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Old 03-24-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Denver
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CSA is what you call "over kill".
Care to explain why?

In my opinion CSAs are legitimate because it gathers the information of a closely connected region rather than just the pull of one city.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Which is cool. I dont disagree that Philly feels bigger than 6.5 million CSA or that it feels bigger than some of the sunbelt metros, but it is what it is. If they want to combine Philly with the NYC CSA, wonderful. Good for them. It doesnt really matter to me, I feel to see why the complaining is necesary.
CSA takes away the distinctions of these cities. Philadephia should remain a seperate CSA. I don't understand the logic of the stupied CSA.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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CSA takes away the distinctions of these cities. Philadephia should remain a seperate CSA.
It's not as if people going to all of a sudden start saying "what's Philadelphia?"

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I don't undersant the logic of the stupied CSA.
Haha, I hope that was a typo...both of them.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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It's not as if people going to all of a sudden start saying "what's Philadelphia?"



Haha, I hope that was a typo...both of them.
I guess the goverment wants to boost population stats.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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He is trying to say.....Philadelphia feels bigger than 6.5 million.

Towns in central NJ are the same distance from NYC as Philadelphia, but they are included into NYC metro, not Philly. Philadelphia is just one of those metro areas that feels bigger than their number listed. Milwaukee and Baltimore (MSA) are two others.

Houston, Dallas and Atlanta come to mind as three cities, which are the opposite. All three feel smaller than their actual metro populations.
Not in my opinion. I think Houston and Dallas both feel larger than their metro populations, especially Houston. Atlanta feels smaller, but that's probably because of how it is built (hidden behind the trees). You see more "city" in Houston.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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CSA is what you call "over kill".
Why do I have a feeling you're only saying this because you and the other DFW posters won't be able to boast and brag that you're "the fourth-largest metro" anymore?
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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I guess the goverment wants to boost population stats.
I don't think it's a way of boosting population but I look at it as a way of trying to more accurategauge the size and feel of a city. One example is my city of Charlotte. It's MSA population puts it at 35th in the nation. However the GDP puts it at around 21st in the nation which is more closely associated with its CSA ranking. In the case of Boston and Phily things get a little bit more trickier. But it is hard to gauge the size of American cities with their world counter-parts because different countries use different methods.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Cumberland County, NJ
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Which is cool. I dont disagree that Philly feels bigger than 6.5 million CSA or that it feels bigger than some of the sunbelt metros, but it is what it is. If they want to combine Philly with the NYC CSA, wonderful. Good for them. It doesnt really matter to me, I feel to see why the complaining is necesary.
Combining Philly's CSA with NYC's CSA is silly!
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Spain
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Care to explain why?

In my opinion CSAs are legitimate because it gathers the information of a closely connected region rather than just the pull of one city.
Because what's going on in central New Jersey doesn't affect what's going on in Connecticut. CSA's are so vast that they encompass cities together that aren't even related, which defeats the point of even having metropolitan area statistics.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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Why do I have a feeling you're only saying this because you and the other DFW posters won't be able to boast and brag that you're "the fourth-largest metro" anymore?
I guess DFW and min/St. Paul aren't the only twin cities in the nation. Cities that have absolutely nothing to do with other cities can combine into one city. Poor Philly
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