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View Poll Results: Minneapolis vs. Houston
Minneapolis 75 59.06%
Houston 52 40.94%
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Unread 09-14-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by jluke65780 View Post
LOL! What's even funnier is Houston is 579 sqm and Minneapolis is 54 sqm.
Lol, Houston is the bigger city, a high density for a physically large city.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Originally Posted by BlackOut View Post
Here's a list:

America's Most Literate Cities in 2008
1. Minneapolis
2. Seattle
3. Washington D.C.
4. St. Paul
5. San Francisco

America's Most Literate Cities of 2008
Now you're being very misleading. According to the link YOU provided, Minneapolis is tied with Seattle.

Here's the list as it appears on the Central Connecticut State University website:
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The Top 10
Minneapolis, MN 1.5
Seattle, WA 1.5
Washington DC 3
St Paul, MN 4
San Francisco, CA 5
Atlanta, GA 6
Denver, CO 7
Boston, MA 8
St Louis, MO 9
Cincinnati, OH 10.5
Portland, OR 10.5
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Unread 09-14-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jjacobeclark View Post
Now you're being very misleading. According to the link YOU provided, Minneapolis is tied with Seattle.

Here's the list as it appears on the Central Connecticut State University website:
Good catch. I need to be a little more careful. Thanks.

Minneapolis had actually topped Seattle in 2007.
America's Most Literate Cities
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Unread 09-14-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jluke65780 View Post
LOL! What's even funnier is Houston is 579 sqm and Minneapolis is 54 sqm.
Ouch.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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That is actually quite amazing that Minneapolis has that high a concentration of Somalis. It is also good that you pointed out that Oromo is an ethnic group in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a country not an ethnic group, so that would make Ethiopian a nationality. The irony is that Somali is both a country and an ethnic group, there is also concentrations of them in Ethiopia. I wonder if Minneapolis has a high concentration of Somalis or just a high amount. Depending on that, Houston could have more Somalis than Minneapolis.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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I would be reading a lot too if I had 8 months of winter. love those record lows too (w/o windchill)

−41 jan
−40 feb
−32 march
2 april
18 may
34 june
43 july
39 august
26 september
10 october
−25 november
−39 december
Here are Houston's highs....

85 jan
87 feb
96 march
94 april
98 may
101 june
104 july
106 august
101 september
96 october
90 november
84 december

I was actually quite surprised that Chicago's record low temps were so much warmer than Minneapolis. It just never seemed like Minneapolis was that far away from us.... The lows are between 10 and 30 degrees warmer depending on the month in Chicago.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Here are Houston's highs....

85 jan
87 feb
96 march
94 april
98 may
101 june
104 july
106 august
101 september
96 october
90 november
84 december

I was actually quite surprised that Chicago's record low temps were so much warmer than Minneapolis. It just never seemed like Minneapolis was that far away from us.... The lows are between 10 and 30 degrees warmer depending on the month in Chicago.
Those are our highs, but it rarely ever gets above 100.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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Default Minneapolis..

...in LESS than a heartbeat; one of the most liveable cities in the nation.

I usually combine Minneapolis with St. Paul, and they should be combined for statistical purposes, and comparisons.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
Here are Houston's highs....

85 jan
87 feb
96 march
94 april
98 may
101 june
104 july
106 august
101 september
96 october
90 november
84 december
Those are not normal highs.

Average highs:
Jan 63
Feb 67
Mar 74
Apr 79
May 86
June 91
July 94
Aug 93
Sept 89
Oct 82
Nov 73
Dec 65

Average lows:
Jan 45
Feb 48
Mar 55
Apr 61
May 68
June 74
Jul 75
Aug 75
Sept 72
Oct 62
Nov 53
Dec 47
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Unread 09-15-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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To be fair, those aren't average lows for Minneapolis either. But I still pick Houston. Has more for what I"m looking for. Could live in Minneapolis though.
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