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Old 05-31-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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The Census Bureau has finally released revised daytime population estimates based on the 2010 Census.

Here are the top 10 cities based on the number of people who commute in from the respective city's suburbs to the central city CBD(s) each day for work:

1. New York City - +608,954 suburban in bound commuters
2. Houston - +577,301 suburban in bound commuters
3. Washington, DC - +461,636 suburban in bound commuters
4. Atlanta - +273,789 suburban in bound commuters
5. Dallas - +243,613 suburban in bound commuters
6. Boston - +241,700 suburban in bound commuters
7. Miami - +213,576 suburban in bound commuters
8. Chicago - +177,457 suburban in bound commuters
9. Orlando - +173,009 suburban in bound commuters
10. Los Angeles - +170,093 suburban in bound commuters

As you can imagine, the top 11 major cities for daytime population growth by percent due to commuting favors the cities (for the most part) with small borders.

1. Washington DC +79%
2. Atlanta +66%
3. Miami +54%
4. Boston +40%
5. Houston +47%
6. Dallas +20%
7. San Francisco +20%
8. New York City +7.5% (Not just Manhattan, all five boroughs)
9. Philadelphia +7%
10. Chicago +6%
11. Los Angeles +4%

Here's the rest of the data: Commuting (Journey to Work) - Commuter Adjusted Daytime Population: 2006-2010 5-year ACS - People and Households - U.S. Census Bureau
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Awesome. I was looking for this data a while back and couldn't find it.

I'm only seeing county data, though. Is there city data there that I'm missing?

Edit: Never mind. It's in a different table.

I wonder what Manhattan's daytime population growth is if you count those commuting from Brooklyn, Queens, etc.

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Nice, this is very cool.

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I wonder what Manhattan's daytime population growth is if you count those commuting from Brooklyn, Queens, etc.
It would be interesting to see the population fluctuations of every cities CBD as well. For instance, i wonder how many of the commuters into Houston or Los Angeles are going to edge cities vs. the CBD.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Awesome. I was looking for this data a while back and couldn't find it.

I'm only seeing county data, though. Is there city data there that I'm missing?

Edit: Never mind. It's in a different table.

I wonder what Manhattan's daytime population growth is if you count those commuting from Brooklyn, Queens, etc.


Manhattan's residential population is ~1.56 million.

An estimated 1.33 million commute into Manhattan for work on a weekday, so that would be around 85% growth due to commuters only.

Estimated total weekday population growth for Manhattan (commuters + visitors + other) would be 134% growth. (avg daytime weekday population is ~3.65 million)

figures from here: NYU Rudin Center Blog
and here: Population - New York City Department of City Planning
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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Among workers in Dallas County, 507,397 live outside the county, according to 2006-2010 estimates from the American Community Survey. For example, 142,514 workers commute in from Tarrant County, 142,042 from Collin County and 108,740 from Denton County. The first two were not significantly different from each other.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Manhattan's residential population is ~1.56 million.

An estimated 1.33 million commute into Manhattan for work on a weekday, so that would be around 85% growth due to commuters only.

Estimated total weekday population growth for Manhattan (commuters + visitors + other) would be 134% growth. (avg daytime weekday population is ~3.65 million)

figures from here: NYU Rudin Center Blog
and here: Population - New York City Department of City Planning
It's crazy how 3.6 million people cram onto that tiny island. Imagine if all of those building completely emptied out all at once.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Surprised at ATL, chicago, Orlando and LA.

Atl is a city of just over 400k K. To get almost 300k is phenomenal.
Chicago and LA surprised me for how little the get.
Orlando gets more than i thought they would.

As for Houston, that explains the traffic. All those commuters and very few suburbs have public transit into the city.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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Manhattan's residential population is ~1.56 million.
The most recent Census number for Manhattan is 1.62 million. Not a huge difference, though.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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Surprised at ATL, Chicago, Orlando and LA.

Atl is a city of just over 400k K. To get almost 300k is phenomenal.
Chicago and LA surprised me for how little the get.
Orlando gets more than i thought they would.

As for Houston, that explains the traffic. All those commuters and very few suburbs have public transit into the city.
This isn't surprising at all. Par for the course. Yes, New York's daytime pop. swells. However, look at the small percentage in increase as compared to DC, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, & Houston. That said, darn near 200,000 people commuting to any city is a lot of people.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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The Census Bureau has finally released revised daytime population estimates based on the 2010 Census.

Here are the top 10 cities based on the number of people who commute in from the respective city's suburbs to the central city CBD(s) each day for work:

1. New York City - +608,954 suburban in bound commuters
2. Houston - +577,301 suburban in bound commuters
3. Washington, DC - +461,636 suburban in bound commuters
4. Atlanta - +273,789 suburban in bound commuters
5. Dallas - +243,613 suburban in bound commuters
6. Boston - +241,700 suburban in bound commuters
7. Miami - +213,576 suburban in bound commuters
8. Chicago - +177,457 suburban in bound commuters
9. Orlando - +173,009 suburban in bound commuters
10. Los Angeles - +170,093 suburban in bound commuters

As you can imagine, the top 11 major cities for daytime population growth by percent due to commuting favors the cities (for the most part) with small borders.

1. Washington DC +79%
2. Atlanta +66%
3. Miami +54%
4. Boston +40%
5. Houston +47%
6. Dallas +20%
7. San Francisco +20%
8. New York City +7.5% (Not just Manhattan, all five boroughs)
9. Philadelphia +7%
10. Chicago +6%
11. Los Angeles +4%

Here's the rest of the data: Commuting (Journey to Work) - Commuter Adjusted Daytime Population: 2006-2010 5-year ACS - People and Households - U.S. Census Bureau
None of these numbers seems to add up with figures I've seen for NYC, Houston, SF and Dallas. So, I would tend to find the others suspect as well. I need to dig into the methodology a bit more to properly frame what I am saying, though.
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