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View Poll Results: Jacksonville vs. Louisville
Jacksonville, FL 22 52.38%
Louisville, KY 20 47.62%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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That is not true. I have seen many interracial couples in Knoxville and Nashville. Heck, I saw a lesbian couple in Sevierville, TN and no one batted an eyelash! I can also tell you that interracial is not the norm here either but it is common.
Well, I am wasting my time trying to argue this topic with the 'Kentucky Belle' ROTFLMAO. You win!!!
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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I've always considered Louisville to be Southern, too. But some very vocal people in the Louisville forum seem determined to prove that Louisville is really Midwestern, and I can see their point in some aspects.
I've known many a native of Louisville over the years...they sure seemed Southern to me.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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I've known many a native of Louisville over the years...they sure seemed Southern to me.
You're preaching to the choir here. But head on over to the Louisville forum and see what they have to say on the subject.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:27 AM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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I voted for Louisville. I love Jacksonville's downtown and proximity to the Ocean but Louisville has very charming urban neighborhoods outside of downtown, a great waterfront park, and if I want to head back to my hometown (Hampton Roads, VA) i can stay straight on I-64 as opposed to dealing with the nightmare of I-95.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Certainly!!! Jax has nearly 800 sq/miles of land and 800,000 people . Here is a list of select cities with their populations and land area.

San Francisco 800,000......47 sq/miles
Atlanta 520,000.....131 sq/miles
Charlotte 700,000......280 sq/miles
Miami 362,000.....35 sq/miles

All of these above listed cities would have well over 1 million people if they covered 800 sq/miles like Jax does. Jax is not very big where it counts.
I think the best way to look at it is using urbanized area population. I don't have immediate access to the latest figures, but I do know that Jacksonville is comparable to its 2nd tier Southern peers when using that criterion.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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I think the best way to look at it is using urbanized area population. I don't have immediate access to the latest figures, but I do know that Jacksonville is comparable to its 2nd tier Southern peers when using that criterion.
UA measures non-stop sprawl of a city/area unfortunately. This is one of the main reasons it is not a heavily used measure.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Calling it southern (in my book) would be an insult to what I saw. No offense to the south, but no city in the south embraces interacial couples quite like Louisville. NONE!!!
That doesn't make sense. At most, it would be an anomaly, but this one characteristic doesn't disqualify it as Southern altogether.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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UA measures non-stop sprawl of a city/area unfortunately. This is one of the main reasons it is not a heavily used measure.
But it's a consistent measure across the board, whereas city populations are arbitrary, especially when talking about consolidated cities like Jacksonville. And as big as Charlotte is, there is much sprawl contained even within the city limits.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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That doesn't make sense. At most, it would be an anomaly, but this one characteristic doesn't disqualify it as Southern altogether.
I hate to beat this dead horse but I know what I am talking about on this one. I'll just leave it at that.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I hate to beat this dead horse but I know what I am talking about on this one. I'll just leave it at that.
I still don't see how that would disqualify Louisville as Southern anymore than Atlanta having a higher than usual gay population would disqualify it as Southern. Doesn't make sense to me at all. And I've visited myself and actually did notice more interracial couples than I'd usually see over this way (it was actually just across the border in Indiana), but it still felt Southern to me.
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