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Old 02-11-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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I stand corrected. I should have known that.

 
Old 02-11-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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It hasn't been stagnant, it's just been larger longer than most cities in NWA so it's growth doesn't seem as explosive in comparison.

Fort Smith Population:
1950 47,900
1960 53,000
1970 62,800
1980 71,800
1990 72,800
2000 80,268
2010 86,209

The 80s were slow for it, but it's actually been growing pretty well the past twenty years.

Fayetteville, by comparison:
1950 8,200
1960 17,100
1970 22,900
1980 30,700
1990 36,600
2000 58,047
2010 73,580
80,000 to 86,000 is not bad. I didn't know it was that slow in the 80's.

I'm betting it will do better in the next ten years. There is room and existing infrastructure out on Chaffee (annexed military base) plus there is water from Lake Fort Smith. I know they are planning on running another water line from the lake to the Chaffee area.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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80,000 to 86,000 is not bad. I didn't know it was that slow in the 80's.

I'm betting it will do better in the next ten years. There is room and existing infrastructure out on Chaffee (annexed military base) plus there is water from Lake Fort Smith. I know they are planning on running another water line from the lake to the Chaffee area.
Yeah, a 7.5% increase is pretty decent growth. I was honestly a bit surprised it'd been growing that steadily in the last decade since it didn't have that feel/new stuff you normally see with growth like that, but hey, people are still moving there so that should be a good thing.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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Trinity, I guess, would be your best bet. I don't think there are any Catholic high schools in the area though. The only private high school I can think of is Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith.
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Speaking of Fort Smith, it seems that it has been quite stagnant, as far as population, for quite a while. Is there a site with population comparisons for the last few census.... what is plural for census??? censi..censuses..
Yes, we were thinking about catholic elementary. I am hoping we are not in Van Buren or Fort Smith for High School, but we will have to see. I hope if we are in Arkansas that it will be LR so he can go to Pulaski or Fayetteville so he can go to Fayetteville.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas



Maybe, if White Hall is counted too, it will still work? They are practically the same city, aren't they?
Ok. Looking on a map it looks as if Pine Bluff and White Hall have grown into each other. Just a question but have you ever heard of a metro area being demoted due to population loss?
 
Old 02-12-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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80,000 to 86,000 is not bad. I didn't know it was that slow in the 80's.

I'm betting it will do better in the next ten years. There is room and existing infrastructure out on Chaffee (annexed military base) plus there is water from Lake Fort Smith. I know they are planning on running another water line from the lake to the Chaffee area.
Are there any big plans for companies/residential on Ft Chaffee in the future? I heard I-49 will run through some of that land.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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Are there any big plans for companies/residential on Ft Chaffee in the future? I heard I-49 will run through some of that land.
Yes they are planning to develop it.
It won't actually run through Fort Chaffee but land that used to be Fort Chaffee that was annexed by Barling and Fort Smith.
I know the area very well and I go out and look every now and again. They have built some overpasses and cleared a lot of land for I-49. The biggest hurdle is probably getting a bridge over the Arkansas river. They are also making improvements to the existing rail system.
Mars petcare, Mitsubishi power systems, and Umarex are already out there. Barely a drop in the bucket as far as land is concerned. There is subdivision being built behind what was the National Guard Armory, I won't guarantee it but I believe it is on former Chaffee land. I think I saw some apartments going up too.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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That's cool to see that preparations/plans are being made. Area may really take off!
 
Old 02-15-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Regarding the census figures, you can pretty much draw a line from Texarkana to West Memphis. Except for isolated examples, anything south and east of that line lost population. Anything north and west gained. The southern and eastern part of the state is dying a slow and agonizing death.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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I wonder if the decline in Logan county was because of the cargill chicken plant burning down. Logan County center continues to offer help, connections | Arkansas Catholic | October 24, 2009
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