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Old 08-17-2019, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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In most of our states, the premiere, highest profile city is usually the largest. There would be no question on..

Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago, Illinois
New York, New York
New Orleans, Louisiana
Seattle, Washington
Denver, Colorado

I would be hard pressed to pick the premiere city in Ohio with its three C's. But that state would be the closest to where the biggest city (Columbus) may not be considered as prime as Cleveland or Cincinnati.

I'd see California as a state having two premiere cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, arguably the best example of two on the top in the nation.

Neither St. Louis nor Kansas City can claim Missouri. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania's largest city and highest profile one; Pittsburgh is not up there despite a solid 2nd place.

So are there any cities that fit the description I gave? Perhaps the best examples might be seen in foreign nations. Again, this is just a judgement call, but I would consider the following smaller of the two being the premiere city (comparing metro areas is fair game too) And, yes, each is just a judgement call on my part:

Rio de Janiero over Sao Paulo: Brazil
Tel Aviv (metro) over Jerusalem (metro): Israel
Barcelona over Madrid: Spain
Milan (metro) over Rome (metro): Italy

What US states have their premiere city (or metro) lower in population than another instate city (or metro)??
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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Miami or Miami Beach over Jacksonville.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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Miami or Miami Beach over Jacksonville.
God I hope people donít realistically consider Jacksonville the largest city in Florida simply because itís borders are coterminous with its county.

.....city pop is worthless.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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OP did ask about “city” population and/or largest (size), not MSA or county so based on following, yes:

http://worldpopulationreview.com/sta...lation/cities/

I’m with you in terms of premiere but if we are sticking with the exact definition of largest city....



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God I hope people don’t realistically consider Jacksonville the largest city in Florida simply because it’s borders are coterminous with its county.

.....city pop is worthless.

Last edited by elchevere; 08-17-2019 at 05:30 PM..
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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San Francisco: California's premiere city
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Santa Fe is almost synonymous with New Mexico among many people but it ranks fourth in size.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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I think a lot of folks consider Madison the premier city in Wisconsin and not Milwaukee.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Santa Fe is almost synonymous with New Mexico among many people but it ranks fourth in size.
This is an interesting one. I'm not sure if it is considered the "premiere" city over Albuquerque or not but I imagine it could be for a lot of people.

When I think of New Mexico I think of Albuquerque but somebody who is arts oriented or is into rich resort towns probably goes with Sante Fe. Or maybe somebody in the public sector because of government.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Nashville falls into this category although it is about to eclipse Memphis if it hasn't already in city category.

Both Carolina's fall into the same category as Missouri and Ohio in which you have multiple cities with significant reach in the state, but neither separates itself as the premier city.

I would and a lot of people outside of Kentucky consider Louisville to be the premier city, but a lot of Kentuckians probably consider Lexington to be that. Probably for the same reasons that some consider Madison and not Milwaukee to be the premier in Wisconsin.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Montana isn't known for having cities, so I think people not from the Mountain West who don't travel much would associate it more with the capital city they had to memorize in school - Helena - than with Billings. Missoula probably also has more of a presence, with UM located there.
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