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View Poll Results: Which city is most dissimilar to its state
NYC/New York 42 30.43%
Chicago/Illinois 50 36.23%
Miami/Florida 9 6.52%
Detroit/Michigan 9 6.52%
Memphis/Tennesee 5 3.62%
St Louis/Missouri 6 4.35%
Cleveland/Ohio 3 2.17%
Philadelphia/Pennsylvania 6 4.35%
New Orleans/Louisiana 8 5.80%
Voters: 138. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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This would be an interesting topic to discuss. Chicago, New York City, and Miami would be good contenders. The rest of those states have little in common with those cities.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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New York (specifically Manhattan) is a planet of its own.
The other boroughs tend to look like North Jersey and Long Island and a dose of Westchester.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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I'm pretty sure Atlanta is nothing like the rest of Georgia.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Oh and there is nothing unique about St. Louis. St. Louis and Kansas City are basically copies of each other. The only difference is that St. Louis has a slightly bigger downtown. Kansas City is a lot bigger though.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Oh and there is nothing unique about St. Louis. St. Louis and Kansas City are basically copies of each other. The only difference is that St. Louis has a slightly bigger downtown. Kansas City is a lot bigger though.

When you add the entire Metro east area from Godfrey IL to the north to Columbia IL to the south St. Louis is much larger than the entire KC/MO/KS statistical area.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I'd say many urban areas are waaay different than more rural parts of their respective states. I selected NYC but Atlanta, Detroit and Miami all qualify on this list. I'd say a city like Seattle also qualifies.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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When you add the entire Metro east area from Godfrey IL to the north to Columbia IL to the south St. Louis is much larger than the entire KC/MO/KS statistical area.

Well no one counts the East Area, so KCMO is bigger than St. Louis. But overall, St. Louis would not be considered the most unique city in the state of Missouri. There are few if any differences between Kansas City and St. Louis. Not to say both cities are exactly the same, as St. Louis is a tad bit more urban, and I only say a tab bit. Overall neither city unique enough to basically be different than the rest of the state.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I'm pretty sure Atlanta is nothing like the rest of Georgia.
Well you have a major urban area in a mostly rural state, so I can see how that could be. I don't see it though and I find that Atlanta looks a lot like the rest of Georgia only more urban.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I'd say many urban areas are waaay different than more rural parts of their respective states. I selected NYC but Atlanta, Detroit and Miami all qualify on this list. I'd say a city like Seattle also qualifies.
I guess that it depends on your criteria, but if you go by ethnic makeup, building construction, population density, etc some cities are probably mirrors of their states and some are completely different. I don't know the answer though.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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I'm going with Chicago here. Not a whole lot in common with downstate Illinois and I get the impression that many in Chicagoland seem to prefer Wisconsin over the rest of Illinois.
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