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View Poll Results: Which CSA feels larger?
Chicagoland 136 81.44%
DC/Baltimore 24 14.37%
They feel equal 7 4.19%
Voters: 167. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-09-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Which of these 2 CSA's feels larger?
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: The City
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Chicago to me as a single entity by a decent margin
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:02 AM
 
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Pretty easily Chicagoland. It has a more tightly clustered core centered on the massive city of Chicago with some smaller surrounding offshoots. While DC/Baltimore are two separate cities that have sprawled into each other. Howard and Anne Arundel Counties really are suburbs of both cities. But, for the most part they each feel like their own place.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:08 AM
 
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Chicagoland by every metric.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Does anyone have the roughly current population estimates for both areas. I thought they were both pretty close to each-other population wise.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Easily Chicago. DC/Bmore is a metro in an official capacity only. They feel distinctly different.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I'm surprised this was even brought up, but I guess CSA fanatics love to point to the numbers and try to compare apples to watermelons. I've only been to DC a couple of times, but at least for now, in no way does it feel as large (massive is a better adjective) as Chicagoland. I'm sure NYC makes Chicagoland feel a similar way.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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This is a apples to brussels sprouts comparison. Chicago easily.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Chicagoland looks like it stretches out forever.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Chicago area alone makes me feel like I'm in a bigger time area while the DC/Baltimore area is more suburban in feel.
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