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Old 12-14-2016, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Pittsburgh's second largest municipality is Penn Hills. It has a population over 40,000.
Thank you! I had difficulty finding out that for some reason.
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Considering actual municipalities, DC isn't too far behind; outside of DC itself, Alexandria is the only incorporated municipality over 100K in the MSA.
That's true as well.
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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What are we considering a large? For example, there's no city that comes close to Chicago's size (2.7 million) in Chicagoland, but Aurora (200,000), Joliet (148,000), and Naperville (147,000) would all be big cities if placed in other metros.
Naperville's growth was strictly suburban, a once small community that grew by leaps and bounds as the ultimate center for corporate relocation in Chicagoland, fueled by its masses annexations, hard by the high tech I-88 corridor.

Both Joliet and Aurora were long standing edge cities; much of their growth has been to develop surrounding real estate into new suburban Chicago subdivisions. Indeed both Naperville and Aurora competed for the same land between the two for expansion and some of the best-off parts of Aurora have residents who prefer to say they live in Naperville.

It's hard to imagine, but Evanston, which peaked at about 80,000 was the largest city in the IL portion of Chicagoland, even well after the mid-point of the 20th century.
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Can we give the Bay Area the honor of being the best example of the opposite of this category. Three major cities, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are part of the region and others, obviously Berkeley, also offer considerable size.
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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New York MSA: Second largest city, Newark, NJ. 3.2% of the principal city.

Los Angeles MSA: Second largest city, Long Beach. 11.8% of the principal city.

Chicago MSA: Second Largest city, Aurora. 7.3% of the principal city.

Dallas MSA: Second largest city, Fort Worth. 64.0% of the principal city.

Houston MSA: Second largest city, The Woodlands. 4.8% of the principal city.

Washington MSA: Second largest city, Arlington, VA. 34.0% of the principal city.

Philadelphia MSA: Second largest city, Camden, NJ. 4.8% of the principal city.

Miami MSA: Second largest city, Hialeah. 54.7% of the principal city.

Atlanta MSA: Second largest city, Sandy Springs. 22.7% of the principal city.

Boston MSA: Second largest city, Wooster. 27.9 of the principal city.

San Francisco MSA: Second largest city, Oakland. 48.4% of the principal city.

Phoenix MSA: Second largest city, Mesa. 30.1% of the principal city.

Inland Empire MSA: San Bernardino is 67.0% of Riverside. Riverside is 8.1% of Los Angeles.

Detroit MSA: Second largest city, Sterling Heights. 19.5% of the principal city.

Seattle MSA: Second largest city, Tacoma. 30.3% of the principal city.

Twins cities MSA: Second largest city, St. Paul. 73.2% of the principal city.
Warren is slightly bigger than Sterling Heights. Technically, the largest city in the Detroit area is right across the river from downtown Detroit... Windsor (population 210,890).
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:27 PM
Status: "Bye Bye Warriors" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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To be honest, I think it's kind of a stretch to include Joliet or Aurora in Chicago's metro. I know that they're included in the MSA because they meet the 25% commuting threshold, but they're pretty far-flung.
Are you stuck in 1976? There is contiguous sprawl from Chicago all the way to these towns.
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Old 12-17-2016, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Agreed, and The Woodlands is the only other city/area in the Greater Houston MSA that has anything that resembles its own skyline. Galveston is the only other real "urban" center in this area but has a limited potential for population growth due to the small area the island has for development., but I would love to see Galveston grow and develop a nice midrise skyline for itself with a permanent population of around100k. Everything else including Sugarland with its U of H campus, Museums and minor league baseball is still typical suburbia(not that , that is bad) but it is what it is.



While The Woodlands, has the only real skyline like you said, Katy has Energy Corridor spillover into the Greater Katy area. Which means almost all of Katy's tallest buildings are hospitals.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/En...!4d-95.6446606
and other Suburbs have similar things.






Also, Buckeye- The second biggest city in the Houston area is Pasadena, Texas. But since it is right next to Houston no one considers it a suburb, and just sees it as an extension of Houston TBH, since the city limits sprawl past Pasadena.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ho...!4d-95.3699112
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Old 12-17-2016, 06:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Houston, Austin and SA definitely cheat on this one. Their huge city limits include tons of areas that are essentially suburbs. Because of this, neither city has a uniform look. DFW is really the only metro in the state with the setup of core cities completely hemmed in by distinct municipalities. The five largest cities in the metro are all 200K+

El Paso could be another example. It shares a metro with Juarez, Mexico, which is actually the larger city of the MSA.

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Old 12-18-2016, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Are you stuck in 1976? There is contiguous sprawl from Chicago all the way to these towns.
well, of course you're right. Of all the edge cities that once surrounded Chicago: Waukegan (north), Elgin (northwest), Aurora (west), Joliet (southwest), and Kanakakee (south), only Kanankee isn't part of the endless-sprawl-of-congesstion that links the other 4 to the mass that is Chicagoland.

Of course, a Peotone Airport would, if ever built, make Kankakee equally part of the whole
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