How big (or small) are the places where colleges call home?

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  • 1. New York, NY: 8,400,000; home to dozens of colleges
  • 2. Los Angeles, CA: 3,900,000; home to dozens of colleges
  • 3. Austin, TX: 885,000; Texas, U of, Austin
  • 4. Tucson, AZ: 526,116; Arizona, U of
  • 5. Durham, NC: 245,000; Duke U
  • 6. Ann Arbor, MI: 117,000; Michigan, U of
  • 7. Peoria, IL: 116,000; Bradley U
  • 8. Boulder, CO: 103,100; Colorado, U of
  • 9. South Bend, IN: 100,000; Notre Dame, U of
  • 10. Richmond, IN: 40,000; Earlham C
  • 10. Bozeman, MT: 40,000; Montana State U
  • 11. Ithaca, NY: 30,000; Cornell U and Ithaca C
  • 11. Walla Walla, WA: 30,000; Whitman C
  • 12. Northfield, MN: 20,000; Carleton C and St. Olaf C
  • 13. Norton, MA: 19,000; Wheaton C
  • 14. Arcata, CA: 18,000; Humboldt State U
  • 15. Durango, CO: 17,557; Ft. Lewis C
  • 16. Hanover, NH: 11,200; Dartmouth C
  • 17. Williamstown, MA: 7,754; Williams C
  • 18. Henniker, NH: 4,800; New England C
  • 19. Hamilton, NY: 4,100; Colgate U
  • 20. Gambier, OH: 2,400; Kenyon C
  • 21. Sewanee, TN: 2,400; South, U of the
  • 22. Big Pine, CA: 1,700; Deep Springs C
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Populations are approximate.

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