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View Poll Results: Pittsburgh vs Minneapolis
Pittsburgh 80 41.88%
Mineeapolis 95 49.74%
Both pretty much the same 16 8.38%
Voters: 191. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-13-2015, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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At the end of the day metro Pittsburgh is losing population while metro MSP gains.
How does this make Minneapolis/St. Paul better than Pittsburgh? Nobody has yet to establish this for me.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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How does this make Minneapolis/St. Paul better than Pittsburgh? Nobody has yet to establish this for me.
Generally when a city is losing population, that means that people are moving away en masse. No idea why they would be doing that in Pittsburgh. It seems like a great place to live (as is MSP).
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Generally when a city is losing population, that means that people are moving away en masse. No idea why they would be doing that in Pittsburgh. It seems like a great place to live (as is MSP).

Well, you're pretty misinformed. People aren't moving away from the Pittsburgh area en masse, or at all. That happened more than 30 years ago when the steel industry collapsed. As a result Pgh had an older population for most of the past 30 years, but now the demographics have changed and more people are moving in than leaving. The population has stabilized.

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Old 06-14-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Generally when a city is losing population, that means that people are moving away en masse. No idea why they would be doing that in Pittsburgh. It seems like a great place to live (as is MSP).
They aren't leaving Pittsburgh en masse. The people who left 20 to 40 years ago also took away their children leaving fewer births in the area currently with a high death rate leading to more deaths than births, similar to what is going on in some parts of Europe.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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To be fair, I never set out to diss Pittsburgh or even trash the city. It's unfortunate that many of you "homers" get all bent out of shape when comparing. At the end of the day I feel Minneapolis-St Paul is just a metro of a higher caliber. It's not to say that Pittsburgh is not a nice city. I would say maybe you are more comparable to Austin, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma or Charlotte, NC. Throw in Des Moines and Omaha and you are looking nice. Maybe those are match ups in the appropriate class?
AHA AHA, yeah sure. You really don't have a clue.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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I would take Pittsburgh any day. Minne seems to squeaky clean to me
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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I would take Pittsburgh any day. Minne seems to squeaky clean to me
Minneapolis is relatively squeaky clean actually, what are you saying.. you prefer a grittier city?

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Old 06-14-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Generally when a city is losing population, that means that people are moving away en masse. No idea why they would be doing that in Pittsburgh. It seems like a great place to live (as is MSP).
They're not doing that in Pittsburgh, though. Here's the real problem:



On the other hand, notice how more people are moving in than out.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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Minneapolis is relatively squeaky clean actually, what are you saying.. you prefer a grittier city?
yep
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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yep
I'm not so sure, those old Norwegians will shiv you with a lefse stick and tell you bad jokes as you lie there dying. Old world style tough. Even the Italians won't touch them.
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