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Old 03-26-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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I thought this would be something fun to discuss. So is it a small town? Not neccessarily people's opinions, but more so what the professionals say. People like Census Bureau etc. If it is a small town then what would places like Greenwood be considered? Or Central, which is smaller than Greenwood. We know its small compared to NY, Chicago, and LA, etc. Not comparing to cities we know are big cities. So let's go!
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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For all practical purposes, not it's not a small town. The general level of sophistication and opportunities in things like visual & performing arts and dining belie the city's 70,000 (ish) population. Being the center of a roughtly 1,200,000 CSA doesn't hurt!
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Those are good points and I don't disagree. But what is it considered to the professional bean counters like the census bureau?
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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Wow! I thought I'd have more takers. Maybe if I tell you why I thought this would be a good topic you will find it more interesting. Myself and some other associates were having a discussion about Greenville and the upstate. Most of us agreed that its about mid level, but one person from a town of around 5K people said it was a small town. He's lived in this same small town forever. So I asked him "well what is your home town considered in size?" Couldn't answer. So I told him that the people that matter, those people being large companies, bean counters, etc. Show it(Greenville) as mid-sized. He shook his head. So I thought it would be a great topic for here.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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Mid-sized town.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Well, from a Census point of view, the city has a population of around 60K, so that might be considered "small town" from a technical aspect. Of course when you take the entire picture into consideration (urbanized area, county population, metro population), you'd get a different answer, and I'd say midsized or some might say small city. A lot of it depends on perspective. Some people consider Charlotte small/midsized.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:29 AM
 
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Well, from a Census point of view, the city has a population of around 60K, so that might be considered "small town" from a technical aspect. Of course when you take the entire picture into consideration (urbanized area, county population, metro population), you'd get a different answer, and I'd say midsized or some might say small city. A lot of it depends on perspective. Some people consider Charlotte small/midsized.
Ok that's understandable. Then what does that make places like Greenwood, and Florence, or even smaller places like Central or Clemson?
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:11 AM
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Ok that's understandable. Then what does that make places like Greenwood, and Florence, or even smaller places like Central or Clemson?
crappy small towns
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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crappy small towns
Not what you think, but what the professionals say and the criteria they use. You know, the people who build hotels, restaurants, etc. What criteria do they use. Most of those towns are still growing, so they can't be that bad right?
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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I'm curious to see what the new Census reports for the city of Greenville.

Also I'm surprised that the city doesn't try to annex more of the county to boost it's numbers.
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