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    Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America


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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Love how they used a picture of Iowa's ****** mascot holding a flag and for ours holding the Cy-Hawk Trophy. Great stuff.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    We all know it. Glad a little bit of the rest of the world is getting to read about it! Ames is one special place!


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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Still looks like the picture for Lawrence, Kansas was also taken in Ames, Iowa.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Quote Originally Posted by carvers4math View Post
    Still looks like the picture for Lawrence, Kansas was also taken in Ames, Iowa.
    Oh yeah. Good eye. Old Cyclone logo on the seats.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Quote Originally Posted by iowast8fan View Post
    Oh yeah. Good eye. Old Cyclone logo on the seats.
    Description Bill Self and Kansas Jayhawks basketball players against Iowa State.
    Date 24 January 2009, 13:46:46
    Source originally posted to Flickr as Bill Self during timeout
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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    They really couldn't take a picture of Lawrence even though they were talking about Lawrence. Some Cyclone love twice in that I guess.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Where are they getting these population numbers?

    Iowa City over 150,000? Yeah right.

    Ames around 90,000? I'm thinking no.

    My only guess would be that they are including a lot of the surrounding towns. Still misleading nonetheless.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmoove View Post
    Where are they getting these population numbers?

    Iowa City over 150,000? Yeah right.

    Ames around 90,000? I'm thinking no.

    My only guess would be that they are including a lot of the surrounding towns. Still misleading nonetheless.
    Those are MSA numbers. Not misleading at all.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmoove View Post
    Where are they getting these population numbers?

    Iowa City over 150,000? Yeah right.

    Ames around 90,000? I'm thinking no.

    My only guess would be that they are including a lot of the surrounding towns. Still misleading nonetheless.
    Wow, this is new on CF. Someone complaining about totally harmless population listings.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmoove View Post
    Where are they getting these population numbers?

    Iowa City over 150,000? Yeah right.

    Ames around 90,000? I'm thinking no.

    My only guess would be that they are including a lot of the surrounding towns. Still misleading nonetheless.
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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    Wow, this is new on CF. Someone complaining about totally harmless population listings.
    ...and this isnt something new. Some one being a smart ***.

    Either way I just found it odd since I use to live in Ames and now close to the Iowa City area and never once thought of these areas having those population numbers.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmoove View Post
    ...and this isnt something new. Some one being a smart ***.

    Either way I just found it odd since I use to live in Ames and now close to the Iowa City area and never once thought of these areas having those population numbers.
    This is correct. You should not be surprised.



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    Re: Yeah Ames....Ranked 2nd Best College Town in America

    Since it's a little hard to read, here's the basis for the map on slide 11...

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    https://www.aier.org/article/7841-ai...ties-2012-2013


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