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Old 11-07-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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Considering what has happened to them in the past half-century, I'd say St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo all qualify. The population losses since 1950 or so make them seem "mid-sized" now, although they may not be regarded as such, in terms of perceptions...
Buffalo is less than half the size of St. Louis and Pittsburgh though, population wise. So that's a strange grouping of metros.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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Buffalo is less than half the size of St. Louis and Pittsburgh though, population wise. So that's a strange grouping of metros.
Iím thinking they might have been going by city proper. However, Buffalo is right next to the most concentrated area in Canada in terms of population. So, it is in close proximity to more amenities than people may realize. http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=10852

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Horseshoe
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Smallest cities I consider major
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Savannah, Georgia
- Birmingham, Alabama

Largest cities I dont consider major

- Reno, Nevada (they even admit themselves they're the "biggest LITTLE city in the world")
- Mobile, Alabama
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Jackson, Mississippi
- Boise, Idaho
- Amarillo, Texas
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:28 PM
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Smallest cities I consider major
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Savannah, Georgia
- Birmingham, Alabama

Largest cities I dont consider major

- Reno, Nevada (they even admit themselves they're the "biggest LITTLE city in the world")
- Mobile, Alabama
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Jackson, Mississippi
- Boise, Idaho
- Amarillo, Texas
I wouldn't consider any of those cities major
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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Smallest cities I consider major
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Savannah, Georgia
- Birmingham, Alabama

Largest cities I dont consider major

- Reno, Nevada (they even admit themselves they're the "biggest LITTLE city in the world")
- Mobile, Alabama
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Jackson, Mississippi
- Boise, Idaho
- Amarillo, Texas
Not one of these is a major city.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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Not one of these is a major city.
The title of the thread is what you "consider" major. Meaning it's all relative. Feel free to apply your own definition but there's no need to state the above toward another posters opinion.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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It is more a geographical question that a size one. For example, Tucson is fairly populous, but is more of an outlier to Phoenix, so I wouldn't consider it major. Albuquerque, on the other hand, and though similarly sized as Tucson, dominates its region for hundreds of miles in each direction, though it also has a much larger metro than Tucson. And certainly, there are cities far less populous than Albuquerque and Tucson that I would consider major, like Cleveland, Atlanta, Miami, and Salt Lake City.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:11 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I never dreamed Grand Rapids Metro is aporoximately 1.3 million people. Until the last year or so, for decades I was thinking Grand Rapids was about the same size or little smaller than Fort Wayne and South Bend.

I always thought Toledo and Dayton was at least 1 or 2 tiers larger than Grand Rapids, but apparently, that's not the case as both those metros are less than a million. Grand Rapids metro is about twice the size of of the Toledo metro and about half a million larger than the Dayton metro.

Go figure.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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I never dreamed Grand Rapids Metro is aporoximately 1.3 million people. Until the last year or so, for decades I was thinking Grand Rapids was about the same size or little smaller than Fort Wayne and South Bend.

I always thought Toledo and Dayton was at least 1 or 2 tiers larger than Grand Rapids, but apparently, that's not the case as both those metros are less than a million. Grand Rapids metro is about twice the size of of the Toledo metro and about half a million larger than the Dayton metro.

Go figure.
So Grand Rapids is the smallest city you consider major? Or is Grand Rapids the biggest city you don't consider major?

You often cite your surprise of Grand Rapids metro population. I can't tell if you've actually ever been to Grand Rapids, and if you had was it after say 2011. Or if perhaps you just don't always have a good gage of the feel of a city? If you think South Bend(a city who's metro area contains less than half the residents of GR's urban area) would be relatively the same size.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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It is more a geographical question that a size one. For example, Tucson is fairly populous, but is more of an outlier to Phoenix, so I wouldn't consider it major. Albuquerque, on the other hand, and though similarly sized as Tucson, dominates its region for hundreds of miles in each direction, though it also has a much larger metro than Tucson. And certainly, there are cities far less populous than Albuquerque and Tucson that I would consider major, like Cleveland, Atlanta, Miami, and Salt Lake City.
Wrong. ABQ does not have a much larger metro than Tucson. In fact, the Tucson MSA is larger than the ABQ MSA.

2017 Estimates:

Tucson MSA - 1,022,769
ABQ MSA - 910,726
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