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Old 11-02-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Everybody I see on here is from a big city, or at least a suburb of a big city. I grew up in a small town of around 1,200 and my graduating class had 70 people. Yet "small town" on this forum is classified as 20,000. Is this a rarity? Or are more people on here actually from small towns?
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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The majority of your town's population was under 20 years old. That seems unusual.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:38 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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America has more small towns than large ones. Just look under any state and you will see the size of the towns listed.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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You're not alone. I'm from a town of about 3,000 (which isn't *that* small, anyway - all the neighbouring villages are smaller). My graduating class had 85 or something like that.

But I'm pretty sure that at least 80% of the American population lives in "urban areas" as defined by the census.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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My town is about 400.

Class of 42 people.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:20 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Everybody I see on here is from a big city, or at least a suburb of a big city. I grew up in a small town of around 1,200 and my graduating class had 70 people. Yet "small town" on this forum is classified as 20,000. Is this a rarity? Or are more people on here actually from small towns?
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The majority of your town's population was under 20 years old. That seems unusual.
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.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I was born in a town of 56...yes they changed the sign when I was born to 57.
The largest town before Orlando I lived in was Peoria, Ill.
Before that the average was 3,000.

When we retire we refuse to look at a town with more that 10K in the population.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Wow- you guys come from cities! LOL- I think there are roughly 4,000 people that live on my island, and most of the graduating classes have less than 40 kids- my sons 4th grade has 17 kids total. I had 35 in my graduating class (1990).
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:35 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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I grew up near a town of about 200 with a graduating class of 21. And this was less than 2 decades ago!
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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my town has a population of about 1,800
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