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Old 11-08-2013, 12:42 AM
 
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...meaning that the city proper has a higher percentage of people working in managerial/professional occupations, with college degrees, per capita income exceeds the metro average etc.

In the US, Seattle and San Francisco come to mind.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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Definitely Washington, D.C. 11 out of the top 25 richest counties in the country are in the D.C. metro area.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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Any or many major metros in Europe........I'm not too sure if even SF and Seattle are cut and dry in that regard.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Pittsburgh
Cleveland
Toledo
Detroit
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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Any or many major metros in Europe........I'm not too sure if even SF and Seattle are cut and dry in that regard.
Yeah, there's plenty of variation in West Coast suburbs. Seattle has very working class suburbs(like those to the south like Federal Way or Kent down to Tacoma) and it has very professional class/yuppie suburbs like Bellevue and Redmond. Same with San Francisco, where you have the tech worker dominated Peninsula and Marin County but also working-class or poorer areas of the East Bay.

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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Any or many major metros in Europe........I'm not too sure if even SF and Seattle are cut and dry in that regard.
It isn't "cut and dry" in Europe either. For example, contrary to the myth there are many rich as well as poor suburbs of Paris and there are plenty of poor people in Paris proper as well.

My question in what metros are the suburbs as a whole more working class than the city proper, or where the city exceeds the metro average among the dimensions mentioned in the OP.

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Old 11-08-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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It isn't "cut and dry" in Europe either. For example, contrary to the myth there are many rich as well as poor suburbs of Paris and there are plenty of poor people in Paris proper as well.

My question in what metros are the suburbs as a whole more working class than the city proper, or where the city exceeds the metro average among the dimensions mentioned in the OP.
To be honest, I don't think that there is an area where this is the case in the US. Perhaps certain college town metros, but even then.......Even with San Fran, Marin County has a high median household income.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Pittsburgh
Cleveland
Toledo
Detroit
Wait, what?

Detroit has some of the richest suburbs in the U.S. Ever been to Bloomfield Hills? Detroit is the poorest major city in the U.S. Oakland County (the biggest suburban county of Metro Detroit) was the wealthiest major suburban county in the country until relatively recently.

And I think Cleveland is #2 in poverty rate., and has many rich suburbs on the East Side of town.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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Pittsburgh
Cleveland
Toledo
Detroit
Uhh . . . no. Nice sarcasm though.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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Seattle / King County

Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.8% / 45.7%
Per capita income: $41,695 / $38,313

Snohomish and Pierce counties (also in the metro), respectively have 28.4% and 23.6% with college degrees and have per capita incomes of $31,276 and $28,179.

Seattle (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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