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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 02-19-2015, 07:21 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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And for the record, most people in Baltimore could care less about DC and I'm sure many DC natives feel the same.
so maybe we should look at the DC area, not the DC-Baltimore area.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:10 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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so maybe we should look at the DC area, not the DC-Baltimore area.
It's hard to though because the areas use each other resources, BWI airport, MARC train service, multiple shopping malls in either area people draw who live in a "different MSA," not to mention commuting for jobs. The media markets are separate and cities have their own separate identity but inbetween them is very much a gray suburban area.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Yes, I think the Washington DC CSA population will likely surpass that of Chicago by 2020. DC is growing at 4.32% whereas Chicago is at 0.73%. We'll know more about this over the next 5 years, so stay tuned.

In terms of overall global ranking, Washington DC will still likely trail Chicago somewhat. However, I expect the 2 cities to become neck and neck eventually.

In terms of urban form and footprint, I don't expect the Washington DC area to catch up with Chicago for a long time, if ever.
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