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Old 12-18-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This one requires a bit of foresight as well some educated guessing. Which are top 5 (five) U.S. cities in terms of population for the year 2100? Will NY be supplanted as the no. 1 and who will it be? Which cities is in the top five now but won't be then? Will a city come out of nowhere and climb up the rankings?

Give your best guestimate list.
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Just a guess, but:

NYC
LA
Chicago/Houston
and some other city maybe Philadelphia? Dallas?

So hard since it's just a guess out to 2100.
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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1800:
1) New York
2) Philadelphia
3) Baltimore
4) Boston
5) Charleston

1900:
1) New York
2) Chicago
3) Philadelphia
4) St. Louis
5) Boston

2000:
1) New York
2) Los Angeles
3) Chicago
4) Houston
5) Philadelphia

2100 ??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largest...tion_by_decade
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Topeka will be the #1 city in 2100. It's inevitable.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:18 PM
 
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1 NYC
2 LA
3 Houston
4 Chicago
5 Austin
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia is going to be in at least the top 4 as by that point it will be consuming those who would have moved to NYC.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia is going to be in at least the top 4 as by that point it will be consuming those who would have moved to NYC.
I don't think this is likely unless Philadelphia starts annexing its suburbs, which is harder to do for it than for say, Houston
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 NYC
2 LA
3 Houston
4 Chicago
5 Austin
Bingo.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I don't think this is likely unless Philadelphia starts annexing its suburbs, which is harder to do for it than for say, Houston
Most likely not, because of its much smaller land area but who really knows in about 100 years from now. Annexation laws could change or some land area in Houston might want to separate itself from the city of Houston and become its own town or city. Philly and New York will most likely be in the same MSA by 2100, so the argument will basically be pointless at that point. Philly will most likely be seen as being in the nation's largest metropolis by that point in time.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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City limits?

1. NYC - 10M
2. LA - 4.5M
3. Chicago - 3.2M
4. Houston - 3.1M
5. Austin - 1.5M

Metro areas?

1. NYC - 22M
2. LA - 16M
3. Chicago - 11.5M
4. Dallas - 8.5M
5. Houston - 8M
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