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Old 10-18-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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MSP is called ‘the Cities’ for people across MN and parts of Iowa, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. It has tons of people there who grew up in the upper Midwest, went there for college and stayed.

Chicago’s pull starts around Madison.
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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Default Curious but absurd

I understand what you are saying but this whole idea of "the city" seems like it's just not worth chasing.
Sure there are people in rural areas which have no large city nearby. If those people need something that only is found in a large city then they will have to travel to that city to get it. One thing that comes to mind is an international airport, but there could be many other reasons for using the nearby city. BTW that term is usually used when referring to New York City. NYC is the official "The City" So I guess you could say. "How many people would travel to "the city" because it is the most convenient local airport for them to fly out of. This could be quantified.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:08 PM
 
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I understand what you are saying but this whole idea of "the city" seems like it's just not worth chasing.
Sure there are people in rural areas which have no large city nearby. If those people need something that only is found in a large city then they will have to travel to that city to get it. One thing that comes to mind is an international airport, but there could be many other reasons for using the nearby city. BTW that term is usually used when referring to New York City. NYC is the official "The City" So I guess you could say. "How many people would travel to "the city" because it is the most convenient local airport for them to fly out of. This could be quantified.
Cities absolutely have cultural catch basins.

Like for example people from Rochester will claim wings and Beef of Weck as “our thing” along with Buffalo. Despite not being in the MSA or CSA.

Maine gets NECN for all purposes a Boston news station broadcast in Maine.

NH ski mountains stay in Buisness by the skies that come from Boston.

Just like the Ocean City or Lewes is “the beach” for Washington DC Eashington is the City for then.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:06 PM
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Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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I've periodically been surprised to meet Alaskans in Seattle that have traveled south for medical treatment that's not available in Alaska.



One way of measuring cultural hinterlands is through sports fandom?

https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...fandom/379729/
Oh, another thing. WTF was this mapmaker thinking with the color scheme for the Broncos, Chiefs, and Bears?
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:24 PM
 
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Atlanta.
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:41 PM
 
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Atlanta is the city for a lot of people. Basically the entire northern half of Georgia, eastern Alabama, out nearly to Augusta in Georgia, the westernmost counties of North Carolina, and into South Carolina almost to Greenville.

Metro area of 6 million but probably the city for close to 10 million.

Charlotte probably has a 75 mile catchment area. It goes out much further to the east and to the northwest.

TV market areas are still very important for this. Even in South Carolina, Charleston is “the city” for probably 10 additional counties beside Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester. Williamsburg, Georgetown, Colleton, Orangeburg, Beaufort, Hampton, the southern part of Orangeburg, Clarendon, and Allendale.

All of those counties get TV stations from there.
Don't forget the FL panhandle!
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