- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I consider it a small town when everybody knows everybody. Just that ‘homie’ feeling.
Where I grew up was about 11,000 people. I consider that a small town. Although we were technically categorized as a city.
The city where I grew up (suburb of Chicago) had about 150,000 people and I consider small town anything under about 15,000 people.
I live in a town with 1021 being the population.
I agree with a PP – I don’t know that I put a population cap. It’s more that “everybody knows everybody”, homie, close-knit kind of feeling.
According to my FI… One where there is a mounted deer head in the gas station. He commented with that gem when we went out to my Grandparents’ house (where I grew up). He likes to tell me I grew up in BFE all the time.
I think 1,000 people is big! I grew up in “unincorporated county property”, but the closest town’s population (a few miles away) was around 300. There is a town a few miles north with an official population of 24.
Basically if you have a stoplight or a walmart…or a grocery store, you do not count as a small town.
I always considered under 10,000 to be a “small town.”
When the local high school averages 70-100 people per graduating class? That was my hometown, and it seems like everyone knew and/or was related to each other!!
@mrs_pugetsound – In my hometown, my class had 24 people. And we were a big class! The classes ahead of us had 6 & 8 people. (Our school also had kids from 3-4 different towns attending, since the even smaller towns didn’t have schools.)
I went to private school my junior and senior year, my class there was about 85, and I thought that was a lot of classmates to have!
Anything without a Target 🙂
@abbyful: Oh my!! That’s a tiny class!!! Wow! Our high school was actually the school for three different small towns…they just lumped us all into one school. I’m not sure what size our classes would’ve been if each town had its own school. We were definitely a farming community (the school busses just picked up kids out of cornfields every here and there). We had a pig farm (no joke!) right across from the high school!
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