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View Poll Results: Milwaukee -vs- St.Louis
Milwaukee The Brew City 75 49.67%
St.Louis The Gateway to the West 76 50.33%
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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STLMetro, STL could conceivably be considered a college town.....how many colleges and universities are there?
How would STL rank against STL? Just sayin'.......
Not sure what this is supposed to mean.

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Milwaukee has one of the highest per capita student populations in North America, ranking 6th among U.S. and Canadian cities in number of college students per 100 residents, according to a January 2000 study from McGill University.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Not true, please look at what is considered a college town...

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If you wanted to compare Madison to a Missouri city, it would be a combination of Jefferson City (capital) and Columbia (college). As it is, Madison is a city of ~200K with a student population over 40K....

Like I said earlier, Missouri and Wisconsin are very comparable, not the blowout the original poster claimed it to be. Sure, people will say which one they like and why, but it's not NYC vs. Hannible here...
You're comparing Madison to two cities with a total population smaller than Madison's. Madison's population is over 223,000, with a metro of 550,000.
You can't compare a city to a combination of cities.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Not sure what this is supposed to mean.

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it was a typo that has been corrected.

http://www.stlrcga.org/x513.xml
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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I don't really see a comparison here.
Milwaukee is MUCH smaller than St. Louis and has a cute little downtown area. The areas around UWM remind me a lot of St. Louis and there is some very nice modern urban infil in the areas north of downtown.
Overall the number of entertainment districts, historic architecture, history, weather, etc etc etc trumps milwaukee. Mil towns 2 best selling points are it's proximity to Lake Michigan and the city of Chicago. As a 20 something I would and did pick st. Louis over Milwaukee.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:09 PM
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Location: Mequon, WI
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You're comparing Madison to two cities with a total population smaller than Madison's. Madison's population is over 223,000, with a metro of 550,000.
You can't compare a city to a combination of cities.
I would put Madison's metro at 480,000 not 550+ that's a stretch. Realistically Madison Metro is just Dane county. I know they include Columbia and Iowa county but that is a huge stretch. It's all farm land and Dane County isn't all urban either outside of Madison it's farmland. Madison city is 232K
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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I don't really see a comparison here.
Milwaukee is MUCH smaller than St. Louis and has a cute little downtown area. The areas around UWM remind me a lot of St. Louis and there is some very nice modern urban infil in the areas north of downtown.
Overall the number of entertainment districts, historic architecture, history, weather, etc etc etc trumps milwaukee. Mil towns 2 best selling points are it's proximity to Lake Michigan and the city of Chicago. As a 20 something I would and did pick st. Louis over Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is MUCH larger than St. Louis - Milwaukee is 602,000 and St. Louis is 354,000 - where do you get that Milwaukee is smaller. Milwaukee's metro is smaller, but it also adjoins with Chicago's metro.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:51 PM
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Location: Mequon, WI
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Milwaukee is MUCH larger than St. Louis - Milwaukee is 602,000 and St. Louis is 354,000 - where do you get that Milwaukee is smaller. Milwaukee's metro is smaller, but it also adjoins with Chicago's metro.
Also Milwaukee's Metro at 2m and STL at 2.8m basically the same.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: 46201
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Mil towns 2 best selling points are it's proximity to Lake Michigan and the city of Chicago. As a 20 something I would and did pick st. Louis over Milwaukee.
As a 20 something I would pick Milwaukee over STL in a heartbeat. There is much, much more to Milwaukee than Lake Michigan.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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I would put Madison's metro at 480,000 not 550+ that's a stretch. Realistically Madison Metro is just Dane county. I know they include Columbia and Iowa county but that is a huge stretch. It's all farm land and Dane County isn't all urban either outside of Madison it's farmland. Madison city is 232K
Everywhere I look online, that's what it says - 550,000+
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Milwaukee is MUCH larger than St. Louis - Milwaukee is 602,000 and St. Louis is 354,000 - where do you get that Milwaukee is smaller. Milwaukee's metro is smaller, but it also adjoins with Chicago's metro.
You are comparing STL City, which in order to make a proper comparison, should include STL City AND County.
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