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Old 12-20-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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It won't be long before Aurora outflanks Denver in terms of population. And I think there is a very good argument that Aurora is beginning to surpass Denver in terms of cultural, economic, and perhaps even political influence.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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It won't be long before Aurora outflanks Denver in terms of population. And I think there is a very good argument that Aurora is beginning to surpass Denver in terms of cultural, economic, and perhaps even political influence.
Though right now, Denver has a population of 600,000, 4 pro sports teams(5 if you count MLS), the Colorado State Capitol, and the majority of the cultural institutions in the metro area including museums, performing arts venues, and nightlife.

Aurora has a population of 325,000 and an Air Force base... Seems like it stil has a way to go.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Though right now, Denver has a population of 600,000, 4 pro sports teams(5 if you count MLS), the Colorado State Capitol, and the majority of the cultural institutions including museums, theatres, and nightlife in the the Denver area.

Aurora has a population of 325,000 and an Air Force base... Seems like it stil has a way to go.
Gotta say that it looks like there is no real downtown to Aurora either (please correct me if I am wrong, never been to the Denver area really)... It kind of looks like sprawl to me, sorta like Denver's own OC. Not sure you want it to outgrow Denver.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I realize that El Paso is a separate metro area from Ciudad Juarez. But just for fun: If the two cities were located in the same country, they'd both be part of the same metro area. So it's interesting to note that Juarez actually surpassed the city of El Paso in population way back in the 1960's. Is Juarez a suburb of El Paso? Depends on who you ask.
Similarly, San Diego is a separate metro area from Tijuana for the same reason. Tijuana, which is faster-growing than it's American counterpart, is said to have surpassed the city of SD in population early this year.
Just something to think about.

You are correct, both are international metro areas. SD-Tijuana is over 5 million people, which should put significant real world clout as you have 2 global cities right there

San Diego

San Diego should probably in this case, be viewed in the same tier as cities like Dallas-Ft Worth, Atlanta, and Miami...but it often isn't on this board...

El Paso-Juarez is 2.3 million people.
El Paso

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Old 12-20-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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Passed up by what city?
By its suburbs.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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The original question of this thread was, are there any examples of a city that was surpassed in population by ONE of its own suburbs. So, in the case of Sacramento, I was asking which ONE of its suburbs has a higher population than the city of Sacramento? I don't think any of them has come even close.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:14 PM
 
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By its suburbs.
Sac has a pop of about 490,000. The most populous suburb is Elk Grove with 160,000. Not even close. Though the unincorporated areas of Sacramento city is probably about 300,000 or so.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Sac has a pop of about 490,000. The most populous suburb is Elk Grove with 160,000. Not even close. Though the unincorporated areas of Sacramento city is probably about 300,000 or so.
How would they be in the city of Sacramento but also be in unincorporated areas?
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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It won't be long before Aurora outflanks Denver in terms of population. And I think there is a very good argument that Aurora is beginning to surpass Denver in terms of cultural, economic, and perhaps even political influence.
If you google Aurora CO, a little map of Aurora's City Limits come up and they have a ton of open land, they really could pass up Denver
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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For a small metro area, Queensbury has more people than Glens Falls: Queensbury, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Glens Falls, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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