People do it because it's easier than saying whatever small town they're from. It's not personal!
I lived in Baltimore (barely) for a year and moved outside (barely) a few months ago. I only tell locals the name of my town because the next question would be "where's that," and you end up saying "near Baltimore" anyway.
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
4a, mbl, low porosity, normal thickness, fine hair.