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Old 12-31-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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yea its perspective. i consider anything that isnt NYC a town, and anything that isnt LA or NY a small town.
LOL, Chicago a "small town" what a ridiculous way of looking at the World.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Same for Houston, Greater Houston covering an area bigger than Israel. Hmm.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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For me 100,000 people is a city. I live in a place of 130k and its hectic at times. I'd love to live in a small community of 1500-3000 people, with real community spirit. But alas...
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Midvale, Idaho
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I live in a large small town that covers approximately 400 sq miles yet has a population of maybe 1500 people. Within that small town is the village of maybe 500 people and that's 4 miles from my place and like a post above the post office closes for a lunch hour. In a neighborhood where less then 50 acres is a small place I have a tiny lot of only 36 acres. - lol
The city of 50,000 or so is only 10 miles away.

Gaffer we have you beat on large city tiny population. Last time I saw there was about 176 -200 people living in the city. The area of the city,which is not showing correctly on C-D, was close to 1100 acres. Sigh. the city is now in the process of de-annexing about 800 acres. Our post office closes for lunch too.

Our nearest larger town is 10 miles North at about 360 people and a limited about of shopping. We have small local grocery ,bar, library, cafe, fire department and a few home businesses. Then it is 20 miles south to a town of about 5000. More shopping there. A person certainly could get by there. Another 16 miles gets you to what we call big shopping with Wally world ,k-mart, Home depot and many other stores.

Totally love it here. Smallest town we lived in was population 42,Clayton, Idaho.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Way upstate NY - Where the snow flys
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I've never been to Idaho. Got to Montana once and there 4 legged animals obviously outnumber two legged ones. I guess Idaho is not much different.
I couldn't find Midvale on my map - LOL
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I grew up on a farm on the outskirts of a village of 350. There was a post office, two bars, and a farm implement repair shop. No other services. No school, no grocery store, no gas station, certainly no other retail, had to go at least 10 miles for basic staples and fuel, and 20 + for any other retail. No police department (monitored sparingly by county), and a volunteer fire department. No mayor, although the title "village president" got traded around a bit. To me, that's a small town.

So is the town of 7,000 where I attended school in a consolidated district ten miles from there. It has schools, a hospital, police and fire departments, some industry, grocery and a little bit of retail, and it takes under five minutes to drive across town in any given direction.

I live in Kansas City, now (a metro of around 2 million), and family members in NYC think it's a small town. If I took them to my hometown, their heads would explode.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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LOL, Chicago a "small town" what a ridiculous way of looking at the World.
Sheltered, one might say.

I suppose NYC is "small" to the residents of Shanghai, Mumbai, Karachi, Delhi, Istanbul, Sao Paolo, Moscow, Seoul, Beijing, Jakarta, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Kinshasa, since they all boast higher population.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Duplicate post What is a SMALL town?.

Btw how on earth is 100,000 remotely a 'small town?' 100,000 is a city not a town.
Seems like any place under 250,000 is at risk at being referred to by the media as a small town.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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From my perspective, a small town is definitely less than 50K people, preferably much less. A big town is up to about 100K. Above that are cities. But it depends on where it is. Alamogordo, NM, at 35K or so, is definitely a big town for its area.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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My personal definition involves anywhere where you have to drive to another town for the majority of goods and services because your own town lacks the population to support its own businesses and services.
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