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Old 04-11-2015, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I don't necessarily go for the obvious. Thats boring.

I think Muncie is probably more well known than Ft Wayne orSouth Bend. Muncie is one of those places that you just say the name Muncie and everybody knows its in Indiana. The only city might be more well known than Muncie would be Terre Haute. But Muncie is up and coming. It's one of the best kept secrets in the whole of Indiana.

For Mississippi's 2nd city I was torn between Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Tupelo and Natchez. I chose Hattieburg because it's the most vibrant and it feels like something exciting is going on.

Daytona Beach is just about the best beach in the United States. Every beach I ever been to pales to Daytona Beach, in my opinion.
Ehh, I think Bloomington is probably on more peoples' radar than is Muncie. Bloomington is definitely more vibrant.

When it comes to South Bend and Muncie, I don't think either are particularly well known outside of the state, but when it comes to Notre Dame and Ball State, Notre Dame has a lot more fame, prestige, and history. But I like that you didn't go for the obvious choices.

Tupelo is a great city too. IT seems to be on the up and coming, especially for as isolated as it is and not next to any Interstate. Hattiesburg is probably my second or third favorite shopping destination in Mississippi, they have pretty much everything there.

 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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For GA, I'd say Savannah.

For WA, I'd say Spokane.

Texas is interesting because there isn't really consensus on what their alpha city is. Dallas is the larger Metro. Houston has a bigger city population and larger GDP. Which city is the most important in that state?
I don't think it's that complicated at all. Houston is the largest city, home to the state's most important industry and has the largest GDP as a result. Dallas is only larger when you combine it with Fort Worth, an entirely different city.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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I don't think it's that complicated at all. Houston is the largest city, home to the state's most important industry and has the largest GDP as a result. Dallas is only larger when you combine it with Fort Worth, an entirely different city.
I agree.

While the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is larger than Greater Houston, Greater Houston is wealthier.

List of U.S. metropolitan areas by GDP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: NY
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Alabama - Montgomery
Alaska - Juneau
Arizona - Tucson
Arkansas - Fayetteville
California San Francisco
Colorado - Denver
Connecticut - Hartford
Delaware - Dover
Florida - Tampa
Georgia - Savannah
Hawaii - Hilo
Idaho Twin Falls
Illinois - Springfield
Indiana Fort Wayne
Iowa Cedar Rapids
Kansas Overland Park
Kentucky - Lexington
Louisiana Baton Rouge
Maine - Augusta
Maryland- Bangor
Massachusetts - Worcester
Michigan Grand Rapids
Minnesota St. Paul
Mississippi - Biloxi
Missouri Saint Louis
Montana - Missoula
Nebraska - Lincoln
Nevada - Reno
New Hampshire- Nashua
New Jersey Atlantic City
New Mexico Santa Fe
New York - Buffalo
North Carolina - Raleigh
North Dakota - Bismarck
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Tulsa
Oregon - Salem
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Rhode Island - Newport
South Carolina - Columbia
South Dakota Rapid City
Tennessee - Memphis
Texas - Dallas
Utah - Provo
Vermont St. Albans
Virginia - Richmond
Washington - Spokane
West Virginia - Huntington
Wisconsin - Madison
Wyoming- Cody
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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Alabama - Montgomery
Alaska - Juneau

Louisiana Baton Rouge
Maine - Augusta
Maryland- Bangor
Massachusetts - Worcester
Michigan Grand Rapids
Minnesota St. Paul

Wyoming- Cody
There is no Bangor, MD. Maryland has three very imperfect candidates for second city:

Frederick - Historic, prosperous, and substantially larger than Annapolis. Not totally independent of DC area.
Hagerstown - Smaller than Frederick but not part of another metro area. Weak economy. Not much bigger than Annapolis
Annapolis - Historic and extremely prosperous but tiny. Not a city at all in my opinion. Included in Baltimore metro area.

I would say that Maryland doesn't have a real second city. Maybe Frederick someday.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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I love Savannah and it's more popular than Augusta but Augusta is currently Georgia's 2nd city....Second or Third largest city depending on the new census, 2nd largest metro in GA but a decent number, 2nd largest GDP in GA after Atlanta.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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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
 
Old 04-11-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Both are internationally known, Augusta for the Master's, and Savannah just for being Savannah. The Midnight movie did not hurt either. But yes, Savannah will overtake Augusta in population very soon.
Savannah will not overtake Augusta in population anytime soon. For one Savannah will never consolidate. Augusta has like 50,000 more people in the city limit and the metro is 200,000 people larger than Savannah.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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There is no Bangor, MD. Maryland has three very imperfect candidates for second city:

Frederick - Historic, prosperous, and substantially larger than Annapolis. Not totally independent of DC area.
Hagerstown - Smaller than Frederick but not part of another metro area. Weak economy. Not much bigger than Annapolis
Annapolis - Historic and extremely prosperous but tiny. Not a city at all in my opinion. Included in Baltimore metro area.

I would say that Maryland doesn't have a real second city. Maybe Frederick someday.

Salisbury, with an MSA of 125,203, is another contender. While smaller than Hagerstown and Frederick, it's still the largest city on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL and Orlando, FL
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Florida - Tampa
Strongly Disagree. In Florida it is most definitely Orlando for #2, not Tampa. I would classify Tampa as the #3 city in the state in the order as follows:

1. Miami
2. Orlando
3. Tampa
4. Jacksonville
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