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America’s largest mega-suburbs by land area


 The following list identifies those American suburban cities that as of late last week occupied a land area of at least 50 square miles – water area is not included in the area calculation.  Also not included are “towns” as … Continue reading

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Major US suburbs with most murders


Some sobering statistics from the FBI for major suburbs in the United States. Nine of these 12 cities have seen a rise in murders over the 2015 data and this year has several months remaining. It is worthy to note … Continue reading

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America’s loneliest cities


The following are America’s 20 loneliest larger cities – those with the most single-person households as of 2014. As is evident from the data, cities in Upstate New York, Ohio, Florida, and Virginia tend to be the most lonely (when … Continue reading

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In-state rivals – larger city, but smaller metro population


Here are the six examples found of the largest city in population of a particular state not being the core of the largest metropolitan area. Interestingly, all but one example come from the South.  It is also interesting to note how … Continue reading

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Multi-state MSAs and CSAs (minimum of 3 states)


  Washington-Baltimore CSA = 5 (DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV) New York City MSA and CSA = 4 (NY, NJ, CT, and PA) Washington MSA = 4 (DC, MD, VA, and WV) Boston-Providence CSA = 4 (MA, RI, NH, … Continue reading

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Most innovative USA metros: 2000-2011


Below is a list of the twenty most innovative metropolitan areas in the United States, based on the number of patents issued between 2000 and 2011. Most surprising is the absence of the Research Triangle of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina; … Continue reading

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Five years of bike commute data


Below is the bike commuting log I have kept for the past five years. Since it is rather large, I hope it is legible. Judging by the weather forecast for the last week of 2013, it is unlikely I will … Continue reading

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Geography of AMTRAK’s 2013 ridership


Below are fiscal year 2013 ridership data from AMTRAK for the 20 leading states. As can be seen, passenger rail is no longer just a Northeast Corridor phenomenon. All three states along the Pacific Coast placed in the Top 20; as … Continue reading

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SHARK! – Geography of USA shark attacks


Below is some fascinating data on shark attacks in the United States since 2001. It lists the states with the most sharks attacks for each year since 2001 and whether they were fatal or not. It is quite interesting to … Continue reading

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The mega-commuting states


Below is a list of those states/territories with the highest percentage of 60 minute plus commuters (one-way). Having done that myself for two years in the mid-1990s, I can personally attest to how much time, effort, energy, and dollars such … Continue reading

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