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Old 05-24-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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Remember these are still estimates.

I think the formula they use to calculate these estimates don't account for the fact that though multifamily construction are increasing family size are decreasing.

With all the new housing today, cities would have been significantly bigger if we were still in the 1940s. But instead of each houshold sheltering five or six people, each are now sheltering one or two people.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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Yeah the census estimates also said in 2009 Atlanta had 540,000 and Chicago had 2.9 million

Been than turned around and said in the 2010 census that Atlanta had 420,000...and Chicago had actually 2.6 million...so I'll take these here estimates with a grain of salt
Yep. Atlanta will have to be revised way down. There is no way the population increased that much in two years.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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Yeah the census estimates also said in 2009 Atlanta had 540,000 and Chicago had 2.9 million

Been than turned around and said in the 2010 census that Atlanta had 420,000...and Chicago had actually 2.6 million...so I'll take these here estimates with a grain of salt
I'm also not buying Detroit's numbers.

I live in Detroit, and I can guarantee you more than 5,000 people have left since 2010.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Yep. Atlanta will have to be revised way down. There is no way the population increased that much in two years.
Just about every growing city will have to be scaled down.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Illinois cities over 100,000:
City - 2012 estimate - 2010 census - percent change

Elgin - 109,927 - 108,190 - +1.60%
Naperville - 143,684 - 141,845 - +1.30%
Aurora- 199,932 - 197,850 - +1.10%
Springfield - 117,126 - 116,249 - +0.80%
Chicago - 2,714,856 - 2,695,598 - +0.70%
Peoria - 115,687 - 115,021 - +0.60%
Joliet - 148,268 - 147,463 - +0.50%
Rockford - 113,996 - 152,891 - −1.30%

By 2014 Aurora is expected to be the second city proper >200,000 in Illinois.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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and Chicago had actually 2.6 million...so I'll take these here estimates with a grain of salt
Actually, Chicago had 2.695 million. So unless you are rounding down by 95,000 people, Chicago had much closer to 2.7 million in 2010 than 2.6 million. The city between 2010 and 2012 is estimated to have gained just under 20,000 people. Being a resident in Chicago and knowing what's going on lately, it's not that hard to believe. Who knows what will be the real number in 2020 though. I wouldn't be surprised to see growth (even a little bit) but I wouldn't be surprised to see a decline. However, the MSA for Chicago has never lost population. It has grown almost 1.5 million people since 1990.

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Old 05-24-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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Oh Wikipedia. Whoever updated the site only updated the top 40 cities.

Here are the latest estimates for some MN cities.
Minneapolis - 392,880 - gain of 10,3012 since 2010
St. Paul - 290,770 - gain of 5,702 since 2010
Rochester - 108,992 - gain of 2,223 since 2010
Duluth - 86,211 - loss of 54 since 2010
Bloomington - 86,033 - gain of 3,140 since 2010

* MPLS has surpassed Cleveland, which is now estimated at 390,928
5-10 more years and Minneapolis will be above 400k, St. Paul above 300k, and Bloomington near or at 100k.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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5-10 more years and Minneapolis will be above 400k, St. Paul above 300k, and Bloomington near or at 100k.
I'm not sure I see Bloomington exceeding 100K unless the area become more predominantly Hispanic or something.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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5-10 more years and Minneapolis will be above 400k, St. Paul above 300k, and Bloomington near or at 100k.
I'm going to guess that Rochester at the next census is between 115k and 125k and possibly even more. I see the other day the state house passed the bill for the $5- $6 billion expansion in Rochester via Mayo Clinic and some shopping stuff. If successful, it should bring a bunch of new residents to the city.

Although I don't fully agree with everything in the plan, I think it's a great step forward for the city
Backers celebrate passage of Mayo Clinic's Destination Medical Center bill - PostBulletin.com: Politics

It is supposed to create 35,000-45,000 new jobs. If that's just the medical center part of it, then there will be even more people. If successful and say 35,000 of those new jobs are from outside of the city and the average household size for that job is 2, then the city could be pushing 130,000-165,000 in 20 years (I'm guessing some communities such as Byron, Oronoco, and Pine Island would see some growth too).
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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I'm also not buying Detroit's numbers.

I live in Detroit, and I can guarantee you more than 5,000 people have left since 2010.
The city may be losing population to the burbs. It seems the healthy parts of the metro is still growing.
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