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Old 01-30-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Thanks for the links. I don't agree. The article is idiotic.
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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Bartow, Barrow, Dawson, etc.. ain't metro or the suburbs. This reminds me of Charlotte, which likes to add to it's size by annexing land in surrounding counties and then call it and further out "exurbs" it's MSA. What a joke. What's funny is just two-three years ago, the media began talking about the exurbs and how people were moving there. I always looked at this as quite ridiculous because these "exurbs", which are nothing more than rural towns, have nothing to do with the cities. Now if you take a place like Long Island which has towns that are 60-70 miles outside of NYC and have the mass transit via the Long Island Rail Road that go into the NYC everyday from 5am to 4am, filled with workers going to work than that's different.

Remembah...the Southeast (and the West for that matter) are not the Northeast/Midwest.

Many people move here because they can be "metro" but live in a a very rural-like location.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Bartow, Barrow, Dawson, etc.. ain't metro or the suburbs. This reminds me of Charlotte, which likes to add to it's size by annexing land in surrounding counties and then call it and further out "exurbs" it's MSA. What a joke. What's funny is just two-three years ago, the media began talking about the exurbs and how people were moving there. I always looked at this as quite ridiculous because these "exurbs", which are nothing more than rural towns, have nothing to do with the cities. Now if you take a place like Long Island which has towns that are 60-70 miles outside of NYC and have the mass transit via the Long Island Rail Road that go into the NYC everyday from 5am to 4am, filled with workers going to work than that's different.
This again?

Metropolitan areas are defined by the federal government Office of Management and Budget and it is the same definition for every city. You can read the basic definition in the Wiki links provided.

The fact that those places are rural is precisely why they are a part of Atlanta metropolitan area. There are not enough jobs there for the population so they must commute into "metro Atlanta" for work and when there are enough of them doing so (at least 25% of the workforce) the county is defined as a part of metro Atlanta. In the example you give, the only difference is the form of travel. Everything else is the exact same principle.

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Old 01-30-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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This again?

Metropolitan areas are defined by the federal government Office of Management and Budget and it is the same definition for every city. You can read the basic definition in the links provided.

The fact that those places are rural is precisely why they are a part of Atlanta metropolitan area. There are not enough jobs there for the population so they must commute into "metro Atlanta" for work and when there are enough of them doing so (at least 25% of the workforce) the county is defined as a part of metro Atlanta. In the example you give, the only difference in the form of travel. Everything else is the exact same principle.
I DON'T BELIEVE IT. But that's my problem
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