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View Poll Results: Do you think Atlanta Metro will surpass Philadelphia Metro by 2015?
Yes 50 63.29%
No 27 34.18%
Other (Please specify) 2 2.53%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-26-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Atlanta Metropolitan Area (MSA):
Atlanta Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 5,620,829
Atlanta Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November 15th, 2010: 5,659,044
Difference: 38,215 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 6,000,904
Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November, 15th, 2010: 6,009,363
Difference: 8,459 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Philadelphia's gain is rather weak, even compared to other peers.

Comparatively:

Chicago Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 9,641,146
Chicago Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November 15th, 2010: 9,656,846
Difference: 15,700 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 12,931,077
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November 15th, 2010: 12,945,645
Difference: 14,568 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 6,618,405
Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November 15th, 2010: 6,663,224
Difference: 44,819 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Present different in Population between Philadelphia MSA & Atlanta MSA:
Philadelphia MSA: 6,009,363
Atlanta MSA: 5,659,044
Difference: 350,319

Population of MSA's August 4th, 2010: Buffalo hangs on to 50th place | Business First
Population of MSA's November 15th, 2010: City populations (Nov. 22, 2010) | Business First
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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I don't know about by 2015, but MSA Atlanta will have more people than Philadelphia within a decade or so, despite the economy slowing down. The trend of population growth in the sunbelt states continues ...
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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Even if Atlanta does surpass Philly in population I bet many people will continue to think of Philadelphia as much larger. There's sort of an inherent bias in the media which implies that major things occur in the North and the South is just sort of "down there" somewhere in the piney woods. In the last election, for instance, I twice heard reporters talking about the results turning on "the huge states like New Jersey and Michigan." Georgia is actually larger than New Jersey and not much smaller than Michigan.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Originally Posted by DANNYY View Post
Atlanta Metropolitan Area (MSA):
Atlanta Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 5,620,829
Atlanta Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November 15th, 2010: 5,659,044
Difference: 38,215 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 6,000,904
Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November, 15th, 2010: 6,009,363
Difference: 8,459 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Philadelphia's gain is rather weak, even compared to other peers.

Comparatively:

Chicago Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 9,641,146
Chicago Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November 15th, 2010: 9,656,846
Difference: 15,700 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 12,931,077
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November 15th, 2010: 12,945,645
Difference: 14,568 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on August 4th, 2010: 6,618,405
Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area (MSA) Population on November 15th, 2010: 6,663,224
Difference: 44,819 New People in 3 months and 11 days

Present different in Population between Philadelphia MSA & Atlanta MSA:
Philadelphia MSA: 6,009,363
Atlanta MSA: 5,659,044
Difference: 350,319

Population of MSA's August 4th, 2010: Buffalo hangs on to 50th place | Business First
Population of MSA's November 15th, 2010: City populations (Nov. 22, 2010) | Business First



No surprises with your stats.

I knew Philly was forever doomed when Dance Party USA was cancelled in the early '90s. It was a terrible loss to the city. And the ramifications can still be felt today.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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No surprises with your stats.

I knew Philly was forever doomed when Dance Party USA was cancelled in the early '90s. It was a terrible loss to the city. And the ramifications can still be felt today.
Dude, you weren't the only one.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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Dude, you weren't the only one.



I'm so glad to hear that.

I used to come home from school ( LOL! ), and watch Kelly Rippa on that show.

I got to know who all the boppers were dating. X was dating Z. Y was dating A.

The pimples, zits, and breakups were so traumatic for them. All of them were so camera-shy, too. They just hated being the center of attention.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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In terms of population: Yes / may be

In terms of GDP and other economic terms: No (It is just as easy to look up economic indicators. Why are we looking at population only?)
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I don't know about by 2015, but MSA Atlanta will have more people than Philadelphia within a decade or so, despite the economy slowing down. The trend of population growth in the sunbelt states continues ...
Within 25 years Atlanta will have about 12.3 million people and it will be the 3rd largest metro in the country behind #2 Los Angeles at 14 million and Dallas-Ft Worth at a whopping 18 million. New York will fall to 4th.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Even if Atlanta does surpass Philly in population I bet many people will continue to think of Philadelphia as much larger. There's sort of an inherent bias in the media which implies that major things occur in the North and the South is just sort of "down there" somewhere in the piney woods. In the last election, for instance, I twice heard reporters talking about the results turning on "the huge states like New Jersey and Michigan." Georgia is actually larger than New Jersey and not much smaller than Michigan.
It is more because Philly is largely a distant suburb of New York City. It is less than 100 miles away and largely urban between.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I don't know about by 2015, but MSA Atlanta will have more people than Philadelphia within a decade or so, despite the economy slowing down. The trend of population growth in the sunbelt states continues ...
True that. It isn't about the economy so much as it is about the fact it is 70 degrees and sunny here and it is 38 in Philly. People are naturally inclined to want to live where it is warm most or all the year.
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