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Old 08-24-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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The Netherlands and West Germany is basically one big CSA. CSAs are very ridiculous.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:06 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I'm actually surprised it's so low. I know it's much higher in Europe.
I think you might be misinterpreting the intention of this thread. The OP is saying that 1/2 of the US population can be reached by only including these top metro areas. There are many, many more primary statistical metro areas in the US. This includes 35 additional ones in excess of a million residents.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:24 PM
 
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I think you might be misinterpreting the intention of this thread. The OP is saying that 1/2 of the US population can be reached by only including these top metro areas. There are many, many more primary statistical metro areas in the US. This includes 35 additional ones in excess of a million residents.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States
Some of the CSA's are the size of European countries. I've said this before, but media market is probably more indicative of a true metro and CSA. If you turn on your local news and you don't see the anchor city's affiliate, you don't live in that metro.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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I think you might be misinterpreting the intention of this thread. The OP is saying that 1/2 of the US population can be reached by only including these top metro areas.
Exactly. Thank you
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:27 PM
 
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Yes. i would have thought there was a much higher percentage living in the urban centers
If I were to include ALL urban centers, then of course, this would be true. I was just meaning to show, that out of the hundreds of urban centers in the country, it only takes 27 to reach 50% of the population.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:46 PM
 
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I think it doesn't make sense to consider these CSAs urban. These statistically CSAs comprise many areas that are quite rural and small town like.
It also doesn't make sense to compare it to Europe. The perception of what is urban, suburban or rural is completely different between the U.S. and Europe.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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Really shows the declining influence of small towns and rural areas.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:01 PM
 
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I think you might be misinterpreting the intention of this thread. The OP is saying that 1/2 of the US population can be reached by only including these top metro areas. There are many, many more primary statistical metro areas in the US. This includes 35 additional ones in excess of a million residents.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States


Still, compared to a place like say England, where fully 12% of the population is living in London alone, it's crazy to hear that even when you stack the 27 largest cities together, you only have half the population.
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:40 PM
 
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Still, compared to a place like say England, where fully 12% of the population is living in London alone, it's crazy to hear that even when you stack the 27 largest cities together, you only have half the population.

There is a huge drop after London though.
How many cities does it take to get to 50 % in England. Fyi, London takes up more than 12% of Englands population. It is more like 25%. England only has about 52M people. All of the UK only has about 65M people. So 13M out of 52M would be more like 25% of the population.

There is a huge drop from London to west Midlands and Manchester, then there is Yorkshire, then another huge drop.

The next 5 areas after London don't even add up to Londons population.

The next 5 cities after NY add up to over twice NYs population.


Here are the top areas in England:

1. London 13,709,000
2. Birmingham-Wolverhampton 3,683,000
3. Manchester 2,556,000
4. Leeds-Bradford 2,302,000
5. Liverpool-Birkenhead 2,241,000
6. Newcastle-Sunderland 1,599,000
7. Sheffield 1,569,000
8. Southampton-Portsmouth 1,547,000
9. Nottingham-Derby 1,543,000
10. Glasgow 1,395,000
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