Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
Have you lived in both cities? I have. Illinois' footprint in St. Louis is NOWHERE close to Missouri's in Kansas City.
You said "seems like the same situation to Illinois there" in reference to Mizzou in KC, and then estimate there are 5-6x as many Illinois alums in St. Louis as projected.
If it's "the same situation" with underreporting, the Missouri numbers in KC would need to be multiplied by the same factor as the Illinois numbers in St. Louis.
Either the 20,000 number is low for Mizzou, or the 80,000 number for KU is high. The 80,000 number does seem to be an outlier among the cited statistcs. Of course, they could be counting Topeka and Wichita as KC suburbs.