Originally Posted by Agamemnon
I agree with your overall point, but whenever people use the population of Denver they always misrepresent the real population of the area. The city limits of Denver are extremely small compared to many large cities. The metro area as a whole is closer to 3 million people.
Which is still one third the population of the city of Chicago, not to mention all of the suburbs and cities nearby, including neighboring states.
So be realistic when comparing.