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View Poll Results: What do you think of when you hear Tri-Cities?
NC (Raleigh) 11 22.92%
NC (Greensboro) 2 4.17%
ON (Ketchener) 0 0%
CA (Oceanside) 0 0%
CA (Fremont) 1 2.08%
BC (Coquitlam) 0 0%
PA (Allentown) 2 4.17%
NY (Albany) 1 2.08%
WA (Kennewick) 6 12.50%
TX (Beaumont) 0 0%
TN (Johnson City) 13 27.08%
MI (Saginaw) 1 2.08%
IL (St. Charles) 0 0%
NY (Binghamton) 2 4.17%
NH (Dover) 0 0%
VA (Petersburg) 1 2.08%
CO (Firestone) 0 0%
OK (Newcastle) 0 0%
MI (Grand Haven) 1 2.08%
VA (Williamsburg) 0 0%
OR (Tri-City) 1 2.08%
Other 1 2.08%
Don't think of anything 5 10.42%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-24-2017, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Boston
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It is amazing how overused “tri cities” is. I voted for Johnson City area because I live in Tennessee. I am sure everyone will vote for the one they are familiar with.
I live in Boston but voted for Johnson City since it's the first one that came to mind, probably because that name has been used for the area for a very long time.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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These are the ones that have wiki articles about them titled as Tri-Cities, or some variant of it.

Tri-Cities, BC
Tri-Cities, ON
Tri-Cities, IL
Tri-Cities, MI
Tri-Cities, NE
Tri-City, OR
Tri-Cities, TN
Tri-Cities, VA
Tri-Cities, WA
Tri-Cities, WA (MSA)
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Seems like these are the winners so far.

WA (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland)
TN (Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol)
NC (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill)

Lets take a look at the distances between the cities.

Washington
Kennewick-Pasco: 4 miles
Kennewick-Richland: 10.3 miles
Pasco-Richland: 12.3 miles

Tennessee
Kingsport-Johnson City: 23.2 miles
Kingsport-Bristol: 22.9 miles
Johnson City-Bristol: 25.0 miles

North Carolina
Raleigh-Durham: 24.5 miles
Raleigh-Chapel Hill: 28.3 miles
Durham-Chapel Hill: 11.2 miles
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:38 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Ok, thanks. I only did it by adding city proper population since some of these cities are not part of their own MSA such as the one in BC. Also the WA one is pretty unique in that the MSA is officially reffered to as Tri-Cities, most of the others are pretty famous enough with their own city name such as Albany and Raleigh.
But did you include the Bristol VA population in your TN tri-cities? I don't know how technical you want to get but most of the time Bristol residents don't see themselves as belonging to separate cities (unless we are talking about gov't. services)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsp...atistical_Area
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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But did you include the Bristol VA population in your TN tri-cities? I don't know how technical you want to get but most of the time Bristol residents don't see themselves as belonging to separate cities (unless we are talking about gov't. services)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsp...atistical_Area
Oh I didn't realize there were two Bristol's. And no I didn't add it in. So if the two Bristol's are to be considered as one it would be;

TN - Johnson City - Kingsport - Bristol: 163,552 (66,677 + 52,806 + 44,069), (27,109+16,960)
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Oh I didn't realize there were two Bristol's. And no I didn't add it in. So if the two Bristol's are to be considered as one it would be;

TN - Johnson City - Kingsport - Bristol: 163,552 (66,677 + 52,806 + 44,069), (27,109+16,960)
That's a very, very low number for the metro population. If you consider the "balance" of the core counties, Sullivan and Washington, TN, plus smaller counties like Carter, Hawkins, and southwest VA counties, you're up to roughly a half million for the CSA.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I voted for TN because it's the one I'm most familiar with but also because it's the name of their airport!
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:47 PM
 
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I voted for Raleigh-Durham, but I honestly didn't know what the third city was. I've heard it being referred to as the triad, but then its just always Raleigh-Durham.

So Chapel Hill is the third city or is Cary?
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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No mention of Columbus-Starkville-West Point, MS? (I believe it's actually called the Golden Triangle).
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I voted for Raleigh-Durham, but I honestly didn't know what the third city was. I've heard it being referred to as the triad, but then its just always Raleigh-Durham.

So Chapel Hill is the third city or is Cary?
It's actually referred to as the "Triangle" with the "Triad" being another NC area (Greensboro, Winston-Salem an High Point). The Triangle is made up of Raleigh (NC State), Durham (Duke) and Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill). It got its name from those 3 research universities forming a triangle within this region. The whole area is known as the Triangle or Research Triangle. The CSA is now over 2 million people.
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