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Old 06-29-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Not sure if this has been posted yet, but thought I would share: A study released from the Brookings Institute in Washington names Charlotte as one of the country’s “New Heartland” cities - large metropolitan areas that offer the workforce a good quality of life and the kinds of jobs economists predict will move the U.S. forward in the years to come. “The State of Metropolitan America,” offers a glimpse of what’s expected to be the results of the 2010 Census. Here are some other quick statistics of interest:

Total population (MSA 2009): 1,701,799
Growth: + 27 percent
Change in foreign-born population (2000-2008): + 77.8 percent
Median household income: $55,394
Percent of population 25 + with bachelor’s degree: 32 percent

Report Overview - The State of Metropolitan America: Chapters - Brookings Institution
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Thanks for this info! I am always interested in seeing what Brookings puts out. Very nice analysis.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Breaking it down a little farter:

City of Charlotte- 709,441
Mecklenburg Co.- 913,619
MSA- 1,745,524
CSA- 2,389,763
Region- 2,655,303
100 mile radius- 6,900,000
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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Yea, Brookings is one of my favorites. I tried to download the pdf but its not working for me right now. From what I saw there were several classifications of metros, can you expound on these more? And according to Brookings, NC has 3 metros in the top 100, did they consolidate the Triad and Triangle or should that be understood as Greensboro and Raleigh? Just wondering.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Yea, Brookings is one of my favorites. I tried to download the pdf but its not working for me right now. From what I saw there were several classifications of metros, can you expound on these more? And according to Brookings, NC has 3 metros in the top 100, did they consolidate the Triad and Triangle or should that be understood as Greensboro and Raleigh? Just wondering.
These 2 maps explain a lot. Interactive: State of Metropolitan America Indicator Map - Brookings Institution - State of Metropolitan America - Brookings Institution

Brookings - Quality. Independence. Impact.

Have fun.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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I love looking at metropolitan population stats. But for some reason I thought Charlotte's MSA population was 2 million.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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^Not quite. It's CSA is a little above 2.3 million which may be what you're thinking of.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:04 AM
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Location: Charlotte, NC
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I dont know what counties are in the MSA, but if you tally up meck and all the neighboring counties, you get 2 million.
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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Here's the list:

Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury, NC-SC Combined Statistical Area
Albemarle, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Chester, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Lancaster, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Lincolnton, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Salisbury, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Shelby, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Statesville-Mooresville, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area

Albemarle, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Principal City: Albemarle
Stanly County

Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Principal Cities: Charlotte, NC; Gastonia, NC; Concord, NC, Rock Hill, SC
Anson County, NC; Cabarrus County, NC; Gaston County, NC; Mecklenburg County, NC; Union County, NC; York County, SC

Chester, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Principal City: Chester
Chester County

Lancaster, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Principal City: Lancaster
Lancaster County

Lincolnton, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Principal City: Lincolnton
Lincoln County

Salisbury, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Principal City: Salisbury
Rowan County

Shelby, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Principal City: Shelby
Cleveland County

Statesville-Mooresville, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area
Principal Cities: Statesville, Mooresville
Iredell County

A metropolitan statistical area generally consists of a core county or counties that contain an urban area with a population of 50,000 or more plus additional counties that have strong communting ties to the core.

A micrpolitan statistical area generally consists of a core county or counties that contain an urban area with a population of between 10,000 and 49,999 plus additional counties that have strong communting ties to the core.

Adjacent metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas join to form combined statistical areas if they have strong communiting ties.

See Metro Areas

or Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Wall Maps - December 2008
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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Breaking it down a little farter:

City of Charlotte- 709,441
Mecklenburg Co.- 913,619
MSA- 1,745,524
CSA- 2,389,763
Region- 2,655,303
100 mile radius- 6,900,000

If I wouldn't have move here last year the population in Charlotte would be 709,440
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