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Old 04-12-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Outer Boroughs, NYC
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Alabama - Montgomery
Alaska - Juneau
Arizona - Tucson
Arkansas - Fayetteville
California - San Francisco
Colorado - Colorado Springs
Connecticut - New Haven
Delaware - Dover
Florida - Tampa
Georgia - Augusta
Hawaii - Does it have any other cities than Honolulu?
Idaho - Idaho Falls
Illinois - Springfield
Indiana - Fort Wayne
Iowa - Cedar Rapids
Kansas - Wichita
Kentucky - Lexington
Louisiana - Baton Rouge
Maine - Bangor
Maryland - Frederick
Massachusetts - Worcester
Michigan - Grand Rapids
Minnesota - Saint Paul
Mississippi - Gulfport
Missouri - Kansas City
Montana - Missoula
Nebraska - Lincoln
Nevada - Reno
New Hampshire - Nashua
New Jersey - Jersey City
New Mexico - Santa Fe
New York - Buffalo
North Carolina - Raleigh
North Dakota - Bismarck
Ohio - Cincinnati
Oklahoma - Tulsa
Oregon - Eugene
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Rhode Island - Warwick
South Carolina - Charleston
South Dakota - Rapid City
Tennessee - Memphis
Texas - Dallas
Utah - Ogden
Vermont - Rutland
Virginia - Richmond
Washington - Spokane
West Virginia - Charleston
Wisconsin - Madison
Wyoming - Casper
Another list of "second most populous cities" in each state, based on the last official census, and easily available online. As this thread has developed, most posters are speaking of something else: ranking, prestige, profile in the state and outside of it. By that measure, many of the above cities are decidedly off (e.g., Montgomery, Alabama -- a distant 4th after Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville).

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Old 04-12-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Another list of "second most populous cities" in each state, based on the last official census, and easily available online. As this thread has developed, most posters are speaking of something else: ranking, prestige, profile in the state and outside of it. By that measure, many of the above cities are decidedly off (e.g., Montgomery, Alabama -- a distant 4th after Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville).
After Birmingham sure, Mobile maybe but not Huntsville.
Montgomery is still the capital of Alabama and a lot more spoken about internationally than Huntsville.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Orlando is the second city of Florida. Its also the second largest population center in Florida now too. Though Florida's second city is up in the air, Tampa can make an equal argument too, I suppose.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Another list of "second most populous cities" in each state, based on the last official census, and easily available online. As this thread has developed, most posters are speaking of something else: ranking, prestige, profile in the state and outside of it. By that measure, many of the above cities are decidedly off (e.g., Montgomery, Alabama -- a distant 4th after Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville).
I've noticed that too. I encouraged people to list cities that are famous, well known, or hidden gems that offer a lot that the national public at large may be unfamiliar with. Sometimes the second biggest city doesn't offer as much as the 3rd 4th or 5th. It's not always as simple as more people = better, especially in a 2nd city thread like this.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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After Birmingham sure, Mobile maybe but not Huntsville.
Montgomery is still the capital of Alabama and a lot more spoken about internationally than Huntsville.
Definitely agree Birmingham is the premier city in Alabama, think Mobile easily takes number 2. Number 3 spot is tricky, Huntsville has a TON of federal money poured into it from the Space Program presence there, a lot of high tech jobs and highly educated workforce in that city. Montgomer, aside from being a decent sized city and the state capital doesn't have as much going for it. Think it might be underrated nationally, but it's hard pressed for 3rd with Huntsville, especially at the rate Huntsville is expanding.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Some people in PA like to think of Philly and Pittsburgh as "1A and 1B" and not "#1 and #2".
 
Old 04-12-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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New Jersey's primary is probably Newark with Jersey City being secondary. And if the populations are reversed, then flip them. Atlantic City isn't a real city.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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New Jersey's primary is probably Newark with Jersey City being secondary. And if the populations are reversed, then flip them. Atlantic City isn't a real city.
How is it not a real city? People do live there, and the city offers a lot.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Another list of "second most populous cities" in each state, based on the last official census, and easily available online. As this thread has developed, most posters are speaking of something else: ranking, prestige, profile in the state and outside of it. By that measure, many of the above cities are decidedly off (e.g., Montgomery, Alabama -- a distant 4th after Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville).
Well San Antonio city proper is bigger than Dallas in population and land mass. But Dallas has the biggest metro in the state thanks to Fort Worth.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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Dallas is Texas' SECOND city? Really? I know Austin is "hot and trendy" right now, San Antonio is the most tourist friendly, and Houston is the biggest, but Dallas is still the first city that comes to mind for most people all over the world when they think of Texas...
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