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    Saw a note in the paper the other day that San José has crossed the 1-million mark. They said it was the 10th city to do so.

    What are the other 9?

    (I hasten to point out that the article didn't say, so I don't actually have a way of grading your answers!)

  • #2
    New York
    Los Angeles
    Chicago
    Houston
    Philadelphia
    Phoenix
    San Antonio
    San Diego

    and because this is a T&F board....
    Eugene! :lol: 8-) :P

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    • #3
      New York
      LA
      Chicago
      Houston
      Philadelphia
      Phoenix
      San Antonio
      San Diego
      Dallas

      I'm also hearing that Detroit has crossed the 1 million mark as well.
      If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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      • #4
        I thought San Jose and Detroit were losing residents.

        I think Atlanta is up there.

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        • #5
          Detroit still over 1M at present, although it is falling. Atlanta is still in the 30's with 500,000+.

          http://mobiltravelguide.howstuffworks.c ... -guide.htm
          If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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          • #6
            It was long since rumoured that SJ had 1.000.000 inhabitants, but that included up to a quarter million who had no right to vote or access to healthcare. Have they made an unofficial official count of illegals or have that many people really moved into the city?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EPelle
              It was long since rumoured that SJ had 1.000.000 inhabitants, but that included up to a quarter million who had no right to vote or access to healthcare. Have they made an unofficial official count of illegals or have that many people really moved into the city?
              You bring up one of my pet peeves, which I am sure will get me slammed here. What on earth do you mean by "no access to health care"?

              When I get sick, I go to the doc-in-a-box, pays my money and takes my chances. They can do the same. That's access to health care.

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              • #8
                Population of cities needs defined. Is it only within the city limits?There are more than 10 contiguous metropolitan areas with population exceeding 1 million.

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                • #9
                  I am again surprised by the relatively small number of 1m+ cities in the US.

                  Australia has five, while only having a total population of around 22m:
                  1 Sydney 4,3m
                  2 Melbourne 3,8m
                  3 Brisbane 1,8m
                  4 Perth 1,5m
                  5 Adelaide 1,1m

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lonewolf
                    Population of cities needs defined. Is it only within the city limits?There are more than 10 contiguous metropolitan areas with population exceeding 1 million.
                    The story I saw was talking city limits

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh
                      Originally posted by lonewolf
                      Population of cities needs defined. Is it only within the city limits?There are more than 10 contiguous metropolitan areas with population exceeding 1 million.
                      The story I saw was talking city limits
                      As you quote the story, San Jose is the tenth city to reach the mark. It doesn't say there are currently ten cities at over one million, although there might be.

                      So the real question is, in what order did cities reach one million.

                      I'm guessing:
                      New York
                      Philadelphia
                      Chicago
                      Detroit
                      Los Angeles
                      Houston
                      San Diego
                      Phoenix
                      I don't know (third base!)
                      San Jose

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                      • #12
                        I'd like to see a list with populations of greater metropolitan areas.

                        Those totals are probably phenominal.
                        The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                        • #13
                          According to World Almanac 2000 census Top 31

                          New York 18.3 million
                          Los Angeles 12.3
                          Chicago 9.0
                          Philadelphia 5.7
                          Dallas-Fort Worth 5.2
                          Miami 5.0
                          Washington 4.8
                          Houston 4.7
                          Detroit 4.5
                          Boston 4.4
                          Atlanta 4.3
                          San Francisco 4.1
                          Riverside-San Bernadino 3.2
                          Phoenix 3.2
                          Seattle 3.2
                          Minneapolis 2.9
                          San Diego 2.8
                          St Louis 2.7
                          Baltimore 2.6
                          Pittsburg 2.4
                          Tampa 2.4
                          Denver 2.2
                          Cleveland 2.1
                          Cincinnati 2.0
                          Portland 1.9
                          Kansas City 1.8
                          Sacremento 1.8
                          San Jose 1.7
                          San Antonio 1.7
                          Orlando 1.6
                          Columbus 1.6

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lonewolf
                            According to World Almanac 2000 census Top 31

                            New York 18.3 million
                            Los Angeles 12.3
                            Chicago 9.0
                            Philadelphia 5.7
                            ...
                            That makes a whole lot more sense...

                            The underlying data (and classifications of city bounds) from the 2000 census data reside here:

                            http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/file ... lldata.csv

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                            • #15
                              Thanks LW!
                              The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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