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View Poll Results: Will DC's CSA edge out Chicago's by 2020.
Yes, DC CSA will edge out Chicago 28 33.73%
No, Chicago CSA will still be more populous than DC CSA 55 66.27%
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:47 PM
 
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OK, simple answer "NO DC will not pass Chicago by 2020" and if it does....What does that suppose to mean?
you haven't really said why it won't, other than just saying it won't. it would just be interesting if the DC/Balt area became the countries third largest region when it has historically been NYC/LA/Chicago dominating the MSA & CSA lists
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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These things are based on stats, specifically commuter patterns. When and if the DC-Baltimore CSA reach that threshold, or if the criteria is changed, then it will happen.
I don't know how accurate it is that they are based on stats vs traditionally what they are considered. The Bay Area is very interconnected in every way you said, but it isn't considered one MSA
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:50 PM
 
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In terms of the big three...It will always be NYC, LA and Chicago no matter what.

I did state in my first post why it won't pass it. DC's growth has slowed down, the metro area gained 20,000 jobs last year. Seattle, a metro area much smaller than DC had nearly 3x as many jobs added last year.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:51 PM
 
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In terms of the big three...It will always be NYC, LA and Chicago no matter what.

I did state in my first post why it won't pass it. DC's growth has slowed down, the metro area gained 20,000 jobs last year. Seattle, a metro area much smaller than DC had nearly 3x as many jobs added last year.
the US government cut back, which is why jobs went down. But government spending is expected to pick up again over the next few years until 2023
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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the US government cut back, which is why jobs went down. But government spending is expected to pick up again over the next few years until 2023
Ok
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:13 PM
 
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Doesn't matter, Chicago itself could be considered America's "2nd city" and with DC only gaining 20,000 jobs last year, that doesn't look promising.

Chicago also is a 9 million MSA

Washington is a 6 million MSA.

Which tells the true story instead of CSA.
Lol.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:15 PM
 
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Looking at growth rates, it appears DC CSA will surpass Chicago CSA within the next 5-10 years. The main question is whether DC CSA can keep the population growth going
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:12 PM
 
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Probably. DC is growing much faster.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:58 PM
 
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Exactly, Dallas Fort Worth is an MSA, even though there is roughly the same distance between Dallas & Fort Worth as there is between DC & Baltimore. I think DC & Baltimore should be combined into one MSA because of how interconnected they are
Dallas/Ft Worth are closer and are more intertwined. Dallas has the local TV stations along with the local news market. Baltimore and DC each have their own tv, news and radio stations. Plus in the Metroplex city limit to city limit is 10 miles apart. Downtown to downtown is farther apart of course.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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DC will pass it but it doesn't mean much. DC and B'more are not as intertwined as some are trying to make out in this thread. Its still NYC, LA and then Chicago no matter what the official stats say (until DC and B'more reach close to a Bay area type of connectivity) . I say this as someone who lives in Montgomery County, MD and has absolutely no particular love for Chicago whatsoever.
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