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Old 04-15-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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I like to go with city population. NYC metro goes all the way out to CT, and who cares who is in CT? Just because 1 person out of a 4 person household commutes to the city for 1/3 of a day.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I like to go with city population. NYC metro goes all the way out to CT, and who cares who is in CT? Just because 1 person out of a 4 person household commutes to the city for 1/3 of a day.
Because NYC feels like an area much larger than just 8 million people. Also, city population does not tell the entire story. You're only looking at NYC. But look at Florida. Does Jacksonville really feel like it is the largest city in the state.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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You should be able to take pride in your city/town no matter what the size.

Plus Milwaukee is both a large city and a large metro area. It may not be top 10 or top 20 but it's still bigger than 99% of cities and the far majority of metro areas in the country.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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MPLS

390,131/3,502,891 = 11.5%

How about Las Vegas

558,383/1,865,746 = 29%
How about this one: Miami 413,201/5,413,212 = 7.6%
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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What is all this fantasizing with populations of cities, metros, cba, msa, and all of that other BS? Geez people, get a life!

Who cares?
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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What is all this fantasizing with populations of cities, metros, cba, msa, and all of that other BS? Geez people, get a life!

Who cares?
Sorry, buzzpost, lots of us care. This is city-data.com Never ask "who cares?" here.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: MN
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What is all this fantasizing with populations of cities, metros, cba, msa, and all of that other BS? Geez people, get a life!

Who cares?

Wow.

Would you go to an ESPN forum and ask "What is all the fantasizing about sports here? Geez people, get a life!"


Or would you go into a gardening forum and ask "What is all the fantazising about gardens and plants here? Geez people, get a life!"

Or would you go into a Cars/Trucks forum and ask "What is all the fantasizing about cars and engines here? Geez people, get a life!"

Or would you go into a gamer forum and ask "What is alll the fantasizing about Xbox360 and Computers and PS3 and WII here? Geez people, get a life!"

Or would you go into a music forum and ask "What is all the fantasizing about music, bands and musicians here? Geez people, get a life!"

It's interests man. That's what we do on C-D. We like to discuss Cities, their differences and uniqueness. We like to analyze WHY places are like the way they ARE. That consists of discussing such topics as density, populations and trends. I assure you, we certainly do have lives.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:14 PM
 
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What is all this fantasizing with populations of cities, metros, cba, msa, and all of that other BS? Geez people, get a life!

Who cares?
why would we not discuss populations, metros etc on a CITY data forum? if you REALLY dont care, there are many other threads to go to. your comment just made it seem that you dont have a life. "Geez people, get a life!"
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Metropolitan population tells the real story. Political boundaries of cities are kind of arbitrary and artificial. You can't usually see those boundaries from the air. :-)
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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Metro population is too watered down, it includes too much land area. City proper population are to arbitrary and steeped in old politics, it's usually best to go with whats in a city's beltway(as the limits), because where and how transportation is built is almost purely market driven, and a city's economy is what tells the true story.
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