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The 15 types of communities that make up America

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    bjones7
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    Interesting interactive map from Washington Post: The 15 types of communities that make up America. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/11/12/another-way-to-explain-who-we-are-the-15-types-of-communities-that-make-up-america/?tid=sm_fb

    A couple things peaked my interest. Communities are listed by county. Franklin County/Columbus Metro is considered “BIG CITIES”, where Hamilton County/Cincinnati is considered Urban Suburb. Licking County/Newark (New Albany possibly?) is considered Middle Suburb. Delaware County/Lewis Center/Orange Township,etc is considered “Exurbs” .

    Very interesting! Do you agree with the Washington Post?

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    bjones7 said:
    Interesting interactive map from Washington Post: The 15 types of communities that make up America. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/11/12/another-way-to-explain-who-we-are-the-15-types-of-communities-that-make-up-america/?tid=sm_fb

    A couple things peaked my interest. Communities are listed by county. Franklin County/Columbus Metro is considered “BIG CITIES”, where Hamilton County/Cincinnati is considered Urban Suburb. Licking County/Newark (New Albany possibly?) is considered Middle Suburb. Delaware County/Lewis Center/Orange Township,etc is considered “Exurbs” .

    Very interesting! Do you agree with the Washington Post?

    Those descriptions make a lot of sense. Delaware county is textbook exurban sprawl, and to be fair, there are suburbs in this country that are larger than Cincy (Mesa, AZ springs to mind).

    I would say Licking county as a whole is largely exurban, but then New Albany/Gahanna/Reynoldsurgs (where I imagine a large portion of the county reside) is definitely “middle suburb.”

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