Talk:List of largest cities in the United States by population by decade
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What is the top 25 Largest Cities in 2000?
I have put relevent information which is being taken out. Please do NOT revert articles because you don't understand them. Pointing out differences in rankings on the basis of lines make the charts more understandable.
I have redone them and before you UNDO my revisons PLEASE state EXACTLY why you feel they aren't relevant.
I have told you they ARE relevant to explain the rankings and WHY the jumps and why the rankings are changed
- The offician name of New York, New York is just that- New York. There is no city named "New York City". The USPS even recognizes that, along with both the state of New York and the city itself. There is the FDNY and the NYPD, NOT the FDNYC or the NYCPD. I have changed all references to New York City in this article to either the City of New York; New York, New York; or just New York depending on context. I did so without breaking the link to the wikipedia article New York City, which was named such in great controversy, but which I understand given the great number of articles which could use the name- New York.Camelbinky (talk) 21:04, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Is there a page on populations of the cities during colonial times? I know they'd be estimates but I'm sure the information is out there somewhere to make tables for all the decades prior to 1780.Camelbinky (talk) 05:13, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
Innacurate, the entire table!
This is an article on the "largets cities", but it includes townships and other areas not incorporated or not incorporated as a CITY. This should be entirely rewritten and any area not a city at the time it is listed (ie- Northern townships in 1790) should be removed from the listing and the proper cities placed. These tables make respectable history books look wrong (or actually respectable history books make these tables look stupid) when they list the largest cities at certain time periods and half of them dont show up.Camelbinky (talk) 04:12, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Does not match: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City
Canvas: should non-Census sources be allowed on individual city articles?
Southern / western city size
Whoever has fouled up the "Notes" sections with constant comments about how geographically huge LA, Houston, Dallas, etc. are, could you please get rid of these again? This reflects in large part the fact that those cities are more spread out _locally_ and are just organized differently. In short, your comments falsely suggest that the changes are just picking up statistical noise caused by larger city boundaries, when in fact, clearly, they were picking up huge demographic changes.
For example: sure, Dallas is far larger in area than most eastern cities; but if you expand to a larger area by a proportion similar to the eastern cities, you find suburbs there just like you would back east, if not more. Dallas's population may be 1.4 million, but D/FW's is 6 million. The comments, on the other hand, would make it seem that Dallas was on the list at all only because it spread its boundaries insanely large to catch all possible growth. In fact, its large boundaries are just reflective of the more spread-out western/southern city model.
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