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meagher79

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Major US cities too small
« on: June 25, 2020, 09:07:05 pm »
I know this has been mention before, but I would like to mention that Boston (BOS), Seattle (SEA), and Miami (MIA) in particular have strategic locations and could be several times larger.  As others have suggested, county data is useful for looking at US cities.  Miami-Dade county is 2.5M compared to 0.5M for MIA airport (2010 data).  The counties containing Seattle and Tacoma create a similar picture for SEA.  Boston is a special case, and is broken up into different cities even though they are essentially one (Cambridge, Brookline, Somerville, Medford, Lynn, and Quincy are all very close to BOS airport, like within 20km).  I think adding a fictitious city such as "Miami Vicinity" would be an acceptable solution, or I would be willing to dig up real world data for cities such as the ones listed for Boston.