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Old 11-24-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Rochester
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As per the US census bureau,

Minneapolis has a metro population of about 3.2 million people and is growing.
Detroit has a metro population of about 4.4 million and is shrinking.

Will Minneapolis overtake Detroit to become the 2nd biggest metro in the midwest? Or, will Detroit stabilize and start an upswing?
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: moving again
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It's very hard to tell. I don't think Detroit will loose forever. Though i think for a long while Minneapolis will grow at a much faster rate, and solely based on current trends, pass Detroit in metro population. Though you just never know. Something could happen that makes Detroit boom again, or something could happen that makes Minneapolis take a nose dive, you just never know.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Certainly.This decade will be very hard for Detroit, and Minneapolis did well in the recession.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Minneapolis? No. It's far too small.

St. Paul AND Minneapolis (the Twin Cities)? Absolutely. It's already passed Detroit in many respects.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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I don't know, as while the city of Detroit and metro has lost people, it is still the 11th biggest metro in the country and the CSA has over 5 million people. If you could add the Canadian population close by, it's probably closer to 5.5 million, if not more.

Actually it's more like 5.7 million when including the Windsor Ontario area: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Detroit#Definitions
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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"Nimby-apolis" passing up Detroit? The small-town-minded Nimby's in the Twin Cites dream of shrinking the population, not expanding it.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Minneapolis-St Paul is basically the Midwest's version of Dallas-Fort Worth so it's possible
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:19 PM
 
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The TC metro has been adding people. Detroit and a few of its suburbs has been bleeding population for ages, and doesn't appear to stop anytime soon. The TC metro might pass Detroit, but not as this moment. In the future, of course.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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Detroit needs a new job base. Since Minneapolis is the headquarters for many popular retail stores such as Besy Buy and Target, the metro will continue to expand an add more people.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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Detroit needs a new job base. Since Minneapolis is the headquarters for many popular retail stores such as Besy Buy and Target, the metro will continue to expand an add more people.
People also eat cereal in this nation. With General Mills headquartered in Mpls, the metro also has that as part of it's job base.
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