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GE Demographic Survey (first question)

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In what type of area do you live?

Urban (large city of more than 1 million)
14
14%
Urban (medium city of 500,000-1 million)
4
4%
Urban (small city of 100,000-500,000)
15
15%
Large Town (50,000-100,000)
21
21%
Small Town
21
21%
Suburb (like you folks in Woodstock, etc.)
19
19%
Rural
5
5%
I am currently institutionalized (for Zoomy)
1
1%
 
Total votes : 100

GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby Chef Mongo » Tue May 18, 2010 3:52 pm

I'm curious about our makeup ... who we are, where we live, what we do for a living ... so I'm going to run a series of polls to find out!

This ain't the Census. There will be no tracking of who gives what answer and no penalty for not playing. :)

First up, where do we live?
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby ghenne » Tue May 18, 2010 4:01 pm

Cool! What a great idea.

I thought maybe I'd be the first "small towner" but I was the 4th.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby sadiedog » Tue May 18, 2010 4:36 pm

Yep, we're technically a small town living within 10 minutes of an urban area with 100,000 to 500,00 people.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby nolafoodie » Tue May 18, 2010 4:43 pm

Wait a sec -- what would you say is the difference between a suburb and a small town? Wouldn't a small town adjacent to a city be considered a suburb?
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby lunanoir » Tue May 18, 2010 4:47 pm

nolafoodie wrote:Wait a sec -- what would you say is the difference between a suburb and a small town? Wouldn't a small town adjacent to a city be considered a suburb?


Yeah, I wondered the same thing.

I live technically in a chicago suburb -- but it's a town of 50,000+ in its own right.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby Chef Mongo » Tue May 18, 2010 4:48 pm

A suburb is primarily populated by people who make their living in the adjacent big city.

Gastonia, where I live, doesn't qualify as a suburb (yet) because most of the folks here work here or nearby, not in Charlotte.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby Catherine » Tue May 18, 2010 4:52 pm

I live in Stepford. Wheeee.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby SingingWillow » Tue May 18, 2010 6:00 pm

We live in Missouri City.

Missouri City is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The city is mostly in Fort Bend County with a small portion within Harris County. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 52,913 (though a 2005 estimate placed the population at 63,910).


So, I guess that makes us a Large Town.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby aslansavz » Tue May 18, 2010 6:03 pm

What if we're a suburb of a suburb of a suburb of a megatropolis and there's no differentiation between those suburbs..it looks like one gigantic town LOL


I put suburb, even though we're at over 80,000 on our own.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby Butterbean » Tue May 18, 2010 6:17 pm

I selected large town, but Newark's population is 28,547 (according to Wiki). However, when U/DE is in full session, the population definitely swells to close to 50,000. There are a lot of suburbs, not in the city limits where the postal address is Newark; I live within the city limits, pay city taxes, etc. Complicated question, Mongo, but a good one. I think I chose correctly; Newark doesn't fit the definition of a "small town" to me.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby new cook » Tue May 18, 2010 7:26 pm

By this poll's standards I live in a large town, but it's really a small city. And we are mostly bordered by the megalopolis that is the city of Los Angeles. There is no physical division between the two, you simply cross the street where they meet and you're either in one city or the other. For that reason, living here only feels like living in a small city when you're dealing with its government vs L.A.'s.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby chefshawn » Tue May 18, 2010 9:11 pm

i live in a town of 9000ish, but in the knoxville area of just about 200000
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby Norm357 » Tue May 18, 2010 9:40 pm

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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby vickatina » Wed May 19, 2010 12:25 am

I live in what I would call a small town.

Palmerton, PA. Population about 5,250.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby Chef Mongo » Wed May 19, 2010 12:41 am

It would also be fair to say that this survey measures perception on some level. Do you think of your hometown as being a small town, or do you consider it a suburb? I'm not going to be checking, fer crissakes! :)
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby calkat » Wed May 19, 2010 12:55 am

ok - that was fun. I didn't know the population of my little suburb, so I looked it up at http://homes.point2.com - found out the average income, the average age, population - quite interesting, never knew that! Then I started looking up places that I used to live... 'twas a good question - learned somethin' on that one.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby Grovite » Wed May 19, 2010 8:06 am

SingingWillow wrote:We live in Missouri City.

Missouri City is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The city is mostly in Fort Bend County with a small portion within Harris County. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 52,913 (though a 2005 estimate placed the population at 63,910).


So, I guess that makes us a Large Town.


You're in a suburb. Hell, at this point, Victoria is damn near a suburb.

Anyway, I moved from one suburb (Richardson, TX) to another (Leesburg, VA). I know that a lot of people here in Loudoun County can't stand to be lumped in with Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, etc., but for the most part, ALL of eastern Loudoun is a suburban nightmare whether they like it or not. We're fairly close to Washington considering the DC Metro area's reach.

US 15 seems to be the dividing line between the sprawl and the farm/horse country, but you see a lot of development moving west, much to the chagrin of the local powers.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby SingingWillow » Wed May 19, 2010 11:27 am

Grovite wrote:
SingingWillow wrote:We live in Missouri City.

Missouri City is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The city is mostly in Fort Bend County with a small portion within Harris County. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 52,913 (though a 2005 estimate placed the population at 63,910).


So, I guess that makes us a Large Town.


You're in a suburb. Hell, at this point, Victoria is damn near a suburb.



I was going to select suburb, but it doesn't really fit.

Missouri City does not have a whole awful lot of people who work in Houston main. We are a large population of retirees.
We don't have bus service. Harris county services, for the most part, do not extend to our area.
We don't feel like a "part" of Houston. There's even a Museum of Natural History in neighboring Sugarland.

I just hope we never get annexed.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby nolafoodie » Wed May 19, 2010 4:59 pm

Grovite wrote:Anyway, I moved from one suburb (Richardson, TX) to another (Leesburg, VA). I know that a lot of people here in Loudoun County can't stand to be lumped in with Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, etc., but for the most part, ALL of eastern Loudoun is a suburban nightmare whether they like it or not. We're fairly close to Washington considering the DC Metro area's reach.



Did somebody say... Arlington?

(I know, I know, I've posted this before, but it's just so darned funny, and apropos to the discussion at hand.)
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby carla » Thu May 20, 2010 12:26 am

I had to look it up. I didn't realize how close we are to being "urban," by Mongo's definition cited in the poll.
We are not a suburb; many commute to our town from both north & south because our housing prices are so outrageously high.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby nlkdavid » Sat May 22, 2010 1:20 am

I voted Large Town on the feel of my current residents of Sherwood AR, who wiki says has a population of 26k. Suburb of Little Rock may also be appropriate, though I don't know how many suburbs annex neighbors, nor have ordinance fever (just the one's about pets are enough to make your head spin, lol) that surpasses their parent city, quite like this place.

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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby Littlebit » Sat May 22, 2010 10:08 pm

I think "small town" vs "big city" is SO subjective.

When I lived in Staten Island, the population of the Island was roughly 400,000. It was considered "small town or suburb" because Manhattan has millions of people.

Now I live in Orlando, which has over 2,000,000 residents (my area of Hunter's Creek has roughly 25,000 but I consider myself to live in the Hunter's Creek section of ORLANDO - even though I live in unincorporated Orange County, which makes it even MORE confusing, LOL), yet I think i's MUCH more suburban/small town that when I lived in NY.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby moonablaze » Sun May 23, 2010 1:12 pm

I put large city because I spend most of my year in LA (a city of nearly 12 million). For the summer, I'm in the place I consider my home town. It's a "small town" of 30,000, which is a suburb of a "medium city" of a little over 1 million, which has grown larger than the neighboring, formerly "large city" of San Francisco (population 800,000).


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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby eye4got » Sun May 23, 2010 10:18 pm

lunanoir wrote:
nolafoodie wrote:Wait a sec -- what would you say is the difference between a suburb and a small town? Wouldn't a small town adjacent to a city be considered a suburb?


Yeah, I wondered the same thing.

I live technically in a chicago suburb -- but it's a town of 50,000+ in its own right.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby TessB » Wed May 26, 2010 9:08 am

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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby kyle » Wed May 26, 2010 3:36 pm

Littlebit wrote:I think "small town" vs "big city" is SO subjective.

When I lived in Staten Island, the population of the Island was roughly 400,000. It was considered "small town or suburb" because Manhattan has millions of people.

Now I live in Orlando, which has over 2,000,000 residents (my area of Hunter's Creek has roughly 25,000 but I consider myself to live in the Hunter's Creek section of ORLANDO - even though I live in unincorporated Orange County, which makes it even MORE confusing, LOL), yet I think i's MUCH more suburban/small town that when I lived in NY.


I always get a giggle out of the staten islanders who say its the burbs.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby jo31b » Thu May 27, 2010 2:08 am

None of the cities in my home province are more then 90 000 people so I don't know where you get towns that size except for Oakvill On who insist they are a town of around 125 000 or so right next to Toronto.

I guess it varies state to state province to province so sure, <100 000 could be a town.
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby koshersalty » Thu May 27, 2010 10:36 pm

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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby carla » Fri May 28, 2010 12:54 am

koshersalty wrote:In the land of mintpoo.


Would somebody please explain this to me? Salty?
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Re: GE Demographic Survey (first question)

Postby BikerBobo1 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:02 am

Chef Mongo wrote:This ain't the Census. There will be no tracking of who gives what answer and no penalty for not playing.


Dang, I was looking forward to that Census girl knockin at my door again too. I had forgotten to fill in a few blanks......
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