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Old 11-18-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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They are both very close to each other. Mercer County joined NYC two years ago. What do you think?
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Not before San Diego joins L.A. and Milwaukee joins Chicago.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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The suburbs of both merged decades ago. The question is actually where do they Philly suburbs end and the NYC suburbs begin. People from New Jersey will debate that subject for hours.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Not before Baltimore joins D.C.'s metropolitan area, San Diego joins L.A. and Milwaukee joins Chicago.
What does "San Diego-Los Angeles" and "Milwaukee-Chicago" have to do with Philly and New York City combining into one metro area?
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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What does "San Diego-Los Angeles" and "Milwaukee-Chicago" have to do with Philly and New York city combining into one metro area?
Because all those cities are all pretty close to each other. Therefore, why wouldn't they join a CSA before Philly and NY? But the thing is, they most likely won't anytime soon because they've set themselves apart. Philly and NY even more so. Basically, I don't see Philly joining the NY CSA because proximity.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Finger Lakes Region, New York
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Not before San Diego joins L.A.
San Diego and Los Angeles will never merge as long as there's a gigantic marine corp base between the two.

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Old 11-18-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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The only way ANY two metro areas will combine into one CSA will be due to commuting patterns. That's how Census defines it. Distance, military bases, highways, etc., have nothing to do with it. What % of commuters travel from one area to the other every day for work? That's what matters.

I read somewhere that Burlington County NJ already cracked the 15% threshold commuting to NNJ. Maybe by next Census the whole thing will tip.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:17 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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The only way ANY two metro areas will combine into one CSA will be due to commuting patterns. That's how Census defines it. Distance, military bases, highways, etc., have nothing to do with it. What % of commuters travel from one area to the other every day for work? That's what matters.
But it wouldn't part of the NYC metro area, which would be the MSA. The MSAs joining is unlikely.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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Does Philly want to ? Most likely, no.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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It would probably improve Philly if it became a suburb of New York.
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