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Old 05-03-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The City
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We all seem to be a bit of stat geeks here so I thought maybe we can all learn some new things about the US.

So here is a chance to add interesting stats associated with your city/metro/state

Ok I will start

Pennsylvania has the largest population of people living in rural areas of any state in the US

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Old 05-03-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Cambridge MASS is the 4th smartest city in the US
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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^Now I want to know who 1st, 2nd and 3rd are...
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston was the state capital before Austin.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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In Pictures: America's Smartest Cities - Forbes.com

I couldnt Find the site that had Cambridge 4th but this is Forbes so Ill go with this,

THE SMARTES CITIES IN AMERICA
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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DFW airport is larger than the island of Manhattan.
Northpark Center was the first air-conditioned mall in the U.S.
Wilburn D. Cook, designer of Beverly Hills, California, developed the suburb of
Highland Park.
Highland Park Village, built in 1931, was the first planned shopping center in the U.S.
Due to its 2002 expansion, The Dallas Convention Center has the world’s largest singular, column-free exhibit hall in the world, at 203,000 square feet.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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^Haha, I wasn't giving you an assisgnment, I was kidding. I just think when someone tells me they are 2nd best or whatever I always want to put it into perspective and know who was #1.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Raleigh is #1 via this link below. This particular survey only studied metros over 1 million in population. This basically neutralizes the small college town effect that dominates the Forbes list.
America's Smartest Cities—From First to Worst - The Daily Beast (http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-10-04/americas-smartest-cities---from-first-to-worst/?cid=bs:archive9# - broken link)

Raleigh was also the most recent fasting growing metro in the nation (2009) and is projected to be the fastest growing metro (growth RATE) through 2030.

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Old 05-03-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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Charlotte has the 6th largest urban area in the country. 7 million people live within a 100 mile radius of the city.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by qc dreamin View Post
Charlotte has the 6th largest urban area in the country. 7 million people live within a 100 mile radius of the city.

Just curious where that stat came from? it just seems like there would be at least 15-20 areas that would exceed 7 million within a 100 mile radius - plus I really like these lists
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