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Old 01-13-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Default 100 mile radius ranking for Michigan

Detroit 9.5 million

Lansing 9.4 million

Flint 8.1 million

Saginaw 7.7 million

Grand Rapids 4.4 million
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Grass Lake, Michigan
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Can you be a little more vague here Identured Servant...................
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Grass Lake, Michigan
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I thought that was kinda funny; did you???????
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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Detroit 9.5 million

Lansing 9.4 million

Flint 8.1 million

Saginaw 7.7 million

Grand Rapids 4.4 million
Yes, a lot of people live in this area...

I don't see the point of your post however.

The only thing that matters for all intents and purposes is the Census measurements.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:43 AM
 
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Yes, a lot of people live in this area...

I don't see the point of your post however.

The only thing that matters for all intents and purposes is the Census measurements.
Actually marketing cares a great deal about such numbers. For example, the viability of a professional sports team is often determined by how many people live in a given radius.

Most of the cities in Michigan get their high numbers from including the Detroit area......except Grand Rapids. The 100 mile radius population of Grand Rapids is about equal to the 100 mile radius populaton of Minneapolis.

This probably is only of interest to demographic nerds or people of marketing backgrounds.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Actually marketing cares a great deal about such numbers. For example, the viability of a professional sports team is often determined by how many people live in a given radius.
So Lansing is (almost) as eligible for a professional sports team as Detroit?

No, I don't think that's how it works.

Looks more like information on the best place to drop a nuclear bomb.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Detroit 9.5 million

Lansing 9.4 million

Flint 8.1 million

Saginaw 7.7 million

Grand Rapids 4.4 million
Anybody who has lived in Lansing knows that there are a ton of people within 100 miles. In fact, I might argue that Lansing has a larger population within 100 miles than Detroit does, because undoubtedly some of the people within 100 miles of Detroit live on the other side of Lake Erie in the Cleveland metro area. That's more than 100 miles when driven. Basically the entire state south of US-10, except the eastern and western fringes such as Port Huron and Benton Harbor, respectively, are within 100 miles of Lansing. Also within 100 miles would be far northwestern Ohio and northeastern Indiana, which would include the Toledo area. That might be why there are a lot of distribution centers in Lansing.

I'm surprised that 100 miles from Saginaw is only 400,000 lower than 100 miles from Flint. I'd think that Saginaw would lose the Toledo area and pick up sparsely populated areas to the north. Maybe being a little further west makes a difference.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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It looks like Detroit doesn't get the benefit of Windsor Canada and its suburbs?
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Actually, if you include Canada, then about as far as London, Ontario is where the 100-mile cutoff would be. Guesstimating that it'd be about 900,000 plus or minus. So in total, Detroit's 100 mile population would actually be 10.4 million. Plus or minus.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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This seems to be a quirky statistic, with little real relevance.

I suspect very few people would think of Benton Harbor as a huge population center - but I bet you it (or some town near it) would lead Michigan in the "Hundred Mile Radius" contest.
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