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Old 10-05-2019, 01:34 AM
 
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Its surprisingly how far away the Washington DC area spreads. Some counties in West Virginia are still considered part of Greater Washington for some reason. Some counties in Pennsylvania are technically classified as part of the New York City metro.

New Orleans has a large sphere of influence, even as far as Biloxi, Mississippi. Though true NO city residents don't even consider Hammond and Ponchatoula to be part of the New Orleans area.
It is the part that is in the state's Eastern Panhandle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter...tistical_areas
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Dallas is the city for people from as far as the Texas Panhandle, West Texas east of the mountains, Oklahoma, and parts of Louisiana, Kansas, and Arkansas.

Houston is the big city for the Rio Grande Valley, Southeastern Texas, and Southwestern Louisiana.

In Texas, I think Dallas has a bigger hinterland.
Kansas????
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:43 AM
 
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Raleigh is the major city for basically Eastern NC, so nearing 4 million or so I suppose.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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Orlando is a textbook example. The city itself has a population of around 280K, slightly larger than St Petersburg FL. The "metro area" which is supposedly reliant to the existence of Orlando as part of the MSA is tabbed at 2.5 million in population and covers over 4000 square miles.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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Orlando is a textbook example. The city itself has a population of around 280K, slightly larger than St Petersburg FL. The "metro area" which is supposedly reliant to the existence of Orlando as part of the MSA is tabbed at 2.5 million in population and covers over 4000 square miles.

4,000 sq mi isn’t uncommon among metropolitan areas. Louisville’s MSA for example is over 4K sq mi and it sits at about 1.3 million. Atlanta’s is double that size. I’d have to do a more specific comparison which will take some time, but I’d be willing to bet that the square mileage of Orlando’s MSA is right about average.

That and it’s border with the Tampa Bay Area restricts really from being a super center regarding “hinterlands”. I think it’s right about where it should be.
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:11 AM
 
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4,000 sq mi isn’t uncommon among metropolitan areas. Louisville’s MSA for example is over 4K sq mi and it sits at about 1.3 million. Atlanta’s is double that size. I’d have to do a more specific comparison which will take some time, but I’d be willing to bet that the square mileage of Orlando’s MSA is right about average.

That and it’s border with the Tampa Bay Area restricts really from being a super center regarding “hinterlands”. I think it’s right about where it should be.
4000 square miles isn't uncommon however those city centers have a much larger footprint. Downtown Orlando is tiny and in terms of jobs/commerce accounts for somewhere in the neighborhood of 5%-10% of the entire MSAs output.
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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If "large" means area, then I think that it's Denver. It's the main city for about 300 miles in all directions. Maybe 400.
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:52 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In metro New York City, when people say they're going into "the city" they almost always mean Manhattan -- and not Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, or the Bronx.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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The City

Boston: NE CT, MA, RI, NH, ME, NH
New York City: NY, North NJ, NE PA, SW CT
Philadelphia: East PA, NJ Inner Philly Suburbs
San Fran: Most of Northern/Mid California
Chicago: Illinois, Iowa, NW Indiana
Miami: SW FL

From what Ive heard.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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So more I'd throw in... Toronto, Detroit, San Francisco, Phoenix and New Orleans.
New Orleans...don't see it as "THE City" when its lost tens of thousands of residents since the 1960s. Many of them have headed west to Houston or east to Atlanta. Northern Louisianans lean more toward Dallas/FW.

Detroit is not as bad because many who left the city just moved to the suburbs and it gets people from Canada as well as all over Michigan.
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