- 8 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 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.
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 🙂
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