles by a long shot. LA keeps a consistent higher density for a large area, while Chicago quickly drops off outside of the core.

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Old 05-23-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I'd go with what kidphilly said. In the core, Chicago. Overall area, its Los Angeles by a long shot. LA keeps a consistent higher density for a large area, while Chicago quickly drops off outside of the core.
This is not true. The downtown area isn't even the densest neighborhood of town. Edgewater which is like 10 miles north of downtown is denser as a neighborhood than the Loop, South Loop, West Loop, and Near North Side (which includes Streeterville, Gold Coast, River North, and Old Town). Look at this page which ranks census tracts in Illinois. Only 4 of the top 10 densest tracts (all above 60,000 per sq mi) in the city are in downtown:
http://www.usa.com/rank/illinois-sta...081700&hlst=IL

In fact, only 8 of the top 30 densest tracts (all which are at least 40,000 per sq mi) in the city are located anywhere downtown. The other 22 are in areas like Edgewater, Rogers Park, Albany Park, Lakeview, Hyde Park, and Little Village (South Lawndale) and each of those are actually at least 5 miles outside of downtown.


If you go down even deeper to Census Block Groups, you see that only 10 of the top 30 densest ones (all at least 87,000 per sq mi) are located anywhere downtown:
http://www.usa.com/rank/illinois-sta...815003&hlst=IL

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Old 05-23-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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I DEFINITELY say LA... BUT, I can easily understand anyone's argument for Chicago...
The others don't even compare to the FEEL of those 2
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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How it FEELS to ME...

1. Los Angeles (may not be as tightly dense in the city, but it just feels like the density goes on forever...)
2. Chicago
3. Miami
4. Dallas
5. Houston
6. Atlanta
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:39 PM
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I think Los Angeles feels larger than Chicago by a long shot. I'm basing this on how long it takes to drive through either city. Chicago is just not nearly as big. It's not even close, really.

Of the others they all feel about the same. Except Miami, I'm excluding it because I've never been there.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I think Los Angeles feels larger than Chicago by a long shot. I'm basing this on how long it takes to drive through either city. Chicago is just not nearly as big. It's not even close, really.

Of the others they all feel about the same. Except Miami, I'm excluding it because I've never been there.
I agree. Los Angeles to me feels larger as a city and even more so at the MSA level. The only thing that makes Chicago fell larger than L.A. is its downtown area and skyline imo.
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