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Old 03-24-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think you hit it right on the head, b/c we are right next to Chicago and get a lot of spill over affect Milwaukee seems bigger than it is. Let's keep this in mind also, Minneapolis and st Paul population, add it together and it equals Milwaukee population so Milwaukee City vs Minneapolis City pop, Milwaukee is the size of st Paul and Minneapolis combined it's only the twin cities suburbs that are bigger than Milwaukee's, but what's in the way of that...Lake Michigan. So if Milwaukee had the land available like the twin cities had our metro would be 4 million instead of 2 million.

Taking away lake Michigan would not increase the population of Milwaukee's metro- it's not like half the metro just doesn't exist because the lake is there, it's like the half of the metro that would be wherethw lake is just moved over to where the lake isn't.

Also, population of a city isn't all that there is regarding that city's attraction. While Milwaukee may have as many people in the central city, it has the business and culture for two million people. We have the business and culture for three and a half million people.

I'd also guess that the city of Milwaukee is larger than that of MPLS and St. Paul, giving it lower density. Though I don't have the numbers, I'd like to see tv density of MPLS vs. The density of Milwaukee.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago Il
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Milwaukee 596,974 people and 96 sq mi of land = 6,218.47 persons per sq mi

Minneapolis 382,618 people and 54.9 sq mi
St Paul 287,151 people and 52.8 sq mi
Total 669,769 people and 107.7 sq mi = 6218.83 persons per sq mi

So same densities and I think 16th in the country is probably just about right. Its not huge but its not just a local engine.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Density is the same at 6,700/sq mi. We should probably get back on topic.


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596,974
Old Numbers, our new population for Milwaukee City is 610,000.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Fact: Milwaukee is the Birmingham of the Midwest. The place is dirty and the people are backwards.

You obviously haven't been to Milwaukee. There's nothing backwards about Milwaukee, it's not dirty, and there is a lot of beauty in Milwaukee - a lot.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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You obviously haven't been to Milwaukee. There's nothing backwards about Milwaukee, it's not dirty, and there is a lot of beauty in Milwaukee - a lot.
Hey I actually used to hate Milwaukee, then I spent some time in New Orleans, Cincy, Miami, San Diego. Now I see the light, although I still love Miami and SD. When you compare Milwaukee to other cities it's size you come to appreciate how great it is here, being only a hr train ride from downtown Chicago is very nice asset as well. That was the only thing I really didn't like about the twin cities, you felt like you were so far away from the rest of the country.


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Old 03-24-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Milwaukee and its suburbs are the home to the headquarters of 13 Fortune 1000 companies
For comparison, the State of Minnesota has 33, and all but one (Hormel) are in the Twin Cities metro area, so the Twin Cities has 32.

Fortune 500 2008: States - Minnesota

Of those 33, 19 are in the Fortune 500, including Hormal in Austin.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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For comparison, the State of Minnesota has 33, and all but one (Hormel) are in the Twin Cities metro area, so the Twin Cities has 32.

Fortune 500 2008: States - Minnesota

Of those 33, 19 are in the Fortune 500, including Hormal in Austin.

Gotta be honest...can't argue with that!!!
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Gotta be honest...can't argue with that!!!
To be fair, one of them ... Northwest Airlines ... is going away. For once I'm living in a metro on the winning side of a merger.

Not that I'm happy about it (being former NW myself and all).
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Same thing happened here with Midwest Airlines.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Marina del Rey
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I will say this...I lived in the suburbs of the Twin Cities most of my life and now live in Los Angeles. When comparing downtown Los Angeles, to downtown Minneapolis, MPLS definitely has a bigger city feel than LA.
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