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DaFace
03-26-2008, 09:29 AM
RustShack's Salina thread gives me the impression that a lot of people around here are somewhat against living in a "small town." That got me wondering about what kinds of places people on here live. So the question is, how big (in terms of population size) is the place where you live?

If you don't know, here are some places that could help.

For those who consider yourself to live in a metro area:
List of US Metro Areas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_metropolitan_areas)

For those who live in a "city" or "town":
U.S. Census Population Finder (http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=&geo_id=01000US&_geoContext=&_street=&_county=denver&_cityTown=denver&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=)

Fried Meat Ball!
03-26-2008, 09:32 AM
Currently KC metro, No. 29, pop. 1,967,405.

Soon to be Myrtle Beach metro, No. 181, pop. 238,493

Mr. Plow
03-26-2008, 09:35 AM
Wow. I can't believe we are as small as we are. I thought we had about 10,000 more people living here in Hutch. So by the 2006 #'s, we have roughly 1.5 fast food joints per citizen......yet we have only 4 actual restaurants.

Population 2006 - 41,085.
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MIAdragon
03-26-2008, 09:35 AM
Miami pop 2,402,208

DaKCMan AP
03-26-2008, 09:36 AM
Grew up in #7 ranked metro area: South Florida, 5.5 million

Now live in the #19 ranked metro area: Tampa Bay, 2.7 million

DaFace
03-26-2008, 09:38 AM
Poll added.

Looks like we're just a smidge under the 2.5 million mark here at 2,408,750.

beach tribe
03-26-2008, 09:40 AM
I don't know if Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami are one metro area, but it sure seems like it.
I'm from the country, and grew up having to go through rural areas between cities. In south FL it's city from West Palm beach to Miami.

Miami(Dade Co.) 3mil, Ft Lauderdale(Broward Co,) 1.5 (I believe)

Stewie
03-26-2008, 09:42 AM
I live in the KC Metro area but on the far west side. It's a mix of a few subdivisions and many homes on acreage. I like the wide open spaces along with the convenience of being close to big city amenities. The city is creeping closer and closer, though. :(

milkman
03-26-2008, 09:43 AM
I live in Grover Beach, Ca.

The city is around 12,000.

But like most of coastal californis, ther is little to no separation from city to city.

The area I live in is, which includes San Luis Obispo county and the city of Santa Maria is about 350,000.

Chest Rockwell
03-26-2008, 09:47 AM
Currently #83 Colorado Springs, soon to be #8 Dark City metro area.

kindra68
03-26-2008, 09:48 AM
depends on what side of the line i'm on
it's either
29,856 or 36,054

beach tribe
03-26-2008, 09:51 AM
Miami pop 2,402,208

Your #s don't include the 600,000 Illegals.

Pestilence
03-26-2008, 09:51 AM
Vacaville, CA - 92,691

but it's close enough to: #116 - Fairfield/Vallejo (411,680) that I would consider it part of that.



Edit: I grew up in Pierre, SD which is the capitol of South Dakota and only has 14,095 people.

The Poz
03-26-2008, 09:53 AM
About 5.5 mil in the Greater Toronto Area. Probably about 2.5 - 3 mil actually in the core.

eazyb81
03-26-2008, 09:53 AM
Grew up in KC, now live in Nashville (#39).

Dartgod
03-26-2008, 09:54 AM
City: 24,124
Metro: 1,967,405

Hydrae
03-26-2008, 09:55 AM
Austin is at ~1.5M

The suburb I live in though is only 20K. Up from 7.5K in 2000.

Pestilence
03-26-2008, 09:56 AM
About 5.5 mil in the Greater Toronto Area. Probably about 2.5 - 3 mil actually in the core.


http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n189/pestilenceaf23/BT-canadaamericashat-gallery-2418.jpg

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-26-2008, 10:00 AM
Huh, that only has the Omaha metro at 822,549, that doesn't sound right, I thought it was closer to a million. Eh what the hell do I know, I just live here.

vailpass
03-26-2008, 10:11 AM
The link for the Metro pops seems to be out of date. The last census count was in 2000, the most recent census estimate (guess) is 2006.
Wonder if there is any more current data?

DaFace
03-26-2008, 10:33 AM
The link for the Metro pops seems to be out of date. The last census count was in 2000, the most recent census estimate (guess) is 2006.
Wonder if there is any more current data?

They've got estimates by state out now here (http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=PEP_2007_EST&_lang=en&_ts=224595163946), but it usually takes them a while to release the full estimate system.

Frosty
03-26-2008, 10:37 AM
According to the Census link - 1610.

According to the sign at the edge of town - 1550 friendly people and 1 grouch.

I live three miles out of town, so I don't qualify for the grouch.

The Poz
03-26-2008, 10:45 AM
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n189/pestilenceaf23/BT-canadaamericashat-gallery-2418.jpg
STFU

Pestilence
03-26-2008, 10:49 AM
STFU

Don't get me wrong. That movie is awesome and one of the reason's I like Canada. I just happen to like the America's hat shirt.

JohninGpt
03-26-2008, 10:59 AM
Getting ready to move from Hampton Roads with about 1.65M to the Tulsa area at just under 900K people and roads that were built with automobiles in mind.

MOhillbilly
03-26-2008, 10:59 AM
man theres to damn many people around here.

The Poz
03-26-2008, 11:04 AM
Don't get me wrong. That movie is awesome and one of the reason's I like Canada. I just happen to like the America's hat shirt.
Oh I didn't take any offense to that. I actually laughed. We're used to that sort of humor. All of the tv shows and movies we watch come from south of the border. Although a good portion of those actors are Canadian, eh.
:toast:

chasedude
03-26-2008, 11:04 AM
976 was the last count here in the town I live it... They roll the sidewalks up @ 7pm around here... :sulk:

The Rick
03-26-2008, 11:05 AM
Milwaukee metro area here. Pretty similar to the Kansas City metro area. Milwaukee metro area is a little more compact.

TODD
03-26-2008, 11:05 AM
i call this place home...Colony Kansas...But currently live in Shawnee Ks

2006 2000 1990
Population 382 397 447

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 Population Estimates, Census 2000, 1990 Census

chagrin
03-26-2008, 11:05 AM
Orlando City - 213 and some change
Greater Orlando - 1.9 mil - 27th largest metro area.

That was according to the wiki - census 2006. I know that number has grown a lot since then.

StcChief
03-26-2008, 01:11 PM
STL metro 2.6M

Rain Man
03-26-2008, 01:13 PM
i call this place home...Colony Kansas...But currently live in Shawnee Ks

2006 2000 1990
Population 382 397 447

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 Population Estimates, Census 2000, 1990 Census

That's not a good trend.

Pestilence
03-26-2008, 01:15 PM
i call this place home...Colony Kansas...But currently live in Shawnee Ks

2006 2000 1990
Population 382 397 447

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 Population Estimates, Census 2000, 1990 Census

Any serial killers in your town.....or military testing facilities?

CosmicPal
03-26-2008, 01:22 PM
35,745
Castle Rock, CO

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1580690-Castle_Rock_Colorado-Castle_Rock.jpg

JBucc
03-26-2008, 01:29 PM
City: Around 50,000
Metro Area: Over 600,000 according to Wikipedia.

El Jefe
03-26-2008, 01:39 PM
3,957. I was way off, I thought we were above 10,000, although that was from 2006 and we are one of the top 5 fastest growing towns in Ohio IIRC.

DaneMcCloud
03-26-2008, 02:04 PM
35,745
Castle Rock, CO

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1580690-Castle_Rock_Colorado-Castle_Rock.jpg

I dated a chick from Larkspur for a while, which is near Castle Rock. She went to Douglass County High School in the mid-80's.

For some reason, I remember there being a lot of hotties in that area.

KCKID58
03-26-2008, 03:19 PM
2769. Damn I feel like a hillbilly....

BigVE
03-26-2008, 03:41 PM
Wow. I can't believe we are as small as we are. I thought we had about 10,000 more people living here in Hutch. So by the 2006 #'s, we have roughly 1.5 fast food joints per citizen......yet we have only 4 actual restaurants.

Population 2006 - 41,085.
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Which 4 do you count as actual restaurants??? Number one on our list is the Anchor Inn.

BWillie
03-26-2008, 04:03 PM
Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,172,339
Kansas City Metro Area 1,967,405 while growing at a larger rate, higher population, and a newer and better stadium isn't getting an NBA team while those douchebaggers from OKC are.

I hate you Clay Bennett.

BigVE
03-26-2008, 04:07 PM
I should have checked a bit closer before I voted in the poll. My village only has about 2000 people in it...most people you ask around here say 3000. 2000 seems about right.

noa
03-26-2008, 04:13 PM
I live in Manhattan (not KS), where the population is 1.5 million, but when you add in the other boroughs and surrounding areas...

Skip Towne
03-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,172,339
Kansas City Metro Area 1,967,405 while growing at a larger rate, higher population, and a newer and better stadium isn't getting an NBA team while those douchebaggers from OKC are.

I hate you Clay Bennett.

Tulsa is less than 100 miles from OKC and has about the same population.

BigMeatballDave
03-26-2008, 04:27 PM
I live in a small town of 7000, just outside of Akron. Not a suburb.

SBK
03-26-2008, 05:06 PM
#9 on the list, metro Atlanta with over 5.1 million. Grew over 20% since 00 which is the highest in the top 10.

Rain Man
03-26-2008, 05:19 PM
My neighborhood in Denver has 5,100 people in 36 city blocks.

CosmicPal
03-26-2008, 05:43 PM
I dated a chick from Larkspur for a while, which is near Castle Rock. She went to Douglass County High School in the mid-80's.

For some reason, I remember there being a lot of hotties in that area.

Larkspur is just a couple of mins south of Castle Rock. Very cool little town.
CR is full of hotties. :drool:

vailpass
03-26-2008, 05:58 PM
My neighborhood in Denver has 5,100 people in 36 city blocks.

Cheeseman?

ClevelandBronco
03-26-2008, 06:23 PM
Cheeseman?

Play nice.

Rain Man
03-26-2008, 06:48 PM
Cheeseman?

Actually, pretty close to there. It's a great neighborhood.

It's funny: when I moved to Denver, one of my otherwise enlightened female coworkers warned me not to move near Cheesman Park because "lots of gay men sunbathe nude there". I live about eight blocks from that park and it's my preferred jogging area, and the only naked person I've ever seen there in 12 years was a gorgeous blonde woman who was doing some sort of semi-porn photo shoot at the Colonnade. My wife was with me, and informed me to move along.

88TG88
03-26-2008, 06:51 PM
Upwards of 4 mil here in LA.

Spott
03-26-2008, 06:52 PM
Grew up in Lee's Summit(KC) and now live in Jacksonville #40 on the list. But I would prefer to live in a small town, preferably in the midwest. The small towns down here are 99% Jerry Springer guests.

bogey
03-26-2008, 07:01 PM
Live in LA which is hellabig. I grew up in Crane, Missouri, population 1,003 when I lived there back in the 70's. Now Crane is over 1,400.

CosmicPal
03-26-2008, 08:04 PM
It's funny: when I moved to Denver, one of my otherwise enlightened female coworkers warned me not to move near Cheesman Park because "lots of gay men sunbathe nude there".

I was told the same when I moved to Denver. I was also told by a great many people that Cheeseman Park was haunted. Gay and Haunted- can't get any worse than that.

It's supposedly a former Indian burial ground where the developers neglected to move the corpses before building new homes and a park on 'em.

Frazod
03-26-2008, 08:21 PM
Chicago metro 9,500,000
Naperville 140,000

Rain Man
03-26-2008, 08:58 PM
I was told the same when I moved to Denver. I was also told by a great many people that Cheeseman Park was haunted. Gay and Haunted- can't get any worse than that.

It's supposedly a former Indian burial ground where the developers neglected to move the corpses before building new homes and a park on 'em.

I hadn't heard about the Indian ground, but I know that it was the city's first cemetery, and then they moved most of the bodies when the city developed around it. They couldn't find all of them, though.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
03-26-2008, 09:01 PM
I went with the easy answer of 125K+. Although, since I live in an unincorporated city with 13 villages, I'm not sure exactly what the size of my village is. Obviously there's a need out here for a poll taker to determine exact population counts of each of the villages.

I'll put in a good word for you with the village elders.

stumppy
03-27-2008, 02:45 AM
Everton, MO. Pop. 218. There is a gas station and post office here. The funeral home was blown over in a storm last fall. If I want to pick up some fast food I have to drive a minimum of 20 miles. After 10:00 PM tack on another 8 miles.

I refer to this place as the armpit of Missouri. And I can't prove it yet but I'm pretty sure that for every day I stay here this town is actually sucking 3 days off of my life.
If it wasn't for the poor health of a relative that lives here this town could have kissed my ass goodbye a long time ago.

Duck Dog
03-27-2008, 07:21 AM
Born and raised in OP. Now I live in a farming community of about 1000. The largest metro area is Rochester, MN (pop 100K and home of the Mayo clinic) which is about 25 miles away and Austin, Minnesota (pop 30K plus it's the home of John Madden and SPAM) is about 20 miles away.

I've lived in this community for 10 years and really like it. I will always live in the country even if my worked moved me to the twin cities. I'd still live way outside of the metro.

ArrowheadHawk
03-27-2008, 07:45 AM
37,000 Here. The most exciting thing is that they are building a Sam's Club.

Nzoner
03-27-2008, 08:02 AM
37,000 Here. The most exciting thing is that they are building a Sam's Club.

Exciting until they begin to suck the life blood from the mom and pop business owners who've spent their entire lives giving back to their communities.

Sorry,I'm a little irritated right now with our cities' ideas of growth.I'll STFU now

Old Dog
03-27-2008, 09:04 AM
link says 2,258.....I thought about 1,700
Ya'll can keep those big assed cities though......been there, done that, moved my old ass back to a small town.

DaneMcCloud
03-27-2008, 06:53 PM
Upwards of 4 mil here in LA.

LA metro (the entire LA County Basin) has over 20 million legals.