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Old 11-03-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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I grew up in an urban area of 90,000.

Concidering something like 80% of Americans grew up in metro areas, and over half of the country is from an urban area of more than 1,000,000; yes, it is rare to be from a small town.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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When I left home in '75 the population there was around 3,000. Although the town itself has shrunk, the head-count is now 5,000.

And the funny thing is, in high school I could have very well been the one voted for Least Likely to Leave Home. (LOL!!!) As it turned out, a large chunk of the kids from well-to-do families stayed in the area. Many of them ventured into farming and have made very a comfortable living for themselves.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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my town has a population of about 1,800

Ditto for my rural town and smaller is my desire.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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The majority of your town's population was under 20 years old. That seems unusual.
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Not really. Most small towns that have a high school may have kids from 4 or 5 other smaller towns in the area that go there. I live in a town of 1200 and the school enrollment is 1700. Usually graduate around 125 kids per class, with a few of the lower grades being much larger than usual the last couple of years.

So, yes I am from a smaller town as well.
Right, were a school of 4 combined small towns.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I grew up in an urban area of 90,000.

Concidering something like 80% of Americans grew up in metro areas, and over half of the country is from an urban area of more than 1,000,000; yes, it is rare to be from a small town.
Probably a dumb question, but what exactly is considered to be a "metro area"?
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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In general, a metro area is a large city and it's surrounding suburbs. Wikipedia is a good site where you can learn about these various terminologies. Look up the nearest large city to you and it will usually define what's included like the metro area consists of the following 9 counties...
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