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How large is the the city in which you work?

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

  • Less than a thousand

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Thousand to ten thousand

    Votes: 5 8.3%
  • Ten thousand to hundred thousand

    Votes: 30 50.0%
  • Hundred thousand to five hundred thousand

    Votes: 8 13.3%
  • Five hundred thousand to a million

    Votes: 4 6.7%
  • Greater than a million

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Non Goverment job

    Votes: 6 10.0%
  • Student

    Votes: 3 5.0%

  • Total voters
    60

simulcra

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(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.
 

SkeLeton

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

SGB

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Check your assumptions at the door.

Some of us work at the county or regional level. ;)
 

PlannerGirl

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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
 

donk

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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.
 

Zoning Goddess

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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.
 

michaelskis

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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.
 

Plannerbabs

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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.
 

Chet

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

H

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Re: *mod hat*

PlannerGirl said:
*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…
 

jresta

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SGB said:
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
 

Bullwinkle

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

otterpop

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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.
 

JNA

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Here in Indiana we have many Area Plan Commissions, which combine both the City and County.
 

Otis

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Full time population about 7,500
Peak summer population about 25,000
 

Rem

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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.
 

tsc

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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.
 

pandersen

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Population

What about those of us who work at the provincial level (Canada).

Previous job wasat city level in the U.S.A - (1,000,000)

Earlier jobs back in Canada were at City and Township level (6,500- 160,000), and provincial level.
 

Plan Man

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City of about 800,000 - a planning department of about 300.

Far too big to be efficient....
 

JNL

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I have a "non-government job" but the city I work in has a population of 95,000. The city I live in has 165,000 people.
 

Wulf9

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7,500. Not much added population for 15 miles in any direction.

However, we are somewhat tributary to the remote suburbs of less-remote suburbs of close-in suburbs to San Francisco.


Wulf
 

pete-rock

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Plan Man said:
City of about 800,000 - a planning department of about 300.

Far too big to be efficient....
WOW!

Chicago is 3.5 times larger in population, with a planning department of about 300.

Oh yeah -- I work for a consulting firm located in a suburb of Chicago with about 40,000 people. We do work throughout the metro area, which has 8.1 million people in 3800 square miles.
 

Rem

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pete-rock said:
We do work throughout the metro area, which has 8.1 million people ...
That's half the population of Australia and twice the population of New Zealand. Come on JNL - there's work to be done.
 

donk

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City of about 800,000 - a planning department of about 300.
Feel really bad for us, a province of the same number of people with an area of 73,440 square kilometres (sorry no conversion) with about 15 planners at the province and about 40 in all of the towns, city's villages and unincorporated areas.
 

nerudite

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We're at around 56k right now... Edmonton, where I live, is just shy of a million.
 

Cullen

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the city I live in is part of a three city metro triangle,
the city has a population of about 100,000
the MSA has about 1 million people
the village I work in now has 604 residents
:c:
 

michaelskis

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Old Job Reading PA, 81,000 in less than 10 sq Miles, and 450,000 in MSA

New Job, Portage MI 45,000 in about 34 square miles, and 350,000 in MSA. (or so I am told)
 

Niyojak

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If the size does matter..... I was working in city of 12,000,000 people. Presently in a city of 350,000 population.
 
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