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Poll results: How big is your work city population (not greater metropolitan area, just city)?

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  • Less than a thousand

    1 1.59%
  • Thousand to ten thousand

    5 7.94%
  • Ten thousand to hundred thousand

    31 49.21%
  • Hundred thousand to five hundred thousand

    9 14.29%
  • Five hundred thousand to a million

    5 7.94%
  • Greater than a million

    3 4.76%
  • Non Goverment job

    6 9.52%
  • Student

    3 4.76%
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Thread: How large is the the city in which you work?

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    Member simulcra's avatar
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    How large is the the city in which you work?

    (wow, i'm on a posting frenzy today. what's up with me?) anyhoo, just wanted to get a frame of reference on the locations you planners, transportation, gis peoples worked.

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    Just broke the 100,000 barrier last year (100,200)

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    Valdivia has about 130,000... no I don't work.. but I "study" which could be put as "working" :P

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Check your assumptions at the door.

    Some of us work at the county or regional level.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    Some of us do not work for government.

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    *mod hat*

    *mod hat on*
    added non gov and student options to post
    *mod hat off*

    I work for a city of 20,000
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    I work at both the city (mostly) and regional level (occaisonally).

    In the city there is about 19000 people and falling. The region, including the city is about 50 000 and somewhat stable.

    My region is about 12 000square km in area.
    The city is 180 square km in area.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I destroy farmland and pave wetlands for a living.

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    Cyburbian Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    My office is in a city of about 30,000, but I work for the county, which has a population of over 300,000.

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    Can you break it down for the 10-100 thousand? Allot of communities fall in that range. I went to school and grew up in places of 20,000 but now work for a city that has 81,000, but looking to move to an area that has 45,000. All extremely different.

    Oh, and the 81,000 is in less than 10 sq miles. Nothing like the North East.
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    43,000+

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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
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    City is roughly 350,000, County pop is around 1.2 million

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    City/county is just under 1 million--about 800,000 at last count, I think--but the MSA is about 1.3 million and growing very very quickly.

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    I voted, but 10,000 to 100,000 is a pretty big category.

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    Originally posted by Mike D.
    I destroy farmland and pave wetlands for a living.
    Me too. Ain't it fun?

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    Re: *mod hat*

    Originally posted by PlannerGirl
    *mod hat on*
    added non gov and student options to post
    *mod hat off*

    I work for a city of 20,000
    That changes my answer it voted for. I put over a million last night, but I am actually non gov. in an area over a million, but we work with big cities and small towns, counties, regions, etc…
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Originally posted by SGB
    Check your assumptions at the door.

    Some of us work at the county or regional level.
    Solipsa, correct me if i'm wrong but i think you asked about location - not employer.

    City pop - 1.45 million
    Metro - 5.2 million
    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

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    90,000 people, but wish it were about 85,000 less than that

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    "official" year 'round population: 2,304
    summer population: 15,000 +
    ski season population: 8,000 +
    April population: 32 hardy souls

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    How large is the the city in which you work?

    I am a county planner, and the county offices are in Helena, Montana, the state capital and county seat. Helena is a small city of about 25,000. However, since I am a county planner, my job involves those lands outside of the City of Helena. There are approximately 25,000 people living in the rural and unincorporated towns of Lewis and Clark County.

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    Here in Indiana we have many Area Plan Commissions, which combine both the City and County.
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    Full time population about 7,500
    Peak summer population about 25,000

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    smal town Alberta = 7,600

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    Cyburbian Rem's avatar
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    My City (Lake Macquarie) 188,717. By Australian standards we are a big local government area - the 5th biggest in NSW and 9th biggest in Australia.

    We are part of a single conurbation with another City (Newcastle) that has a population of 143,238 making a grand total of 331,955.

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    Cyburbian tsc's avatar
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    our city is only 50,000... but only 10 miles or so to 8 million.

    when you get into cities over 40,000... I think planning takes on a different role. Would have been interesting to break it down differently.

    There is a big difference between 10,000 and 100,000..... but not so much when you get into the higher ranges.
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