I find that funny because one of the largest cities in the country is Phoenix, and people never want to claim they're from Phoenix even if they're from the metro area. Instead it's "I'm from Tempe/Scottsdale/Chandler/Buckeye" and they're all considered from Phoenix in the general view of things.
It's funny to me, too, because one of my biggest meaningless annoyances is something you did in your post. "I have so many facebook friends from the suburbs, who I literally almost never see because they never come into the city, and when they do they only go to the most obnoxious touristy downtown places." Because CERTAINLY it couldn't be because you never go see them...
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
But at least the pews never attend yoga!