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Old 02-06-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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There is no clear cut definition of Urban. Its rather ambiguous.

Well lets start with this.

In America, Times square, Union Square, or Lower Manhattan is the most urban place in America (correct)? They would all have a value of 100 (100 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, approaching rural). And lets say somewhere in Alaska is the least urban, a value of 1.

On a scale of 1 - 100 what would a place like..... Astoria be ?
On a scale of 1 - 100 what would a place like..... Brentwood be?
Tottenville, Staten Island?
Toledo Ohio?
Anchorage Alaska?
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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The Federal Dept. of Education defines Urban Schools as schools that have 50% or more students on free or reduced lunch.

... interesting fact, eh?
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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There is no clear cut definition of Urban. Its rather ambiguous.

Well lets start with this.

In America, Times square, Union Square, or Lower Manhattan is the most urban place in America (correct)? They would all have a value of 100 (100 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, approaching rural). And lets say somewhere in Alaska is the least urban, a value of 1.

On a scale of 1 - 100 what would a place like..... Astoria be ?
On a scale of 1 - 100 what would a place like..... Brentwood be?
Tottenville, Staten Island?
Toledo Ohio?
Anchorage Alaska?
Just because Anchorage is in Alaska doesn't necessarily mean it's not urban.

In any case, NYC's suburbs are some of the densest in the country. So Brentwood would probably be around a 65 in terms of urbanity.

Astoria would definitely be high. Probably in the high 80s.

Tottenville would be like Brentwood: In the 65 range.

Anchorage is built relatively suburban. Here's a neighborhood close to Downtown: 1267 Cordova Street, Anchorage, United States - Google Maps

It say the same: Around a 65, but the thing is that there's a huge park that happens to be within the city limits, so I don't know if you want to factor that in.

Toledo has some dense areas, but a lot of urban prarie, being in the Rust Belt. So I guess the average residential neighborhood would be in the high 70s, and a neighborhood with urban prarie would be in the 20s or 30s (not rural because you're not all the way out in the sticks. You're probably no more than a mile or two from a regular urban neighborhood)
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