Population milestone

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Nov 23, 2008.

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Do you live in a city with a population greater than 500,000?

  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
    43.1%
  2. No

    29 vote(s)
    56.9%
  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Next month, most likely between 8th and 18th December, the population of Tasmania will reach 500,000 for the first time in history. It has only taken 204 years since the first white settlement for this to happen.

    I was wondering how many of you live in cities that have a larger population than my entire state so a simple poll to determine that.
     
  2. All Seeing Eye

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    Nope, more like 2/5ths of that.
     
  3. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Than we must live in cities of about the same size. Hobart's population is about 200,000. Just the ideal size for a city IMO.
     
  4. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Norwalk's population is around 110,000. A nice sized population without being too big. There is of course, Los Angeles, which i live close to, which has a population approaching 4 million.
     
  5. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    Depends on what you mean by "city". Is it the actual administrative city boundary as defined by local government, or the whole conurbation area?

    In both cases, my answer is Yes.
     
  6. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Whichever you consider to be your 'city'.

    Technically Greater Hobart (population 200,000) is made up of three cities (the cities of Hobart, Glenorchy and Clarence).
     
  7. All Seeing Eye

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    well if your 'city' is 200,000 then I must live in one hell of a big 'town'.
     
  8. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    ???

    I am going on you saying that your city was about 2/5 of 500,000.
     
  9. All Seeing Eye

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    no you misunderstand, you are asking about people living in city's. I do not live in a city but my towns population is about the same as your 'city' so if your city has 200,000 then my town must be huge.

    Ya know, because citys are meant to be bigger than towns.
     
  10. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    In my state a town becomes a city when it is still quite small. We have 5 cities in Tasmania - Hobart, Glenorchy and Clarence make up Greater Hobart, Launceston (population about 70,000) and Burnie (population about 18,000).
     
  11. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 Screaming Firehawk Admiral

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    Not right at the moment I don't. But the region of Greater Newcastle is over 500,000 people.
     
  12. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    ~250.000 people here -but then, there are less than 6.000.000 people in this entire country ;)
     
  13. Small White Car

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    Heck, my COUNTY has twice that many people. (Fairfax County)

    And we're 407 square miles compared to your 35,000 square miles.

    Pick up the pace!
     
  14. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    But a lot of that 35,000 square miles is mountains.
     
  15. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    How quaint. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_County

    :p
     
  16. nevermore

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    The population of Baltimore is ~640,000, which is about 350,000 off the 1950 peak population. The Baltimore-Towson Metro Area has about 2.7 million. So, yes. Bigger.
     
  17. blablover5

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    Lincoln is about half of that but soon when it merges with Omaha we shall be a super city bent on global destruction.
     
  18. Mallory

    Mallory Moderator In Memoriam

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    Geez I live in a small town. Only about 65,000. There's only about 3 million total in Oregon (97,000 sq miles).
     
  19. CookieMonster

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    My towns population is somewhere around 600.


    A bit of a ways off actually. :)


    OH OH OH OH let me correct myself, we have just over a thousand people. Plymouth has just under 1 sq mile of land. Oh yes and 90% Caucasian. My friend at the grocery store calls himself the pepper flake in the glass of milk.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth,_California
     
  20. Ariadne

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    Yes.

    The City of Ottawa has a population of about 1.1 million, but that includes a lot of rural areas and small towns. The actual urban area has a population around 800 000. Neither of those includes a good chunk of urbanization on the other side of the river, which would bring the total to 1.4 million.

    So, between 800 000 and 1.4 million, depending on how you measure.