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View Poll Results: Best Mid-sized City in the US
Augusta, Georgia 1 1.25%
Cary, North Carolina 2 2.50%
Wichita, Kansas 0 0%
Richmond, Virginia 2 2.50%
Tulsa, Oklahoma 3 3.75%
Wilmington, Delaware 0 0%
Jackson, Mississippi 0 0%
Birmingham, Alabama 1 1.25%
Columbia, South Carolina 2 2.50%
Glendale, California 2 2.50%
Salt Lake City, Utah 2 2.50%
Portland, Oregon 4 5.00%
Boulder, Colorado 2 2.50%
Savannah, Georgia 2 2.50%
Charleston, South Carolina 4 5.00%
Souix Falls, South Dakota 1 1.25%
Minneapolis, Minnesota 5 6.25%
St. Louis, Missouri 2 2.50%
Greenville, South Carolina 0 0%
Huntsville, Alabama 1 1.25%
Lexington, Kentucky 2 2.50%
Knoxville, Tennessee 2 2.50%
Grand Rapids, Michigan 0 0%
Omaha, Nebraska 4 5.00%
Albuquerque, New Mexico 8 10.00%
Des Moines, Iowa 5 6.25%
Little Rock, Arkansas 1 1.25%
Durham, North Carolina 0 0%
Boise, Idaho 1 1.25%
Cincinnati, Ohio 1 1.25%
Plano, Texas 0 0%
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1 1.25%
Mobile, Alabama 0 0%
Macon, Georgia 0 0%
Norfolk, Virginia 1 1.25%
Providence, Rhode Island 6 7.50%
Hartford, Connecticut 2 2.50%
Fargo, North Dakota 1 1.25%
Tacoma, Washington 0 0%
Chattanooga, Tennessee 6 7.50%
LaFayette, Louisiana 1 1.25%
Katy, Texas 2 2.50%
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:13 AM
 
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I voted Hartford. The downtown is absolutely beautiful and there are lots of nice suburbs.

I also really like the culture and natural surroundings of Albuquerque and Asheville.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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I based the poll on the population of the city proper. I always placed Omaha and Albuquerque as large cities, hence a population of 400,000. I'll make some edits.
Well Albuquerque City Proper is: 518,271
Albuquerque-Rio Grande Valley Metro: 835,120

The metropolitan area hasnt quite hit a million yet so most people consider it as a mid-sized city.. than a large city like san jose that has 989,496 and a metro of 7,264,887
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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I'd also argue that Minneapolis doesn't belong on the list. It isn't really a mid-sized city...
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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I'd also argue that Minneapolis doesn't belong on the list. It isn't really a mid-sized city...

Well why dont you think it belongs on the list?
The Minneapolis City Proper has: 369,051

I think of a city of 50,000-200,000 should be under a smaller city category
and a city of 300,000-500,000 should be a middle sized city category
and a city of 600,000-so on.. should be considered a larger city category
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:30 AM
 
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Because it just doesn't seem to be on the same tier as the other cities.

The fact that it's combined with SP makes the city feel MUCH larger than many of the others on the list.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I based the poll on the population of the city proper. I always placed Omaha and Albuquerque as large cities, hence a population of 400,000. I'll make some edits.
I actually agree with this logic. So I'm sad to see us put on the list. I remember seeing a picture thread of medium sized cities and Omaha was not included for good reason.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Minneapolis's metro is 3.2 million, thats large. And how is Katy, TX mid sized? It has a population of 11,000

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yeah, Minneapolis/St. Paul has a metro of several million and I believe is in the top 20 in the US population wise. I'd throw them a notch up. I'd say a mid-sized city is something with a metro of around 500k through a million-ish. I'd say anywhere from Lincoln, NE to Richmond, VA (I think 1.2 million) counts.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I guess we're REALLY REALLY gonna stretch the meaning of 'mid-size' here since Portland oregon has 567,000 people and Katy, TX has around 11,000.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: South Central PA
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I based the poll on the population of the city proper. I always placed Omaha and Albuquerque as large cities, hence a population of 400,000. I'll make some edits.
your method of calculation is flawed, since Pennsylvania cities (exception of pittsburgh and philly) are unable to annex surrounding areas. Resulting for example according to your calculation of Harrisburg having a 50k population, while in reality the MSA is 600k, putting it in mid sized city range.

That's why you have no PA mid sized cities.
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