U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Iowa
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-10-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
681 posts, read 2,823,604 times
Reputation: 446

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris0681 View Post
"How can we make Iowa More appealing"- Lose the cornfields.
The cornfields that bring billions of dollars into the state and feed the world? Yeah, we'll get right on that...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-10-2010, 07:08 PM
 
1,499 posts, read 2,462,693 times
Reputation: 1631
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingsy View Post
huh?
+1
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-10-2010, 07:24 PM
 
1,499 posts, read 2,462,693 times
Reputation: 1631
Quote:
Originally Posted by h20loo-iowa View Post
Iowa city can not offer more then what it has, theres no room, the town is only 24.2 square miles, small enogh to **** across, take out the college population you have one very small-town. a list of iowa's five (5) major cities in order of size.des moines(75.0) square miles- cedar rapids (63.1) square miles-davenport (62.8) square miles- waterloo (60.7) square miles- sioux city (54.8) square miles)stop the lies already about iowa city.
Bigger area does not always equal bigger population. Manhattan packs 1.6 million people into 33 square miles. Iowa City has half the land area and twice the density of Waterloo and still comes out ahead in population. Iowa City is growing more rapidly than Waterloo and has a healthier economy. Calling it a small town because it has a college population is facetious at best.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2010, 10:40 AM
 
11,288 posts, read 23,247,430 times
Reputation: 11174
Quote:
Originally Posted by mustang84 View Post
Bigger area does not always equal bigger population. Manhattan packs 1.6 million people into 33 square miles. Iowa City has half the land area and twice the density of Waterloo and still comes out ahead in population. Iowa City is growing more rapidly than Waterloo and has a healthier economy. Calling it a small town because it has a college population is facetious at best.
I was going to say - Waterloo has a ton of farm land within the city limits to the north, southwest, south and northeast. That's why it barely has over 1,000 people per square mile. A majority of those people live on less than half that land.

Iowa City's footprint is more in line with the actual city limits, except for a few areas to the west and north. Hence why the actual city limits are smaller.

That doesn't mean that Iowa City and Johnson County don't still have more people than Waterloo. Those students are in school 75% of the year, and make up a large part of what Iowa City is. A large % stay over that 3 months summer. When I was in school, we all stayed our Sophomore/Junior year summer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
4,111 posts, read 7,941,165 times
Reputation: 2043
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharpHawkeye View Post
The cornfields that bring billions of dollars into the state and feed the world? Yeah, we'll get right on that...
The cornfields are very important.. Are they more important than tourism and tourist dollars?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
681 posts, read 2,823,604 times
Reputation: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by urza216 View Post
The cornfields are very important.. Are they more important than tourism and tourist dollars?
Unless you guys in South Chicagoland want to eat tourist dollars, yes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Coralville/Ames, IA
267 posts, read 1,130,824 times
Reputation: 167
Quote:
Originally Posted by urza216 View Post
The cornfields are very important.. Are they more important than tourism and tourist dollars?
Besides, what would we do with all that land besides farm it? If we didn't have cornfields, there still wouldn't be anything there. It would just be grass or something instead of corn...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2010, 06:58 PM
 
11,288 posts, read 23,247,430 times
Reputation: 11174
Quote:
Originally Posted by urza216 View Post
The cornfields are very important.. Are they more important than tourism and tourist dollars?

lol - god I hope you were just being sarcastic with that statement!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
1,652 posts, read 3,512,898 times
Reputation: 734
There's nothing 'wrong' with the state, per se (especially if you're talking about the entire state - to make such an argument would be a crazily broad over-generalization.. but this doofus-y site seems to all about same, unfortunately... anyway).

The fact is, the biggest city in IA just isn't that big. Nice, yeah.. big, no. That MO has St. Louis and KC sort of 'saves' its reputation, even though rural Iowa is *far* more culturally progressive (not talking politics, here - I promise) and would be waaay easier than Iowa for guidos in the Mid-Atlantic to mock (you know, the Upland Southern accents and everything) - if they had the slighest bit of accurate geographic knowledge, which they don't.

'Iowa' is also a word that sounds silly to a lot of people - it's short, it starts and ends with a vowel, it's a Native American word... 'Ohio' is dealing with the same situation, but it has lots of big cities guidos are familiar with, and it doesn't end in 'wa.' 'Wa' just sounds goofy to people. Walla Walla, Washington used to be one of the most frequently-mocked cities in the US - until the day when every part of any state that contained Atlantic or Pacific coastline was suddenly super-cool and über-elite in its entirety, in the public consciousness. Anyway, that's my take on it.

Addendum: Oh, and I get the sense that you guys who think there's any legitimacy to the guidos' mockery have never driven across Fairfax County, VA, ground zero of the "elite Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC." This place could serve as the definition for ugly sprawl - if you spiced it the definition with ridiculous amounts of litter, bad/lack of infrastructure, unkempt medians/roadsides, and miles and miles and miles and miles of decaying strip malls full of payday loan places and nail salons that double as drug dealerships. I just love being an "East Coast elite."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Queensland
1,039 posts, read 1,662,855 times
Reputation: 3202
Move it to the South Pacific
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Iowa
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top