(Closed) What do you consider a "small town"?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you consider a "small town"?
    Under 1000 people : (18 votes)
    15 %
    Under 5000 people : (28 votes)
    23 %
    Under 10,000 people : (36 votes)
    30 %
    Under 25,000 people : (10 votes)
    8 %
    Under 50,000 people : (14 votes)
    11 %
    Under 100,000 people : (16 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I consider it a small town when everybody knows everybody. Just that ‘homie’ feeling.

    Post # 4
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Where I grew up was about 11,000 people.  I consider that a small town.  Although we were technically categorized as a city.

    Post # 5
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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.

    Post # 6
    11394 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Around 1000.

    I live in a town with 1021 being the population.


    Post # 7
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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.

    Post # 8
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    According to my Fiance… 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. 

    Tongue Out

    Post # 9
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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.

    Post # 10
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I always considered under 10,000 to be a “small town.”

    Post # 11
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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!!

    Post # 14
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Anything without a Target 🙂

    Post # 16
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @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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