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Old 12-09-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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Then why is it so ingraved in people's heads to think larger city pops=More importance. Using that logic El Paso would be one of the most important cities in america.
on this forum I don't think they do, most people go by metro pop, then to get more technical we gauge density in comparable square mile areas to see which is actually larger.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Largest Urbanized Areas With Selected Cities and Metro Areas
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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Even that is wrong though in terms of how big a city actually looks/feels/is. Having Miami at 4? SF at 13?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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You guys are confusing bragging rights with importants. You are a retard if you think city limits are meaningless. Metro area may be a more meaningful method of gauging city bragging rights but you are showing your ignorance if you think city populations are meaningless


Federal funding is dependent on city pop. political clout, organization, etc etc is dependent on city population. So just looking at it on a which has more to brag about level, Boston or Jacksonville, then metro is the measure. In terms of funding for certain projects jacksonville will win out.

anyway, city limit population is what it is, and important measure for finding and representation. It is not meaningless, but cant be forced to gauged importance in the way some make it out to be
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Then why is it so ingraved in people's heads to think larger city pops=More importance. Using that logic El Paso would be one of the most important cities in america.
As far as my experience on C-D, city limit population is usually cited in order to manipulate the debate over a metro's importance or to prop up a flawed argument. There's one poster on here, for instance, that continues to crow about Charlotte's pre-eminence over Atlanta because the former has a larger city population. The rest of us just sit back and chuckle.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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I like the urbanized area because it is based on census tracts rather than arbitrary county borders. I also like media market because it gives a feel for how influential a city is beyond its metro borders.
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