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Old 08-01-2017, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Most of these aren't surprising, though am I a bit surprised to see Las Vegas outgrowing Tampa.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Most of these aren't surprising, though am I a bit surprised to see Las Vegas outgrowing Tampa.
This is why I don't take percentages too serious. Tampa leads Las Vegas by a wide margin in raw numbers.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Suburban is derived from urban in order to differentiate it. Obviously the term urban can be used differently depending on context.

My only point was that the title is misleading... and the term metro area would be more accurate, since that is what the OP is about.
Actually the OP is not all about the metro areas since they are often maligned here on C-D given their inclusion of entire counties' population when, in fact, only part of a county is truly contiguous with the corresponding city/cities.
UA is one of the metrics by which population is measured and it's complementary to MSA & CSA. I'd suspect that many of the same cities would find themselves on corresponding MSA & CSA lists.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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Ok, thanks.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Kind of crazy to think New York still added over 800k people since 2010.
New York and Boston's growth is the outcome of population growth + the addition of fringe areas. The Boston urban area prior to the 2017 release was around 4.6 to 4.7 million people but Demographia went ahead and revised its definition for the Boston urban area to expand it into more of the broader region, some places that are usually associated with its CSA were added in to its UA footprint. For example, up to 2016, Boston's Demographia UA was 11th in the United States and 14th in all of North America, but the additions made to its UA footprint in 2017 have caused it to leapfrog all but New York, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Chicago in North America (now ranking 5th in the continent).

New York is much the same. That being said, New York's population increase has been phenomenal nonetheless, regardless of the additional areas that were modified into its UA.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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That was done because the density used to define the UA was not actually interrupted it was contiguous but it extended into the Providence, Worcester and Manchester MSA's so was not previously included. Now it is included because it is contiguous physically even if by commute patterns it is stuck in with a different metro area. However most of the additional people added in the Boston metro have actually been added in the urban core and very little development has happened at the suburban fringes compared to what is happening in the core.

Everything in orange and brown on this map that is contiguous to Boston is now included in the UA whereas previously it was cut off at the MSA borders. The US census definition of an urban area is also very generous and is part of the reason that the Boston UA is so large.



Here is the same type of map for NYC and Philly since they are connected.


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Old 08-06-2017, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma City urban area has added nearly 89,000 people (+10.3%).
Tulsa urban area has added nearly 50,000 people (+7.6%).
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I'm actually pretty impressed that the Raleigh urban area added more people in raw numbers. Raleigh proper has about 460k and Charlotte proper has about 860k. Their respective counties are very similar in population. Charlotteans would have a meltdown if they realized Raleigh UA had higher raw numbers and percentages.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I'm actually pretty impressed that the Raleigh urban area added more people in raw numbers. Raleigh proper has about 460k and Charlotte proper has about 860k. Their respective counties are very similar in population. Charlotteans would have a meltdown if they realized Raleigh UA had higher raw numbers and percentages.
They probably could care less.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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These are the fastest growing Urban Areas since 2010 based on 2017 estimates from Demographia. Only those Urban Areas that have grown by 10% or more (rounded to the 1/10 of percent) are listed and are categorized by the following groups:
1,000,000 - 1,999,999
2,000,000 - 2,999,999
3,000,000 - 3,999,999
4,000,000 - 4,999,999
5,000,000 - 9,999,999
Please note that neither Urban Area over 10M grew by 10% of more so far this decade but both NYC and LA had impressive gains of over 800,000 ppl each. (more on that at the end)
UAs are listed in each category by percentage growth followed by raw number increase.

1,000,000 - 1,999,000
  1. Austin: 1,665,000, 22.2% Growth (+303,000)
  2. Raleigh: 1,460,000, 18.5% Growth (+228,000)
  3. Charlotte: 1,470,000, 17.7% Growth (+221,000)
  4. Nashville: 1,090,000, 12.4% Growth (+120,000)
  5. Columbus: 1,515,000, 10.7% Growth (+147,000)

2,000,000 - 2,999,999
  1. Orlando: 2,160,000, 15.7% Growth (+293,000)
  2. San Antonio: 2,025,000, 15.2% Growth (+267,000)
  3. Denver: 2,705,000, 13.9% Growth (331,000)
  4. Las Vegas: 2,095,000, 11.1% growth (+209,000)
  5. Portland: 2,045,000, 10.5% Growth (+195,000)
  6. Tampa-St. Petersburg: 2,685,000, 10.0% Growth (+243,000)

3,000,000 - 3,999,999
  1. Seattle: 3,800,000, 11.4% Growth (+389,000)

4,000,000 - 4,999,999
  1. Phoenix: 4,295,000, 11.7% Growth (+449,000)

5,000,000 - 9,999,999
  1. Houston: 6,155,000, 16.3% Growth (+864,000)
  2. Dallas-Ft. Worth: 6,475,000, 14.4% Growth (+817,000)
  3. Atlanta: 5,240,000, 11.9% Growth (+556,000)
  4. Washington DC: 5,100,000, 11.2% Growth (+513,000)
  5. Miami: 6,105,000, 11.0% Growth (+603,000)

Top 5 growth in absolute numbers
  1. New York: +885,000
  2. Houston: +864,000
  3. Los Angeles: +833,000
  4. Dallas-Ft. Worth: +817,000
  5. Miami: +603,000

Top 5 growth by rate
  1. Austin: +22.2%
  2. Raleigh: +18.5%
  3. Charlotte: +17.7%
  4. Houston: +16.3%
  5. Orlando: +15.7%

Houston is the only UA that is top 5 in both absolute numerical and rate increase.
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I always find the demographia ranking funny because it has a bias towards inland Nigerian cities because the density of rural villages is confusingly high. Most Nigerians would put Onitsha at 1-2 million people max, and that is really stretching it but on here because rural density is so high that it is often at 6,000-7,000 ppsm or higher. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anambra_State the state is between 2,000-3,000 ppsm an dthat includes large swathes of forested land. Now all of a sudden a city with a core (Onitsha plus bordering towns) of 500,000-700,000 is a seven million person metro...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/On...28!4d6.8029404

Now back to the U.S, Houston is doing exceptionally well and were slowly catching up on Dallas. Now if we can somehow turn that growth into more high density inside the loop that would be good.

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