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View Poll Results: Who gets there first?
Boston 6 6.32%
Jersey City 10 10.53%
Minneapolis 18 18.95%
Washington D.C. 53 55.79%
None of them 8 8.42%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-03-2017, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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LA. Oh wait, thats right. LA never lost population!!!!!!
With a city of over 400+ land area, that's not really a big accomplishment. Boston and Washington DC were able to reach a population of over 800,000 with a land area of only 48 and 61 square miles. That's more impressive than Los Angeles never losing population.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:29 AM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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With a city of over 400+ land area, that's not really a big accomplishment. Boston and Washington DC were able to reach a population of over 800,000 with a land area of only 48 and 61 square miles. That's more impressive than Los Angeles never losing population.
You fail to grasp a vast amount of that land is uninhabited mountainous terrain, not fit for humans to live. And yet LA still manages to be more dense than Seattle. LA is straight beast mode. It will never have population loss in your life time.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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^ l.a. density: @ 8,500 ppsm.
boston density: @ 14,000 ppsm.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:03 AM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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LA. Oh wait, thats right. LA never lost population!!!!!!
Just stop. Many cities in the LA metro dropped population in the last census count. If you subtracted immigrants and their births in LA proper there is a significant drop. LA just isn't as popular as it used to be.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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LA's equivalent core area that's in the dozen of square miles had definitely lost population in the latter of 20th century. The good thing is that LA annexed a massive anount of land which were essentially its suburbs so the population count and municipal tax base never dropped. The other cities should have annexed like crazy, too, but for various reasons didn't or couldn't.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles & Houston
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Just stop. Many cities in the LA metro dropped population in the last census count. If you subtracted immigrants and their births in LA proper there is a significant drop. LA just isn't as popular as it used to be.
You do that for many cities (like NYC) and there would be a population drop...

LA is almost as popular as ever right now btw.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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You do that for many cities (like NYC) and there would be a population drop...

LA is almost as popular as ever right now btw.
Yes absolutely. New York, Chicago, LA, Miami. All have domestic outmigration. More Americans move out of LA than move in. It's just the reality. LA is still popular for immigrants for sure, but gone are the days where you have positive and domestic and international migration. I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing. It is what it is.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Just stop. Many cities in the LA metro dropped population in the last census count. If you subtracted immigrants and their births in LA proper there is a significant drop. LA just isn't as popular as it used to be.
LoL NO.

LA county is larger than ever too.
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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LoL NO.

LA county is larger than ever too.
Well the cities involves metro areas haven't lost population either, so let's just focus on these city propers and leave LA outta here.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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No chance DC gets there. They have the tightest building restrictions and singles/childless couples are displacing larger families. Jersey City is the only city that will reclaim peak population.
You know you are about that. DC is DINK heaven. Time will tell for sure.
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