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Old 11-08-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The City of Shoes and Booze
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I know many cities have suburbs in other states, but I mean more concentrated population centers. For example, the Illinois side of the St. Louis area has about 550,000 residents living in the metro area. This number is fairly large, but compared to the 1.9 million or so living on the Missouri side, this number seems tiny.
Actually Illinois has 700,000 and the Missouri side has 2.1 million, but still like you said very one sided.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Many major cities rest near the borders of other states and... the metro areas of cities such as New York and Kansas City to name a few have a large population across state lines in the states of New Jersey and Kansas respectively. Why do you think that is?
The 10th Amendment allows states to be their own little countries as long as they follow federal guidelines (i.e. the Constitution), essentially.

It would seem like there is a significant difference between living in a city in Nevada that borders:

Arizona
California
Idaho
Oregon
Utah;

And living in a city that borders a different state (previously mentioned).

Doesn't it?



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And what are some other metro areas that have a substantial amount of residents located in multiple states?
Louisville, Kentucky. Many people that live in New Albany, Clarksville and Jeffersonville would NOT consider "going to the city" as heading up North to Indianapolis.

In fact... People living in New Albany, Clarksville and Jeffersonville, IN might consider the next closest "City" to be Cincinnati, OH!

Come to think of it...

Is there any "suburb" that can claim acess to two other States cities before their own State's metropolitan area?

That is, an Indiana "surrounding area/suburb" identifying with/frequenting Kentucky and Ohio cities before an Indiana one?
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Charlotte has burbs in SC.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Large cities near a border aren't necessarily going to be stopped by a border. Suburbs will form around even if they form in other states.

Some maybe not as named yet.

Omaha has suburbs in Iowa.
Fort Smith, Arkansas metro extends into Oklahoma so might have suburbs there.
Louisville, Kentucky has suburbs in Indiana.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Iowa.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Oklahoma.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Indiana.html

Perhaps more unusual the metro-area of Buffalo, New York is near/overlapping Niagara Falls, Ontario's metro. I've heard El Paso, Texas be called a "suburb" of Juarez, Mexico.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City is perhaps the most balanced, seamless multi-state metro in the country.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Many major cities rest near the borders of other states and most of the time the metro area population is concentrated in state that the city is located in. However, the metro areas of cities such as New York and Kansas City to name a few have a large population across state lines in the states of New Jersey and Kansas respectively. Why do you think that is? And what are some other metro areas that have a substantial amount of residents located in multiple states?
Oftentimes it's an accident of geography, transportation and "natural" borders. Rivers are frequently used as borders, and many cities sprung up on rivers because they served as transportation hubs. Also, some metropolitan areas just plain grew until they crossed over a state line, mostly because transportation infrastructure has improved. A century ago, Wisconsin was a two-day trip away from Chicago. Now you can get from Chicago to Kenosha in under an hour.

As for metros extending into other states, there's almost too many to count. NYC extends into NJ and CT; Chicago into IN and WI, and probably MI within one or two census cycles; Cincinnati into KY and IN; St. Louis into IL; Kansas City into KS; Memphis into MS and AR; Portland into WA; Spokane into ID; Philly into NJ and DE; and so o.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: classified
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Minneapolis-St. Paul also has a few suburbs/exurbs in Wisconsin.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Chattanooga has most of its suburbs in GA.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I always thought it was strange that there were two Kansas Cities and the bigger one by far was in Missouri.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: 304
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Martinsburg, WV has suburbs in other states. (VA, MD, DC)
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