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Old 10-17-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Don't you wish Connecticut had one Nep? I lived in one in Western Iowa for a few months back in the 80's. It was probably single handed the most miserable place in my life. It wasn't too far from Spencer, Iowa. Nothing to do, corn and farms as far as the eye can see, abandoned buildings in downtown, and a restaurant that were owned by an old German couple. The only thing in downtown was a small bank, a city hall about twice the size of my garage, post office, 1 tiny restaurant, and a bar. I don't want to mention the area only because I'd like people to guess. I have a feeling there's many areas like this not only in Iowa but the Midwest.
CT does have a micro area. Torrington (Litchfield County).
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: IN
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Yes, I lived in Concord, NH for awhile, it is a micropolitan county (Merrimack). The population is sizable, though, at nearly 150,000 in the county due to its large geographic size.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Gallup, New Mexico, as tiny as it is, has its own "suburbs".
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Pretty much every city in NY's southern tier is a micropolitan area. Even planet Ithaca has less than 50,000 residents.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Here's the map. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...C_Feb_2013.gif
Ithaca, NY (which I checked b/c I once lived there, too) is considered metropolitan.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Here's the map. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...C_Feb_2013.gif
Ithaca, NY (which I checked b/c I once lived there, too) is considered metropolitan.
I still think including Yates county as a member of any MSA is silly. Yates is covered in farms and small towns.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: IN
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I still think including Yates county as a member of any MSA is silly. Yates is covered in farms and small towns.
It is silly, but they base it off commuting patterns to the core cities in the MSA areas.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I still think including Yates county as a member of any MSA is silly. Yates is covered in farms and small towns.
Ithaca itself is in Tompkins County.
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Ithaca itself is in Tompkins County.
I know. I'm not sure what that has to do with Yates county...

Edit: I think I see why you are confused. I switched gears based on the map you presented. My comment is aimed at the Rochester MSA.

I figured the map opened the conversation up to a much broader spectrum.
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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It is silly, but they base it off commuting patterns to the core cities in the MSA areas.
I'll never understand it though. Schuyler is listed as a rural county yet we commute to Elmira for work and shopping often. By that logic Schuyler would be part of the Elmira MSA.

I have a weird case of Deja-vu about this topic too. haha
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