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Old 03-23-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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For Albuquerque:
City: 555,417
Urban: 741,318
Metro: 901,700

I would say the most accurate description would be the urban area population. The metro area encompasses the entirety of the counties in which the urban area spills into, which counts people too far away for what I would consider part of the 'city.'

This has already been discussed here, but I think it's still very common to default to the city's metro population when in fact a more accurate description is its urban area population.

What are your city's population stats?

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Old 03-23-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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City: 98,780 (about 125,000 with out of town students who live here for their studies)
Urban: 444,681
Metro: 477,160 (507,096 using the US methodology of delineating by county)

My city is twinned with nearby Kitchener, which is larger. There's a third city, Cambridge, which used to be 3 different towns, which merged into one, and built a big commercial/industrial area in the area between the 3 towns. Cambridge is part of the urban and metro areas, but feels a bit more apart while Kitchener and Waterloo are closer together and have always been more intertwined. Kitchener-Waterloo feels like a single city, with about 300,000-350,000 people. Between Cambridge and Kitchener are some exurban areas, which feel apart from Kitchener, although that's changing since that's where much of the suburban growth is occuring.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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San Joaquin County:

City: 0 (unincorporated), CDP is 4,381
Urban: 370,000
Metro: 685,00
CSA: 8,370,000
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami Beach
City: 90,588 (2012)
Urban: 5,502,379 (2010)
MSA: 5,762,717 (2012)
CSA: 6,375,434 (2012)

Raleigh
City: 423,179 (2012)
Urban: 884,899 (2010)
MSA: 1,188,564 (2012)
CSA: 1,998,808 (2012)
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:56 PM
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Thought it was interesting looking at the top 75 urban areas in population, the 7 least dense were all in the southeast:
74 Knoxville 1,275/sq mile
55 Birmingham 1414
75 Columbia, SC 1447
68 Baton Rouge 1620
38 Charlotte 1685
9 Atlanta 1707
50 Raleigh 1708
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:28 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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San Joaquin County:

City: 0 (unincorporated), CDP is 4,381
Urban: 370,000
Metro: 685,00
CSA: 8,370,000
I assumed you lived in the Sacramento metro. San Joaquin is now in the Bay Area CSA? I know CSA boundaries are broad but still.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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Urban 210,000
Metro 950,000
CSA 1,200,000
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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Boston:

City: 640k
Urban: 4.2 mil.
MSA: 4.6 mil.
CSA: 7.6 mil.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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Thought it was interesting looking at the top 75 urban areas in population, the 7 least dense were all in the southeast:
74 Knoxville 1,275/sq mile
55 Birmingham 1414
75 Columbia, SC 1447
68 Baton Rouge 1620
38 Charlotte 1685
9 Atlanta 1707
50 Raleigh 1708
Not a huge surprise, though I would have thought there might have been some cities in the West on that list as well. It's all about which regions' cities have grown a lot since the post-WWII explosion in automobile-based suburbia.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:35 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Not a huge surprise, though I would have thought there might have been some cities in the West on that list as well. It's all about which regions' cities have grown a lot since the post-WWII explosion in automobile-based suburbia.
No western city would end on the bottom, and some, especially Californian ones, would make the top of the list. The scale of post-WWII growth is large enough that the ranking is based mainly on how low density recent growth. Of the top 20 largest urban areas, only Atlanta is denser than Boston. Of course, the typical Boston resident lives at denser (for some much denser) neighborhoods than the typical Atlanta resident. But the enormous large lot burbs plus their rather spotty design lowers Boston's numbers.
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