martedì 27 gennaio 2009
The size of mid-size cities
What is a medium-sized town? The definitions vary. According to Klaus Kunzmann "The most common definition is that of a town with a population of 20.000 up to 200.000, depending on population density and the respective urban system in a country" (see Kunzmann's paper here). According to US sources "any city with a population of between 100,000 and 300,000 persons, located within a Metropolitan Statistical Area of 1 million persons or more, could qualify as a mid-sized city" (see here). There are sources that put the range roughly from 50,000 to 500,000 persons in size (see here).