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Old 04-10-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Every state has a primary city, the financial hub, the capital, or the largest city in the state, be what it may. Most states are easy, Chicago is Illinois' primary city, Denver is Colorado's primary city. But what about second cities? Every state has to have a runner up city, the second most important, second most visited, second most populous, second coolest, etc, whatever it is, share each state's SECOND city. You can do all 50 states or just the ones that interest you, just curious to see what people think. Have fun!

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 
Old 04-10-2015, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Illinois is hard. I would say probably Rockford or Peoria. But, truth be told, in terms of its cultural sphere of influence, and that nearly 700,000+ people live in the Illinois suburbs, I might be inclined to say St. Louis, Missouri.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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North Carolinas is definitely Raleigh. And this is very insignificant but the North Carolina sports teams is missing the NBA's Charlotte Hornets.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Alabama - Mobile
Alaska - Fairbanks
Arizona - Tucson
Arkansas - Fayetteville
California - San Francisco
Colorado - Colorado Springs
Florida - Tampa
Georgia - Augusta
Illinois - Springfield
Kansas - Wichita
Kentucky - Lexington
Louisiana - Baton Rouge
Michigan - Lansing
Minnesota - St. Paul
Mississippi - Biloxi
Missouri - Kansas City
Nebraska - Lincoln
Nevada - Reno
New Mexico - Santa Fe
New York - Rochester
North Carolina - Raleigh
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
South Carolina - Columbia
Tennessee - Memphis
Texas - Dallas
Virginia - Richmond
Washington - Tacoma
 
Old 04-10-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Connecticut - New Haven
Delaware - Dover
Hawaii - Hilo
Idaho - Coeur d'Alene
Indiana - South Bend
Maine - Bangor
Maryland - Annapolis
Massachusetts - Springfield
Montana - Missoula
New Hampshire - Nashua
New Jersey - Atlantic City
New York - Buffalo
North Dakota - Bismark
Oregon - Eugene
Rhode Island - Newport
South Dakota - Rapid City
Utah - St. George
Vermont - Rutland
Washington - Spokane
West Virginia - Huntington
Wisconsin - Madison
Wyoming - Casper

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Originally Posted by bawac34618 View Post
Georgia - Augusta
Going to have to disagree here, I think Savannah has a whole lot more notoriety.

Last edited by Desert_SW_77; 04-10-2015 at 11:08 AM..
 
Old 04-10-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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In California, it is the Bay Area. I wouldn't separate it down to just San Francisco, though it is the core of its region.

1. Greater LA
2. Bay Area
3. Sacramento / San Diego
4. Fresno
5. Bakersfield
 
Old 04-10-2015, 10:56 AM
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Location: Boston
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I'd say Springfield for MA!
 
Old 04-10-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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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?
 
Old 04-10-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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Originally Posted by bawac34618 View Post
Alabama - Mobile
Alaska - Fairbanks
Arizona - Tucson
Arkansas - Fayetteville
California - San Francisco
Colorado - Colorado Springs
Florida - Tampa
Georgia - Augusta
Illinois - Springfield
Kansas - Wichita
Kentucky - Lexington
Louisiana - Baton Rouge
Michigan - Lansing
Minnesota - St. Paul
Mississippi - Biloxi
Missouri - Kansas City
Nebraska - Lincoln
Nevada - Reno
New Mexico - Santa Fe
New York - Rochester
North Carolina - Raleigh
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
South Carolina - Columbia
Tennessee - Memphis
Texas - Dallas
Virginia - Richmond
Washington - Tacoma
I'd like to know your logic behind some of these. If Oklahoma City is Oklahoma's SECOND city, Then you must be assuming that Tulsa would be it's first. I don't know another soul on here that would carry that same logic.

Also I'd challenge that Lansing is Michigan's second city when it's metro area is less than half the size of Grand Rapids
 
Old 04-10-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Here's my list!

Alabama - Mobile
Alaska - Fairbanks
Arizona - Tuscon
Arkansas - Fort Smith
California - San Francisco
Colorado - Aspen
Connecticut - New Haven
Delaware - Wilmington
Florida - Tampa
Georgia - Savannah
Hawaii - Pearl City
Idaho - Nampa
Illinois - Peoria
Indiana - South Bend
Iowa - Davenport
Kansas - Witchita
Kentucky - Lexington
Louisiana - Baton Rogue
Maine - Bangor
Maryland - Annapolis
Massachusetts - Springfield
Michigan - Grand Rapids
Minnesota - St. Paul
Mississippi - Biloxi
Missouri - Kansas City
Montana - Helena
Nebraska - Lincoln
Nevada - Reno
New Hampshire - Concord
New Jersey - Atlantic City
New Mexico - Santa Fe
New York - Rochester
North Carolina - Raleigh
North Dakota - Fargo
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Tulsa
Oregon - Salem
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Rhode Island - New Port
South Carolina - Greenville
South Dakota - Sioux Falls
Tennessee - Memphis
Texas - Dallas
Utah - Provo
Vermont - Burlington
Virginia - Norfolk
Washington - Olympia
West Virginia - Wheeling
Wisconsin - Madison
Wyoming - Casper
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