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Old 05-28-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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I know it's the population of the metro area that really counts, but according to //www.city-data.com/city/South-Carolina.html Greenville is smaller than Dutch Forks. I did not even know that was a town. Rock Hill is also listed as bigger, but I just moved from York County. Its a rice area, but I can't see the population being near Greenville.

Also has Five Forks always been it own town ? I know its a fast growing area, but I've near heard it called a town before.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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Greenville's daytime city population is approximately 200,000, which provides a more accurate representation of its true size. The population in Greenville County alone is approximately 450,000.

Five Forks is an unincorporated suburban area near Simpsonville and Mauldin.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I'm surprised city-data lists Dutch Fork as a "bigger city" on that list. It is neither a city nor a town. It's just an area of Richland and Lexington counties. Much of what would be considered the Dutch Fork area would have an Irmo address.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I'm surprised city-data lists Dutch Fork as a "bigger city" on that list. It is neither a city nor a town. It's just an area of Richland and Lexington counties. Much of what would be considered the Dutch Fork area would have an Irmo address.
And I found out the other night there are some winding and hilly country roads in the Dutch Fork area. It's very bucolic. It's not a town or city, but does a suburb have to be to know how many people live in it?
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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The backwards laws in our state have hurt Greenville in representation when it comes to true size. Greenville's city proper is only 26.1 square miles.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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There is also a Dutch Fork area in Oconee County.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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It's not hurting us in the quality of life department though.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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Dutch Fork is 83.5 square miles of low density. The same number would put Greenville at 192k+ based on density. Big difference. Dutch Fork has less density than Simpsonville, which is a Greenville suburb.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Interesting that I've never heard of a place that's supposedly bigger than the 4th-largest city in the state... And not only is Dutch Fork not a city/town, but it's not even a CDP (Census Designated Place) like Taylors is, for example: Populations of South Carolina (SC) Cities - ranked by Population Size
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:58 PM
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There is a Dutch Fork HS. Maybe they are listing the school district as a "town"

As has been said many times here, SC annexation laws create a false impression of the size of the cities. Under NC laws, for example, Greenville would likely have a population in the 200,000 -250,000 range and Columbia might be over 300,000.
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