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Old 11-30-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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Boston in 2020 projected will have a population of 646,616*
Baltimore will have 589,500* in 2020
Detroit will have 534,750*
*Based of the extrapulation between 2000-2010 change Especially Detroit is probably extreme.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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Think Baltimore may start to fill in, many inner neighborhoods are doing so now

Detroit has many more factors at play so may continue to shrink for a bit, hoefully will regain momentum soon
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Think Baltimore may start to fill in, many inner neighborhoods are doing so now

Detroit has many more factors at play so may continue to shrink for a bit, hoefully will regain momentum soon
Do you think its enough to stay ahead of Boston? Baltimore is only 3,000 people ahead of Boston.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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Do you think its enough to stay ahead of Boston? Baltimore is only 3,000 people ahead of Boston.

Hard to say in the short run, Baltimore probably still has more upside though. More areas (sq milage too) that can gentrify and repopulate
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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Hard to say in the short run, Baltimore probably still has more upside though. More areas (sq milage too) that can gentrify and repopulate
Baltimore was Down about 5% from 2000-2010 while Boston grew 5% during the period, so at a nearly equal population only a slight growth rate in Bostons favor ~.6% Boston would overtake Baltimore.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Boston could pass and Baltmore could overtake again. Looks like Baltimore is similar to Philly and Boston before that, Growth areas are ready to overtake losses in loss areas

Census shows Baltimore?s population decline slowing - Boston.com (http://articles.boston.com/2011-02-20/news/29337251_1_hispanic-population-census-data-decline - broken link)
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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Baltimore was Down about 5% from 2000-2010 while Boston grew 5% during the period, so at a nearly equal population only a slight growth rate in Bostons favor ~.6% Boston would overtake Baltimore.
How much more can Boston grow is the question, since Boston physically is not large enough to accommodate as many people as Baltimore. Baltimore is only at 60% of its peak population of 950,000.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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Alot of people consider Boston to be big B ahead of Baltimore, so it really doesn't matter that Baltimore City has more people than Boston or that Boston will overtake Baltimore in city population by next decade.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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Hard to say in the short run, Baltimore probably still has more upside though. More areas (sq milage too) that can gentrify and repopulate
I agree that this is a tough call. I think that Baltimore will have a turnaround in the near future. No stats, just pure gut feeling. I think they have already reached there worst and a turnaround is coming soon
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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The problem with Baltimore is the black flight. The downtown resurgence over the last decade was not able to keep up with the black flight in the rest of the city which is why the city still lost population. I don't know if downtown Baltimore will be able to attract enough D.C. commuters trying to find cheaper housing to keep up with the black flight. They have a few projects around penn station that should be great when built. They need to build as much housing near the Marc stations as possible for D.C. workers looking for cheaper housing and easy train commutes. Only time will tell anyway. What Baltimore needs to focus on is stopping their black flight bleeding if they want to stabilize the city.
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