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Old 08-31-2007, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I wouldn't drive 60 miles one way for a job unless is paid REALLY good. As a mater of fact my ex-husband complains he has to drive 50 round trip per day to work at the Ford plant.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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obviously... whats your point?

knowing that Dallas has metro pop of 6.2 million tells me alot more than knowing its city pop. of 1.3 million.

The city borders could be the size of Kansas or they 50 square miles like Boston, its completely arbitrary.


Also there are parts right outside of a city that are still urban and are still very much part of the city, it just so happens they lay outside the borders. (ie Yonkers, NY right outside the Bronx)

Metro areas take in the full scope of the city by including all the surrounding areas that are dependent on the city and therefore its more accurate.
Kerrtown made my point better than I did:
"Actually city limits are a way to tell which city is the powerhouse of the region and its importance within and beyond the region. If it was just by metros alone, it's like a doughnut; the center being nebulous."
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Wellsburg, WV
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The fun thing is when a town is part of two metros.

Monroe, MI is actually part of Detroit metro and part of Toledo Metro. Liz
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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You want your metro area to be bigger.The bigger the metro,the more federal money thats pumped into the area.Its like that with cities too.
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