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Old 03-16-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: virgin island
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1.How to make a City?
2.What are the requirements to make a City?
3.How many population to become a City?
Any one share idea

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Old 03-16-2009, 10:15 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I believe city status is determined by the laws of the state. When I lived in Ohio, the threshold to apply for city status was a population of 5,000. Below that, an incorporated area was considered a "village." Other states have different terms for small incorporated areas, but AFAIK, the determining factor to qualify for city status is always population.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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There's not a magic population where a town becomes a city. In some areas, 15 thousand people is a lot and would constitute a city. In other areas, 15 thousand people would be a small town.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:34 PM
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This Wikipedia article's "United States" section says "In the United States (USA), the definition of cities (and town, villages, townships, etc.) is a matter of state laws and the definitions vary widely by state." It goes on to provide some examples, like in Pennsylvania, a city must have at least 10,000 residents, while in North Dakota there is a city with a population of 5.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Yeah "cities" depend on population to a degree, but mainly set up and form of government. To give you an example of how confusing it can be, the CITY of Portland, Maine has a population of about 63,000 while the TOWN of Framingham, Massachusetts has a population of 74,000 (the "town" of Framingham is actually bigger than some cities in Massachusetts as well). It's weird that Framingham can have more people than nearby cities and still be considered a town, but it's all about how it is governed in that regard.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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I believe the U.S. Census has a consistent definition
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Most US Eastern cities are located where they are because they are on the Fall Line for water power. Others were ports. But we don't use water power anymore and we don't trade much either. We don't even build ships. Mostly, only the Western ports are used for importing goods from Asia. If the Mexican super highway is built, we won't even need those.

Today, places like Manhattan don't make much sense. The port is more an impediment to travel than an asset.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Well, when a man and a woman love each other they...oh wait, you didnt ask how babies are made?

Never mind.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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I believe the U.S. Census has a consistent definition
I believe they consider and urban area anything with about 2500 people or so, and up.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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The way cities are made is by creating a lot of JOBS.

Jobs are created, people move to them, more jobs are created, and suddenly you went from a farming town to a town to a larger city.

Back in the day it was really just location, industry and luck as far as who took off, and who got left behind. It's harder now to have a massive city grow from scratch since there are so many large urban areas already in existance. Those cities are usually way out front as far as creating new jobs and pulling in existing jobs from somewhere else than a little tiny "city" just starting to grow.
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