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Old 06-19-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Another thread got me thinking about creating a new thread where people present information on a community at or around 25,000 people or lower. After looking at the information, you can judge for yourself if you think the community or communities presnted are rural or aren't rural. I'll start it off: The Official Web Site of the City of Oswego
oswego, ny - Google Maps
oswego, ny - Google Maps

City of Cortland Official Web Site
cortland, ny - Google Maps
cortland, ny - Google Maps

Welcome to the Village of Skaneateles!
skaneateles, ny village - Google Maps
skaneateles, ny village - Google Maps
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Not rural at all.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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nope-not rural.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Central NJ
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If you want rural here is a good one, Worcester, NY. My property is in the Hamlet of East Worcester.


http://www.city-data.com/city/Worcester-New-York.html
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Oswego is a 'city', with a Population Density of 2,343.4/sq mi

Cortland is a 'city', with a Population Density of 4,924.1/sq mi

Skaneateles is a 'town', with a Population Density of 150/sq mi

I got all of this from Wiki. The first two self describe themselves as cities, the third as a town.

There is no 'rural' in any of those three places.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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if your from North NJ area its rural to me!!!
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Submariner View Post
Oswego is a 'city', with a Population Density of 2,343.4/sq mi

Cortland is a 'city', with a Population Density of 4,924.1/sq mi

Skaneateles is a 'town', with a Population Density of 150/sq mi

I got all of this from Wiki. The first two self describe themselves as cities, the third as a town.

There is no 'rural' in any of those three places.
What constitutes rural?

Where I live Wiki lists us as an "unincorporated community". City-Data appears to have messed up info from 2010 census (lists us as 1/2 of our 2000 which I know isn't true).

We have 20 sq/miles and population (using 2000 census) is under 100 per sq/mile.

We have 1 street light.

By all accounts, we're pretty rural. There is now town per se where people go.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Urban. It's not rural 'till the average lot size is 20 acres or more!

BTW, I enjoyed Oswego when I lived back east, the Supermodified races at the speedway were a great time!
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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Worcester NY is definitely rural. Anyone else want to add examples?
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Fletchers Landing township of Hancock County, Maine. Now they are approaching rural.
Population 117, population density 7 people / sq mile



Keep in mind that 'urban' is about masses of people gathering together; 'rural' is the opposite. Clearly rural is not about places that gather people.

A township with 1 person / sq mile is obviously more rural than a township with 100 people / sq mile.
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