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Old 05-22-2015, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Atlanta is the biggest city in the Southeastern U.S. and it's CSA includes over 30 counties, not a fair comparison. If San Antonio included such an area it would encroach the Austin/San Marcos area.
Do you have any idea how small the counties in Georgia are in square miles compared with Texas Counties?

Bexar county is 1,256 square miles, pretty massive if you ask me.

Fulton county Georgia is 534 square miles and DeKalb county Georgia is 276 square miles. Between Atlanta's 2 principal counties they are still smaller than Bexar county by over 300 square miles!
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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DeKalb and Fulton counties cover about 800 square miles and have 1.7 million people, Bexar county covers about 1,200 sq. miles and is fast approaching the 1.9 million mark. 1.5 million within 400 square miles of those 1,200 square miles.

I know Atlanta is in a different size class but it doesn't dwarf San Antonio at all! It is a much larger metro area, being twice the size by no means it dwarfs.

L.A., Mexico City, NYC metros dwarf! They are multiple times larger.
Atlanta is multiple times larger than San Antonio...

San Antonio Metro: 2.27 million
Atlanta Metro: 5.5 million
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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^Nice to finally see Philly growing at a healthy rate.
Agreed. Very nice to see Philly growing again.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:39 AM
 
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Wow, is Miami really in the SE all of a sudden???
Do you not see the irony of your statement?
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Can't wait until the economic estimates are released too. That'll be fun.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Can't wait until the economic estimates are released too. That'll be fun.
GDP!? I look forward to that one even more, really shows what cities have the best and most robust economies.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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GDP!? I look forward to that one even more, really shows what cities have the best and most robust economies.
Not only GDP, but estimates of income and education levels as well. General population estimates only give a small sense of what's happening in any given city. It's a net gain and not like if you gain 10,000 people that it's just 10,000 people added onto who was there before. Something like median/mean income can give you a sense of what's happening there - are people making more money? Is there a group of people (i.e. lower class) in mass exodus being replaced by others? You can start to see a demographic shift taking place with these estimates if there's one present (and this is happening in a handful of large cities for sure).

Stuff like that interests me a lot more than a very superficial number like net population change.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:10 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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City of Miami :

Land Area : 35.68 Square miles (92.4 km2)
2010 Census : 399,457
2014 Estimate : 430,332
% Change since 2010 : +7.72%
Numeric Change since 2010 : +30,824

2010 Average Density per Square Mile : 11,195 people per Square mile
2014 Average Density per Square Mile : 12,061 people per Square mile
Numeric average Increase since 2010 per people Square Mile : +866 in 4 years

Miami continues to densify with 15 towers over 500+ feet condo towers currently under construction.
I don't know that there is another city proper that is densifying as rapidly as Miami. At the beginning of the decade I was thinking that Miami could sustain 1000 ppl/sm per decade. To see 866 ppl/sm in just 4 years is astonishing. This would suggest that Miami could end the decade 2000 ppl/sm more dense than the 2010 census with around 470,000 residents. Time will tell if that happens or not. To put this in perspective, I would think that most cities today would be delighted if they were able to densify 500 ppl/sm per decade. With this new estimate, Miami has passed Miami Beach in density of permanent residents.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I don't know that there is another city proper that is densifying as rapidly as Miami. At the beginning of the decade I was thinking that Miami could sustain 1000 ppl/sm per decade. To see 866 ppl/sm in just 4 years is astonishing. This would suggest that Miami could end the decade 2000 ppl/sm more dense than the 2010 census with around 470,000 residents. Time will tell if that happens or not. To put this in perspective, I would think that most cities today would be delighted if they were able to densify 500 ppl/sm per decade. With this new estimate, Miami has passed Miami Beach in density of permanent residents.
San Francisco laughs at the density of Miami, and for that matter the growth of its density.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:18 AM
 
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Miami is only 35 square miles so it's very easy for it to gain density at a fast rate. Take 35 central square miles of Chicago, DC, Boston, and Philly and most of them would be closer to SF's density.
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