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Old 01-21-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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I was just writing about suburbs, and realized how Chicago has a TON compared to other places. Phoenix on the other hand only has a couple dozen.

How many incorporated places are in your urban area?

In the core Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, Will and Lake County Indiana area there are roughly 320 incorporated cities, towns and villages. There are hundreds of other unincorporated little towns and areas, as well as 77 official community areas within Chicago. Probably over 450 suburbs, along with the 77 official areas within the city itself. Most suburbs are between 10,000 and 80,000 people.


Back where I grew up, Des Moines, Iowa had 13 incorporated suburbs right up against the city limits. My hometown of Iowa City had 2.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: The City
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I am not sure how I could even tell, most are very small here area wise either boroughs, towns, or townships - there are ton, most are below 10K and many only a few square miles - PA has really small municipalities outside of the Philly especially in the southeastern part of the state. Townships on the Jersey seem a little bigger area-wise overall
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The City
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CD will map them all

http://www.city-data.com/city/Pennsylvania2.html
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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It depends on how you view them. We have plenty of small suburban villages, "hamlets" and towns(aka townships in other parts of the country), but many times people go by the community on the zip code. So, for instance, when people say they live in a suburb like Liverpool in my area, they could live in zip code in the village of Liverpool, the town of Salina or the town of Clay that states that it is "Liverpool"(either 13088 or 13090). This should help explain all of this: Onondaga County, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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I don't even want to count:

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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No idea. More than 500, but probably less than 1,000.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Phoenix only has about 21 (Surprise, El Mirage, Youngtown, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Glendale, Peoria, Carefree, Cave Creek, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Guadalupe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Apache Junction). Almost all of the Phoenix area is in Maricopa County, although there has been some spillover into Pinal County.

Some of these suburbs are extremely large in land area - Buckeye, for instance, is larger in land area than the entire city of New York.

Tucson only has 4 suburbs that are actually incorporated towns (Marana, Oro Valley, South Tucson and Sahuarita). The entire Tucson area, with the exception of one 55+ community (Saddlebrooke), is in Pima County.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Damn, the NYC metro area must have like 700(+/-) of them.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Detroit has a fairly large metro area for a city its size.

Center Line, Eastpointe, Fraser, Grosse Pointe Shores, Memphis, Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, Richmond, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Armada, New Haven, Romeo, Armada Township, Bruce Township, Chesterfield Charter Township, Clinton Charter Township, Harrison Charter Township, Lenox Township, Macomb Township, Ray Township, Richmond Township, Shelby Charter Township, Washington Township, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Angelus, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Novi, Oak Park, Orchard Lake Village, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Walled Lake, Wixom, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Leonard, Milford, Ortonville, Oxford, Wolverine Lake, Allen Park, Belleville, Dearborn, Heights, Dearborn, Flat Rock, Garden City, Gibraltar, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Melvindale, Plymouth, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Wayne, Westland, Woodhaven, Wyandotte.

Those are just the main 'burbs. There are many more.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/DetroitMSA.PNG (broken link)
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: MN
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Over 300 I believe.
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