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Old 02-25-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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Does anyone know where I can find out what the most average US city is? A few years ago, it was Littleton, CO. And another year it was Colombus, OH. And another time it was Hollywood, FL.

I am trying to find out what city marketers go to when they want to test out their products. What city best sums up Middle America? Any ideas???
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I'd say Louisville & Kentucky in general because both are a combination of the South and Midwest both culturally and economically. In terms of population growth and income, Louisville is right in the middle of the pack, much better than the Clevelands of the world be far behind the Atanta's and Las Vegas;s
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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Hey, thanks for your reply. May I ask where you got your data?
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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What data?

Louisville's metro area is on pace to grow 10-13% from 2000 to 2010

Louisville ranks 97th / 67th for median income out of 280 metro areas

Here is a link for income Highest-income metropolitan statistical areas in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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I'd say Louisville & Kentucky in general because both are a combination of the South and Midwest both culturally and economically. In terms of population growth and income, Louisville is right in the middle of the pack, much better than the Clevelands of the world be far behind the Atanta's and Las Vegas;s
Sorry but Louisville can't even hold anything to Cleveland. Cleveland is a much better city.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Sorry but Louisville can't even hold anything to Cleveland. Cleveland is a much better city.
I was talking about population growth, Cleveland's metro area is losing Louisville's is growing by 1+% a year. I know it is a bigger city
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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I was talking about population growth, Cleveland's metro area is losing Louisville's is growing by 1+% a year. I know it is a bigger city
True, if you add Akron/Canton though we have a growing metro, and the Cleveland metro has shown strong signs of growth. Cleveland also never annexed like Louisville did. I am just saying Cleveland has a much larger economy and more diversity in culture. I am pleased where both are going with their construction though. Last month Cleveland passed the 4.3 billion dollar mark in construction just in downtown.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I guess....no scientific basis though....

Charlotte, NC
Kansas City, MI
Indianapolis, IN
Atlanta, GA
Des Moines, IA
Colorado Springs, CO
Tampa, FL

Sioux Falls, SD
Boise, ID
Reno, NV
OKlahoma City
Nashville, TN
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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how about kansas city, missouri? it kind of seems SMACK DOWN in the middle of the country and pretty much AVERAGE in every other way.

there's middle america, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Sioux Falls
Omaha
Wichita
Springfield
Dayton

I guess I call these cities "average" because they are so BORING!
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