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View Poll Results: What region is most dominated by a single metropolitan region and what is that metropolitan region?
Northeast (New York) 39 28.68%
Midwest (Chicago) 86 63.24%
West (Los Angeles) 2 1.47%
Northeast (Washington D.C.) 1 0.74%
Midwest (Detroit) 0 0%
West (San Francisco Bay Area) 0 0%
Northeast (Boston or Philadelphia) 0 0%
Midwest (Minneapolis) 0 0%
West (Seattle) 3 2.21%
Other (state) 5 3.68%
Voters: 136. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2017, 10:56 AM
 
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Northeast, Midwest, or the West: Which region is most dominated by a single metropolitan region?

Make a case for which of the three regions are the most dominated by a single metropolitan region with regard to social, political, cultural, economic, historic factors. I wont add any further definitions to the factors, since I want to leave as open to individual interpretation as possible.


Metropolitan region = PCSA, in the context that I'm using it as in this comparison.

So which region is most dominated by a single metropolitan region and what is the metropolitan region that dominates this region in this manner?
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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Based on pure statistics and all of the criteria (social, political, cultural, economic, historic) mentioned above, New York City dominates the Northeast (Census-defined region) in a landslide. 42% of the "Northeast's" population (including areas like Western PA and Western NY) is comprised of the New York metropolitan area--Los Angeles in the West and Chicago in the Midwest don't even come close. NYC's GDP is equivalent to the rest of the Big 3 (DC, Philly and Boston) combined in the Northeast, it's historically the oldest of the bunch, and sets cultural factors on a global scale, let alone a regional one. This is a very broad comparison, but even excluding the South, this is a runaway. NYC in the Northeast, and either Chicago or LA for second place.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Hmm, my knee-jerk reaction was either the desert southwest (Phoenix) or the Rockies (Denver). Of those listed, I guess it's NY...?
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Chicago going to run away with this one in a hurry...
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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42% of the "Northeast's" population (including areas like Western PA and Western NY) is comprised of the New York metropolitan area--Los Angeles in the West and Chicago in the Midwest don't even come close.
NYC metropolitan area population is more like 32% of the northeast (not including Northern Virginia). But I agree that NYC definitely dominates the northeast.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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Chicago by a country mile.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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Southeast ATL.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Chicago going to run away with this one in a hurry...
Definitely. Yes, NYC dominates the East Coast, but there are some heavy hitters there as well. Sure, LA is the biggest city on the West Coast, but the Bay Area is the tech capital of the world. Southeast? Which city dominates there - Houston? Atlanta? Hard to say. And then there's the Midwest where Chicago literally and figuratively towers over all. What other city even comes close?
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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Chicago going to run away with this one in a hurry...
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Chicago by a country mile.
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Definitely. Yes, NYC dominates the East Coast, but there are some heavy hitters there as well. Sure, LA is the biggest city on the West Coast, but the Bay Area is the tech capital of the world. Southeast? Which city dominates there - Houston? Atlanta? Hard to say. And then there's the Midwest where Chicago literally and figuratively towers over all. What other city even comes close?
People incorrectly voted this way last time... The Midwest is huge and filled with a lot of cities, so when you actually factually break it down (population, gdp, basically anything) Chicago doesn't dominate at all; furthermore, if you only mean the difference between Chicago and the number two city (Westcobb's, "what other city even comes close?"), then NYC dominates way, way more over its region.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:16 PM
 
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People incorrectly voted this way last time... The Midwest is huge and filled with a lot of cities, so when you actually factually break it down (population, gdp, basically anything) Chicago doesn't dominate at all; furthermore, if you only mean the difference between Chicago and the number two city (Westcobb's, "what other city even comes close?"), then NYC dominates way, way more over its region.
This. This right here. The gap between New York and Washington D.C., the #2 metro in the Northeast, is far steeper than Chicago to Detroit, or Los Angeles to San Francisco.
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