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View Poll Results: What is the minimum population a city can have to be considered a "real city"?
500,000 38 36.89%
1 million 24 23.30%
2 million 15 14.56%
3 million 4 3.88%
Other 22 21.36%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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My hometown of 25,000 people is officially a "city of the third class" according to the state of PA.

PA has one "city of the first class" which is Philadelphia.

They are both cities.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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400,000 city proper
1,500,000 metropolitan area
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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400,000 city proper
1,500,000 metropolitan area
Is this an 'and/or'?

Otherwise Minneapolis, Cleveland, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, etc don't make the cut. And cities like New Orleans don't meet either metric.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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Pedestrian-centric is hipster and recent??? Have you ever left the US???
Truth
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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City of Weeki Wachee, population about 8, I have heard of smaller cities though
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: The South
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I can think of cities with less than 100,000 people that are more like "cities" than "cities" with 500,000 people.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Town - Under 150,000
Small City - 151,000-350,000
Medium City - 351,000-800,000
Large City - 801,000-1,800,000
Huge City - 1,801,000-18,000,000
New York Sized City - 18,001,000-Above
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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When it comes to small cities, there is sometimes a debate over what is a "real city" or simply a large town. What is your definition and what is the smallest a place can be (metro population) to be considered a real city?
Just to be safe I'm going to say 8.24 million people...
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Just to be safe I'm going to say 8.24 million people...
Then only three US cities/metro areas would qualify.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Then only three US cities/metro areas would qualify.
That's how half of CD feels.
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