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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, 09:10 PM
 
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Looking at US CSA's, the current line up in terms of population is: 1. NYC, 2. LA, 3. Chicago, 4. DC. From 2010 to 2013 DC's CSA rose 4.3% from 9 mil to 9.4 mil, while Chicago's rose .73% from 9.8 mil to 9.9 mil. Do you think by the next census that DC will edge out Chicago to become the #3 US CSA? Or will DC's population growth slow down & not be able to surpass it in the next 5 years?
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:22 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.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:30 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.
Is Chicago still considered to be America's second city? I thought LA was America's second city now... In most cases MSA does make more sense, but Baltimore & DC are so close & are so intertwined economically it is hard to try & separate the two from one another. Kind of like trying to separate Dallas & Fort Worth
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:33 PM
 
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Is Chicago still considered to be America's second city? I thought LA was America's second city now... In most cases MSA does make more sense, but Baltimore & DC are so close & are so intertwined economically it is hard to try & separate the two from one another. Kind of like trying to separate Dallas & Fort Worth

Comprehension my friend. I said "could" be considered America's 2nd city.

Anyway, Dallas-Fort Worth is a MSA not a CSA, I don't define how metro areas are determined. It's not hard to separate Washington-Baltimore because they're separate MSA's anyway.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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Comprehension my friend. I said "could" be considered America's 2nd city.

Anyway, Dallas-Fort Worth is a MSA not a CSA, I don't define how metro areas are determined. It's not hard to separate Washington-Baltimore because they're separate MSA's anyway.
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
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:42 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

Distance doesn't determine how MSA's are defined either.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:43 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
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.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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Is Chicago still considered to be America's second city? I thought LA was America's second city now... In most cases MSA does make more sense, but Baltimore & DC are so close & are so intertwined economically it is hard to try & separate the two from one another. Kind of like trying to separate Dallas & Fort Worth


CSA makes sense for the Bay Area, and thats about it. Maybe one other.

The rest of the US, MSA is best.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:44 PM
 
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Distance doesn't determine how MSA's are defined either.
What does determine it is how interconnected the economies are, & DC/Baltimore are still very interconnected. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the OMB decided to consider it an MSA instead of a CSA. Either way, the topic is CSAs not MSAs, so lets get back on topic
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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What does determine it is how interconnected the economies are, & DC/Baltimore are still very interconnected. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the OMB decided to consider it an MSA instead of a CSA. Either way, the topic is CSAs not MSAs, so lets get back on topic

OK, simple answer "NO DC will not pass Chicago by 2020" and if it does....What does that suppose to mean?
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