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Old 01-25-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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It's easier to wrap your head around the towns and cities in the Boston area than in many other metros because town governments have completely divided up New England and it hasn't changed in 100 years. No county government, no "townships", no cities surrounded by other townships, no annexation. Just towns carved up based on how they were settled.

Then you see a map and realize just how hard it is to try to count. Maybe about 200 on this map, but it only includes towns in Mass and the Boston metro stretches into other states.

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Old 01-25-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I am in a distinct minority: I live in proximity to very few suburbs. My city has more than 85k in it, and that population largely comprises a county that is almost the size of Connecticut. There are only 3 other incorporated towns, in fact, in the entire county.

The attached maps shows dot densities of areas in proximity. If you leave the city, within 5 miles there is nothing, in terms of buildings, north or west. I think this is more indicative of the desert southwest than other regions of the country, where there are sustained rural communities within 5-10 miles of each other.

How many suburbs in your urban area?-lc-suburbs.jpg
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: western Centennial, CO
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I'll list off what I think are Denver's suburbs (with the exception of itty bitty towns):
Huh, I never realized OKC had so few. Or that Denver had so many!
For Denver, I think you meant Cherry Hills Village instead of Cherry Hills North. If we're counting incorporated cities we'll subtract Ken Caryl area Evergreen and Highlands Ranch, change Castle Pines to Castle Pines North and then add a couple of those little bitty ones you were talking about: Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Mountain View, Lakeside, Jamestown, Ward, Nederland, Bennett, Deer Trail, Foxfield, Kiowa, Central City, Blackhawk, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Silver Plume, Larkspur. I think that will cover it for the counties!
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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I live in a metro area of less than 500,000, and we have about 15 or 16 suburbs. It is hard for our suburbs to become more dense, as they demand ever larger lot sizes. They will not even allow development on lots that were created back in the 1930's, effectively rendering those lots as worthless.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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It's a bit difficult to determine the amount of suburbs in the Duluth - Superior metropolitan area. Hermantown certainly stands out as one, and probably Proctor too, although the City of Proctor is probably more "urban" on average than the City of Duluth! Farther out, the "suburban" areas encompass several townships without incorporated cities - Canosia, Solway, Thomson, Gnesen, Fredenberg, etc. Some of these have seen a lot of growth in recent years - for example, Thomson Township, known best for its "census-designated place" of Esko, has 5,003 people, up from 4,361 in 2000.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill CSA
Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Person, Wake Counties

Primary Cities:
Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill

Other Incorporated Cities:
Angier, Apex, Benson, Bunn, Carrboro, Centerville, Clayton, Coats, Dunn, Erwin, Four Oaks, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldston, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Kenly, Knightdale, Lilington, Mebane, Micro, Morrisville, Pine Level, Pittsboro, Princeton, Rolesville, Roxboro, Selma, Siler City, Smithfield, Wake Forest, Wendell, Youngsville, Zebulon

Unincorporated (or) Census-Defined Places:
Bynum, Efland, Fearrington, Governor's Club, Rougemont, White Cross

Bold are true suburbs or exurbs. The others are rural towns/communities, or sizable towns close to, but slightly apart from the metro core.
While it's quite large, Cary is not a primary city. It's just a huge suburb of Raleigh with 140,000 people.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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LA has way too many, especially if you count Orange County, Inland Empire, and Ventura counties.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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We have St. Louis City (the urban core), and St. Louis County. STL county has 91 municipalities, which is crazy for its size. This doesn't count the more exurban counties, such as St. Charles County, which has 350,000 people in a large number of municipalities.

St. Louis County has 91 municipalities and 9 unincorporated census-designated places:
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MunicipalityPopulationTotal Area (mi2)Population Density/sq miAffton20,5354.584,480.1Ballwin31,2838.953,494.6Bella Villa6870.15,468.3Bellefontaine Neighbors11,2714.42,573.2Bellerive2540.4713.0Bel-Nor1,5980.62,555.5Bel-Ridge3,0820.83,799.0Berkeley10,0634.92,040.6Beverly Hills6030.16,882.0Black Jack6,7922.72,553.3Breckenridge Hills4,8170.85,890.1Brentwood7,6931.93,948.4Bridgeton15,55015.21,067.1Calverton Park1,3220.43,154.5Castle Point4,5590.76,653.9Champ120.814.4Charlack1,4310.35,463.1Chesterfield46,63532.71,485.4Clarkson Valley2,6752.7995.1Clayton16,0612.55,164.4Concord16,6895.53,027.0Cool Valley1,0810.52,244.1Country Club Hills1,3810.27,761.7Country Life Acres810.1725.5Crestwood11,8633.63,296.2Creve Coeur16,50010.11,628.9Crystal Lake Park4570.14,787.5Dellwood5,2551.05,108.2Des Peres8,5924.41,954.3Edmundson8400.33,018.0Ellisville9,1044.32,094.1Eureka7,67610.1763.7Fenton4,3606.4710.7Ferguson22,4066.193,620.6Flordell Hills9310.18,111.7Florissant51,81211.74,442.4Frontenac3,4832.91,221.3Glasgow Village5,2340.95,649.3GlencoeGlendale5,7671.34,474.6Glen Echo Park166-0.15,416.5Grantwood Village8830.81,054.1Greendale7220.23,480.3Green Park2,6661.41,909.0GroverHanley HillsHazelwood26,20615.881,649.9Hillsdale1,4770.34,226.3Huntleigh3231.0324.4Jennings15,4693.74,193.3Kinloch4490.7616.5Kirkwood27,3249.232,961.3Ladue8,6458.6414.0Lakeshire4,3872.282,160.0Lemay17,2154.53,959.0Mackenzie137-0.15,316.5Manchester19,1615.03,834.6Maplewood9,2281.55,963.8Marlborough2,2350.29,829.4Maryland Heights25,75621.391,204.4Mehlville28,8227.363,913.6Moline Acres2,6620.64,720.6Normandy5,1531.82,826.3Northwoods4,6430.76,545.7Norwood Court1,0610.17,783.2Oakland1,5400.62,545.7Oakville35,30916.082,196.4Olivette7,4382.82,667.5Overland16,8384.43,842.8Pagedale3,6161.23,003.8Pasadena Hills1,1470.25,044.0Pasadena Park4890.15,506.5Pine Lawn4,2040.66,942.5Richmond Heights9,6022.34,191.5Riverview3,1460.83,932.5Rock Hill4,6091.14,190.0Sappington7,2872.62,850.5Shrewsbury6,6441.44,655.4Spanish Lake21,3377.52,900.4St. Ann13,6073.14,352.8St. George1,2880.26,949.0St. John6,8711.44,825.8Sunset Hills8,2679.0915.3Sycamore Hills7220.15,249.0Town and Country10,89411.9916.8Twin Oaks3620.31,403.8University City37,4285.886,363.1Uplands Park4600.16,904.3Valley Park6,5183.22,156.2Velda City1,6160.29,872.7Velda Village Hills1,0900.19,235.6Vinita Park1,9240.72,628.7Vinita Terrace2920.14,722.9Warson Woods1,9830.63,352.6Webster Groves23,2305.903,937.5Wellston2,4600.92,732.6Westwood2840.6453.7Wilbur Park4750.17,882.2Wildwood32,88466.03498.0Winchester1,6510.26,723.0Woodson Terrace4,1890.85,346.2
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:44 AM
 
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Allegheny County 745 sq.mi. (Pittsburgh) = 147
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma City:
Norman
Edmond
Moore
Nichols Hills
The Village
Bethany
Warr Acres
Midwest City
Del City
Yukon
Mustang
Choctaw
Arcadia
Jones
Spencer
Forest Park
Nicoma Park
Harrah
Newcastle
Blanchard
Goldsby
Noble
Purcell
Lexington
Washington
El Reno
Piedmont
Union City
Newalla
Luther
Warwick
Wellston
Chandler
Meeker
Davenport
Stroud
Guthrie
Crescent
Langston
Cimarron City
Cedar Valley
Amber
Chickasha
Ninnekah
Tuttle
Minco
Pocasset

I listed 47. So, maybe around 50-60? That's including all 7 counties of the OKC metro.
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