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Old 11-19-2020, 02:01 PM
 
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Illinois is thought of as an extremely "only the biggest city matters" state, but I bet a lot of people could name Springfield, East St. Louis, Urbana-Champaign, maybe Peoria.
Rockford?
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:17 PM
 
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Who here can name any other cities in Minnesota besides Minneapolis and St. Paul, which are connected?

Rochester?
Duluth?
Maybe St. Cloud?

There are really no other major cities other than the big metro we have here.

Off the top of my head:

States with multiples:
- Texas - Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso
- Cali - LA, SF, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego
- Florida - Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando
- New York - NYC, Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse
- Ohio - Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus

States with a couple or so:
- Missouri - Kansas City, St. Louis
- Washington - Seattle, Spokane
- Georgia - Atlanta, Savannah
- North Carolina - Charlotte, Raleigh
- Arizona - Phoenix, Tucson
- Tennessee - Memphis, Nashville
- Wisconsin - Madison, Milwaukee
- Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh, Philadelphia


That's all I have. I'm tired.
Texas: Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Lubbock, Amarillo, Galveston maybe Mc Allen, Brownsville, Odessa, Midland

Last edited by BillyH; 11-19-2020 at 02:21 PM.. Reason: forgot Waco
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I don't think it's an accurate assessment to ask people on this board to name cities in certain states.

Someone visiting this board are obviously more interested in cities, geography, etc. than the general populace.

Trying to look from their perspective, I'm certain 70% of these cities name here would be unknown to them.

On that point, besides Denver, how many other Colorado cities are well known. I would say Vail & Aspen would come first before Colorado Springs or Fort Collins.
Thank you. It never ceases to amaze me what people on this site think is well known to the average person in regards to cities and attractions?
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:20 PM
 
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forgot Waco
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Addison, TX
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Virginia? What about Richmond, Norfolk, Roanoke, etc?

SC definitely isn't a state I think of without any well-known cities. Charleston has become very popular and desirable within the past few decades. Greenville has become one of the new trendy southern cities, and even Clemson is fairly well-known because of how successful the university's sports teams have been recently. Columbia isn't on everyone's radar, but its metro area is home to well over 800k people. The other states yes, but SC is definitely an outlier on this list.
When I think of well-known cities, I think of places where if you were talking to the average joe off the street, you wouldn't have to tell them what state the city is in when you name it.
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
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You were close on NJ but there is no Oceanside. However there is an Ocean City, Ocean Grove, Ocean Township and Oceanport.
Thanks, I was thinking of Ocean Township (Wendy Williams' hometown).

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Hawaii: you skipped Hilo, which is (or recently was) the state's second-largest city, and the only one of the top 10 that's not on Oahu.
I'm from O'ahu so I just went around the municipalities on the island in my head. Also I think Pearl City is larger than HIlo now.
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Old 11-20-2020, 03:01 AM
 
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When I think of well-known cities, I think of places where if you were talking to the average joe off the street, you wouldn't have to tell them what state the city is in when you name it.
Or they are well-known enough on their own that folks might actually be unsure of the state it's in (which does happen...it's America after all).
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:37 AM
 
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New Jersey is an interesting example.

It's obviously a major and important state but since it borders other well populated states and two of the biggest cities (NYC and Philadelphia), NJ does not have any "major" cities to call it's own.

As far as I know it does not have any cities over 300K and majority of it's population are essentially "suburbs" or at least satellite cities for NYC and Philadelphia (apologies if suburbs is the incorrect term).

Since I have never lived there, as far as the TV market are there dedicated TV networks that cover the NJ side of NYC? Or is there only one ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX for this market?
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Old 12-15-2020, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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When I think of well-known cities, I think of places where if you were talking to the average joe off the street, you wouldn't have to tell them what state the city is in when you name it.
Of course, this opens up a new problem: what about two cities in different states that share the same name? Sometimes it's obvious, like when you say Philadelphia without naming the state, you mean the one in Pennsylvania and not the one in Mississippi. Portland is trickier; I think most people mean the one in Oregon, but the one in Maine is a respectable sized city as well. Charleston could mean either South Carolina or West Virginia. And so on.
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Old 12-15-2020, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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New Jersey is an interesting example.

It's obviously a major and important state but since it borders other well populated states and two of the biggest cities (NYC and Philadelphia), NJ does not have any "major" cities to call it's own.

As far as I know it does not have any cities over 300K and majority of it's population are essentially "suburbs" or at least satellite cities for NYC and Philadelphia (apologies if suburbs is the incorrect term).

Since I have never lived there, as far as the TV market are there dedicated TV networks that cover the NJ side of NYC? Or is there only one ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX for this market?
There is no separate TV market for New Jersey; the entire state is served by either the New York or Philadelphia stations.

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