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Old 01-17-2009, 07:34 AM
Location: Cleveland
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All Im saying is that it makes no sense. Anybody could see this.

For two similar sized cities, look at the land area of the metros:
Cleveland Metro: 2,004 sq. miles
St. Louis Metro: 8,649 sq. miles

Your saying that this is right? I realize how metros are formed and calculated, but its obviously flawed. If you look at the populations alone, the average person would think St. Louis metro' and urban area was a good amount larger than Clevelands'. Until they realize that the St. Louis metro covers 4 times as much land area. Let me put this another way. St. Louis metro area covers more land area than the entire Chicago CSA. You agree with that?
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:33 PM
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Bogalusa should not be included in the New Orleans CSA. This is unrealistic and is not representative of interchange between the areas. There is not much commuting between the two and what commuting there is, is one direction only. No one goes to Bogalusa to work. In reality, there should not be a New Orleans CSA, but if absolutely necessary, combining Baton Rouge and New Orleans MSAs would be more realistic of the employment and idea exchange between areas.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:50 PM
Location: Chicago
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The definition of Metro extension is 25% commuting numbers to the core city, or something like that.
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
But then you're opening a whole can of worms. Austin and San Antonio have 80 miles between them, and it's certainly not all built up.

Baton Rouge is over 80 miles to New Orleans through swamps, and then you have another 80 miles from New Orleans up to Gulfport.

If you're looking at it that broad, then I would think the entire northeast should be a CSA, Chicago & Milwaukee, LA and San Diego, Portland & Seattle, Rickmond & DC, etc. etc. etc.

S.A. and Austin are 78 miles from downtown to downtown. Their urbanized area are about 20 minute drive apart, about 300,000 people live between both cities and growing. I use to commute between both cities daily. The traffic counts along I-35 between both cities are the highest in the nation for interstate 35. I'ts pretty much like a D.C/Baltimore marriage already, but not DFW.
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