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Old Posted Jun 21, 2009, 9:53 PM
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The Largest Cities in The South (southeast)

Someone give me their view on the top 10 cities in the South. by population, or just your favorire top 10.. You rank them..

Mine..

1.Atlanta
2.Miami
3.Charlotte
4.Orlando
5.Jacksonville
6.New Orleans
7.Raleigh
8.Winston-Salem
9.Charleston, SC
10.Myrtle Beach, SC
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2009, 10:32 PM
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I'm assuming that those are just your favorite.

I can see how this topic might become kinda controversial...
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 1:03 AM
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How about a top 10 city population list? I will exclude Texas for obvious reasons. & not to mention, everybody may consider the "South" different on geography alone.

1---Jacksonville, FL
2---Memphis, TN
3---Charlotte, NC
4---Nashville, TN
5---Louisville, KY
6---Atlanta, GA
7---Miami, FL
8---Raleigh, NC
9---Tampa, FL
10--New Orleans, LA



There will be a 50 different list. Hopefully no foul play.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 1:20 AM
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In no order, not including Alabama...

Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine
New Orleans, LA
Charleston, SC
St. Simons, GA
Nashville, TN
Destin, FL
Chattanooga, TN
Asheville, NC
Raleigh, NC
Savannah, GA

Im not sure I even believe that list -- but its a start.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 3:47 AM
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There's no need to list the top 10 by population. Just look up Census Bureau stats or something.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 7:09 AM
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How about a top 10 city population list?

Gauging a city's population by looking only inside it's formal geopolitical boundaries is not necessarily the most appropriate way to define a city's true "size".

An alternative head-count can be taken by looking at respective MSA's. This is more respectful of today's interconnected urban landscapes and avoids the issue of carving out vital districts from the heart of a community.

Southeastern metropolitan "core" cities ranked by size of their respective statistical area populations: (with nationwide rankings in parentheses)
  1. Miami (7)
  2. Atlanta (8)
  3. Tampa (19)
  4. Orlando (27)
  5. Charlotte (34)
  6. Virginia Beach (35)
  7. Nashville (38)
  8. Jacksonville (40)
  9. Memphis (41)
  10. Louisville (42)


If Louisville is disqualified due to portions of its statistical area boundaries falling within Indiana, the runner-up would be:
  • Richmond (43)
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 1:07 PM
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Howabout top 10 cities in the south that start with M that I can think of off the top of my head.

Montgomery
Mobile
Memphis
Marietta
Macon
Meridian
Miami
Myrtle Beach
Monroe
Millbrook
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 1:43 PM
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My list:

Mobile
Montgomery
Birmingham
Huntsville
New Orleans
Nashville
Miami
Pensacola
Tampa
Baton Rouge
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 2:11 PM
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Gauging a city's population by looking only inside it's formal geopolitical boundaries is not necessarily the most appropriate way to define a city's true "size".

An alternative head-count can be taken by looking at respective MSA's. This is more respectful of today's interconnected urban landscapes and avoids the issue of carving out vital districts from the heart of a community.

Southeastern metropolitan "core" cities ranked by size of their respective statistical area populations: (with nationwide rankings in parentheses)
  1. Miami (7)
  2. Atlanta (8)
  3. Tampa (19)
  4. Orlando (27)
  5. Charlotte (34)
  6. Virginia Beach (35)
  7. Nashville (38)
  8. Jacksonville (40)
  9. Memphis (41)
  10. Louisville (42)


If Louisville is disqualified due to portions of its statistical area boundaries falling within Indiana, the runner-up would be:
  • Richmond (43)
I'm pretty sure Atlanta has already surpassed Miami this year for that sweet #7 Metro spot.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 2:21 PM
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Dauphin Island, AL(First Capital of the Louisiana Territory)
Bayou la Batre,AL
Mobile BAY, AL

Pascagoula,MS
Moss Point,MS
Gautier,MS
O.S, MS
Biloxi,MS

Slidell, LA(the daiquiri shop first exit off of I-10west)
Nawlins,LA
Marrero,LA
Grand Isle,LA
Cut off,LA
LA Rose,LA

Baton Rouge/Tiger Stadium
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2009, 5:23 PM
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Gauging a city's population by looking only inside it's formal geopolitical boundaries is not necessarily the most appropriate way to define a city's true "size".

An alternative head-count can be taken by looking at respective MSA's. This is more respectful of today's interconnected urban landscapes and avoids the issue of carving out vital districts from the heart of a community.

Southeastern metropolitan "core" cities ranked by size of their respective statistical area populations: (with nationwide rankings in parentheses)
  1. Miami (7)
  2. Atlanta (8)
  3. Tampa (19)
  4. Orlando (27)
  5. Charlotte (34)
  6. Virginia Beach (35)
  7. Nashville (38)
  8. Jacksonville (40)
  9. Memphis (41)
  10. Louisville (42)


If Louisville is disqualified due to portions of its statistical area boundaries falling within Indiana, the runner-up would be:
  • Richmond (43)
You missed the humor I was attempting to poke at the thread starter.

But I guess I understand your post, considering your city jumped from #9 to #3 with the stated opinion.

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Old Posted Jun 23, 2009, 12:21 AM
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My list:

Mobile
Montgomery
Birmingham
Huntsville
New Orleans
Nashville
Miami
Pensacola
Tampa
Baton Rouge
I need you to get out of Alabama a little more.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2009, 9:44 AM
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1. Prichard
2. Tuskegee
3. Auburn
4. Calera
5. Coosada
6. Union City
7. Atlanta
8. Douglasville
9. Bay Minette
10. Spanish Fort
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2009, 4:31 PM
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You missed the humor I was attempting to poke at the thread starter.

But I guess I understand your post, considering your city jumped from #9 to #3 with the stated opinion.


Well, frankly, I was baffled as to the intended purpose of the thread as stated and the precision of its suggested methodology.

But, yeah... I didn't exactly mind seeing Tampa's status climb.

Truthfully, though I couldn't let Jacksonville get by as #1 without knocking it down a peg... Sure, Jax has the highest city population, but its population density ranks 52nd among the 60 largest southeastern cities, and dead last among the 19 Florida cities on that list.

Don't get me wrong...I think Jacksonville is a beautiful city in a great setting. I just find that appropriate context is missing when its data is compared to other cities. Jacksonville's municipal boundaries encompass a whopping 767 sq. miles of land, or nearly the entirety of Duval County. That figure is greater than the next ten largest Florida cities combined, which average a geographic size of only 65 sq. miles. in comparison.

If Florida's other cities extended their boundaries county-wide in a similar manner, Jacksonville's top spot in the state's population rankings would drop to #7.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2009, 4:39 PM
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Here are the top 13 as far as population goes:

1 Jacksonville 794,555
2 Charlotte 716,874
3 Memphis 680,902
4 Nashville 590,807
5 Louisville 558,541
6 Atlanta 519,145
7 Virginia Beach 435,619
8 Miami 408,991
9 Raleigh 356,321
10 Tampa 332,888
11 Lexington-lafayette Co, Ky 272,000
12 Greensboro 259,000
13 Norfolk 235,000

top metros based on population:

Rank Metropolitan Area Anchor City Population State(s)
1 Atlanta Metropolitan Area Atlanta 5,729,304 Georgia
2 South Florida Miami 5,422,200 Florida
3 Washington Metropolitan Area District of Columbia 5,306,565 Virginia / District of Columbia / Maryland / West Virginia
4 Tampa Bay Area Tampa 4,076,099 Florida
5 Greater Orlando Orlando 2,693,552 Florida
6 Hampton Roads Norfolk 1,700,000 Virginia / North Carolina
7 Greater Charlotte Charlotte 1,651,650 North Carolina / South Carolina
8 Central Alabama Birmingham 1,596,909 Alabama
9 The Triad Greensboro 1,535,926 North Carolina
10 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro Nashville 1,498,836 Tennessee
11 The Triangle Raleigh 1,467,434 North Carolina
12 Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan Jacksonville 1,348,381 Florida
13 The Upstate Greenville 1,315,597 South Carolina
14 Memphis Metropolitan Area Memphis 1,260,905 Tennessee/Mississippi/Arkansas
15 Louisville-Jefferson County Louisville 1,245,920
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2009, 4:49 PM
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^^Hah call it a top 12 to slide Greensboro in their, I love these types of threads.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2009, 9:20 PM
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Ha ha. I thought that was kinda' funny too.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2009, 10:54 PM
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I need you to get out of Alabama a little more.
LOL ,hey no one think of my state as a cool place to live so someone has to represent !!
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2009, 10:56 PM
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Here are the top 13 as far as population goes:

1 Jacksonville 794,555
2 Charlotte 716,874
3 Memphis 680,902
4 Nashville 590,807
5 Louisville 558,541
6 Atlanta 519,145
7 Virginia Beach 435,619
8 Miami 408,991
9 Raleigh 356,321
10 Tampa 332,888
11 Lexington-lafayette Co, Ky 272,000
12 Greensboro 259,000
13 Norfolk 235,000

top metros based on population:

Rank Metropolitan Area Anchor City Population State(s)
1 Atlanta Metropolitan Area Atlanta 5,729,304 Georgia
2 South Florida Miami 5,422,200 Florida
3 Washington Metropolitan Area District of Columbia 5,306,565 Virginia / District of Columbia / Maryland / West Virginia
4 Tampa Bay Area Tampa 4,076,099 Florida
5 Greater Orlando Orlando 2,693,552 Florida
6 Hampton Roads Norfolk 1,700,000 Virginia / North Carolina
7 Greater Charlotte Charlotte 1,651,650 North Carolina / South Carolina
8 Central Alabama Birmingham 1,596,909 Alabama
9 The Triad Greensboro 1,535,926 North Carolina
10 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro Nashville 1,498,836 Tennessee
11 The Triangle Raleigh 1,467,434 North Carolina
12 Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan Jacksonville 1,348,381 Florida
13 The Upstate Greenville 1,315,597 South Carolina
14 Memphis Metropolitan Area Memphis 1,260,905 Tennessee/Mississippi/Arkansas
15 Louisville-Jefferson County Louisville 1,245,920



I`m surprised New Orleans Isn`t on your list.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2009, 12:41 AM
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top metros based on population:

Rank Metropolitan Area Anchor City Population State(s)
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9 The Triad Greensboro 1,535,926 North Carolina
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11 The Triangle Raleigh 1,467,434 North Carolina
You know better.

According to the 2008 estimates straight from the Census Bureau, the Triad CSA is at 1,552,495 and the Triangle CSA is at 1,690,557. And if you're going to use the CSA stats for those two metros, they should have been used for all.
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