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Old 07-25-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Originally Posted by bawac34618 View Post
I would consider it a small metro. Kansas City, Charlotte, Indianapolis, etc are mid-sized. OKC is probably the least urban city its size in the country and therefore punches significantly below its weight. Tulsa and Omaha are both more urban and feel larger than OKC does. It's a tier below Memphis, Louisville, Jacksonville, etc and two tiers below Kansas City in my opinion.
LOL Tulsa absolutely does not feel more urban or larger than OKC, nor does OKC punch significantly below it's weight. Ridiculous.

 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: California x North Carolina (soon)...
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Raleigh and Oklahoma City are not comparable. Raleigh is much larger. Raleigh's urban area is the same size as the entire Oklahoma city metro.

Raleigh (Triangle) pop. 2.2 million
Oklahoma City Metro pop. 1.3 million.

Oklahoma is a a decent size city however, but in no way is it a "BIG" city...
Raleigh isn't 2.2 million. And I've become a bit of a Raleigh supporter, but this is not an accurate depiction of how Raleigh feels or performs as a city...

Cities within a 20% radius of Raleigh's size, that Raleigh does not feel larger than: Buffalo, Richmond, and Memphis, three cities I am familiar with that absolutely do not feel smaller than Raleigh. And I find it very difficult to believe to believe that Jacksonville, New Orleans, or Salt Lake feel smaller than Raleigh...

I have been to Rochester and Birmingham and those are the only two cities that feel smaller than Raleigh. If OKC isn't a "big" city, theres no way you expect anybody to think Raleigh--not The Triangle but Raleigh--is a big city...
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:14 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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The fact the OKC even has an NBA team is a travesty (Yes I'm a bitter Sonics fan)
I've never even been to that part of the country, and even I hate it...
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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Raleigh isn't 2.2 million. And I've become a bit of a Raleigh supporter, but this is not an accurate depiction of how Raleigh feels or performs as a city...

Cities within a 20% radius of Raleigh's size, that Raleigh does not feel larger than: Buffalo, Richmond, and Memphis, three cities I am familiar with that absolutely do not feel smaller than Raleigh. And I find it very difficult to believe to believe that Jacksonville, New Orleans, or Salt Lake feel smaller than Raleigh...

I have been to Rochester and Birmingham and those are the only two cities that feel smaller than Raleigh. If OKC isn't a "big" city, theres no way you expect anybody to think Raleigh--not The Triangle but Raleigh--is a big city...

Raleigh and the Triangle are synonymous,just like OKC's metro. Wake county's (Raleigh) population is around 1.1 million people. Most of that population immediately surrounds the city. Urban Areas or UA is the best measurement of a city's general size. Raleigh is larger than OKC. It is what it is.
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Much of that 620 sq mi is rural. The central loop has a density of about 5,000/sq mi.

And, according to the Census Bureau, OKC's entire urban area (from 2010) is 411 sq mi.
What's the population of the central loop and the sq mileage?
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:30 PM
 
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And KC isn't a "big city" in my view.
Totally agree. KC just feels bigger than OKC. KC thinks its a big city. It's not
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Any metropolitan area with at least 1,000,000 population is a major metropolitan area.
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:33 PM
 
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Any metropolitan area with at least 1,000,000 population is a major metropolitan area.
I agree but OKC doesn't feel like a big city. It feels smaller than every metro in the 1-1.5 million range. Way less urban too
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:50 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Any metropolitan area with at least 1,000,000 population is a major metropolitan area.
Eh... not really. Not "MAJOR"...
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Originally Posted by Spade View Post
What's the population of the central loop and the sq mileage?
About 57,000 (from the 2010 census) in ~11 sq mi which is 5,182/sq mi, I took out the Fairgrounds and industrial areas on the perimeter for a truer number.

It'll be a bit higher today since the 57,000 figure is from 7 years ago.
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